A Sampling Of The Great Live Music From Friday Night January 20 2023 In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico…One Amazing Night…Another Great Day And Night Today

Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fest returns to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo after a Covid pandemic forced absence. And it was an explosive amazing night to mark our return.

Here’s a fan shot video sample from the fabulous I’m A SoulMan Blues Brothers Tribute Show by Geoff and Chris Dahl of London, Ontario Canada. And below that is another fan shot video sample. Ixtapa, January 20 at Villas Paraiso Rock and Blues Bar (At Night) Restaurant by Day. Here’s Charlie Jacobson from Red Deer Alberta Canada. With Kristel Rodriguez on bass guitar and America Hernandez on drums. Both from Morelia, Mexico.

We Start The Live Rockin’ ‘n A Bluesin’ Tonight…Mexico Style…Tequila Mezcal Style…In Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise 2023…Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo

We Start The Live Rockin’ ‘n A Bluesin’ Tonight…Mexico Style…Tequila Mezcal Style…In Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise 2023…Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo

We’re At Villas Paraiso Hotel In Ixtapa Tonight! Live Music Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fest Style Returns. Our Mission: To Rock You Uptempo All Night With The Music Of Our Lives. 6:00 pm

Tonight Live Rock ‘n Blues Returns

It’s Game Day, It’s Rock Day. Still Good Seats Available For The Return Of Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Events & Fests After Two Long Years…For Those Of Us That Like To Rock…Live Up Close And Personal.

Don’t Miss Our Opening Moments As We Take A Moment To Remember The Pain And Hurt That Most Of us Felt During Covid Times When We Lost Dear Loved Ones Then We All Grab Our Tequila Sampler Glass And Say “Salud”

“We’re Still Standing is our Theme Song for our Return. Then you’ll hear the opening riff from Rock and Roll by Zeppelin or Hotel California by the Eagles or Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple. or Start Me Up by The Rolling Stones, or maybe even “I Love Rock and Roll:…and Blues by Joan Jett.

We’ve At Villas Paraiso Hotel Villas Paraíso and Ricardo’s Restaurante Villas Paraíso Gomez Ricardo in Ixtapa Tonight. Great Fest Style Dinner Buffet Specials and All Inclusive Drinks (beer, wine, tequila) both at 200 pesos each per person. Worth the price of admission for the All Inclusive Drinks package alone, we say.

Get Your Two (4,6,8, 10) Tickets To Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise, It’s Rockin’ in the Free World Time. https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/ Tonight!

We Will Rock You!

Start Us Up And We’ll Never Stop. The Stones Open Every Concert With This Song. Perfect!

Let Yourself Go!…Join Your Friends And Neighbors Who Are Selling Out The Venues For The Return Of Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fests

Folks, yes it is true, your friends and neighbors are getting it. Two Nights Of Great Performance And Different Music Each Night. The Best Two Nights Of Entertainment In Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise You’ll Have For A Long Time. Well, Until January 27 & 28 and 2024!

For Those About To Rock We Salute You: https://youtube.com/clip/UgkxU_GfGzJmOVyg5ebBbVS-ARgrfnj_B_ds (1 minute AC-DC live clip we love)

Ticket sales are brisk, we feel blessed that rock and blues lovers are getting it…the quality of the Shows coming up soon, and we are working on plans to get our Zihua friends over to Ixtapa on January 20 where we have a much larger venue. Plus we are looking at plans on how we can expand capacity in Zihuatanejo. And of course, we’d still love for you to attend both nights, because you’ll have “Double The Pleasure”. We promise!

The Performers

January 20 & 21 Fest Video

Ticket Sales continue today and Monday online at https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/ and Live in Person from the Venues’ Management. As well Fest Organizers will be available for purchases and or questions from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at Villas Paraiso Hotel in Ixtapa on Monday, January 16, and at Madana Bar and Restaurant in Zihuatanejo from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

So Many Great Blues & Rock Vocalists Coming To Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, Mexico January 27 & 28 For The Big Return Of Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Music Explosion Festivals…Today We Feature Torke Ross of Mexico City

We’ve been telling you about so many great blues and rock vocalists coming to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo for January 27 and January 28. We told you about Joseph Leal of Mexico City, we told you about Chris Ghidoni from Canada...the long list here and we’re still working on making it better.

Torke Ross of Mexico City is a big talent. A big heart. Great guy to work with. Ready to support always. Both Lead vocals and lead guitar. Bilingual. Classic Rock and Blues in Spanish or English. Everything from Doors and CCR covers, yes Kiss too to 3 Souls in Mind and more for popular Mexico rock. He’ll be performing with the Mexico City Supergroup and presenting Beatles, Stones , CCR and more great classic rock and blues music.

See videos here below from 2 performances on our stages.

Torke Ross on left. With Isidoro Negrete Reynoso and The Blues Machine. Isidoro also coming to Fest 2023 Second Weekend

Please Don’t Miss Torke and his Classic Rock and Blues music January 27 & 28. Ticketing Information at our Website. Advance online sales at https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/ Face to-face sales in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo start January 11 today. Details on our website.

We’ve Got No Fear In Calling The January 20 & 21 Live Rock ‘n Blues ‘n R&B Music In Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo The Best Entertainment Dollar Value You’ll Get All Season…It’s A Lineup Of Performers That Is Strong Top To Bottom…Today We Feature The Oralia Band

Up To 5 Hours Of Great Live Music And Fun And Dancin….Oh And Did We Say Tequila and Mezcal Sampling and Big 50-50 Draws And More.

We’ve Got No Fear In Calling The January 20 & 21 Live Rock ‘n Blues ‘n R&B Music In Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo The Best Entertainment Dollar Value You’ll Get All Season…It’s A Lineup Of Performers That Is Strong Top To Bottom…(The Soul Brothers Show and their high energy tribute to the music of The Blues Brothers-Charlie Jacobson and his Early Elvis Music & Much More Rock & Rockabilly, The Steely Band and Karen Melendez, with Great Classic Rock from Queen, to The Doors, to Zeppelin to Janis Joplin and More. Plus Today We Feature The Oralia Band.

The Oralia Band is one of Mexico’s best-kept secrets we think. Too secret. They are good, you just have to check out the video below. Great vocals from Victoria Ruzzek. Very professional musicians. And they bring a different flavor of music to our Stages. A great blend of Soul & R&B & Blues & Funk music from The Music of Our Lives which perfectly complement the classic rock and blues of our other performers.

Advance Tickets Are Available Now With Seating and Tables In Order Of Purchase. Limited Capacity Venues. Please Don’t Be Disappointed.

New Music New Set Lists Each Night. All Ticket Options At Festival Tickets on this site.

Buy Tickets for January 20 In Ixtapa at Villas Paraiso Hotel

Gold Single Ticket For The Show Or Fest Night Of Your Choice. Buy As Many As You Require For Your Group. Equivalent of 20 USD375.00 MXNTicket Only For Best Available Front Section Seating. Pass Holders Receive Priority. Not A Package. 2 Drink Minimum Or Food Order Required However. 400p on day of event
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

Buy Tickets for January 21 in Zihuatanejo at Madana Bar and Restaurant

Gold Single Ticket For The Show Or Fest Night Of Your Choice. Buy As Many As You Require For Your Group. Equivalent of 20 USD375.00 MXNTicket Only For Best Available Front Section Seating. Pass Holders Receive Priority. Not A Package. 2 Drink Minimum Or Food Order Required However. 400p on day of event
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

Always a fan favorite Charlie Jacobson from Canada is returning to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo beginning January 20 with new shows and great performances with rock and blues and rockabilly favorites.

Always a fan favorite, Charlie Jacobson from Canada is returning to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo beginning January 20 with new shows and great performances with rock and blues and rockabilly favorites.

We’ve told you about Charlie and his Chuck Berry homage presentation, we’ve told you about Charlie and his Early Elvis Era and Memphis Music presentation, at different times, all packaged together with fan favorites from his own original and cover songs from his 4 albums to date. Great videos in each of the links above.

He arrives on January 19, midday, so do The Blues Brothers Tribute, Geoff and Chris Dahl, so time for a special fun meet and greet at Madana Bar and Restaurant in Zihuatanejo and Villas Paraiso Hotel and Restaurant in Ixtapa. Before January 20 and 21 when we are very pleased to give you Charlie and his excellent local backing band of Kristell Rodriguez and America Hernandez, from Morelia, with full concert flavor. Plus jams and collaborations with all other performers throughout the evening.

Don’t miss Charlie live! He leaves it all on stage! With full-out performances creating new fans everywhere he plays. Buy Now.! Secure Your Seat and Table. Ticket information is below the Posters.

Full Ticket and Pass Options are Available At: Festival Tickets Page on this website: HTTPS://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/

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Buy Tickets For January 20 Show At Villas Paraiso Hotel in Ixtapa

Gold Single Ticket For The Show Or Fest Night Of Your Choice. Buy As Many As You Require For Your Group. Equivalent of 20 USD375.00 MXNTicket Only For Best Available Front Section Seating. Pass Holders Receive Priority. Not A Package. 2 Drink Minimum Or Food Order Required However. 400p on day of event
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

Buy Tickets For January 21 Show At Madana Bar and Restaurant in Zihuatanejo

Gold Single Ticket For The Show Or Fest Night Of Your Choice. Buy As Many As You Require For Your Group. Equivalent of 20 USD375.00 MXNTicket Only For Best Available Front Section Seating. Pass Holders Receive Priority. Not A Package. 2 Drink Minimum Or Food Order Required However. 400p on day of event
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

Navidad Fiesta, More Smiles For Kids, Madana Bar And Restaurant Zihuatanejo, Great Food And Drink…Yes Tequila And Mezcal Too, And Talking About The Upcoming The Blues Brothers 2 Shows…That Was Our Wednesday.

So we’re here this morning to report that the ad hoc fun lovin’ rock ‘n blues event organizers, The Paraiso Society, had some Great Food And Drink Last Night At Madana Restaurant and Bar in Zihua Centro Madana. Our little Navidad get together and face-to-face chat. And we had some great stuffed animals and toys brought in for our “More Smiles For Kids At Christmas” campaign too. Plus we talked about who is going to open and close the 3-4 hour evening. The Blues Bros mid-evening. A big announcement coming on the weekend folks!


Victor Manjarrez, owner-manager of Madana, and his excellent friendly staff treated us very well. We sat in the back room, the Show Room, where 50-60, more packed in and standing, will see their fabulous Blues Brothers Vegas Style Show on Saturday, January 21. Geoffrey Dahl and Chris Dahl from Toronto Canada region.
“Best date night, best two dates nights in a row ever”, said Sharon Ristau, partner to Ken Ristau and long-time key volunteers with us. “They do this show almost year-round in big theatres in Germany, she said, and they are real pros. And it’s great fun”


So Ixtapa at Villas Paraiso Hotel on Friday night January 20 to kick of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week. Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Events & Fests Villas Paraíso Gomez Ricardo Villas Paraíso
And then Zihua at Madana Madana January 21.
Different Music Each Night. Two Distinct Shows.

The Original Blues Brothers

As Sharon said, “I think folks will want to go to both for maximum fun.”

See The Blues Brothers Tribute Show in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo only on Friday and Saturday nights January 20 and 21. Advance Ticket Purchasers Get Choice Of Best Seating In Order Of Purchase.

Enjoy…A Blast From The Recent Past…Our Spirit Of Christmas Event In Mexico City December 2021 For The Street Animals Of CDMX…Video Below With Soundtrack That Includes Run Rudolph Run by Chuck Berry and Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano.

Enjoy! A Blast From The Recent Past…Our Spirit Of Christmas Event In Mexico City December 2021 For The Street Animals Of CDMX…Video Below With Soundtrack That Includes Run Rudolph Run by Chuck Berry, (Chuck Berry homage set for 2023 in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo) and Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano,, a perfect Christmas song in English and Spanish.

And You’ll See Many Of The Performers Who Supported Us Here With Us In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo In January 2023 And At Future Events Of Ours. Big Hearts…Big Love…Big Talent! More Great Videos From Our December 2021 Event In Mexico City At Our YouTube Channel

We’re going to help Kids in 2023 in the Ixtapa-Zihua region, but we continue with support for Street Animals Rescue with the focus of our support on medical treatment and neutering and shelter operations support.

Michele’s Coming Back For More Fun With Her Big Alaska Group For The Blues Brothers Show On The January 20 & 21 Weekend

Michele’s Coming Back For More Fun. Her and her big Alaska group had a great time at our January 2020 Event. It Was Michele’s Birthday Celebration.

But You Have Got To Check Out The Video To See What We Mean.

Are You A Fun In The Sun, Near The Beach With Great Live Music Of Our Lives Lover Too?

From The Video Description On Our YouTube Channel (Subscribe and See All New Performance And Promotional Videos)

“Michele’s Coming Back For The Big Reboot 2023 Events. Michele and her fun lovin’ Alaska group just got their tickets to the Blues Brothers Weekend Show on January 21 in Zihuatanejo. And the next weekend too. Join them! Our big Blues Brothers/Soul Brothers Vegas Style Shows that will get you dancin’ too, are in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, on January 20 and 21. If you’re looking for a great Friday night or a great Saturday night this is the place to be.

It’s Mexico And Fiesta And Fun Are Allowed…It’s Almost Mandatory! What Happens In….” With or Without Tequila Fun Happens! We Guarantee It!

Get Your Tickets And Passes Now To Join The Fun At Our Website Ticket Purchase Online Page or At Our AllEvents Tickets Site. Same Prices. Just Another Option For You. As Always We’d Be Pleased To Answer Any Questions About Ticketing Or Others Aspects Of The Events. All the Info Is At The Top Of Our Website. Our Phone Is Whatsapp messaging as well. Let’s Rock! Let’s Rock Mexico And The Beaches!

You Asked For More Ticket Purchase Choices And You Asked For Another Online Ticket Sale Venue…We’ve Got Both For You Now

We’ve added two more ticket purchase options for you. Check it out by clicking the link.

Now you can purchase Tickets only for the Events…with the proviso that Package Purchasers always get priority seating and tables in the front and front middle sections of the Venue, A 2-drink purchase or minimum food order purchase per ticket holder is still required, however, so we can support our venue partners and their businesses who are supporting us.

Are You Ready To Rock & Blues Rock? Guarantee Yourself A Seat And Table. Or If You’re So Inclined Guarantee Yourself Your Standing Room. Buy ASAP. As We’ve Told You Before Small Venues Make For More Fun With A Great Vibe, But They Don’t Reward Procrastination. It May Sell Out Early.

And we’ve added another Online Ticket Venue. AllEvents is based in the USA. One more to come. Boletopolis based out of Mexico City. All lead to the same great music and fun each night.

Check out the New Ticket Purchase Site

Each Night Is New Music At Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fest & Shows…It’s How We Program Our Event…And We Guarantee It!

Many questions about the Schedule and which night will be the Best. I’d say January 28 is can’t miss if you put a “gun to my head” as the saying goes, but really the message has to be “Each Night Is New Music” And our Guarantee Is, “If You Hear Two Songs The Same By The Same Performer or Group On Two Different Nights, We’ll Buy You A Beer Or The Drink Of Your Choice” Jams and Collaborations excepted of course. That’s our time for “Best Of The Fest” music.

Just tellin’ it like it is. Some misunderstanding about how this all works. See you any night for maximum fun and enjoyment.

We’re Going Back To A Great Ixtapa Venue That Has Owners Who Care About Community And Causes And Love To Rock And Blues Rock

We Announced Our Zihuatanejo Venue, Madana, two days ago here. Today To Tell You We’re Going Back To A Great Ixtapa Venue That Has Owners Who Care About Community And Causes And Love To Rock And Blues Rock. Big Hearts Just Like Our Performers.

The Poolside Stage option at Ricardo’s Restaurante. We also have a Restaurant/Bar Stage Option.

Ricardo’s Restaurant and Bar in the Villas Paraiso Hotel. Our Gracious Hosts. Ricardo Gomez Jr and his Life & Business Partner, Judd Perez, and Ricardo Gomez Sr. (Link Here To Earlier Post With Map…The Event Entrance Is Across from the Oxxo beside Emilios in Ixtapa, And Beside Ixtapa Palace)

Our Co-Chairs Were Out And About. Ken Ristau is out on a fishing trip, he’s quite the expert by now on fishing here, but he promised to come back with a Great Fishing Trip deal with his recommended Captain and Boat for anyone who buys a Ticket or Passes to one of our 2023 Events. Watch for it! Aury Palacios is out visiting her 97-year-old father past Lazaro and doing some of her own Viva la Vida stuff…the longevity of many Mexicans amazes me. The Tequila and Mezcal maybe?

Wanted to keep moving forward. So off I (Bob Rempel) went to Ricardo’s Friday morning during his busy breakfast period. Got the Banners over there, got them up, and got some great photos of the banners and the venue for you. See the Gallery Below.

Feeling the urgency to get the word out to all the tourists now that will be visiting during our January or are thinking about it. Beach, Warm Weather, Cold Drinks. Rockin’ Blues & Rock. In January When It’s Cold Everywhere Else. What’s Not To Like?

Counting down the days quickly now until our first show Friday, January 20 at Ricardo’s place at Villas Paraiso before we head over to Madana Restaurant and Bar for a big Saturday night in Zihua on January 21. New music each night. No show is repeated. Unique events Can’t say that enough. View The Schedule Of Events,, When And Where Here.

Festival Tickets and Festival Passes In Full Package Format Are Online At This Link. Buy Festival Tickets and Passes Now. Seating Choices And Tables Are First Come First Served. Smaller Venues. We’ve Told You That Before. Get You and Your Group Near The Dance Floor And Near The Stage By Acting Now.

Charlie Jacobson is a fan favorite and he’s coming back to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo with a special Chuck Berry homage and his own music.

Charlie creates fans and friends wherever he plays. On stage, he is the consummate showman with his lead guitar playing. He already has the Chuck Berry duckwalk down pat. His guitar and music skills are top of the line. Also a sought after lead guitar session musician, and a multi-instrumentalist, he came from a music-performing family. Learned to play and perform at an early age. It shows on stage.

He’ll be here for the Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fest, our 2023 Big Reboot, for the Fest Weekend January 27-29, 2023. Don’t miss his Chuck Berry, Johnny B. Goode Show, and much of his own music too. Charlie and 50-60’s Rock and Rockabilly Music are a natural combination. And Blues too. His version of Muddy Water Blues is excellent.

We’re hoping his schedule might allow us to add him as well to the Shows Weekend, one week previously. Let him collaborate with Geoff and Chris Dahl, The Blues Brothers, excellent musicians in their own right, and with Marc Lopez, our Crooners performer. We’ll let you know soon.

Here’s Charlie on stage in Ixtapa 3 years ago. With Evelyn Rubio, Geoff and Chris Dahl, and Gil Gaidola. All great friends of the Fest, Big Hearts…we love them all. The Magical Nights are coming back friends!

Great Blues & Rock Bar-Small Room-Big Fun Venue For Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fest and Shows

We met with Victor Manjarrez of Madana Restaurant and Bar yesterday in Zihua Centro to officially kick off our partnership. We love his positive ‘let’s do this’ attitude. We love the venue. Members of our organizing committee enjoyed some great food and drink there last night as well. We’re excited about our new partnership

In the photos: Key members of The Paraiso Society, our local organizing group, Ken Ristau of Kelowna, BC Canada and Zihuatanejo, Mexico, and Aury Palacios of Ixtapa, Mexico, here with Victor Manjarrez, owner-manager of Madana Restaurant and Bar in Zihuatanejo in the middle and beside Bob. Bob Rempel, chairperson, of The Paraiso Society, from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, and Ixtapa, Mexico on the right.

Small Room, Small Stage. In back. Big Vibe. Blues and Rock Bar Feel. A Great Place to “Come Together”. A perfect place for our brand of up-tempo rock and blues music and folks having fun dancing and clapping along. Right now is the perfect time for your Advance Tickets and Passes to guarantee you and your group get Tables and Chairs. Front section seating near the stage and dance floor in order of purchase

We’re at Madana on Saturday, January 21 for our Saturday Night Special Date & Party Night Blues Brothers Show and a whole lot more, Sunday, January 22 for our Mexico’s Got Talent Showcase-yes we’re accepting local performers now…talk to us or Victor, and Friday, January 27 for the opening night of the Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Festival with all Fest Performers.

Small room in the back. Small stage, We’ll all be jammed in for our brand of uptempo rock and blues and we wouldn’t want it any other way. Small room! Big fun. And another stage at the front of the restaurant that we can use for the overflow crowd.

If you’re asking where it is, it’s about halfway between the Basketball Court and the Pier with Playa Principal very nearby. And of course, you can find it on any Map online or check out our recent Post about Venue locations here at this site.

Watch for our next Post on venues, when we visit Ricardo’s Restaurant and owner-manager Ricardo Gomez Jr. at the Villas Paraiso Hotel in Ixtapa, our Ixtapa venue.

It’s The Day After The Release Of Our Official Promo Video 1.0 For Ixtapa-Zihua Rocks Week And All Our Big Hearted Performer Stars Have Walked The Red Carpet…

Folks Are Loving The Video And The Soundtrack. On A Roll is the song. Appropriate. We are.

Have you seen it yet? Here Below

More News From Us. Made Some Schedule Additions. See Them All Here.

January 22 is now Mexico’s Got Talent Showcase in Zihuatanejo at Madana Restaurant & Bar. January 26 at Ricardo’s Restaurante & Bar In Ixtapa. Performances and Jams and Collaborations. We’re Inviting All Local And Regional Mexican Performers Who Can Rock A Crowd To Get On Stage With Us. Yes, We Are Still Looking For That Local/Regional Act That Can Join Us At The Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Fest on the January 27-29 Weekend.

Plus We’ve Declared Friday, January 27, the opening night of the Festival as British Columbia and Alberta day. Home provinces of David Gogo and Charlie Jacobson. If you’re from B.C. or Alberta, we’ve got a Special Merch Promotion and Extra Tequila Sample for you that day. Saturday is Rest Of Canada (Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Maritimes) day for Chris Ghidoni from Manitoba and all the other great folks from Canada. Same benefits. And Sunday is USA and Mexico Day. Who Will Bring The Biggest Crowd? Who Will Represent Best?

Much More News To Come As We Countdown The Days To The Opening Day, January 20. The Blues Brothers Tribute Show by Geoff and Chris Dahl is all set and our great friends of our Fest and of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo already have their plane tickets in hand. But more news on the first weekend soon. It’s going to get even better.

Are You Ready To Rock Yet? Festival Pass and Tickets Packages Now On Sale Here At Our Ticket Page. Limited Seating And Tables. Please Book Early!

Tasting and Sampling And Toasting…It’s All Part of Festing And Celebrations We Say

Tasting and Sampling And Toasting…It’s All Part of Festing And Celebrations We Say. Our Tequila, Tacos, y Cervezas Festival the TTC, also the Go Mexico Tequila & Beer Sampling & Tasting Fest. Add Beaches, Warm Weather, Cold Drinks Of Your Choice, Great Causes, and Excellent Rock ‘n Blues Music. For The Fun Of It All. For Feelin’ Alive! For Viva la Vida! Can You Say Yes To This? Click Play You’ll See What We Mean!

Show Me The Posters We Heard You Say…I Want To Go Mexico, On My Farewell To Winter Tour 2023

I Think We Heard You Say Poster Me, Show Me The Lineup, The Shirts! For Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico, January 20-29, 2023. Rock ‘n Blues Festing January 27-29. Vegas Style Rock . Blues & R&B Shows January 20-21. More!

Gallery Below:

Who Do You Want To See Most Live? From Our 2023 Lineup And Shows? Please, In The Comments.

Music First Always! For Us.

But You Could Also Say You Are Coming For A Big Friends and Familly Celebration, Or The Tequila Sampling, Or The Arts & Crafts Show And Sale, The Love Unlimited Exposition Displays, Or The 60-40 And Tequila Bottle Per Night Jackpots. Or Music And Dancing! We’re Not Judging!

Fun, Fun, Fun, In The Warmth Near The Beaches, Always For The Cause(s)

Please Share To All Who You Know Love To Have A Great Time And Feel Alive!

And There Will Also Be Our New 2023 Fest And Shows Promo Video Coming Very Soon.

Announcing Your Farewell Tour…Farewell To Winter Tour 2023 That Is…Go Mexico…Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejojo…Go Rockin’ ‘n Bluesin’

Fest Pass Packages Selling Well. Don’t Miss Out. Limited Seating And Tables. Get Up Close And Personal. That’s The Beauty Of Our Mexico Events. Go Here For Ticket Packages Now. Watch for more Promo Short Reels Introducing Our Performers And Shows.

You May Only See Them Together One Time…Our Mexico City Supergroup Presenting The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones Classic Rock Challenge.

Beatles Songs then Rolling Stones Songs, Same Set, Then Add In Some Other Famous Classic Rock Songs And You’ve Got Great Music You Know And Love All Weekend. January 27-29, 2023 Only In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico. And All Our Other Performers Are Wanting To Get In On The Act. In Their Sets. In The Sunday Jams and Collaborations. Who Doesn’t Love Beatles and Rolling Stones Music? Fest Pass And Ticket Packages With Guaranteed Best Seating And Table Now On Sale. Limited Seating, especially in Zihuatanejo…not making this up friends.

The Mexico City Supergroup….They Need A Name…The Rockin’ Chilangos maybe?

We’ve Put Together A Great Supergroup We Truly Believe. We Saw Three Of Them Perform With Us At Our December 2021 Big Hearts For Street Animals One Day Fest Event In Mexico City: Torke Ross, Carlos Rodriguez Chavez, and Eduardo Resendiz (Jagger Stone Stage Name). And Then We Added A Good Friend Of Our Fests & Events from the past, vocalist and multi-instrumenalist Joseph Leal, whose band The Folks, performs Beatles songs in tribute. Adrian Macotela, lead vocalist and drummer of Desfasados was scheduled to come as well, but a new job has just recently forced him to withdraw for this time. We are pleased to tell you we have added Max Najera, drummer for The Rockets, on drums for the Supergroup. And the blues harmonica maestro of Mexico, also from Mexico City, Isidoro Negrete Reynoso, will contribute harmonica breaks on selected songs. Maybe we need a Mexico City saxophone player too?

So many Beatles and Rolling Stones songs you know and love that you’ll hear live, but for fun today let’s add some a Beatles and Rolling Stones song here in video. Beatles doing a Chuck Berry song, and the same for The Rolling Stones. Both idolized Berry. So that leads us to tell you that you can also get Chuck Berry in Tribute at our Fest on that weekend with a Special Show we have so set up. Charlie “Call Me Chuck” Jacobson of Canada with his “Johnny B. Goode” Tribute Show To The Music Of Chuck Berry. The roots of modern Rock and Roll.

Chuck Berry did it first. And he wrote it.
The Rolling Stones first single. By Chuck Berry.

See You In January In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico For The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones Challenge and some great Chuck Berry music too.

Here’s What We’re Telling News Media About Our Go Mexico Tequila Rock and Blues Events 2023…Going Out To The World Today

Download and Read The English Version Here

Download and Read The Spanish Version Here

The Full Text Of Our Release (English)

It’s The Same In Spanish or English. Rockin’ Fun Near The Great Beaches In The Warmth. Paraiso!

The Official Countdown To Kickoff To Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week January 20-29, 2023 Has Begun…It’s The Big Reboot Of Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Events & Fests

November 15, 2022, Our Contact Info (Social Media At End)

Contact: Bob Rempel, Managing Chairperson. Residence & Office Address: Ixtapa-Zihua, Mexico. 

Phone/W.A:+52 755 101 5989  Emails: tequilabluesfest@gmail.com & bobrempel@gmail.com  

Website: https://tequilabluesrock.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests/ 

The Washington Post recently called Ixtapa “The City of Music” and we’ll make that even more truthful. We’re bringing back an event that started in 2018, that Covid derailed just as it was gaining good momentum.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2022/03/17/mexico-acapulco-zihuatanejo/

Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fest & Shows is back on the tracks for 2023 in Mexico, in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, where it was first held.. Organizers are calling it The Big Reboot 2023 and bringing back fan favorites from previous years and some great new performers.  Seventeen performers from other parts of Mexico and another 5 from Canada and the USA.

It’s part of the rebranded Go Mexico Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fests.  And part of their designated Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week January 20-29, 2023.  Part of the City of fMusic so aptly dubbed by the Washington Post Travel Columnist. Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo: “Winter Rock and Blues Paradise!”  is their theme for 2023.

Event organizers are encouraging all Bars Restaurants and other Businesses to get in the promotion to make this one great Live Music and Fest Food extended week, in addition to all the shows and events they themselves will be presenting. 

Volunteer organizer Bob Rempel said “the purpose when our little take action group of folks from Canada, Mexico, and the USA first began, we call ourselves The Paradise Club,  was to create another fun music event for local residents and a destination event for new visitors.  There was a hole in the winter Calendar to fill and we saw a need for an event that featured classic and contemporary rock and blues and jazz.”

Organizers openly admit Covid hit them hard just like it did most Mexican businesses and events.  “We have to learn to walk again, said Rempel with a smile,  “rebuild our customer base, and attract new visitors here at the same time.  Then the dancing and rocking can return”

“Who is it for,” we asked Rempel who leads the all-volunteer group of folks from Canada, the USA and Mexico.  “It’s for those who love uptempo rock ‘n blues ‘n even jazz rock…love to dance, if you love jams and collaborations…songs you know and love in English and Spanish.  An international lineup of performers will be here for the event he said.

 “It’s a project of partners, including performers, taking action, without any public sector support or involvement”, he is quoted as saying on their website:  Tequilabluesrock.com  All Big Hearts, he said.  

The events direct all profits, after the successful staging of the Event, and donations from fundraising activities like 60-40 draws at the events, to local and national causes. They continue to actively support local “Street Animal Rescue with an emphasis on neutering and medical treatment, which began in 2020. and will also direct some funds to Children, and local Hunger and Education Projects for Youth and Music Education

Some key highlights of the 2023 And Future Events:

-Events will be held at Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa bar and restaurant partner venues.  In Zihuatanejo at Madana Cocina International in Zihua Centro, and in Ixtapa at Ricardo’s Restaurante and Bar at the Villas Paraiso Hotel.  Madana is new for 2023. There will also be smaller fundraising House and Pool Concerts during the week.

-Seventeen performers from other parts of Mexico will be at the Events, plus 5 from Canada and the United States.  Vegas Style Shows on the first weekend with live rock and blues as well, and the Blues and Rock Festival on the following weekend. 

-Headliners include internationally known blues-rocker David Gogo with 17 albums to his credit and recent 2022 appearances at the Calgary Bluesfest and the Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas and The Blues Brothers/Soul Brothers Vegas Style Show by Geoff and Chris Dahl who perform it almost year-round in Germany.

-A special For All Ages Kiss in full Tribute concert and party Saturday night at 10:30 pm after a full night of rock and blues Festing. With Mexico City’s The Rockets.

-One local or regional performer or group will be given a chance to appear with the visiting international performers.  Mexico’s Got Talent Showcases which will be held between January 20 & 26, prior to the main Festival, have been a part of our events since we started said Rempel.  

-Local artists and crafts people will be given opportunities to display and sell their artwork and crafts at the Festival.

-The shirt and merchandise theme for 2023 is “Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Winter Rock and Blues Paradise”  Something we know that everyone who comes to visit Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo describes it as:  “Paraiso!”  ‘We live it, we believe in it, we’re pleased to introduce it for 2023 and we’re sticking with it for future events as well”, said Rempel.   (Image below)  

-A free admission event for all will be held on Thursday, January 26 to select the local band or performer for the Festival as part of Mexico’s Got Talent Showcase, an event the Fest initiated in 2018 as well,  and to introduce some of the weekend’s Fest Performers.

-Organizers have implemented some great Festival Pass all-inclusive purchase incentives for 2023.  They have packaged a 2024 Festival Pass with all Festival Passes purchased for 2023.  The perfect 2 for 1 or BOGO they call it. Two Fests in One Purchase.  Organizers have already booked several great performers for their 2024 Event and this is one way to keep the momentum going and build larger and larger audiences. Plans for 2024 are to add a Film Festival as well.

Social

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@tequilabluesrock (Many Performance and Promotional Videos From Past Events)

Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/besties_formexico/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mxbluesrockfest

Spotify:  2023 Performers Playlist:  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3w9leEsw3dxFbqAfAnip3T?si=5cf28adafa2644cb

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user131153940  (More Performance and Promotional Videos)

More Information: (From The Cutting Room Floor)

-Earlier we told you we have added Charlie Jacobson (click link for article) to an excellent lineup of International and Mexican performers. Plus a new in homage Show, The Chuck Berry Tribute. We’ve told you earlier about our Beatles vs The Rolling Stones Challenge…Beatles and Rolling Stones music and other memorable classic rock songs from the Music of our Lives, every day of the Fest. And we are very proud to say we will feature a special 3 Kings Tribute (B.B., Albert, Freddie) that is can’t miss for a blues and blues-rock lover. Unique with us. All of our Concept Tribute Shows in fact.

-In 2023 we will partner with the good folks at Madana Cocina International, a great restaurant and bar, halfway between the basketball court and the Pier, to hold two paid admission events in Zihuatanejo. One with The Blues Brothers Tribute and Marc Lopez on January 21 and one with the Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Festival on January 27. The Ixtapa Venue will be Ricardo’s Restaurante and Bar at the Villas Paraiso Hotel where we have had successful events in the past,

-All Events will be with dinner included and an optional drinks package. Buy one ticket…in advance only, and leave your wallet in your pocket is the plan. We’ll try to make it work well. Fest Tickets with Dinner and Drinks pricing and availability will be posted on our Website in a few days. Click Here

-The Zihuatanejo Venue holds only 50 jam-packed, and the Ixtapa venue is 100. All packages must be purchased in advance if you want a table and seating. Small Rooms for 2023…Less Is More…everybody smiling, feeling the vibe, and getting to know each other. Our approach for 2023. We cannot guarantee that there will be any last-minute tickets available at the door. Regulations may prevent any more folks from being squeezed in. Or we’re just sold out.

-We are working on plans to hold 3 Up Close and Personal Fundraising House Concerts. All will be in Ixtapa at a Private Residence near the Golf Course. They will be on January 23, 24, 25. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. A maximum of 40 people all have fun and come together. All-inclusive events or BYOB and Food (corkage and ice fee charged). We’re delaying a final decision on that for a couple more weeks but you’ll know more soon, we promise. About the House Concert Performers and the Food And Drink Options.

-The Kiss Army is alive and well everywhere in Mexico and internationally. Very pleased to tell you that The Rockets, a Kiss Tribute band from Mexico City, will join us on Saturday, January 28, in Ixtapa, at about 10:00 pm for a special party-like concert. Cubetazos (beer buckets) at Beer Fest prices of course, Their show begins only after a full evening of Rock ‘n Blues. Starting time on Saturday will be 6:00 pm. Normal start time for all events is 7:00 pm. Coming To Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. Saturday night just got a whole lot better for anyone who loves to Rock.

-Saturday, January 28, is also the date when we plan to have the David Gogo Concert. Within a Fest. Our main headliner. He deserves a longer set and of course, he may invite many other of our Fest performers to join him on stage. You’ll see David at other times of course, but not in a longer concert format on Saturday night.

-All that, and an Arts and Crafts Show and Sale as well.

-Lot more to tell you about as we now move forward after our official launch today. The new Dinner, Drinks, and Festival Ticket Pricing is Coming In A Few Days. (Up Now: At https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets ) Want to be first in line for the Small Rooms Shows in Zihua particularly? Send us a message with your email from the chat app on this site or send an email to “tequilabluesfest@gmail.com” All our contact info is at the top of the Home page here on this site. We’d be very glad to answer all your questions and hear your comments

-We remain a small group of dedicated volunteers, ready to take action, bringing the music we love to Mexico, and creating great destination events for all. We use a social enterprise business model in which any profits after the staging of the events are donated to specific local causes. Our track record since 2018 in donations and community impact is outlined in more detail here on this site. Search “community or “cause”. There are no public funds or support of any kind from governments or the public sector involved in the project. Just want to make that clear. A project of partnerships.

Organizers donate the profits of the event after the costs of staging it.  Fundraising in various ways will continue throughout the events, however, fans will have no obligation or pressure.  The main one, which we first started supporting in 2020, is Street Animal Rescue. Support for Medical Treatment.   In addition, fans will be given an opportunity to vote on additional causes and organizations that they wish us to support