Horojo Trio and JW Jones from Ottawa, Ontario Canada (blues & blues-rock), The Nova Scotiables, Calgary, Alberta Canada (celtic rock) and Ernesto Leon & His Band Of Blues Mexico City, Mexico (blues, blues-rock and rock)
From Mexico City, the Ernesto de Leon Band of Blues, with two Mexico legends of rock and blues together: Ernesto de Leon on vocals and lead guitar and Isidoro Negrete on harmonica. Joining them are Ernesto’s two very talented two daughters on bass guitar and drums. Check them out on YouTube. Recently were asked to be the opening act for blues and Woodstock legends, Canned Heat, in Mexico City.
Mexico’s Got Talent and we’re always proud to feature it.
Where Do You Want To Be In January 2021
You Can See The Performer Voted Best Blues Guitarist At The International Blues Challenge January 2020 Memphis Tennessee.
JW Jones, from Ottawa, Canada is an amazing blues guitarist…one of the best in the world. He’s Got The Ring, The Cup, The Votes Of The Judges To Prove It. Best Blues Guitarist At The Very Prestigious International Blues Challenge At Their Most Recent Event. January 2020. Performed On Big Stages Worldwide With Blues Icons Like Buddy Guy & Robert Cray & Many Others.
See You January 2021 in Ixtapa, Mexico When We “Isolate No More” With Your Full Care & Safety At The Highest Priority In Our Planning. Ticket Sales & Tour Group Signups (with Fest Pass included) Start August 1. Because of Covid-19 Safety, All Ticket Sales Will Have To Be Advance Only In 2021. Single Show Tickets, 1 Weekend Pass & A 3 Weekend Pass Available. Deadline For PreSale Is December 15, 2021.
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Over 10 Years Of Performing At Blues Festivals. 3 CD’s Of Originals & Covers. A Talented Multi-Instrumentalist. Performs in English & Spanish.
We’re Very Pleased To Announce Bluesman Juan Carlos Cortes Of Morelia, Mexico To Perform At Our “Isolate No More” Benefit Fest For Local Recovery January 2021. The TTC Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fest #4 (TTC=Tequila, Tacos & Cervezas)
Not Only Will We Support Local Business & Their Employees Severely Hurt By Covid-19 in 2021, We Will Also Continue To Support Our Ongoing Street Animal Rescue And Kids Development Causes We’ve Supported In Past Events.
In Addition To Staging Three Years of Fests And Other Events And Bringing Exceptional Talent And Great Music To Ixtapa-Zihua in Winter, With The Support Of Our Dedicated Fans, Organizers Have Been Able To Donate Over 170,000 Pesos To Causes. We’re Committed To Continue And Do Much More In The Future.
Follow This Site & Our Facebook Page To See All The Public Announcements Of Great Performers, Already Committed To Attend, As We Make Them, Over The Next Few Months. Tickets For The 3 Great Weekends Of The Fest And Tour Group Signups with Fest Pass Included Go On Sale August 1, 2020. Tour Groups from Canada, USA & Mexico Forming Now. It All starts January 15, 2021. We Assure You Your Care & Safety Is Job 1 For Us. Y
Tequila Rock & Blues Events In Ixtapa Continue With 2 Great Weekends Of Live Rock ‘n Blues Full Band Music Upcoming. Please Take A Look At Our Facebook Page And Check Out All The Great Music From Our First Two Weekends Of Live Rock ‘n Blues in Ixtapa, MX.
We’ve Got Much More Coming Up…With Proven Performers That Were Fan Favorites When We Last Had Them Here. But We’ve Improved Each Show As Well.
Two Nights Of The Doors Experience Show By The Crystal Ship Band With Greatest Hits Each Night But Also Different Great Album Cuts Each So It’s Like Being At Two Different Concerts. “I Danced All Night” and “As Close To A Doors Concert As I Could Have Expected” Were Comments From Two Years Ago. Vicente Contreras, our local 14-year-old guitar prodigy from Ixtapa-Zihua, opens the Show each night at 7:15 pm with his excellent Rock, Blues and Latino guitar stylings as you enjoy Dinner and your opening Drinks.
We Continue The Next Weekend On A High Note With The Return Of Chris Sanchez To Ixtapa. He’s Bringing His Blues Band and his Rock Friends As Well. Three Great Full Sets Of Live Band Music Each Night. The Bad Moon Rising Band Will Give You The Hits Of CCR, Stones, Beatles, Eagles And More. Victoria RZZ, lead singer of the Oralia Band, will give you more high energy Rock and Pop hits, “The Music of Our Lives” and Chris Sanchez and Band, along with Charly Blues, the master of the Blues Harmonica, will treat you to their uptempo rockin’ Chicago Blues music.
We start Friday night at 7:00 pm. At Villas Paraiso Hotel in Ixtapa. Be in your seats early. The one of a kind Blues Brothers Show comes on soon after. Vicente Contreras, teenage guitar prodigy from Ixtapa, Mexico, just before them on the lineup. Show Tickets or Dinner & A Show & Drinks Tickets Available At Midday At Villas Paraiso Hotel or Online at https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/
It’s on tonight as we launch Year III of the Blues & Rock Festival in Ixtapa in the awesome Villas Paraiso Hotel Rock Bar. Transformed overnight. Ready for many more great shows in the future. But today our only focus is in presenting you with one more great live music show of originals and covers of mostly up-tempo rock ‘n blues, with some jazz, soul, pop feel in some of the tunes. A great mix of music. A great list of performers from Mexico, Canada and USA tonight. Then it’s another show on Saturday, January 11 and another on Sunday, January 12. It’s a Festival, after all. It’s our first year for the Ixtapa Film Festival associated with the event. The Blues Brothers 1980 Movie Extended Version with added scenes is being shown today at 4:00 pm at Villas. Then the Blues Brothers ” one of a kind-it’s a can’t miss” show tonight and a lot more. Over 4 hours of live music, and lots of time for dancing. Bring your cameras and capture all the great memories for your friends and family who are stuck back in the cold weather. They’ll want to come for Year 4.
Our Tequila Blues & Rock Fest News Media Release Today Tells The Story Of Year III in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo. Plus The History Of The Fest. In English and Spanish.
Please Share This Public Information With Your Media Contacts, And Family and Friends. We Thank You Sincerely. For The Great Live Music…Classic Popular Films, For The Community, For The Deserving Kids And Street Animal Rescue Causes, For The Fun-Fun-Fun! We Come Together in Ixtapa-Zihua, 2020
Evelyn Rubio is coming to Ixtapa-Zihua, MX for Tequila Blues & Rock Fest Int. III To Support Our Causes And Bringing Great Blues & Jazz Classics & Originals With Her. See Evelyn January 17-19, at Orient Bay in Zihuatanejo. Are you coming too? We’re just days away now.
Our Special 3 For 2 Promotion Is Back-Get 1 Free Pass For Every 2 Purchased. But Only Until November 2 at 3:00 pm. Great Value for Great Live Blues & Rock Music In The Warmth With Friends, Family & Cold Drinks Nearby.
We’re Excited To Tell You About The Possibilities For Tequila Blues Explosion Fest III in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo January 2020. News Releases for download in English and Spanish below. Looking forward to seeing you on January 10 in Ixtapa-Zihua or even earlier at some of our other Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion events. Like our FB page to always get the latest news or follow us here. English News Release text below as well.
Tequila Blues Explosion Fests Ready To Return To Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo
Blues and Blues-Rock Explosion Weekend #3 Will Be Held In Mexico on January 10-12, 2020. Advance Tickets At Best Possible Value Ever On Sale Now-Price Increase June 1, 2019
Possible Second Weekend of Live Blues & Blues-Rock Music For January 17-19
We’re very pleased to announce the plans for the 3rd Tequila Blues Explosion Fest Event for the weekend of January 10-12, 2020 in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, stated festival organizer Bob Rempel.
Based on anticipated successful fundraising, new sponsorships and advance ticket sales over the next six months, we have an excellent roster of performers we are ready to present, he said. All have already agreed to perform. Many more are possible. Well known names, and newcomers, who are rising stars.
The great live music continues with appearances by Fest favorites Geoff and Chris Dahl, who will present their high energy truly amazing, The Blues Brothers show and a new one for 2020, their The ZZ Top show,
Tangerine from Mexico City, with the great blues-rock voice of Lorena Cabrera Bernal fronting, plus a keyboardist added to the four-piece band now, will feature tributes to Janis Joplin, and Led Zeppelin their specialties, but also Queen, AC-DC, Deep Purple, and others
Charlie Jacobson, highly versatile blues-rock and rockabilly frontman-vocalist, guitarist and showman will come from Canada. He impressed when he was last here
Isidoro Negrete Reynoso,one of Mexico’s finest blues-rock harmonica players, a legend in his country in fact, from Mexico City, will add that great harp feel to bring out the best in the blues songs
New for 2020 we have guitarist and vocalist Joe Brett from Ontario, Canada who is bringing his special Stevie Ray Vaughan (SRV) tribute show to Ixtapa.
Also joining the all star ensemble to make sure the special collaborations that Tequila Blues is becoming known for, truly amaze, is rock, blues and soul music Saxophonist Max Octava Maravilla of Mexico City, Mexico.
Returning to Ixtapa as well is vocalist and harmonica player Robert George now of Nelson, BC, but with his roots in the San Francisco music scene, so he is bringing his pal from the days of youth, multi instrumentalist Mike Billo with him. Mike has performed with and backed up blues greats such as John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Reed, and many others from San Francisco and all over the world. He plays the harmonica, bass and slide guitars, banjo, ukulele and dobro.
Rempel said Tequila Blues continues in discussions with a lengthy list of performers who have all expressed a serious interest in appearing at the Tequila Blues Fest and supporting our causes, and of course enjoying the great Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo weather and beaches in January as well. As do all our new and old visitors from away attending Tequila Blues Explosion events. “Come for the music stay for the beaches” is the long time slogan Tequila Blues slogan.
People such as blues and jazz vocalist and saxophonist Evelyn Rubio from Houston, originally from Mexico City, Kal David and Lauri Bono from Palm Springs, USA, Brent Parkin, Winnipeg, Canada, Zeppia a 3 piece power rock trio of two sisters and a brother from Mexico City, that features music from Black Sabbath, Grand Funk and much more, Bourbon Blues Ensemble from Leon, MX Fonzeca-Caja de Pandora Project, Monterey, MX, Andrew Parkhouse from Canada, Jimmy D. Lane, from Vancouver, B.C and originally Detroit, Austin Cane from Cleveland, USA and Rafael Tranquilino from Seattle, USA and originally from Mexico City.
Many are ideal candidates for our additional second weekend of great music if we attract the ticket sales and sponsorship we require for our first weekend, according to Rempel.
“We’ve tried to tell everyone connected and interested in growth for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo these past three years, Tequila Blues Explosion Fest originator, Bob Rempel said, that these kind of events are tourism magnets that many tourism focused communities in Mexico are hoping to develop or acquire to give them an edge to attract visitors. The kind of visitors with higher levels of spending that will really benefit a community in the highly competitive and somewhat stagnant tourism environment that currently exists in Mexico.”
Support from all sectors of the community, governments, and the fans, our ticket buying public will help create an ongoing music festival with a difference, for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo that will continue to grow every year. We hope that the next 6 months will show us everyone wants this for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and not let it go elsewhere, Rempel added.
Tequila Blues events are also fundraisers for the community. In the first two years over 120,000 pesos has been donated to a children’s orphanage near Zihuatanejo. In 2020 Tequila Blues Events, and our venue partners, with the support of the fans, will raise funds for children and schools in low income areas near Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, primarily assisting with technology shortfalls, and Animal Rescue work both in Ixtapa-Zihua and other parts of Mexico.
What’s new for 2020?
-New music venue partners who have agreed to help support fundraising and performer’s expenses: Smoke Shack Ixtapa plus adjacent businesses, and Villas Paraiso Hotel & Bar & Grill Ixtapa
-A Zihuatanejo event venue is being sought, and will be announced in the near future
-All Tequila Blues events will be Membership Only events. Membership will be a nominal amount and included in ticket prices in 2020. It signifies the way we wish to treat and deal with our fans in 2020 and in the future. Have them return every year as valued Tequila Blues members. And yes, “membership will have its privileges”.
-Musicians Geoff and Chris Dahl from Canada and Enrique Torres and Lorena Cabrera Bernal from Mexico (Tangerine) have agreed to serve both as music directors and technical advisors, assisting festival directors, to ensure we have the highest standard of performance and sound quality this year and in future years, at all venues, for the fans..
-All events will be sold by Advance Purchase only. Tickets must be in hand before the event. This will make ease of entry much more efficient for everyone and supports our membership only approach. Fans of live music Tequila Blues style performed in warm January weather in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo close to the near perfect beaches here, will have this marked in red on their calendar many months in advance we know, organizers said.
-Group purchases and group travel to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo for either the January 10-12 weekend, the January 17-19 weekend, or both, will be fully supported by Tequila Blues fest, the organizers announced. Put a group of 10 or more together from Canada, USA or Mexico and we will bend over backward to make your trip to Tequila Blues Explosion Fest a memorable one with great value. We are truly all about our slogan: “Come for the Music-Stay For The Beach”
-A free show by all the visiting musicians and performers for the evening of Thursday January 9, for all local residents of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and region, at a Central location, is under consideration. The support of a major sponsor, private or government, to help defray the costs of staging the event, will be essential however.
-Fest organizers will make their best efforts to incorporate additional events they organize into the Tequila Blues Explosion Fest as soon as possible, with growth every year. Events such as beach volleyball or ultimate frisbee (disc sports) tournaments, motorcycle and car club rallies, art and crafts show and sale, pet shows, and a pets in motion fun run/walk/bike event along the ciclopista with the family pet or your rescue dog or cat.