World-class saxophone player, guitarist, and blues rock vocalist Mike Clark says Yes “I Want To Go Mexico-Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo January 21-29, 2023” Headliner Bio!

For The Big Reboot/Relaunch Of Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fests…Fun In The Sun When It’s Cold Everywhere Else…Always For Great Causes. See Below For More On Our Causes. And Watch For More Bios In The Days And Weeks Ahead. We’re Excited About The Great Performers We’ve Got Coming And The Show Concepts We’re Presenting.

Mike Clark, Great Attitude, Big Heart, Ready To Help, Big Multi-Dimensional Talent With Saxophone (Every Fest Needs A Good One), Plus An Excellent Blues-Rock Vocalist And Guitar Player Too. And Talent Scout Too. He Turned Us On To The Great Under The Radar (So Far) Talent That Is Guitar Slinging Female Blues & Rock Vocalist Chris Ghidoni Who Will Join Us Too. The Namesake Mikey’s On Twelfth In Calgary, Alberta Canada, He Knows A Thing Or Two (And More) About Creating Great Jams And You Know We Love To Feature Jams And Collaborations At Our Fest. Especially on Sundays.

Say Hello To Mike Now And Then Please Come And Say Hello To Him Live Up Close And Personal January 21-29, 2023 In Mexico. Rock and Blues Explosions Fest January 26-29, 2023. Vegas Style Shows January 21 & 22 with Jersey Boys and The Soul Brothers-Blues Brothers Tribute. Plus Jazz & Jazz Rock Too The First Weekend.

Title Track of Mike’s 2021 Album, Devil’s Playground

From Mike’s Bio

“Mike Clark is one of Alberta’s preeminent Saxophone Players”                                      – Holger Petersen, host of CBC Radio’s Saturday Night Blues 

“World-class, Alberta-based songwriter, recording artist, and producer Mike Clark is a staple on the music scene in his home province and across Canada, as well as internationally as a horn section member of Tommy Castro’s Revue on the  Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruises.  

While Mike is best known for his work as a saxophonist, he’s also an accomplished guitarist and singer who most often leads his own group, the Mike Clark Band. He’s also an in-demand sideman and studio session player. The busy musician owns his own club, Mikey’s on Twelfth in Calgary, a hot spot for music in the city. 

Mike has released 5 full-length CDs, Saxman (2003), Clarkology (2004), Forever People (2017), Porch Sessions (2010), and his latest, Devil’s Playground (2020). All feature Mike’s original songs along with a few choice covers. All have received extensive airplay in Canada. 

The Mike Clark Band has appeared at Calgary International Blues Festival, Regina and Saskatoon Midwinter  Bluesfest’s, North Country Fair, Pembina Nights, Calgary’s Bluezha Paloozha Blues Circus, and at notable clubs such as Blues on Whyte, Buds on Broadway, the Blues Can, and of course his own popular club, Mikey’s on Twelfth (where they host their famous Saturday jam), among them. 

Mike has received 4 nominations for the Maple Blues Horn Player of the Year, and was voted Sax Player of the Year for the Calgary Blues Music Association awards on two occasions. The Mike Clark Band was selected to represent southern Alberta at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, and Mike performed with the Tommy Castro &  the Painkillers on the LRBC (2020, 2022).” 

Music Links

Mike Clark Band 

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063819781065

Promo Video 

Devil’s Playground – Release Party 

Mike with Tommy Castro and the Painkillers on LRBC in 2020 

More On Our Causes:

In 2023 We Continue To Support Street Animal Rescue in Mexico And Have Taken On The Challenge Of Supporting For What We Call Street Kids Rescue-Helping Kids In Need, One By One, With Food, Shelter, Education, School Clothing, and Such. To Help Them Realize Their Full Potential.

We Have Also Committed To Raise Funds For A New “School Of Rock” Based Out Of Zihuatanejo’s Cultural Centre, and Working In The Region With Good Teachers And Equipment To Create Talented Future Rockers. So That Means Clinics At Every Fest And Event Too With Some Of Our World Class Talent.

Plus, Where We See An Opportunity If Possible We Want To Help Ukrainian War Refugees In Mexico. We’re Warred Out, To Turn A Phrase. Let’s Help If We Can Is Our Thinking.

David Gogo Says I Want To Go Mexico Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo And Create Some Blues-Rock Explosions At The Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Fest January 26-29, 2023…Announcing Our Headliner

David Gogo of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, world-class blues rocker, is coming back to Mexico, to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo to headline our 2023 Fest and help us reboot Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festivals & Events. He was with us in 2018 in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo when we first launched our Blues & Rock Events as part of an all-star band. “Not enough of David performing”, we heard a lot. So now he returns to Headline the 2023 Fest and gets us relaunched. We’re thrilled to tell you this, thrilled to have him back. A Big Heart of the finest variety with great support for the Kids and Animal Causes we help.

David Gogo Montreal Jazz Festival 2016, Bell Canada Stage

David Gogo’s current bio info (Spotify):

David Gogo is a six-time Juno Award Nominee and a three-time recipient of ‘Guitarist of The Year” at the Maple Blues Awards. Gogo’s accreditations further extend to accolades such as ‘Musician of The Year’ at the West Coast Music Awards, ‘Blues Recording of the Year’ at the Western Canadian Music Awards; and The Great Canadian Blues award. Now, the veteran Canadian bluesman David Gogo has released his sixteenth full-length album ‘Silver Cup’. This acoustic affair was recorded at Gogo’s home with longtime friend Steve Marriner, who produced and performed on the album. Silver Cup arose during the COVID pandemic and subsequent shutdown of live music as Gogo found time to reflect on his life, heritage, and career.

The album’s thematic ties to Gogo’s lineage are evident within songs such as Silver Cup’s title track, which took inspiration from an antique cup made in the 1800s and passed down to him by his 95-year-old grandmother. The titular silver cup’s history spans back to Gogo’s Great, Great, Great Uncle, James McKay. McKay, who is now renowned as a Métis Builder of Canada, began as a trapper and guide before eventually becoming involved in the negotiations of Treaties 1 through 5. Further, McKay held several positions with the newly formed Province of Manitoba, including dealings with Louis Riel. As this family heirloom led Gogo to better connect and engage with his storied family history, its symbolic nature acts as the perfect focal point for Silver Cup.

Great in jams and collaborations which we love and so do our fans, and quiet and friendly and down-to-earth as a person, we couldn’t have asked for a better Headliner to step up and say “Yes, I want to Go Mexico-Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo And Create Some Great Blues & Rock Explosions” Are you ready to join David? Hey it’s cold everywhere else at that time, isn’t it? January 26-29, 2023. Fun in the Sun, The Music of Our Lives For Great Local Causes…Street Animals, Street Kids, More. Details of the David Gogo Fans Excursion Package to be announced very soon.

Yesterday we announced many other great International performers for our weekend Festival. See it Here. The combination of all live on stage is the magic and great memories only created once. Go Mexico-Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.

Our previous announcements for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week January 21-29, 2023. We announced 2 Big Vegas Style Shows each night for the opening weekend January 21 and 22, Day 1 Check It Out Here, We announced our Mexico’s Got Talent Showcase public concert at Zihuatanejo Centro on Thursday, January 26 on Day 2…Check It Out Here. On Day 3…Check It Out Here, We Announced Our Venues For Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week for January 21-29, 2023. On Day 4 We Announced Jazz and Jazz Rock For The Opening Weekend. A Separate Show. Check It Out Here.

Day 5 of Announcements For Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week, the Go Mexico-Go I-Z Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festival. January 21-29, 2023 Let’s Talk Performers.

Day 5 of Announcements For Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week, the Go Mexico-Go I-Z Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festival. January 21-29, 2023. Some of the Performers. Two of the Shows. By the way links to all previous announcements are at the end of this post.

Today it’s about some of the Music. More Music info manana. Still on our list to tell you about, and we’ll get to it soon: the Artisan’s & Artists Display & Market, the Taco-Tequila-Cerveza Food & Drink Wars (all for fun and satisfied taste buds of course, and the inaugural 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. More Rock ‘n Run and Beach Games in the future too. A Documentary is in the works, Of course, excellent pro-quality videos of every song performed at the Fest.

As well very important for all of our Volunteers who put their heart and soul and perspiration into the Event The Causes. Who, What we’re helping in 2023. Who the Performers are playing for? Who you are dancing for. Sharing the moments with friends and family. Buying 60-40 Tickets for. (our new and improved 50-50 draw)

Two Show Concepts Below But First Today We Tell You About Two Performers From Canada That Will Join Us. One is a lead guitar-slinging female vocalist from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada who we are proud to present to you as an Emerging Star. Chris Ghidoni. The second is a well-known name in the Calgary and Western Canada Blues Rock Scene. Mike Clark on lead vocals and saxophone. Big Hearts, Big Talent, we’re very pleased to present them to you.

We’ve been telling you about two Show concepts for months already. Both are good enough that you should consider making the trip from Canada and USA or elsewhere in Mexico for them.

For Blues & Blues-Rock Lovers: The 3 Kings Tribute Show: Spread Over 3 Days We Pay Tribute To The Music of Blues Legends, B.B. King, Albert King, and Freddie King with approximately 8 songs from each. Performed by the Chris Sanchez Blues Band of Morelia Mexico. Chris was born and schooled in blues guitar in Chicago, USA. With keys, harmonica, and a 3 piece horns section. And all performers at the Fest will be invited and most welcome to join in on additional jams or collaborations. Folks, the 3 Kings Tribute Show is Our Signature Blues Event For 2023. Worth the trip to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo alone, even if you don’t like great beaches and fun in the sun while it’s cold everywhere else.

For Rock Lovers: The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones Music Battle will delight everyone who loves to sing along and dance. Two bands who truly form a big part of The Music Of Our Lives. It will also be spread over three days of the Festival, it will be presented by our Mexico City supergroup. Joseph Leal, lead vocalist of The Folks will do The Beatles songs, Jagger (stage name) of the Stick Fingers band will do The Rolling Stones songs just like Jagger. Moves like him too. And they have a lot more music to provide us. Adrian Macotela is the lead vocalist and drummer for Desafasados of Mexico City. He will add Creedence vocals, Grand Funk, and many other classic rock songs. Torke Ross is on lead guitar, and he will add lead vocals on 3 Souls in Mind classic Spanish rock songs and on The Doors music and more. Carlos Rodriguez Chavez, like Torke, from 3 Souls In Mind, is on bass guitar.

More to come rock and blues lovers, and future names will be equally as good as all these very talented performers we introduced today. Stay tuned!

We announced 2 Big Vegas Style Shows each night for the opening weekend January 21 and 22, Day 1 Check It Out Here, We announced our Mexico’s Got Talent Showcase public concert at Zihuatanejo Centro on Thursday, January 26 on Day 2…Check It Out Here. On Day 3…Check It Out Here, We Announced Our Venues For Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week for January 21-29, 2023. On Day 4 We Announced Jazz and Jazz Rock For The Opening Weekend. A Separate Show. Check It Out Here.

Who Do You Love? Part 3 Who Do You Want To See Live?

Your Vote Counts. See Below. Sharing some great music we love. We’ll continue through to early September with more posts like this as we talk to possible Headliners for Go Mexico for the Cause in January. Some videos are for newly recorded, or newly remastered music, others are some of the highest view counts for the performer. Who do you love? Who would you love to see live on our Stages in Mexico? We have about 25 performers on our not so Short List, and we’d love to hear what you think about each.

Did You Miss Volumes 1 and 2 Of Our New Music/Great Performers Fan Survey From Previous Weeks? Check It Out Here (Link To Volume 1) and Here (Link To Volume 2). And Continue To Vote For All Your Favorites. From the two previous posts, and this week’s post.

In This Week’s Segment 3:

In Random Order:

Janiva Magness USA

Blues Mules Canada

Jack Semple Canada

Mike Clark Band Canada

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram USA

Tab Benoit USA

Deanna Bogart and Tommy Castro USA

Please Vote For Your Favorites Now!

Watch For More Who Do You Love? In The Days Ahead. And Please Vote For Your Favorites From Part 1 and Part 2 of Who Do You Love? Who Would You Truly Love To See Live?

Oh Mexico…Baby Hold On Tight!…It’s Go Mexico-Go Ixtapa-Zihua Time Soon

Thank You The Doobie Brothers for a great song. Oh Mexico…It’s Time To Go…Baby Hold On Tight!

For Musicians and Performers…For Everyone!
Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise!

We Were Just Getting Ready To Roll On And Keep Rockin’…Looking Back To January 2020 Some More Before Moving Forward Again

It’s Reboot, Restart Time. We Were Just Getting Ready To Roll On And Keep Rockin’…Looking Back To January 2020 Some More Before Moving Forward Again

Here’s our Summary Report/News Release (English-Spanish available here by Search) After Our January, 2020 Events Before We, Like Everyone Else With Live Events, Were Hit By The Global Pandemic.

It’s March 13, 2020 And We’re Getting Ready For Our Live Event In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo…And Then Covid Struck Us And Everyone Else And It Turned Out To Be Our Last One

It’s March 13, 2020 And We’re Getting Ready For Our Live Event In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo…And Then Covid Struck Us And Everyone Else And It Turned Out To Be Our Last One

Our Best Of The Best From The Past 5 Years…Looking Back Before Moving Foward

We Announce late 2022 & 2023 Soon. But First We Make Sure We Appreciate All The Great Music And Performances From Our Big Hearted Performers In The Past.

You’ll Love The Special “Bootleg Bonus” Video From Our Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Stage Right At The Top Below

Here’s The Link: https://tequilabluesrock.com/wpstream_vod/our-best-of-the-best-looking-back-before-announcing-our-move-forward-plans/

He’s Coming Back To Ixtapa…And Then He’s Going To Be In Puerto Vallarta

January 28-30, 2022 in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and February 3-6, 2022 in Puerto Vallarta

Gil Gaidola, from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada lead vocalist and lead guitarist for Mystic Highway, one of Canada’s best Creedence-John Fogerty Tribute Bands, plus performing all kinds of classic rock hits we know and love.

Not to be missed for a fun night or weekend when he is in your area.

He loves Mexico, he loves animals. He is coming to help support our Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fests and our fundraising for Street Animal Rescue in Mexico.

You Were Asking-Where Is Hobos Bar & Restaurant In Mexico City

We’re Getting Ready To Rock & Blues Rock On December 11 In Mexico City. Join Us!

You Can Rock ‘n Run or Cycle For The Street Animals December 11 Fest In CDMX

 

 

Get Active…Get Rockin’-For You, For the Family, For The Homeless & Abandoned Animals On The Street:  Everyone Who Comes Out To Run or Cycle In Support Of The Street Animals Of Mexico And Makes A 100 Peso Donation Per Participant (Or More Please If You Can) Gets A Spirit Of Christmas Rock ‘n Blues Explosion December 11, 2021 Fest Pass Good For The Entire Day.  A 500 Peso Donation Per Person, Or More Please If You Can, Gets You Front Row Reserved Seating For The Entire Day & Night.

Great Lineup Of Big Hearted Performers Coming Out To Support The Cause.  More To Announce.  The Jams & Collaborations In The Evening Will Be Amazing.  We Promise!

And 3 Lucky Donors Of More Than 100 Pesos Get A Chance To Win Our Great New 2021-2022 FEST SHIRT. The Winter 2021-22 Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fest Dates On The Back.  Don’t You Love The Design?

The 80’s Comes To The Mayan Riviera Love Fest…Rock ‘n Blues Explosions With One Of Mexico’s Finest Power Rock Voices

GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN It’s December 2-5, 2021!

We Get Them First To Launch Our Mayan Riviera Fest!
Psst….Great News For Rockers At Our Fest…One Of Mexico’s Finest Power Rock ‘n Blues Voices Over The Past 10 Years Is Forming A New Band. And You Fans Will See Them First. The Hook: All Girl! Big Talent. Edgy But Ready For Cindi Lauper Style Fun On Stage.

Lorena Cabrera
Is Joining Us Folks

So Many Great Things To Tell You About The Live Rock & Blues Explosion Mexico Winter Tour 2021-22

But We Forgot A Few…So Here You Go Rock ‘n Blues Lovers!
The Extended Version. 1.10 of great Rockin audio music telling you what’s about to explode… what’s coming soon.

The Full Post
The Live Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Tour Mexico 2021-22…Also Known As (AKA) The Don’t Forget To Boogie Tour.
Preview Video 1…The Extended Version…Great Rock Audio…Worth 1.10 minutes of your time just to kick off and pump up your day.
We’ve Added
-The Little Walter Harmonica Tribute Show
-Rock ‘n Blues Originals and Covers in Spanish by Ángel Márquez and Jimena Segovia and others
-Blues-Rock Guitar Battles AND
-The Rock Queens Theme For At Least One Of Our Fests. Hint: Put Big Hearts-Big Stars Rock ‘n Blues Puerto Vallarta by Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fests on your must-attend list. Alfredo López Castañeda Roxy Rockhouse
plus all the other great Shows and Themes we already had shown you in the video.
Where Do You Want To Be This Winter?
Join Us For The Best Of Times
Mexico Baby!

Early Bird Tickets For 2021 & 2022 Events Available Now

EarlyBird Tickets Available Starting Today June 1 At Our Tickets Page Here. https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/ Tickets Prices Adjusted Monthly. June 2021 Will Be Your Best Value Friends!

We’re Getting Ready For Some Great Upcoming Big Hearts-Big Stars Rock ‘n Blues ‘n Love Events. Follow All Our Announcements At Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Love Explosion Facebook Page And Here. Yes, We Are Now Tequila Rock ‘n Blues ‘n Love Explosion Fests & Events. We Can’t Get Too Much Rock ‘n Blues ‘n Love In This Life Can We?

Coming Soon…Very…Very Soon…It’s Mexico Baby! March 19, 2021

Coming Soon…Very…Very Soon…It’s Mexico Baby!
Where Do You Want To Be On March 19, 2021?
Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festival #4-Always For Great Causes-Always For Fun In The Sun When It’s Cold Everywhere Else.
Safety For Fans & Performers Is Our #1 Priority. Great Live Music & Fun In The Warmth A Very Close Second.
Go To Advance Fest Pass Purchase Now To Get Your Choice Of Best Available Seating At The Event. For Advance Pass & Ticket Holders Only.

Coming To Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Fest March 20, 2021 A Special Rock Hard & Beer Fest Night

A Special Rock Hard & Beer Fest Night. Saturday March 20 At Villas Paraiso Restaurant & Rock Bar. Ixtapa, Mexico. A Fest Within A Fest. Party Rock At It’s Finest.

Lorena Cabrera Bernal, one of Mexico’s top 5 “Women Of Rock Hard y Metal”, Comes To Tequila Rock ‘n Blues 2021 At The Beach.

Beer Fest & Rock Hard & Metal Night At Mexico’s Got Amazing Talent Showcase In Ixtapa Villas Paraiso Hotel & Rock Bar January 16 2021-Always For The Causes

We Introduce More New Performers Ready To Come Support Our Benefit Fest For Mexico

Brent Parkin from southern Manitoba near Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Angel Marquez, from Mexico City, Mexico
Juan Carlos Cortes, from Morelia, Mexico
The Rebel Heart Band from Courtney, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

All exceptional proven performers, all with their own recordings, who have been on many big stages. We are so glad to have heard them say to us: “Yes, we’d love to come and help support your Causes”.

Check Out Samples Of Their Great Music At Our 2021 Fest Playlist On Youtube. Spotify Playlist Coming Soon.

A group of 8 New Very Talented Groups Or Solo Performers Already For The Three Weekends Of The Fest: January 15-31, And A Midweek Show.

Now Done Yet Blues & Rock Friends. More announcements coming after September 7, Labour Day.
Plus Fan Favorite Returning Performers To Announce Too.

Where Do You Want To Be In January 2021? Are You Ready To Rock? Ready To BluesRock?

Advance Fest Passes Available Here Now. Note: It’s All Advance In 2021 Due To The Pandemic. But First Why Don’t You Get A Discount Coupon We’ve Got For All New (and our many Returning) Ticket Buyers Here.

Great New To Us Performers Coming & A 25% Discount Coupon: A Winning Combination

Great New To Us Performers Coming: & A 25% Discount Coupon: A Winning Combination.
And These Are Just Four Of The New Performers Who Are Ready To Perform For You In January, 2021 in Mexico.

Get Your 25% Discount Coupon Here Now (Clickable Link On Image As Well)

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)

A Mexico Rock ‘n Blues Legend Ernesto de Leon Is Bringing His Band To Ixtapa In January 2021

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