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.

The Big Reboot: Day 2 News About Go Mexico-Go Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festing January 21-29, 2023

The Big Reboot: Day 2 News About Go Mexico-Go Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festing January 21-29, 2023

Did You Miss Our Big Day 1 News From Yesterday? Wow, 4 Great Vegas Style Shows Filled With The Music Of Our Lives To Start The Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Weeks. Here’s The Link

Today we tell you about our plans for a big public pre-Fest Concert called “Mexico’s Got Great Talent Showcase” or just “Mexico Showcase”. A perfect event for the region which the Washington Post recently described as the “cities of music”, “cities of festivals”. Which we call “Mexico’s Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise”

Mexico’s Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise

For young emerging talent and established performers. The best Mexican talent from the region, and we introduce many of the international performers from the upcoming weekend as well.

The incentive for local performers. One act gets selected to join us at the Festival for the following three days January 27-29, 2023.

It’s Thursday January 26 in Zihuatanejo at the Basketball Court in front of Zihuatanejo Bay at Playa Principal. Before the Go Mexico-Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festival opening night on Friday January 27th.

At everyone’s favorite place in Zihuatanejo. Centro Zihua.

Ready to perform? Want more details. Just send us a message at our website: https://tequilabluesrock.com or on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests/

Save The Date: January 26, Centro Zihua. 6:00 pm start. (tentative) It’s a free public event for everyone.

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.

The Work Begins To Reboot Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fests…Are You Ready To Go Mexico…Go Playa?

Go Mexico January 26-29, 2023. Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico When We Reboot Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fests
Ven Por La Musica Quedate Por La Playa Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, January 26-29, 2023

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/

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.

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

What Will You Come For? Great Live Rockin’ Music, Warm Sun, Great Beaches, Fun-Fun-Fun, Cold Drinks

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.

For More Information Please Contact Us Directly: Email Us At “tequilabluesfest@gmail.com”, Whatsapp- +52 755 101 5989, or Message Us From Our Facebook Page:

The Music Of Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Events 2020

The Music Of Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Events 2020. Over 10 Events January Through March 2020. Watch This PlayList Grow & Grow Over The Next Few Months As We Sort Through All The Video We’ve Collected And Bring You Some Great & Memorable Performances. Tell Us What You Think! Tell Us Who You Want To See Again? Tell Us About Some New Performers You Think Would Be Perfect For Our Stages!

A Great Two Shows This Weekend For All Kinds Of Girls Who Like To Rock In Ixtapa, Mexico At Villas Paraiso Hotel

Get All The Event Details Here At The Facebook Events Pages Or View The Poster Below. Advance Tickets Strongly Recommended.

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Tequila Rock & Blues Events In Ixtapa Continue With 2 Great Weekends Of Live Rock ‘n Blues Full Band Music Upcoming

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 Add More Music Events-The Fundraising Continues-We Are Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Events & Fests

We Wrap Up Our January 10-19, 2020 Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Festival #3 in Ixtapa-Zihua, Mexico

Read & Download The News Release. We Thank All The Great Performers, Volunteers & Partners. We’d Love To Have Everyone Back Here For Future Fests & Events. We All Truly Did “Come Together” And We Can Still Say With Conviction That We Are The Fest That Love Built! We Announced Our Contributions To Our Causes Thanks To The Contributions And Support Of Our Great Fans, Our Performers, Our Partner Venue and Host Hotel, And The Organizers.

But It’s Not Enough Folks So We Announce New & Great Events For Continued 2020 Fundraising For Our 2020 Causes. Read About The New Events February 28 & 29 in Ixtapa, we are bringing back the most popular, best-attended show we’ve ever put on, The Doors Experience Show, by Mexico City’s The Crystal Ship Band, who want to help us with our fundraising for our Causes. Presenting a show they’ve presented over 100 times in Mexico, Europe, and the Caribbean.

Great guys, you’ll have a great night with a live full-band presenting 2+ hours of The Doors Greatest Hits…and there are so many of them: Light My Fire…their first #1, Touch Me, their second # 1, Love Her Madly, Break On Through, RoadHouse Blues-“Woke Up This Morning And Got Myself A Beer”, L.A. Woman, Gloria, The End, The Crystal Ship and many many more. What’s your favorite Doors song?

For The Great Live Music By World-Class Performers, For Fun-Fun-Fun, For Community And Our Partner Causes. See You On February 28 & 29! See You On Valentine’s Day Weekend. See You In January 2021 For Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Festival Int. #4

Order of Appearance for Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Fest January 17 & 18 in Ixtapa, Mexico

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/

“Best Tequila Blues & Rock Fest Ever” Say All The Fans And It Continues On Friday, January 17 and Saturday, 18

Equally As Good, We Feel! We regret on behalf of our fans that circumstances beyond our control required us to change the Performers’ Lineup and the Venue for the January 17 & 18 shows. We are all about Great Live Music first and foremost. Watch for more Performer Additions.

We Ready To Go For January 10 At Villas Paraiso For Tequila Blues & Rock Fest III

See You At Villas Paraiso Hotel, Ixtapa, Friday, January 10. Tickets Online here at this site at https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/ or see us at Hotel Villas Paraiso from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm January 9 or come by from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Soundcheck & Setup time at Villas to view the venue and get your Tickets. Soundcheck free with a donation, or food and drink purchase. Friday Jan.10 hours at Villas Paraiso: 11:00 am-5:00 pm for Advance Tickets. Film Festival starts at 4:00 pm and Live Music starts at 6:50 pm.