The Beatles or The Rolling Stones. Both from the same early era, both from England. The debate among music fans rages on to this day. So we decided to continue The Debate. Who Is The Best? Who Do I Love More?
It’s The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones Challenge In Tribute At Our 2003 Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fest The Big Reboot For 2023. The Fest Itself Runs January 26-29, 2023 in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, And Other Shows And House Parties Run Through The Week of January 21-29.
A Great Mexico City Supergroup Put Together Just For Our Event Only Is Coming To Perform. In One Corner: Joseph Leal, Lead Vocalist-Keyboards-Guitar Of The Folk, A Very Popular Beatles Tribute Band Based Out Of Mexico City.
In The Other Corner: Eduardo Resendez lead vocalist of Stick Fingers, stage name, Jagger Stone, a well-known Rolling Stones Tribute Band from Mexico City As Well.
We’ve got a great band backing them, led by Torke Ross of Mexico City also, on lead guitar, who will also perform other great Classic Rock songs during each set. The Music Of Our Lives At Its Finest.
About 5 songs each during their Friday set and then more new music on their Saturday set in the same fashion. By Sunday Jams and Collaborations when they’ll play again, it will be clear that the Real Winners will be the fans and that your dancing shoes will be well worn down.
Where Do You Want To Be January 26-29, 2023? The Beatles versus The Rolling Stones Challenge Is In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico, nowhere else!
It’s not quite Searching for Sugarman, but we’re serious about finding that one great band, or performers, maybe more than one, ready to be a big fan favorite at our Go Mexico rock and blues events-always for fun in the sun, always for a great cause or causes, in the winter 2022-2023. Who wants Mexico at the beach in the warmth in January? February? March?
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?
All Music From Show #1 April 18 Available Free To Watch For A Limited Time At This Site On Our Streams Channel
Now Booking More Big Hearted Big Stars…Blues Rock, Rock, Rockabilly Pop, Jazz Who Love Animals & Support Animal Rescue For Our June 13 Big Hearts-Big Stars For The Rescue! Online Show. We’d Love To Hear From You. Our Contact Us Links Are Above.
Still A Lot Of Uncertainty About The Covid-19 Pandemic, The Local Health Restrictions In Place, And How Our Planned Live Event In Ixtapa-Zihua Mexico on March 17-22 Will Be Affected. Perhaps A Further Postponement…We’ll Announce Soon…We’re Not Giving Up On Ixtapa-Zihua…Our Beautiful Quiet Home, Where Our Events Began. Plus Big Plans For Events In Cancun Region, Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta Region For Later This Year And Early Next Year, Pandemic Willing Of Course.
But We Know You’ll Love Our FestStream 2021, Our Online Event For April 18. 6:00 pm CST. The Link To The Stream Will Be Right Here On This Site.
Great Music From Big Hearted Performers Who Want To Help Support Our Ongoing Fundraising For Street Animal Rescue In Mexico. Our Fundraising Link To Donorbox.org. Donations Of All Sizes Accepted Here Of Course, We Thank You Sincerely. And A Minimal Donation of $10 Or More Gives You Our Thank You Complimentary “I’m Rockin’ For Street Animal Rescue” FestStream Pass To The Premiere Showing And All Replays.
Incorporating our Mexico’s Got Great Talent Showcase That We Have At Most Of Our Events Plus Our New Mexico’s Best Rock ‘n Blues Guitarist Battles Leading Up To The International Competition Currently Planned For Cancun Region In Early December 2021.
Updating You About Our Support Of Mexico Causes & People. March 2020 to September 2020. Our Report To The Community And Particularly Our Loyal Fans And Donors About Our Support Of the Community.
We Are Fully Committed To Our Brand Tag Lines: Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festival & Events: Always For Great Causes, Always For Fun, Always For Great Live Music In The Warmth Near The Beach.
We Want To Do More, We Know We Can Do More. With Your Support And Assistance.
Why We Continue To Plan For 2021 & 2022 And Continue To Build Our Live International Rock ‘n Blues Music Festival And Associated Events In Mexico So We Can Increase Our Support For Local Causes and Benefit Local Businesses And Their Employees.
Our Current Total Of Contributions To The Community From January 1998 To Today After Funding All Costs Of Staging The Festival Through Cash Flow Is 170,390 pesos.
An Additional Donation of 5, 000 pesos Was Made In Early April To The Claudio Bigotes Memorial Animal Rescue Shelter In Toluca/Mexico City For Special Veterinary Treatment Needed.
From Funds Raised During The 2020 January To March Events As Reported In Our March 2020 Report To The Community, (See Below) We Contributed 12,200 pesos to Amigos de Animales of Barra Potosi, $10,730 pesos to the Claudio Bigotes Memorial Animal Rescue Shelter, and 3,000 pesos to Vicente Contreras, our 14-year-old guitar prodigy, for continued training in guitar from our Realizing Potentials Fund. There is a further pledge to Vicente of another 3,000 pesos following the successful completion of phase 1 of his new training.
And then Covid-19 struck. Many performer friends of our Festival, suddenly were unable to perform live in public for payment or tips. We made an “executive decision” in late April to reallocate 9, 000 pesos from our Realizing Potentials Fund to help, in a small, but meaningful way still we felt, and provide support three Mexican rock ‘n blues groups who have always given our Cause Fests their time and performance without demands for payment.
Now we are looking forward to January 2021 and 2022. In addition to continuing to support our 2020 Street Animal Rescue organizations and the Realizing Potentials Fund, we also wish to support Local Businesses and their Employees who were devastated by Covid 19 and help kickstart Mexico Tourism Recovery.
You will see some interesting announcements soon on our new plans to support both Local Business and their Employees and Mexico Tourism Recovery overall while continuing support for our ongoing Causes.
As always, we sincerely welcome the Feedback and Suggestions of our Fans And Past Donors.
We’ve Only Just Begun!…Stealing A Song Title There.
Let Us “Come Together” In 2021 & 2021 For Great Live Music By Big Hearted International Performers Who Love Mexico And The People. For Fun In The Warmth With Family & Friends Old And New. Always For Great Causes.
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”.
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)
Many Upcoming Events And We’ve Been Talking With The Media. We’re Sharing The News Releases With Our Fans So You Know All The Future Plans.
Ricardo Gomez of Villas Paraiso Hotel in Ixtapa and Bob Rempel of Tequila Blues ‘n Rock Explosion Events appeared on 98.5 FM Ixtapa-Zihua and their Facebook Live Morning Zanka Show on Monday. Check out the Facebook Live Interview. Primarily In Spanish, Some English.
See You On February 28 & 29 for the Doors Concert Experience Show By The Crystal Ship Band of Mexico City. 3-3.5 Hrs Of Music Natalia Ruiz Gomez, the inspirational founder of Animales Angels Mexico will be in attendance. She’ll tell us about the daily work she does to rescue, treat, feed and shelter dogs plus tell the story of Choco, the beautiful 2-year-old part Dachshund female she rescued after it was abandoned, who has a tumor in her colon that needs costly cancer medication on a regular basis.
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.
A sold-out crowd with excellent reviews from their first visit in February 2018. Two can’t miss shows if you love the music of The Doors: Light My Fire, Touch Me, Love Me Two Times, Love Her Madly, L.A. Woman, Break On Through, Roadhouse Blues and many more. Who doesn’t love their music? People were dancing all night last time they were here. The fundraising continues for our 2020 Causes: Street Animal Rescue by groups like Amigos de Animales of Barra Potosi, and Kids with projects like Birthday Smiles for kids who deserve a “happy” birthday, and Realizing Potentials, for kids with exceptional abilities and talent, but with barriers in their life to realizing their full potential. Support for training, technology and travel and more.
The Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Events & Fests formula continues. Great Live Music By Full Bands and Performers, Fun-Fun-Fun And Support For Community and Causes always.
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
Who Else Is Saying “I’m Going To Ixtapa-Zihua For The Music and Film Fest…Supporting The Causes…Staying For The Beaches, The Sunsets And The Romance” January 10-19, 2020. The Best 10 Days Of Your Winter!
Tangerine from Mexico City Presents Their Full Tribute Show To Led Zeppelin At Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Fest III January 10-12, 2020 in Ixtapa-Zihua, Mexico. Hear Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love, Rock and Roll and many, many more.