It’s Not Only Fans Of Blues and Blues-Rock That Are Excited About Joanna Connor Coming To Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo for our 2024 Fest…, Guitar Players, Young and Old, New or Experienced Are Asking…When’s The Up Close And Personal Lessons and Clinic?
We’re On It Friends. It’s A Must Have, We Agree! We’ll Tell You More About The Clinic and Lesson Plans Soon.
The Best Blues Rock Guitarist To Ever Play In Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo. We Certainly Think So. Don’t Take Our Word For It. Listen To Her Videos, Read All The Comments On Her YouTube Music, and Most Of All Trust What The Big Name Professional Performers Say.
See Below Where She Offers An Online Lesson For All Guitar Players
Where Do You Want To Be January 18-22, 2024 When Joanna Connor Is In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico? Tickets On Sale Now For January 19, 20 and 21 Events at https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets Selling well, because they come with Table Reservation Privileges until September 27 only when we announce our second wave of Performers and Events. Joanna will also be with us for a special and big Fundraising Dinner Night with New Performers and First-weekend Fest Performers on January 22. Details to come shortly.
The Best Ever Guitarist In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo? That’s What We Believe And We Challenge You To Check Her Out. And Her Co-Headliner Is No Slouch On The Guitar Either. Held His Own With Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, the current blues rock guitar sensation around the world. We’ll post the video.
The full text of our Social Media Post is below:
See For Yourself What We Saw And Heard.
We Tell You And Show You More July 6
And We’ve Got A Guy Who Held His Own
With Christone “Kingfish” Ingram On Stage
In A Recent Jam In Florida. We’ve Got That Video Too.
We at the Paraiso Society, our ad hoc organizing group, are preparing for 2024 and our marketing campaigns after our Kick Off Announcements. It’s easy when your two best marketing messages for “Why Should I Join You” continue to be the same year after year. You just have to change the dates.
This is Paraiso, Paradise…when it’s cold everywhere else. Hidden maybe, but ready for full discovery. And we bring the Fun, the Rockin’ to Paradise. “Join the Paradise Club” and “You in Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise”.
Plus we do have the Best Beaches, many, many in the region. Soft sand, long stretches of open sand, even a few very dog friendly. “Come For The Music, Stay For The Beach” has been with us since we started in 2918
And here they are. See you in Paradise. We’ll bring the Rockin ‘n a Bluesin. With our Big Hearted Big Stage Experienced Performers of course.
See You January 18-28, 2024. Watch for announcements about our 2024 Fest and Events starting July 6, 2023. Finished 2023 with five “one amazing night” 5+ hour shows. Most were sold out. Now aiming to make 2024 even better. We are!
A little belated Birthday fun for our director Bob (with his adult daughter in from Calgary for the weekend), a great big Playlist of Old Time Rock ‘n Roll (50s, 60s, 70s, 80s & even some 90s), Dancing and Singing Along of course, Los Reales local Zihua youth guitar group live Saturday night, a Banda band for Sunday, and we start telling you about 2024, with some free tickets to be won and more for those joining in on the fun. Did we forget to say: Tequila/Mezcal Sampling As Always?
Join Us! 2023 Was Great…4 Amazing Nights, 1 Amazing Afternoon…We AreAnd Your Friends Excited For 2024
For Those Of You Who Weren’t With Us Live…A Rockin’ And A Bluesin’…Here Are Some Great Performances From The 2023 Event Over Two Weekends…We Welcome You To Join Us Live In January 2024. January 18-21, 2024 For Our Opening Weekend. Please Leave Us Your Email Address On Our Messaging App To Get In On All Announcements And Special Ticket Promos For 2024
Here Is The Festival Closing Jam, January 28, 2023, Hoochie Coochie Man, Originally by Muddy Waters
Charlie Jacobson of Red Deer Alberta, Canada and The Picante Band, January 27 with Chuck Berry’s Rock ‘n Roll Music. Kristel Rodriguez on bass guitar and America Hernandez on drums, both of Morelia, MX.
The Oralia Band, from Morelia, Mexico, With Victoria Ruzzek on Lead Vocals, January 21 Afternoon, Zihuatanejo
The Soul Brothers-Real Brothers Show, Geoff and Chris Dahl, of London Ontario Canada, take over the Fest Night, Saturday, January 21 in Zihuatanejo, MX
Chris Sanchez Blues Band of Morelia, Mexico with Albert King’s Born Under A Bad Sign
Trebor Villa, of Morelia, Mexico, and the music of the Early Bob Dylan. Like A Rolling Stone.
Enjoy! See You Next Year! Great Fun, Live Uptempo Rockin’ ‘n Bluesin’ Music Coming Up January 18-21, 2024, Our Opening Weekend. Where Will You Be? Watch For LIneup Announcements Starting July, 2023.
We Start Our “One Amazing Night” Shows Friday and Saturday With Music That Embodies Our Generation, the Poet, and Songwriter Of Our Lives…And Then We Start The Rockin’ ‘n a Bluesin’…Schedule Of Performances Released Today.
The Music Of The Early Bob Dylan, Mixed In with Beatles Music Starts Our Evening. Trebor Villa from Morelia, Mexico gives us a real Dylan feel. Check out the Video Below. Don’t Be Late.
The Performance Schedule For January 27 & 28, Our Final Weekend Of Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fests. The Big Reboot Continues. Can We Suggest Not To Miss The Final Night As We Plan To Go Out With A Big Explosion Of Sound With Jams and Collaboration From All Performers When We Start The After Party Early?
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.
And we are living in Winter Rock and Blues Paradise. 2023. Live Rock ‘n Blues of the finest variety. The big reboot…the big return of Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fests and Shows. A Good Fit…Merch & Fest Theme.
#Special#Offer. Free as in Libre Shot Glass To Everyone Who Purchases Tickets To 2 Nights On A Weekend And Attends The Shows.. So January 20 & 21 or January 27 & 28. And then you’re doing shots with your Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise ….that’s Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico friends, shot glass all summer, waiting for winter again.
Coffee Mug and Shot Glass are both priced at 150 pesos. You are supporting the fundraising for street animals and kids with your purchase. Only for sale at the Fest.
Only for Sale at the Fest. Enjoy Some Live Music With Your Souvenir Merch!
For sale in person in Zihuatanejo on Wednesday (today) January 11 at Madana Bar Madana from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm and Friday, January 13 same time. In Ixtapa on Friday, January 13 at Villas Paraiso Hotel from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm and by appointment. Next week’s times are to be announced shortly.
Reviewers and fans continually rave about these guys. “Professional, funny, non-stop energy, big hearts, good guys, excellent musicians (harmonica, drums, bass guitar, vocals), great music”
Geoff and Chris Dahl, originally of London, Ontario, Canada will be performing their “I’m A Soulman Show” in Ixtapa on January 20 at Villas Paraiso Hotel and Restaurant and In Zihuatanejo on January 21 at Madana Restaurant and Bar.
Two nights only. Two different can’t-miss nights. As a special support to our fundraising for Street Animal Rescue, big animal lovers themselves, they have agreed to present two distinct shows with different music each night. Love these guys! Big hearts truly!
Plus we’ve packaged them with three other great rock and blues and r&b acts, plus jams and collaborations by all performers including Geoff and Chris. Charlie Jacobson from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada with Kristell Rodriguez and America Hernandez of Morelia, Mexico performing with him, The Oralia Band, and The Steely Band with Karen Melendez. Both Oralia and Steely Band are from Morelia, Mexico as well. It all starts at 6:00 pm and there is 4.5-5 hours of live music and great fun by international-level performers just here for two nights.
Sharon Ristau of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, and Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico, who has seen them two times already, said to us earlier in December this year when we confirmed they were coming back to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and would in fact present two different shows with different music each night, “Best date night, best two dates nights in a row ever” “They do this show almost year-round in big theatres in Germany, she said, and they are real pros. And it’s great fun”
They love Mexico for some downtime and fun like all our other out-of-country performers plus strong animal lovers and supporters of our Street Animal Rescue cause, it’s a natural fit for them to come to Paradise, Mexico, what we call Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, to perform, have fun and support our fundraising Cause.
Part of the big “Stars In Concert Shows” in Germany, their show plays too big crowds almost year-round in the Las Vegas of Germany. A link to their Germany show “Stars in Concert” Website with videos and photos is below. Plus photos and a performance video from Germany as well.
Here’s Geoff and Chris Dahl’s Official Bio as The Soul Brothers-The Blues Brothers Tribute Show
Chris and Geoff Dahl, real brothers from London, Ontario, Canada mastered their craft as bluesmen in the early ’90s while performing and recording with several r&b/blues/pop recording acts including BLACK AVALON (A&M records) CASSANDRA VASIK (Epic records)THE BUSH DOCTORS (A&M records), MELODY CURRANT (Motown/Universal) and the world-famous OLD CHICAGO’S BLUES BAND (Speakeasy Records)!
During this time, the brothers (who both sing and play all instruments including guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and harmonica) shared the stage with some of the world’s top r&b legends including Buddy Guy, BB King, Chicago Pete, Downchild Blues Band, Powder Blues band, The Contours, The Miracles, Martha Reeves Dutch Mason & Jeff Healy to name a few…thus gaining a wealth of on-stage experience and picking up many of the *tricks of the trade* from the masters of the craft!
It was in 1994 that the real brothers first donned the stage gear made famous by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, during an impromptu Halloween performance at the Old Chicago’s blues festival. Following this performance, the brothers never looked back and began working as a much-heralded full-time R&B tribute under the name of THE SOUL BROTHERS! the Ultimate Tribute to BLUES, RHYTHM & BLUES, AND SOUL!
This 2-hour live SOUL BROTHERS show has taken the brothers all over the world performing in blues festivals, arena concerts, and with the D.N.D/U.S.O. SHOW TOURS entertaining the troupes in remote locations throughout the world. They have also performed as an impressive blues brothers tribute during several extended runs with the Canadian-based LEGENDS ALIVE, LEGENDS IN CONCERT USA, and the European-based STARS IN CONCERT tribute show.
In 2005 the brothers teamed up with producer Bernhard Kurz to create a full-on R&B tribute show combining the 70’S magic of bluesmen Dan Aykroyd & John Belushi with the sweet soul sounds of Sam and Dave and the groove and energy of James Brown! This incredible musical comedy called I’m A Soulman! features the Dahl Brothers and musicians from the original Blues Brothers movies, plus active members of *The American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.* This show has performed throughout North America and Europe in theaters, festivals, and concert venues alike.
In 2013, the Soul Brothers, Chris with his 4-octave vocal range and Geoff with his harmonica wizardry, continue to bring the power of the blues to stages around the world and are excited to join the cast of one of the world’s greatest tribute shows, STARS IN CONCERT performing all the hits of legendary r&b recording artists The Blues Brothers, The Isley brothers, Sam and Dave, James Brown, Ray Charles and more.
Sind Sie bereit, mit der Blues Brothers Show in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Mexiko zu rocken? Are You Ready To Rock With Geoff and Chris Dahl And Their Great “I’m A Soulman” Show.
The Final Countdown To January 20 & 21 And The Return Of Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fests In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico Begins Now…Presenting The Classic Rock Of Steely Band Of Morelia, MX, Featuring Karen Melendez and the music of Queen.
Joining Headliners: The Blues Brothers/Soul Brothers/Real Brothers Vegas Style Tribute Show They Perform Almost Year Round In Germany, with Geoff and Chris Dahl from Canada and Germany, Charlie Jacobson from Canada with the special for our Fest only, “The Early Elvis Era Music Show” plus his own excellent material from 4 albums recorded and Kristell Rodriguez and Friends Project from Morelia, Mexico with Blues-Funk-Jazz Rock And Soul Music featuring members of Oralia Band.
The Steely Band featuring Karen Melendez, has a big song list that won’t disappoint. Dancing shoes mandatory for both nights. Not only the Music of Queen with Karen singing lead vocals but so much more Karen and other members of the band on lead vocals:
Steely Band Presents The Music Of:
Guns & Roses
For Ticketing Buy Seats For January 20 In Ixtapa Now
We know Kristel, she knows Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and our Audience, and we highly respect her musicianship and so do other musicians. We mentioned David Gogo and Charlie Jacobson of Canada in that breath. So we had no fear about her bringing musical Friends from Morelia!
Friends like Oralia Band possibly. She mentioned them to us yesterday as the talking about how to best put this together continues. What do you think folks? Wow, this video was very impressive. And we’re not that easily impressed.
We’ll keep talking to Kristel and let you know soon what the final lineup of Friends might look like. But count on it to be rockin’ and lots of fun. An international lineup. And music and performers and show concepts you can’t just go and hear any day you want. Always! That’s who we are!
Our Mega 50-50 Draw Is Waiting For You To Buy Your Entry Tickets Now…And Every Entry You Buy At Navidad Time Here In Mexico Can Put A Bigger Smile On The Face Of A Child With A Great Toy Or Animal
It’s That Simple. Purchase Your Entry or Entries To Give Yourself A Chance To Win When We Make The Final Draw On January 28. And Every Entry Purchased During Navidad Time Here In Mexico Will Help The Paraiso Society Group With Our More Smiles For Kids Project.
All Entry Funds From The Next Two Weeks Will Be Directed Towards A New Toy Or Stuffed Animal For A Deserving Kid Who Needs More Smiles On His or Her Face At Christmas.
Let’s Get This Weekend Started With A Bang And Announce The Early Elvis & Memphis Era Show For January 20 & 21 In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico Featuring The Fun Lovin’ Very Talented Very Versatile Charlie Jacobson Of Alberta Canada. That’s January 20 in Ixtapa and January 21 in Zihuatanejo. Plus The Awesome Blues Brothers Tribute Shows And More Rockin’ Music To Announce. Where Do You Want To Be?
The Early Elvis & Memphis Era Show: You’ll hear music by Elvis Presley, the King, of course
As well you hear some music from those who influenced him: People like Fat Domino and Little Richard. Big Mama Thornton, Big Joe Turner, and wait for it…B.B. King. Perfect for a Blues Fest like ours. Both Elvis and B.B. King grew up in the Tupelo, Mississippi region. More on Elvis’s influences here. Plus performers like Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley who both influenced Elvis and were influenced by him.
You’ll hear some music from the members of the so-called Million Dollar Quartet: Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis
And you’ll hear music from performers of that Era that Elvis influenced:
The Everly Brothers
plus Cash, Perkins and Mr. Whole Lot of Shakin’ Going On, Jerry Lee Lewis
Even The Beatles were strongly influenced by Elvis. John Lennon was quoted as saying “Before Elvis there was nothing”
Charlie Jacobson is a unique talent with strong vocals and excellent guitar skills as a sought-after session musician. Plus his own original rock and blues songs. Four albums to his credit so far.
He’s far more than a Tribute impersonator. Charlie puts his own interpretive stamp on each song he performs. And we’ll hear his own material as well. Our Tribute approach lets the performer add some of their fan favorite songs as well to their shows.
We’re very proud to present this unique show that Charlie and we at the Fest have put together, presented for the first time in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Mexico, on January 20 & 21, 2023. And we’re holding January 22 open for a possible sell-out in Zihuatanejo on Saturday night January 21, and your demand for another show.
Here’s Charlie showing off his rockabilly, early Elvis-era, chops very well.
Here’s one of our favorite Elvis songs. We are a Rock and Blues-Rock Fest and this is a perfect fit. And can we just say that the similarities in appearance between early Elvis and Charlie are uncanny? Ladies, if you loved the King, you’re gonna love Prince Charlie!
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.
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.
Everyone Welcome. Join Us Tonight For Some Navidad Fiesta When The Paraiso Society Kicks Off Their Smiles For More Kids Stuffed Animal Campaign At Madana Restaurant In Zihua Centro And Get Your Tickets For Our January Rock ‘n Blues Nights Coming Soon. After 7:00 PM.
Bring A Stuffed Animal Worth About 200-250 Pesos For The Local Young Kids And You’ll Get Our Thank You For Your Support With One Free Ticket To The Night Of Your Choice. For The Great Rock ‘n Blues Nights Upcoming In January. Blues Brothers Tribute Show, Charlie Jacobson, and Many Many More.
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.
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.
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.