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 mid-July 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
Who Do You Love? Who Do You Want To See Come Back Here? Like It Says. Call For Big-Hearted Performers Who Can Rock A Crowd. In Mexico, In The Warmth, Near The Ocean, For The Fun, For The Worthy Causes. January 18-21, 2024 For Opening Weekend.
We Want To Do Some Special Fundraising For 2024-Full Live Recordings Of All 2024 Performances For A Special Live At Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Mexico And Video Footage For A DVD Plus Some Special Stage And Sound Equipment To Save On Future Costs…But First We Want You To Know Some Of The Key Performers You’ll See on Stage in 2024 Before That Starts. Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Events & Fests 2024 Will Be Back Even Better Than Our Great Year In 2023. The Big Relaunch.
So We’re Moving Our Deadlines Ahead. For Putting Our Lineup Of Performers Together.
Before July 1, 2023. We’ll Be Talking With Performers In The Next Few Months And Then You’ll Hear From Us Soon.
Also To Tell You Just To Say We’re Working On Plans To Bring All Or Most Of Our Performers In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo 2024 To A Second Fest Location In Mexico, Most Likely After Ixtapa-Zihua Kicks Off The Mexico Rockin. Something Performers Have Asked For In The Past. We’ll Let You Know. However, Ixtapa-Zihua Fest Dates Are Firm.
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.
Folks, yes it is true, your friends and neighbors are getting it. Two Nights Of Great Performance And Different Music Each Night. The Best Two Nights Of Entertainment In Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise You’ll Have For A Long Time. Well, Until January 27 & 28 and 2024!
Ticket sales are brisk, we feel blessed that rock and blues lovers are getting it…the quality of the Shows coming up soon, and we are working on plans to get our Zihua friends over to Ixtapa on January 20 where we have a much larger venue. Plus we are looking at plans on how we can expand capacity in Zihuatanejo. And of course, we’d still love for you to attend both nights, because you’ll have “Double The Pleasure”. We promise!
January 20 & 21 Fest Video
Ticket Sales continue today and Monday online at https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/ and Live in Person from the Venues’ Management. As well Fest Organizers will be available for purchases and or questions from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at Villas Paraiso Hotel in Ixtapa on Monday, January 16, and at Madana Bar and Restaurant in Zihuatanejo from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
We’ve told you in the past few days about the great vocal talent coming to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo for January 27 & 28 for the Blues & Rock Festival. We’ve already featured Chris Ghidoni, Joseph Leal, and Torke Ross.
Today we’re very pleased to feature, Isidoro Negrete Reynoso, a man whose lifetime of performances has been dedicated to presenting the Blues. Through vocals, harmonica, and guitar. His Mexico City-based band is called The Blues Machine…La Maquina del Blues. Through his weekly internet radio program presenting the lives and music of great blues performers, past and present.
And very much a Big Heart. His wife Susanna and him operate a small animal rescue shelter and take in many homeless street dogs and street cats in Mexico City and give them the best in medical treatment and food.
And here’s Isidoro with a great-sounding harmonica solo from a Mexico City concert in 2018 that we caught live on video.
Advance Tickets For the January 27 & 28 Weekend With Guaranteed Seating And Tables Are On Sale Online At Our Festival Tickets Page Here On This Site, And In Person At The Venues In Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo.
Torke Ross of Mexico City is a big talent. A big heart. Great guy to work with. Ready to support always. Both Lead vocals and lead guitar. Bilingual. Classic Rock and Blues in Spanish or English. Everything from Doors and CCR covers, yes Kiss too to 3 Souls in Mind and more for popular Mexico rock. He’ll be performing with the Mexico City Supergroup and presenting Beatles, Stones , CCR and more great classic rock and blues music.
See videos here below from 2 performances on our stages.
Please Don’t Miss Torke and his Classic Rock and Blues music January 27 & 28. Ticketing Information at our Website. Advance online sales at https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/ Face to-face sales in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo start January 11 today. Details on our website.
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.
Up To 5 Hours Of Great Live Music And Fun And Dancin….Oh And Did We Say Tequila and Mezcal Sampling and Big 50-50 Draws And More.
We’ve Got No Fear In Calling The January 20 & 21 Live Rock ‘n Blues ‘n R&B Music In Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo The Best Entertainment Dollar Value You’ll Get All Season…It’s A Lineup Of Performers That Is Strong Top To Bottom…(The Soul Brothers Show and their high energy tribute to the music of The Blues Brothers-Charlie Jacobson and his Early Elvis Music & Much More Rock & Rockabilly, The Steely Band and Karen Melendez, with Great Classic Rock from Queen, to The Doors, to Zeppelin to Janis Joplin and More. Plus Today We Feature The Oralia Band.
The Oralia Band is one of Mexico’s best-kept secrets we think. Too secret. They are good, you just have to check out the video below. Great vocals from Victoria Ruzzek. Very professional musicians. And they bring a different flavor of music to our Stages. A great blend of Soul & R&B & Blues & Funk music from The Music of Our Lives which perfectly complement the classic rock and blues of our other performers.
Advance Tickets Are Available Now With Seating and Tables In Order Of Purchase. Limited Capacity Venues. Please Don’t Be Disappointed.
Special Short Video Reel Style Just Published For January 20 (Ixtapa) and January 21 (Zihuatanejo) when Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fests Return. With a Big Explosion of Live Music, Up Close And Personal.
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!
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.
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.
Mexico Tequila Brands Will Face Off To Decide The Best Tequila For Live Rock ‘n Blues Events January 20-22, 2023 In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico…All For The Great Local Causes Our Events Will Support…It’s A Tequila Face-Off Event Too!
Announcing #Tequila Face Off January 20, 21 & 22…sampling and selecting the Best Tequila Sipping For #Rock ‘n #Blues ‘m Live Music Events. Difficult to decide of course.
All Tequila #Brands that support our Local Fundraising Event with Sampling Bottles And Auction Prizes will be prominently featured throughout the year on all our publicity materials.
Join us in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo January 20-22 At the Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Events And Get More Than Just Great Live Rock ‘n Blues. Mexico Tequila Brands All Invited To Participate In #Tequila Off 2023 For The Cause, January 20-22, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.
We Are Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Events And Fests After All. Always For Fun, Always For Great Causes. In Mexico!
Did You Say You Want Us To Add Sampling Of #Mexican #Wine #Mezcal and #Craft #Beer Too? Why Not? Let’s Get Rockin’ and Blues Rockin’ And Get The Tequila Face Off Started. Coming Soon! Where Will You Be?
January 22 is now Mexico’s Got Talent Showcase in Zihuatanejo at Madana Restaurant & Bar. January 26 at Ricardo’s Restaurante & Bar In Ixtapa. Performances and Jams and Collaborations. We’re Inviting All Local And Regional Mexican Performers Who Can Rock A Crowd To Get On Stage With Us. Yes, We Are Still Looking For That Local/Regional Act That Can Join Us At The Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Fest on the January 27-29 Weekend.
Plus We’ve Declared Friday, January 27, the opening night of the Festival as British Columbia and Alberta day. Home provinces of David Gogo and Charlie Jacobson. If you’re from B.C. or Alberta, we’ve got a Special Merch Promotion and Extra Tequila Sample for you that day. Saturday is Rest Of Canada (Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Maritimes) day for Chris Ghidoni from Manitoba and all the other great folks from Canada. Same benefits. And Sunday is USA and Mexico Day. Who Will Bring The Biggest Crowd? Who Will Represent Best?
Much More News To Come As We Countdown The Days To The Opening Day, January 20. The Blues Brothers Tribute Show by Geoff and Chris Dahl is all set and our great friends of our Fest and of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo already have their plane tickets in hand. But more news on the first weekend soon. It’s going to get even better.
Are You Ready To Rock Yet? Festival Pass and Tickets Packages Now On Sale Here At Our Ticket Page. Limited Seating And Tables. Please Book Early!