We’re Back With Day 3 Announcements. We Tell You More About Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week January 21-29, 2023.

We’re Back With Day 3 Announcements. We Tell You More About Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week January 21-29, 2023.

One Of The Changes We Have Made For The Big Reboot In 2023 Is That We Want To Be A Community-Based Festival in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. So That Means We Want To Be In Various Locations Throughout The Two Communities.

We told you about our plans to use the Zihuatanejo Cultural Centre, near the beach, for our Shows on January 21 and January 22. Subject to finalizing discussions with the City of Zihuatanejo. Yesterday we told you about our plans to have a big open-air concert for all at the Zihuatanejo Basketball Court in Centro on Thursday, January 26. It’s a Mexico Talent Showcase from us, along with the Introduction and Short Performances from many of the Fest Performers that are already in Ixtapa-Zihua at that time.

Today we tell you we are also in advanced discussions with the Zihuatanejo Government to have the opening night of the Go Mexico-Go Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festival at the Zihuatanejo Cultural Centre in Centro Zihua. Friday, January 27. We have made a commitment to the Zihuatanejo City Government that we will provide seed funding in 2023 for a “School of Rock” for young Mexico students to learn rock, blues and jazz skills, at the Cultural Centre. And more in the future, for every year we are using the Facility.

Then for Saturday night January 28, we go back to Villas Paraiso Hotel and Ricardo’s Restaurant, in Ixtapa, longtime friends and supporters of the Fest. We were here for our “Best Fest Ever”, as everyone said to us, in January 2020. And then Covid, the Corona Virus shut down our momentum. That brings us to now 2023, the Big Reboot!

Two of the last songs performed at our 2020 Fest before the Covid Pandemic shut us down for 2 years. As it did everyone else of course, so just sayin’.

The All Star Band Ends The Night January 18.
Chris and Geoff Dahl (The Blues Brothers Tribute) are Excellent Musicians in their own right. With Evelyn Rubio, Gil Gaidola and Charlie Jacobson. From January 2020 Just Before The Corona Virus Shut All Live Events Down.

And for Sunday afternoon jams and more on January 29, we are planning to take you right to the Ocean. A beachside end of the Fest, starting mid-afternoon, with a couple of short sets and then some can’t miss, always unique, one-of-a-kind, All Performer Jams to close out the 2023 Festival and “Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week. Details on Sunday, January 29 coming very soon. Think Ocean, Waves, and The Sea. But we’ve given you the venue’s conceptual plan.

The Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week Goes To The Community in 2023.

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.

7 Days Of News About The Big Reboot Of Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fest. It’s Go Mexico…Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Time. Day 1

7 Days Of News About The Big Reboot Of Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fest. It’s Go Mexico…Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Time. January 21-26, 2023. Advance Festival Passes Go On Sale on September 15. The Big Buildup Begins. It’s Day 1 News

Over the new 7 Days More About The Big Reboot. The Causes, The Venues, The Food, The Drink, The Whole Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week Of Activities. But Always Most Importantly The Musical Entertainment We Will Provide.

The Events Start on January 21 With Something New For Us At This Scale. What’s Better Than One Day Only? How About 2 Days Only? Saturday, January 21, 2023, and Sunday, January 22. Different Shows, Same Great Performers. What’s Better Than One Show? How About 2 Shows? And Some Great Dancing Music To End The Evening.

So folks we’re very pleased to announce that Marc Lopez, of Puerto Vallarta and Act2PV fame, now performing daily in Abu Dhabi, will be with us with his group to present his “Jersey Boys” and “Crooners” shows. When I heard him say “Just tell us how we can help make some great shows and help your fundraising”, I knew we had the right guy coming” And our great friends of the Fest, Big Hearts both, Geoff and Chris Dahl of the Toronto region, Ontario Canada will be here with their Blues Brothers and Soul Brothers Tribute Shows. Just back from Germany where they perform these shows 6 months of the year.

Each night 2 Shows. Each night different music. Vegas quality. Just check the reviews.

Jersey Boys Show is world famous and we’ll show you the great reviews Marc gets for his shows. No exaggeration here. The Crooners show is the music that Michael Buble might present…featuring Bobby Darin, Buble’s own, Others, and in particular features the Chairman of the Board, Ol’ Blue Eyes, a trip down memory with Frank Sinatra music. Geoff and Chris Dahl as The Blues Brothers are non-stop entertainment and comedy from start to finish, we kid you not, and if you haven’t seen their show before, you’ve missed the best of The Blues Brothers and Motown and Soul Music. Great voices. Never disappoint. Highly professional Everybody has told us after one of their shows, “Bring them back, bring them back”.

So friends, 2 great nights of music in Show format to kick off “Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week” Saturday, January 21, and Sunday January 22. Two Dates Nights…Friends! Both Different, Both Highly Enjoyable. Vegas comes to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo in January, 2023.

And the Venue…Just tying a few loose ends, but preliminary approval from the City of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and we’re preparing to present both Shows, both Nights at the Zihuatanejo Cultural Centre. Let’s Fill The House…Get In Line Now To Purchase Fest Passes or Show Day Tickets by Leaving A Comment Below. “Yes, We Want” or something like that. Or just “Wow, We Want To Go”.

Please Mark The Dates And Tell Friends. As Always All Net Profits From Our Show And Events, Combined With Your Donations Go To The Worthy Causes We Support.

Enjoy The Video Of Geoff & Chris Dahl in Performance. Now 4 Years Later The Boys Are Returning To Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, in a bigger venue worthy of their Vegas style show and performance. Don’t miss them this time, January 21 and January 22, 2023 when they too Go Mexico, Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo!

Who Do You Love? Volume 4…Who Do You Want To See Live?

Your Vote Counts. See Below. Sharing some great music we love. We’ll continue through September with more posts like this as we talk to possible Headliners for Go Mexico for the Cause in January. Some of the videos and songs are newly recorded, or newly remastered, other videos reflect the highest view counts for videos of that performer or group.

Who do you love? Who would you love to see live on our Stage 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 or 2 or 3 Of Our New Music/Great Performers Fan Survey From The Recent Past. Check It Out Here (Link To Part 1) and Here (Link To Part 2) and Here (Link To Part 3). And Continue To Vote For All Your Favorites. For All Previous 1, 2 or 3 Posts.

In This Week’s New Segment Part 4:

In Random Order:

Eliza Neals USA

Vanessa Collier USA

David Gogo Canada

Steve Marriner Canada

Romi Mayes Canada

Big Dave Maclean Canada

Brent Parkin Canada

Colin James Canada

Sue Foley Canada/USA

Grace Potter USA

Please Vote Now For Your Favorites

Wait For It! There’s More Coming In Future Segments. Your Suggestions Most Welcome As Well.

Gregg Rolie

Beth Hart

Brian Setzer

Clay Melton

Kelly Richey

Chris Duarte

Henry Small

Myles Goodwyn

John Corabi

Michael Anthony

New Music & More. Who Do You Love Volume 2? Who Would You Love To See Live?

Your Vote Counts. See Below. Sharing some great music we love. We’ll continue through June with more posts like this as we talk to possible Headliners for Go Mexico for the Cause in January. Most of it is newly recorded, or newly remastered. Who do you love? Who would you love to see live on our Stage in Mexico? We have about 20 performers on our not so Short List, and we’d love to hear what you think about each.

Did You Miss Volume 1 Of Our New Music/Great Performers Fan Survey From Last Week. Check It Out Here (Link To Volume 1) And Continue To Vote For All Your Favorites. Last week, this week, and more to come as well.

Jimmie Vaughan Live From Paste Studio, New Single.

Quinn Sullivan, How Many Tears

Too Slim & The Tail Draggers-Time Has Come Today

Vanessa Collier-When Love Comes To Town (Saxophone at about 4:40)

Jose Ramirez-Here I Come

Eric Gales-I Want My Crown

Veronica Lewis-Memphis Train

New Music We Love. Volume 1-Who Would You Love To See Live?

Your Vote Counts. See Below. Sharing some great music we love. We’ll continue through June with more posts like this as we talk to possible Headliners for Go Mexico for the Cause in January. Most of it newly recorded, or newly remastered. Who do you love? Who would you love to see live on our Stage in Mexico? We have about 20 performers on our not so Short List, and we’d love to hear what you think about each.

Ain’t Nobody’s Fault But Mine featuring Carolyn Wonderland

Don Felder, One Of These Nights

Larry McCray, Arkansas, from his new album Blues Without You

Hugh Laurie with Louisiana Blues

Eliza Neals with Ball and Chain and More…from the Ilegal Mezcal Studios in New York, NY

Larkin Poe with Bad Spell from their upcoming Album Release

More on the Summer Lovin’- Winter Festin’ Canada Tour 2022 Searching For That Great Act For Mexico Winter 2023

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?

Summer lovin’ then comes winter festin’,,,have a great live music summer friends!

It’s May 1. We’re feeling good. So is “Summer” or “Maggie May” (let’s let Rod Stewart and Ron Wood perform their ode to Maggie of May in the comments below). We’re not sure of our beautiful Latina model’s real name. I like “Summer”. Here she is standing at what looks like the Zihuatanejo Bay in Mexico telling us to go enjoy summer and all it has to offer because Winter Festing in Mexico comes soon after. And to tell you as well, that we’re pitching some clubs in Alberta and soon in Manitoba and elsewhere about a new campaign of ours for our summer travels. A night of great music in “Battle” format to discover at least one great act. The Battle To Go Mexico on January 26-29, 2023 in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, or another one of our event dates in places like Mexico City or Mazatlan. And as we always do, try to raise as much as we can for a very timely and worthy cause…perhaps something like “Peace…One Love…A Night For Ukrainian Refugees Resettling In Canada and the local community. We’ll keep you informed friends. Just wanted to tell you what we’re working on. Have a great May and summer months!

Get Ready For March, 2021

#Mexico baby. #Beach #Playa #Sun #Sol

Where you want to be for live #rock ‘n #blues always for great #causes when it’s cold everywhere else. Coming Soon! https://tequilabluesrock.com Special 2021 & 2022 Fest Promo. BOGO. Buy 1 Weekend Fest Pass For 2021 & Get 2022 Free. Click Festival Tickets here.

We Are…And Always Have Been…A Benefit Fest For Worthy Local & National Causes In Mexico

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.

Natalia Ruiz Gomez of the Claudio Bigotes Memorial Animal Shelter of Toluca/Mexico City And Choco, the young part Doberman rescued from the street, who needed extensive Vet. treatments.

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.

Vincente Contreras, 14 years old of Ixtapa-Zihua.

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.

Many New Performers Ready To Participate in 2021 & 2022
More New Performers, Many From Mexico For Our International Fest

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.

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

The Nova Scotiables-Celtic Rock from Alberta Canada Coming To Mexico

The Nova Scotiables-Celtic Rock from Alberta Canada Coming To Mexico
They Always Bring The Party-They Always Bring The Fun
From The Calgary Saddledome To Our Beachside Live Rock ‘n Blues Fest in Mexico in January 2021
PreSales Coming August 10. More Announcements To Come.
Where Do You Want To Be In January 2021?

You Can See The Performer Voted Best Blues Guitarist At The International Blues Challenge January, 2020 Memphis Tennessee

See You In Mexico In January.

You Can See The Performer Voted Best Blues Guitarist At The International Blues Challenge January 2020 Memphis Tennessee.

JW Jones, from Ottawa, Canada is an amazing blues guitarist…one of the best in the world. He’s Got The Ring, The Cup, The Votes Of The Judges To Prove It. Best Blues Guitarist At The Very Prestigious International Blues Challenge At Their Most Recent Event. January 2020. Performed On Big Stages Worldwide With Blues Icons Like Buddy Guy & Robert Cray & Many Others.

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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A Full Night Of Rock Creedence Style, Blues Chicago Blues Style, And Soul The Blues Brothers Style Coming Up In Ixtapa Mexico

The Chris Sanchez Blues Band Coming To Ixtapa Friday, March 6

Some Great Don’t Miss Rock ‘n Blues Exploding In Ixtapa-Zihua Next Few Weeks

We’ve Got Some Excellent Out-of-Town Performers Coming On February 28 & 29, March 6 & 7 and March 13 & 14. 2 Groups from Mexico City, One from Morelia. Morelia with 10 performers to be exact. It’s our Rock ‘n Blues Showcase En Vivo on March 6 & 7. Three great unique sets. Festival sets.
All are coming with full bands, and a-rockin’ uptempo live concert-style performance we love at Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Events. All Shows at Villas Paraiso Hotel & Rock Bar in Ixtapa.

Pre-approved music from Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Events. We’ve had two groups before and we know how well folks responded to them two or three years ago. One is new to us here in Ixtapa, but has a great frontman and vocalist, all are excellent musicians and are great folks that want to support our fundraising, as all of them do, and we are confident will not disappoint in any way.

We Present The Event Posters Below. Please Don’t Hesitate To Share With Friends Who Like Some Rock in their Music! We’ve Got That For Them.




We’re In The News About Our Upcoming Events & Future Plans For More Great Live Rock & Blues Music In Ixtapa-Zihua

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.

Our February 24th New Release Spanish Version To Local Media in Ixtapa-Zihua

Our February 24 News Release English Version To Mexico Media

Our 2020 Fest Wrap Up News Release January 23, 2020 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.

See You on March 6 & 7 for Rock ‘n Blues Showcase En Vivo-The Return Of Chris Sanchez…And He’s Bringing His Rock ‘n Blues Friends. 3 Full Sets

See You on March 13 & 14 for We Will ROCK You-The Music Of Queen & Bon Jovi And Much More Classic Rock Hits 3 Full Sets.