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 Blues Explosion Festival is truly, “The Festival That Love Built”. Live music events for a cause and for the community is the Tequila Blues mission.
Over 400 visitors from Canada, USA and many other parts of Mexico attended the three-day event at the Ixtapa Event Centre in Ixtapa showing a strong base level of interest for a blues, blues-rock, jazz and reggae music festival by the beach. There were 34 performers from Mexico, with 6 from Canada and USA.
Festival organizer, Bob Rempel said, “we are pleased that In spite of greatly increased costs, and some unexpected expenses as we transitioned to full Festival status with a three-day event, we were still able to significantly help the Talita Cumi orphanage. Of course, we would have liked to have done more with more support. The kids were a treat to have at the Festival every night with their songs, and their final night’s full participation with The Blues Brothers show was a Festival highlight and a priceless memory.”
We thank our performers, sponsors, and fans for helping us to continue to support the excellent work of Talita Cumi orphanage. We’ve requested Talita Cumi develop a music program, with guitar and piano lessons for the children, which we would help continue to grow. As well we support the continued development of the Orphanage facility and other programs to serve more children in need in this community.
On a less positive note, Rempel noted the challenges ahead for the Festival. “The performers provided great music and great shows, and vibe in the audience each night was very positive, however, we still feel we have much work to do to get music fans, governments, sponsors and the local community to fully embrace us, fill the venue and guarantee that the Festival remains here in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo as a permanent fixture with high-quality well-known performers every year.”
Rempel added that from those who attended Year II of Tequila Blues, feedback has been very positive for a continuation of the Festival, however, organizers have said they wish to see the response to the upcoming Tequila Blues Concerts For A Cause series for Talita Cumi. Current plans are for three more events, possibly five, in 2019.
The first one is January 26 with a full 3 hour plus Beatles Tribute show at the Ixtapa Event Centre beside Frank’s Restaurant in Ixtapa. For more information on The Beatles show: https://www.facebook.com/events/167454297383097 Additional dates are February 9 (performer announcement on January 26) and February 23 for The Doors Experience Show.
Tequila Blues Explosion Festival International receives no government funding of any kind and operates with limited sponsorship support and small unpaid volunteer staff. All dollars contributed to the children of Talita Cumi and orphanage development come directly from the pockets of fans of the Festival, and the Festival organizers and sponsors.
Key Sponsors & Supporters for the 2019 Festival included Frank’s Restaurant, Ixtapa (Frank Aiello), Villas Paraiso, Ixtapa (Ricardo Gomez Sr & Jr.), Big Boy Tequila, Troncones, Hotel El Tradicional VV, Zihuatanejo (Eloisa Rodriguez) and RMAD Properties (Rosy Aguilar Duran) Key Volunteers were: Natalia Ruiz, Deb Maxwell, Julia Rempel, Jackie Avila Sanchez, Chris Sanchez, Enrique Tritton and Arturo Rocha. There were many donations directly to the orphanage at the event, but we particularly acknowledge the donations of Susy Hensel, Robin Sanford and Frank Aiello.
We sincerely thank all our big-hearted, very talented 2019 Performers who came to support our fundraising for Talita Cumi orphanage and the growth of the festival. Our Tequila Blues Explosion 2019 performer playlist which features their music is here: https://goo.gl/oRcjbR
The performers were: Canada: Geoff & Chris Dahl-The Blues Brothers Show, Jenie Thai Nolan, Charlie Jacobson, Andrew Scott USA: Robert George
Mexico: Isidoro Negrete, Raices del Blues (4), Lorena Cabrera Bernal y Tangerine Blues-Rock (3), The Broken Brothers Blues Band (3) (all Mexico City) Juan Carlos Cortes, Charley Blues, Chris Sanchez Blues Band (3) (all Morelia), Sweet Swing (5) (Tuxtla Gutierrez), Zihuatlan Vibration (4) and SANTE (9) (Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo)
Tonight’s Festival Schedule Below In Facebook Post. We Start at 6:00 With An Awesome Blues-Rock Band From Mexico City: The Broken Brothers Blues Band. Don’t Miss Them! And Then The Blues Brothers Return With Another Show At 8:45 PM. In Between Great Music And The Talita Cumi Choir. See You At The Ixtapa Event Centre. Plus Jamming And More At The Villas Paraiso Pool Party This Afternoon.
We Plan To Close Our 2019 Fest Strong! On A High Note And Talk About How To Do It Even Better. The Music First Two Nights Has Been Absolutely Fantastic…That’s What Folks Are Telling Us. Come Out And Enjoy Tonight’s Finale. It’s Saturday Night In Ixtapa…And Just Means We’re Going To Rock-Blues-Rock! Tickets Available At The Door.
Afternoon Pool Parties at Villas Paraiso will be hot with cold beverages aplenty. Nights will be On Fire at the Ixtapa Event Centre with 4.5 to 5 hours of live music and concert format shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday night January 10-12. Plus we have big plans for a BluesKruise4Kids and more after Fest Pool Parties on the 13th. It’s in Ixtapa, Mexico, Mexico’s warm weather hidden paradise with amazing beaches everywhere. A community event, in its second year, raising funds for the children of the Talita Cumi orphanage near Zihuatanejo so they can reach their full potential in life.
The links are below. Enjoy a good sampling of the Live Music you will hear in person and have a chance to see the performers up close and personal. Skip the lines and get your seats reserved with Advance Tickets Online HERE, or visit Frank’s Restaurant in Ixtapa or Hotel El Tradicional VV in Zihuatanejo. Discounts for groups of 10 or more. Seating upgrade offer in effect until end of day January 1, 2019.
It’s January 10-13 in Ixtapa, Mexico. Download The Schedule And See All The Events. The January 10 Thursday Festival Opening Night Will Be A Big Night, And A Big Crowd As We Bring the Awesome Blues Brothers Show To Ixtapa. Plus You Will Get All BluesFest Performer Previews. However, We Want To Make Sure You Don’t Miss All The Other Great Events On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 11-13. The Best Music To Come To Ixtapa In A Long Time! We Promise!
If You Want Reserved Seating In The Section Of Your Choice, No Standing, And No Lineups At The Door To Enter, Advance Tickets Are Your Best Choice. Visit Our Local Ticket Sales Locations At Frank’s Restaurant, Ixtapa, Deb Maxwell, Ixtapa and Hotel El Tradicional VV, Zihuatanejo. Or Go Online At Our Festival Tickets Page And Purchase Direct With Your Card.
We’re Getting Ready For The Big Crowd Coming For The First Night Of Tequila Blues Explosion Festival January 10 in Ixtapa. Tequila Blues Explosion Fest International is a community event for the children of Talita Cumi orphanage near Zihuatanejo. January 10, opening night, it’s the awesome Blues Brothers Full Show and preview performances from all our Performers. Then full concerts January 11 & 12 with different music each night. Afternoons at Villas Paraiso for pre Fest Concert: Pool Parties, Fun, Jam and other Live Music, and then evening Concerts at the Ixtapa Event Centre.
Did we say that we hope have the largest crowd ever at a live music event in Ixtapa on January 10, 2019. With many, many dressed in Blues Brother Costume. When people who know their two hour show say to us “This will be the best night of entertainment to come to Ixtapa this season and many more…It’s a can’t miss night”, we can’t help but agree with them.
¿Dijimos que esperamos tener la mayor cantidad de público en un evento de música en vivo en Ixtapa el 10 de enero de 2019.? Cuando las personas que conocen su programa de dos horas nos dicen: “Esta será la mejor noche de entretenimiento para venir a Ixtapa esta temporada y muchas más … Es una noche que no puede perderse”, no podemos dejar de estar de acuerdo con ellos.
The Tequila Blues Explosion Festival International II Comes To Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo January 10-13, 2019. A great lineup of International Performers presenting blues, blues-rock, jazz and reggae. Including two local groups from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. Supporting a great cause, the children of the Talita Cumi orphanage near Zihuatanejo.
See you at Villas Paraiso Ixtapa in the afternoons for Pool Parties, Meet and Greets and Live Music. Then it’s over to the Ixtapa Event Centre in Plaza IxPamar, behind Frank’s Restaurant, just 5 minutes away, for our Evening Concerts. Opening Night will be very special with one of the best in the world, Blues Brothers music and comedy show at 8:30 pm, with All Festival Performer Preview Appearances starting at 5:30 pm.
Friday night is our Tribute To The Legends of Blues and Rock Concert (tributes to The Doors, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, B.B. King, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Aretha Franklin and many more) with our fun Canada/USA vs. Mexico harmonica blowout competition and a big Closing Collaboration.
Saturday night’s Closing Concert is full of collaborations, a Mexico vs Canada drum-off competition, and all Performers bringing the Best of their Best music. A great closing night is in store for all of us. Sunday afternoon is our Blues Kruise 4Kids Blues At Sea fundraising cruise on the Picante Catamaran with Festival Performers and all-inclusive food and beverages.
Please like our Facebook page to ensure you have all the latest information or bookmark this site. Afternoon Pool Parties, Meet and Greets and Live Music at Villas Paraiso in Ixtapa, our Host Hotel, starting at 3:00 pm. Evening Concerts, 4.5 to 5 hours of live music, will be at Ixtapa Event Centre in Plaza IxPamar, starting at 6:00 pm, 5:30 pm on Thursday Jan. 10. The detailed schedule for download will be published in late December.
Tequila Blues Explosion Festival II in Ixtapa, Mexico is just 37 Days Away And We’re Going To Get You Ready For A Great Festival.
We’ve Updated Our Performers Playlist today and they’re many great performers already.
But We’re Here To Tell You That There Are Still More Announcements To Come Including Local Performers For Our Pool Parties And Evening Concerts. Everything happens at Villas Paraiso our Host Hotel in Ixtapa, for great afternoon fun with live music, and the Ixtapa Event Centre for the evening 4- 5-hour full concert shows.
It’s a community event to provide great live music here and raise funds for the Talita Cumi orphanage and other causes.
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Tequila Blues Fest Brings You Mexico’s Got Talent Showcase this Saturday November 17, 2018 at Frank’s Restaurant in Ixtapa starting at 7:00 pm. Feature performers are the 9 piece Sante band with a “Santana vibe”, ages 9-16. Our aim is to encourage the development of music among youth and developing musicians in the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo region. It’s free. See you at Frank’s
Show Us Your Love For Talita Cumi Orphanage, Villas Paraiso Ixtapa, the Ixtapa Event Centre, or Frank’s Restaurant in Ixtapa by posting a fun selfie, you having fun with friends, or action/event photo or video on our pages from one of these locations or with the Talita Cumi orphanage kids or staff, for your chance to win.
Great prizes including two front section tickets for an upcoming Concert Show, discounts and upgrade coupons for runners-up and please only your own great photos or videos involving Frank’s Restaurant, Ixtapa Event Centre, Villas Paraiso or Talita Cumi orphanage. If you find a way to include our great sponsor, Big Boy Tequila, as well, even better for you.
We’re still out talking about Ixtapa Zihuatanejo live music concert style events upcoming. How they can become tourism magnets for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo that will add more fun, more options for entertainment and change the image of this community for those considering our destination.
Our Tequila Blues Explosion Festival in year two expanded to four days and plans for growth every year upcoming. Our 12 Saturday night Concerts For A Cause series that can easily be expanded to many more nights. Out talking about benefitting the community, and causes like the orphanage children of Talita Cumi which these projects support. Talking about truly developing the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo daytime and evening event and live music scene to become a powerful tourist and visitor magnet, one of the best in Mexico.