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.
“We had such a good time on Friday night at Madana- it was great music and good fun. Kevin was hoping to buy a festival t-shirt there but there were no size large. Will we be able to get a size large somehow? Gracias and have a great day.”
Pat and Kevin O’Shea
Got ideas for us about 2024 and how we can make it better for everyone and bring even more people out, please send us an email to “email@example.com” We do read all comments and see how we might incorporate them. Just say Hi, so we have your email address and you can hear about our Events and Promos first. Thank you all for your Big Hearts. Just under 10,000 pesos (9950) raised through 50-50 Draws and Tequila Bottle Raffles will be directly donated to our local causes by the end of March we expect. Fest accounting continues but we’ll tell you more soon.
See You Next Year!
And now enjoy some more music from Saturday. Chris Sanchez Blues Band from Morelia, Mexico with the Horns added, performing The 3 Kings of Blues Tribute Show. And then below, the final Jam, the final Music from Ixtapa Saturday night for our great 4 “One Amazing Night” and “One Amazing Afternoon” Shows of 2023. Hoochie Coochie Man by Muddy Waters, with Torke Ross of Mexico City and Chris Sanchez on vocals and guitars, Eduardo Escobar on bass guitar, and The Morelia Horns backing them up.
Announcing January 27 & 28 Live Rock ‘n Blues By International Performers In Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo Mexico…the final Lineup & Schedule…well almost. Ticketing info for two more “One Amazing Night” shows by Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fests & Events at the bottom
(There are always some last-minute adjustments and cancellations in this business for all kinds of reasons. We apologize sincerely if you were only coming for one performer or one band, and he or she or they canceled out. We assure you that when we began advertising and communications, we had written commitments from everyone we promoted and advertised.)
Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fests Returns January 27 in Zihuatanejo, Mexico at the Madana Bar and Restaurant Back Rock Room (@madanabar) and January 28 in Ixtapa, Mexico at Villas Paraiso Hotel (and magically transformed to Rock ‘n Blues Bar by Night)
We’ve Got Rock ‘n Blues Performances By:
Charley Sanchez (Charly Blues) from Morelia, Mexico: Harmonica Evening Opener
Isidoro Negrete Reynoso, from Mexico City: Harmonica Evening Opener
Victor Sock, Morelia, Keyboards & Vocals Evening Opener
Joseph Leal, Mexico City, Keyboards & Vocals Evening Opener
Torke Ross, Mexico City, Guitar, and Vocals, Evening Opener
Karen Melendez, Morelia, and her Stairway To Heaven Set doing Led Zeppelin Music. (###Folks please don’t miss Karen. We just discovered her on our January 20 & 21 Shows and we asked her to stay with us for this weekend. Very impressive vocals. We call her our Roberta Plant)
Trebor Villa, Morelia, lead guitarist of The Oralia Band will perform a Jimi Hendrix blues rock medley. We’re getting ready for a full Jimi Hendrix Tribute in 2024. Trebor is the guy that played lead guitar with the pick in his mouth for a minute or two to close Saturday night at Madana. Our mouths were open. What a great up-and-coming all-around blues-rock talent!
Chris Ghidoni of Brandon, Manitoba Canada. Her first time on our stages. Blues-Rock & Classic Rock, Powerful Vocals & Lead Guitar. See Her In Video Performance Here On Our Website. Don’t miss this up-and-coming star. (More Performers Below The Photo Gallery)
Blues and Blues Rock In Homage: The Chris Sanchez Blues Band and added Horns Section from Morelia, Mexico: The Music of BB King, Albert King, and Freddie King, The 3 Kings of Blues. The Thrill (Of Great Live Music) Is Not Gone! Adapting the title of B.B. King’s most famous song: The Thrill is Gone!
Rock & Rockabilly: Charlie Jacobson from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, and his Picante Band (ok, we just made that up) Kristel Rodriguez on bass, and America Hernandez on drums with his new show, “Johnny B. Goode”…The Rock and Roll Music of Chuck Berry. Maybe some Early Elvis will be added too?
Beatles Music: Pain Train Band with Joseph Leal (lead vocalist, keyboards of The Folks, a very popular Beatles Tribute band) from Mexico City, with their Beatles versus CCR Challenge Show. Torke Ross on lead guitar and vocals. With Isidoro Negrete Reynoso on harmonica for selected songs.
For All Your Dancing Pleasures: Plus We’ve Also Decided To Hold Over A Proven Group From The First Weekend. The Very Impressive Show Band, Oralia Band from Morelia, Mexico with great uptempo R&B, Soul, Blues & Rock, and powerful vocals. We have asked them to perform their “Blues Brothers Medley” in each set, in honor of our dear departed Brothers in Blues & Rock, Geoff and Chris Dahl, who were only able to be with us on the first weekend. Sweet Home Chicago, Gimme Some Lovin’ Wang Dang Doodle, Think, Boom, Boom and other songs such as that from The Blues Brothers tribute show and the very popular 1980 movie.
Too Much Music For One Night. Too Much Fun, Too Much Dancing? Well Of Course We Know That’s Not Possible. We’ll Make It Work And You’ll Be The Beneficiaries.
Advance Tickets Guarantee You A Seat And Table. Buy Online Here: Festival Tickets Or In Person Wednesday at Noon until 1:00 pm at Villas Paraiso Hotel In Ixtapa, or Wednesday at 5:30 pm at Madana Bar & Restaurant in Zihuatanejo. Put Your Tickets On Hold Now If You Prefer In Person. Send Us A Message. Pick up by Wednesday To Keep Your Seat. Thank You For Your Great Support Over Our First Weekend! Folks Do Want To Rock! We Confirmed That Again. We Are In Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise For Sure!
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.
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.
Not only is Charlie a fan favorite in Mexico, so bringing him back for The Big Reboot is a “no-brainer”, but he is also one of the few we could think of that could give us a great Chuck Berry Tribute. From the famous Chuck Berry duck walk to Chuck Berry’s big hits, we are very confident that Charlie will give you a great show. Mr. Versatility, a multi-instrumentalist, is sought out as a session musician for his lead guitar play and is equally at home with blues, rock, and rockabilly. Always an energetic stage performance.
When we had to replace Mike Clark from Calgary, who had to bow out for personal reasons, we found another Alberta Canada performer (based out of Red Deer) who will fit right in. The glove fits! Happy to tell you today, Charlie is getting his Chuck Berry Tribute and all his other material, polished up for Mexico in January.
Your not sure about Chuck Berry’s music, the man that every up-and-coming blues rock and rock musician from the early 60s onward idolized. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones to start. He is in our opinion the true father of modern rock n roll. John Lennon said, “Another name for rock ‘n roll, you could call it Chuck Berry” Here’s a great article from Rolling Stone magazine to get you into Chuck Berry’s music.
Bio: Charlie Jacobson is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist born in Red Deer, Alberta. He has backed up and been backed up by some of the Canadian blues and blues-rock giants: Harpdog Brown, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Russell Jackson, David Vest and Donald Ray Johnson, to name a few. All of this foundation-building paid off. Charlie’s guitar appears to be part of his body when he’s on stage, like a third arm. It is not uncommon to see him weaving through crowds and jumping from drum kit to table, while singing his heart out, and never losing a note on the guitar. His first full-length Album was released was in 2015 titled “Alberta Flood” Two more since.
Charlie always brings the great music, a willing attitude for anything jams and collaborations, and equally importantly, always brings the fun and a great spirit. Now with a great new tribute show and music, in homage, and interpreting Chuck Berry’s music that he will present in Mexico for the first time. Join Charlie and the rest of our great performers and say “Si, Go Mexico, Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Go Playa/Beach” January 21-29, 2023, when its cold everywhere else. Ticket info is here at this site at the Festival Tickets page.
You told us Stay True to the Blues, but you said don’t be afraid to bring us More Rock…the Great Music of our Lives Kind. And we’ve listened and we will.
Music That Everyone Of Our Performers Can Buy Into. David Gogo our main headliner, and down.
So we announce today. Our Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week January 21-29, 2023 and our rock ‘n blues Festing just go a whole lot better.
The Music Of Chuck Berry, RIP is coming to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo January 21-29, 2023. And we’ll tell you soon about the international performer who will present our Chuck Berry Tribute to you. And the famous Chuck Berry Guitar Walk. You’ll love him. He’s a fan favorite everywhere he performs. And we’ll ask every performer to add some Chuck Berry to their sets too.
A Sincere Tribute By Our Music Lovin’ Organizers And All Our Performers, To The Man Whose Songs Have Been Covered By Almost Everyone Else. The Father of Rock ‘n Roll. John Lennon said “Another name for Rock ‘n Roll. Call it “Chuck Berry”.
We’ve already got The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones Music Challenge with our Mexico City Supergroup…we’ve already got The 3 Kings Homage/Tribute…the great Blues Roots Music of B.B. King, Freddie King and Albert King, by our 7 piece, with horns, rock band from Morelia, led by Chicago Blues schooled Chris Sanchez. Today we are so pleased to tell you that the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week, January 21-29, 2023, just got a whole lot better, because we’ve got a great new Performer to add to our Lineup who will do our Chuck Berry Tribute Music Sets and a whole more of blues-rock, rock and rockabilly too.
Enjoy Chuck Berry’s most famous song by Mr. John B. Goode himself at the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame.
Day 5 of Announcements For Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week, the Go Mexico-Go I-Z Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festival. January 21-29, 2023. Some of the Performers. Two of the Shows. By the way links to all previous announcements are at the end of this post.
Today it’s about some of the Music. More Music info manana. Still on our list to tell you about, and we’ll get to it soon: the Artisan’s & Artists Display & Market, the Taco-Tequila-Cerveza Food & Drink Wars (all for fun and satisfied taste buds of course, and the inaugural 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. More Rock ‘n Run and Beach Games in the future too. A Documentary is in the works, Of course, excellent pro-quality videos of every song performed at the Fest.
As well very important for all of our Volunteers who put their heart and soul and perspiration into the Event The Causes. Who, What we’re helping in 2023. Who the Performers are playing for? Who you are dancing for. Sharing the moments with friends and family. Buying 60-40 Tickets for. (our new and improved 50-50 draw)
Two Show Concepts Below But First Today We Tell You About Two Performers From Canada That Will Join Us. One is a lead guitar-slinging female vocalist from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada who we are proud to present to you as an Emerging Star. Chris Ghidoni. The second is a well-known name in the Calgary and Western Canada Blues Rock Scene. Mike Clark on lead vocals and saxophone. Big Hearts, Big Talent, we’re very pleased to present them to you.
We’ve been telling you about two Show concepts for months already. Both are good enough that you should consider making the trip from Canada and USA or elsewhere in Mexico for them.
For Blues & Blues-Rock Lovers: The 3 Kings Tribute Show: Spread Over 3 Days We Pay Tribute To The Music of Blues Legends, B.B. King, Albert King, and Freddie King with approximately 8 songs from each. Performed by the Chris Sanchez Blues Band of Morelia Mexico. Chris was born and schooled in blues guitar in Chicago, USA. With keys, harmonica, and a 3 piece horns section. And all performers at the Fest will be invited and most welcome to join in on additional jams or collaborations. Folks, the 3 Kings Tribute Show is Our Signature Blues Event For 2023. Worth the trip to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo alone, even if you don’t like great beaches and fun in the sun while it’s cold everywhere else.
For Rock Lovers: The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones Music Battle will delight everyone who loves to sing along and dance. Two bands who truly form a big part of The Music Of Our Lives. It will also be spread over three days of the Festival, it will be presented by our Mexico City supergroup. Joseph Leal, lead vocalist of The Folks will do The Beatles songs, Jagger (stage name) of the Stick Fingers band will do The Rolling Stones songs just like Jagger. Moves like him too. And they have a lot more music to provide us. Adrian Macotela is the lead vocalist and drummer for Desafasados of Mexico City. He will add Creedence vocals, Grand Funk, and many other classic rock songs. Torke Ross is on lead guitar, and he will add lead vocals on 3 Souls in Mind classic Spanish rock songs and on The Doors music and more. Carlos Rodriguez Chavez, like Torke, from 3 Souls In Mind, is on bass guitar.
More to come rock and blues lovers, and future names will be equally as good as all these very talented performers we introduced today. Stay tuned!
We announced 2 Big Vegas Style Shows each night for the opening weekend January 21 and 22, Day 1 Check It Out Here, We announced our Mexico’s Got Talent Showcase public concert at Zihuatanejo Centro on Thursday, January 26 on Day 2…Check It Out Here. On Day 3…Check It Out Here, We Announced Our Venues For Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week for January 21-29, 2023. On Day 4 We Announced Jazz and Jazz Rock For The Opening Weekend. A Separate Show. Check It Out Here.
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!
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.
Your Vote Counts. See Below. Sharing some great music we love. We’ll continue through to early September with more posts like this as we talk to possible Headliners for Go Mexico for the Cause in January. Some videos are for newly recorded, or newly remastered music, others are some of the highest view counts for the performer. Who do you love? Who would you love to see live on our Stages 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 and 2 Of Our New Music/Great Performers Fan Survey From Previous Weeks? Check It Out Here (Link To Volume 1) and Here (Link To Volume 2). And Continue To Vote For All Your Favorites. From the two previous posts, and this week’s post.
In This Week’s Segment 3:
In Random Order:
Janiva Magness USA
Blues Mules Canada
Jack Semple Canada
Mike Clark Band Canada
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram USA
Tab Benoit USA
Deanna Bogart and Tommy Castro USA
Please Vote For Your Favorites Now!
Watch For More Who Do You Love? In The Days Ahead. And Please Vote For Your Favorites From Part 1 and Part 2 of Who Do You Love? Who Would You Truly 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)
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!
It’s last-minute we know but still enough time to make this great. If you have a stage and sound and backline equipment (drums, amplifiers, monitors…often your favorite band can supply that and perform with us as well), we have an opportunity for your bar or restaurant for music at no cost to you for the weekend of February 3-6, 2022.
Alternatively, we are looking at the option of performing at open-air venues for the largest possible audience.
Background: We publicly announced a venue in July for our first Puerto Vallarta Event. That verbal agreement seems to have fallen through. Lessons learned and we’ll be smarter next time.
But that creates an opportunity for a new partner for our Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions events.
We have planned our first fundraising rock ‘n blues live music event for Puerto Vallarta for February 3-6, 2022.
We have a great lineup of performers ready to come in and support the fundraising for Street Animal Rescue Mexico, our cause for the 2021-22 winter season. We bring in the “Big Hearts” we call them.
Seventy-five percent of the fundraising from the Events we do in Puerto Vallarta will go to the local organizations like SPCA Puerta Vallarta and others that apply for funding. Primarily for neutering and medical treatment campaigns to existing organizations or veterinarians. The rest of the funds go to projects in other parts of Mexico. We are in the process of making contact with all of them now to create partnerships to work together on this fundraising weekend in P.V.
It starts with a special opening night concert by our headliner Chris Duarte. On Thursday February 3. A legend in blues-rock. Clearly one of the best guitarists in the world. And he “plays his ass off for the fans” as one fan said in a quote. From Austin, Texas. Often compared to Stevie Ray Vaughan. 14 albums. Tours extensively. Humble and a great guy. Perfect for our fest. And then Chris, and his partner Beth Lee, who is coming to Puerto Vallarta as well, will perform throughout our Fest, Electric country rock and soulful country from Beth.
Opening night, Thursday, February 3, Gil Gaidola, lead vocalist and lead guitarist of Mystic Highway, one of Canada’s top Creedence-John Fogerty Tribute Bands, who loves Mexico, who loves animals is ready to perform in Puerto Vallarta or region, as well. At your bar or restaurant. And then throughout the Friday through Sunday Fest as well.
We have Mexican performers as well. We always try to have a good blend. Viri Roots from Mexico City one of Mexico’s best blues voices will be a key part of our Bob Marley Tribute, and Fonzeca CPP Projecta four-piece group from Monterrey, Mexico led by Fonzeca Alexander, who has been named one of Mexico’s top male blues voices every year the past 10 years.
In addition to the Bob Marley Tribute, Chris Duarte will help lead our Jimi Hendrix Tribute and Gil Gaidola will lead our Creedence-John Fogerty Tribute. Music that is familiar to the fans and your guests. But each will do their own originals and cover songs throughout the Fest as well so fans will get the best of both worlds.
Plus we wish to feature at least one, possibly two to three local groups and performers. This way your very good and favorite local performer or band can be part of the Fest too. And we will bring in one or two more Mexican or USA performers and announce them by mid-January once we have a Venue firmly in place and we know how the lineup looks.
Please don’t think you have to accept our plan and approach 100% without a chance to talk and us to listen. We are looking to create long-term venue partners in Puerto Vallarta and every other community we go to.
You Supply The Venue And Stage And Are Identified As Our Fundraising Venue Partner In All Communication.
You Supply The Backline (Drums, Lead Guitar Amp, Bass Guitar Amp, Possibly Rhythm Amp), Monitors, Microphones)…The Stage Is Basically Plug and Play For Outside Musicians. As We Said Earlier Often This Can Be Supplied
You Supply Meals And Or Snacks And Drinks To Performers And A Couple Of Volunteers…As Discussed And Agreed On By Text Or Email
You Support The Event Through Promotion And Advertising Through Your Existing Channels And More If Possible.
You Retain All Food And Drinks Revenue, However, We Ask That You Open Your Big Heart Too And Consider A Donation To The Fundraising Based On The Revenues Generated By The Weekend.
We Supply The Musicians, Pay For Their Travel, And Accommodation, And Other Local Expenses. Organize The Performance Lineup And Advertise The Event Online. Your Help In Finding Good Value Accommodation And Meals And Other Perks For Musicians To Make Them Want To Return To Our Events And Your Venue In The Future Is Greatly Appreciated.
We Collect An Agreed On Cover Charge At The Door, Conduct Fundraising Activities And Sell Fundraising Merchandise. Great Music And Lots Of Fun Leads To Successful Fundraising…Our Philosophy.
I’m Sure You Have Lots Of Questions. You Can Send Them To Me Or We Can Talk In Person Or Do A Video Chat. Whatever You Prefer. Some Images Below For Your Information. Event Posters Are Examples Only. Hasta Luego.
GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN It’s December 2-5, 2021!
We Get Them First To Launch Our Mayan Riviera Fest!
Psst….Great News For Rockers At Our Fest…One Of Mexico’s Finest Power Rock ‘n Blues Voices Over The Past 10 Years Is Forming A New Band. And You Fans Will See Them First. The Hook: All Girl! Big Talent. Edgy But Ready For Cindi Lauper Style Fun On Stage.
Performers: Have You Got A New High-Quality Video Featuring Your Music? Let Us Know! We’d Love To Feature It In An Upcoming Show. Fans Of Blues & Rock: Preview Great Performers We Want You To See Live Soon.
Big Hearts-Big Stars Online Video Shows. Featuring Big Hearted -Big Talent Performers We Are Hoping To Work With At Our Live Performances In Mexico In The Future.
3 Shows-10 Segments Done. April 18, May 16 & June 24, 2021. View Our Performers At Our Lineup Page On Our Website.
Now A New Show Coming For Mid September. As We Launch Another New Website: NewBluesRock.com And Announce Stage 1 Of Our Lineups For the Live Rock ‘n Blues Mexico Winter 2021-22 Fests Tour Coming Soon.