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 “firstname.lastname@example.org” 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.
Charlie Jacobson of Red Deer, Alberta Canada presents the Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry Show Again Tonight In Ixtapa at Villas Paraiso Hotel and Restaurant, Our Rock ‘n Blues Bar At Night. With Many More Performers For 5 Hours Of Live Rock ‘n Blues As Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fest Has A Successful Reboot For 2023. It all starts just after 6:00 pm with Trebor Villa of Morelia, Mexico presenting his eerily similar early Bob Dylan set.
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!
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.
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.
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.
He arrives on January 19, midday, so do The Blues Brothers Tribute, Geoff and Chris Dahl, so time for a special fun meet and greet at Madana Bar and Restaurant in Zihuatanejo and Villas Paraiso Hotel and Restaurant in Ixtapa. Before January 20 and 21 when we are very pleased to give you Charlie and his excellent local backing band of Kristell Rodriguez and America Hernandez, from Morelia, with full concert flavor. Plus jams and collaborations with all other performers throughout the evening.
Don’t miss Charlie live! He leaves it all on stage! With full-out performances creating new fans everywhere he plays. Buy Now.! Secure Your Seat and Table. Ticket information is below the Posters.
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!
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.
Please Bring A Big Cuddly Toy or Gift For A Kid Who Could Use A Bigger Smile At Christmas. Want To Be A Hard Working Volunteer Member Of The Paraiso Society Or Want To Be A Performers? It’s A Great Time To Come And Talk To Us.
Everyone! Please join us at our fun Christmas Get Together at Madana Restaurant and Bar, our Zihuatanejo rock and blues venue for 2023, on Wednesday, December 14 after 6:30 pm. And please join us Tuesday, December 20 for breakfast at Ricardo’s Restaurant in the Villas Paraiso Hotel in Ixtapa, our Ixtapa venue, after 8:00 am.
We’re bringing back our own version of Toys For Kids…More Smiles At Christmas…It’s The Paraiso Society/Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festival and Shows TOY MOUNTAIN….well we’re in Mexico, let’s call it TOY TOPE!
We’ll ask the Venue owners to help us to make sure the toys get to the children who need more smiles, in particular, single-parent families and low-income families. The same way we targeted toys before.
All Rock and Blues Lovers welcome …yes we’ll have the Music of the 2023 Fests playlists (Spotify and Youtube) playing as long we are there Come to buy advance Fest Show tickets if you need face-to-face and cash deals…come to just have a drink or food and talk with us about our plans, come and talk with us if you’re a local or regional performer and you want to get on stage with the Big Boys and Girls and show you’ve got it too.
Some photos of our previous Toys For Kids effort below. It’s a great time to bring it back now. We’re Back And The Big Reboot 2023 is coming soon. It’s all about the Smiles!
We remind everyone that advance tickets are being sold online only until January 13, except for these two events. Perhaps at other events too in the future, but nothing firm at this point. Seating and Tables in the Venues in order of purchase. Here are the two Ticket Purchase links. Our Website #1 and All Events Tickets #2 Same Tickets, Same Prices. Just An Additional Option For Buyers If You Prefer One System Over The Other.
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.
I Think We Heard You Say Poster Me, Show Me The Lineup, The Shirts! For Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico, January 20-29, 2023. Rock ‘n Blues Festing January 27-29. Vegas Style Rock . Blues & R&B Shows January 20-21. More!
Who Do You Want To See Most Live? From Our 2023 Lineup And Shows? Please, In The Comments.
Music First Always! For Us.
But You Could Also Say You Are Coming For A Big Friends and Familly Celebration, Or The Tequila Sampling, Or The Arts & Crafts Show And Sale, The Love Unlimited Exposition Displays, Or The 60-40 And Tequila Bottle Per Night Jackpots. Or Music And Dancing! We’re Not Judging!
Fun, Fun, Fun, In The Warmth Near The Beaches, Always For The Cause(s)
Please Share To All Who You Know Love To Have A Great Time And Feel Alive!
And There Will Also Be Our New 2023 Fest And Shows Promo Video Coming Very Soon.
Fest Pass Packages Selling Well. Don’t Miss Out. Limited Seating And Tables. Get Up Close And Personal. That’s The Beauty Of Our Mexico Events. Go Here For Ticket Packages Now. Watch for more Promo Short Reels Introducing Our Performers And Shows.
The real deal folks. You may not have heard her name but you will remember her when you see her live here in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Mexico, January 21-29, 2023.
When well-known saxman and vocalist Mike Clark of Calgary, had to bow out of coming to Mexico in 2023, we knew we had a big hole to fill…tell you more on November 8…the Chuck Berry Tribute…but he gave us one great thing…a strong recommendation, based on him seeing her live recently, that we bring Chris Ghidoni here to fill the role we mentioned above. And so we are.
We know you’ll love friendly and unassuming Chris, from Brandon, Manitoba Canada with the big guitar chops and strong blues rock voice when we get her live with us in Mexico.
Here’s a couple of her videos and then her bio below. Join Chris and say “Gotta Go” To Mexico!
Chris Ghidoni is a blues rock guitar player and singer from Brandon, Manitoba. She grew up listening to some great bands, including The Rolling Stones and ZZ Top, and found BB King later on her own which led her to discover many other great blues artists. Other influences include Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Freddie King, Albert King, and Colin James.
Chris has been playing blues and rock guitar for years around Western Manitoba and Winnipeg and also in Vancouver. She has opened and shared the stage with Winnipeg’s Big Dave McLean and many other well-known top performers. The Chris Ghidoni Band has played at The River City Blues Festival March, 2019, Women in Blues at the Park Theatre in November 2021, and the Regina Blues Festival in March 2022 and all over western Canada, including the famous Rockin’ The Fields Rock Festival in Minnedosa, Canada.
On September 4th, 2022, Chris released her first original EP called How We Say Goodbye. It’s available to stream or purchase on Bandcamp.com, Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon Music.
Chris said Yes “Gotta Go”.. To Mexico when we asked. Please join her and all our other great performers in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico January 21-29, 2023 when we present The Big Reboot 2023. Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festival. Watch for more details about our Lineup and Schedule coming November 8th when we officially launch our 2023 Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week and the Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festival. Now in our 6th year since January 2018 when we first began.
Coming to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo for our Go Mexico Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Festival…The Big Reboot 2023. All Part of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week January 21-29. See him live up close and personal in a rockin’ Concert format.