These Great Performers Love Mexico & Our LocaI Causes-It’s Ixtapa, Mexico-January 2021-Rock’nBlues Explosion Fest #4

New Fest Promo Video Released September 15, 2020.  Music, Events, Beaches, Warm Weather, Fest Safety Bubble.  We’re Ready To Rock…Safely…When You’re Ready To Go Live Again…In Mexico…In January.

Watch For Further Announcements.  Advance Fest Purchase Passes & Tickets Here.  All Passes & Tickets For 2021 Are Advance Only Due To Covid 19.  Deadline December 1, 2020

Direct Link To Video Here For Sharing With Fellow Music & Mexico Lovers.

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.

Today in Rock ‘n Blues History- A Daily Feature From Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion 2021

We’ve recently launched a new content feature you’ll see throughout our websites and social media pages daily.

Today in Rock ‘n Blues History

We love to feature the great rock, blues, blues-rock, country-rock, pop and more Music of our Lives at our events and we hope this helps bring back memories of all that great music.

We’re preparing for our “Isolate No More” Benefit Live Music Fest Weekends for January 2021 in Ixtapa-Zihua and we anticipate getting the green light to go ahead soon. Yes, perhaps with some alterations, but the great Music we all love will return bigger and better. It’s our Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fest IV in Ixtapa-Zihua. Fest III was great, just check out the music of Year III Fest and Events but Year IV will be even better.

So will our ongoing support of Causes and the Community in everything we do. We will do what we can to Help Support Local…Businesses and their Employees whose livelihood and income were devastated by the restrictions required to control the Virus.

To follow all the Daily “Today in Rock ‘n Blues History” and news about the Events you can follow us on our Events Facebook Page or Tequila Blues on Twitter, Instagram or our main websites: Isolate No More Fest 2021 or Previous Fests




Today in Rock ‘n Blues History- A Daily Feature From Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion 2021

We’ve recently launched a new content feature you’ll see throughout our websites and social media pages daily.

Today in Rock ‘n Blues History

We love to feature the great rock, blues, blues-rock, country-rock, pop and more Music of our Lives at our events and we hope this helps bring back memories of all that great music.

We’re preparing for our “Isolate No More” Benefit Live Music Fest Weekends for January 2021 in Ixtapa-Zihua and we anticipate getting the green light to go ahead soon. Yes, perhaps with some alterations, but the great Music we all love will return bigger and better. It’s our Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fest IV in Ixtapa-Zihua. Fest III was great, just check out the music of Year III Fest and Events but Year IV will be even better.

So will our ongoing support of Causes and the Community in everything we do. We will do what we can to Help Support Local…Businesses and their Employees whose livelihood and income were devastated by the restrictions required to control the Virus.

To follow all the Daily “Today in Rock ‘n Blues History” and news about the Events you can follow us on our Events Facebook Page or Tequila Blues on Twitter, Instagram or our main websites: Isolate No More Fest 2021 or Previous Fests




Our Tequila Blues & Rock Fest News Release Today Tells The Story Of Year III in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo-Espanol & Anglais

Our Tequila Blues & Rock Fest News Media Release Today Tells The Story Of Year III in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo. Plus The History Of The Fest. In English and Spanish.

Please Share This Public Information With Your Media Contacts, And Family and Friends. We Thank You Sincerely. For The Great Live Music…Classic Popular Films, For The Community, For The Deserving Kids And Street Animal Rescue Causes, For The Fun-Fun-Fun! We Come Together in Ixtapa-Zihua, 2020

News Release Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion December 27, 2019 English

News Release Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion December 27, 2019 Spanish

Media Coverage of Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Fest (Mexico News Daily-December 27

Version 1.0 Schedule: (Version 2.0 with minor alterations to be released January 2)

Mauricio Kings, from Mexico City, coming to Zihuatanejo January 17-19 with one album of originals plus great covers of The Doors and Dylan and more blues-rock.

We’ve Added More Performers-The Latest & Greatest Fest Posters Now Available

Tequila Blues & Explosion Fest. Int. III Ixtapa-Zihua, Mexico. We Kick Off The New Decade In Grand Style. Two Weekends of Rock ‘n Blues ‘n Jazz (and some reggae, some country and more)

Fonzeca CPP Group, Monterrey, Mexico

We’ve Added More Performers For Both January 10-12 and January 17-19 -The Latest & Greatest Poster Now Available. Supporting Very Worthy Local and Mexico Causes.

Great Performer Lineup. Ixtapa Days Have A Feature Film Included As Well. Supporting Great Local & MX causes.

Evelyn Rubio is coming to Ixtapa-Zihua, MX for Tequila Blues & Rock Fest Int. III To Support Our Causes And Bringing Great Blues & Jazz With Her.

Evelyn Rubio is coming to Ixtapa-Zihua, MX for Tequila Blues & Rock Fest Int. III To Support Our Causes And Bringing Great Blues & Jazz Classics & Originals With Her. See Evelyn January 17-19, at Orient Bay in Zihuatanejo. Are you coming too? We’re just days away now.

We Love To Partner With Community Minded Enterprises And Biz. Is That You? Let’s Come Together For The Causes!

We Love To Partner With Community Minded Enterprises And Biz. Is That You? Let’s Come Together For The Causes. For The Community!

Watch The Video Now: You And Me And A Sea Turtle & A Live Rock & Blues Music Explosion At Ixtapa & Zihua Mexico January 2020

Coming To Playa La Ropa Zihuatanejo January 17 & 18-The Blues & Rock Explosion Festival Zihua 2020 At Orient Bay

Coming To Playa La Ropa Zihuatanejo January 17 & 18-The Blues & Rock Explosion Festival Zihua 2020 At Orient Bay. The Views Alone Are Worth The Price of Admission…But We’re Going To Add Great International Live Rock ‘n Blues.

SSSHHH Don’t Tell Anyone About Our Hidden Paradise For Beaches & Music In Mexico. It’s Ixtapa baby!

SSSHHH Don’t Tell Anyone About Our Hidden Paradise For Beaches & Rock & Blues Music In Mexico Ixtapa baby! Ok, Family & Friends Should Know!

Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Fest III Less Than 90 Days Away Now! It’s All In Ixtapa-Zihua, Mexico Near The Beach In The Warmth!

Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Fest III Less Than 90 Days Away Now! It’s All In Ixtapa-Zihua, Mexico Near The Beach In The Warmth! January 10-12,& 17-19, 2020. Where will you be?

Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Fest Comes To Ixtapa in 130 Days

Where will you be? Join us…we’ve got Free Hugs, great Live Music and so much more. Rock your Life!

Summertime Promotion for Your Wintertime Music…By The Beach

Special Promotion On Now For Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Fest January 2020 in Ixtapa-Zihua, Mexico. Purchase Fest Tickets Online Here Before September 1, 2019 To Take Advantage Of This One Time Promotion. Your Promo Voucher Will Be Emailed To You.

Become An Animales Angel On The Streets Of Mexico

Join us for a night of fun and network building on July 11 at McCarthy’s Tlalpan, in Mexico City, our great community partner. Halos will be awarded. Mas amor, por favor!

Mental Toughness inspired by Navy Seals and Patrick Jane

News About Tequila Blues Rock Explosion Fest. III January 2020

Announcing Plans For Tequila Blues-Rock Explosion III

We’re Excited To Tell You About The Possibilities For Tequila Blues Explosion Fest III in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo January 2020. News Releases for download in English and Spanish below. Looking forward to seeing you on January 10 in Ixtapa-Zihua or even earlier at some of our other Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion events. Like our FB page to always get the latest news or follow us here. English News Release text below as well.

English News Release

Espanol Version.

May 23, 2019-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Bob Rempel, Managing Co-Chairperson. Address: Winnipeg/Ixtapa, Mexico  Phone/W.A:+52 755 101 5989 Co-chair & Mexico Liaison: Natalia Ruiz Gomez, Mexico City +52 552 9420701 (Phone/W.A.)

Emails: tequilabluesfest@gmail.com & bobrempel@gmail.com  

Web: https://tequilabluesrock.com/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests/

Tequila Blues Explosion Fests Ready To Return To Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo

Blues and Blues-Rock Explosion Weekend #3 Will Be Held In Mexico on January 10-12, 2020.  Advance Tickets At Best Possible Value Ever On Sale Now-Price Increase June 1, 2019

Possible Second Weekend of Live Blues & Blues-Rock Music For January 17-19

We’re very pleased to announce the plans for the 3rd Tequila Blues Explosion Fest Event for the weekend of January 10-12, 2020 in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, stated festival organizer Bob Rempel.   

Based on anticipated successful fundraising, new sponsorships and advance ticket sales over the next six months, we have an excellent roster of performers we are ready to present, he said.  All have already agreed to perform. Many more are possible. Well known names, and newcomers, who are rising stars.

The great live music continues with appearances by Fest favorites Geoff and  Chris Dahl, who will present their high energy  truly amazing, The Blues Brothers show and a new one for 2020, their The ZZ Top show,

Tangerine from Mexico City, with the great blues-rock voice of Lorena Cabrera Bernal fronting, plus a keyboardist added to the four-piece band now, will feature tributes to Janis Joplin, and Led Zeppelin their specialties, but also Queen, AC-DC, Deep Purple, and others

Charlie Jacobson, highly versatile blues-rock and rockabilly frontman-vocalist, guitarist and showman will come from Canada. He impressed when he was last here

Isidoro Negrete Reynoso,one of Mexico’s finest blues-rock harmonica players, a  legend in his country in fact, from Mexico City, will add that great harp feel to bring out the best in the blues songs

New for 2020 we have guitarist and vocalist Joe Brett from Ontario, Canada who is bringing his special Stevie Ray Vaughan (SRV) tribute show to Ixtapa.

Also joining the all star ensemble to make sure the special collaborations that Tequila Blues is becoming known for, truly amaze, is rock, blues and soul music Saxophonist  Max Octava Maravilla of Mexico City, Mexico.

Returning to Ixtapa as well is vocalist and harmonica player Robert George now of Nelson, BC, but with his roots in the San Francisco music scene, so he is bringing his pal from the days of youth, multi instrumentalist Mike Billo with him.  Mike has performed with and backed up blues greats such as John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Reed, and many others from San Francisco and all over the world.  He plays the harmonica, bass and slide guitars, banjo, ukulele and dobro.

Rempel said Tequila Blues continues in discussions with a lengthy list of performers who have all expressed a serious interest in appearing at the Tequila Blues Fest and supporting our causes, and of course enjoying the great Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo weather and beaches in January as well.  As do all our new and old visitors from away attending Tequila Blues Explosion events. “Come for the music stay for the beaches” is the long time slogan Tequila Blues slogan.

People such as blues and jazz vocalist and saxophonist Evelyn Rubio from Houston, originally from Mexico City,  Kal David and Lauri Bono from Palm Springs, USA, Brent Parkin, Winnipeg, Canada, Zeppia a 3 piece power rock trio of two sisters and a brother from Mexico City, that features music from Black Sabbath, Grand Funk and much more,  Bourbon Blues Ensemble from Leon, MX Fonzeca-Caja de Pandora Project, Monterey, MX, Andrew Parkhouse from Canada, Jimmy D. Lane, from Vancouver, B.C and originally Detroit, Austin Cane from Cleveland, USA and Rafael Tranquilino from Seattle, USA and originally from Mexico City.

Many are ideal candidates for our additional second weekend of great music if we attract the ticket sales and sponsorship we require for our first weekend, according to Rempel.

“We’ve tried to tell everyone connected and interested in growth for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo these past three years, Tequila Blues Explosion Fest originator, Bob Rempel said, that these kind of events are tourism magnets that many tourism focused communities in Mexico are hoping to develop or acquire to give them an edge to attract visitors.  The kind of visitors with higher levels of spending that will really benefit a community in the highly competitive and somewhat stagnant tourism environment that currently exists in Mexico.”

Support from all sectors of the community, governments, and the fans, our ticket buying public will help create an ongoing music festival with a difference, for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo that will continue to grow every year.  We hope that the next 6 months will show us everyone wants this for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and not let it go elsewhere, Rempel added.

Tequila Blues events are also fundraisers for the community. In the first two years over 120,000 pesos has been donated to a children’s orphanage near Zihuatanejo.  In 2020 Tequila Blues Events, and our venue partners, with the support of the fans, will raise funds for children and schools in low income areas near Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, primarily assisting with technology shortfalls, and Animal Rescue work both in Ixtapa-Zihua and other parts of Mexico.

What’s new for 2020?

-New music venue partners who have agreed to help support fundraising and performer’s expenses: Smoke Shack Ixtapa plus adjacent businesses, and Villas Paraiso Hotel & Bar & Grill Ixtapa

-A Zihuatanejo event venue is being sought, and will be announced in the near future

-All Tequila Blues events will be Membership Only events.  Membership will be a nominal amount and included in ticket prices in 2020. It signifies the way we wish to treat and deal with our fans in 2020 and in the future. Have them return every year as valued Tequila Blues members. And yes, “membership will have its privileges”.

-Musicians Geoff and Chris Dahl from Canada and Enrique Torres and Lorena Cabrera Bernal from Mexico (Tangerine) have agreed to serve both as music directors and technical advisors, assisting festival directors, to ensure we have the highest standard of performance and sound quality this year and in future years, at all venues, for the fans..

-All events will be sold by Advance Purchase only. Tickets must be in hand before the event. This will make ease of entry much more efficient for everyone and  supports our membership only approach. Fans of live music Tequila Blues style performed in warm January weather in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo close to the near perfect beaches here, will have this marked in red on their calendar many months in advance we know, organizers said.

-Group purchases and group travel to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo for either the January 10-12 weekend, the January 17-19 weekend, or both, will be fully supported by Tequila Blues fest, the organizers announced.  Put a group of 10 or more together from Canada, USA or Mexico and we will bend over backward to make your trip to Tequila Blues Explosion Fest a memorable one with great value.  We are truly all about our slogan: “Come for the Music-Stay For The Beach”

-A free show by all the visiting musicians and performers for the evening of Thursday January 9, for all local residents of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and region, at a Central location, is under consideration. The support of a major sponsor, private or government, to help defray the costs of staging the event, will be essential however.

-Fest organizers will make their best efforts to incorporate additional events they organize into the Tequila Blues Explosion Fest as soon as possible, with growth every year. Events such as beach volleyball or ultimate frisbee (disc sports) tournaments, motorcycle and car club rallies, art and crafts show and sale, pet shows, and a pets in motion fun run/walk/bike event along the ciclopista with the family pet or your rescue dog or cat.

-Fundraising for January 2020 Starts Now! Please visit  https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets to purchase Tequila Blues Explosion 3.0 advance tickets and memberships. For groups, sponsorships/partnerships or other communication and proposals please send us a message from Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests/  Messaging also available from website or use our email address or phone/whatsapp.

Useful Links:

2020:

Online Advance Ticket Purchase:  https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/

2020 Festival Performers Playlist:

Youtube:  (Coming Soon)  follow channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChtj8gGbHYwIv_lOTK2jmHQ/playlists

Spotify:  (Coming Soon and published at Tequila Blues Facebook and Website)

2019:

2019 Festival Wrap Up

English:https://tequilabluesrock.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/English-News-Release_Media-Advisory-Tequila-Blues-Explosion-Festival-II-January-19-2019.pdf

Spanish: https://tequilabluesrock.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Spanish-Version-News-Release_Media-Advisory-Tequila-Blues-Explosion-Festival-II-January-19-2019.pdf

2019 Fest Performance Videos: https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests/  and click on videos from the left hand column.  

Also go to Tequila Blues YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChtj8gGbHYwIv_lOTK2jmHQ/videos

A Strong Closing Night For Tequila Blues Explosion Festival International Coming Up Tonight

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.