David Gogo Says I Want To Go Mexico Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo And Create Some Blues-Rock Explosions At The Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Fest January 26-29, 2023…Announcing Our Headliner

David Gogo of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, world-class blues rocker, is coming back to Mexico, to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo to headline our 2023 Fest and help us reboot Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festivals & Events. He was with us in 2018 in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo when we first launched our Blues & Rock Events as part of an all-star band. “Not enough of David performing”, we heard a lot. So now he returns to Headline the 2023 Fest and gets us relaunched. We’re thrilled to tell you this, thrilled to have him back. A Big Heart of the finest variety with great support for the Kids and Animal Causes we help.

David Gogo Montreal Jazz Festival 2016, Bell Canada Stage

David Gogo’s current bio info (Spotify):

David Gogo is a six-time Juno Award Nominee and a three-time recipient of ‘Guitarist of The Year” at the Maple Blues Awards. Gogo’s accreditations further extend to accolades such as ‘Musician of The Year’ at the West Coast Music Awards, ‘Blues Recording of the Year’ at the Western Canadian Music Awards; and The Great Canadian Blues award. Now, the veteran Canadian bluesman David Gogo has released his sixteenth full-length album ‘Silver Cup’. This acoustic affair was recorded at Gogo’s home with longtime friend Steve Marriner, who produced and performed on the album. Silver Cup arose during the COVID pandemic and subsequent shutdown of live music as Gogo found time to reflect on his life, heritage, and career.

The album’s thematic ties to Gogo’s lineage are evident within songs such as Silver Cup’s title track, which took inspiration from an antique cup made in the 1800s and passed down to him by his 95-year-old grandmother. The titular silver cup’s history spans back to Gogo’s Great, Great, Great Uncle, James McKay. McKay, who is now renowned as a Métis Builder of Canada, began as a trapper and guide before eventually becoming involved in the negotiations of Treaties 1 through 5. Further, McKay held several positions with the newly formed Province of Manitoba, including dealings with Louis Riel. As this family heirloom led Gogo to better connect and engage with his storied family history, its symbolic nature acts as the perfect focal point for Silver Cup.

Great in jams and collaborations which we love and so do our fans, and quiet and friendly and down-to-earth as a person, we couldn’t have asked for a better Headliner to step up and say “Yes, I want to Go Mexico-Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo And Create Some Great Blues & Rock Explosions” Are you ready to join David? Hey it’s cold everywhere else at that time, isn’t it? January 26-29, 2023. Fun in the Sun, The Music of Our Lives For Great Local Causes…Street Animals, Street Kids, More. Details of the David Gogo Fans Excursion Package to be announced very soon.

Yesterday we announced many other great International performers for our weekend Festival. See it Here. The combination of all live on stage is the magic and great memories only created once. Go Mexico-Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.

Our previous announcements for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week January 21-29, 2023. 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.

Day 5 of Announcements For Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week, the Go Mexico-Go I-Z Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festival. January 21-29, 2023 Let’s Talk Performers.

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.

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

Who Do You Love? Part 3 Who Do You Want To See Live?

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?

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

Your Final Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Festival Schedule For Ixtapa & Zihua Is Here

English Download The Full Festival Schedule January 10-19, 2020-9 Pages PDF

Espanol Descargue el calendario completo del festival del 10 al 19 de enero 10 páginas PDF

For Your Questions or Comments:

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Email: “tequilabluesfest@gmail.com”

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SEE YOU AT THE FEST!

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.

I’m Going To Ixtapa-Zihua For The Blues & Rock & Film Fest!

Who Else Is Saying “I’m Going To Ixtapa-Zihua For The Music and Film Fest…Supporting The Causes…Staying For The Beaches, The Sunsets And The Romance” January 10-19, 2020. The Best 10 Days Of Your Winter!

Mauricio Kings, A Rising Star In Mexico’s Blues-Rock World Is Coming To Ixtapa-Zihua January 17-19, For Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Fest Int. III

Mauricio Kings, A Young Rising Star In Mexico’s Blues-Rock World, from Mexico City, Is Coming To Ixtapa-Zihua January 17-19, For Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Fest Int. III. Joining Evelyn Rubio, from Houston Texas just announced recently as well. The full performer lineup gets announced on December 1. And it’s a great one!

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.

Very Pleased To Introduce And Welcome Melodi Ryan To Ixtapa-Zihua Mexico And Tequila Blues & Rock Fest III

Very Pleased To Introduce And Welcome Melodi Ryan To Ixtapa-Zihua, Mexico And Tequila Blues & Rock Fest III A Great Addition To Our Performers Lineup!


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

Our 2019 Fest Wrap-Up

Our 2019 Tequila Blues Explosion Int. Fest Wrap-Up And Long List Of Thank You’s

Download The English Version of our January 19 News Release .pdf

Download Espanol .pdf

Full English Text Below:

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.

Fans that wish to receive information on the release of the  2019 Highlights Video and DVD, and plans for future Festivals, should send an email to “tequilabluesfest@gmail.com”  requesting information and follow the Tequila Blues Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ixtapabluesfest and the website at https://tequilabluesrock.com/

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)

For More Information:

Previous Fundraising Links:

https://tequilabluesrock.com/the-music-is-for-the-cause-its-all-about-the-children/

https://www.facebook.com/bobrempel1/posts/10217529669852278

Talita Cumi Links:  Website https://talitacumi-mx.org  or https://www.facebook.com/talita.cumi.9461)

Bob Rempel, Chairperson, email: tequilabluesfest@gmail.com phone/whatsapp: +52 755 101 5989

3 Days & Nights Of Great Live Music In Ixtapa With Tequila Blues Fest Preview Here Now

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.

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The Tequila Blues Explosion Festival International II Schedule Is Here

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.

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See You At The Fest!  A Tequila Blues Explosion Is Coming January 10 To Ixtapa!

We’re Getting Ready For The Big Crowd Coming For The First Night Of Tequila Blues Explosion Festival

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.

Tequila Blues Explosion Festival International II Comes To Ixtapa January 10-13, 2019

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.

Reserved seating available online here:  Festival Tickets Online or at Ixtapa event locations, the  Hotel El Tradicional VV in Zihuatanejo and Event Organizers.  For more information go to our Facebook Page, ask us a question, go to our Tequila Blues Explosion website and chat with us, or text us by mobile/WhatsApp at +52 755 101 5989

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We’re Just Days Away From Tequila Blues Explosion Fest II Ixtapa, Mexico

 

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.