The 2024 Fest Keeps Getting Better and Better For Our Fans…Announcing Famed Canadian Bluesman Brent Parkin Today…He Rode With The King Too…BB That Is!

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January 3, 2024 

Our Contact Info Contact: Bob Rempel, Managing Chairperson. Residence & Office Address: Ixtapa-Zihua, Mexico. 

Phone/W.A:+52 755 101 5989  Emails: tequilabluesfest@gmail.com & bobrempel@gmail.com  

Website: https://tequilabluesrock.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests/  Advance Fest Tickets For Each Event And Venue:  https:/tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/

Weekend 1 Just Days Away Now!  Opening Night January 19.

The Paraiso Society organizing group presents the Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Festival and our new Generations Unite theme in Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa and Playa Linda and Troncones Mexico on January 19-27, 2024.  We Continue To Make Major Positive Changes, For Our Fans, To Our Performer Lineup And Our Schedule…As We Continue To Work To Be “Better and Better 2024-2026” Our Guiding Mission.

View Our January 3/24 Promo Video For The First Weekend January 19-22, 2024 Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fest For An Overview of Performers and Special Shows And Tributes:  https://youtu.be/X8dVed8zLxw

Weekend 1. More About Weekend 2 On our Website: https://tequilabluesrock.com

Brent Parkin Joins The 2024 Festival January 19-22.  A Legendary Famed Blues Guitarist and Vocalist From Canada, Equally At Home With Rock & Rockabilly, Country & Jazz, He Joins Us To Be The First Recipient Of Our New Annual Tequila Big Heart Lifetime Achievement Honor From Our Mexico Based Fest…And Performing For Us Daily.  For Years Up to 2023. 

His Prairie Roots in Manitoba in Canada, His Connection With Mexico rock and blues and Mexican performers for many years from his winter home in Playa del Carmen and large collection of fans from all over Canada, USA and Mexico make him the perfect first recipient of our award, said Bob Rempel, Fest Director.

There are 0 Degrees Of Separation from Brent and the acknowledged Blues King of all time, Mr. B.B. King.  Brent opened for BB on a Western Canadian Tour and toured with him in the mid-80s.  Truly “Riding With The King”.  We’re sure he’ll give us his take on BB when we all get up close and personal with Brent later this month.  There’s more…

In the early 70s he co-founded several popular blues bands including the popular band Houndog in 1976. In the last 50 years he has been part of the backup bands for such legends as Bo Diddley, Gatemouth Brown, Otis Rush, Billy Boy Arnold, Johnnie Johnson and Jimmy T99 Nelson and many more. As well as opening shows for such greats as James Cotton, Johnny Winter, Buddy Guy, John Prine just to name a few.  We’re in for some great stories fans and just recently Brent said to us, “Don’t worry Bob, just because folks like the Toronto Blues Society and now your Fest want to give me a Lifetime Achievement Honor….I Can Still Rock That Stage”

See Brent In Performance:  The Blues Classic “Caledonia” at the Winnipeg Art Gallery:  https://youtu.be/Sn1RaIY_Aaw?si=MMaRe_mpXP1SY0Sg

-Kristel Rodriguez, bass guitar, and America Hernandez, drums, of Morelia Mexico have already been announced as 2024 performers,  but we are pleased to tell you today that they are bringing their other Blues-Rock group “MALE”  members with them. Zaira and Alberto.  With a wide-ranging song list, (see future F.B Page posts) and great vocals from lead singer, Zaira, they will have everyone clappin’ along and dancing.

Watch For Our Final Announcement At Our Next Public Information Release on January 12.  We continue to explore the option of holding a Special Creedence/John Fogerty Themed Music Event and Fundraiser on January 24 in Ixtapa or Zihuatanejo, afternoon or evening, with the main promotional incentive that everyone who attends our January 21 Special Oceanside Margaritaville Sunday Afternoon With Paid Ticket(s) And Donates At Least 100 Pesos per person to our Special Fundraising.  

The 3 For The Show Group Who Will Open The Show on January 21 Have Challenged Us To Achieve 10,000 Pesos In Fundraising On That Afternoon So They Can Present Their Specialty…Creedence and John Fogerty Music.  Their in tribute band Mystic Highway plays on big stages across Canada and the USA to a strong fan base. The best advice we can offer…Get Your Tickets Now For January 21…You Get The Possible Free Ticket With the Donation And the Entertainment Value will be top shelf all afternoon guaranteed. 

Charles Sanchez aka Charly Blues, harmonica master and drummer of Morelia, Mexico will also be a part of the Festival in a multi-purpose, multi-tasking way, similar to how Charlie Jacobson of Red Deer Alberta Canada is involved.  Charlie is the Music Director co-ordinating all backing musicians, plus performing as well. Charly will work closely with the Fest Director in a Performer Liaison role for their on-stage and off-stage needs and will perform at both at the Festival and at our Pre-Event Community Stages for Fest and local performers and free to the public. Musicians taking on a bigger role with us to build the Fest long term.  “We love it, said Fest Director Rempel.  Charly also said, “I may have a surprise blues rock vocalist joining me”. 

“We love surprise guests”, we said.

We want to issue a thumbs-up shout-out to local musician Rene Escobosa of TA Rock Bar and pianist/vocalist who has graciously offered to help us with backing music and support for our Special Guest for Weekend 2:  Brandon Isaak, 4 Time Canadian Blues Award Nominee for 2023.  We note also that our pre Event Community Stage is open to all local and regional musicians as well, in particular, emerging youth groups.

Ticket Sales With Cash Payment Go On Sale At Venues on January 6.  Advance Online Ticket Purchase with credit or debit card at https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/ continues until the end of the Festival. A 3rd Option…take your chances on seats being available at the last minute…Text +52 755 101 5989 (SMS Text or Whatsapp) and tell us how many tickets to put on Door Hold for you and for what date(s).

-Watch For Special Packages Or Incentives To Encourage Donations For Our Special Fundraising Project 2024-2026. For example, one Package For $100 USD Will Get You 1 or 2 Tickets To 2025 Events, Or Merch, Your Choice, Plus Special One of A Kind Photos With Performers Plus A $50 Donation To The Fundraising Goal That Get’s You Recognized On the Wall Of Honor At The Future Facility.  “We Did Our Part” public recognition for your support. Casino Style Games & Special Spin The Wheel To Win Tequila or Wine (Mexican of course) Also Planned For.  

-We’re Set To Go With Our Beatles At Shea Stadium 1965 Set with the Vudu Chile Band with Norbert Aguilar from Morelia on lead vocals. Starting opening night through to January 22 at least.  A Beatles reel with a clip promo re the Set for our 2024 Fest went viral on the Internet over the Christmas season. Nearly 20,000 views to date.  There is Beatles Love Still In Mexico, Everywhere In The World! 

-Next Public Update Coming January 12.  Are You Ready To Rock? Blues Rock?

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Announcing the 2024-2026 Vision And Action Plan (May, 2023)

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For 2023 And Prior:  Brent Parkin, Canada/Mexico To Be Honored At Our January 2024 Event

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Meet Our Performers Playlist: Bex Marshall, Mariana Gajma, Charlie Jacobson, Brandon Isaak, Cliff Stevens, Trebor Villa, Norbert Aguilar & Vudu Chile, Kristel Rodriguez, America Hernandez and 1 More Name With Legendary Status To Be Announced January 3

Playlist below plays the selections in sequence.

To see the entire playlist and play selections click on the Youtube button below.

To Help You Share With Friends and Family Here Are Our Key Image and Video Assets For Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Festing & Rocking January 2024 In Zihuatanejo & Ixtapa & Playa Linda & Troncones…MEXICO!

59 Second Shorty

Our General Poster with date and location of events

Week 1 Schedule

Week 2 Schedule

These are current as of December 6, 2023. But the good news fans and friends of good fun times for great Causes in January in Mexico is that we are still adding performers and side events to make the 2024 Fest Better and Better.

Bluesman Brandon Isaak is a “national treasure” say Tom and Jack Lavin from the famous Powder Blues Band of Canada and we’re excited he’s joining us in Mexico in January

With three acclaimed albums under his belt, the most recent in 2023, and a musical journey that began at the tender age of four, Brandon Isaak has carved a niche for himself in the blues world. His soulful voice, virtuoso guitar skills, and infectious energy have captivated audiences across the globe. From smoky blues clubs to grand festival stages, Isaak’s performances are a testament to his passion and artistry.

We are very excited about having, both Brandon Isaak and Cliff Stevens joining us for the second weekend of our Events. Today we feature Brandon. Brandon is a unique high-quality performer, a Bluesman, with excellent original material, who is up for 4 Awards in 2023 from the Maples Blues Society, Canada’s foremost awards organization. He can move a crowd, he can thoroughly entertain a crowd, and that’s foremost with us at our Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fests.

Reprinted from BlueFrogStudios.ca Article preceded his sold-out November 17 show.

“More than 12,000 fans saw Brandon Isaak open for the Colin James concert at the White Rock Concerts at The Pier in Summer 2023. This is your chance to see Brandon with his full band, The Saints of Swing, up close in the acoustically perfect Blue Frog Studios.


What separates this Yukon-born Juno Award-nominated artist from the rest of the pack besides his world-class musicianship and songwriting, is his ability to connect and involve the audience in his live shows.

After many nominations by The Maple Blues Awards, (Canada’s national blues awards) this Yukonion guitar slinger finally won his first MBA last year for (Acoustic Act of the Year). The nominations were just released again and Brandon once again has a nomination… (Guitarist of the Year). We’ll have to wait and see what happens. Last year he had nominations for (Song Writer of the Year), (Acoustic Act of the Year) and (Album of the Year) for his latest solo album; Here On Earth.


Brandon is joined (for the November 17 concert) by his all-star band, The Saints Of Swing featuring some of the finest musicians in the country- Mike Kalanj on the piano and keyboards, Pat Darcus on the Upright Bass and Chris “The Wrist” Norquist on the drums. 


With a lineup of songs that span the blues genre, Brandon Isaak is set to stun audiences once again with the release of his new album, One Step Closer. Isaak explores classic iterations of the blues with the occasional modern twist. The record flirts with a vintage, New Orleans sound and incorporates an array of old-time instruments, from fiddle and banjo to washboard and lap steel. Isaak creates a rich, timeless culmination of sounds, styles, and themes with the power to transport the listener to the French Quarter and beyond.

Come on out and help celebrate this great new release from one of Canada’s top blues performers on the scene today. It’s going to be a great evening of heavy-duty roots and blues!


Brandon Isaak is a one-man band playing a foot-operated drum kit, neck rack harmonica, guitar and vocals. His original blues songs ring with authenticity and wit and his singing, guitar and harmonica playing are the living spirit of the best of the blues today! I consider Brandon to be a national treasure!”
Jack Lavin – “Powder Blues”

“The multi-talented Brandon Isaak is like a fresh wind from the Pacific Northwest – bringing exciting new life to older blues forms. Singer, guitarist, songwriter – Brandon evokes a range of emotions from rollicking to plaintive, always providing memorable and enjoyable listening!”
Barbara Sims – Sun Records
Head of Publicity – 1957-1960

Media Interviews:

2023 Edmonton “Saint of Swing, Boss of Blues”

Albums:

Here On Earth 2013

Rise ‘n Shine 2018

One Step Closer 2023


Our Great Lineup Of Fest Performers For 2024 (06/12/23)

2024 Mexico Rock ‘n Blues Fest January 19-27, 2024 Is Just Days Away Now And We’ve Got The Latest Changes & Additions For You!

It’s Rockin’ ‘n Bluesin ‘n Causin’ Time Soon Again In Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa, Playa Linda and Troncones, MEXICO. Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fest is back!

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December 6, 2023  Our Contact Info

Contact: Bob Rempel, Managing Chairperson. Residence & Office Address: Ixtapa-Zihua, Mexico. Phone/W.A:+52 755 101 5989  Emails: tequilabluesfest@gmail.com & bobrempel@gmail.com  Website: https://tequilabluesrock.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests/  Advance Fest Tickets For Each Event And Venue:  https:/tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/

The Paraiso Society organizing group presents the Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Festival and our new Generations Unite theme in Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa and Playa Linda and Troncones Mexico on January 19-27, 2024. 

We Have Made Major Positive Changes, For Our Fans, To Our Performer Lineup…As We Continue To Work Get “Better and Better”, Our Key Words For 2024-2026.  

View Our December 6 Promo Video For January 19-27, 2024 Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fest For An Overview of Performers and Special Shows And Tributes:  https://youtu.be/Gu6iqvKd27M

Today, We Are Pleased To Announce Two Additions To Strengthen Our First Regional Event, January 25 in Troncones, plus the January 26 event in Zihuatanejo and January 27 Fest Closing Event In Ixtapa.  

We Have Added Cliff Stevens of Montreal, Canada, with 5 Albums of original Blues Rock to his credit, multiple European tours, plus being one of the foremost interpreters of living legend Eric Clapton’s music worldwide. Website:  CliffStevens.com  

and we have added bluesman Brandon Isaak, now of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, originally The Yukon, with 3 Albums Recorded, multiple European tours as well, and just recently with 4 Nominations in 2023 For Canada’s Prestigious Maple Blues Awards.  Website: https://brandonisaak.ca

Cliff Stevens

Cliff Stevens Performance Video

Brandon Isaak

Brandon Isaak Performance Video

Plus Morelia Mexico’s Chile Vudu 3 Piece power trio, led by Norbert “Bones” Aguilar on lead vocals, is now joining us, starting opening night November 19 for our sold-out show. They are presenting separately a “Beatles at Shea Stadium 1965” Set and the “Highway to Hell and Back” Set with the music of AC-DC and more power rock. 

Chile Vudu

Today, Also Announcing A Sell-Out For January 19 In Zihuatanejo at Madana Bar and Restaurant, Zihuatanejo, Our Earliest Ever, And Now A Second Show Added on January 22 With An Equally Strong Lineup As Will Appear On January 19 At Madana Bar On Opening Night.  

Also To Highlight A Purchase At One Time For A Group of 19, For January 20 in Ixtapa at Ricardo’s Restaurante and Bar.  Our Largest Group To Date Since We Began in 2018. They Said, “We Read About The Fun In The Reviews And Don’t Want To Miss Out”  A Big Fun Night Ahead In Ixtapa on the 20th As Well!

Today, We Also Announce The Appointment Of Our 2024 Music Director, And Headline Performer, Charlie Jacobson.  He is a fan Favorite from Previous Fests, from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada Know All The Musicians And The Music The Fans Love. A multi-instrumentalist and accomplished guitarist.  Charlie will work with the Fest Director to ensure that all our Headliners have great backing musicians. Plus perform as a Headliner as well.

We Announce We Have Added the Top 40 Classic Rock Trio, 3 For The Show from Hamilton Ontario Canada To Our First Ever By The Beach Rock ‘n Blues All Afternoon Margaritavile Palooza…Shindig…Fiesta.  They Open the Playa Linda Coco Ixtapa Beach Klub 1-6 Pm Afternoon at 1:00 pm. At Coco Ixtapa Beach Klub at Playa Linda, near Ixtapa.

To Add Even More Sizzle To That Afternoon, Our Key Headliner Bex Marshall, of London England, who is with us the entire Fest period, will Honor Tina Turner, who passed away in 2023, with a one-time special Tribute Set That Afternoon. 

We Are Confident In Taking Our Current Lineup To Our Fans For Some Great Fun Nights Ahead.  But If There Is An Opportunity To Improve It Even Further,  We Advise Our Fans That We Are Still Holding One Or Two Places In Our Performer Lineup For the Right Music, And The Right Big Hearts To Join Our Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions 2024 Performer Family/Familia,  If We Identify Some Great Fits.

We Are Truly A “Come Together” Event For Performers and Fans That Feel That Way About The Power of The Music of Our Lives To Help Create More Good Where We Are…while having big fun and enjoying one of the best Winter Paradises possible.   The Events Of The Past Few Weeks As We Describe Below Have Reinforced That For Us.

Now The Backstory And More Information Below

Nobody heard the big Explosions on November 15 in the Tequila Rock n Blues Explosions Fest office.  Not an explosion of Rock ‘n Blues music.  An explosion of bad news with potentially very damaging results to the 2024 Festival. We were reeling, not rocking.  

Two unrelated headliner performers, our biggest ever, on the same day if you can believe that coincidence, asked for a deferral to our 2025 or 2026 Festivals for medical reasons. We want to make that work.  Two others have subsequently just gone AWOL, gone missing on us, astounding yes, but true, and that means they are not coming for 2025 or 2026 either. 

An Aside About How This Could Happen To A Growing Fest With A Loyal Fan Base.  We are an Old School style operation here. Maybe to a fault. Great Music for Worthy Causes By Volunteers. Handshakes And Verbal Agreements As We Look For the Right Combination Of Performers With Big Hearts Who Want Some Downtime and Fun Time In Mexico In Late January.  “A big learning experience” is what Fest Director Bob Rempel called it.  And we love even more the pérformers and fans and partners that Have our Back too.

It took a few days to process all this and decide our strategy. No tequila-mezcal was necessary for a fan-friendly approach that helped the Fest stay on target to keep achieving its “Better and Better 2024-2026 strategy and fundraising goals. Go back to basics, go back to first order priorities was the advice we received.  But, no denying it, a shot or two of tequila or mezcal did not hurt in helping us get back to glass-half-full thinking.

Now here we are today, a few weeks later, feeling better and more confident than ever.

We are pleased to announce today:

-In light of the regrettable cancellations by Performers we have promoted for months to our fans, any ticket holder for 2024 who wishes to defer their ticket to either 2025 or 2026 will be able to do so, by informing us of the same by Written Communication before January 19 midday.  No penalties or fees. This will allow us to put 2024 fans in those seats. 

-In the meantime, on January 19 at Madana Restaurant, the Rock and Blues back room we all affectionately call “Small Room, Big Fun” has Sold Out. A second show for Zihuatanejo with all or most of the first weekend Fest performers has been scheduled for Monday, January 22. Same time, same location.

The second weekend January 25, 26, 27 events have grown considerably stronger with performers

-Cliff Stevens of Montreal, Canada with 5 blues rock albums to his credit will join us January 25-27.  In Cliff’s case not only has he got 5 albums of original music, he is also known as the “Canadian Slowhand”.  He is considered one of the foremost Eric Clapton music interpreters worldwide.  More on Cliff:  https://www.thesoundcafe.com/post/a-conversation-with-montreal-bluesman-cliff-stevens

-Brandon Isaak, of North Cowichan, BC, Canada, with three blues albums to his credit and just recently 4 Maple Blues Award Nominations for 2023 will also join us January 25-27.  When you see Brandon you can affectionately say “Hey Bluesman”.  He love the title and his recorded music and live performances show it. In November performed at a “Sold Out”  show at the famous Blue Frog Studios in Vancouver, Canada.  website social

More on Brandon:  https://edifyedmonton.com/culture/performing-arts/brandon-isaak-saint-of-swing-boss-of-blues/

The first weekend will now allow us to feature our first International performer (non-USA-Canada-Mexico) to a much great degree. Bex Marshall of London, England.

She has a great pedigree.  Selected as the voice of “Janis Joplin”  by Big Brother and the Holding Company’s original lead guitarist Sam Andrew who originally brought Janis into Big Brother in San Francisco, from Texas, for their European Tour in 2014, her voice and guitar skills will amaze everyone.  We have scheduled a special Tribute Homage to Tina Turner

Bex with Big Brother original lead guitarist and band leader Sam Andrew, 2014

Recently we announced Charlie Jacobson as our Musical Director ensuring all performers    He will now assume a front-line performance role as a Headliner as well.  Charlie is a fan favourite from previous years, an excellent guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, and has a great rock and blues mix of originals and covers.  We may even get a little Bob Seger tribute from Charlie.  He’s working on something he told us.

We have moved the Beatles’s “1965 at Shea Stadium” and the Highway to Hell AC-DC sets, 30 minutes each at different times in the evening, to the first weekend.  They will be presented by Norbert Aguilar and his Chile Vudu band of Morelia, Mexico whose brief walk-on performance in 2023 told us we had to bring him back.  Now back with his power trio band!

Unofficially we’re calling it Margarita Sunday.  Our Margaritaville.  Beach Rock takes over January 21 at the Beach, (Playa Linda’s Coco Ixtapa Beach Klub, 1:00 pm start all afternoon) will be headlined and opened by a special one time only performance of the very well known Hamilton, Ontario Canada, 3 For The Show.  Top 40 Classic Rock music.  3 Guys Who Love Their Classic Rock.  They also perform in Canada’s biggest CCR/John Fogerty Tribute Band called Mystic Highway Band.  Plus Fest Performers on stage all afternoon until about 6 pm.  Steps away from the Ocean with a big dance floor just for the occasion.

Trebor Villa of Morelia will assume a more prominent front-line role, with his early Bob Dylan set, his Jimi Hendrix and other classic rock music. as will Marianna Gajma, Mexico’s next shining vocal star. Her stage presence and engaging personality will win you over quickly we’re sure.  Both will be with us throughout the entire Festival January 19-27, 2024

Mariana Gajma

Please Check The Latest Revised Schedules On Our Website or Facebook Page For All The Changes.  

And that’s all Folks, the January Events are next. 

Venues, locations, times stay the same. The fundraising goals stay the same. 5 hours each night of great Fun, the great Live Music of our lives.  Originals and cover songs by Performers from all over Canada, Mexico and now the United Kingdom, with many albums to their credit, plus great Tributes to present in honour to the icons of rock and blues.  

And Yes You Can Wear The 2024 Shirt Too-Sleeved or Sleeveless, Saying You Survived the 2024 Rock ‘n Blues Explosions And Loved It. It’s Available Now In Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo by special delivery arrangement or at the Fest Events in January.

The Fundraising Goal:

All Donors in 2024 also automatically go to the head of the line in our public Wall of Honor, recognizing all Donors to the Centre For Senior Animals, Kid & Rockin’ Good Times in the yearly order they are received. 

December 6, 2023 

Contact: Bob Rempel, Managing Chairperson. Residence & Office Address: Ixtapa-Zihua, Mexico. 

Phone/W.A:+52 755 101 5989  Emails: tequilabluesfest@gmail.com & bobrempel@gmail.com  

Website: https://tequilabluesrock.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests/  Advance Fest Tickets For Each Event And Venue:  https:/tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/

The Paraiso Society organizing group presents the Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Festival and our new Generations Unite theme in Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa and Playa Linda and Troncones Mexico on January 19-27, 2024. 

We Have Made Major Positive Changes, For Our Fans, To Our Performer Lineup…As We Continue To Work Get “Better and Better”, Our Key Words For 2024-2026.  

View Our December 6 Promo Video For January 19-27, 2024 Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fest For An Overview of Performers and Special Shows And Tributes:  https://youtu.be/Gu6iqvKd27M

Today, We Are Pleased To Announce Two Additions To Strengthen Our First Regional Event, January 25 in Troncones, plus the January 26 event in Zihuatanejo and January 27 Fest Closing Event In Ixtapa.  

We Have Added Cliff Stevens of Montreal, Canada, with 5 Albums of original Blues Rock to his credit, multiple European tours, plus being one of the foremost interpreters of living legend Eric Clapton’s music worldwide. Website:  CliffStevens.com  

and we have added bluesman Brandon Isaak, now of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, originally The Yukon, with 3 Albums Recorded, multiple European tours as well, and just recently with 4 Nominations in 2023 For Canada’s Prestigious Maple Blues Awards.  Website: https://brandonisaak.ca

Cliff Stevens

Cliff Stevens Performance Video

Brandon Isaak

Brandon Isaak Performance Video

Plus Morelia Mexico’s Chile Vudu 3 Piece power trio, led by Norbert “Bones” Aguilar on lead vocals, is now joining us, starting opening night November 19 for our sold-out show. They are presenting separately a “Beatles at Shea Stadium 1965” Set and the “Highway to Hell and Back” Set with the music of AC-DC and more power rock. 

Chile Vudu

Today, Also Announcing A Sell-Out For January 19 In Zihuatanejo at Madana Bar and Restaurant, Zihuatanejo, Our Earliest Ever, And Now A Second Show Added on January 22 With An Equally Strong Lineup As Will Appear On January 19 At Madana Bar On Opening Night.  

Also To Highlight A Purchase At One Time For A Group of 19, For January 20 in Ixtapa at Ricardo’s Restaurante and Bar.  Our Largest Group To Date Since We Began in 2018. They Said, “We Read About The Fun In The Reviews And Don’t Want To Miss Out”  A Big Fun Night Ahead In Ixtapa on the 20th As Well!

Today, We Also Announce The Appointment Of Our 2024 Music Director, And Headline Performer, Charlie Jacobson.  He is a fan Favorite from Previous Fests, from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada Know All The Musicians And The Music The Fans Love. A multi-instrumentalist and accomplished guitarist.  Charlie will work with the Fest Director to ensure that all our Headliners have great backing musicians. Plus perform as a Headliner as well.

We Announce We Have Added the Top 40 Classic Rock Trio, 3 For The Show from Hamilton Ontario Canada To Our First Ever By The Beach Rock ‘n Blues All Afternoon Margaritavile Palooza…Shindig…Fiesta.  They Open the Playa Linda Coco Ixtapa Beach Klub 1-6 Pm Afternoon at 1:00 pm. At Coco Ixtapa Beach Klub at Playa Linda, near Ixtapa.

To Add Even More Sizzle To That Afternoon, Our Key Headliner Bex Marshall, of London England, who is with us the entire Fest period, will Honor Tina Turner, who passed away in 2023, with a one-time special Tribute Set That Afternoon. 

We Are Confident In Taking Our Current Lineup To Our Fans For Some Great Fun Nights Ahead.  But If There Is An Opportunity To Improve It Even Further,  We Advise Our Fans That We Are Still Holding One Or Two Places In Our Performer Lineup For the Right Music, And The Right Big Hearts To Join Our Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions 2024 Performer Family/Familia,  If We Identify Some Great Fits.

We Are Truly A “Come Together” Event For Performers and Fans That Feel That Way About The Power of The Music of Our Lives To Help Create More Good Where We Are…while having big fun and enjoying one of the best Winter Paradises possible.   The Events Of The Past Few Weeks As We Describe Below Have Reinforced That For Us.

Now The Backstory And More Information Below

Nobody heard the big Explosions on November 15 in the Tequila Rock n Blues Explosions Fest office.  Not an explosion of Rock ‘n Blues music.  An explosion of bad news with potentially very damaging results to the 2024 Festival. We were reeling, not rocking.  

Two unrelated headliner performers, our biggest ever, on the same day if you can believe that coincidence, asked for a deferral to our 2025 or 2026 Festivals for medical reasons. We want to make that work.  Two others have subsequently just gone AWOL, gone missing on us, astounding yes, but true, and that means they are not coming for 2025 or 2026 either. 

An Aside About How This Could Happen To A Growing Fest With A Loyal Fan Base.  We are an Old School style operation here. Maybe to a fault. Great Music for Worthy Causes By Volunteers. Handshakes And Verbal Agreements As We Look For the Right Combination Of Performers With Big Hearts Who Want Some Downtime and Fun Time In Mexico In Late January.  “A big learning experience” is what Fest Director Bob Rempel called it.  And we love even more the pérformers and fans and partners that Have our Back too.

It took a few days to process all this and decide our strategy. No tequila-mezcal was necessary for a fan-friendly approach that helped the Fest stay on target to keep achieving its “Better and Better 2024-2026 strategy and fundraising goals. Go back to basics, go back to first order priorities was the advice we received.  But, no denying it, a shot or two of tequila or mezcal did not hurt in helping us get back to glass-half-full thinking.

Now here we are today, a few weeks later, feeling better and more confident than ever.

We are pleased to announce today:

-In light of the regrettable cancellations by Performers we have promoted for months to our fans, any ticket holder for 2024 who wishes to defer their ticket to either 2025 or 2026 will be able to do so, by informing us of the same by Written Communication before January 19 midday.  No penalties or fees. This will allow us to put 2024 fans in those seats. 

-In the meantime, on January 19 at Madana Restaurant, the Rock and Blues back room we all affectionately call “Small Room, Big Fun” has Sold Out. A second show for Zihuatanejo with all or most of the first weekend Fest performers has been scheduled for Monday, January 22. Same time, same location.

The second weekend January 25, 26, 27 events have grown considerably stronger with performers

-Cliff Stevens of Montreal, Canada with 5 blues rock albums to his credit will join us January 25-27.  In Cliff’s case not only has he got 5 albums of original music, he is also known as the “Canadian Slowhand”.  He is considered one of the foremost Eric Clapton music interpreters worldwide.  More on Cliff:  https://www.thesoundcafe.com/post/a-conversation-with-montreal-bluesman-cliff-stevens

-Brandon Isaak, of North Cowichan, BC, Canada, with three blues albums to his credit and just recently 4 Maple Blues Award Nominations for 2023 will also join us January 25-27.  When you see Brandon you can affectionately say “Hey Bluesman”.  He love the title and his recorded music and live performances show it. In November performed at a “Sold Out”  show at the famous Blue Frog Studio in Vancouver, Canada.  website social

More on Brandon:  https://edifyedmonton.com/culture/performing-arts/brandon-isaak-saint-of-swing-boss-of-blues/

The first weekend will now allow us to feature our first International performer (non-USA-Canada-Mexico) to a much great degree. Bex Marshall of London, England.

She has a great pedigree.  Selected as the voice of “Janis Joplin”  by Big Brother and the Holding Company’s original lead guitarist Sam Andrew who originally brought Janis into Big Brother in San Francisco, from Texas, for their European Tour in 2014, her voice and guitar skills will amaze everyone.  We have scheduled a special Tribute Homage to Tina Turner

Bex with Big Brother original lead guitarist and band leader Sam Andrew, 2014

Recently we announced Charlie Jacobson as our Musical Director ensuring all performers    He will now assume a front-line performance role as a Headliner as well.  Charlie is a fan favourite from previous years, an excellent guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, and has a great rock and blues mix of originals and covers.  We may even get a little Bob Seger tribute from Charlie.  He’s working on something he told us.

We have moved the Beatles’s “1965 at Shea Stadium” and the Highway to Hell AC-DC sets, 30 minutes each at different times in the evening, to the first weekend.  They will be presented by Norbert Aguilar and his Chile Vudu band of Morelia, Mexico whose brief walk-on performance in 2023 told us we had to bring him back.  Now back with his power trio band!

Unofficially we’re calling it Margarita Sunday.  Our Margaritaville.  Beach Rock takes over January 21 at the Beach, (Playa Linda’s Coco Ixtapa Beach Klub, 1:00 pm start all afternoon) will be headlined and opened by a special one time only performance of the very well known Hamilton, Ontario Canada, 3 For The Show.  Top 40 Classic Rock music.  3 Guys Who Love Their Classic Rock.  They also perform in Canada’s biggest CCR/John Fogerty Tribute Band called Mystic Highway Band.  Plus Fest Performers on stage all afternoon until about 6 pm.  Steps away from the Ocean with a big dance floor just for the occasion.

Trebor Villa of Morelia will assume a more prominent front-line role, with his early Bob Dylan set, his Jimi Hendrix and other classic rock music. as will Marianna Gajma, Mexico’s next shining vocal star. Her stage presence and engaging personality will win you over quickly we’re sure.  Both will be with us throughout the entire Festival January 19-27, 2024

Mariana Gajma

Please Check The Latest Revised Schedules On Our Website or Facebook Page For All The Changes.  

And that’s all Folks, the January Events are next. 

Venues, locations, times stay the same. The fundraising goals stay the same. 5 hours each night of great Fun, the great Live Music of our lives.  Originals and cover songs by Performers from all over Canada, Mexico and now the United Kingdom, with many albums to their credit, plus great Tributes to present in honour to the icons of rock and blues.  

And Yes You Can Wear The 2024 Shirt Too-Sleeved or Sleeveless, Saying You Survived the 2024 Rock ‘n Blues Explosions And Loved It. It’s Available Now In Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo by special delivery arrangement or at the Fest Events in January.

The Fundraising Goal:

All Donors in 2024 also automatically go to the head of the line in our public Wall of Honor, recognizing all Donors to the Centre For Senior Animals, Kid & Rockin’ Good Times in the yearly order they are received. 

Only 3 Months Away Now And We’re In Countdown Mode…Just Added More Great Performers & Concept Shows Plus Social Media Poster & Banners Now Available

News Release and Public Announcements We Are Making Today October 11.

Download The English Version

Download The Spanish Version

Full English Text Version Here

Release Date: October 11, 2023  Our Contact Info (Social Media At End)

Contact: Bob Rempel, Managing Chairperson. Residence & Office Address: Ixtapa-Zihua, Mexico. 

Phone/W.A:+52 755 101 5989  Emails: tequilabluesfest@gmail.com & bobrempel@gmail.com  

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

The Paraiso Society presents the Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Festival and our new Generations Unite theme in Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa and region on January 19-27, 2024. 

More Coming Your Way…We Continue To Get “Better and Better”, Our Key Words For 2024-2026.  

Announcing More Classic Rock Acoustic Style, In Addition To Our Previous Announcement Of Our 2024 Performers (see below)

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“The Best Lobster Dinner in Mexico Ever” is what we are pretty certain everyone will be saying on Monday, January 22.   January 22 will be a special Big Fun Big Fundraising Day, with a 3 Course Lobster Dinner with Wine at La Mexicana in Troncones, a one-time special 3-hour Concert at Madana Bar in Zihua, and a Magic Bus Fun Experience in the Afternoon heading to Troncones with Fest Performers providing Live Music throughout, including at La Mexicana. 

Images are Below and Our Brochure/Ticket Purchase Page On Our Website Is Here. 

Announcing More Classic Rock Acoustic Style, In Addition To Our Previous Announcement Of Performers 

Today We Are Very Pleased To Tell You That We’ve Got Acoustic Classic Rock Soft Rock, Yacht Rock, Feel Good Rock covered with the group, “3 For The Show” from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.   Larry Melo, on keyboards, cajon and vocals and Paul Ferreira on bass, join Gil Gaidola on guitar and vocals for a completely different take on Rockin’ Your Night Away.  

Easy listening rock that you will sing along to.  Songs we all love, originally by performers like The Beatles, The Bee Gees, Ricky Nelson, Elvis, Del Shannon, Jim Croce, Michael Pagliaro and many more.  

Check out Gil Gaidola solo on Youtube with the Bee Gees “Gotta Get A Message To You”.

The three are also part of the very popular Creedence Clearwater Revival group/John Fogerty solo in tribute Band, Mystic Highway, which plays throughout Canada and the USA.

Gil, Larry and Paul join us on January 20 and they’ll be a bonus part of our 20th and 21st shows with walkons, in addition to all our First Weekend Headliners, as we build them up to their full Headline status on our special Big Fun Big Fundraising Dinner & Concert Monday, January 22.  

Presenting a 1.5 hour approximately concert style set that features all the great music from Creedence Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty, not just the standard few hits that cover bands perform. Plus of course, the very special one-time-only collaborations by Joanna Connor and Chris Duarte, and with other Fest Performers.

The Lineup:

The strongest Top Through Bottom lineup ever from one through nine, baseball coaches like to talk about, and we feel the same way about our 2024 Performers’ Lineup. No weak spots. Until 2025 that is. ? Performers from Canada, USA, Mexico and the U.K. 

World-class performers, big stage experience all over the world, with many albums produced.  In fact we have five performers with new albums just in 2023:  Mariana Gajma, Mexico City, Steffie Beltt, Mexico City, Joanna Connor, USA, Chris Duarte, USA and Bex Marshall, UK.

The Big Fun Big Fundraising Day & Night January 22, will be a special day for all those who love Animals and want them to have a good life in their senior years too, just like we want for our own parents, and who want to see kids with talent from the local region learn to play rock and blues and jazz and to perform on stage like the pros so they can be future stars on our stages and any stage, and want a community center that can host future Film Festivals and future big or small Events such as our Fest.

Tickets Buyers will see $50.00 USD or $75.00 USD of their ticket, depending on which option they choose, automatically go into our Multipurpose Building Fund until 2026.  Following that year’s fest we are planning to begin renovations or construction.  

The Fund will remain untouched until fundraising is complete and not be a part of the general Fest revenues and spending. Full disclosure on the Fundraising progress through our website and other means of course.

All Ticket Buyers/Donors in 2024 also automatically go to the head of the line in our public Wall of Honor, recognizing all Donors to the Centre For Senior Animals, Kid & Rockin’ Good Times in the yearly order they are received. 

All the details are at the Fundraising Day 2024 Page on our website, including our January 22 Brochure, perfect for sharing.  A long list of benefits for all Donors/Ticket Purchasers/Animal & Kids Heroes listed there. They include:

-Get To The Head of the Line:  First In Public Recognition on the Wall of Honor

-All Fest New For 2024 Merch 1 Of Each:  Shirt, Koozie,  plus Mug and Shot Glass 

-One Ticket To Any Regular Fest Live Music Event Of Their Choice In 2024, 2025 or 2026.  Automatic Upgrades to Best Available Seating At Any Event in 2024-2026.  VIP Status From Now Until 2026. 

-Complimentary 2024 Festival Audio and Video Recordings That We Are Planning To Prepare And Release After The Fest.

-Your Own 3 Minutes Of Fame If You Want It:  Sing A Song or Play A Song (Guitar, Sax, Harmonica, etc.) In Collaboration With Fest Performers. Priceless Video Memory Opportunity For Family *.  Limited To The First 10 That Request And Subject To Our Scheduling.

-More Benefits.  It’s A Bennies Day!?

New Partnerships:  

We have created new partnerships starting in 2024 with strong community-minded businesses with big hearts: Luana Suites of Playa la Ropa Zihuatanejo, La Mexicana Restaurant in Troncones and Coco Ixtapa Beach Klub at Playa Linda and continue for our second year with Victor Manjerrez and Madana Bar and Restaurant in Zihuatanejo, and Ricardo Gomez Jr. and Ricardo’s Restaurant at Villas Paraiso in Ixtapa whom we’ve worked with since we began in 2018.  More To Come:

The Events:

In addition, we are pleased to announce that we will have a record number of Events for us in 2024, with 9 events, starting January 19 in the afternoon. We are right at the Beach for the first time on Sunday, January 21, at Coco Ixtapa Beach Klub at Playa Linda with a special Tribute To The Spanish Rock and Blues Music Legacy. 1:00 pm start.  We are also holding our first Regional Event (outside Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo) with a Full Fest Show on January 25 at a great new venue for us La Mexicana in Troncones.  5:

Events & Dates & Features:

January 19:  Meet And Greet and Live Music, Luanna Suites Playa la Ropa Zihuatanejo 2:00 pm

January 19:  Opening Night 6:00 pm, Madonna Restaurant and Bar, Zihuatanejo  (Just a few tickets currently remain…Purchase soon)

January 20:  It’s Saturday Night Live In Ixtapa At Ricardo’s At Villas Paraiso 6:00 pm 

January 21:  Toes In The Sand Sunday at the Beach at Coco Ixtapa Beach Klub at Playa Linda, 1:00 pm

January 22:   Big Fun, Big Fundraising Day with The Magic Bus Experience-Fest Performers On Board and Evening Concert. At La Mexican Troncones and Madana Bar and Restaurant Zihuatanejo  Bus Departs 2:30 pm.  Happy Hour Live Music at La Mexicana.  Evening Concert in Zihua at 8:00 p.m.

January 24:  Meet and Greet The New Second Week Performers, Chat With Some From The First Weekend, and Hear Live Music at Madana Bar, Zihuatanejo.  Live ElectroAcoustic Music.

January 25:  It’s Troncones Thursday Night, with a Full Fest Show. at La Mexicana Restaurant.  5:00 pm start  With a special early Bob Dylan set by Trebor Villa and a special in tribute Jimi Hendrix music set by Chris Duarte supported by Fest Performers plus much more for about 4.5 to 5 hours of live music.   (https://www.facebook.com/LaMexicanaTronconesWebsite

January 26:  Friday Fun Night in Zihuatanejo at Madana Restaurant with our Fest Show starting at 6:00 pm. Special Concept Show By Steffie Beltt, One of Mexico’s Most Popular Rock, Blues & Pop Singers..”Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress, and a lot more. All Fest Performers.

January 27.  Final Night for 2024 in Ixtapa, As All Performers Come Together For Rousing Collaborations To End The Evening After A Full Fest Show. Ricardo’s Restaurant at Villas Paraiso Hotel

Community Stage: 

We will have a Community Stage in 2024 for the first time.  It will be open to local groups and individual performers, in particular talented up-and-coming youth, perhaps future Fest participants. the Community Stage, which we affectionately call the “Show Us What You Got” Stage or “Acoustic Stage” will be located at the front of Madana Bar and Restaurant in Zihuatanejo and open from 4:00 pm-5:30 pm or 11-12 pm on January 19 and 26.  Also at Ricardo’s Restaurant in Ixtapa from 4:00 to 5:30 pm on January 20 and 27.   Performance Times will be on an advance booking basis. They will receive priority for the stage.  Other walk-ins of course if space is available. No cost to perform or enjoy the Community Stage performances, but the evening events that follow soon after will still require ticket purchases.

Rockin’ and Rollin’ Sports Events:  More details to come by November 15.   For 2024, we will be working on including a special “Dos Equis Tequila Sunrise Beer Mile”,  plus a Foul Shot and 3 Point Shooting Contest to help introduce our 3 on-3 Basketball for 2025.    Registrations for our Run Through The Jungle Event  (Run-Walk-Bike to Playa Linda and back if you do the full course) will begin in mid-November as well.   A Pickleball Exhibition Event and Disc Golf exhibitions will be the precursor to possible inclusion in 2025 and the future. 

The 2025 Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Festival:  

We are very pleased to tell you that we continue to get early commitments for Festival Performers.  Today we announce that our current plan is to have a boogie woogie piano rock ‘n blues concept show within a Fest with Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne headlining, plus two more boogie woogie piano players.  Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Little Richard and much more similar music.  

As well we have early commitments from vocalist and guitarist Steve Marriner of Canada, vocalist Niecie (Blues) of the USA and vocalist and guitarist Brandon Isaak of Canada. Others as well.  Details to come, but we are committed to continuing to implement the “Better and Better” Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fests plan.  We will continue to work on ways to develop our Generations Unite sub-theme for our second week and expand the range of music genres offered. 

Appendix:

For The Full September 13 News Release Part 1 Please Follow This Link

For Part 2 Please Follow This Link:

View The 2024 Performers Performance Highlights Video

For The July 6 News Release Announcing Our First Weekend Performers Please Follow This Link

The January 22 Big Fun Big Fundraising Day

Poster For Weeks 1 and 2 Below

Announcing 2024 Part 2…More Great Performers…More Great Events…Our News Release To All Media And Fans Everywhere…It’s Go Mexico…Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo For Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Time Once Again

We Get Better And Better For 2024!

Please Note The English Full Text Version Follows The PDF Downloads Below. Spanish version available below.

English Version y Espanol September 13, 2023 Release-Communica de Prensa For Download

Media Release

September 13, 2023, Our Contact Info (Social Media At End)

Contact: Bob Rempel, Managing Chairperson. Residence & Office Address: Ixtapa-Zihua, Mexico. 

Phone/W.A:+52 755 101 5989  Emails: tequilabluesfest@gmail.com & bobrempel@gmail.com  

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

Summary Overview (And Yes We Do Bury The Lead???? A Mortal Sin)

The Paraiso Society Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo & Region presents the Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Festival and our new Generations Unite theme in Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa and region on January 19-28, 2024. 

We Just Got “Better and Better”, Our Key Words For 2024.  

Announcing 5 Additional Performers, In Addition To Our July 6 Announcement Of Performers And The First Weekend Dates And Locations. (See Poster Image For First Weekend At End)

Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo Tourists, Visitors and Local Folks Who Want To Put Some Or A Lot Of Rockin’ and Bluesin Into Their Magical Experiences In Paraiso, Will Benefit Even More.  

Today We Announce:

A Full Creedence/CCR/John Fogerty Concert And Full Fest Participation By The Lead Vocalist of Canada’s Most Successful CCR Tribute Band, Gil Gaidola,  (mystichighwayband.com) and 

Our First (of many more in the future) International Blues-Rock Recording Artist Performer, Bex Marshall of London, England, Starts Her “Bex Is Back” USA Tour In Mexico With Us, To Promote Her New Album, Which Will Be Released In Late 2023 (bexmarshall.com), 

We’re Also Adding One Of Mexico’s Best Young Pop Rock and Blues Voices, Steffie Beltt, from Mexico City with four albums to her credit already, (steffiebeltt.com or F.B. @steffiebelttoficial) plus  

Norbert Aguilar of Morelia, Mexico, an outstanding classic rock voice that we first briefly heard in 2023, returns with concept sets involving AC-DC music and The Beatles at Shea Stadium 1965.

That’s Just The Icing On The “Better and Better” Fest Cake.  Drum Roll Now Please!  

Today We Are Very Pleased To Announce That Our Second, World-Class, World Renowned Blues and Rock Guitarist Chris Duarte, of Austin, Texas, USA, Will Join Us To Headline Our Second Weekend Of Events. He will join us starting January 22. (duarterocks.com) Similarly to Joanna Connor, he brings his great talent on the guitar and vocals, and his Big Heart to support our Fundraising Causes and have fun in the sun with old and new fans.  

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Austin-based guitarist, songwriter, and singer Chris Duarte has often been compared with the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. It’s heady stuff for the musician, who plays a rhythmic style of Texas blues-rock that is at times reminiscent of Vaughan’s sound, and at other times reminiscent of Johnny Winter. The truth is, Duarte has his own sound that draws on elements of jazz, blues, and rock & roll. Duarte is a six-time Blues Music Award nominee and has released 15 albums over the course of his career. His latest album, “Ain’t Giving Up,” was released in April 2023 and has been met with critical acclaim. The album features a mix of blues, rock, and soul, and showcases Duarte’s virtuosic  guitar playing and expressive vocals.

Here’s “Nobody But You” official music video from his latest album.  Great rockabilly sound showing the versatility that we will see on stage.  From Jimi Hendrix to Stevie Ray to Eddie Van Halen to uniquely Chris, it’s all there in one package.

Here’s “Big Legged Woman” one of Chris’s most popular original songs, at the Dallas International Guitar Festival earlier this year.  https://youtu.be/mH_-23DyWlE?si=YWSWPP88Kocqdlm5

Our Other World Renowned Blues and Rock Guitarist and Vocalist Joanna Connor Is Coming To Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo to be with us from opening night January 19 through the 22nd. She also has 15 recorded albums to her credit, the most recent being “Best of Me” from earlier in 2023

She has earlier agreed with us to take time out of her busy regular gig schedule to be a Big Heart Performer leader in helping us launch our “Better and Better” 3-year plan and major new fundraising campaign for a Multi-Purpose Facility for the communities and region that would house a street animal rescue facility with a focus on senior animals, a music training for talented disadvantaged youth plus a performance stage and films theatre. (See below) for artist renditions of the new Facility for Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo and region that we hope to have all necessary funds in place after our 2026 Events.)

An Artist’s Rendition Of A Possible Future Facility With Offices, Film Theatre, And Shelter In Front, Performance Venue In Back.

All our other great talented performers for 2024 are also coming with equal intensity to support our 2024-2026 campaign and help us build Better and Better Fests that can help make more positive contributions to the community.  

Big Heart Performers, Great Talent you can only see once or a few times, and Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions in sunny Mexico near the beaches in cold January everywhere else…a perfect combination we feel.

Our Full List Of Big Talent, Big-Hearted Performers For 2024:

Announced Today:

Chris Duarte, Austin, Texas   (https://duarterocks.com)  Bex Marshall, London, England  (https://bexmarshall.com), Steffie Beltt, Mexico City, Mx (https://www.facebook.com/SteffieBelttOficial/)  Gil Gaidola, Hamilton, Canada    (https://mystichighwayband.com), Norbert Aguilar, Morelia, Mexico (https://www.facebook.com/NorbertBones)

Gallery and videos and additional linkages below and on our website.

Previously announced on July 6 were:

Joanna Connor, Chicago, USA, (https://joannaconnorwreckingcrew.com)  Reggie King Sears, Fort Lauderdale, USA (https://www.reggiekingsears.com/)  Marianna Gajma, Mexico City (https://marianagajma.com/), Trebor Villa (https://www.instagram.com/treborvilla/), America Hernandez (https://www.facebook.com/america.hernandez.96780), and Kristel Rodriguez (https://www.instagram.com/kristellrodriguezbajista/) all of Morelia, Mexico.

Event Dates Are Now Set As Well.  Tickets With Table Reservation Privileges (selection of table seating in order of purchase) for the January 22 to 27 Dates Are Now On Sale.  https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/

More announcements and final details on all events are planned for October 11, four weeks from today.

January 22, La Grande Fundraising Dinner/Cena and Concert (see also full website post…we’ll find a better name soon, we promise) at Madana Bar and Restaurant in Zihuatanejo.  Black and White Themed Dress Up Suggested But Not Required.  Special 1.5 Concert Style show by Gil Gaidola presenting the music of John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival.  Special one-night-only collaborations by Joanna Connor and Chris Duarte. Only on the 22 when Chris joins us. Other collaborations with Bex Marshall and Reggie King Sears and many others.  

Plus A Magic Bus ride in the afternoon to go “Happy Hour Sunsettin” at La Mexicana in Troncones with Live Music by Fest Performers, then return for the private Evening Dinner and Concert.  Price Includes Bus, Full Chef Jonathon supervised special dinner with wine-2 main course options, fest merch swag bag, tequila mezcal samplers in abundance, and great fun music starting from the moment the Bus hits the highway until the end of the night   Bring your drinks of choice for the bus trip.  

Note: All Fundraising Dinner Purchasers (VIP or Reserved Packages) Will Be Recognized With Permanent Legacy Signage At The New Facility We Are Raising Funds For, Special Front Rows Seating, And Event Recognition, As Our Guests For The Opening Ceremonies’ And First Event At The New Facility)

January 24, Meet and Greet Festival Performers Week 2, and Happy Hour Live Music Acoustic…featuring Gil Gaidola, Canada, with the music of Gordon Lightfoot, Jimmy Buffett in loving memory, plus many others, as well as other Fest. Performers  (Free with donations and tips requested please. Food and drink purchases required if seated at a venue table)  Venue To Be Announced Shortly.

January 25,  Troncones, La Mexicana venue. Our new regional Venue partner.  Second weekend opening night. A special Bob Dylan music opening set by Trebor Villa of Morelia only in Troncones. Plus much more. Approximately 4.5-5 hours of live music. All Festival Performers.  Chris Duarte and Trebor Villa will also present a special set of Jimi Hendrix music among other highlights.   Hear Chris on Jimi Hendrix’s Hey Joe:  https://fb.watch/m_IbtkeXzE/  A Special Fund Will Be Created From Ticket Sales (100 pesos per ticket sold) And 50-50 Draws or Auctions Of Donated Prizes That Will Stay In The Community To Support Local Causes Including Animal Rescue Work And More.

January 26, Zihuatanejo, Madana Bar and Restaurant, Zihua Centro, All second-weekend performers. Featuring Gil Gaidola twice. An opening live electro-acoustic plus another set of full CCR/John Fogerty music from their full catalogue. An extended set.  Plus Many Special Collaborations.

January 27, Ixtapa, Ricardo’s Restaurant at Villas Paraiso Hotel.  Features Bex Marshall’s “Songs Of My Life”…Music That Inspired Me In London, England” Set plus Steffie Beltt, with her “Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress” set with the music of the 50s through to Today’s Hits, as part of our Generations Unite theme.

Other Events Are In The Planning Stage With Details To Be Announced on October 11: 

Guitar Clinic for Youth and New Guitarists lead by Joanna Connor and Bex Marshall and others, and Guitar Clinic by Chris Duarte and Bex Marshall, Twice.

Writers Workshop and Rockin’ Your Kitchen and up close and personal Bex Marshall unplugged accompanied by Jonathon Ramsay, presenting material from their successful workshops in England.  (See also the website:  https://bexmarshall.com)

The Moments with Chris Duarte or Joanna Connor Experience.  For a single donation of $100 USD or Peso Equivalent,  (which includes 1 VIP front section ticket for the show) guitarists of all ages and experience can get up on stage at one of our nightly or afternoon shows and get 10 minutes on stage going back and forth with guitar licks and jams.  The video recordings for family and friends and online sharing will be priceless.

Chef Jonathon: Professional London, England Chef Supervised Fundraising Dinner plus all venues will benefit from his oversight and assistance to the excellent local staff to ensure the Festival food is the best it can be for our fan members. 

Run Through The Jungle…Run, Walk, Bike, Just Do It! Not The CCR Song But Related.  To Playa Linda and Back…Or Just A Small Part Of It.  Without Or Without Your Pets.

3 On 3 Basketball and Foul Shot Shooting…Preview Our New 2025 Events

Show Us What You’ve Got Stage Setting Up The Front Of House Stage At Madana Bar and Restaurant Zihuatanejo.  For Local Groups To Perform For The Public.  Developing Youth Groups or Performers From Our Region Given Priority.

For The Other September 13-15 News Releases With More Details And Videos On Our Other New Performers, And More Information On Our January 22 Special Fundraising Dinner and Concert And “Magic We’re Going Sunsettin’ Bus” Experience Please Visit Our Website: https://tequilabluesrock.com 

For The July 6 News Release Announcing Our First Weekend Please Follow This Link: https://tequilabluesrock.com/announcing-2024-the-performers-the-better-better-fests-plan-the-news-release-to-all-media-and-fans-everywhere-its-go-mexico-go-ixtapa-zihuatanejo-time-once-again-soon/  

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Images:

Events Logo

Additional Performance Video Links:

Joanna Connor:   “Shake Your Money Maker” – Joanna Connor and The Wrecking Crew – Live from The Fallout Shelter Reggie King Sears: Reggie King Sears- All The Kings Horses Marianna Gajma: Mariana Gajma – Warm (CDMX, Gato Fest 2022 – May 15, 2022) Trebor Villa: Trebor Villa Of Morelia, Mexico With The Music Of The Early Bob Dylan Bex Marshall: Bex Marshall – The House of Mercy Steffie Beltt: Steffie Beltt – La Raíz (Mi Generación) Steffie Beltt – Te Dedico Este Blues  Gil Gaidola/Mystic Highway Band: https://youtu.be/Q8bScW9CtrY?si=fd_R1Jzvy4nAQX4V

The CCR-Fogerty Song List (Which Ones Will You Be Requesting?)

Backgrounder:

The Vision and Action Plan  (download on the website) also outlines other changes and improvements that are scheduled to be made in 2025 and 2026.

Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Festival presents classic rock ‘n blues ‘n rockabilly ‘n boogie woogie music from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s primarily, the  Music of our Lives we call it, on the last two weekends of January, for visitors to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo Mexico from everywhere.  The first Fest was held in 2018 and has been held every year in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo since, except for Covid caused shutdowns in 2021 and 2022.  All events have been fundraising events organized by volunteers.  All events have operated with cash flow only from ticket sales and the help of local partners.  No other subsidies or support said Rempel.  “It’s the true test of events like this…Do they want it, If you build it will they come”  For the community impact of events to date, search “community”  on our website https://tequilabluesrock.com. “We were not satisfied that we have done enough for the community, so with “Better and Better Vision and Plan” you see our commitment to creating a new significant impact on this community in the next 3 years and beyond,” stated Rempel.

The new Generations Unite Festival…The Festival for Peace, Love, Understanding, Kindness and Mother Earth (short name: Generations Unite Fest) will offer a wider selection of music that will appeal to a wide variety of folks, including folk-rock, country rock, country, reggae, jazz-rock, pop and more, but always with a fun atmosphere that visitors and locals love for a night or afternoon out.

The Paraiso Society is a small ad hoc group of volunteers from Canada, the USA, and Mexico who love the still-too-hidden paradise of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo and the region whose mission is to create fun, destination-worthy events with entertainment and entertainers from Mexico, Canada, USA and the U.K., that are unique to the area, while supporting local causes such as street animal rescue, youth development, and creating a lasting legacy. The Society has also organized other events in Mexico City in the past, and will continue to be open to establishing similar events in other tourism-focused communities where the right partnerships are available.

For Online Tickets To All Events and Reserved Tables (up to 7:30 pm or by special arrangement) Selection In Order Of Purchase please go to our Festival Tickets page on our Website.  https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/ (Please Note First Weekend Reservation Privileges Ends September 12 at Midnight, Second Week Events Reservation Privileges End October 10 Midnight)

For media or partnership inquiries, please contact Bob Rempel, Organizing Committee Chairperson, with contact details on top.

Social Media:  Facebook, (Fan Page) Twitter    Youtube Channel   Spotify 2024 Music Coming Soon.

What Fans Say:

2024 It’s Winter Rock and Blues Paradise Again

Artistic Representation of Future Facility 1

Artistic Representation of Future Facility 2

Additional Performer Photos:

Gil Gaidola: 

Bex Marshall:

Steffie Beltt:

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Announcing 2024-The Performers & The Better & Better Fests Plan…The News Release To All Media And Fans Everywhere…It’s Go Mexico…Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Time Once Again…Soon.

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The Paraiso Society presents the Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Festival and our new Generations Unite Fest on January 18-28, 2024. 

World Renowned Blues and Rock Guitarist and Vocalist Joanna Connor Coming To Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo To Help Launch The Group’s “Better and Better” 3 Year Plan And Major New Fundraising Campaign For A  Music Training For Youth And Animal Rescue Multi-Purpose Facility For The Region.

July 6, 2023  Our Contact Info (Social Media At End)

Contact: Bob Rempel, Managing Chairperson. Residence & Office Address: Ixtapa-Zihua, Mexico. 

Phone/W.A:+52 755 101 5989  Emails: tequilabluesfest@gmail.com & bobrempel@gmail.com  

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

(July 6: Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico) Live rock and blues music events are returning to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, in Mexico, after a strong 2023 relaunch with sold-out shows. The organizing committee has a new 3-year “Better and Better” plan for the Fests, which will see the events raising funds for a major new facility in the Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo community or nearby region, for street animals, musical education for youth, and live music performances. 

Advance Tickets and Table Reservations for 2024 are now on sale at the Fest’s website:

The all-volunteer Paraiso Society organizing group is thrilled to announce the new 2024 version of our unique Festival, which will be an important destination event for the Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo region for tourism from everywhere at that time of year.   “It’s cold everywhere else, ”we say in our marketing, “you need to be in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo for some warm weather live music fun with highly regarded  performers from around the world, that you won’t see anywhere else in Mexico.”

The always rockin’,’ Always a fun event features rock, blues, and boogie-woogie music and more, world-class guitars and vocals, fun and lots of dancing, and now new support for a great New Cause and Project for the community.

1-Minute Promo Video Headliners With Music On YouTube 2024/  Direct Link:  Our YouTube Channel: 

Headlining the 2024 Performers will be Joanna Connor of Chicago, USA, https://www.joannaconnorwreckingcrew.com acknowledged by all as the Queen of Blues-Rock Guitar and Vocals who performs at all the top Festivals;’ four in July 2023 alone- 2 USA and 2 Europe ,(full Joanna Connor bio also on our website)  and 

Reggie “King”  Sears, of Fort Lauderdale, USA, https://www.reggiekingsears.com/  a child prodigy, now a world-class blues and rock guitarist and vocals. He is performing at both USA and European Festivals as well in 2023.  

Mexico will be well represented. with vibrant vocalist Mariana Gajma of Mexico City https://marianagajma.com/ and Morelia performers being announced today.  Trebor Villa, @treborvilla Instagram, rock and folk rock guitarist and vocalist will present the music of Jimi Hendrix and the folk-rock music of Bob Dylan, and be part of the “All-Star” Band from Morelia that will present Classic Rock favorites.  The band also includes Kristel Rodriguez on bass guitar and vocals (@krisroad3 Facebook) and America Hernandez on drums (@america.hernandez.96780 Facebook).  All three from Morelia were at our 2023 Fest and were crowd favorites.     

All evening events are 5 hours of almost nonstop live music.

“This just gets us started, so you know the high talent quality level of the performers for 2024,” said Bob Rempel, the event chairperson.  We’ll have more great complementary performers to announce for January 2024 from about September 15-October 1.  A special headline performer just for a big Fundraising Dinner and Show on January 22 will also be announced.

In addition, showing our strong commitment to building a stronger viable event that will attract more and more visitors to the region,  we are now announcing excellent internationally known performers that have agreed to perform at our 2025 event during the last two weekends of January.  These include Steve Marriner of Canada, lead singer, guitarist, and harmonica of Monkey Junk, an internationally well-known blues-rock group, and a solo performer.  Couldn’t perform in 2024 because of a co-headlining tour with fellow Canadian Colin James in the USA, so we’re very pleased to have him come and perform for us in 2025.  From Mexico City, a blues rock band, formed 14 years ago,  Ensamble Ardiente, will be performing.   Younger, up-and-coming performers that you see first are always a priority of our programming, so In addition, 21-year-old blues-rock guitar and vocalist Trey Vanwig of Sarasota, Florida, and 21-year-old Dylan Triplett, blues and soul vocalist from St. Louis, Missouri.  More will be announced for 2025 next July 2024.

Steve Marriner

After a very successful relaunch of the events in 2023, the Paraiso Society organizers decided to commit seriously to “Better and Better Festivals and Events” and create an important Community Legacy.   Our detailed  “Better and Better” Vision and Action Plan for 2024-2026 for the Paraiso Society’s Rockin’ Fun Festivals (available to all for download at (https://tequilabluesrock.com) includes a major new commitment to raising funds to build or renovate a facility for Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo and region, with a target of completion by  2026 end of the year, that will:   

1) create a unique Animal Rescue shelter for the entire region with a special focus on senior dogs and cats and providing them treatment, care, and the quality of life they deserve too;

2) create a special music education program, a “School of Rock and Blues” it could be called, with facilities and equipment and training, and special support for disadvantaged youth and;

3) a Performance Stage with all the necessities that could hold events by the Youth Performers or even our own Festival Events.  Meetings rooms and a Film Theatre for our future Film Festival are also in the plans.

The vision and action plan also states that we are committed to building our local and national Partnerships over the next 3 years.   We are pleased to announce today our first 3-year partnership agreement with the new luxury Luana Suites of Playa la Ropa, Zihuatanejo  https://luana.mx  This will involve their generous donation of a prize(s) for fundraising, accommodations for future performers, and additional Festival events at their location such as this year’s Meet and Greet-Open House at their location on Friday afternoon January 19.

Partnerships in transportation, accommodations, food and beverage, and tourism both local and national are of particular interest to us so we can support and offer more options to the growing number of tourists and performers that will attend our Events, said Rempel the chairperson.  “Let’s Talk and help build the region,  help build your business and image and help us build better events that will attract more tourists and locals to you and us”, he said.  

Music is truly a major part of the Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo experience for visitors and locals as the Washington Post article said a year or so ago, Bob  Rempel stated. 

“Taking place from January 18-28, 2024, and the last two weekends of future years,  the unofficial Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo Rocks Week with both the Tequila Rock and Blues Explosion Festival and the new Generations Unite Festival (Generations United for Peace, Love, Understanding, Kindness, and Mother Earth)  will help further transform Ixtapa-Zihuataenjo into a vibrant hub of cultural immersion, artistic expression, and joyful festivities.”  “With its rich history and diverse community, and now “Magical” tourist status Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo and region serve as an ideal backdrop for this one-of-a-kind event that embraces the spirit of fun in paradise, with flavors of Mexico everywhere and hearts open widely to do more for the community at the same time”, Rempel stated.

Throughout the festival, attendees will have the opportunity to indulge in a wide array of related unforgettable experiences and moments we call them.  The Better and Better Vision and Action Plan 2024-2026 also highlights several improvements and changes for 2024 Events.  Here are some highlights of what’s new for 2024-2026!

  • There will be an Event that features at least 50 percent Spanish-language rock and blues music.  It will be at our new Oceanside/Beachside Event, Sunday, January 21 in conjunction with our new venue partner; Coco Ixtapa Beach Club of Playa Linda.  
  • Set up of a “Show Us What You Got” Music Stage(s) for full community participation and fun during the entire Festival period. Open to local youth and local performers talented visiting tourists and karaoke singers out for fun, all will be recorded for social media.
  • Special Prizes from our Partners for Fundraising plus more great Win-Win fundraising:  For 2024 to date, we already have a special Weekend Stay at Luana Suites at Playa La Ropa in Zihuatanejo plus many more from new and existing partners to be announced.
  • Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Film Festival with a focus on music-themed movies and documentaries, will return on a trial basis, with plans for full implementation of an annual complimentary Film Festival by 2025
  • A Walk-Run-Cycle Event…with or without your special dog(s) or cat(s) leading to live music and food and drink upon return will be tested in 2024 with plans to make it a full event for 2025. Full course: Zihua to Playa Linda and return for active runners. Shorter distances available of course.  The opportunity is here for a new Venue Partner here to serve as the start and finish location.
  • An additional complementary unique annual Sports related event, that will attract tourists of all ages,  involving a basketball court and soccer field, near a beach, is planned for testing in 2024 as well,  for full implementation in 2025.

Dates and Venues: (As of July 5, 2023)

-January 19 afternoon: Meet and Greet and Live Music from Fest Performers. At Fest Partner,  Luana Suites, Playa La Ropa Zihuatanejo. 

-January 19 Festival Opening Night  (Canada Night Theme) at Madana Bar and Restaurant, Zihuatanejo,  6;00 pm.  Reserved Table program in effect.

-January 20 Festival at Ricardo’s Restaurante and Bar, Ixtapa (USA Night Theme) 6:00 pm start.  New Music, New Sets. Reserved Table program in effect

-January 21   (Mexico Afternoon Theme)  at Coco Ixtapa Beach Club at Playa Linda, Spanish and English Rock and Blues. Reserved Table program in effect

-January  22  Special Fundraising Dress Up-Dress Down Dinner, Show and Dance- With Special New Performer Guest Plus Fest Performers. (Location To Be Announced)

January 23-28:  2-3 More Events as part of our spin-off Fest: Generations Unite…The Festival for Peace, Love, Understanding and Mother Earth

The Vision and Action Plan  (download on website) also outlines other changes and improvements that are scheduled to be made in 2025 and 2026.

Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Festival presents classic rock ‘n blues ‘n rockabilly ‘n boogie woogie music from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s primarily, the  Music of our Lives we call it, on the last two weekends of January, for visitors to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo Mexico from everywhere.  The first Fest was held in 2018 and has been held every year in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo since except for Covid caused shutdowns in 2021 and 2022.  All events have been fundraising events organized by volunteers.  All events have operated with cash flow only from ticket sales and the help of local partners.  No other subsidies or support said Rempel.  “It’s the true test of events like this…Do they want it, If you build it will they come”  For the community impact of events to date, search “community”  on our website https://tequilabluesrock.com. “We were not satisfied that we have done enough for the community, so with “Better and Better Vision and Plan” you see our commitment to creating a new significant impact on this community in the next 3 years and beyond,” stated Rempel.

The new Generations Unite Festival…The Festival for Peace, Love, Understanding, Kindness and Mother Earth (short name: Generations Unite Fest) will offer a wider selection of music that will appeal to a wide variety of folks, including folk-rock, country rock, country, reggae, jazz-rock, pop and more, but always with a fun atmosphere that visitors and locals love for a night or afternoon out.

The Paraiso Society is a small ad hoc group of volunteers from Canada, the USA, and Mexico who love the still-too-hidden paradise of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo and the region whose mission is to create fun, destination-worthy events with entertainment and entertainers from Mexico, Canada, USA, and the U.K., that are unique to the area, while supporting local causes such as street animal rescue, youth development, and creating a lasting legacy. The Society has also organized other events in Mexico City in the past and will continue to be open to establishing similar events in other tourism-focused communities where the right partnerships are available.

For Online Tickets To All Events and Reserved Tables (up to 7:30 pm or by special arrangement) Selection In Order Of Purchase please go to our Festival Tickets page on our Website.  https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/

For media or partnership inquiries, please contact Bob Rempel, Organizing Committee Chairperson, with contact details on top.

Social Media:  Facebook, (Fan Page) Twitter    Youtube Channel   Spotify 2024 Music Coming Soon.

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La Sociedad Paraíso presenta el Festival de Explosiones de Tequila Rock ‘n Bluesy nuestro nuevoFestival de unión de generaciones del 18 al 28 de enero de 2024.

Guitarrista y vocalista de blues y rock de renombre mundialJuana ConnorLlegando a Ixtapa y Zihuatanejo para ayudar a lanzar el plan de 3 años “Cada vez mejor” del grupo y una nueva e importante campaña de recaudación de fondos para un entrenamiento musical para jóvenes y un centro de usos múltiples para el rescate de animales en la región.

6 de julio, 2023Nuestra información de contacto (redes sociales al final)

Contacto: Bob Rempel, Presidente Ejecutivo. Dirección de Residencia y Oficina: Ixtapa-Zihua, México.

Teléfono/W.A:+52 755 101 5989 Correos electrónicos:tequilabluesfest@gmail.com &bobrempel@gmail.com  

Sitio web:https://tequilabluesrock.com PENSIÓN COMPLETA:https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests/ 

(6 de julio: Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, México) Los eventos de música rock y blues en vivo regresan a Ixtapa y Zihuatanejo, en México, después de un fuerte relanzamiento en 2023 con espectáculos con entradas agotadas. El comité organizador tiene un nuevo mandato de 3 años.“Mejor y mejor”plan para los Fests, que verá los eventos recaudando fondos para una nueva e importante instalación en la comunidad de Ixtapa y Zihuatanejo o región cercana, para animales callejeros, educación musical para jóvenes y presentaciones de música en vivo.

Las Entradas Anticipadas y Reservas de Mesas para 2024 ya están a la venta en la web del Fest:

Eltotalmente voluntario El grupo organizador de Paraiso Society se complace en anunciar la nueva versión 2024 de nuestro exclusivoFestival, el cual será un evento de destino importante para la región de Ixtapa y Zihuatanejo para el turismo de todas partes en esa época del año. “Hace frío en cualquier otro lugar”, decimos en nuestro marketing, “tienes que estar en Ixtapa y Zihuatanejo para disfrutar de música en vivo en un clima cálido con artistas de renombre de todo el mundo, que no verás en ningún otro lugar de México”.

el siemprerockeando, ‘Siempre un evento divertido que presenta música rock, blues y boogie-woogie y más, guitarras y voces de clase mundial, diversión y mucho baile, y ahora nuevo apoyo para una gran Nueva Causa y Proyecto para la comunidad.

1 minuto Cabezas de cartel de video promocional con música en YouTube 2024/ Enlace directo: Nuestro canal de YouTube:

Los artistas principales de 2024 seránJoanna Connor de Chicago, EE. UU.,https://www.joannaconnorwreckingcrew.com reconocido por todos como elReina del Blues-Rock Guitarra y Vozque se presenta en todos los festivales principales; cuatro en julio de 2023 solo: 2 en EE. UU. y 2 en Europa (la biografía completa de Joanna Connor también está en nuestro sitio web) y

Reggie “King” Sears, de Fort Lauderdale, EE. UU.,https://www.reggiekingsears.com/  un niño prodigio, ahora un guitarrista y vocalista de blues y rock de clase mundial. Actuará en festivales de EE. UU. y Europa también en 2023.

México estará bien representado. con vibrante vocalista Mariana Gajma de la Ciudad de México https://marianagajma.com/ y los artistas de Morelia se anunciarán hoy.Villa Trevor, guitarrista y vocalista de rock y folk rock presentará la música de Jimi Hendrix y la música folk-rock de Bob Dylan, y formará parte de la Banda “All-Star” de Morelia que presentará los favoritos del Rock Clásico. La banda también incluyeKristel Rodriguez en el bajo y la voz yAmerica Hernandezen tambores Los tres de Morelia estuvieron en nuestro Fest 2023 y fueron los favoritos del público.

Todos los eventos nocturnos son 5 horas de música en vivo casi sin parar.

Joanna Connor (below)

“Esto solo nos sirve para comenzar, para que conozcan el alto nivel de calidad de talento de los artistas para 2024”, dijo Bob Rempel, presidente del evento. Tendremos más grandes artistas complementarios para anunciar para enero de 2024 desde aproximadamente el 15 de septiembre hasta el 1 de octubre. También se anunciará un artista principal especial solo para una gran cena y espectáculo de recaudación de fondos el 22 de enero.

Además, mostrando nuestro fuerte compromiso de construir un evento más sólido y viable que atraiga a más y más visitantes a la región, ahora anunciamos excelentes artistas de renombre internacional que aceptaron actuar en nuestro evento 2025 durante los dos últimos fines de semana de enero. Éstas incluyenSteve Marriner de Canadá, cantante principal, guitarrista y armónica de Monkey Junk, un grupo de blues-rock de renombre internacional, y solista. No pudo presentarse en 2024 debido a una gira conjunta con su compatriota canadiense Colin James en los EE. hace años que,Ensamble Ardiente, estará actuando. Los artistas más jóvenes y prometedores que ves primero son siempre una prioridad de nuestra programación, por lo que además, el guitarrista y vocalista de blues-rock de 21 añostrey vanwig de Sarasota, Florida, y de 21 añosDylan Triplet, vocalista de blues y soul de St. Louis, Missouri. Se anunciarán más para 2025 el próximo julio de 2024.

Steve Marriner

Luego de un relanzamiento muy exitoso de los eventos en 2023, los organizadores de Paraiso Society decidieron comprometerse seriamente con “Better and Better Festivals and Events” y crear una importanteClegado de la comunidad. Nuestro detalladoVisión y Plan de Acción “Cada vez mejor” para 2024-2026para los festivales Rockin’ Fun de Paraiso Society (disponible para descargar en (https://tequilabluesrock.com) incluye un nuevo compromiso importante para recaudar fondos para construir o renovar una instalación para Ixtapa y Zihuatanejo y la región, con un objetivo de finalización para fines de año en 2026, que:

1) crear un refugio de rescate de animales único para toda la región con un enfoque especial en perros y gatos mayores y brindarles el tratamiento, la atención y la calidad de vida que también merecen;

2) crear un programa especial de educación musical, una “Escuela de Rock y Blues” podría llamarse, con instalaciones y equipamiento y formación, y apoyo especial para jóvenes desfavorecidos y;

3) un Escenario de Actuación con todas las necesidades que podrían albergar eventos de los Jóvenes Intérpretes o incluso nuestros propios Eventos del Festival. También están en proyecto salas de reuniones y una Sala de Cine para nuestro futuro Festival de Cine.

La visión y el plan de acción también establece que estamos comprometidos a construir nuestra comunidad local y nacional.Asociaciones durante los próximos 3 años. Nos complace anunciar hoy nuestro primer acuerdo de asociación de 3 años con el nuevo lujoLuana Suites of Playa la Ropa, Zihuatanejo  https://luana.mx Esto implicará su generosa donación de premio(s) para la recaudación de fondos, alojamiento para futuros artistas y eventos adicionales del Festival en su ubicación, como el de este año.Meet and Greet-Open House en su ubicación el viernes 19 de enero por la tarde.

Las alianzas en transporte, alojamiento, alimentos y bebidas, y turismo tanto local como nacional son de particular interés para nosotros para que podamos apoyar y ofrecer más opciones al creciente número de turistas y artistas que asistirán a nuestros Eventos, dijo el presidente de Rempel. “Hablemos y ayudemos a construir la región, ayude a construir su negocio e imagen y ayúdenos a construir mejores eventos que atraigan a más turistas y lugareños hacia usted y hacia nosotros”, dijo.

La música es verdaderamente una parte importante de la experiencia de Ixtapa y Zihuatanejo para visitantes y lugareños, ya que laArtículo del Washington Postdijo hace aproximadamente un año, dijo Bob Rempel.

“Del 18 al 28 de enero de 2024 y los dos últimos fines de semana de años futuros, el evento no oficialIxtapa and Zihuatanejo Rocks Week con el Tequila Rock and Blues Explosion Festival y el nuevo Generations Unite Festival (Generaciones Unidas por la Paz, el Amor, la Comprensión, la Bondad y la Madre Tierra) ayudarán a transformar aún más a Ixtapa-Zihuataenjo en un centro vibrante de inmersión cultural, expresión artística y festividades alegres.” “Con su rica historia y comunidad diversa, y ahora estatus turístico “Mágico” Ixtapa y Zihuatanejo y regiónatender como telón de fondo ideal para este evento único que abraza el espíritu de diversión en el paraíso, con sabores de Méxicoen todos lados y los corazones se abren ampliamente para hacer más por la comunidad al mismo tiempo”, afirmó Rempel.

A lo largo del festival, los asistentes tendrán la oportunidad de disfrutar de una amplia gama de experiencias y momentos inolvidables relacionados, como los llamamos.La mejor y mejor visión y plan de acción 2024-2026también destaca varias mejoras y cambios para los eventos de 2024. ¡Aquí hay algunos aspectos destacados de las novedades para 2024-2026!

  • Habráserun evento que presenta al menos50por ciento Lengua española música rock y blues. Será en nuestro nuevo evento Oceanside/Beachside, el domingo 21 de enero junto con nuestro nuevo socio de sede; Club de Playa Coco Ixtapa de Playa Linda.
  • puesta a punto de unEtapa(s) musical(es) de “Muéstranos lo que tienes” para la plena participación y diversión de la comunidad durante todo el período del Festival. Abierto a jóvenes locales y artistas locales talentosos turistas visitantes y cantantes de karaoke para divertirse, todo será grabado para las redes sociales.
  • Premios especiales de nuestros socios para la recaudación de fondosademás de una gran recaudación de fondos Win-Win: para 2024 hasta la fecha, ya tenemos unaEstadía especial de fin de semana en Luana Suites en Playa La Ropa en Zihuatanejo y muchos más de socios nuevos y existentes por anunciar.
  • Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Film Festival conaconcentrarse encon tema musical películas y documentales, regresará a modo de prueba, con planes para la implementación completa de un programa anualComplementario Festival de Cine para 2025
  • Un evento de caminar, correr y andar en bicicleta…con o sin su(s) perro(s) o gato(s) especial(es) que conducirá a música en vivo y comida y bebida al regreso se probará en 2024 con planes para convertirlo en un evento completo para 2025. Curso completo: Zihua a Playa Linda y regreso para corredores activos. Distancias más cortas disponibles, por supuesto.la oportunidad es aquí para un nuevo Venue Partner aquí para servir comoellugar de inicio y fin.
  • Un complemento único adicionalevento anual relacionado con el deporte, que atraerá a turistas de todas las edades, que involucra una cancha de baloncesto y un campo de fútbol, ​​cerca de una playa, también está planificada para probarse en 2024, para su implementación total en 2025.

Fechas y lugares: (a partir del 5 de julio de 2023)

-19 de enero por la tarde: Meet and Greet y Live Music de Fest Performers. En Fest Partner, Luana Suites, Playa La Ropa Zihuatanejo.

-19 de enero Noche de Apertura del Festival (Tema de la Noche de Canadá) en Madana Bar and Restaurant, Zihuatanejo, 6:00 pm. Programa Mesa Reservada vigente.

-20 de enero Festival en Ricardo’s Restaurante and Bar, Ixtapa (Noche Temática USA) 6:00 pm inicio. Nueva música, nuevos conjuntos. Programa Mesa Reservada vigente

-21 de enero (Tema Tarde México) en Coco Ixtapa Beach Club en Playa Linda, Rock and Blues en español e inglés. Programa Mesa Reservada vigente

-22 de enero Especial para recaudar fondos: Cena formal, espectáculo y baile para recaudar fondos – Con invitados especiales para nuevos artistas e intérpretes del festival. (Ubicación por anunciar)

23-28 de enero: 2-3 eventos más como parte de nuestro Festival derivado: Generations Unite… El Festival por la Paz, el Amor, la Comprensión y la Madre Tierra

La Visión y el Plan de acción (descarga en el sitio web) también describe otros cambios y mejoras que están programados para realizarse en 2025 y 2026.

Festival de Explosiones de Tequila Rock ‘n Blues presenta rock ‘n blues’ n rockabilly ‘n boogie woogie clásicomúsica desde elaños 50,años 60,años 70 yaños 80 principalmente, la Música de Nuestras Vidas la llamamos, los dos últimos fines de semana de enero, para los visitantes de Ixtapa y Zihuatanejo México de todas partes. El primer Fest se llevó a cabo en 2018 y se ha llevado a cabo todos los años en Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo desde entonces, excepto por el cierre causado por Covid en 2021 y 2022. Todos los eventos han sidorecaudación de fondos eventos organizados por voluntarios. Todos los eventos han operado con flujo de efectivo solo de la venta de boletos y la ayuda de socios locales. Ninguna otrasubsidios o apoyar dicho Rempel. “Es la verdadera prueba de eventos como este… ¿Lo quieren? Si lo construyes, ellos vendrán” Para conocer el impacto de los eventos en la comunidad hasta la fecha, busque “comunidad” en nuestro sitio webhttps://tequilabluesrock.com. “Nosotros no estábamos allísatisfecho que hemos hecho lo suficiente por la comunidad, por lo que con “Mejor y mejor visión y plan” ven nuestracompromiso para crear un nuevo impacto significativo en esta comunidad en los próximos 3 años y más allá”, afirmó Rempel.

El nuevo Festival Generations Unite… El Festival por la Paz, el Amor, la Comprensión, la Bondad y la Madre Tierra (nombre corto: Generations Unite Fest)oferta una selección más amplia de música que atraerá aagran variedad de gente, incluyendo folk-rock, country rock, country, reggae,jazz-rock, pop y más, pero siempre con un ambiente divertido que a los visitantes y locales les encanta para una noche o una tarde de fiesta.

La Sociedad Paraíso es un pequeño grupo ad hoc de voluntarios de Canadá, EE. UU. y México que aman el paraíso aún demasiado escondido de Ixtapa y Zihuatanejo y la región cuya misión es crear eventos divertidos y dignos de destino con entretenimiento y animadores. de México, Canadá, EE. UU. y el Reino Unido, que son únicos en el área, mientras apoyan causas locales como el rescate de animales callejeros, el desarrollo de la juventud y la creación de un legado duradero. La Sociedad también ha organizado otros eventos en la Ciudad de México en el pasado y seguirá abierta a establecer eventos similares en otroscentrado en el turismo comunidades donde las asociaciones adecuadas están disponibles.

Para boletos en línea para todos los eventos y mesas reservadas (hasta las 7:30 p. m. o por acuerdo especial) Selección en orden de compra, visite nuestra página de boletos para festivales en nuestro sitio web.https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/

Para consultas de medios o asociaciones, comuníquese con Bob Rempel, presidente del comité organizador,condetalles de contacto en la parte superior.

Medios de comunicación social:Facebook, (Página de fans)Gorjeo    Canal de Youtube   Spotify 2024 Música próximamente.

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Introducing Part 1 Of Our Awesome 2024 Performer Lineup for January 18-28, 2024

2023 Was Great As We Successfully Relaunched With Excellent High Energy Music Over 2 Weekends. It Would Be Hard To Improve On The Talent On Display But We Think We Have.

Here’s Our Present Lineup Of Performers For The First Weekend Of Events-January 18-22, 2024. With Performance Videos. Some Of The Same Performers Will Also Be Performing On The January 24-28 Period. We’ll Announce Additional First Weekend Performers And The Full 2nd Weekend Lineup By October 1.

Joanna Connor: Our 2024 Featured Performer

All The Great Performers We’re Announcing In Phase 1

Performance Videos:

Joanna Connor: Make Sure You Get To About 2 Minutes In If You Want To See What We Mean About Guitar Play

Joanna Connor:

Reggie King Sears-Jammin’ with Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

Reggie King Sears:

Mariana Gajma, now solo performer, and the former lead vocalist of Merian

Trebor Villa: Plays Hendrix, Sings Dylan Too.

Watch For Details About Our January 22, Special Fundraising Dinner & Concert With Festival Performers (Special Headlining Guest(s) For 22 Only) To Be Announced Before October 1.

Our January 2025 Performers Booked To Date: Steve Marriner Canada, Trey Wanvig USA, Ensamble Ardiente, Mexico, Dylan Triplett USA. More Details To Come Of Course By July 2024, But Now You Have A Very Good Idea Of The High Talent Level Set For 2025. That’s What We Mean About Our “Better and Better” Mission and Plan.

Check out Steve Marriner on his recent single release

Always a fan favorite Charlie Jacobson from Canada is returning to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo beginning January 20 with new shows and great performances with rock and blues and rockabilly favorites.

Always a fan favorite, Charlie Jacobson from Canada is returning to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo beginning January 20 with new shows and great performances with rock and blues and rockabilly favorites.

We’ve told you about Charlie and his Chuck Berry homage presentation, we’ve told you about Charlie and his Early Elvis Era and Memphis Music presentation, at different times, all packaged together with fan favorites from his own original and cover songs from his 4 albums to date. Great videos in each of the links above.

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.

Full Ticket and Pass Options are Available At: Festival Tickets Page on this website: HTTPS://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/

QuickBuy Now:

Buy Tickets For January 20 Show At Villas Paraiso Hotel in Ixtapa

Gold Single Ticket For The Show Or Fest Night Of Your Choice. Buy As Many As You Require For Your Group. Equivalent of 20 USD375.00 MXNTicket Only For Best Available Front Section Seating. Pass Holders Receive Priority. Not A Package. 2 Drink Minimum Or Food Order Required However. 400p on day of event
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

Buy Tickets For January 21 Show At Madana Bar and Restaurant in Zihuatanejo

Gold Single Ticket For The Show Or Fest Night Of Your Choice. Buy As Many As You Require For Your Group. Equivalent of 20 USD375.00 MXNTicket Only For Best Available Front Section Seating. Pass Holders Receive Priority. Not A Package. 2 Drink Minimum Or Food Order Required However. 400p on day of event
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.