It’s May 1. We’re feeling good. So is “Summer” or “Maggie May” (let’s let Rod Stewart and Ron Wood perform their ode to Maggie of May in the comments below). We’re not sure of our beautiful Latina model’s real name. I like “Summer”. Here she is standing at what looks like the Zihuatanejo Bay in Mexico telling us to go enjoy summer and all it has to offer because Winter Festing in Mexico comes soon after. And to tell you as well, that we’re pitching some clubs in Alberta and soon in Manitoba and elsewhere about a new campaign of ours for our summer travels. A night of great music in “Battle” format to discover at least one great act. The Battle To Go Mexico on January 26-29, 2023 in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, or another one of our event dates in places like Mexico City or Mazatlan. And as we always do, try to raise as much as we can for a very timely and worthy cause…perhaps something like “Peace…One Love…A Night For Ukrainian Refugees Resettling In Canada and the local community. We’ll keep you informed friends. Just wanted to tell you what we’re working on. Have a great May and summer months!
It’s Reboot, Restart Time. We Were Just Getting Ready To Roll On And Keep Rockin’…Looking Back To January 2020 Some More Before Moving Forward Again
Here’s our Summary Report/News Release (English-Spanish available here by Search) After Our January, 2020 Events Before We, Like Everyone Else With Live Events, Were Hit By The Global Pandemic.
Come For The Music…Stay For The Sunsets And The Beaches January 26-29, 2023, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico.
Or Vice Versa Of Course.
Sample Our Gorgeous Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Sunsets Below In This Short Promo Video. Playa El Palmar, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. Over 10 Great Beaches In The Area.
We Announce late 2022 & 2023 Soon. But First We Make Sure We Appreciate All The Great Music And Performances From Our Big Hearted Performers In The Past.
You’ll Love The Special “Bootleg Bonus” Video From Our Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Stage Right At The Top Below
Please Note-Our Update:
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo & Puerto Vallarta Fest Events postponed.
With new concerns about the health of our Fans and Performers alike, and the necessary protocols needed to be put in place for a live event of this type, at this time, we have decided to postpone until a later, safer time. When we can have maximum fun much more worry-free. Thank you for your understanding.
Please Note: All of you who purchased reserved seating for the event will have immediate refunds issued.
Original Post Below
A bevy of attractive Posters, well that’s our opinion, (smiles) from us in the last few days and a “He’s Coming Back” video featuring Gil Gaidola of Hamilton Ontario Canada, lead vocals/lead guitar of one of Canada’s top Creedence/Fogerty Tribute Groups(below photos). Perfect for sharing and your social media. Both weekends perfect for Family and Friends Festing and Partying. Need more information? Of course! Message us here on the Chat, send an Email to firstname.lastname@example.org, F.B. Messenger at https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests or Whatsapp: +52 755 101 5989
Reserved Seating For Zihuatanejo January 28 & 29 evening shows, now available for purchase at our Website Tickets Page
Please Note: Translation Available On Our Main Page: Click “Idioma”
Great Plans For Street Animal Fundraising By Volunteer Organizers Get Derailed By Heartless Venue Operator: The Live Music Opportunity For Puerto Vallarta February 3-6, 2022: News Release
The Street Animal Rescue Mexico Fundraising Rock ‘n Blues Fest Needs Its Own Last Minute Rescue.
Are You Actively Presenting Live Rock ‘n Blues Music Now? Do You Mind If Your Guests Start Dancing When The Music Gets Rockin’ We Think We Have A Great Music & Event Opportunity For You?
Interested? Let’s Talk And Firm This Up Before The New Year: I’m Bob Rempel, Volunteer Director Of Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Events & Fests. Permanent Resident Status Mexico. From Winnipeg, Canada. Whatsapp or Phone: +52 755 101 5989. Website. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests and https://www.facebook.com/bobrempel1 (my personal facebook)
It’s last-minute we know but still enough time to make this great. If you have a stage and sound and backline equipment (drums, amplifiers, monitors…often your favorite band can supply that and perform with us as well), we have an opportunity for your bar or restaurant for music at no cost to you for the weekend of February 3-6, 2022.
Alternatively, we are looking at the option of performing at open-air venues for the largest possible audience.
Background: We publicly announced a venue in July for our first Puerto Vallarta Event. That verbal agreement seems to have fallen through. Lessons learned and we’ll be smarter next time.
But that creates an opportunity for a new partner for our Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions events.
We have planned our first fundraising rock ‘n blues live music event for Puerto Vallarta for February 3-6, 2022.
We have a great lineup of performers ready to come in and support the fundraising for Street Animal Rescue Mexico, our cause for the 2021-22 winter season. We bring in the “Big Hearts” we call them.
Seventy-five percent of the fundraising from the Events we do in Puerto Vallarta will go to the local organizations like SPCA Puerta Vallarta and others that apply for funding. Primarily for neutering and medical treatment campaigns to existing organizations or veterinarians. The rest of the funds go to projects in other parts of Mexico. We are in the process of making contact with all of them now to create partnerships to work together on this fundraising weekend in P.V.
It starts with a special opening night concert by our headliner Chris Duarte. On Thursday February 3. A legend in blues-rock. Clearly one of the best guitarists in the world. And he “plays his ass off for the fans” as one fan said in a quote. From Austin, Texas. Often compared to Stevie Ray Vaughan. 14 albums. Tours extensively. Humble and a great guy. Perfect for our fest. And then Chris, and his partner Beth Lee, who is coming to Puerto Vallarta as well, will perform throughout our Fest, Electric country rock and soulful country from Beth.
Opening night, Thursday, February 3, Gil Gaidola, lead vocalist and lead guitarist of Mystic Highway, one of Canada’s top Creedence-John Fogerty Tribute Bands, who loves Mexico, who loves animals is ready to perform in Puerto Vallarta or region, as well. At your bar or restaurant. And then throughout the Friday through Sunday Fest as well.
We have Mexican performers as well. We always try to have a good blend. Viri Roots from Mexico City one of Mexico’s best blues voices will be a key part of our Bob Marley Tribute, and Fonzeca CPP Project a four-piece group from Monterrey, Mexico led by Fonzeca Alexander, who has been named one of Mexico’s top male blues voices every year the past 10 years.
In addition to the Bob Marley Tribute, Chris Duarte will help lead our Jimi Hendrix Tribute and Gil Gaidola will lead our Creedence-John Fogerty Tribute. Music that is familiar to the fans and your guests. But each will do their own originals and cover songs throughout the Fest as well so fans will get the best of both worlds.
Plus we wish to feature at least one, possibly two to three local groups and performers. This way your very good and favorite local performer or band can be part of the Fest too. And we will bring in one or two more Mexican or USA performers and announce them by mid-January once we have a Venue firmly in place and we know how the lineup looks.
Please don’t think you have to accept our plan and approach 100% without a chance to talk and us to listen. We are looking to create long-term venue partners in Puerto Vallarta and every other community we go to.
You Supply The Venue And Stage And Are Identified As Our Fundraising Venue Partner In All Communication.
You Supply The Backline (Drums, Lead Guitar Amp, Bass Guitar Amp, Possibly Rhythm Amp), Monitors, Microphones)…The Stage Is Basically Plug and Play For Outside Musicians. As We Said Earlier Often This Can Be Supplied
You Supply Meals And Or Snacks And Drinks To Performers And A Couple Of Volunteers…As Discussed And Agreed On By Text Or Email
You Support The Event Through Promotion And Advertising Through Your Existing Channels And More If Possible.
You Retain All Food And Drinks Revenue, However, We Ask That You Open Your Big Heart Too And Consider A Donation To The Fundraising Based On The Revenues Generated By The Weekend.
We Supply The Musicians, Pay For Their Travel, And Accommodation, And Other Local Expenses. Organize The Performance Lineup And Advertise The Event Online. Your Help In Finding Good Value Accommodation And Meals And Other Perks For Musicians To Make Them Want To Return To Our Events And Your Venue In The Future Is Greatly Appreciated.
We Collect An Agreed On Cover Charge At The Door, Conduct Fundraising Activities And Sell Fundraising Merchandise. Great Music And Lots Of Fun Leads To Successful Fundraising…Our Philosophy.
I’m Sure You Have Lots Of Questions. You Can Send Them To Me Or We Can Talk In Person Or Do A Video Chat. Whatever You Prefer. Some Images Below For Your Information. Event Posters Are Examples Only. Hasta Luego.
Special Performances by Steffie Beltt (9:00 pm) Viri Roots (8:00 pm) and Evelyn Rubio of Houston, Texas (7:00 pm) in our Ladies Sing The Blues & Blues Rock Segments. Jams And Collaborations To Follow Steffie Beltt’s Special Set.
With Special All Day All Night Tribute To Isidoro Negrete Reynoso: His Lifetime of Blues ‘n Rock Music In Mexico, His Blues Harmonica Mastery, His Cultural Contributions With Preserving And Promoting Alebrijes, And Equally Importantly, His Day-To-Day Work (With His Wife Susanna) In Street Animal Rescue In Mexico City.
Big Hearted Big Talented Performers Ready To Support The Cause And Create A Great Fest: Stick Fingers Group, The New Raices del Blues, Torke Ross-3 Souls In Mind, Adrian Macotela-Desfasados, Jorge Sanchez Estrada, And More To Come
You’ll See Them At Our Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fests Starting January 27, 2022, Where We Continue To “Come Together 2021-22”
And We’re Searching For Mexico’s Best New Blues-Rock Band Or Performer, & Best Youth Rock ‘n Blues Band Or Performer To Still Add To December 11 And Then Feature At Our Upcoming Fests For The Cause At The Beach In Our Winter Tour 2021-22. If You Know Who That Is Or Could Be, Please Tell Us Immediately!
Event Details At The Links Below
Event Poster As Of December 2
Want Your Invitation For The Garden Party Rock ‘n Blues Jam Fest For The Street Animals Of Mexico November 27 Mexico City?
Great Lineup. Big Hearted Performers Coming Together For This Benefit Event. From 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm approximately.
It’s A Semi-Private Event…For Animal Lovers…For Live Music Lovers…For Come Together Fun Lovers.
Send An Email To “Tequilabluesfest@gmail.com” with the word “Garden or “Jardin” in the subject or Write to Us On Facebook Messenger @tequilabluesfests (https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests/) Or A Chat Note from our Website right here: https://tequilabluesrock.com
CHRIS DUARTE CHRIS DUARTE
Look Who’s Coming To Puerto Morelos & Playa del Carmen December 2-5, 2021. We’re Very Excited. Perfect For Our Jam Oriented Weekend Fest. Blues & Rock Explosions Come To The Mayan Riviera in Mexico.
A Blues-Rock Guitar Legend-Chris Duarte-based in Austin, Texas, Chris will conjure up memories of another Texas-based guitarist, Stevie Ray Vaughan, RIP.
Humble, Big Heart, Hard Working On Stage. Fits Perfectly for our Big Hearts-Big Stars-Big Talent Fests. Truly A Can’t-Miss Live Talent.
And He’s Bringing A Friend, Perhaps Friends. We’ll Tell You More About Her Soon.
Where Do You Want To Be December 2-5, 2021?
Join Us As We Begin Rockin’ LIVE For Street Animal Rescue Mexico & Awareness Everywhere.
https://tequilabluesrock.com/ Festival Passes: https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/
https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests/ Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Events & Fests
But We Forgot A Few…So Here You Go Rock ‘n Blues Lovers!
The Extended Version. 1.10 of great Rockin audio music telling you what’s about to explode… what’s coming soon.
The Full Post
The Live Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Tour Mexico 2021-22…Also Known As (AKA) The Don’t Forget To Boogie Tour.
Preview Video 1…The Extended Version…Great Rock Audio…Worth 1.10 minutes of your time just to kick off and pump up your day.
-The Little Walter Harmonica Tribute Show
-Rock ‘n Blues Originals and Covers in Spanish by Ángel Márquez and Jimena Segovia and others
-Blues-Rock Guitar Battles AND
-The Rock Queens Theme For At Least One Of Our Fests. Hint: Put Big Hearts-Big Stars Rock ‘n Blues Puerto Vallarta by Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fests on your must-attend list. Alfredo López Castañeda Roxy Rockhouse
plus all the other great Shows and Themes we already had shown you in the video.
Where Do You Want To Be This Winter?
Join Us For The Best Of Times
Still A Lot Of Uncertainty About The Covid-19 Pandemic, The Local Health Restrictions In Place, And How Our Planned Live Event In Ixtapa-Zihua Mexico on March 17-22 Will Be Affected. Perhaps A Further Postponement…We’ll Announce Soon…We’re Not Giving Up On Ixtapa-Zihua…Our Beautiful Quiet Home, Where Our Events Began. Plus Big Plans For Events In Cancun Region, Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta Region For Later This Year And Early Next Year, Pandemic Willing Of Course.
But We Know You’ll Love Our FestStream 2021, Our Online Event For April 18. 6:00 pm CST. The Link To The Stream Will Be Right Here On This Site.
Great Music From Big Hearted Performers Who Want To Help Support Our Ongoing Fundraising For Street Animal Rescue In Mexico. Our Fundraising Link To Donorbox.org. Donations Of All Sizes Accepted Here Of Course, We Thank You Sincerely. And A Minimal Donation of $10 Or More Gives You Our Thank You Complimentary “I’m Rockin’ For Street Animal Rescue” FestStream Pass To The Premiere Showing And All Replays.
Incorporating our Mexico’s Got Great Talent Showcase That We Have At Most Of Our Events Plus Our New Mexico’s Best Rock ‘n Blues Guitarist Battles Leading Up To The International Competition Currently Planned For Cancun Region In Early December 2021.
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Mexican Rock & Blues Festival
Promoter Bob Rempel Goes To The Dogs! What A Great Cause – What A Cool Line Up!
Streaming from Mexico into living rooms around the world
|Mexican Rock & Blues Festival|
Promoter Bob Rempel Goes To The Dogs!
What A Great Cause – What A Cool Line Up!
Houston TX (February 9 2021) – Today, Tequila Rock & Blues promoter Bob Rempel shared, “Because of the generosity of so many loving souls of animals and music we are able to announce that our virtual international event will occur on March 17th and run through the 22nd. Because of the pandemic, we decided to create a virtual show lineup and allow performers to be with us by way of unique performance videos they would submit to our Fest. It’s really taken off. A great way for performers to start working with us. And a way for performers like rising blues-rock star Clay Melton of Houston to say as he has done, “I really want to support your main Street Animal Rescue Cause”. He loves animals and wants to help any way he can even from afar. Just one example. I could name many others who feel the same way.” The Tequila Rock N Blues live in person festivals are a staple across Mexico and now with the virtual component in place both entertainment and animal rescue fund raising can continue. Mark the stream date in your calendar – this one is going to rock! FYI – every donor will receive personal access to the Event Stream which includes both Live and Virtually Live performances. Blues Rock Recording Artist Clay Melton and his buddy Fender
“When we learned of Bob’s efforts I knew right away that I wanted to contribute to their success. I hope that blues-rock fans around the world enjoy my latest release and click on their tip jar. How cool to think that a festival organization saw a problem and moved to correct it, that rocks big time!”
Clay – www.claymelton.com
Check out the complete list of supporting virtual artists here
To stream the virtual event and support the cause click here
To learn more about Tequila Rock & Blues events click here
The List Of Performers Keeps Growing. All Performers Listed Are Ready And Willing To Support Mexico, Mexico Tourism, And Local Causes If You Are Ready To Rock, Ready To Blues-Rock.
We Live In Difficult Times We Understand. We’ll Make Another Great Fest in 2022 If You’re Not Ready To Commit To Live Music In Mexico In January 2021. All Advance Fest Passes Are 100% Refundable In The Event We Are Forced To Cancel Events Due To The Pandemic.
Mexico’s Got (Amazing) Talent Showcase Will Definitely Go-Ahead For The Weekend Of January 15-17, 2021 Based On The Current Situation We Face. Great List Of Mexican Performers Ready To Perform. Some International Performers Possible As Well. We’ll Know Soon.
Watch For Further Announcements About The Next Two Weekends In The Next 45 Days Or So. Fingers Crossed That We Can Put Your B*MS In The Seats And You Rock & Have Fun With Us.
List Current As Of 28/09/20. Fest Passes, Day or Night Tickets & Reserved Tables With Passes Or Tickets Now Available
Over 10 Years Of Performing At Blues Festivals. 3 CD’s Of Originals & Covers. A Talented Multi-Instrumentalist. Performs in English & Spanish.
We’re Very Pleased To Announce Bluesman Juan Carlos Cortes Of Morelia, Mexico To Perform At Our “Isolate No More” Benefit Fest For Local Recovery January 2021. The TTC Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fest #4 (TTC=Tequila, Tacos & Cervezas)
Not Only Will We Support Local Business & Their Employees Severely Hurt By Covid-19 in 2021, We Will Also Continue To Support Our Ongoing Street Animal Rescue And Kids Development Causes We’ve Supported In Past Events.
In Addition To Staging Three Years of Fests And Other Events And Bringing Exceptional Talent And Great Music To Ixtapa-Zihua in Winter, With The Support Of Our Dedicated Fans, Organizers Have Been Able To Donate Over 170,000 Pesos To Causes. We’re Committed To Continue And Do Much More In The Future.
Follow This Site & Our Facebook Page To See All The Public Announcements Of Great Performers, Already Committed To Attend, As We Make Them, Over The Next Few Months. Tickets For The 3 Great Weekends Of The Fest And Tour Group Signups with Fest Pass Included Go On Sale August 1, 2020. Tour Groups from Canada, USA & Mexico Forming Now. It All starts January 15, 2021. We Assure You Your Care & Safety Is Job 1 For Us. Y
See You At Villas Paraiso Hotel, Ixtapa, Friday, January 10. Tickets Online here at this site at https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/ or see us at Hotel Villas Paraiso from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm January 9 or come by from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Soundcheck & Setup time at Villas to view the venue and get your Tickets. Soundcheck free with a donation, or food and drink purchase. Friday Jan.10 hours at Villas Paraiso: 11:00 am-5:00 pm for Advance Tickets. Film Festival starts at 4:00 pm and Live Music starts at 6:50 pm.
Tequila Blues Explosion Festival International II 2019 Is Ready To Explode. Here’s Your Festival Survival Kit. Our Do It Right Suggestions.
Tequila and Cold Drinks
And Please Don’t Forget
Check: Blues Brothers Black Fedora Hat, Ray Ban Sunglasses, White Shirt, Skinny Tie…well anything that shows you get the whole Blues Brothers thing…January 10 & Every Night
Check: Dancing Shoes
Check: Partner & Friends…Singles Most Welcome…Some Of Ixtapa’s Most Eligible Men & Women Will Be At The Fest.
Check: Fest Souvenir Shirt 200 Pesos At the Door. Wear It Proudly During The Fest…You’ve Joined The Blues Brothers’ Mission And You’ve Got The Tequila Blues…Too Many Don’t.