We start Friday night at 7:00 pm. At Villas Paraiso Hotel in Ixtapa. Be in your seats early. The one of a kind Blues Brothers Show comes on soon after. Vicente Contreras, teenage guitar prodigy from Ixtapa, Mexico, just before them on the lineup. Show Tickets or Dinner & A Show & Drinks Tickets Available At Midday At Villas Paraiso Hotel or Online at https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/
Special Promotion On Now For Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Fest January 2020 in Ixtapa-Zihua, Mexico. Purchase Fest Tickets Online Here Before September 1, 2019 To Take Advantage Of This One Time Promotion. Your Promo Voucher Will Be Emailed To You.
We’re Excited To Tell You About The Possibilities For Tequila Blues Explosion Fest III in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo January 2020. News Releases for download in English and Spanish below. Looking forward to seeing you on January 10 in Ixtapa-Zihua or even earlier at some of our other Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion events. Like our FB page to always get the latest news or follow us here. English News Release text below as well.
May 23, 2019-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Bob Rempel, Managing Co-Chairperson. Address: Winnipeg/Ixtapa, Mexico Phone/W.A:+52 755 101 5989 Co-chair & Mexico Liaison: Natalia Ruiz Gomez, Mexico City +52 552 9420701 (Phone/W.A.)
Tequila Blues Explosion Fests Ready To Return To Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo
Blues and Blues-Rock Explosion Weekend #3 Will Be Held In Mexico on January 10-12, 2020. Advance Tickets At Best Possible Value Ever On Sale Now-Price Increase June 1, 2019
Possible Second Weekend of Live Blues & Blues-Rock Music For January 17-19
We’re very pleased to announce the plans for the 3rd Tequila Blues Explosion Fest Event for the weekend of January 10-12, 2020 in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, stated festival organizer Bob Rempel.
Based on anticipated successful fundraising, new sponsorships and advance ticket sales over the next six months, we have an excellent roster of performers we are ready to present, he said. All have already agreed to perform. Many more are possible. Well known names, and newcomers, who are rising stars.
The great live music continues with appearances by Fest favorites Geoff and Chris Dahl, who will present their high energy truly amazing, The Blues Brothers show and a new one for 2020, their The ZZ Top show,
Tangerine from Mexico City, with the great blues-rock voice of Lorena Cabrera Bernal fronting, plus a keyboardist added to the four-piece band now, will feature tributes to Janis Joplin, and Led Zeppelin their specialties, but also Queen, AC-DC, Deep Purple, and others
Charlie Jacobson, highly versatile blues-rock and rockabilly frontman-vocalist, guitarist and showman will come from Canada. He impressed when he was last here
Isidoro Negrete Reynoso,one of Mexico’s finest blues-rock harmonica players, a legend in his country in fact, from Mexico City, will add that great harp feel to bring out the best in the blues songs
New for 2020 we have guitarist and vocalist Joe Brett from Ontario, Canada who is bringing his special Stevie Ray Vaughan (SRV) tribute show to Ixtapa.
Also joining the all star ensemble to make sure the special collaborations that Tequila Blues is becoming known for, truly amaze, is rock, blues and soul music Saxophonist Max Octava Maravilla of Mexico City, Mexico.
Returning to Ixtapa as well is vocalist and harmonica player Robert George now of Nelson, BC, but with his roots in the San Francisco music scene, so he is bringing his pal from the days of youth, multi instrumentalist Mike Billo with him. Mike has performed with and backed up blues greats such as John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Reed, and many others from San Francisco and all over the world. He plays the harmonica, bass and slide guitars, banjo, ukulele and dobro.
Rempel said Tequila Blues continues in discussions with a lengthy list of performers who have all expressed a serious interest in appearing at the Tequila Blues Fest and supporting our causes, and of course enjoying the great Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo weather and beaches in January as well. As do all our new and old visitors from away attending Tequila Blues Explosion events. “Come for the music stay for the beaches” is the long time slogan Tequila Blues slogan.
People such as blues and jazz vocalist and saxophonist Evelyn Rubio from Houston, originally from Mexico City, Kal David and Lauri Bono from Palm Springs, USA, Brent Parkin, Winnipeg, Canada, Zeppia a 3 piece power rock trio of two sisters and a brother from Mexico City, that features music from Black Sabbath, Grand Funk and much more, Bourbon Blues Ensemble from Leon, MX Fonzeca-Caja de Pandora Project, Monterey, MX, Andrew Parkhouse from Canada, Jimmy D. Lane, from Vancouver, B.C and originally Detroit, Austin Cane from Cleveland, USA and Rafael Tranquilino from Seattle, USA and originally from Mexico City.
Many are ideal candidates for our additional second weekend of great music if we attract the ticket sales and sponsorship we require for our first weekend, according to Rempel.
“We’ve tried to tell everyone connected and interested in growth for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo these past three years, Tequila Blues Explosion Fest originator, Bob Rempel said, that these kind of events are tourism magnets that many tourism focused communities in Mexico are hoping to develop or acquire to give them an edge to attract visitors. The kind of visitors with higher levels of spending that will really benefit a community in the highly competitive and somewhat stagnant tourism environment that currently exists in Mexico.”
Support from all sectors of the community, governments, and the fans, our ticket buying public will help create an ongoing music festival with a difference, for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo that will continue to grow every year. We hope that the next 6 months will show us everyone wants this for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and not let it go elsewhere, Rempel added.
Tequila Blues events are also fundraisers for the community. In the first two years over 120,000 pesos has been donated to a children’s orphanage near Zihuatanejo. In 2020 Tequila Blues Events, and our venue partners, with the support of the fans, will raise funds for children and schools in low income areas near Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, primarily assisting with technology shortfalls, and Animal Rescue work both in Ixtapa-Zihua and other parts of Mexico.
What’s new for 2020?
-New music venue partners who have agreed to help support fundraising and performer’s expenses: Smoke Shack Ixtapa plus adjacent businesses, and Villas Paraiso Hotel & Bar & Grill Ixtapa
-A Zihuatanejo event venue is being sought, and will be announced in the near future
-All Tequila Blues events will be Membership Only events. Membership will be a nominal amount and included in ticket prices in 2020. It signifies the way we wish to treat and deal with our fans in 2020 and in the future. Have them return every year as valued Tequila Blues members. And yes, “membership will have its privileges”.
-Musicians Geoff and Chris Dahl from Canada and Enrique Torres and Lorena Cabrera Bernal from Mexico (Tangerine) have agreed to serve both as music directors and technical advisors, assisting festival directors, to ensure we have the highest standard of performance and sound quality this year and in future years, at all venues, for the fans..
-All events will be sold by Advance Purchase only. Tickets must be in hand before the event. This will make ease of entry much more efficient for everyone and supports our membership only approach. Fans of live music Tequila Blues style performed in warm January weather in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo close to the near perfect beaches here, will have this marked in red on their calendar many months in advance we know, organizers said.
-Group purchases and group travel to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo for either the January 10-12 weekend, the January 17-19 weekend, or both, will be fully supported by Tequila Blues fest, the organizers announced. Put a group of 10 or more together from Canada, USA or Mexico and we will bend over backward to make your trip to Tequila Blues Explosion Fest a memorable one with great value. We are truly all about our slogan: “Come for the Music-Stay For The Beach”
-A free show by all the visiting musicians and performers for the evening of Thursday January 9, for all local residents of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and region, at a Central location, is under consideration. The support of a major sponsor, private or government, to help defray the costs of staging the event, will be essential however.
-Fest organizers will make their best efforts to incorporate additional events they organize into the Tequila Blues Explosion Fest as soon as possible, with growth every year. Events such as beach volleyball or ultimate frisbee (disc sports) tournaments, motorcycle and car club rallies, art and crafts show and sale, pet shows, and a pets in motion fun run/walk/bike event along the ciclopista with the family pet or your rescue dog or cat.
-Fundraising for January 2020 Starts Now! Please visit https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets to purchase Tequila Blues Explosion 3.0 advance tickets and memberships. For groups, sponsorships/partnerships or other communication and proposals please send us a message from Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests/ Messaging also available from website or use our email address or phone/whatsapp.
Online Advance Ticket Purchase: https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/
2020 Festival Performers Playlist:
Youtube: (Coming Soon) follow channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChtj8gGbHYwIv_lOTK2jmHQ/playlists
Spotify: (Coming Soon and published at Tequila Blues Facebook and Website)
2019 Festival Wrap Up
2019 Fest Performance Videos: https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests/ and click on videos from the left hand column.
Also go to Tequila Blues YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChtj8gGbHYwIv_lOTK2jmHQ/videos
It’s January 10-13 in Ixtapa, Mexico. Download The Schedule And See All The Events. The January 10 Thursday Festival Opening Night Will Be A Big Night, And A Big Crowd As We Bring the Awesome Blues Brothers Show To Ixtapa. Plus You Will Get All BluesFest Performer Previews. However, We Want To Make Sure You Don’t Miss All The Other Great Events On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 11-13. The Best Music To Come To Ixtapa In A Long Time! We Promise!
If You Want Reserved Seating In The Section Of Your Choice, No Standing, And No Lineups At The Door To Enter, Advance Tickets Are Your Best Choice. Visit Our Local Ticket Sales Locations At Frank’s Restaurant, Ixtapa, Deb Maxwell, Ixtapa and Hotel El Tradicional VV, Zihuatanejo. Or Go Online At Our Festival Tickets Page And Purchase Direct With Your Card.
See You At The Fest! A Tequila Blues Explosion Is Coming January 10 To Ixtapa!
We’re Getting Ready For The Big Crowd Coming For The First Night Of Tequila Blues Explosion Festival January 10 in Ixtapa. Tequila Blues Explosion Fest International is a community event for the children of Talita Cumi orphanage near Zihuatanejo. January 10, opening night, it’s the awesome Blues Brothers Full Show and preview performances from all our Performers. Then full concerts January 11 & 12 with different music each night. Afternoons at Villas Paraiso for pre Fest Concert: Pool Parties, Fun, Jam and other Live Music, and then evening Concerts at the Ixtapa Event Centre.
The Tequila Blues Explosion Festival International II Comes To Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo January 10-13, 2019. A great lineup of International Performers presenting blues, blues-rock, jazz and reggae. Including two local groups from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. Supporting a great cause, the children of the Talita Cumi orphanage near Zihuatanejo.
See you at Villas Paraiso Ixtapa in the afternoons for Pool Parties, Meet and Greets and Live Music. Then it’s over to the Ixtapa Event Centre in Plaza IxPamar, behind Frank’s Restaurant, just 5 minutes away, for our Evening Concerts. Opening Night will be very special with one of the best in the world, Blues Brothers music and comedy show at 8:30 pm, with All Festival Performer Preview Appearances starting at 5:30 pm.
Friday night is our Tribute To The Legends of Blues and Rock Concert (tributes to The Doors, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, B.B. King, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Aretha Franklin and many more) with our fun Canada/USA vs. Mexico harmonica blowout competition and a big Closing Collaboration.
Saturday night’s Closing Concert is full of collaborations, a Mexico vs Canada drum-off competition, and all Performers bringing the Best of their Best music. A great closing night is in store for all of us. Sunday afternoon is our Blues Kruise 4Kids Blues At Sea fundraising cruise on the Picante Catamaran with Festival Performers and all-inclusive food and beverages.
Reserved seating available online here: Festival Tickets Online or at Ixtapa event locations, the Hotel El Tradicional VV in Zihuatanejo and Event Organizers. For more information go to our Facebook Page, ask us a question, go to our Tequila Blues Explosion website and chat with us, or text us by mobile/WhatsApp at +52 755 101 5989
Also at Tequila Blues Fest & Concerts site
Please like our Facebook page to ensure you have all the latest information or bookmark this site. Afternoon Pool Parties, Meet and Greets and Live Music at Villas Paraiso in Ixtapa, our Host Hotel, starting at 3:00 pm. Evening Concerts, 4.5 to 5 hours of live music, will be at Ixtapa Event Centre in Plaza IxPamar, starting at 6:00 pm, 5:30 pm on Thursday Jan. 10. The detailed schedule for download will be published in late December.
Tequila Blues Explosion Festival II in Ixtapa, Mexico is just 37 Days Away And We’re Going To Get You Ready For A Great Festival.
We’ve Updated Our Performers Playlist today and they’re many great performers already.
But We’re Here To Tell You That There Are Still More Announcements To Come Including Local Performers For Our Pool Parties And Evening Concerts. Everything happens at Villas Paraiso our Host Hotel in Ixtapa, for great afternoon fun with live music, and the Ixtapa Event Centre for the evening 4- 5-hour full concert shows.
It’s a community event to provide great live music here and raise funds for the Talita Cumi orphanage and other causes.
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We’re still out talking about Ixtapa Zihuatanejo live music concert style events upcoming. How they can become tourism magnets for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo that will add more fun, more options for entertainment and change the image of this community for those considering our destination.
Our Tequila Blues Explosion Festival in year two expanded to four days and plans for growth every year upcoming. Our 12 Saturday night Concerts For A Cause series that can easily be expanded to many more nights. Out talking about benefitting the community, and causes like the orphanage children of Talita Cumi which these projects support. Talking about truly developing the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo daytime and evening event and live music scene to become a powerful tourist and visitor magnet, one of the best in Mexico.
Out talking about Ixtapa Zihuatanejo live music concert style events upcoming. Out talking about community and causes like the orphanage children of Talita Cumi. Developing the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo daytime and evening event and live music scene to become a powerful tourist and visitor magnet, one of the best in Mexico.
Tequila Blues Explosion Festival International, January 10-13, 2019. Only in Ixtapa, Mexico. Supporting the great kids of Talita Cumi orphanage.
We’re very pleased, well we’re actually excited, to announce an additional performer headliner for the Tequila Blues Explosion Festival II in Ixtapa Mexico January 10-13: Charlie Jacobson from Red Deer, Alberta Canada, as well as further enhancements to the Festival. What a great performer list we have in Year II!
From the announcement:
“More Performers-More Fun-More Cause-”Come For The Music & The Kids-Stay For The Beach!” Only 5 Months Away Now…And We’re Giving You More!
We are pleased to announce another headliner for the fans of Tequila Blues Explosion Fest II January 10-13, 2019 in Ixtapa, Mexico.
News Release Tequila Blues Explosion Festival II August 6, 2018
Charlie Jacobson- https://www.facebook.com/charliejacobsonmusic/
is a perfect headliner for Tequila Blues Explosion Fest at the beach. Now joining Jenie Thai and Andrew Scott, The Dahl Brothers with their Blues Brothers show and multi-instrument talents, and all our other amazing performers from Mexico and Canada, we’ve got enough great music to keep Festival attendees still asking for more when the final notes are played on Sunday, January 13 on the Blues Kruise 4 Kids.
His music will take us in many directions. Want your taste of Elvis style blues: Check this one out for example: Charlie on Youtube
An accomplished blues and blues-rock musician already, still in his 20’s, a native Albertan, from Red Deer, he has performed at numerous festivals across Canada and won the hearts of fans. Three albums to his credit to date and working on another. All on Spotify.
Ready to be a Festival headliner, and we at Tequila Blues Explosion Fest are delighted to put him in that position. He was selected by Via Rail Corporation to be its Artist On Board for their transcontinental train, after a thorough selection process by Via Rail. Soon with international festival status, we know you’ll love Charlie after you see him in Ixtapa, Mexico. “Discover Charlie Jacobson” say many reviewers. http://www.charliejacobson.com“