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?

View Our Previous News Releases And Announcements Since July, 2023 On Our Website At These Shortened Links: 

#1 http://tinyurl.com/2024mediarelease1

#2 http://tinyurl.com/2024mediarelease2

#3 http://tinyurl.com/2024mediarelease3

#4 http://tinyurl.com/2024mediarelease4

#5 http://tinyurl.com/december2024newsrelease

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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New Video…Great Sound…Please Tell Us What You Think…Are You Ready To Go Festing Yet?

Coming Very Soon Now….Our Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week is January 20-29, and the Shows and Fest of Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festival. Are You Ready To Go Mexico-Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo-Go Playa-Go Rockin’ ‘n a Bluesin’? All Info You’ll Need Is At Tequilabluesrock.com/ Click Schedule, Lineup, and Festival Tickets Links at the top of the Page. Plus Posters and more are all there.

2023 Fest Video

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Great Performers-Great Music Themes-An International Fest…Where Do You Want To Be January 21-29, 2023 When Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks?

David Gogo

Charlie Jacobson

Isidoro Negrete Reynoso

Chris Sanchez Blues Band w. Charly Blues

Chris Ghidoni

Torke Ross

Joseph Leal

Eduardo Resendiz

Carlos Rodriguez Chavez

Max Najera

The Rockets (Kiss Tribute)

Beatles-Rolling Stones Music Challenge

3 Kings Of Blues Tribute

The Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode Homage

Tequila Rock & Blues Events In Ixtapa Continue With 2 Great Weekends Of Live Rock ‘n Blues Full Band Music Upcoming

Tequila Rock & Blues Events In Ixtapa Continue With 2 Great Weekends Of Live Rock ‘n Blues Full Band Music Upcoming. Please Take A Look At Our Facebook Page And Check Out All The Great Music From Our First Two Weekends Of Live Rock ‘n Blues in Ixtapa, MX.

We’ve Got Much More Coming Up…With Proven Performers That Were Fan Favorites When We Last Had Them Here. But We’ve Improved Each Show As Well.

Two Nights Of The Doors Experience Show By The Crystal Ship Band With Greatest Hits Each Night But Also Different Great Album Cuts Each So It’s Like Being At Two Different Concerts. “I Danced All Night” and “As Close To A Doors Concert As I Could Have Expected” Were Comments From Two Years Ago. Vicente Contreras, our local 14-year-old guitar prodigy from Ixtapa-Zihua, opens the Show each night at 7:15 pm with his excellent Rock, Blues and Latino guitar stylings as you enjoy Dinner and your opening Drinks.

We Continue The Next Weekend On A High Note With The Return Of Chris Sanchez To Ixtapa. He’s Bringing His Blues Band and his Rock Friends As Well. Three Great Full Sets Of Live Band Music Each Night. The Bad Moon Rising Band Will Give You The Hits Of CCR, Stones, Beatles, Eagles And More. Victoria RZZ, lead singer of the Oralia Band, will give you more high energy Rock and Pop hits, “The Music of Our Lives” and Chris Sanchez and Band, along with Charly Blues, the master of the Blues Harmonica, will treat you to their uptempo rockin’ Chicago Blues music.

One More Day Before The End Of Summer Before The Early Bird Pricing Changes

Tequila Blues Fest pays homage to the blue agave plant

Tequila Blues Explosion Festival International, January 10-13, 2019.  Only in Ixtapa, Mexico.  Supporting the great kids of Talita Cumi orphanage.

The Talented International Performers of Tequila Blues Explosion Fest II in Ixtapa Mexico

The Talented International Performers of Tequila Blues Explosion Fest II in Ixtapa Mexico January 10-13, 2019. 3 days of Fest Music, and then Blues Kruise 4 Kids on January 13, when we take the Fest to sea with an amazing all inclusive 4 hour sunset cruise. If you love music,the beach, the sun and a great community cause we’ve got a great 4 days for you. And then a lot more great music in the months to follow.

Want more information? You can simply like our Facebook Fest Page and then text us on Messenger
Where will you be January 10-13, 2019?

Tequila Blues Explosion Fest II Bigger And Better Than Year 1-Video

We launched Tequila Blues Explosion Fest last year January 6 in Ixtapa, Mexico and the feedback said it was great! No doubts. A few seconds of highlights here on video now. But now we’re ready to take Tequila Blues to a whole new level. Still for the community,still for the cause. We’d love to have you here. Come for the music…stay for the beach. Where will you be January 10-13, 2019? Want to lock in the best possible prices on tickets now. Just click over to the Festival Tickets page here and secure the best-reserved seating now.  Want more information on Tours and Tickets.  Just send us an email note or click over to our Tequila Blues Facebook page, Like the page and  send us a message

Early Fest Pass At Discount Purchase Deadline Of June 21 Coming Up Quickly

From our email newsletter of June 13…(Want to join our email news list. Just send an email to tequilabluesfest@gmail.com with the word Subscribe in the subject.  We’ll send you a verification email)

“Good morning, and thanks again for your generous support of our first Tequila Blues Festival Concert last January.
We got great feedback from many folks and they wanted us to move forward and build a bigger Festival. And we have. We also continue with our community focus to support the Talita Cumi orphanage near Zihuatanejo and other children’s and animal rescue projects.  Our sponsors and leadership group has remained the same and they are more committed than ever. We sincerely thank Big Boy Tequila, Inn at Manzanillo Bay, Villas Paraiso and Frank’s Restaurant/Ixtapa Event Centre.
Today we wanted to alert folks like you who supported us last year that you can get the best possible pricing on guaranteed front row seating all Festival by picking up some Festival passes now.  Buy some passes for friends too perhaps. Prices go up on June 21
We’ve announced Tequila Blues Explosion Fest International II for January 10-13, 2019 with many great performers. See below for the list. And more to be announced.
You can read the full announcement here
and see the Playlist of the Festival Performers announced to date.  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeVN4egNBoiaIQic-FWA4SywSoVaj2Olm
The fabulous Blues Brothers show on January 10 by Geoff and Chris Dahl, who are considered one of the top two or three Blues Brothers Tribute acts in the world, and are fabulous musicians in their own right, helps kick off the Festival on Thursday, plus we preview our Festival performers that night.
Full concerts Friday and Saturday nights with different material and lineups each night. Then we finish off the Festival with the amazing Blues Kruise 4 Kids on Sunday, January 13 on Picante Catamaran’s Sunset Cruise.  Festival Performers will provide the music and fun. If you’ve never been on the Picante Catamaran, check out the many great reviews.  “The best part of our vacation” many people say.
You can get Festival and Blues Kruise 4 Kids tickets online now at http://bestformexico.com/bluesfest/festivaltickets/  Just a reminder that prices shown will rise on June 21.
Tour groups with reserved tickets are also available out of Canada with Brant Zwicker of the At The CrossRoads show leading it, and staying at the Barcelo, and out of Mexico City via bus staying at Villas Paraiso.
Questions or comments: Send us an email or phone/whatsapp +52 755 101 5989  We’d be glad to talk.
Have a great day and summer! No summertime blues we hope!
Bob Rempel
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Charly Blues Came Back To Ixtapa Last Night!

Chris Sanchez Blues Band, Charly Blues and Jani all in one last night at the Ixtapa Event Centre. Enjoy! Another amazing blues and blues-rock night! We’re back here for Tequila Blues Explosion Fest 2 January 10-12, 2019 and we want everyone on stage last night to be here as well.

Tequila Blues Presents Chris Sanchez & Charly Blues

Thurday March 1. You get a chance to see them again right here in Ixtapa on the same stage as before.

They were the big surprise of the 2018 Tequila Blues Explosion Festival in January. From Morelia, Mexico, Chris Sanchez Blues Band and Charly Blues on harmonica. Check them out here at our 2018 Festival Highlights video.

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It’s Frank’s Turning 39 again Birthday Bash, and all that good vibe with Frank in an even better mood than his 100 percent level of always, and great proven blues and blues-rock music, and most likely some special guests singing Happy Birthday to Frank, roasts and toasts and more, make it another Tequila Blues can’t miss night.

Where will your fun, food, and drink be on Thursday, March 1?