For #Blues lovers For #Bluesmusic lovers…Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fests returns to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo very soon now and we are still very much a Blues and Blues-rock festival.


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#bluesrockmusic The 3 Kings of Blues Tribute Show Is Unique To Our Festival

More about the January 27 & 28 Shows. The second weekend. Two Great Weekends Of Live Rockin’ ‘n a Bluesin’ Not Seen In Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo since…well 2020 when we last had an event.

We’re a hybrid, I know, rock and blues together, the perfect scrambled egg of music we think. We love blues-rock and the blues. And it will always be an important part of our Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Events & Fests

So if you’re a blues or blues-rock lover, and you want a little sun and beach in your life, and some fun in your evening, how can you allow yourself to miss two great nights of the 3 Kings Of Blues Tribute (B.B King, Albert King and Freddie King) January 27 (Zihuatanejo Madana Bar Victor Manjarrez our host) and January 28 (Ixtapa, Villas Paraiso Hotel Villas Paraíso Gomez Ricardo our host

Presented by the Chris Sanchez Blues Band, Chicago-born Chris, steeped in the blues and influenced greatly by the 3 Kings of Blues, as is everyone else who has ever played the blues, shared their 2-night song list with us recently. Awesome list. We can’t wait, and we hope you feel; the same. Did we say they are bringing an added Horns section for their show? Check out one of their rehearsal songs from the Basement.

This is the full song list, 16 songs:

BB. KING

Every day I have the Blues https://youtu.be/jWEeL__sMN0

Sweet sixteen https://youtu.be/bIwZnT-qbgg

Rock me baby https://youtu.be/RmDIOLWexts

Caldonia https://youtu.be/VXPouT8ZP0A

The Thrill is gone https://youtu.be/kpC69qIe02E

Paying the cost to be the boss https://youtu.be/oUTwVtS_-NA

ALBERT KING

Born under a bad sign https://youtu.be/2Py37G9qsfY

Don’t burn down the bridge https://youtu.be/Gt0p2wN-SGM

As the years go passing by https://youtu.be/b3Gxg3cEcKU

I’ll play the Blues for you https://youtu.be/RznyMS6lYFw

I’m ready https://youtu.be/LwpkFCv9lug

Kansas City https://youtu.be/ZuWtu5lw6Vg

I’ll be doggone https://youtu.be/4yeNf_Sbrpo

FREDDIE KING

I’m tore down https://youtu.be/YxqnKmTo4SY

She’s a burglar https://youtu.be/G3QwlUDSqYY

Pack it up https://youtu.be/7bP5B

Advance Tickets get you a guaranteed seat and table in order of purchase. https://tequilabluesrock.com has all the info about our event. Click Festival Tickets for online advance tickets. Face-to-face ticket sales start Friday January 13 in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. 11:30 am at Villas Paraiso Hotel Ixtapa. or Wednesday, January 11 at 5:30 pm at Madana Bar in Zihuatanejo. By appointment, please. Send us a message to confirm. +52 755 101 5989 (whatsapp) or from our website.

The Big Hearts-Big Fun-Big Rockin’ ‘n Bluesin’ Weekend on January 27 & 28 Features So Many Great Vocalists…Today We Present Joseph Leal

Yesterday we told you about how we came to connect with up-and-coming blues rock star Chris Ghidoni and her powerful vocals and awesome lead guitar play.

We’ve got great Vocalists we’re proud to tell. All Big Hearts. Not only can they rock a stage professionally, and rock you as fans, but these are also people who care about our Causes too:

Street Animal Rescue in Mexico, Kids and Hunger, and Kids and Musical Education. Just like all the performers of our previous big rockin’ weekend do too.

A great list of powerful vocalists for the rock and blues and r8b & soul music we feature. In random order we assure you.

Vocalists
Chris Ghidoni
Charlie Jacobson
Isidoro Negrete Reynoso
Joseph Leal
Victoria Ruzzek
Torke Ross
Chris Sanchez
Kristel Rodriguez

Enjoy some Joseph Leal vocals today. Don’t Let The Street Animals or The Kids Down!

And don’t miss Joseph early each night when he presented his original and cover solo performance music. And then he returns as a key member of the Mexico City Supergroup that will present the Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones Challenge with CCR, Creedence watching from ringside, getting in on the Challenge Match Of Great Classic Rock music too.

Advance Tickets With Guaranteed Seating and Tables Are Available Now at https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets.

The Music Of The 2023 Fest And Shows…Performers And Their Music And The Performers We Are Paying Tribute To And Their Music…Video And Audio…Wow!…Great Fest Coming Up

The Music Of The 2023 Fest And Shows…Performers And Their Music And The Performers We Are Paying Tribute To And Their Music…Video And Audio…Wow!…Great Fest Coming Up. Watch These Playlists Grow Over The Next Few Weeks. Save Them To Go Back To We Suggest.

Here’s A Big Spotify Playlist For Your Preview Of 2023 Performers And Music. Tip: Shuffle Your Play If You Like Variety.

Coming Soon. January 20 It Begins. More Information And Festival Passes and Ticket Packages are Available Now At https://tequilabluesrock.com. The links to Tickets, Schedule And Lineup Are Your Best Friends. Plus All The Posts Over The Past Weeks Provide More Background And Information.

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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Chris Sanchez says Sweet Home Chicago, is Real For Me And We’ll Play It For You But We’re Really Coming To Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo To Play Tribute To The 3 Kings Of Blues.

BB King, Albert King, Freddie King. The 3 Kings! We’ve Got Their Music For You. Only In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico January 21-29, 2023. Where Do You Want To Be Fellow Blues & Rock Lovers?

Chicago born and bred and steeped in Chicago blues traditions, Chris Sanchez and his Blues Band will be with us in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico January 26-29, 2023 for our 2023 Rock ‘n Blues Fest and the 3 Kings of Blues Concept Tribute Show. And we’re very pleased to have his band with keys and horns and harmonica back here to give us a great Kings of Blues experience.

When we asked Chris about Chicago, he said he was proud of his origin where the blues have always prospered, and even more proud of a great song about Chicago that is loved worldwide. “Sweet Home Chicago” Written by Robert Johnson, in the ’30’s, and by the way, the first member of the 27 Club (died at age 27), the song has become a Blues standard, made most famous by Eric Clapton primarily. (yes my fellow blues and blues rock lover…it’s time for a Robert Johnson Tribute soon as well…)

Enjoy some Chris and Band in video, and enjoy some Sweet Home Chicago as well. See them live up close and personal in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico January 27-29 at the Rock ‘n Blues Fest, during Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week January 21-29, 2023.

Born Under A Bad Sign written and performed by Albert King
Eric Clapton Sweet Home Chicago…Our Favorite Version. Just The Music. Clapton made Crossroads the Theme of His Festival As Well. Another Robert Johnson song. The Blues Brothers Made It A Very Popular Theme Of The 1980 Blues Brothers Movie. It’s A Blues Standard Written In 1936 By Robert Johnson.

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

The Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Brand All Began In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico In January 2018 And We Remember Those Exciting Days Today Before We Move Forward.

Covid Hit Our Fests & Concerts For The Cause Momentum Hard, And Honestly Friends We’re Just Learning To Walk Again. Rebuilding Our Fan Base Is Most Important. Starting Over For 2023. Very Pleased With The Shows and Music We Will Be Presenting, Howerver.

We’re announcing our 2023 lineup and schedule, version 2.0 on Tuesday, November 8. Our official launch day. So we think it’s fitting we take a short look back today to who and what we were and what we wanted to be when we grew up (our vision) when it all began.

It All Started on January 6-8, 2018 In Ixtapa, Mexico With Our One Day Blues & Rock Night. See The Short Highlights Video That Was Assembled Then Below. David Gogo was here then. Why we wanted him back and why it’s fitting he is coming back for The Big Reboot 2023

Going Back For The Future

Then we followed with three other “One Amazing Night” Shows. Chicago-born bluesman Chris Sanchez and his blues-rock band came back to Ixtapa-Zihua. They were with us at the early January show. Fitting that they’re coming back too for 2023 with their special 3 Kings Tribute Show(B.B., Freddie, Albert) The thrill of having them with us is not gone, we say with smiles.

We also had a great night of music in tribute to AC-DC, Led Zeppelin, and Janis Joplin by the Tangerine Band of Mexico with Enrique and Lorena of Mexico City, leading all the tributes, and they have returned many times since, . Then we concluded the winter 2018 season with the event that everyone told us was “Beyond One Amazing Night” A special tribute to The Doors by The Crystal Ship Band of Mexico City. Everyone was very disappointed when the closing notes of L.A. Woman on the encore, signaled the end of the evening.

Enjoy The Fan Videos and Some Photos Of 2018. (Some photos wordmarked as they should be, to Abigail Lovett, our hard-working photographer that year)

Cheryl Lescom on vocals with the All Stars Blues Band
David Gogo on left, Kenny Wayne on keyboards

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

Day 5 of Announcements For Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week, the Go Mexico-Go I-Z Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festival. January 21-29, 2023. Some of the Performers. Two of the Shows. By the way links to all previous announcements are at the end of this post.

Today it’s about some of the Music. More Music info manana. Still on our list to tell you about, and we’ll get to it soon: the Artisan’s & Artists Display & Market, the Taco-Tequila-Cerveza Food & Drink Wars (all for fun and satisfied taste buds of course, and the inaugural 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. More Rock ‘n Run and Beach Games in the future too. A Documentary is in the works, Of course, excellent pro-quality videos of every song performed at the Fest.

As well very important for all of our Volunteers who put their heart and soul and perspiration into the Event The Causes. Who, What we’re helping in 2023. Who the Performers are playing for? Who you are dancing for. Sharing the moments with friends and family. Buying 60-40 Tickets for. (our new and improved 50-50 draw)

Two Show Concepts Below But First Today We Tell You About Two Performers From Canada That Will Join Us. One is a lead guitar-slinging female vocalist from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada who we are proud to present to you as an Emerging Star. Chris Ghidoni. The second is a well-known name in the Calgary and Western Canada Blues Rock Scene. Mike Clark on lead vocals and saxophone. Big Hearts, Big Talent, we’re very pleased to present them to you.

We’ve been telling you about two Show concepts for months already. Both are good enough that you should consider making the trip from Canada and USA or elsewhere in Mexico for them.

For Blues & Blues-Rock Lovers: The 3 Kings Tribute Show: Spread Over 3 Days We Pay Tribute To The Music of Blues Legends, B.B. King, Albert King, and Freddie King with approximately 8 songs from each. Performed by the Chris Sanchez Blues Band of Morelia Mexico. Chris was born and schooled in blues guitar in Chicago, USA. With keys, harmonica, and a 3 piece horns section. And all performers at the Fest will be invited and most welcome to join in on additional jams or collaborations. Folks, the 3 Kings Tribute Show is Our Signature Blues Event For 2023. Worth the trip to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo alone, even if you don’t like great beaches and fun in the sun while it’s cold everywhere else.

For Rock Lovers: The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones Music Battle will delight everyone who loves to sing along and dance. Two bands who truly form a big part of The Music Of Our Lives. It will also be spread over three days of the Festival, it will be presented by our Mexico City supergroup. Joseph Leal, lead vocalist of The Folks will do The Beatles songs, Jagger (stage name) of the Stick Fingers band will do The Rolling Stones songs just like Jagger. Moves like him too. And they have a lot more music to provide us. Adrian Macotela is the lead vocalist and drummer for Desafasados of Mexico City. He will add Creedence vocals, Grand Funk, and many other classic rock songs. Torke Ross is on lead guitar, and he will add lead vocals on 3 Souls in Mind classic Spanish rock songs and on The Doors music and more. Carlos Rodriguez Chavez, like Torke, from 3 Souls In Mind, is on bass guitar.

More to come rock and blues lovers, and future names will be equally as good as all these very talented performers we introduced today. Stay tuned!

We announced 2 Big Vegas Style Shows each night for the opening weekend January 21 and 22, Day 1 Check It Out Here, We announced our Mexico’s Got Talent Showcase public concert at Zihuatanejo Centro on Thursday, January 26 on Day 2…Check It Out Here. On Day 3…Check It Out Here, We Announced Our Venues For Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week for January 21-29, 2023. On Day 4 We Announced Jazz and Jazz Rock For The Opening Weekend. A Separate Show. Check It Out Here.

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.

The Tequila Blues Explosion Festival International II Schedule Is Here

It’s January 10-13 in Ixtapa, Mexico. Download The Schedule And See All The Events. The January 10 Thursday Festival Opening Night Will Be A Big Night, And A Big Crowd As We Bring the Awesome Blues Brothers Show To Ixtapa. Plus You Will Get All BluesFest Performer Previews. However, We Want To Make Sure You Don’t Miss All The Other Great Events On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 11-13.  The Best Music To Come To Ixtapa In A Long Time! We Promise!

If You Want Reserved Seating In The Section Of Your Choice, No Standing, And No Lineups At The Door To Enter, Advance Tickets Are Your Best Choice. Visit Our Local Ticket Sales Locations At Frank’s Restaurant, Ixtapa, Deb Maxwell, Ixtapa and Hotel El Tradicional VV, Zihuatanejo. Or Go Online At Our Festival Tickets Page And Purchase Direct With Your Card.

Download The English Schedule

Download The Spanish Schedule

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

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.

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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