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 The links to Tickets, Schedule And Lineup Are Your Best Friends. Plus All The Posts Over The Past Weeks Provide More Background And Information.

We’re Going Back To A Great Ixtapa Venue That Has Owners Who Care About Community And Causes And Love To Rock And Blues Rock

We Announced Our Zihuatanejo Venue, Madana, two days ago here. Today To Tell You We’re Going Back To A Great Ixtapa Venue That Has Owners Who Care About Community And Causes And Love To Rock And Blues Rock. Big Hearts Just Like Our Performers.

The Poolside Stage option at Ricardo’s Restaurante. We also have a Restaurant/Bar Stage Option.

Ricardo’s Restaurant and Bar in the Villas Paraiso Hotel. Our Gracious Hosts. Ricardo Gomez Jr and his Life & Business Partner, Judd Perez, and Ricardo Gomez Sr. (Link Here To Earlier Post With Map…The Event Entrance Is Across from the Oxxo beside Emilios in Ixtapa, And Beside Ixtapa Palace)

Our Co-Chairs Were Out And About. Ken Ristau is out on a fishing trip, he’s quite the expert by now on fishing here, but he promised to come back with a Great Fishing Trip deal with his recommended Captain and Boat for anyone who buys a Ticket or Passes to one of our 2023 Events. Watch for it! Aury Palacios is out visiting her 97-year-old father past Lazaro and doing some of her own Viva la Vida stuff…the longevity of many Mexicans amazes me. The Tequila and Mezcal maybe?

Wanted to keep moving forward. So off I (Bob Rempel) went to Ricardo’s Friday morning during his busy breakfast period. Got the Banners over there, got them up, and got some great photos of the banners and the venue for you. See the Gallery Below.

Feeling the urgency to get the word out to all the tourists now that will be visiting during our January or are thinking about it. Beach, Warm Weather, Cold Drinks. Rockin’ Blues & Rock. In January When It’s Cold Everywhere Else. What’s Not To Like?

Counting down the days quickly now until our first show Friday, January 20 at Ricardo’s place at Villas Paraiso before we head over to Madana Restaurant and Bar for a big Saturday night in Zihua on January 21. New music each night. No show is repeated. Unique events Can’t say that enough. View The Schedule Of Events,, When And Where Here.

Festival Tickets and Festival Passes In Full Package Format Are Online At This Link. Buy Festival Tickets and Passes Now. Seating Choices And Tables Are First Come First Served. Smaller Venues. We’ve Told You That Before. Get You and Your Group Near The Dance Floor And Near The Stage By Acting Now.

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 Click Schedule, Lineup, and Festival Tickets Links at the top of the Page. Plus Posters and more are all there.

2023 Fest Video

YouTube Version (Subscribe To Our Channel For Future Live & Fest Videos)

Holy Crap, these guys, (David Gogo) are good. Must See Performance Video and More On Our Great BOGO Offer…Two Fests In One.

“Holy Crap, these guys are good” …says the YouTube commenter. And they really are, friends. We’re excited too. We’ve got him with us in January.

Cyber Monday. Everybody Sells. It’s True. And We’ve Got Fest Passes 2024 Free For Every 2 or 3 Day Fest Pass For 2023 You Purchase. A Big 2 Fests For 1 Deal. 2024 Is Shaping Up So Well Already. Jimi Hendrix and Tina Turner Special Tributes. The Last Show Janis Joplin Gave! Big Headliners. BOGO details here

But First 2023 And We’re Just As Excited About That. The Big Relaunch!

“Holy Crap, these guys are good” was the Youtube Comment for this video. Check out David Gogo here on lead vocals and guitar. Great performance below. We agree and are blessed to have David with us. International star with 17 albums to his name.

He’s here in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo all weekend. Up close and personal. The way live music should be best enjoyed.

David Gogo Concert Style

Special extended set concert style Saturday night January 28. We’ll find an awesome keyboard player like Julian St. Martin in the video. Wow! Working on it!

David headlines a great lineup of performers Check out the Schedule and get your Fest Passes for both weekends. New music every night. Every night is unique. Our approach at Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fests & Shows. But Fun and Dancin’ and Celebrations Every Night! Always The Same.

Where Is Your Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise?…Updating Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Events 2023

Our Email Contact List Got This Earlier This Morning. A Special Promo For November 2022 Only. “Rock’nBluesNovember” On Top Of The 2023 & 2024 Buy One Fest Pass 2023-Get A Free Fest Pass For 2024 BOGO. More To Tell Them Soon. Things Keep Getting Better As We Say In The Email Update.

Want To Be On The Special “A” List. Ready To Join Us On Your Own Farewell To Winter Tour 2023…In Paradise? Other Bonuses, Rewards, and Promos Coming Soon. Sign up at the bottom of the page.

Here’s The Email News for November 18, 2022

Good morning amigas y amigos.  We promised to stay in touch and let you know first about our plans for 2023. 

Also wanted to specifically thank all of you who have already, or will make, your Fest Passes and Tickets Purchase

In November so we can increase our small Fundraising Budget and do more at the Fest.  

You are truly a “Club Member”  Member of the Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise Club Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. A “Big Heart”. 

Membership Reward For You. No Cost. Special Limited Edition Mug To Remember The Place We All Call “Paraiso” And A Great Event. 300 Peso Value.

For Those Who “Join The Club In November”. Plus 1 free entry to the fundraising draw for the Large Framed Wall Print with the same image.  

We’re very grateful for your help. Thank you!


We want to tell you we’re pleased with how it has come together so far. We’re optimistic about the future and being able to build the event. Already starting to book 2024 Performers who want to join us  Great promo on a 2024 Fest Pass…libre as in free, for every 2023 Fest Pass Purchase.  First 25.

Here’s a quick update.

All Info Below Is Also At Our Website:

-Fest Pass and Ticket Packages, Are Now On Sale. Special Promos In Effect  Direct Sale Page Link Here

Packages Only Until At Least December 31, 2023, Or Whenever They Sell Out.  

Very Limited Seating In Zihua. More In Ixtapa.  

Packages Are Selling Well And Buying Early Is The Best Way, Well The Only Way, To Guarantee A Seat And Table. 

-On November 8, we announced the addition of Charlie Jacobson and his Chuck Berry Tribute Show during our official launch for 2023.  

Confirmed internationally known blues-rocker David Gogo and The Blues Brothers Show by Geoff and Chris Dahl as our main headliners.  

Many more great performers…5 from Canada-USA and another 17 from Mexico in total.

-We Announced The Names Of Our Zihua and Ixtapa Venue Partners.  We Announced Our Schedule 1.0.

-We Issued 3 Posters On The Days After. #1 With Our Headliners, #2 With Our Show Concepts #3 About our Beatles-Rolling Stones Challenge Shows.  

Great For Sharing.

-We Issued A News Media Release On November 15.  A Lot More Details Of our Events In It.

For All Of The Latest Information Just Go To Our Website,, and/or our Facebook page  My personal Facebook always has lots of event and rock ‘n blues music information as well:

Enough for now.  Let’s stay connected.  We’ll have more to tell you about soon. It keeps getting better.  Be glad to answer any questions or hear your comments.

Hope to see you at our Events in 2023 and thank you sincerely again for all your past support. 

Reminder: The Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise Special Rewards is Only For Fest Pass Purchasers Until November 30. 1 Per Pass. Gracias.

Bob Rempel, Chairperson The Paradise Club (aka The Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise Not So Secret Society…insert smile emoji here)

+52 755 101 5989 (mobile/whatsapp)

Yes please add me to your “A” List Contacts.

Announcing Your Farewell Tour…Farewell To Winter Tour 2023 That Is…Go Mexico…Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejojo…Go Rockin’ ‘n Bluesin’

Fest Pass Packages Selling Well. Don’t Miss Out. Limited Seating And Tables. Get Up Close And Personal. That’s The Beauty Of Our Mexico Events. Go Here For Ticket Packages Now. Watch for more Promo Short Reels Introducing Our Performers And Shows.

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

David Gogo Music On Spotify…Wow!…So Good!

Coming to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo for our Go Mexico Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Festival…The Big Reboot 2023. All Part of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week January 21-29. See him live up close and personal in a rockin’ Concert format.

David Gogo, our Headliner for the Big Reboot 2023 Rock n Blues Explosion Fest says “Let’s Go South This Winter” To All Old And New Fans And Friends

David Gogo, our Headliner for the Big Reboot 2023 Rock n Blues Explosion Fest says “Let’s Go South This Winter” To All Old And New Fans And Friends. David’s Fan Page.

We had a little chat with our Main Man, our big Kahuna, our Master of the Guitar And Blues-Rock Vocals, yesterday. Says again he’s all in and wants to help get all his fans and friends to join him in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Mexico in January, 2023. A quiet, but friendly and funny guy he will make many new friends here as well.

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fest dates are January 26-29, 2023. Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week starts January 21 & 22 with two great Vegas-style shows including The Blues Brothers Tribute and Jersey Boys and much more.

David mentioned he had been in Calgary appearing at the Calgary Bluesfest in late July and just recently was in Las Vegas appearing at the Big International Blues Bender Festival with MonkeyJunk and music colleague Steve Marriner, also from Canada.

We share some great David Gogo music from the Big Blues Bender…the man knows how to play his guitar and sing the blues, rockin’ style…it’s a must watch video,

Get up close and personal with David and all our other great Blues and Rock performances and shows. The beauty of our Mexico Fests. Intimate, fun, rockin’ always. Fest Passes with a choice of best seating and at Earlybird pricing are now on sale here. Bring your friends. Great for groups.

David Gogo Says I Want To Go Mexico Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo And Create Some Blues-Rock Explosions At The Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Fest January 26-29, 2023…Announcing Our Headliner

David Gogo of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, world-class blues rocker, is coming back to Mexico, to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo to headline our 2023 Fest and help us reboot Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festivals & Events. He was with us in 2018 in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo when we first launched our Blues & Rock Events as part of an all-star band. “Not enough of David performing”, we heard a lot. So now he returns to Headline the 2023 Fest and gets us relaunched. We’re thrilled to tell you this, thrilled to have him back. A Big Heart of the finest variety with great support for the Kids and Animal Causes we help.

David Gogo Montreal Jazz Festival 2016, Bell Canada Stage

David Gogo’s current bio info (Spotify):

David Gogo is a six-time Juno Award Nominee and a three-time recipient of ‘Guitarist of The Year” at the Maple Blues Awards. Gogo’s accreditations further extend to accolades such as ‘Musician of The Year’ at the West Coast Music Awards, ‘Blues Recording of the Year’ at the Western Canadian Music Awards; and The Great Canadian Blues award. Now, the veteran Canadian bluesman David Gogo has released his sixteenth full-length album ‘Silver Cup’. This acoustic affair was recorded at Gogo’s home with longtime friend Steve Marriner, who produced and performed on the album. Silver Cup arose during the COVID pandemic and subsequent shutdown of live music as Gogo found time to reflect on his life, heritage, and career.

The album’s thematic ties to Gogo’s lineage are evident within songs such as Silver Cup’s title track, which took inspiration from an antique cup made in the 1800s and passed down to him by his 95-year-old grandmother. The titular silver cup’s history spans back to Gogo’s Great, Great, Great Uncle, James McKay. McKay, who is now renowned as a Métis Builder of Canada, began as a trapper and guide before eventually becoming involved in the negotiations of Treaties 1 through 5. Further, McKay held several positions with the newly formed Province of Manitoba, including dealings with Louis Riel. As this family heirloom led Gogo to better connect and engage with his storied family history, its symbolic nature acts as the perfect focal point for Silver Cup.

Great in jams and collaborations which we love and so do our fans, and quiet and friendly and down-to-earth as a person, we couldn’t have asked for a better Headliner to step up and say “Yes, I want to Go Mexico-Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo And Create Some Great Blues & Rock Explosions” Are you ready to join David? Hey it’s cold everywhere else at that time, isn’t it? January 26-29, 2023. Fun in the Sun, The Music of Our Lives For Great Local Causes…Street Animals, Street Kids, More. Details of the David Gogo Fans Excursion Package to be announced very soon.

Yesterday we announced many other great International performers for our weekend Festival. See it Here. The combination of all live on stage is the magic and great memories only created once. Go Mexico-Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.

Our previous announcements for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week January 21-29, 2023. 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.

Who Do You Love? Volume 4…Who Do You Want To See Live?

Your Vote Counts. See Below. Sharing some great music we love. We’ll continue through September with more posts like this as we talk to possible Headliners for Go Mexico for the Cause in January. Some of the videos and songs are newly recorded, or newly remastered, other videos reflect the highest view counts for videos of that performer or group.

Who do you love? Who would you love to see live on our Stage in Mexico? We have about 25 performers on our not so Short List, and we’d love to hear what you think about each.

Did You Miss Volumes 1 or 2 or 3 Of Our New Music/Great Performers Fan Survey From The Recent Past. Check It Out Here (Link To Part 1) and Here (Link To Part 2) and Here (Link To Part 3). And Continue To Vote For All Your Favorites. For All Previous 1, 2 or 3 Posts.

In This Week’s New Segment Part 4:

In Random Order:

Eliza Neals USA

Vanessa Collier USA

David Gogo Canada

Steve Marriner Canada

Romi Mayes Canada

Big Dave Maclean Canada

Brent Parkin Canada

Colin James Canada

Sue Foley Canada/USA

Grace Potter USA

Please Vote Now For Your Favorites

Wait For It! There’s More Coming In Future Segments. Your Suggestions Most Welcome As Well.

Gregg Rolie

Beth Hart

Brian Setzer

Clay Melton

Kelly Richey

Chris Duarte

Henry Small

Myles Goodwyn

John Corabi

Michael Anthony

More Reasons To Enjoy Tequila Blues Fest Concert This Weekend In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

At least 50-100 new visitors to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo are here for the first annual Tequila Blues Explosion Fest Fundraising Concert and they will be at the Concert Saturday January 6, all in the front row and nearby.  These are true fans. Fans of the blues and blues-rock, fans of the performers. The mix of world-class entertainment here and our great weather and many beaches is the perfect combination to bring many more visitors to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and region, including Troncones and all the other beach resorts nearby.  Our data on advance ticket purchases tells us that already.

Here’s More Reasons To Come To The Tequila Blues Explosion Fest Concert And Events On January 5 & 6. We Countdown To The Weekend.

Look Who’s Coming To Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo For Great Music!

Where Will You Be On January 5 & 6, 2018?  Are You Ready For An Explosion Of Blues?

The 1st Annual Tequila Blues Explosion Festival International is happening near the beach in warm sunny Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Friday and Saturday, January 5 & 6, 2018

The 4 hr plus main Festival Concert will be on Saturday, January 6 at the Ixtapa Event Centre (next to Frank’s Restaurant in Ixtapa) with various events held in the two communities on January 5 & 6, with. The final jam of all performers on stage will be a “we can’t miss that” highlight that can only be felt and heard live, organizers promise. 

An AfterParty ticket will be your entrance into more all night jamming.   Advance Festival Tickets are available now by clicking the link.

Coming from the west coast of Canada are Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, and David Gogo, both known worldwide as blues and blues-rock masters, and Lisa Rae Simons, long time blues performer, whose guitar work and voice will remind you of Bonnie Raitt. 

Coming from central Canada are well-known blues singer Cheryl Lescom and drummer Joey Dimarco.  Joining them will be Mexico City’s Los Mind Lagunas who recently were featured performers on the Big Stage at the Guadalajara Blues Festival along with John Mayall and Charlie Musselwhite.

Here’s our Tequila Blues Explosion YouTube music channel to listen to samples of all the performer’s music.

The full list of headliners and performers includes:  

Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, the zoot suited dressed master of the boppin boogie-woogie blues style on the piano, who has performed on over 100 big stages worldwide; recently received a lifetime achievement award at the Cincinnati Blues Festival, putting him in the same category as performers such as Ray Charles and Fats Domino and other greats.

Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne


David Gogo, a blues and blues rock master with over 14 albums.  Nominated as Best Blues Guitarist in Canada 9 times, and winning three times, most recently in 2017, David has played Montreal Jazz Festival among many others, just recently performed at the Calgary Blues Festival, and shared the stage with BB King, Buddy Guy and more,

David Gogo


Cheryl Lescom who sings the blues, r&b, and soul with a powerful voice in the style of Etta James and Janis Joplin. With 5 albums to her credit, she has toured and performed with the likes of Jeff Healey, Matt Minglewood, Dutch Mason, Downchild Blues Band, Jack Dekeyser, Del Shannon & David Wilcox

Cheryl Lescom

Lisa Rae Simons   Edmonton native, Lisa Rae Simons, singer and bassist, has been playing the blues for 25 years.  Often compared to her main influence Bonnie Raitt, she has forged a history with dozens of the best including blues hotshots, Ana Popovic, Powder Blues, Kenny Neal, Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne, Brandon Isaak, and friend, Jeff Healey who said “In all my travels, Lisa is one of the finest bass players I’ve ever come across.”

Lisa Rae Simons


Joey “Drums” Dimarco, a professional session and performances drummer who has played with Kenny Wayne and many more top blues players over the years all over the world, and just recently this past year, performed at both Salmon Arms and Edmonton Blues Festivals in Canada as well.

Joey Dimarco

International performers will bring their versions of culturally influenced Mexican blues music to the Blues & Blues Rock Stage.  We are pleased to feature Los Mind Lagunas from Mexico City featuring Emiliano Juarez & Alfonso Robledo  They are well known throughout Latin America for their Latin and funky blues stylings. Los Mind Lagunas music:  Los Mind Lagunas website:

Los Mind Lagunas, Mexico City, Mexico

Check out the Tequila Blues Explosion YouTube music channel to listen to samples of all the performer’s music.

Also Featuring Present & Future Local Stars from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo:  It was an excellent group of performers at the December 1 & 2 Mexico’s Got Talent Showcase.  Currently, the Festival is still evaluating the performances and how to feature as many as possible at the Tequila Blues Festival.  It is the Festival’s approach to feature local talent during the 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm period as much as possible. Some interesting collaborations are still being discussed. To date we have invited:  Michelle Lavallee, Minuto 59, One Blood Duo, Diego Garcia, and Schan Magnolia, to perform at the Festival.

Minuto 59

Other Festival events include an opening day Welcome to the Blues at the Beach Pool Party starting at 3:00 pm on Friday, January 5 at Villas Paraiso in Ixtapa, with Los Mind Lagunas and Special Guests for music and a meet and greet.  Get more details on all Festival events here.

Advance Tickets Are Available Now.  Ticket prices for the whole concert start at 250 pesos per person for advance purchases with reserved seating available.  It will be a nite out to remember and a highlight of the tourist season in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.

The Front Row Reserved Seat, with Backstage and After Party Privileges, Have Been Our Most Popular Ticket Purchase So Far.   Get Yours Here. Please Act Soon. There Are Only So Many Front Row Seats We Can Offer Obviously Before You Get Into Rows 2 & 3.

Group purchases of 10 or more tickets in the same area purchased at the same time are also available with a 20% discount.  AfterParty tickets are available separately.    A Mexico Student rate will be available as well.

Tickets can be purchased in person at Frank’s Restaurant (ask for Frank) and Captain Daniel’s (ask for Daniel) in Ixtapa, and at the Inn at Manzanillo Bay in Troncones (ask for Mike).  Tickets can also be ordered for delivery by calling 755 101 5989.

The Tequila Blues Explosion Festival Int. is a community fundraising project raising funds to create a Youth Foundation in the community.  Projects that we hope to support include providing musical instruments and education, better technology such as laptops and tablets for deserving students and their classroom and others that are brought to us.  Programs that we are interested in helping, for example, are the La Escuela de Musica school and the Colegio de Bachilleres music program, both in Zihuatanejo.  The Festival has partnered with Rotary International and other community leaders to ensure it helps where most needed.

The Festival has partnered with Big BoyTequila as a major sponsor for 2017-2018 and is currently negotiating further long-term sponsorships and partnerships. The Festival is estimated to attract 300-500 new and past visitors and local and in-country residents to their events with widespread communication to USA, Canada, Mexico and Latin America.  Please contact the Festival office at 755 101 5989 to discuss sponsorships with the Festival.

For more information about the Festival, please contact Festival Director, Bob Rempel at 755 101 5989 or by email to:    Twitter: @ixtapabluesfest   Facebook: @ixtapabluesfest  Website:



The Festival Events

Today we are pleased to announce to all our Tequila Blues Explosion Festival International fans, the following additional details about the Festival Event on January 5 & 6, 2018 in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, Mexico.

Los Mind Lagunas, Mexico City, Mexico

Friday, January 5
Festival Kickoff: Pool Party at Villas Paraiso in Ixtapa. Villas Paraiso is a Festival partner and will also have special rates for Tequila Blues visitors. Begins at 3:00 pm Hosted by Los Mind Lagunas of Mexico City, with special guest appearances by Festival Headliners. Bring your bikinis, bring your sunscreen. It’s free with a donation to the Ixtapa-Zihua Youth Musical Equipment fund.  Cold drinks will be available!!

Friday, January 5
Festival Preview in Zihuatanejo…A Tribute Night to the Legends of Blues and Blues Rock. 7:00 pm at Legendz Bar & Grill, a Festival partner. With many special guests, to be announced, and a special appearance by guitar wizard David Gogo, one of our Festival Headliners and others (And a neighbor of Cate Armstrong, Legendz owner, in Nanaimo, BC, growing up. I had to add that). Tickets only available through Legendz Bar & Grill

Saturday, January 6
Eco Tianguis Zihuatanejo. Centro. 10:00 am to approximately 11:30 am. A great open-air venue supporting the environment and sustainable products. A Tequila Blues partner. Workshops for new and experienced musicians, particularly youth and new groups. We have invited all the performers from Canada and Mexico to come out and support the development of great music in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and teach and give short demonstrations. Perhaps a little jamming and singing Most blues and blues-rock instruments will be supported in smaller groups. Free with a donation please to Youth Music Equipment fund.

Saturday, January 6
Frank’s Restaurant Ixtapa. 5:30 pm Tailgating with live music and videos and meet and greet performers. Food and drink available through Frank’s.…/

Saturday, January 6
Main Concert at Ixtapa Event Centre, beside Frank’s Restaurant. 7:00 pm to approximately 11:15 pm. Headliners approximately at 9:00 pm. Closing jam with all main stage musicians. Don’t leave early. Entrance with Tickets only. Available at Frank’s Restaurant-Ixtapa, Legendz Bar & Grill-Zihua and Captain Daniels-Ixtapa now or by online purchase at

Saturday, January 6, Sunday, January 7
AfterParty at Villas Paraiso Patio area by the Pool. 11:30 pm to ?  Entrance only with special AfterParty tickets. Jamming will most likely continue to take place. The stage will be ready.

What events are you going to? Please don’t wait to get tickets for the Main Concert or for the Legend Tribute Night at Legendz in Zihua. Early birds always do get the best seats at Tequila Blues events.

Announcing The Tequila Blues Explosion Festival Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico


Contact: Bob Rempel, Co-Chairperson
Address: Ixtapa, Mexico
Phone: +52 755 101 5989

Email: &

URL: &

Performer Previews-Youtube Channel Link:

(This Release Also Available In Spanish-See Below)

Early Warning: There Will Be An Annual Blues Explosion In Mexico

January 5-8, 2018 at the sunny beaches of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Mexico…But You Should Uncover Your Ears Not Cover Them!

Blues & Blues Rock music is exploding on the live music scene in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico in early 2018 at the 1st Annual Tequila Blues Explosion Festival International.  

Various events will be held in the two communities from January 5-8 to be announced soon, with the main Festival Concert on Saturday, January 6 at the Ixtapa Event Centre.  The final jams of all performers on stage will be can’t miss highlights that can only be felt and heard live, promise organizers.

Headliners for the four-day event are Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, and David Gogo, both known worldwide as blues and blues-rock masters.

The full list of headliners and performers includes:  

Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, the Zoot suited dressed master of the boppin’ boogie woogie blues style on the piano, who has performed on over 100 big stages worldwide; recently received a lifetime achievement award at the Cincinnati Blues Festival, putting him in the same category as performers such as Ray Charles and Fats Domino and other greats.

David Gogo, a blues and blues rock master with over 14 albums.  Nominated as Best Blues Guitarist in Canada 9 times, and winning three times, most recently in 2017, David has played Montreal Jazz Festival among many others, just recently performed at the Calgary Blues Festival, and shared the stage with BB King, Buddy Guy and more,

Sherman “Tank” Doucette, one the world’s best mouth harp performers and accomplished blues singer, who has just recently performed at both the Salmon Arms Roots & Blues Festival and the Edmonton Blues Festival,

Cheryl Lescom who sings the blues, r&b, and soul with a powerful voice in the style of Etta James and Janis Joplin,

Alec Fraser Jr. a multi instrument performer and music producer who was the former bass player and singer in Jeff Healey’s Band, one of Canada’s best ever blues guitarists and performers,, &  and

Joey “Drums” Dimarco, a professional session and performances drummer who has played with Kenny Wayne and many more top blues players over the years and just recently performed at both Salmon Arms and Edmonton Blues Festival as well.

International performers will bring their versions of culturally influenced Mexican blues music to the Blues & Blues Rock Stage.  Currently scheduled to perform are the J.C. Cortes Blues Machine from Morelia, Mexico, who have just recently released a new album  (  and the well known Emiliano Juarez & Alfonso Robledo Blues Band ( from Mexico City, who also perform as Los Mind Lagunas.  

Local Mexican performers from the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo area will also have an opportunity to perform and will vie for the privilege of playing on the Big Stage with the performers in January at the “Mexico’s Got Talent”  Battle of the Bands style lead up event on December 1 & 2 at the Ixtapa Event Centre.

Being held close to the best beaches in Mexico, the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo event will be known foremost for its music always, but it has been also officially declared a full fun, a full “let your hair down” festival for all ages, by all performers and organizers, said Bob Rempel, a festival co-chairperson.

Not the least of which will be: Tequila Sampling, Jello Shots, BBQ & Brews, Guitar God workshops, My Blues Story workshops, Battles of the Bands, Mexican Beach Bands competition, the Tequila & Beer Beach Mile novelty event, and a whole mess of other fun, he said.  “Why let everyone think only the best parties in Mexico are in Cancun.  We’re going to take the cover of our hidden gem of a visitor destination for a week”, said Rempel, “and every year after that”.

Advanced ticket sales for the limited number of Founders Passes, Backstage Passes including January 6 After Party Admission and Reserved Front Row Seating go on sale today for a 14 day period, before other Reserved Seating goes on sale.  

A range of ticket prices will be offered so the event is affordable for local residents and visitors alike, promised the organizers. Tickets sales are available online at, or by direct contact with the Tequila Blues office.

“We are urging friends of the Blues and Blues-Rock all over the world, and friends of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo music to step up and support us now with their purchases and sponsorships so we can deliver the best patron experience possible at the event and allow us to bring in one or two more international performers that will take our first year over the top, said co-chairperson Rempel.

The Tequila Blues Explosion Fest. International for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is a not for profit event organized by the local chapter of the Blues Appreciation Society, Mexico with support from, management consultants, with a goal to raise funds to provide better Technology support to the Schools and Children of the two communities and area, and support area Ocean, Beach Preservation and Restoration projects, while foremost providing an amazing music, cultural and travel experience.

Co-chairpersons are:  

Balta Ramirez, Texas & Zihuatanejo, who has successfully raised funds for emergency medical equipment for ambulances in the Zihuatanejo area for several years with his own Zihuatanejo Street Fundraiser event,

Frank Aiello, Ixtapa, who has operated a successful restaurant in the area (Frank’s Restaurant) for over 17 years, with a solid history of excellent customer service and support, and has been on the organizing committee of other festivals in the community, and

Bob Rempel, Manitoba & Ixtapa, who has organized many similar fundraising festivals in Canada on behalf of his own organization, while serving as the executive director of a growing social enterprise in the community, and now is a management, marketing & communications consultant.

As well, Dawn Fairbanks of Ontario, Canada, well known for her Blues South Vacation Tours for the past seven years, with her excellent contacts in the blues community, is an important partner in the Tequila Blues Explosion project.  (

Volunteers ready to assume key positions in leading the growth of the Festival and building community support, are welcomed and should contact the Festival as soon as possible.  


Photos and Videos Available from Websites Noted Above & Festival Office.  Special Needs For Media and Patrons, Please Contact The Festival Office.



Contacto: Bob Rempel, Copresidente

Dirección: Ixtapa, Mexico

Teléfono: +52 755 101 5989

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Advertencia Temprana: Habrá Una Explosión Anual De Blues En México

Enero 5-8, 2018 en las soleadas playas de Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo México … ¡Pero deberías descubrir tus orejas no cubrirlas!

Blues & Blues La música rock está explotando en la escena musical en vivo en Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, México a principios de 2018 en el 1er Festival Internacional de Explosión de Tequila Blues Internacional.

Se celebrarán varios eventos en las dos comunidades del 5 al 8 de enero, que se anunciarán próximamente, con el concierto principal del Festival el sábado 6 de enero en el Centro de Eventos de Ixtapa. Los atascos finales de todos los artistas en el escenario será no puede faltar los puntos culminantes que se pueden solamente sentir y oír vivo, los organizadores de la promesa.

Los headliners para el evento de cuatro días son Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, y David Gogo, ambos conocidos mundialmente como blues y blues rock masters.

La lista completa de headliners e intérpretes incluye:

Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, el zoot adecuado vestido maestro del boppin boogie woogie blues estilo en el piano, que ha realizado en más de 100 grandes escenarios en todo el mundo, recientemente recibió un premio de logro de por vida en el Cincinnati Blues Festival, poniéndolo en la misma categoría que artistas como Ray Charles y Fats Domino y otros grandes.

David Gogo, un blues y blues maestro de rock con más de 14 álbumes. Nominado como Mejor Guitarrista de Blues en Canadá 9 veces y ganando tres veces, el más reciente en 2017, David ha tocado Montreal Jazz Festival entre muchos otros, recientemente se presentó en el Calgary Blues Festival, y compartió el escenario con BB King, Buddy Guy y más,

Sherman “Tank” Doucette, uno de los mejores intérpretes de arpa de la boca y cantante de blues, quien acaba de presentarse en el Salmon Arms Roots & Blues Festival y en el Edmonton Blues Festival,

Cheryl Lescom que canta el blues, el r & b, y el alma con una voz potente en el estilo de Etta James y Janis Joplin. Con 5 álbumes en su haber, ella ha viajado y ha realizado con los gustos de Jeff Healey, de Matt Minglewood, del albañil holandés, de la venda de azules de Downchild, de Jack Dekeyser, de Del Shannon y de David Wilcox

Alec Fraser Jr. es un intérprete de varios instrumentos y productor de música que fue el ex bajista y cantante de Jeff Healey’s Band, uno de los mejores guitarristas y intérpretes de blues de Canadá,, & y

Joey “Drums” Dimarco, un baterista profesional de sesiones y actuaciones que ha tocado con Kenny Wayne y muchos más actores de blues en los últimos años y que recientemente se ha presentado tanto en Salmon Arms como en Edmonton Blues Festival.

Intérpretes internacionales traerán sus versiones de música blues mexicana influenciada culturalmente al Blues & Blues Rock Stage. Actualmente están programadas para realizar la máquina JC Cortes Blues de Morelia, México, que acaba de lanzar un nuevo álbum ( y el conocido Emiliano Juarez & Alfonso Robledo Blues Band ( de la Ciudad de México, que también realizan como Los Mind Lagunas.

Los artistas mexicanos locales de la zona de Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo también tendrán la oportunidad de actuar y competirán por el privilegio de tocar en la Gran Etapa con los artistas en enero en el evento de “Batalla de las Bandas” 1 y 2 en el Centro de Eventos Ixtapa.

Al estar cerca de las mejores playas de México, el evento Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo será conocido por su música siempre, pero también ha sido declarado oficialmente como una diversión completa, un festival completo “deje el pelo” para todas las edades, por todos artistas y organizadores, dijo Bob Rempel, copresidente del festival.

No menos de lo que será: Tequila Sampling, Jello Shots, Barbacoa y Brews, talleres de Guitar God, talleres de My Blues Story, batallas de las Bandas, competencia de Bandas de Playa Mexicanas, el evento de novedad Tequila & Beer Beach Mile y todo un desastre de otra diversión, dijo. “¿Por qué dejar que todos piensen que sólo las mejores fiestas en México están en Cancún. Vamos a tomar la portada de nuestra joya escondida de un destino de visitantes durante una semana “, dijo Rempel,” y cada año después de eso “.

Venta avanzada de entradas para el número limitado de pases de fundadores, pases de backstage incluyendo el 6 de enero Después de la admisión de parte, asientos de primera fila reservados a la venta hoy por un período de 14 días, antes de que otros asientos reservados salgan a la venta.

Una gama de precios de los billetes se ofrecerá por lo que el evento es asequible para los residentes locales y los visitantes por igual, prometió a los organizadores. Las ventas de entradas están disponibles en línea en, o por contacto directo con la oficina de Tequila Blues.

“Estamos pidiendo a los amigos de los Blues y Blues-Rock de todo el mundo, ya los amigos de la música de Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo que nos ayuden y nos apoyen ahora con sus compras y patrocinios para poder ofrecer la mejor experiencia posible en el evento y permitir nosotros para traer uno o dos artistas internacionales más que llevará nuestro primer año por encima de la cima, dijo el co-presidente Rempel.

El Tequila Blues Explosion Fest. Internacional para Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo es un evento sin fines de lucro organizado por el capítulo local de la Sociedad de Apreciación de Blues, México con el apoyo de, consultores de gestión, con el objetivo de recaudar fondos para brindar un mejor apoyo tecnológico a las Escuelas y Niños de las dos comunidades y el área, y área de apoyo Océano, Preservación de la playa y proyectos de restauración, mientras que proporciona una experiencia asombrosa de la música, cultural y del recorrido.

Los copresidentes son:

Balta Ramírez, Texas y Zihuatanejo, quien ha recaudado con éxito fondos para equipos médicos de emergencia para ambulancias en el área de Zihuatanejo durante varios años con su propio evento de la Fundación Zihuatanejo Street,

Frank Aiello, Ixtapa, que ha operado un exitoso restaurante en la zona (Frank’s Restaurant) por más de 17 años, con una sólida historia de excelente servicio al cliente y apoyo, y ha estado en el comité organizador de otros festivales en la comunidad, y

Bob Rempel, Manitoba e Ixtapa, que ha organizado muchos festivales similares de recaudación de fondos en Canadá en nombre de su propia organización, mientras que sirve como director ejecutivo de una empresa social en crecimiento en la comunidad y ahora es un consultor de gestión, marketing y comunicaciones.

Además, Dawn Fairbanks de Ontario, Canadá, conocida por sus Blues South Vacation Tours durante los últimos siete años, con sus excelentes contactos en la comunidad de

blues, es un socio importante en el proyecto Tequila Blues Explosion. (

Los voluntarios dispuestos a asumir posiciones clave en la dirección del crecimiento del Festival y la construcción de apoyo de la comunidad, son bienvenidos, y debe ponerse en contacto con el Festival tan pronto como sea posible.

Fotos y videos disponibles en sitios web destacados por encima y desde la oficina del festival. Necesidades especiales para los medios de comunicación y los clientes, por favor, póngase en contacto con la Oficina del Festival para que podamos acomodarle.