Your Vote Counts. See Below. Sharing some great music we love. We’ll continue through June with more posts like this as we talk to possible Headliners for Go Mexico for the Cause in January. Most of it is newly recorded, or newly remastered. Who do you love? Who would you love to see live on our Stage in Mexico? We have about 20 performers on our not so Short List, and we’d love to hear what you think about each.
Did You Miss Volume 1 Of Our New Music/Great Performers Fan Survey From Last Week. Check It Out Here (Link To Volume 1) And Continue To Vote For All Your Favorites. Last week, this week, and more to come as well.
Jimmie Vaughan Live From Paste Studio, New Single.
Quinn Sullivan, How Many Tears
Too Slim & The Tail Draggers-Time Has Come Today
Vanessa Collier-When Love Comes To Town (Saxophone at about 4:40)
Your Vote Counts. See Below. Sharing some great music we love. We’ll continue through June with more posts like this as we talk to possible Headliners for Go Mexico for the Cause in January. Most of it newly recorded, or newly remastered. Who do you love? Who would you love to see live on our Stage in Mexico? We have about 20 performers on our not so Short List, and we’d love to hear what you think about each.
Ain’t Nobody’s Fault But Mine featuring Carolyn Wonderland
Don Felder, One Of These Nights
Larry McCray, Arkansas, from his new album Blues Without You
Hugh Laurie with Louisiana Blues
Eliza Neals with Ball and Chain and More…from the Ilegal Mezcal Studios in New York, NY
Larkin Poe with Bad Spell from their upcoming Album Release
Put Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Mexico and January 26-29, 2023 In Your Calendar If You Are A Rock ‘n Blues ‘n Jazz ‘n Beach ‘n Sun ‘n Cause Lover. Watch for many more announcements over the next months as we present the new and improved version of our events, known as the Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions.
Most importantly, GET ON THE “A” LIST. New for 2023 Events The Preferred Fan and Patron List. Special Seating, Meet and Greets, Promotions, And More. Just Send Us A Message to “email@example.com” or by Messenger at our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests/ or via Chat here. Mention “A List.
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo & Puerto Vallarta Fest Events postponed.
With new concerns about the health of our Fans and Performers alike, and the necessary protocols needed to be put in place for a live event of this type, at this time, we have decided to postpone until a later, safer time. When we can have maximum fun much more worry-free. Thank you for your understanding.
Please Note: All of you who purchased reserved seating for the event will have immediate refunds issued.
Original Post Below
A bevy of attractive Posters, well that’s our opinion, (smiles) from us in the last few days and a “He’s Coming Back” video featuring Gil Gaidola of Hamilton Ontario Canada, lead vocals/lead guitar of one of Canada’s top Creedence/Fogerty Tribute Groups(below photos). Perfect for sharing and your social media. Both weekends perfect for Family and Friends Festing and Partying. Need more information? Of course! Message us here on the Chat, send an Email to firstname.lastname@example.org, F.B. Messenger at https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests or Whatsapp: +52 755 101 5989
Reserved Seating For Zihuatanejo January 28 & 29 evening shows, now available for purchase at our Website Tickets Page
It’s last-minute we know but still enough time to make this great. If you have a stage and sound and backline equipment (drums, amplifiers, monitors…often your favorite band can supply that and perform with us as well), we have an opportunity for your bar or restaurant for music at no cost to you for the weekend of February 3-6, 2022.
Alternatively, we are looking at the option of performing at open-air venues for the largest possible audience.
Background: We publicly announced a venue in July for our first Puerto Vallarta Event. That verbal agreement seems to have fallen through. Lessons learned and we’ll be smarter next time.
But that creates an opportunity for a new partner for our Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions events.
We have planned our first fundraising rock ‘n blues live music event for Puerto Vallarta for February 3-6, 2022.
We have a great lineup of performers ready to come in and support the fundraising for Street Animal Rescue Mexico, our cause for the 2021-22 winter season. We bring in the “Big Hearts” we call them.
Seventy-five percent of the fundraising from the Events we do in Puerto Vallarta will go to the local organizations like SPCA Puerta Vallarta and others that apply for funding. Primarily for neutering and medical treatment campaigns to existing organizations or veterinarians. The rest of the funds go to projects in other parts of Mexico. We are in the process of making contact with all of them now to create partnerships to work together on this fundraising weekend in P.V.
It starts with a special opening night concert by our headliner Chris Duarte. On Thursday February 3. A legend in blues-rock. Clearly one of the best guitarists in the world. And he “plays his ass off for the fans” as one fan said in a quote. From Austin, Texas. Often compared to Stevie Ray Vaughan. 14 albums. Tours extensively. Humble and a great guy. Perfect for our fest. And then Chris, and his partner Beth Lee, who is coming to Puerto Vallarta as well, will perform throughout our Fest, Electric country rock and soulful country from Beth.
Opening night, Thursday, February 3, Gil Gaidola, lead vocalist and lead guitarist of Mystic Highway, one of Canada’s top Creedence-John Fogerty Tribute Bands, who loves Mexico, who loves animals is ready to perform in Puerto Vallarta or region, as well. At your bar or restaurant. And then throughout the Friday through Sunday Fest as well.
We have Mexican performers as well. We always try to have a good blend. Viri Roots from Mexico City one of Mexico’s best blues voices will be a key part of our Bob Marley Tribute, and Fonzeca CPP Projecta four-piece group from Monterrey, Mexico led by Fonzeca Alexander, who has been named one of Mexico’s top male blues voices every year the past 10 years.
In addition to the Bob Marley Tribute, Chris Duarte will help lead our Jimi Hendrix Tribute and Gil Gaidola will lead our Creedence-John Fogerty Tribute. Music that is familiar to the fans and your guests. But each will do their own originals and cover songs throughout the Fest as well so fans will get the best of both worlds.
Plus we wish to feature at least one, possibly two to three local groups and performers. This way your very good and favorite local performer or band can be part of the Fest too. And we will bring in one or two more Mexican or USA performers and announce them by mid-January once we have a Venue firmly in place and we know how the lineup looks.
Please don’t think you have to accept our plan and approach 100% without a chance to talk and us to listen. We are looking to create long-term venue partners in Puerto Vallarta and every other community we go to.
You Supply The Venue And Stage And Are Identified As Our Fundraising Venue Partner In All Communication.
You Supply The Backline (Drums, Lead Guitar Amp, Bass Guitar Amp, Possibly Rhythm Amp), Monitors, Microphones)…The Stage Is Basically Plug and Play For Outside Musicians. As We Said Earlier Often This Can Be Supplied
You Supply Meals And Or Snacks And Drinks To Performers And A Couple Of Volunteers…As Discussed And Agreed On By Text Or Email
You Support The Event Through Promotion And Advertising Through Your Existing Channels And More If Possible.
You Retain All Food And Drinks Revenue, However, We Ask That You Open Your Big Heart Too And Consider A Donation To The Fundraising Based On The Revenues Generated By The Weekend.
We Supply The Musicians, Pay For Their Travel, And Accommodation, And Other Local Expenses. Organize The Performance Lineup And Advertise The Event Online. Your Help In Finding Good Value Accommodation And Meals And Other Perks For Musicians To Make Them Want To Return To Our Events And Your Venue In The Future Is Greatly Appreciated.
We Collect An Agreed On Cover Charge At The Door, Conduct Fundraising Activities And Sell Fundraising Merchandise. Great Music And Lots Of Fun Leads To Successful Fundraising…Our Philosophy.
I’m Sure You Have Lots Of Questions. You Can Send Them To Me Or We Can Talk In Person Or Do A Video Chat. Whatever You Prefer. Some Images Below For Your Information. Event Posters Are Examples Only. Hasta Luego.
We are currently updating this post, originally published on March 31, 2020. (And then Covid changed everything…as we all know) It will reflect how we have greatly expanded our events and locations so we can do more and have a greater impact. It will reflect fundraising since that time and Causes and individuals we have since supported as well. To date since we began on January 8, 2018, we, with the support of our great fans have been able to raise close to 200,000 pesos and put that back into the community towards worthy causes in Mexico.
But we felt that’s just not enough so we expanded greatly our locations within Mexico for the 2021-2022 Winter Season. Our cause for 2021 & the 2022 Winter Season is Street Animal Rescue Mexico. Supporting Neutering, Medical Treatment, and Special Feeding and Housing Programs by Existing Groups and Organizations through grants from our Animal Angels Fund. We’ve just finished our first Fest, The Spirit of Christmas Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Mexico City on December 11, 2021. Many great performers came out to support our Cause and helped us get the Winter Season off to a-rockin’ start. You can check out many of their performance videos on our site. Click to Videos here.
Watch For A Finalized Updated Post By Early January 2022. First Published March 31, 2020.
Events & Activities Since January 2020:
-2 Live Weekend Rock ‘n Blues Events In Ixtapa, Mexico March 2020 (Just prior to Mexico entering Covid lockdowns for live events)
-3 Online Big Hearts-Big Stars Video Shows April, May, June 2021 with excellent support from big-hearted International Performers. All shows are still available for viewing on our Site here and at our Vimeo Site here.
-Created A Winter Season 2021-2022 Event Lineup For Mexico That Will Greatly Expand Our Ability To Raise More Funds And Impact The Work Of Local Organizations And Veterinarians In More Places In Mexico.
-One Event Has Already Been Held. The Spirit Of Christmas Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fest In Mexico City On December 11, 2021. We Received Great Support From Many Big Hearted Talent Mexican Performers including Isidoro Negrete Reynoso whose lifetime of blues and rock musical contributions we paid tribute to at the event, Evelyn Rubio (Mexican born based in Houston, Texas), Steffie Beltt, Viri Roots, New Raices del Blues Group, Stick Fingers Group, Torke Ross (lead guitarist and vocals 3 Souls in Mind), Adrian Macotela (lead vocalist and drummer of Desfasados) and many others in support of these performers. All from the Mexico City region. See Performance Videos from the Event Here On Our Site and at our Youtube channel (link on the performance videos page)
-Created two Online Donation Sites At Donorbox.org For Fans To Offer Direct Support To Our Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Events Angeles de Animales Fund. The Site Links Are Street Animal Rescue Mexico our general donation site, and 4 Legs For Blackie, a special site to fund major veterinary care for approximately 3-year-old Blackie who shattered his rear right leg. For your information, the leg was surgically repaired by operation with a pin inserted in his leg by a team of veterinarians in the Toluca area where we first found Blackie. Now approximately a year later, we are thrilled to tell you he is running and jumping full of life like he normally would have been.
Donations Received By Our Donorbox Sites: 8 Donations Received To Date For A Total Of $1,250 USD
Grants & Donations Made by Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Events & Fests: (Further Updates Coming Soon)
Childrens’ Orphanage Zihuatanejo 2018 & 2019
Street Animal Rescue Mexico: 2020+
-Amigos de Animales Shelter & Rescue Barra Potosi (Stasya Briggs)-Zihuatanejo region-1 Donation
-Claudio Bigotes Memorial Shelter-Toluca-Mexico City region (Natalia Ruiz Gomez)-2 Donations: For Neutering Campaign, For Shelter Expansion
-Susanna Hernandez y Isidoro Negrete Street Rescue Shelter: Mexico City-4 Donations: Medical Treatments & Feeding
-4 Legs For Blackie: Veterinarians Otzlotopec For Operation, Medication and After Surgery Care (https://www.facebook.com/veterinariaotzolotepec)
-Angeles de Animales Fund: For Miscellaneous Feeding & Shelter Costs 2020 & 2021
Education and Awareness(Street Animal Rescue Mexico)
Also Support For:
Youth Development Support/Realizing Potentials
Musician “Tip Me/Us” Support (Covid Live Music Cancellations)
Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Events & Fests & The Ixtapa-Zihua Community 2020.
The 2020 Tequila Blues & Rock Events for 2020 from January to March are now concluded. Our best ever Festival, the 3rd one, with Canadian, American, and Mexican performers, and then three amazing Weekend Concert Style Shows with more visiting performers. Don’t Just Take Our Word For It. View the Music Of 2020 In Video Here. Nearly 30 Performances And Growing.
We are pleased to report, that with the support of our music and fun-loving fans, we were able to donate to two animal rescue organizations, Amigos de Animales of Barra Potosi, MX and Animales Angeles MX of Mexico City/Toluca, our 2020 Causes, and create two funds, the Realizing Potentials Fund for young people, typically early to mid-teens, and the Birthday/Navidad Smiles Fund for younger children.
A total of $40,300 pesos was raised at the January Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Festival III and the February and March Blues & Rock Weekend Shows for the community.
Fans directly donated $9,500 pesos at the events, with the remainder coming from the Events & Organizers.
This brings the total donated to the Ixtapa-Zihua community to $165,390 pesos since January 2018, when Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Events & Fests held its first event in Ixtapa-Zihua.
We are also pleased to report that a donation of $12,200 pesos in total will be made to Amigos de Animales and Stasya Briggs, the founder and project operator, with the first portion of that donation made on March 26. The remainder to be made in late April. The Animales Angels Project, founded by Natalia Ruiz Gomez, has received $10,730 pesos to date, to help with their ongoing shelter and rescue expenses in the Toluca/Mexico City region.
Additionally, the allocation of $6,000 pesos, with possible additional funding, has been made from the Realizing Potentials Fund to 14-year-old local guitar prodigy, Vicente Contreras for specific approved guitar instruction and equipment that can help take his talent to the next level of accomplishment. The funds will be paid out to cover approved training expenses, once the training and development plan details are in place.
The remaining funds, approximately 10,750 pesos, will be available in reserve in the event that our 2020 Causes require additional support or additional needs and requests from the Realizing Potentials project or Birthday/Navidad Smiles are received. Funds may also be allocated to our Mexico’s Got Talent Showcase project for the showcase and development of youth amateur talent from this part of Mexico, currently planned for late 2020 in Ixtapa.
We sincerely thank all our Fans, Performers, Volunteers and Supporters. Without them, this is not possible.
First and foremost we are about working with high-quality performers with big hearts presenting great Live Music and Entertainment events for everyone’s enjoyment. However, our Community involvement and support for worthy Causes is a very important part of the purpose of all the events we present.
More details on the future 2020 and 2021 Events will be announced as soon as possible.
Our Mission and Purpose can be simply stated: “Great people with big hearts, having fun, enjoying the music of our lives, and doing good things together”.
Dear Bob, and Friends at Tequila Blues & Rock Festival !
You made our day !
Thank you for supporting us in this fight against abuse and cruelty and ignorance !
Thank you for standing right by us protecting those who are voiceless and helpless!
Thank you for having our back when we rescue the abused, heal the hurt and feed the hungry!
We are in this fight together and thanks to you, we are step by step changing the future for animals and people all together in rural Mexico …
As you know, Amigos de Animales is the only Charitable Foundation in Guerrero includes all 3 core programs : Education, Mass Spay and Neuter , Rescue .
Our Animal Welfare education program, covering 15 local school districts, regular Mass Spay and Neuter clinics, resulting in thousands of animals spayed and neutered, and our shelter, the largest in this area, all require enormous effort, sweat, blood and money ! Lots of money!
And YOU help us keep going ! You motivate, encourage and support !
Thank you! From all of us , volunteers and rescues , from the bottom of our hearts – Thank you !
5:00 pm: Evelyn Rubio, Ladies Sing The Blues & Blues-Rock #1 Voice & Saxophone
5:45 pm:The New Raices Del Blues Group: Blues & Blues-Rock
6:45 pm: Torke Ross-lead guitar and vocals from 3 Souls In Mind Rock Group, and Friends, with a 3 Souls rock music set
7:30 pm: Adrian Macotela-lead vocalist and drummer from Desfasados Rock Group joined by Jorge Sanchez Estrada-keyboards for Tangerine-A Janis Joplin & Led Zeppelin Tribute Band & Friends with a Classic Rock & Blues Set.
8:05 pm: 5 Minute Video Presentation. In Tribute To Isidoro Negrete Reynoso & More
LADIES SING THE BLUES AND BLUES ROCK Part 2 & 3
8:15 pm:Viri Roots & friends
9:00 pm:Steffie Beltt & friends
10:00 pm JAMS & COLLABORATIONS: All Performers:
We begin the jams with our guest of honor, Isidoro Negrete Reynoso & Friends.
Love The Headline! The Big-Hearted Performers Of Mexico Are Coming To Support The Cause. December 11 In Mexico City…And Then You’ll See Them On The Mexico Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festivals Winter Tour Starting January 27. All Details Below Inside And At The News Release Here On This Page Published Yesterday.
Special Performances by Steffie Beltt (9:00 pm) Viri Roots (8:00 pm) and Evelyn Rubio of Houston, Texas (7:00 pm) in our Ladies Sing The Blues & Blues Rock Segments. Jams And Collaborations To Follow Steffie Beltt’s Special Set.
With Special All Day All Night Tribute To Isidoro NegreteReynoso: His Lifetime of Blues ‘n Rock Music In Mexico, His Blues Harmonica Mastery, His Cultural Contributions With Preserving And Promoting Alebrijes, And Equally Importantly, His Day-To-Day Work (With His Wife Susanna) In Street Animal Rescue In Mexico City.
Big Hearted Big Talented Performers Ready To Support The Cause And Create A Great Fest: Stick Fingers Group, The New Raices del Blues, Torke Ross-3 Souls In Mind, Adrian Macotela-Desfasados, Jorge Sanchez Estrada, And More To Come
You’ll See Them At Our Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fests Starting January 27, 2022, Where We Continue To “Come Together 2021-22”
And We’re Searching For Mexico’s Best New Blues-Rock Band Or Performer, & Best Youth Rock ‘n Blues Band Or Performer To Still Add To December 11 And Then Feature At Our Upcoming Fests For The Cause At The Beach In Our Winter Tour 2021-22. If You Know Who That Is Or Could Be, Please Tell Us Immediately!
Performers: Have You Got A New High-Quality Video Featuring Your Music? Let Us Know! We’d Love To Feature It In An Upcoming Show. Fans Of Blues & Rock: Preview Great Performers We Want You To See Live Soon.
Big Hearts-Big Stars Online Video Shows. Featuring Big Hearted -Big Talent Performers We Are Hoping To Work With At Our Live Performances In Mexico In The Future.
3 Shows-10 Segments Done. April 18, May 16 & June 24, 2021. View Our Performers At Our Lineup Page On Our Website.
Now A New Show Coming For Mid September. As We Launch Another New Website: NewBluesRock.com And Announce Stage 1 Of Our Lineups For the Live Rock ‘n Blues Mexico Winter 2021-22 Fests Tour Coming Soon.
But We Forgot A Few…So Here You Go Rock ‘n Blues Lovers!
The Extended Version. 1.10 of great Rockin audio music telling you what’s about to explode… what’s coming soon.
The Full Post
The Live Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Tour Mexico 2021-22…Also Known As (AKA) The Don’t Forget To Boogie Tour.
Preview Video 1…The Extended Version…Great Rock Audio…Worth 1.10 minutes of your time just to kick off and pump up your day.
-The Little Walter Harmonica Tribute Show
-Rock ‘n Blues Originals and Covers in Spanish by Ángel Márquez and Jimena Segovia and others
-Blues-Rock Guitar Battles AND
-The Rock Queens Theme For At Least One Of Our Fests. Hint: Put Big Hearts-Big Stars Rock ‘n Blues Puerto Vallarta by Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fests on your must-attend list. Alfredo López Castañeda Roxy Rockhouse
plus all the other great Shows and Themes we already had shown you in the video.
Where Do You Want To Be This Winter?
Join Us For The Best Of Times