For All You Who Love Your Uptempo Classic Rock ‘n Blues-Two Big Shows Upcoming This Weekend March 15 & 16 Plus A Meet And Greet And Some Jammin’ On March 14.

Our last Events in 2024 before we start preparing for 2025 Team Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions back in Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa. January 17-19, 2025. 17-Zihua, 18-Ixtapa, 19-Playa Linda afternoon. More events may be added but these three are set.

Bring Your Dancing Shoes, Bring Your Fun Lovin’ Forever Young Attitude And Spirit, Bring Your Support For Great Mexico Rock ‘n Blues And Our Local Causes. Kids and Street Animal Rescue. Classic Hits Music in both English and Spanish. English to start the night at 7;30 pm and then we switch to an English-Spanish mix after 9:30 pm. In whatever language the vocals are presented, there is one constant about the music…it Rocks!

March 14: Meet & Greet And Jammin’. 7:30 pm. Sample The Music, Get Your Tickets For Friday and Saturday or 2025 Fest. Buy your 2025 Fest (at 2024 Prices…new pricing July 1) tickets now, at the door when you enter if you want and get your choice of the March 15 or 16 Evens as a Free Bonus. Or go to (shortened link to our site 2025 purchase page)

Three Performer Acts This Weekend-Firstly Big Fan Favorites The Band MALE, four members, 3 females, 1 male, All great talents. Zaira, has a great rock voice, Alberto lead guitar whiz, Kristell bass guitar and America on drums. Fan favourites from their performances in January Both America and Kristell backed up other headliners such as Brent Parkin and Brandon Isaac. both of Canada, in January and these top names in blues rock were raving about their talents. MALE is from Morelia Mexico.

Preview The Band MALE

MALE January 2024

They are joined by 23-year-old rock and blues rising star Trebor Villa, also from Morelia. Another fan favourite from our January 2024 Fest. From Bob Dylan covers acoustic style with a neck harmonica, to great Carlos Santana music, to CCR songs like Green River, music by Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and one of the best cover versions of “Got Your Mojo Working” by Muddy Waters we’ve ever heard, Trebor has a great combination of vocals and guitar skills that was so impressive for everyone in January. Now, also working on his own original material too.

Preview Trebor Villa:

They will be joined on stage during the evenings later in the shows, with a special guest appearance by a friend of all the musicians from Morelia, Andres Maz, It’s his home city too. Andres currently lives in Zihuatanejo and is a very popular local performer. Plus he has a large fan base among visitors here as well, stemming from his extensive Canadian tour last summer.

Preview Andres Maz

Advance Tickets Now With Reserved Seating at Rush Seating tickets are available at the Door. Doors open at 6:00 pm. The show starts at 7:30 pm. 4 Big Sets of 45-50 minutes each guaranteed. Maybe more?

March 15 at Madana Bar and Restaurant Zihuatanejo and March 16 at Ricardo’s Restaurante Ixtapa. 250 pesos for the show or purchase your 2025 Fest Tickets Now at 2024 Prices (500 pesos) and your 2024 Show is a Free Bonus. Our Latina Ladies Night Promo both nights, no cover charge after 9:30 pm.

Great Music All Night! Our Job 1 Always! Fan Favorites From Our Earlier Events, Performing The Great Classic Rock and Blues Hits We Know And Love. Plus Popular Performer Andres Maz with a Special Guest Appearance.

Only 3 Months Away Now And We’re In Countdown Mode…Just Added More Great Performers & Concept Shows Plus Social Media Poster & Banners Now Available

News Release and Public Announcements We Are Making Today October 11.

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Full English Text Version Here

Release Date: October 11, 2023  Our Contact Info (Social Media At End)

Contact: Bob Rempel, Managing Chairperson. Residence & Office Address: Ixtapa-Zihua, Mexico. 

Phone/W.A:+52 755 101 5989  Emails: &  

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The Paraiso Society presents the Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Festival and our new Generations Unite theme in Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa and region on January 19-27, 2024. 

More Coming Your Way…We Continue To Get “Better and Better”, Our Key Words For 2024-2026.  

Announcing More Classic Rock Acoustic Style, In Addition To Our Previous Announcement Of Our 2024 Performers (see below)


“The Best Lobster Dinner in Mexico Ever” is what we are pretty certain everyone will be saying on Monday, January 22.   January 22 will be a special Big Fun Big Fundraising Day, with a 3 Course Lobster Dinner with Wine at La Mexicana in Troncones, a one-time special 3-hour Concert at Madana Bar in Zihua, and a Magic Bus Fun Experience in the Afternoon heading to Troncones with Fest Performers providing Live Music throughout, including at La Mexicana. 

Images are Below and Our Brochure/Ticket Purchase Page On Our Website Is Here. 

Announcing More Classic Rock Acoustic Style, In Addition To Our Previous Announcement Of Performers 

Today We Are Very Pleased To Tell You That We’ve Got Acoustic Classic Rock Soft Rock, Yacht Rock, Feel Good Rock covered with the group, “3 For The Show” from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.   Larry Melo, on keyboards, cajon and vocals and Paul Ferreira on bass, join Gil Gaidola on guitar and vocals for a completely different take on Rockin’ Your Night Away.  

Easy listening rock that you will sing along to.  Songs we all love, originally by performers like The Beatles, The Bee Gees, Ricky Nelson, Elvis, Del Shannon, Jim Croce, Michael Pagliaro and many more.  

Check out Gil Gaidola solo on Youtube with the Bee Gees “Gotta Get A Message To You”.

The three are also part of the very popular Creedence Clearwater Revival group/John Fogerty solo in tribute Band, Mystic Highway, which plays throughout Canada and the USA.

Gil, Larry and Paul join us on January 20 and they’ll be a bonus part of our 20th and 21st shows with walkons, in addition to all our First Weekend Headliners, as we build them up to their full Headline status on our special Big Fun Big Fundraising Dinner & Concert Monday, January 22.  

Presenting a 1.5 hour approximately concert style set that features all the great music from Creedence Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty, not just the standard few hits that cover bands perform. Plus of course, the very special one-time-only collaborations by Joanna Connor and Chris Duarte, and with other Fest Performers.

The Lineup:

The strongest Top Through Bottom lineup ever from one through nine, baseball coaches like to talk about, and we feel the same way about our 2024 Performers’ Lineup. No weak spots. Until 2025 that is. ? Performers from Canada, USA, Mexico and the U.K. 

World-class performers, big stage experience all over the world, with many albums produced.  In fact we have five performers with new albums just in 2023:  Mariana Gajma, Mexico City, Steffie Beltt, Mexico City, Joanna Connor, USA, Chris Duarte, USA and Bex Marshall, UK.

The Big Fun Big Fundraising Day & Night January 22, will be a special day for all those who love Animals and want them to have a good life in their senior years too, just like we want for our own parents, and who want to see kids with talent from the local region learn to play rock and blues and jazz and to perform on stage like the pros so they can be future stars on our stages and any stage, and want a community center that can host future Film Festivals and future big or small Events such as our Fest.

Tickets Buyers will see $50.00 USD or $75.00 USD of their ticket, depending on which option they choose, automatically go into our Multipurpose Building Fund until 2026.  Following that year’s fest we are planning to begin renovations or construction.  

The Fund will remain untouched until fundraising is complete and not be a part of the general Fest revenues and spending. Full disclosure on the Fundraising progress through our website and other means of course.

All Ticket Buyers/Donors in 2024 also automatically go to the head of the line in our public Wall of Honor, recognizing all Donors to the Centre For Senior Animals, Kid & Rockin’ Good Times in the yearly order they are received. 

All the details are at the Fundraising Day 2024 Page on our website, including our January 22 Brochure, perfect for sharing.  A long list of benefits for all Donors/Ticket Purchasers/Animal & Kids Heroes listed there. They include:

-Get To The Head of the Line:  First In Public Recognition on the Wall of Honor

-All Fest New For 2024 Merch 1 Of Each:  Shirt, Koozie,  plus Mug and Shot Glass 

-One Ticket To Any Regular Fest Live Music Event Of Their Choice In 2024, 2025 or 2026.  Automatic Upgrades to Best Available Seating At Any Event in 2024-2026.  VIP Status From Now Until 2026. 

-Complimentary 2024 Festival Audio and Video Recordings That We Are Planning To Prepare And Release After The Fest.

-Your Own 3 Minutes Of Fame If You Want It:  Sing A Song or Play A Song (Guitar, Sax, Harmonica, etc.) In Collaboration With Fest Performers. Priceless Video Memory Opportunity For Family *.  Limited To The First 10 That Request And Subject To Our Scheduling.

-More Benefits.  It’s A Bennies Day!?

New Partnerships:  

We have created new partnerships starting in 2024 with strong community-minded businesses with big hearts: Luana Suites of Playa la Ropa Zihuatanejo, La Mexicana Restaurant in Troncones and Coco Ixtapa Beach Klub at Playa Linda and continue for our second year with Victor Manjerrez and Madana Bar and Restaurant in Zihuatanejo, and Ricardo Gomez Jr. and Ricardo’s Restaurant at Villas Paraiso in Ixtapa whom we’ve worked with since we began in 2018.  More To Come:

The Events:

In addition, we are pleased to announce that we will have a record number of Events for us in 2024, with 9 events, starting January 19 in the afternoon. We are right at the Beach for the first time on Sunday, January 21, at Coco Ixtapa Beach Klub at Playa Linda with a special Tribute To The Spanish Rock and Blues Music Legacy. 1:00 pm start.  We are also holding our first Regional Event (outside Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo) with a Full Fest Show on January 25 at a great new venue for us La Mexicana in Troncones.  5:

Events & Dates & Features:

January 19:  Meet And Greet and Live Music, Luanna Suites Playa la Ropa Zihuatanejo 2:00 pm

January 19:  Opening Night 6:00 pm, Madonna Restaurant and Bar, Zihuatanejo  (Just a few tickets currently remain…Purchase soon)

January 20:  It’s Saturday Night Live In Ixtapa At Ricardo’s At Villas Paraiso 6:00 pm 

January 21:  Toes In The Sand Sunday at the Beach at Coco Ixtapa Beach Klub at Playa Linda, 1:00 pm

January 22:   Big Fun, Big Fundraising Day with The Magic Bus Experience-Fest Performers On Board and Evening Concert. At La Mexican Troncones and Madana Bar and Restaurant Zihuatanejo  Bus Departs 2:30 pm.  Happy Hour Live Music at La Mexicana.  Evening Concert in Zihua at 8:00 p.m.

January 24:  Meet and Greet The New Second Week Performers, Chat With Some From The First Weekend, and Hear Live Music at Madana Bar, Zihuatanejo.  Live ElectroAcoustic Music.

January 25:  It’s Troncones Thursday Night, with a Full Fest Show. at La Mexicana Restaurant.  5:00 pm start  With a special early Bob Dylan set by Trebor Villa and a special in tribute Jimi Hendrix music set by Chris Duarte supported by Fest Performers plus much more for about 4.5 to 5 hours of live music.   (

January 26:  Friday Fun Night in Zihuatanejo at Madana Restaurant with our Fest Show starting at 6:00 pm. Special Concept Show By Steffie Beltt, One of Mexico’s Most Popular Rock, Blues & Pop Singers..”Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress, and a lot more. All Fest Performers.

January 27.  Final Night for 2024 in Ixtapa, As All Performers Come Together For Rousing Collaborations To End The Evening After A Full Fest Show. Ricardo’s Restaurant at Villas Paraiso Hotel

Community Stage: 

We will have a Community Stage in 2024 for the first time.  It will be open to local groups and individual performers, in particular talented up-and-coming youth, perhaps future Fest participants. the Community Stage, which we affectionately call the “Show Us What You Got” Stage or “Acoustic Stage” will be located at the front of Madana Bar and Restaurant in Zihuatanejo and open from 4:00 pm-5:30 pm or 11-12 pm on January 19 and 26.  Also at Ricardo’s Restaurant in Ixtapa from 4:00 to 5:30 pm on January 20 and 27.   Performance Times will be on an advance booking basis. They will receive priority for the stage.  Other walk-ins of course if space is available. No cost to perform or enjoy the Community Stage performances, but the evening events that follow soon after will still require ticket purchases.

Rockin’ and Rollin’ Sports Events:  More details to come by November 15.   For 2024, we will be working on including a special “Dos Equis Tequila Sunrise Beer Mile”,  plus a Foul Shot and 3 Point Shooting Contest to help introduce our 3 on-3 Basketball for 2025.    Registrations for our Run Through The Jungle Event  (Run-Walk-Bike to Playa Linda and back if you do the full course) will begin in mid-November as well.   A Pickleball Exhibition Event and Disc Golf exhibitions will be the precursor to possible inclusion in 2025 and the future. 

The 2025 Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Festival:  

We are very pleased to tell you that we continue to get early commitments for Festival Performers.  Today we announce that our current plan is to have a boogie woogie piano rock ‘n blues concept show within a Fest with Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne headlining, plus two more boogie woogie piano players.  Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Little Richard and much more similar music.  

As well we have early commitments from vocalist and guitarist Steve Marriner of Canada, vocalist Niecie (Blues) of the USA and vocalist and guitarist Brandon Isaak of Canada. Others as well.  Details to come, but we are committed to continuing to implement the “Better and Better” Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fests plan.  We will continue to work on ways to develop our Generations Unite sub-theme for our second week and expand the range of music genres offered. 


For The Full September 13 News Release Part 1 Please Follow This Link

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View The 2024 Performers Performance Highlights Video

For The July 6 News Release Announcing Our First Weekend Performers Please Follow This Link

The January 22 Big Fun Big Fundraising Day

Poster For Weeks 1 and 2 Below

Mexico Beach Wisdoms for August 7, 2024…Counting Down To January 19, 2024 And The Opening Night Of Our 2024 Fest, Our 7th Year

Only For Those Ready To Get Wise At Or Near The Beach In The Warmth With Great Live Music By Top Shelf Performers. Advance Tickets with Reserved Table Privileges In Order Of Purchase (Until September 27 When We Make Our Final Announcements And Add Performers) Available Right Here On Site:

Are You Ready To Rock With Tequila In Mexico In January…Take The Classic Rock Test And Name The Tune And The Performer

It will be daily on our Social Media Fan Page and in weekly format here on our website. Starting end of Summer when all thoughts turn to how we’re going to rock our winter. Months away for you or just a great week or two of sun and beach. We’ve got the answer for you here in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, Mexico during the last two weeks of January. We’re back January 18-29, 2024.

Also a good example of a customized Social Media campaign we offer and provide our 2024-2026 Fest Partners, in English or Spanish. Among other benefits for a great partnership.

The Song and Performer Answer On The Following Day.

Announcing 2024-The Performers & The Better & Better Fests Plan…The News Release To All Media And Fans Everywhere…It’s Go Mexico…Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Time Once Again…Soon.

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Full Text News Release July 6, 2023 for January 18-28, 2024-Texto completo en español a continuación

The Paraiso Society presents the Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Festival and our new Generations Unite Fest on January 18-28, 2024. 

World Renowned Blues and Rock Guitarist and Vocalist Joanna Connor Coming To Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo To Help Launch The Group’s “Better and Better” 3 Year Plan And Major New Fundraising Campaign For A  Music Training For Youth And Animal Rescue Multi-Purpose Facility For The Region.

July 6, 2023  Our Contact Info (Social Media At End)

Contact: Bob Rempel, Managing Chairperson. Residence & Office Address: Ixtapa-Zihua, Mexico. 

Phone/W.A:+52 755 101 5989  Emails: &  

Website: FB: 

(July 6: Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico) Live rock and blues music events are returning to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, in Mexico, after a strong 2023 relaunch with sold-out shows. The organizing committee has a new 3-year “Better and Better” plan for the Fests, which will see the events raising funds for a major new facility in the Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo community or nearby region, for street animals, musical education for youth, and live music performances. 

Advance Tickets and Table Reservations for 2024 are now on sale at the Fest’s website:

The all-volunteer Paraiso Society organizing group is thrilled to announce the new 2024 version of our unique Festival, which will be an important destination event for the Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo region for tourism from everywhere at that time of year.   “It’s cold everywhere else, ”we say in our marketing, “you need to be in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo for some warm weather live music fun with highly regarded  performers from around the world, that you won’t see anywhere else in Mexico.”

The always rockin’,’ Always a fun event features rock, blues, and boogie-woogie music and more, world-class guitars and vocals, fun and lots of dancing, and now new support for a great New Cause and Project for the community.

1-Minute Promo Video Headliners With Music On YouTube 2024/  Direct Link:  Our YouTube Channel: 

Headlining the 2024 Performers will be Joanna Connor of Chicago, USA, acknowledged by all as the Queen of Blues-Rock Guitar and Vocals who performs at all the top Festivals;’ four in July 2023 alone- 2 USA and 2 Europe ,(full Joanna Connor bio also on our website)  and 

Reggie “King”  Sears, of Fort Lauderdale, USA,  a child prodigy, now a world-class blues and rock guitarist and vocals. He is performing at both USA and European Festivals as well in 2023.  

Mexico will be well represented. with vibrant vocalist Mariana Gajma of Mexico City and Morelia performers being announced today.  Trebor Villa, @treborvilla Instagram, rock and folk rock guitarist and vocalist will present the music of Jimi Hendrix and the folk-rock music of Bob Dylan, and be part of the “All-Star” Band from Morelia that will present Classic Rock favorites.  The band also includes Kristel Rodriguez on bass guitar and vocals (@krisroad3 Facebook) and America Hernandez on drums (@america.hernandez.96780 Facebook).  All three from Morelia were at our 2023 Fest and were crowd favorites.     

All evening events are 5 hours of almost nonstop live music.

“This just gets us started, so you know the high talent quality level of the performers for 2024,” said Bob Rempel, the event chairperson.  We’ll have more great complementary performers to announce for January 2024 from about September 15-October 1.  A special headline performer just for a big Fundraising Dinner and Show on January 22 will also be announced.

In addition, showing our strong commitment to building a stronger viable event that will attract more and more visitors to the region,  we are now announcing excellent internationally known performers that have agreed to perform at our 2025 event during the last two weekends of January.  These include Steve Marriner of Canada, lead singer, guitarist, and harmonica of Monkey Junk, an internationally well-known blues-rock group, and a solo performer.  Couldn’t perform in 2024 because of a co-headlining tour with fellow Canadian Colin James in the USA, so we’re very pleased to have him come and perform for us in 2025.  From Mexico City, a blues rock band, formed 14 years ago,  Ensamble Ardiente, will be performing.   Younger, up-and-coming performers that you see first are always a priority of our programming, so In addition, 21-year-old blues-rock guitar and vocalist Trey Vanwig of Sarasota, Florida, and 21-year-old Dylan Triplett, blues and soul vocalist from St. Louis, Missouri.  More will be announced for 2025 next July 2024.

Steve Marriner

After a very successful relaunch of the events in 2023, the Paraiso Society organizers decided to commit seriously to “Better and Better Festivals and Events” and create an important Community Legacy.   Our detailed  “Better and Better” Vision and Action Plan for 2024-2026 for the Paraiso Society’s Rockin’ Fun Festivals (available to all for download at ( includes a major new commitment to raising funds to build or renovate a facility for Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo and region, with a target of completion by  2026 end of the year, that will:   

1) create a unique Animal Rescue shelter for the entire region with a special focus on senior dogs and cats and providing them treatment, care, and the quality of life they deserve too;

2) create a special music education program, a “School of Rock and Blues” it could be called, with facilities and equipment and training, and special support for disadvantaged youth and;

3) a Performance Stage with all the necessities that could hold events by the Youth Performers or even our own Festival Events.  Meetings rooms and a Film Theatre for our future Film Festival are also in the plans.

The vision and action plan also states that we are committed to building our local and national Partnerships over the next 3 years.   We are pleased to announce today our first 3-year partnership agreement with the new luxury Luana Suites of Playa la Ropa, Zihuatanejo  This will involve their generous donation of a prize(s) for fundraising, accommodations for future performers, and additional Festival events at their location such as this year’s Meet and Greet-Open House at their location on Friday afternoon January 19.

Partnerships in transportation, accommodations, food and beverage, and tourism both local and national are of particular interest to us so we can support and offer more options to the growing number of tourists and performers that will attend our Events, said Rempel the chairperson.  “Let’s Talk and help build the region,  help build your business and image and help us build better events that will attract more tourists and locals to you and us”, he said.  

Music is truly a major part of the Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo experience for visitors and locals as the Washington Post article said a year or so ago, Bob  Rempel stated. 

“Taking place from January 18-28, 2024, and the last two weekends of future years,  the unofficial Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo Rocks Week with both the Tequila Rock and Blues Explosion Festival and the new Generations Unite Festival (Generations United for Peace, Love, Understanding, Kindness, and Mother Earth)  will help further transform Ixtapa-Zihuataenjo into a vibrant hub of cultural immersion, artistic expression, and joyful festivities.”  “With its rich history and diverse community, and now “Magical” tourist status Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo and region serve as an ideal backdrop for this one-of-a-kind event that embraces the spirit of fun in paradise, with flavors of Mexico everywhere and hearts open widely to do more for the community at the same time”, Rempel stated.

Throughout the festival, attendees will have the opportunity to indulge in a wide array of related unforgettable experiences and moments we call them.  The Better and Better Vision and Action Plan 2024-2026 also highlights several improvements and changes for 2024 Events.  Here are some highlights of what’s new for 2024-2026!

  • There will be an Event that features at least 50 percent Spanish-language rock and blues music.  It will be at our new Oceanside/Beachside Event, Sunday, January 21 in conjunction with our new venue partner; Coco Ixtapa Beach Club of Playa Linda.  
  • Set up of a “Show Us What You Got” Music Stage(s) for full community participation and fun during the entire Festival period. Open to local youth and local performers talented visiting tourists and karaoke singers out for fun, all will be recorded for social media.
  • Special Prizes from our Partners for Fundraising plus more great Win-Win fundraising:  For 2024 to date, we already have a special Weekend Stay at Luana Suites at Playa La Ropa in Zihuatanejo plus many more from new and existing partners to be announced.
  • Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Film Festival with a focus on music-themed movies and documentaries, will return on a trial basis, with plans for full implementation of an annual complimentary Film Festival by 2025
  • A Walk-Run-Cycle Event…with or without your special dog(s) or cat(s) leading to live music and food and drink upon return will be tested in 2024 with plans to make it a full event for 2025. Full course: Zihua to Playa Linda and return for active runners. Shorter distances available of course.  The opportunity is here for a new Venue Partner here to serve as the start and finish location.
  • An additional complementary unique annual Sports related event, that will attract tourists of all ages,  involving a basketball court and soccer field, near a beach, is planned for testing in 2024 as well,  for full implementation in 2025.

Dates and Venues: (As of July 5, 2023)

-January 19 afternoon: Meet and Greet and Live Music from Fest Performers. At Fest Partner,  Luana Suites, Playa La Ropa Zihuatanejo. 

-January 19 Festival Opening Night  (Canada Night Theme) at Madana Bar and Restaurant, Zihuatanejo,  6;00 pm.  Reserved Table program in effect.

-January 20 Festival at Ricardo’s Restaurante and Bar, Ixtapa (USA Night Theme) 6:00 pm start.  New Music, New Sets. Reserved Table program in effect

-January 21   (Mexico Afternoon Theme)  at Coco Ixtapa Beach Club at Playa Linda, Spanish and English Rock and Blues. Reserved Table program in effect

-January  22  Special Fundraising Dress Up-Dress Down Dinner, Show and Dance- With Special New Performer Guest Plus Fest Performers. (Location To Be Announced)

January 23-28:  2-3 More Events as part of our spin-off Fest: Generations Unite…The Festival for Peace, Love, Understanding and Mother Earth

The Vision and Action Plan  (download on website) also outlines other changes and improvements that are scheduled to be made in 2025 and 2026.

Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Festival presents classic rock ‘n blues ‘n rockabilly ‘n boogie woogie music from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s primarily, the  Music of our Lives we call it, on the last two weekends of January, for visitors to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo Mexico from everywhere.  The first Fest was held in 2018 and has been held every year in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo since except for Covid caused shutdowns in 2021 and 2022.  All events have been fundraising events organized by volunteers.  All events have operated with cash flow only from ticket sales and the help of local partners.  No other subsidies or support said Rempel.  “It’s the true test of events like this…Do they want it, If you build it will they come”  For the community impact of events to date, search “community”  on our website “We were not satisfied that we have done enough for the community, so with “Better and Better Vision and Plan” you see our commitment to creating a new significant impact on this community in the next 3 years and beyond,” stated Rempel.

The new Generations Unite Festival…The Festival for Peace, Love, Understanding, Kindness and Mother Earth (short name: Generations Unite Fest) will offer a wider selection of music that will appeal to a wide variety of folks, including folk-rock, country rock, country, reggae, jazz-rock, pop and more, but always with a fun atmosphere that visitors and locals love for a night or afternoon out.

The Paraiso Society is a small ad hoc group of volunteers from Canada, the USA, and Mexico who love the still-too-hidden paradise of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo and the region whose mission is to create fun, destination-worthy events with entertainment and entertainers from Mexico, Canada, USA, and the U.K., that are unique to the area, while supporting local causes such as street animal rescue, youth development, and creating a lasting legacy. The Society has also organized other events in Mexico City in the past and will continue to be open to establishing similar events in other tourism-focused communities where the right partnerships are available.

For Online Tickets To All Events and Reserved Tables (up to 7:30 pm or by special arrangement) Selection In Order Of Purchase please go to our Festival Tickets page on our Website.

For media or partnership inquiries, please contact Bob Rempel, Organizing Committee Chairperson, with contact details on top.

Social Media:  Facebook, (Fan Page) Twitter    Youtube Channel   Spotify 2024 Music Coming Soon.

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La Sociedad Paraíso presenta el Festival de Explosiones de Tequila Rock ‘n Bluesy nuestro nuevoFestival de unión de generaciones del 18 al 28 de enero de 2024.

Guitarrista y vocalista de blues y rock de renombre mundialJuana ConnorLlegando a Ixtapa y Zihuatanejo para ayudar a lanzar el plan de 3 años “Cada vez mejor” del grupo y una nueva e importante campaña de recaudación de fondos para un entrenamiento musical para jóvenes y un centro de usos múltiples para el rescate de animales en la región.

6 de julio, 2023Nuestra información de contacto (redes sociales al final)

Contacto: Bob Rempel, Presidente Ejecutivo. Dirección de Residencia y Oficina: Ixtapa-Zihua, México.

Teléfono/W.A:+52 755 101 5989 Correos electró &  


(6 de julio: Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, México) Los eventos de música rock y blues en vivo regresan a Ixtapa y Zihuatanejo, en México, después de un fuerte relanzamiento en 2023 con espectáculos con entradas agotadas. El comité organizador tiene un nuevo mandato de 3 años.“Mejor y mejor”plan para los Fests, que verá los eventos recaudando fondos para una nueva e importante instalación en la comunidad de Ixtapa y Zihuatanejo o región cercana, para animales callejeros, educación musical para jóvenes y presentaciones de música en vivo.

Las Entradas Anticipadas y Reservas de Mesas para 2024 ya están a la venta en la web del Fest:

Eltotalmente voluntario El grupo organizador de Paraiso Society se complace en anunciar la nueva versión 2024 de nuestro exclusivoFestival, el cual será un evento de destino importante para la región de Ixtapa y Zihuatanejo para el turismo de todas partes en esa época del año. “Hace frío en cualquier otro lugar”, decimos en nuestro marketing, “tienes que estar en Ixtapa y Zihuatanejo para disfrutar de música en vivo en un clima cálido con artistas de renombre de todo el mundo, que no verás en ningún otro lugar de México”.

el siemprerockeando, ‘Siempre un evento divertido que presenta música rock, blues y boogie-woogie y más, guitarras y voces de clase mundial, diversión y mucho baile, y ahora nuevo apoyo para una gran Nueva Causa y Proyecto para la comunidad.

1 minuto Cabezas de cartel de video promocional con música en YouTube 2024/ Enlace directo: Nuestro canal de YouTube:

Los artistas principales de 2024 seránJoanna Connor de Chicago, EE. UU., reconocido por todos como elReina del Blues-Rock Guitarra y Vozque se presenta en todos los festivales principales; cuatro en julio de 2023 solo: 2 en EE. UU. y 2 en Europa (la biografía completa de Joanna Connor también está en nuestro sitio web) y

Reggie “King” Sears, de Fort Lauderdale, EE. UU.,  un niño prodigio, ahora un guitarrista y vocalista de blues y rock de clase mundial. Actuará en festivales de EE. UU. y Europa también en 2023.

México estará bien representado. con vibrante vocalista Mariana Gajma de la Ciudad de México y los artistas de Morelia se anunciarán hoy.Villa Trevor, guitarrista y vocalista de rock y folk rock presentará la música de Jimi Hendrix y la música folk-rock de Bob Dylan, y formará parte de la Banda “All-Star” de Morelia que presentará los favoritos del Rock Clásico. La banda también incluyeKristel Rodriguez en el bajo y la voz yAmerica Hernandezen tambores Los tres de Morelia estuvieron en nuestro Fest 2023 y fueron los favoritos del público.

Todos los eventos nocturnos son 5 horas de música en vivo casi sin parar.

Joanna Connor (below)

“Esto solo nos sirve para comenzar, para que conozcan el alto nivel de calidad de talento de los artistas para 2024”, dijo Bob Rempel, presidente del evento. Tendremos más grandes artistas complementarios para anunciar para enero de 2024 desde aproximadamente el 15 de septiembre hasta el 1 de octubre. También se anunciará un artista principal especial solo para una gran cena y espectáculo de recaudación de fondos el 22 de enero.

Además, mostrando nuestro fuerte compromiso de construir un evento más sólido y viable que atraiga a más y más visitantes a la región, ahora anunciamos excelentes artistas de renombre internacional que aceptaron actuar en nuestro evento 2025 durante los dos últimos fines de semana de enero. Éstas incluyenSteve Marriner de Canadá, cantante principal, guitarrista y armónica de Monkey Junk, un grupo de blues-rock de renombre internacional, y solista. No pudo presentarse en 2024 debido a una gira conjunta con su compatriota canadiense Colin James en los EE. hace años que,Ensamble Ardiente, estará actuando. Los artistas más jóvenes y prometedores que ves primero son siempre una prioridad de nuestra programación, por lo que además, el guitarrista y vocalista de blues-rock de 21 añostrey vanwig de Sarasota, Florida, y de 21 añosDylan Triplet, vocalista de blues y soul de St. Louis, Missouri. Se anunciarán más para 2025 el próximo julio de 2024.

Steve Marriner

Luego de un relanzamiento muy exitoso de los eventos en 2023, los organizadores de Paraiso Society decidieron comprometerse seriamente con “Better and Better Festivals and Events” y crear una importanteClegado de la comunidad. Nuestro detalladoVisión y Plan de Acción “Cada vez mejor” para 2024-2026para los festivales Rockin’ Fun de Paraiso Society (disponible para descargar en ( incluye un nuevo compromiso importante para recaudar fondos para construir o renovar una instalación para Ixtapa y Zihuatanejo y la región, con un objetivo de finalización para fines de año en 2026, que:

1) crear un refugio de rescate de animales único para toda la región con un enfoque especial en perros y gatos mayores y brindarles el tratamiento, la atención y la calidad de vida que también merecen;

2) crear un programa especial de educación musical, una “Escuela de Rock y Blues” podría llamarse, con instalaciones y equipamiento y formación, y apoyo especial para jóvenes desfavorecidos y;

3) un Escenario de Actuación con todas las necesidades que podrían albergar eventos de los Jóvenes Intérpretes o incluso nuestros propios Eventos del Festival. También están en proyecto salas de reuniones y una Sala de Cine para nuestro futuro Festival de Cine.

La visión y el plan de acción también establece que estamos comprometidos a construir nuestra comunidad local y nacional.Asociaciones durante los próximos 3 años. Nos complace anunciar hoy nuestro primer acuerdo de asociación de 3 años con el nuevo lujoLuana Suites of Playa la Ropa, Zihuatanejo Esto implicará su generosa donación de premio(s) para la recaudación de fondos, alojamiento para futuros artistas y eventos adicionales del Festival en su ubicación, como el de este año.Meet and Greet-Open House en su ubicación el viernes 19 de enero por la tarde.

Las alianzas en transporte, alojamiento, alimentos y bebidas, y turismo tanto local como nacional son de particular interés para nosotros para que podamos apoyar y ofrecer más opciones al creciente número de turistas y artistas que asistirán a nuestros Eventos, dijo el presidente de Rempel. “Hablemos y ayudemos a construir la región, ayude a construir su negocio e imagen y ayúdenos a construir mejores eventos que atraigan a más turistas y lugareños hacia usted y hacia nosotros”, dijo.

La música es verdaderamente una parte importante de la experiencia de Ixtapa y Zihuatanejo para visitantes y lugareños, ya que laArtículo del Washington Postdijo hace aproximadamente un año, dijo Bob Rempel.

“Del 18 al 28 de enero de 2024 y los dos últimos fines de semana de años futuros, el evento no oficialIxtapa and Zihuatanejo Rocks Week con el Tequila Rock and Blues Explosion Festival y el nuevo Generations Unite Festival (Generaciones Unidas por la Paz, el Amor, la Comprensión, la Bondad y la Madre Tierra) ayudarán a transformar aún más a Ixtapa-Zihuataenjo en un centro vibrante de inmersión cultural, expresión artística y festividades alegres.” “Con su rica historia y comunidad diversa, y ahora estatus turístico “Mágico” Ixtapa y Zihuatanejo y regiónatender como telón de fondo ideal para este evento único que abraza el espíritu de diversión en el paraíso, con sabores de Méxicoen todos lados y los corazones se abren ampliamente para hacer más por la comunidad al mismo tiempo”, afirmó Rempel.

A lo largo del festival, los asistentes tendrán la oportunidad de disfrutar de una amplia gama de experiencias y momentos inolvidables relacionados, como los llamamos.La mejor y mejor visión y plan de acción 2024-2026también destaca varias mejoras y cambios para los eventos de 2024. ¡Aquí hay algunos aspectos destacados de las novedades para 2024-2026!

  • Habráserun evento que presenta al menos50por ciento Lengua española música rock y blues. Será en nuestro nuevo evento Oceanside/Beachside, el domingo 21 de enero junto con nuestro nuevo socio de sede; Club de Playa Coco Ixtapa de Playa Linda.
  • puesta a punto de unEtapa(s) musical(es) de “Muéstranos lo que tienes” para la plena participación y diversión de la comunidad durante todo el período del Festival. Abierto a jóvenes locales y artistas locales talentosos turistas visitantes y cantantes de karaoke para divertirse, todo será grabado para las redes sociales.
  • Premios especiales de nuestros socios para la recaudación de fondosademás de una gran recaudación de fondos Win-Win: para 2024 hasta la fecha, ya tenemos unaEstadía especial de fin de semana en Luana Suites en Playa La Ropa en Zihuatanejo y muchos más de socios nuevos y existentes por anunciar.
  • Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Film Festival conaconcentrarse encon tema musical películas y documentales, regresará a modo de prueba, con planes para la implementación completa de un programa anualComplementario Festival de Cine para 2025
  • Un evento de caminar, correr y andar en bicicleta…con o sin su(s) perro(s) o gato(s) especial(es) que conducirá a música en vivo y comida y bebida al regreso se probará en 2024 con planes para convertirlo en un evento completo para 2025. Curso completo: Zihua a Playa Linda y regreso para corredores activos. Distancias más cortas disponibles, por oportunidad es aquí para un nuevo Venue Partner aquí para servir comoellugar de inicio y fin.
  • Un complemento único adicionalevento anual relacionado con el deporte, que atraerá a turistas de todas las edades, que involucra una cancha de baloncesto y un campo de fútbol, ​​cerca de una playa, también está planificada para probarse en 2024, para su implementación total en 2025.

Fechas y lugares: (a partir del 5 de julio de 2023)

-19 de enero por la tarde: Meet and Greet y Live Music de Fest Performers. En Fest Partner, Luana Suites, Playa La Ropa Zihuatanejo.

-19 de enero Noche de Apertura del Festival (Tema de la Noche de Canadá) en Madana Bar and Restaurant, Zihuatanejo, 6:00 pm. Programa Mesa Reservada vigente.

-20 de enero Festival en Ricardo’s Restaurante and Bar, Ixtapa (Noche Temática USA) 6:00 pm inicio. Nueva música, nuevos conjuntos. Programa Mesa Reservada vigente

-21 de enero (Tema Tarde México) en Coco Ixtapa Beach Club en Playa Linda, Rock and Blues en español e inglés. Programa Mesa Reservada vigente

-22 de enero Especial para recaudar fondos: Cena formal, espectáculo y baile para recaudar fondos – Con invitados especiales para nuevos artistas e intérpretes del festival. (Ubicación por anunciar)

23-28 de enero: 2-3 eventos más como parte de nuestro Festival derivado: Generations Unite… El Festival por la Paz, el Amor, la Comprensión y la Madre Tierra

La Visión y el Plan de acción (descarga en el sitio web) también describe otros cambios y mejoras que están programados para realizarse en 2025 y 2026.

Festival de Explosiones de Tequila Rock ‘n Blues presenta rock ‘n blues’ n rockabilly ‘n boogie woogie clásicomúsica desde elaños 50,años 60,años 70 yaños 80 principalmente, la Música de Nuestras Vidas la llamamos, los dos últimos fines de semana de enero, para los visitantes de Ixtapa y Zihuatanejo México de todas partes. El primer Fest se llevó a cabo en 2018 y se ha llevado a cabo todos los años en Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo desde entonces, excepto por el cierre causado por Covid en 2021 y 2022. Todos los eventos han sidorecaudación de fondos eventos organizados por voluntarios. Todos los eventos han operado con flujo de efectivo solo de la venta de boletos y la ayuda de socios locales. Ninguna otrasubsidios o apoyar dicho Rempel. “Es la verdadera prueba de eventos como este… ¿Lo quieren? Si lo construyes, ellos vendrán” Para conocer el impacto de los eventos en la comunidad hasta la fecha, busque “comunidad” en nuestro sitio web “Nosotros no estábamos allísatisfecho que hemos hecho lo suficiente por la comunidad, por lo que con “Mejor y mejor visión y plan” ven nuestracompromiso para crear un nuevo impacto significativo en esta comunidad en los próximos 3 años y más allá”, afirmó Rempel.

El nuevo Festival Generations Unite… El Festival por la Paz, el Amor, la Comprensión, la Bondad y la Madre Tierra (nombre corto: Generations Unite Fest)oferta una selección más amplia de música que atraerá aagran variedad de gente, incluyendo folk-rock, country rock, country, reggae,jazz-rock, pop y más, pero siempre con un ambiente divertido que a los visitantes y locales les encanta para una noche o una tarde de fiesta.

La Sociedad Paraíso es un pequeño grupo ad hoc de voluntarios de Canadá, EE. UU. y México que aman el paraíso aún demasiado escondido de Ixtapa y Zihuatanejo y la región cuya misión es crear eventos divertidos y dignos de destino con entretenimiento y animadores. de México, Canadá, EE. UU. y el Reino Unido, que son únicos en el área, mientras apoyan causas locales como el rescate de animales callejeros, el desarrollo de la juventud y la creación de un legado duradero. La Sociedad también ha organizado otros eventos en la Ciudad de México en el pasado y seguirá abierta a establecer eventos similares en otroscentrado en el turismo comunidades donde las asociaciones adecuadas están disponibles.

Para boletos en línea para todos los eventos y mesas reservadas (hasta las 7:30 p. m. o por acuerdo especial) Selección en orden de compra, visite nuestra página de boletos para festivales en nuestro sitio web.

Para consultas de medios o asociaciones, comuníquese con Bob Rempel, presidente del comité organizador,condetalles de contacto en la parte superior.

Medios de comunicación social:Facebook, (Página de fans)Gorjeo    Canal de Youtube   Spotify 2024 Música próximamente.

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Joanna Connor The Queen Of Blues-Rock, A Superb Guitarist, Respected All Over The World…One Of The Best Performers You’ll Ever See In Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo.

She is the most talented musical performer you’ll see in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo region in 2024. Maybe the best guitarist you’ll ever see in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo. No fear in saying that. (We don’t sell used cars here friends)

We welcome Joanna to Mexico in January 2024. A true musician Big Heart who supports our big Street Animal Rescue Shelter and Musical Education for Disadvantaged Kids projects, who wants to come and have some fun together with us at our Fest. “Tell my fans, old and new, tell future musicians, to come and join in on the great blues rock fun in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, Mexico”

Bio Summary

Joanna Connor is widely regarded as one of the most talented blues rock guitarists and vocalists in the music industry. She has been praised by fellow performers and fans alike for her incredible musicianship, stage presence, and unique style.

Performance Video: Please Make Sure You Go To About 2 Minutes In To See The Amazing Joanna Connor playing guitar.

Many musicians have expressed their admiration for Joanna Connor’s talents. For example, Joe Bonamassa, a well-known blues rock guitarist, has said that Connor is “a great player and a great singer” and that he is “a big fan.” Buddy Guy, a legendary blues musician, has also praised Connor, saying, “Joanna’s got it all. She can play, she can sing, and she can write.”

Fans of Joanna Connor are equally enthusiastic about her music. On social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram, fans frequently share videos of her performances and rave about her guitar playing and vocal abilities. Many describe her as a “hidden gem” and express their amazement that she is not more widely recognized in the music industry.

Overall, Joanna Connor is widely respected and admired for her talent and her contributions to the blues rock genre. Whether performing live or recording in the studio, she continues to impress audiences and fellow musicians with her incredible skills and musical vision.

“Music chose me. I vividly recall trying to sing Louis Armstrong’s ‘Hello Dolly’ in our Brooklyn apartment. It came on the radio often. I knew I was small, but when I researched what year this version was on the charts, I was floored by the realization that I was two years old!”

And so, Joanna Connor’s musical odyssey began. The soundtrack of her childhood in her adopted hometown of Worcester, Massachusetts was diverse and bounteous. The Blues was part of the lexicon. Joanna’s favorite record as a child was Taj Mahal’s “Take A Giant Step/ The Old Folks At Home”.

National and International accolades in the press and radio media resulted in a decade of world tours, a dozen recordings on Ruf Records, MC Records, and others, a documentary on Germany’s WDR Television, and a multitude of TV appearances and radio features.

Joanna and the band shared stages with Blues, Rock and Jazz greats, including Luther Allison, BB King, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Robben Ford, Danny Gatton, Robert Cray, Jimmy Page, ZZ Top, Joe Cocker, Etta James, and others.
With a current band of young virtuoso musicians, she dubbed the Wrecking Crew 23′, and fires were started worldwide on stages everywhere. Joanna reached out to one of her most beloved musicians, Mike Zito, and Gulf Coast Records In hopes that this tsunami of musical energy and passion could be unleashed on a record. Joanna Connor and The Wrecking Crew 23′ have found a musical home and place to launch their new record containing all original music. This highly anticipated album was released in the spring of 2023.


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Feature Article on Joanna from Guitar Player Magazine:

“I Was Going to Do It and No One Was Going to Stop Me”: Joanna Connor Talks Breaking into the Chicago Blues Scene

Feature Article on Joanna from Forbes Magazine

More Bio: from Spotify….click link for her music)

Since releasing the aptly titled Believe It! for Blind Pig in 1989, Chicago-based guitarist and singer/songwriter Joanna Connor has revealed herself as a virtuoso stylist in modern electric blues, R&B, and blues-rock. Her take-no-prisoners playing style joins fiery single-string runs to dazzling, rough-and-ready slide guitar pyrotechnics in an approach at once incendiary and deeply soulful. Connor is also an accomplished vocalist and songwriter. 1996’s Big Girl Blues drew accolades for its raw, house-rocking approach. Despite situating her blues approach firmly in the Chicago tradition, Connor is well-versed in the genre’s long history, amply revealed on 1998’s Slidetime. 2002’s Joanna Connor Band moved toward soulful blues-funk. After 2003’s Mercury Blues, she took a 12-year break from studio recording to raise children. In 2016 Connor returned with the globally acclaimed Six String Stories. The funky, horn-drenched soul blues of Rise followed in 2019. In early 2021 she issued the Joe Bonamassa-produced 4801 South Indiana Avenue.

Connor was born in Brooklyn, New York, but at age four her mother moved to Worcester, Massachusetts. She benefitted from her mother’s huge collection of blues and jazz recordings and was taken to see musicians like Taj MahalBonnie RaittRy Cooder, and Buddy Guy in concert. She got her first guitar at age seven and devoted herself to blues and roots rock. At 16, she began singing in Worcester-area bands and formed the Pino/Connor Band with guitarist Ken Pino; they performed at clubs and colleges across New England. In 1984, at age 22, she boarded a Greyhound bus with a one-way ticket to Chicago. She spent her first three weeks in the Windy City haunting clubs and sitting in wherever she could. She approached Lonnie Brooks one evening, and he referred her to his rhythm guitarist Dion Payton. He invited her up to play and she left quite an impression; she was asked to replace Payton after he left. After joining the combo of slide guitar great Johnny Littlejohn a bit later, Payton invited Connor to join his popular 43rd Street Blues Band. Payton, a big draw locally, showcased her talents in prime city clubs such as Kingston Mines, B.L.U.E.S., and the Checkerboard Lounge. Connor set the town’s hallowed blues bars on fire with her slashing lead guitar work, her passionate slide solos, and soul-drenched vocals. With Payton, Connor was regularly featured alongside Chicago legends including James CottonJunior WellsBuddy Guy, and A.C. Reed. She performed with Payton at the 1987 Chicago Blues Festival. Later that year, she was ready to put her own band together.

Her 1989 debut for the Blind Pig label, Believe It! got her out of Chicago clubs and into clubs and festivals around the U.S., Canada, and Europe. From the beginning, Connor proved herself a road warrior, touring on her own, in package revues, and as a hired gun with other artists. 1992’s Fight registered on the blues charts in several countries. 1993’s Living on the Road and Rock and Roll Gypsy (1995) were cross-licensed by Germany’s Ruf Records label; they cemented her reputation as a headliner and radio staple across the continent. 1996’s Big Girl Blues charted in Europe and established her as a formidable singer as well as a guitarist. 1998’s Slidetime showcased her love of R&B and early blues. Nothing But the Blues, was a live recording of a 1999 show in Germany that appeared to rave reviews on the German In-Akustik label in 2001.

After playing in Deborah Coleman‘s bands for I Can’t Lose and Where Blue Begins, Connor left Blind Pig and signed to small indie label M.C. Records in 2002. Her debut, The Joanna Connor Band, found Connor expanding her sound to reflect her many musical interests that included funk, jazz, and soul. She issued Mercury Blues in 2003, a collaborative covers outing with Europe’s Mercury Ensemble, a cross-disciplinary chamber orchestra. Among its most notable selections were readings of Blind Faith‘s Can’t Find My Way Home,” Jimi Hendrix‘s “Manic Depression,” Aretha Franklin‘s “I Never Loved a Man,” and the Beatles, “Within You, Without You.”

Connor played locally while raising her children. She issued the live Unplugged at Carterco with Lance Lewis and appeared with mentor Luther Allison & Friends on Pay It Forward. Other than the self-released Live 24 cut at a Kingston Mines gig (when off the road, she continued to perform there three nights a week), she remained close to home, playing locally and on the summer festival circuit. In 2014, a fan’s live video captured an incendiary portion of her performance at the North Atlantic Blues Festival; it went viral on YouTube. Based on its success, M.C. Records coaxed her back into the studio for 2016’s Six String Stories. The set contained sophisticated originals co-written with longtime bandmate Lance Lewis as well as covers of Jill Scott‘s “Golden” and Elmore James‘ “The Sky Is Crying.” Connor even ventured into soul-gospel with “Heaven,” featuring the Lewis Family on backing vocals.

With her daughter at Indiana University on a basketball scholarship and her son making his way as a musician in the world, Connor hit the road, playing in Asia, Europe, Canada, and the U.S. She returned to M.C. Records for 2019’s Rise. Showcasing a new band, she embraced the stylistic restlessness of Joanna Connor Band and Six String Stories in a program of funky jazz, hard rock, modern blues, and R&B, with a couple of acoustic tracks added for good measure. Among its highlights were “Bad Hand” with Mike Zito, an instrumental cover of Sly Stone’s If You Want Me to Stay,” and the swinging jump jazz of “Joanna in A.” In 2020, Connor signed to Joe Bonamassa‘s Keeping the Blues Alive (KTBA) label. With guitarists Bonamassa and Josh Smith co-producing, Connor entered the Ocean’s Way Studio in Nashville as part of a three-guitar front line with an all-star cast of players who also included keyboardist Reese Wynans and bassist Calvin Turner, and a horn section. The goal was to cut a personal homage to the school of Chicago blues that nurtured her. To that end, she titled the set 4801 South Indiana Avenue — the address of legendary blues club Theresa’s Lounge that existed from 1951 to 1987 on the City’s South Side and was home to the city’s founding blues fathers. The set was announced in January with the issue of the single and video “I Feel So Good.” The ten-song full-length was released in February of 2021. The album debuted at number one on the blues charts.

The Joanna Connor Story (Youtube Video)

She Said It, “The Best Show-The Best Value In Entertainment To Come To Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo This Year”…That’s The “I’m A Soulman” Show With Blues Brothers Music And A Whole Lot More Soul & R&B Music.

With Different Sets Of Music Each Night. 2 Great Nights. 2 Different Shows. Tickets Selling Fast. Get Ahead Of The Line For Your Seats and Table With Advance Tickets. Advance Tickets Here. That’s Friday, January 20 In Ixtapa at Villas Paraiso Hotel and Saturday, January 21 in Zihuatanejo at Madana Bar and Restaurant.

She Said It, Our Friend Sharon Who Saw Them 3 Years Ago When They Were Last In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo “The Best Show-The Best Value In Entertainment To Come To Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo This Year”…That’s The “I’m A Soulman” Show With Blues Brothers Music And A Whole Lot More Soul & R&B Music.

Our First Weekend Keeps Getting Better…Just Updated Our Schedule…Today We Announce Steely Band w Karen Melendez Coming To Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo January 19-21 Joining The Other Great International Performers

Our First Weekend Keeps Getting Better...Just Updated Our Schedule This Morning…Have You Checked Our Posts Over The Past Few Days For The Details…Today We Announce Steely Band w Karen Melendez Coming To Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo January 19-21 Joining The Other Great International Performers…We’re dialing it down for a great Navidad ahead, but we wanted to get this on your Christmas plate before we kick it back into high gear after Christmas.

Very Pleased To Announce That Morelia’s Steely Band w. Karen Melendez joins us for January 20 & 21 with great music of The Doors, CCR, AC-DC, Queen, and Much More. And Our Bonus Is That They Will Host Our Mexico’s Got Talent Showcase Open Mike Night On Thursday, January 19, 2023, With A Special Concert Style Performance When We Search For A Talented Local Performer Or Group To Join Us At The Two Weekend Festival. Plus We Introduce Our Headlining Acts From Canada That Night And Who Knows We May Be Able To Encourage Them To Give Us A Weekend Music Sample or Two?

Great Song From Steely Band here below with a Jim Morrison & The Doors cover. Love Me Two Times! And It’s Our Navidad Theme For 2022 & 2023.

The Power Of Love!

More Love, Big Love, Big Hearts…Fun In The Sun With International Bands And Performers With All Our Big Hearts Wide Open For The Causes We Support.

Feliz Navidad y Prospero Anno Everyone! Soon We Rock Again!

Mexico Tequila Brands Will Face Off To Decide The Best Tequila For Live Rock ‘n Blues Events January 20-22, 2023 In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico…All For The Great Local Causes Our Events Will Support…It’s A Tequila Face-Off Event Too!

Mexico Tequila Brands Will Face Off To Decide The Best Tequila For Live Rock ‘n Blues Events January 20-22, 2023 In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico…All For The Great Local Causes Our Events Will Support…It’s A Tequila Face-Off Event Too!

Announcing #Tequila Face Off January 20, 21 & 22…sampling and selecting the Best Tequila Sipping For #Rock ‘n #Blues ‘m Live Music Events. Difficult to decide of course.

All Tequila #Brands that support our Local Fundraising Event with Sampling Bottles And Auction Prizes will be prominently featured throughout the year on all our publicity materials.

Join us in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo January 20-22 At the Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Events And Get More Than Just Great Live Rock ‘n Blues. Mexico Tequila Brands All Invited To Participate In #Tequila Off 2023 For The Cause, January 20-22, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.

We Are Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Events And Fests After All. Always For Fun, Always For Great Causes. In Mexico!

Did You Say You Want Us To Add Sampling Of #Mexican #Wine #Mezcal and #Craft #Beer Too? Why Not? Let’s Get Rockin’ and Blues Rockin’ And Get The Tequila Face Off Started. Coming Soon! Where Will You Be?