The Big Reboot Of Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fest Mexico, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo January 26-29, 2023, Is Coming To Calgary on October 22 With Draws For 2023 Fest Passes & Merch & More. Tequila, Tacos and Cervezas too of course. What’s more synonymous with Mexico than Tequila, Tacos, and Cervezas?
Featuring Our 2023 Fest Headliner, Calgary’s Mike Clark (vocals, saxophone and guitar) and Friends With Great Music From 3-7 pm at Mikeys on 12 Ave. in Calgary. That’s The Place With What Many Call “Simply The Best” Tacos Outside Of Mexico. Perfecto!
For The Big Reboot/Relaunch Of Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fests…Fun In The Sun When It’s Cold Everywhere Else…Always For Great Causes. See Below For More On Our Causes. And Watch For More Bios In The Days And Weeks Ahead. We’re Excited About The Great Performers We’ve Got Coming And The Show Concepts We’re Presenting.
Mike Clark, Great Attitude, Big Heart, Ready To Help, Big Multi-Dimensional Talent With Saxophone (Every Fest Needs A Good One), Plus An Excellent Blues-Rock Vocalist And Guitar Player Too. And Talent Scout Too. He Turned Us On To The Great Under The Radar (So Far) Talent That Is Guitar Slinging Female Blues & Rock Vocalist Chris Ghidoni Who Will Join Us Too. The Namesake Mikey’s On Twelfth In Calgary, Alberta Canada, He Knows A Thing Or Two (And More) About Creating Great Jams And You Know We Love To Feature Jams And Collaborations At Our Fest. Especially on Sundays.
Say Hello To Mike Now And Then Please Come And Say Hello To Him Live Up Close And Personal January 21-29, 2023 In Mexico. Rock and Blues Explosions Fest January 26-29, 2023. Vegas Style Shows January 21 & 22 with Jersey Boys and The Soul Brothers-Blues Brothers Tribute. Plus Jazz & Jazz Rock Too The First Weekend.
From Mike’s Bio
“Mike Clark is one of Alberta’s preeminent Saxophone Players” – Holger Petersen, host of CBC Radio’s Saturday Night Blues
“World-class, Alberta-based songwriter, recording artist, and producer Mike Clark is a staple on the music scene in his home province and across Canada, as well as internationally as a horn section member of Tommy Castro’s Revue on the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruises.
While Mike is best known for his work as a saxophonist, he’s also an accomplished guitarist and singer who most often leads his own group, the Mike Clark Band. He’s also an in-demand sideman and studio session player. The busy musician owns his own club, Mikey’s on Twelfth in Calgary, a hot spot for music in the city.
Mike has released 5 full-length CDs, Saxman (2003), Clarkology (2004), Forever People (2017), Porch Sessions (2010), and his latest, Devil’s Playground (2020). All feature Mike’s original songs along with a few choice covers. All have received extensive airplay in Canada.
The Mike Clark Band has appeared at Calgary International Blues Festival, Regina and Saskatoon Midwinter Bluesfest’s, North Country Fair, Pembina Nights, Calgary’s Bluezha Paloozha Blues Circus, and at notable clubs such as Blues on Whyte, Buds on Broadway, the Blues Can, and of course his own popular club, Mikey’s on Twelfth (where they host their famous Saturday jam), among them.
Mike has received 4 nominations for the Maple Blues Horn Player of the Year, and was voted Sax Player of the Year for the Calgary Blues Music Association awards on two occasions. The Mike Clark Band was selected to represent southern Alberta at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, and Mike performed with the Tommy Castro & the Painkillers on the LRBC (2020, 2022).”
Mike with Tommy Castro and the Painkillers on LRBC in 2020
More On Our Causes:
In 2023 We Continue To Support Street Animal Rescue in Mexico And Have Taken On The Challenge Of Supporting For What We Call Street Kids Rescue-Helping Kids In Need, One By One, With Food, Shelter, Education, School Clothing, and Such. To Help Them Realize Their Full Potential.
We Have Also Committed To Raise Funds For A New “School Of Rock” Based Out Of Zihuatanejo’s Cultural Centre, and Working In The Region With Good Teachers And Equipment To Create Talented Future Rockers. So That Means Clinics At Every Fest And Event Too With Some Of Our World Class Talent.
Plus, Where We See An Opportunity If Possible We Want To Help Ukrainian War Refugees In Mexico. We’re Warred Out, To Turn A Phrase. Let’s Help If We Can Is Our Thinking.
Day 5 of Announcements For Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week, the Go Mexico-Go I-Z Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festival. January 21-29, 2023. Some of the Performers. Two of the Shows. By the way links to all previous announcements are at the end of this post.
Today it’s about some of the Music. More Music info manana. Still on our list to tell you about, and we’ll get to it soon: the Artisan’s & Artists Display & Market, the Taco-Tequila-Cerveza Food & Drink Wars (all for fun and satisfied taste buds of course, and the inaugural 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. More Rock ‘n Run and Beach Games in the future too. A Documentary is in the works, Of course, excellent pro-quality videos of every song performed at the Fest.
As well very important for all of our Volunteers who put their heart and soul and perspiration into the Event The Causes. Who, What we’re helping in 2023. Who the Performers are playing for? Who you are dancing for. Sharing the moments with friends and family. Buying 60-40 Tickets for. (our new and improved 50-50 draw)
Two Show Concepts Below But First Today We Tell You About Two Performers From Canada That Will Join Us. One is a lead guitar-slinging female vocalist from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada who we are proud to present to you as an Emerging Star. Chris Ghidoni. The second is a well-known name in the Calgary and Western Canada Blues Rock Scene. Mike Clark on lead vocals and saxophone. Big Hearts, Big Talent, we’re very pleased to present them to you.
We’ve been telling you about two Show concepts for months already. Both are good enough that you should consider making the trip from Canada and USA or elsewhere in Mexico for them.
For Blues & Blues-Rock Lovers: The 3 Kings Tribute Show: Spread Over 3 Days We Pay Tribute To The Music of Blues Legends, B.B. King, Albert King, and Freddie King with approximately 8 songs from each. Performed by the Chris Sanchez Blues Band of Morelia Mexico. Chris was born and schooled in blues guitar in Chicago, USA. With keys, harmonica, and a 3 piece horns section. And all performers at the Fest will be invited and most welcome to join in on additional jams or collaborations. Folks, the 3 Kings Tribute Show is Our Signature Blues Event For 2023. Worth the trip to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo alone, even if you don’t like great beaches and fun in the sun while it’s cold everywhere else.
For Rock Lovers: The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones Music Battle will delight everyone who loves to sing along and dance. Two bands who truly form a big part of The Music Of Our Lives. It will also be spread over three days of the Festival, it will be presented by our Mexico City supergroup. Joseph Leal, lead vocalist of The Folks will do The Beatles songs, Jagger (stage name) of the Stick Fingers band will do The Rolling Stones songs just like Jagger. Moves like him too. And they have a lot more music to provide us. Adrian Macotela is the lead vocalist and drummer for Desafasados of Mexico City. He will add Creedence vocals, Grand Funk, and many other classic rock songs. Torke Ross is on lead guitar, and he will add lead vocals on 3 Souls in Mind classic Spanish rock songs and on The Doors music and more. Carlos Rodriguez Chavez, like Torke, from 3 Souls In Mind, is on bass guitar.
More to come rock and blues lovers, and future names will be equally as good as all these very talented performers we introduced today. Stay tuned!
We announced 2 Big Vegas Style Shows each night for the opening weekend January 21 and 22, Day 1 Check It Out Here, We announced our Mexico’s Got Talent Showcase public concert at Zihuatanejo Centro on Thursday, January 26 on Day 2…Check It Out Here. On Day 3…Check It Out Here, We Announced Our Venues For Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week for January 21-29, 2023. On Day 4 We Announced Jazz and Jazz Rock For The Opening Weekend. A Separate Show. Check It Out Here.