More of the same for Marketing because they work…of course new ones coming down the road…preparing for 2024

We at the Paraiso Society, our ad hoc organizing group, are preparing for 2024 and our marketing campaigns after our Kick Off Announcements. It’s easy when your two best marketing messages for “Why Should I Join You” continue to be the same year after year. You just have to change the dates.

This is Paraiso, Paradise…when it’s cold everywhere else. Hidden maybe, but ready for full discovery. And we bring the Fun, the Rockin’ to Paradise. “Join the Paradise Club” and “You in Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise”.

Plus we do have the Best Beaches, many, many in the region. Soft sand, long stretches of open sand, even a few very dog friendly. “Come For The Music, Stay For The Beach” has been with us since we started in 2918

And here they are. See you in Paradise. We’ll bring the Rockin ‘n a Bluesin. With our Big Hearted Big Stage Experienced Performers of course.

See You January 18-28, 2024. Watch for announcements about our 2024 Fest and Events starting July 6, 2023. Finished 2023 with five “one amazing night” 5+ hour shows. Most were sold out. Now aiming to make 2024 even better. We are!

This Is New

So Are These:

Let’s Start Talking 2024…It Really Is Only 8 Months Until Our Next Fest…And We’re Planning To Announce Our Fest Performers in Early July.

Note: Added a 7th Page on May 16, 2023 and More on June 2, 2023

We’ve Begun The Process Of Counting Everyone Down To Early July When We Announce The First Wave Of Festival Performers for 2024. July 6, 2023, To Be Exact.

Our Way Of Getting To July 2023, Is To Develop A Presentation Deck That Tells Everyone: Past Fans, Future Fans, Sponsors, Business Partners, Advertisers, And Everyone Interested What Our Vision And Plans Are For Years 2024-2026. Our Manifesto For Fun In Paradise.

We Plan To Release Pages From The Deck Over The Next 2 Months Until We Get To The Biggest Question All Fans And Supporters Have…Who Is Going To Rock And Blues-Rock Me In 2024 In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and Region? That’s Mexico Baby!

So Let’s Get Started. Here are Some Details We Hope You Love Them. Of Course, We Are Open To All Suggestions and Comments. This Is What Is Called A “Living” Presentation Deck About Our 2024-2026 Vision And Detailed Plans. We Will Keep Modifying It As We Move Forward.

You’ll See More Many More Soon. We’d Love To Hear What You Think.

January 18-28, 2024 Will Be Here Before You Can Say “Wanna Wang Dang Doodle All Night Long” or “Old Time Rock ‘n Roll Gonna Soothe Your Soul”…It Will…Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico Baby!

January 18-28, 2024 Will Be Here Before You Can Say “Wanna Wang Dang Doodle All Night Long” or “Old Time Rock ‘n Roll Gonna Soothe Your Soul”…It Will…Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico Baby! We Ended On A High Note In 2023. Four Amazing NIghts And One Amazing Afternoon…In The “One Amazing Night” Series of Fest Events.

We’ll Start Now With An Ongoing Info Series That Will Get You Ready To Rock ‘n Blues Rock And Create Magical Amazing Nights Again in 2024.

New Merch Styles Coming 2024 And Shirts Like “I Came To Dance” And “Where’s The Tequila” That Were Very Popular In 2023 Will Return.

Not Done Yet For 2023…It’s The Big Reveal And Weekend Dance Parties…We Start Telling You About 2024

A little belated Birthday fun for our director Bob (with his adult daughter in from Calgary for the weekend), a great big Playlist of Old Time Rock ‘n Roll (50s, 60s, 70s, 80s & even some 90s), Dancing and Singing Along of course, Los Reales local Zihua youth guitar group live Saturday night, a Banda band for Sunday, and we start telling you about 2024, with some free tickets to be won and more for those joining in on the fun. Did we forget to say: Tequila/Mezcal Sampling As Always?

Join Us! 2023 Was Great…4 Amazing Nights, 1 Amazing Afternoon…We AreAnd Your Friends Excited For 2024

A Life Without Rock ‘n Blues Music Is Like A Life Without Summers

Mexican Beach Wisdom…our adaptation of that Swedish Proverb from yesterday. πŸ˜ƒ It’s very true. Es verdad amigos y amigas.πŸ‘

The Big Reveal 2024…We Start To Help To Get Excited About January 18-21 And Our 2024 Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fest & Events

The Big Reveal 2024…We Start To Help To Get Excited About January 18-21 And Our 2024 Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fest & Events. Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise 2024 Version Coming Up Soon.

Two, not one, TWO, let’s have some rockin’ fun, dancing encouraged, events coming up where we start to tell you our plans for 2024…how we will make it even better than sold out 2023, when we had 4 “One Amazing Nights” and 1 “One Amazing Afternoon”. And We Will. You’ll Believe It When You Hear Our Plans.

Join us April 22 after 7:30 pm at Madana Bar and Restaurant in Zihuatanejo for Los Reales, a Zihua youth guitar group, for our 450 song, all danceable we promise, “Old Time Rock ‘n Roll Playlist (50’s, 60’s,70’s, 80’s even some 90’s). And a belated birthday celebration for Bob, Tequila Rock ‘n Blues volunteer chair, mandated by his visiting daughter. If it has been your birthday in 2023, and love to rock, bring your friends to get in on the Feliz Cumpleanos celebrations.

Madana Bar and Restaurant
Los Reales Youth Guitars Zihuatanejo

And or join us April 23 after 1:30 pm at Coco Ixtapa Beach Club at Playa Linda, beachside/oceanside when we plan to bring in the best Banda band we’ve heard for a long time, plus keep the Old Time Rock ‘n Roll Playlist working for us.

And Of Course, The Big Reveal Begins. You Hear It First…You Get To Book Your Front Row Or Wherever Your Want Seats First. Formal Announcements Start in Early July.

See You April 22 & 23, 2023. See You January 18-21, 2024! We Are The Rock ‘n Blues Fest & Events For Fun Lovers & Dancin’ Fools.

Yes I Want To Go-Hold My Table!

Getting Started For Our 2024 Event And We Want To Present A Great Lineup To You By MidYear

Who Do You Love? Who Do You Want To See Come Back Here?
Like It Says. Call For Big-Hearted Performers Who Can Rock A Crowd. In Mexico, In The Warmth, Near The Ocean, For The Fun, For The Worthy Causes. January 18-21, 2024 For Opening Weekend.

2024 Coming Soon

We Want To Do Some Special Fundraising For 2024-Full Live Recordings Of All 2024 Performances For A Special Live At Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Mexico And Video Footage For A DVD Plus Some Special Stage And Sound Equipment To Save On Future Costs…But First We Want You To Know Some Of The Key Performers You’ll See on Stage in 2024 Before That Starts. Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Events & Fests 2024 Will Be Back Even Better Than Our Great Year In 2023. The Big Relaunch.

So We’re Moving Our Deadlines Ahead. For Putting Our Lineup Of Performers Together.

Before July 1, 2023. We’ll Be Talking With Performers In The Next Few Months And Then You’ll Hear From Us Soon.

Also To Tell You Just To Say We’re Working On Plans To Bring All Or Most Of Our Performers In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo 2024 To A Second Fest Location In Mexico, Most Likely After Ixtapa-Zihua Kicks Off The Mexico Rockin. Something Performers Have Asked For In The Past. We’ll Let You Know. However, Ixtapa-Zihua Fest Dates Are Firm.

For Those Of You Who Weren’t With Us Live…A Rockin’ And A Bluesin’…Here Are Some Great Performances From The 2023 Event Over Two Weekends…We Welcome You To Join Us Live In January 2024

For Those Of You Who Weren’t With Us Live…A Rockin’ And A Bluesin’…Here Are Some Great Performances From The 2023 Event Over Two Weekends…We Welcome You To Join Us Live In January 2024. January 18-21, 2024 For Our Opening Weekend. Please Leave Us Your Email Address On Our Messaging App To Get In On All Announcements And Special Ticket Promos For 2024

Here Is The Festival Closing Jam, January 28, 2023, Hoochie Coochie Man, Originally by Muddy Waters

Charlie Jacobson of Red Deer Alberta, Canada and The Picante Band, January 27 with Chuck Berry’s Rock ‘n Roll Music. Kristel Rodriguez on bass guitar and America Hernandez on drums, both of Morelia, MX.

The Oralia Band, from Morelia, Mexico, With Victoria Ruzzek on Lead Vocals, January 21 Afternoon, Zihuatanejo

The Soul Brothers-Real Brothers Show, Geoff and Chris Dahl, of London Ontario Canada, take over the Fest Night, Saturday, January 21 in Zihuatanejo, MX

Chris Sanchez Blues Band of Morelia, Mexico with Albert King’s Born Under A Bad Sign

Trebor Villa, of Morelia, Mexico, and the music of the Early Bob Dylan. Like A Rolling Stone.

Charlie Jacobson of Red Deer Alberta Canada and The Picante Band, Kristell Rodriguez and America Hernandez of Morelia Mexico with our theme song for the Chuck Berry tribute on our second weekend in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.
Torke Ross of Mexico City, Mexico performs Free Bird, the Lynyrd Skynyrd cover, on our second weekend at Zihuatanejo’s Madana Bar and Restaurant Rock Room

Enjoy! See You Next Year! Great Fun, Live Uptempo Rockin’ ‘n Bluesin’ Music Coming Up January 18-21, 2024, Our Opening Weekend. Where Will You Be? Watch For LIneup Announcements Starting July, 2023.

What Folks Are Saying About 2023…and For All Who Missed It Live Please Enjoy The Final Closing Jam, The Final Music For 2023…Our Free Blues Rock Live Hug For You

What folks are saying about 2023

“We had such a good time on Friday night at Madana- it was great music and good fun. Kevin was hoping to buy a festival t-shirt there but there were no size large. Will we be able to get a size large somehow? Gracias and have a great day.”

Pat and Kevin O’Shea

Got ideas for us about 2024 and how we can make it better for everyone and bring even more people out, please send us an email to “” We do read all comments and see how we might incorporate them. Just say Hi, so we have your email address and you can hear about our Events and Promos first. Thank you all for your Big Hearts. Just under 10,000 pesos (9950) raised through 50-50 Draws and Tequila Bottle Raffles will be directly donated to our local causes by the end of March we expect. Fest accounting continues but we’ll tell you more soon.

See You Next Year!

And now enjoy some more music from Saturday. Chris Sanchez Blues Band from Morelia, Mexico with the Horns added, performing The 3 Kings of Blues Tribute Show. And then below, the final Jam, the final Music from Ixtapa Saturday night for our great 4 “One Amazing Night” and “One Amazing Afternoon” Shows of 2023. Hoochie Coochie Man by Muddy Waters, with Torke Ross of Mexico City and Chris Sanchez on vocals and guitars, Eduardo Escobar on bass guitar, and The Morelia Horns backing them up.

Charlie Jacobson of Red Deer, Alberta Canada presents the Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry Show Tonight In Ixtapa With Many More Performers For 5 Hours Of Live Rock ‘n Blues As Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fest Has A Successful Reboot For 2023

Charlie Jacobson of Red Deer, Alberta Canada presents the Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry Show Again Tonight In Ixtapa at Villas Paraiso Hotel and Restaurant, Our Rock ‘n Blues Bar At Night. With Many More Performers For 5 Hours Of Live Rock ‘n Blues As Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fest Has A Successful Reboot For 2023. It all starts just after 6:00 pm with Trebor Villa of Morelia, Mexico presenting his eerily similar early Bob Dylan set.

5 Hours of Great Live Rock ‘n Blues Begins Again Tonight As Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fest Returns For The Second Weekend

We Keep Updating Our Schedule Of Performances.

5 Hours Of Great Live Rock ‘n Blues Fest Format Ahead Tonight in Zihuatanejo at Madana Bar and Restaurant. The Same for Ixtapa at Villa Paraiso Hotel and Restaurant for Saturday Night. We Begin At 6:00 PM With The Music Of The Early Bob Dylan And The Beatles. It’s Can’t-Miss For Some Of The Best Musio Of Our Lives.

Stevie Ray Vaughan’s music is added for later in the Evening after high energy uptempo Charlie Jacobson and The Oralia Band Sets. Blues Brothers style. Same for Zeppelin And AC-DC Music after Stevie Ray Vaughan music by Torke Ross.

Will You Be In The House A Rockin’ And A Bluesin’?

Who will be Etta James to Charlie Jacobson’s Chuck Berry this weekend…His New Show…Come To Dance…Wear The Shirt…But “It’s Got To Be Rock And Music If You Want To Dance With Me”

Who will be Etta James to Charlie Jacobson’s Chuck Berry this weekend…His New Show…Come To Dance…Wear The Shirt…But “It’s Got To Be Rock And Music If You Want To Dance With Me”

Here’s Brenda of Brenda’s Bar in Zihuatanejo wearing The Shirt proudly. Brenda is a sponsor of our Tequila-Mezcal Sampling. We love Brenda! Everyone loves Brenda’s Bar!

Where Will You Be This Weekend When Rock ‘n Blues Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Fest Style Comes Back To Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo…That’s Mexico?

Advance Tickets 24/7 at Festival Tickets on this site, or from a Fest. Rep, Wednesday, January 25 Noon to 1:00 pm at Villas Paraiso Hotel Restaurant Ixtapa or Wednesday 5:30 PM to 7:00 pm at Madana Bar and Restaurant in Zihuatanejo. Plus from Owners Ricardo Gomez Jr at Villas Paraiso or Victor Manjerrez at Madana after Wednesday. Advance Price: 375 Pesos, At The Door: 400 Pesos.

Announcing January 27 & 28 Live Rock ‘n Blues By International Performers In Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo Mexico…the final Lineup & Schedule

Announcing January 27 & 28 Live Rock ‘n Blues By International Performers In Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo Mexico…the final Lineup & Schedule…well almost. Ticketing info for two more “One Amazing Night” shows by Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fests & Events at the bottom

(There are always some last-minute adjustments and cancellations in this business for all kinds of reasons. We apologize sincerely if you were only coming for one performer or one band, and he or she or they canceled out. We assure you that when we began advertising and communications, we had written commitments from everyone we promoted and advertised.)

Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fests Returns January 27 in Zihuatanejo, Mexico at the Madana Bar and Restaurant Back Rock Room (@madanabar) and January 28 in Ixtapa, Mexico at Villas Paraiso Hotel (and magically transformed to Rock ‘n Blues Bar by Night)

We’ve Got Rock ‘n Blues Performances By:

Charley Sanchez (Charly Blues) from Morelia, Mexico: Harmonica Evening Opener

Isidoro Negrete Reynoso, from Mexico City: Harmonica Evening Opener

Victor Sock, Morelia, Keyboards & Vocals Evening Opener

Joseph Leal, Mexico City, Keyboards & Vocals Evening Opener

Torke Ross, Mexico City, Guitar, and Vocals, Evening Opener

Karen Melendez, Morelia, and her Stairway To Heaven Set doing Led Zeppelin Music. (###Folks please don’t miss Karen. We just discovered her on our January 20 & 21 Shows and we asked her to stay with us for this weekend. Very impressive vocals. We call her our Roberta Plant)

Trebor Villa, Morelia, lead guitarist of The Oralia Band will perform a Jimi Hendrix blues rock medley. We’re getting ready for a full Jimi Hendrix Tribute in 2024. Trebor is the guy that played lead guitar with the pick in his mouth for a minute or two to close Saturday night at Madana. Our mouths were open. What a great up-and-coming all-around blues-rock talent!

Chris Ghidoni of Brandon, Manitoba Canada. Her first time on our stages. Blues-Rock & Classic Rock, Powerful Vocals & Lead Guitar. See Her In Video Performance Here On Our Website. Don’t miss this up-and-coming star. (More Performers Below The Photo Gallery)

Blues and Blues Rock In Homage: The Chris Sanchez Blues Band and added Horns Section from Morelia, Mexico: The Music of BB King, Albert King, and Freddie King, The 3 Kings of Blues. The Thrill (Of Great Live Music) Is Not Gone! Adapting the title of B.B. King’s most famous song: The Thrill is Gone!

Rock & Rockabilly: Charlie Jacobson from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, and his Picante Band (ok, we just made that up) Kristel Rodriguez on bass, and America Hernandez on drums with his new show, “Johnny B. Goode”…The Rock and Roll Music of Chuck Berry. Maybe some Early Elvis will be added too?

Beatles Music: Pain Train Band with Joseph Leal (lead vocalist, keyboards of The Folks, a very popular Beatles Tribute band) from Mexico City, with their Beatles versus CCR Challenge Show. Torke Ross on lead guitar and vocals. With Isidoro Negrete Reynoso on harmonica for selected songs.

For All Your Dancing Pleasures: Plus We’ve Also Decided To Hold Over A Proven Group From The First Weekend. The Very Impressive Show Band, Oralia Band from Morelia, Mexico with great uptempo R&B, Soul, Blues & Rock, and powerful vocals. We have asked them to perform their “Blues Brothers Medley” in each set, in honor of our dear departed Brothers in Blues & Rock, Geoff and Chris Dahl, who were only able to be with us on the first weekend. Sweet Home Chicago, Gimme Some Lovin’ Wang Dang Doodle, Think, Boom, Boom and other songs such as that from The Blues Brothers tribute show and the very popular 1980 movie.

Too Much Music For One Night. Too Much Fun, Too Much Dancing? Well Of Course We Know That’s Not Possible. We’ll Make It Work And You’ll Be The Beneficiaries.

Advance Tickets Guarantee You A Seat And Table. Buy Online Here: Festival Tickets Or In Person Wednesday at Noon until 1:00 pm at Villas Paraiso Hotel In Ixtapa, or Wednesday at 5:30 pm at Madana Bar & Restaurant in Zihuatanejo. Put Your Tickets On Hold Now If You Prefer In Person. Send Us A Message. Pick up by Wednesday To Keep Your Seat. Thank You For Your Great Support Over Our First Weekend! Folks Do Want To Rock! We Confirmed That Again. We Are In Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise For Sure!

A Sampling Of The Great Live Music From Friday Night January 20 2023 In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico…One Amazing Night…Another Great Day And Night Today

Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fest returns to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo after a Covid pandemic forced absence. And it was an explosive amazing night to mark our return.

Here’s a fan shot video sample from the fabulous I’m A SoulMan Blues Brothers Tribute Show by Geoff and Chris Dahl of London, Ontario Canada. And below that is another fan shot video sample. Ixtapa, January 20 at Villas Paraiso Rock and Blues Bar (At Night) Restaurant by Day. Here’s Charlie Jacobson from Red Deer Alberta Canada. With Kristel Rodriguez on bass guitar and America Hernandez on drums. Both from Morelia, Mexico.

The Boys Are Back In Town And They Are On A Mission Of Fun, Frolic And Good Times For All

The Boys Are Back In Town. They’re On A Mission Of Fun Frolic And Great Times For All While We Help The Street Animals And Kids And Musical Education. And Here They Are.
These Guys Are Good, Really Good! Where Will You Be?
Friday Jan. 20 at Ixtapa 6:00 pm. Still Tickets Available or 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm Friday at Villas Paraiso for Advance Tickets. At The Door 400 Pesos.
Saturday Afternoon 1:00 pm start at Madana Bar & Restaurant Zihuatanejo (Madana) The Big Saturday Afternoon “It’s 5’O Clock Somewhere” Near The Beach Party Event link:
Madana Bar Zihua 6:00 pm Live (Sold Out-Standing Room And Reserved Seating In Front Section Of Restaurant With All Other Guest Privileges Available)
From The Video Description:
Jake and Elwood in Ixtapa, Mexico January 19 Telling You They On A Mission Of Fun, Frolic And Help For The Street Animals And Kids With Music And More Starting January 20 At Villas Paraiso Hotel
That’s Villa Paraiso Hotel Friday at 6:00 pm, That’s Madana Bar and Restaurant in Zihuatanejo at 1:00 pm start for the Saturday afternoon “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Near The Beach Show that we added after the 6:00 pm Show at Madana Bar Sold Out Of Seats And Tables In The Main Blues & Rock Room At Madana Bar & Restaurant. (Standing Room and Seating In The Front Section Of Madana At Reserved Tables Are Still Available)

Wow, More Fun, More Great Music, Even More Tequila Just Added To Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions First Weekend In Ixtapa & Zihuatenjo Mexico

Buy Saturday Afternoon Tix At A Special Online Advance Price Here:

Wow! The Hits Just Keep On Coming As The DJ’s Used To Say.

Sold Out Saturday Night At Madana Creates Big Opportunities For Fun! Ladies Did You Hear Us Say Prizes For Best Sun Hat Sunglasses Combo?
Madana Bar in Zihua and Victor the friendly owner-manager have declared Saturday afternoon to be 2 for 1 Margaritaville Day or Coldest Beer in Zihua Day or It’s 5’O Clock Somewhere Day or Best Day (And Night) Ever…That’s January 21, friends!
See Oralia with Victoria Ruzzek on lead vocals and see Steely Band with Karen Melendez on lead vocals, both from Morelia, Mexico Saturday afternoon in our Special Just Added Show. Classic Rock, Blues, R&B And Soul Music from some of Mexico’s best stage performers.
Plus lets throw in three Canadians for you Eh: Never throw-ins…these are headliners everywhere they go. It’s Double-Double Day. For All You Who Know What A Hoser Is! And Everyone Else!
The famous I’m A Soul Man Blues Brother Tribute by Geoff and Chris Dahl…(those of us who have seen them in the past don’t hesitate to call it the best rockin’ entertainment-best value we’ll see in Ixtapa-Zihua this year) and Charlie “Mr Heartbreak Hotel” Jacobson with his Early Elvis Era Music Show and much more of his great rock ‘n blues music.
It’s Saturday Afternoon Beach Party at Madana Bar and Restaurant in Zihuatanejo. The It’s 5’OClock Somewhere Event Starts AT 1:00 pm in the Afternoon Sun. Isn’t that what we came here for? Bring Your Sunscreen, Sun Hats, Sun Glasses, Cut off Shirts, hey, bring your Bikinis…why not the ocean is just steps away.
Don’t Miss The Big Fun Party Saturday Afternoon.
Yes Tequila-Mezcal Sampling of course! More Than The Evening We Promise.πŸ˜ƒ
Special Saturday Afternoon It’s 5 O Clock Somewhere Price Of 300 pesos for tickets purchased or booked in advance, for a big afternoon of Fun with family and old and new friends. 350p at the door.

Please Share This Link And Put Your Saturday Afternoon Fun Group Together:

Let Yourself Go!…Join Your Friends And Neighbors Who Are Selling Out The Venues For The Return Of Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fests

Folks, yes it is true, your friends and neighbors are getting it. Two Nights Of Great Performance And Different Music Each Night. The Best Two Nights Of Entertainment In Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise You’ll Have For A Long Time. Well, Until January 27 & 28 and 2024!

For Those About To Rock We Salute You: (1 minute AC-DC live clip we love)

Ticket sales are brisk, we feel blessed that rock and blues lovers are getting it…the quality of the Shows coming up soon, and we are working on plans to get our Zihua friends over to Ixtapa on January 20 where we have a much larger venue. Plus we are looking at plans on how we can expand capacity in Zihuatanejo. And of course, we’d still love for you to attend both nights, because you’ll have “Double The Pleasure”. We promise!

The Performers

January 20 & 21 Fest Video

Ticket Sales continue today and Monday online at and Live in Person from the Venues’ Management. As well Fest Organizers will be available for purchases and or questions from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at Villas Paraiso Hotel in Ixtapa on Monday, January 16, and at Madana Bar and Restaurant in Zihuatanejo from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

Our Harmonica Master from Mexico City is also an excellent blues vocalist and guitar player…Isidoro Negrete Reynoso is dedicated to keeping blues music alive in Mexico

We’ve told you in the past few days about the great vocal talent coming to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo for January 27 & 28 for the Blues & Rock Festival. We’ve already featured Chris Ghidoni, Joseph Leal, and Torke Ross.

Today we’re very pleased to feature, Isidoro Negrete Reynoso, a man whose lifetime of performances has been dedicated to presenting the Blues. Through vocals, harmonica, and guitar. His Mexico City-based band is called The Blues Machine…La Maquina del Blues. Through his weekly internet radio program presenting the lives and music of great blues performers, past and present.

And very much a Big Heart. His wife Susanna and him operate a small animal rescue shelter and take in many homeless street dogs and street cats in Mexico City and give them the best in medical treatment and food.

Here’s a great 1-minute video clip of Isidoro on lead vocals. From a 2020 Concert in Mexico City. Follow the link. By the way that’s Torke Ross, who is coming here as well, on guitar to the left, sitting in at that performance for the band’s regular lead guitar player.

And here’s Isidoro with a great-sounding harmonica solo from a Mexico City concert in 2018 that we caught live on video.

Advance Tickets For the January 27 & 28 Weekend With Guaranteed Seating And Tables Are On Sale Online At Our Festival Tickets Page Here On This Site, And In Person At The Venues In Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo.

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is the full song list, 16 songs:


Every day I have the Blues

Sweet sixteen

Rock me baby


The Thrill is gone

Paying the cost to be the boss


Born under a bad sign

Don’t burn down the bridge

As the years go passing by

I’ll play the Blues for you

I’m ready

Kansas City

I’ll be doggone


I’m tore down

She’s a burglar

Pack it up

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