We’re Just Days Away From Tequila Blues Explosion Fest II Ixtapa, Mexico


Please like our Facebook page to ensure you have all the latest information or bookmark this site.  Afternoon Pool Parties, Meet and Greets and Live Music at Villas Paraiso in Ixtapa, our Host Hotel, starting at 3:00 pm.  Evening Concerts, 4.5 to 5 hours of live music, will be at Ixtapa Event Centre in Plaza IxPamar, starting at 6:00 pm, 5:30 pm on Thursday Jan. 10. The detailed schedule for download will be published in late December.

Our Second Mexico’s Got Talent Showcase Was A Wow!

Check out the photos and videos from November 17. Our Second “Mexico’s Got Talent Showcase” Was A Another Wow! Wow they were so good! Wow, this is definitely worth doing!
It’s a perfect fit for the Tequila Blues Explosion Festival International here in Ixtapa, Mexico. Encouraging the talent development and musical growth of local performers by featuring them on bigger stages and giving them access to the professional seasoned musicians and performers that appear at Tequila Blues Fest.

Tequila Blues Fest Brings You Mexico’s Got Talent Showcase This Saturday November 17

Tequila Blues Fest Brings You Mexico’s Got Talent Showcase this Saturday November 17, 2018 at Frank’s Restaurant in Ixtapa starting at  7:00 pm.  Feature performers are the 9 piece Sante band with a “Santana vibe”, ages 9-16. Our aim is to encourage the development of music among youth and developing musicians in the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo region.  It’s free.  See you at Frank’s

Follow all our events here on our websites, or our Facebook pages: Tequila Blues Explosion Fest, Concerts for a Cause and Ixtapa Event Center and our Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Events Calendar


Mexico Does Have Talent-Support The Emerging Talent Nov. 16 &17 in Ixtapa

Mexico’s Got Talent Showcase is a Tequila Blues Explosion Festival Int. project.

We recommend Villas Paraiso

We at Tequila Blues Explosion Festival and Concerts For A Cause enjoy a great relationship with the Gomez family at Villas Paraiso and are pleased to recommend them.

Tequila Blues Concert Performer Photos

from January 6, 2018 at the Ixtapa Event Centre, beside Frank’s Restaurant in Ixtapa, MX

Excellent performances from everyone.  What a day!

Great photos by local professional photographer, and Tequila Fest Volunteer: Abigail Lovett

Link To Her Tequila Blues Fest  Facebook Album

We’ve Got Folks Excited About Mexico & The Tequila Blues Explosion Festival

We’re just sharing a recent testimonial we posted over at our Tequila Blues Explosion facebook group.

It’s happening in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.  Check our facebook page.  More events too in December & January.

“We are so excited to see all of the great artists playing in the beautiful setting of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo We have followed David Gogo for many years. Even had him play at our private birthday parties. He is an extraordinary guitar player with smooth fast shredding licks! Gets you on your feet dancing. So many great musicians at one great venue! Can hardly wait to hear all the great tunes. Coming from Vancouver Island Canada to see all this great talent.”

Received this great note in our inbox recently, from Mel & Barb, from beautiful Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada after they purchased front row tickets to the Tequila Blues Explosion Festival Saturday, January 6 concert and it’s definitely worth sharing.

Do you want to party with Mel and Barb too?  The talent on stage will be amazing.  This is a promise we the organizers have no hesitation in making to you.

Ten reasons to Gogo to Ixtapa Mexico for January 6, and only 3 start with B. Always Sunny (almost always), Unlimited Sand, Amazing Sunsets, Warm Nights, Parties Never Have To End, Tequila, Beaches (never-ending…many) Beer (very cold), Bikinis, and The Blues & Blues Rock Explosion Fest. Did I Forget BBQ, Blues & Blues Rock Mexican Style, and Friendly People Everywhere?

Here’s the advance ticket purchase link: https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/

Tequila Blues Explosion Festival Advance Tickets Now For Sale

Please Go Here To Purchase Festival Concert Tickets In Advance.

Advance Sales For Reserved Seating & General Admission Are Now On Sale.  Please Buy Now And  Get The Seats You Want And At The Same Time Support The Festival Now To Allow Us To Expand Our Budget And Bring In Additional Performers & Provide The Best Possible Experience For Our Patrons.

Tickets Prices At The Door Or Day Off Event Will Be At Least 20% Higher.

Please Note:  We use PayPal as our payment processor.  Your purchase show “RempelGroup-Tequila Blues”  You do not need to have an account at PayPal to complete the payment. We absorb the Paypal fees. There are no additional charges to your credit card or account.

After you have purchased a ticket for your event you will automatically receive an email containing a QR code – this is your eTicket. You can print out this email (preferred) or bring it along to the event in your mobile phone where it can be scanned by us.  We will have information on each advance ticket purchaser at the event.  Please bring some identification as well.  Thank you.

Announcing The Tequila Blues Explosion Festival Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico


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

Email: bobrempel@gmail.com & tequilabluesfest@gmail.com

URL: http://bluesfest.bestformexico.com & https://www.facebook.com/ixtapabluesfest/

Performer Previews-Youtube Channel Link:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChtj8gGbHYwIv_lOTK2jmHQ

(This Release Also Available In Spanish-See Below)

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

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

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

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

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

The full list of headliners and performers includes:  

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

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

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

Cheryl Lescom who sings the blues, r&b, and soul with a powerful voice in the style of Etta James and Janis Joplin, http://www.cheryllescom.com

Alec Fraser Jr. a multi instrument performer and music producer who was the former bass player and singer in Jeff Healey’s Band, one of Canada’s best ever blues guitarists and performers,  https://www.facebook.com/alec.fraser.9, & http://www.biggiolarecords.com/alec-fraser/  and

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

International performers will bring their versions of culturally influenced Mexican blues music to the Blues & Blues Rock Stage.  Currently scheduled to perform are the J.C. Cortes Blues Machine from Morelia, Mexico, who have just recently released a new album  (https://itunes.apple.com/mx/album/blues-machine/id1278368750)  and the well known Emiliano Juarez & Alfonso Robledo Blues Band (https://youtu.be/KjYFr0CHBrA) from Mexico City, who also perform as Los Mind Lagunas.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Co-chairpersons are:  

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

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

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

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

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


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



Contacto: Bob Rempel, Copresidente

Dirección: Ixtapa, Mexico

Teléfono: +52 755 101 5989

Correo electrónico: bobrempel@gmail.com &


URL: http://bluesfest.bestformexico.com & https://www.facebook.com/ixtapabluesfest/

Reproductor de previews-Youtube Enlace de canal: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChtj8gGbHYwIv_lOTK2jmHQ

(Este lanzamiento está disponible en inglés y español)

Advertencia Temprana: Habrá Una Explosión Anual De Blues En México

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

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

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

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

La lista completa de headliners e intérpretes incluye:

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

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

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

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

Alec Fraser Jr. es un intérprete de varios instrumentos y productor de música que fue el ex bajista y cantante de Jeff Healey’s Band, uno de los mejores guitarristas y intérpretes de blues de Canadá, https://www.facebook.com/alec.fraser.9, & http://www.biggiolarecords.com/alec-fraser/ y

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

Intérpretes internacionales traerán sus versiones de música blues mexicana influenciada culturalmente al Blues & Blues Rock Stage. Actualmente están programadas para realizar la máquina JC Cortes Blues de Morelia, México, que acaba de lanzar un nuevo álbum (https://itunes.apple.com/mx/album/blues-machine/id1278368750) y el conocido Emiliano Juarez & Alfonso Robledo Blues Band (https://youtu.be/KjYFr0CHBrA) de la Ciudad de México, que también realizan como Los Mind Lagunas.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Los copresidentes son:

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

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

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

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

blues, es un socio importante en el proyecto Tequila Blues Explosion. (http://www.bluessouth.com)

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

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