Your Vote Counts. See Below. Sharing some great music we love. We’ll continue through June with more posts like this as we talk to possible Headliners for Go Mexico for the Cause in January. Most of it is newly recorded, or newly remastered. Who do you love? Who would you love to see live on our Stage in Mexico? We have about 20 performers on our not so Short List, and we’d love to hear what you think about each.
Did You Miss Volume 1 Of Our New Music/Great Performers Fan Survey From Last Week. Check It Out Here (Link To Volume 1) And Continue To Vote For All Your Favorites. Last week, this week, and more to come as well.
Jimmie Vaughan Live From Paste Studio, New Single.
Quinn Sullivan, How Many Tears
Too Slim & The Tail Draggers-Time Has Come Today
Vanessa Collier-When Love Comes To Town (Saxophone at about 4:40)
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo & Puerto Vallarta Fest Events postponed.
With new concerns about the health of our Fans and Performers alike, and the necessary protocols needed to be put in place for a live event of this type, at this time, we have decided to postpone until a later, safer time. When we can have maximum fun much more worry-free. Thank you for your understanding.
Please Note: All of you who purchased reserved seating for the event will have immediate refunds issued.
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A bevy of attractive Posters, well that’s our opinion, (smiles) from us in the last few days and a “He’s Coming Back” video featuring Gil Gaidola of Hamilton Ontario Canada, lead vocals/lead guitar of one of Canada’s top Creedence/Fogerty Tribute Groups(below photos). Perfect for sharing and your social media. Both weekends perfect for Family and Friends Festing and Partying. Need more information? Of course! Message us here on the Chat, send an Email to email@example.com, F.B. Messenger at https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests or Whatsapp: +52 755 101 5989
Reserved Seating For Zihuatanejo January 28 & 29 evening shows, now available for purchase at our Website Tickets Page
Special Performances by Steffie Beltt (9:00 pm) Viri Roots (8:00 pm) and Evelyn Rubio of Houston, Texas (7:00 pm) in our Ladies Sing The Blues & Blues Rock Segments. Jams And Collaborations To Follow Steffie Beltt’s Special Set.
With Special All Day All Night Tribute To Isidoro NegreteReynoso: His Lifetime of Blues ‘n Rock Music In Mexico, His Blues Harmonica Mastery, His Cultural Contributions With Preserving And Promoting Alebrijes, And Equally Importantly, His Day-To-Day Work (With His Wife Susanna) In Street Animal Rescue In Mexico City.
Big Hearted Big Talented Performers Ready To Support The Cause And Create A Great Fest: Stick Fingers Group, The New Raices del Blues, Torke Ross-3 Souls In Mind, Adrian Macotela-Desfasados, Jorge Sanchez Estrada, And More To Come
You’ll See Them At Our Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fests Starting January 27, 2022, Where We Continue To “Come Together 2021-22”
And We’re Searching For Mexico’s Best New Blues-Rock Band Or Performer, & Best Youth Rock ‘n Blues Band Or Performer To Still Add To December 11 And Then Feature At Our Upcoming Fests For The Cause At The Beach In Our Winter Tour 2021-22. If You Know Who That Is Or Could Be, Please Tell Us Immediately!
We’re Excited To Tell You About The Possibilities For Tequila Blues Explosion Fest III in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo January 2020. News Releases for download in English and Spanish below. Looking forward to seeing you on January 10 in Ixtapa-Zihua or even earlier at some of our other Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion events. Like our FB page to always get the latest news or follow us here. English News Release text below as well.
Tequila Blues Explosion Fests Ready To Return To Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo
Blues and Blues-Rock Explosion Weekend #3 Will Be Held In Mexico on January 10-12, 2020. Advance Tickets At Best Possible Value Ever On Sale Now-Price Increase June 1, 2019
Possible Second Weekend of Live Blues & Blues-Rock Music For January 17-19
We’re very pleased to announce the plans for the 3rd Tequila Blues Explosion Fest Event for the weekend of January 10-12, 2020 in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, stated festival organizer Bob Rempel.
Based on anticipated successful fundraising, new sponsorships and advance ticket sales over the next six months, we have an excellent roster of performers we are ready to present, he said. All have already agreed to perform. Many more are possible. Well known names, and newcomers, who are rising stars.
The great live music continues with appearances by Fest favorites Geoff and Chris Dahl, who will present their high energy truly amazing, The Blues Brothers show and a new one for 2020, their The ZZ Top show,
Tangerine from Mexico City, with the great blues-rock voice of Lorena Cabrera Bernal fronting, plus a keyboardist added to the four-piece band now, will feature tributes to Janis Joplin, and Led Zeppelin their specialties, but also Queen, AC-DC, Deep Purple, and others
Charlie Jacobson, highly versatile blues-rock and rockabilly frontman-vocalist, guitarist and showman will come from Canada. He impressed when he was last here
Isidoro Negrete Reynoso,one of Mexico’s finest blues-rock harmonica players, a legend in his country in fact, from Mexico City, will add that great harp feel to bring out the best in the blues songs
New for 2020 we have guitarist and vocalist Joe Brett from Ontario, Canada who is bringing his special Stevie Ray Vaughan (SRV) tribute show to Ixtapa.
Also joining the all star ensemble to make sure the special collaborations that Tequila Blues is becoming known for, truly amaze, is rock, blues and soul music Saxophonist Max Octava Maravilla of Mexico City, Mexico.
Returning to Ixtapa as well is vocalist and harmonica player Robert George now of Nelson, BC, but with his roots in the San Francisco music scene, so he is bringing his pal from the days of youth, multi instrumentalist Mike Billo with him. Mike has performed with and backed up blues greats such as John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Reed, and many others from San Francisco and all over the world. He plays the harmonica, bass and slide guitars, banjo, ukulele and dobro.
Rempel said Tequila Blues continues in discussions with a lengthy list of performers who have all expressed a serious interest in appearing at the Tequila Blues Fest and supporting our causes, and of course enjoying the great Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo weather and beaches in January as well. As do all our new and old visitors from away attending Tequila Blues Explosion events. “Come for the music stay for the beaches” is the long time slogan Tequila Blues slogan.
People such as blues and jazz vocalist and saxophonist Evelyn Rubio from Houston, originally from Mexico City, Kal David and Lauri Bono from Palm Springs, USA, Brent Parkin, Winnipeg, Canada, Zeppia a 3 piece power rock trio of two sisters and a brother from Mexico City, that features music from Black Sabbath, Grand Funk and much more, Bourbon Blues Ensemble from Leon, MX Fonzeca-Caja de Pandora Project, Monterey, MX, Andrew Parkhouse from Canada, Jimmy D. Lane, from Vancouver, B.C and originally Detroit, Austin Cane from Cleveland, USA and Rafael Tranquilino from Seattle, USA and originally from Mexico City.
Many are ideal candidates for our additional second weekend of great music if we attract the ticket sales and sponsorship we require for our first weekend, according to Rempel.
“We’ve tried to tell everyone connected and interested in growth for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo these past three years, Tequila Blues Explosion Fest originator, Bob Rempel said, that these kind of events are tourism magnets that many tourism focused communities in Mexico are hoping to develop or acquire to give them an edge to attract visitors. The kind of visitors with higher levels of spending that will really benefit a community in the highly competitive and somewhat stagnant tourism environment that currently exists in Mexico.”
Support from all sectors of the community, governments, and the fans, our ticket buying public will help create an ongoing music festival with a difference, for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo that will continue to grow every year. We hope that the next 6 months will show us everyone wants this for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and not let it go elsewhere, Rempel added.
Tequila Blues events are also fundraisers for the community. In the first two years over 120,000 pesos has been donated to a children’s orphanage near Zihuatanejo. In 2020 Tequila Blues Events, and our venue partners, with the support of the fans, will raise funds for children and schools in low income areas near Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, primarily assisting with technology shortfalls, and Animal Rescue work both in Ixtapa-Zihua and other parts of Mexico.
What’s new for 2020?
-New music venue partners who have agreed to help support fundraising and performer’s expenses: Smoke Shack Ixtapa plus adjacent businesses, and Villas Paraiso Hotel & Bar & Grill Ixtapa
-A Zihuatanejo event venue is being sought, and will be announced in the near future
-All Tequila Blues events will be Membership Only events. Membership will be a nominal amount and included in ticket prices in 2020. It signifies the way we wish to treat and deal with our fans in 2020 and in the future. Have them return every year as valued Tequila Blues members. And yes, “membership will have its privileges”.
-Musicians Geoff and Chris Dahl from Canada and Enrique Torres and Lorena Cabrera Bernal from Mexico (Tangerine) have agreed to serve both as music directors and technical advisors, assisting festival directors, to ensure we have the highest standard of performance and sound quality this year and in future years, at all venues, for the fans..
-All events will be sold by Advance Purchase only. Tickets must be in hand before the event. This will make ease of entry much more efficient for everyone and supports our membership only approach. Fans of live music Tequila Blues style performed in warm January weather in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo close to the near perfect beaches here, will have this marked in red on their calendar many months in advance we know, organizers said.
-Group purchases and group travel to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo for either the January 10-12 weekend, the January 17-19 weekend, or both, will be fully supported by Tequila Blues fest, the organizers announced. Put a group of 10 or more together from Canada, USA or Mexico and we will bend over backward to make your trip to Tequila Blues Explosion Fest a memorable one with great value. We are truly all about our slogan: “Come for the Music-Stay For The Beach”
-A free show by all the visiting musicians and performers for the evening of Thursday January 9, for all local residents of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and region, at a Central location, is under consideration. The support of a major sponsor, private or government, to help defray the costs of staging the event, will be essential however.
-Fest organizers will make their best efforts to incorporate additional events they organize into the Tequila Blues Explosion Fest as soon as possible, with growth every year. Events such as beach volleyball or ultimate frisbee (disc sports) tournaments, motorcycle and car club rallies, art and crafts show and sale, pet shows, and a pets in motion fun run/walk/bike event along the ciclopista with the family pet or your rescue dog or cat.
We’re Getting Ready For The Big Crowd Coming For The First Night Of Tequila Blues Explosion Festival January 10 in Ixtapa. Tequila Blues Explosion Fest International is a community event for the children of Talita Cumi orphanage near Zihuatanejo. January 10, opening night, it’s the awesome Blues Brothers Full Show and preview performances from all our Performers. Then full concerts January 11 & 12 with different music each night. Afternoons at Villas Paraiso for pre Fest Concert: Pool Parties, Fun, Jam and other Live Music, and then evening Concerts at the Ixtapa Event Centre.
The Tequila Blues Explosion Festival International II Comes To Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo January 10-13, 2019. A great lineup of International Performers presenting blues, blues-rock, jazz and reggae. Including two local groups from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. Supporting a great cause, the children of the Talita Cumi orphanage near Zihuatanejo.
See you at Villas Paraiso Ixtapa in the afternoons for Pool Parties, Meet and Greets and Live Music. Then it’s over to the Ixtapa Event Centre in Plaza IxPamar, behind Frank’s Restaurant, just 5 minutes away, for our Evening Concerts. Opening Night will be very special with one of the best in the world, Blues Brothers music and comedy show at 8:30 pm, with All Festival Performer Preview Appearances starting at 5:30 pm.
Friday night is our Tribute To The Legends of Blues and Rock Concert (tributes to The Doors, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, B.B. King, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Aretha Franklin and many more) with our fun Canada/USA vs. Mexico harmonica blowout competition and a big Closing Collaboration.
Saturday night’s Closing Concert is full of collaborations, a Mexico vs Canada drum-off competition, and all Performers bringing the Best of their Best music. A great closing night is in store for all of us. Sunday afternoon is our Blues Kruise 4Kids Blues At Sea fundraising cruise on the Picante Catamaran with Festival Performers and all-inclusive food and beverages.
Tequila Blues Explosion Festival II in Ixtapa, Mexico is just 37 Days Away And We’re Going To Get You Ready For A Great Festival.
We’ve Updated Our Performers Playlist today and they’re many great performers already.
But We’re Here To Tell You That There Are Still More Announcements To Come Including Local Performers For Our Pool Parties And Evening Concerts. Everything happens at Villas Paraiso our Host Hotel in Ixtapa, for great afternoon fun with live music, and the Ixtapa Event Centre for the evening 4- 5-hour full concert shows.
It’s a community event to provide great live music here and raise funds for the Talita Cumi orphanage and other causes.
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We are all about the great music here at Tequila Blues Explosion Festival and Concerts For A Cause. So with that we ask you what is the best rock or blues music in 30 seconds for you. You recognize it immediately, you sing along, you drum along…it gives you rock ‘n roll goose bumps.
Show Us Your Love For Talita Cumi Orphanage, Villas Paraiso Ixtapa, the Ixtapa Event Centre, or Frank’s Restaurant in Ixtapa by posting a fun selfie, you having fun with friends, or action/event photo or video on our pages from one of these locations or with the Talita Cumi orphanage kids or staff, for your chance to win.
Great prizes including two front section tickets for an upcoming Concert Show, discounts and upgrade coupons for runners-up and please only your own great photos or videos involving Frank’s Restaurant, Ixtapa Event Centre, Villas Paraiso or Talita Cumi orphanage. If you find a way to include our great sponsor, Big Boy Tequila, as well, even better for you.
We’re still out talking about Ixtapa Zihuatanejo live music concert style events upcoming. How they can become tourism magnets for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo that will add more fun, more options for entertainment and change the image of this community for those considering our destination.
Our Tequila Blues Explosion Festival in year two expanded to four days and plans for growth every year upcoming. Our 12 Saturday night Concerts For A Cause series that can easily be expanded to many more nights. Out talking about benefitting the community, and causes like the orphanage children of Talita Cumi which these projects support. Talking about truly developing the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo daytime and evening event and live music scene to become a powerful tourist and visitor magnet, one of the best in Mexico.
Out talking about Ixtapa Zihuatanejo live music concert style events upcoming. Out talking about community and causes like the orphanage children of Talita Cumi. Developing the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo daytime and evening event and live music scene to become a powerful tourist and visitor magnet, one of the best in Mexico.
I love it-We love it. Here at Tequila Blues Central in Ixtapa, Mexico.
Talk about “Night on Fire” being a perfect theme for our Festival and Concerts marketing. “One Amazing Night” and now “Night(s) on Fire”. And they will be that! Jenie and Andrew Scott (drummer) will be here January 10-13, 2019…you might even see and hear her and The Blues Brothers on the 9th if you’re over at Frank’s and the Ixtapa Event Centre. But will you be here?
Current Tequila Blues Explosion Festival venues are all in Ixtapa. Main Concert Events are at the Ixtapa Event Centre in Plaza Ixpamar, adjacent to Frank’s Restaurant. Jimmy Buffett style Pool Parties are at Villas Paraiso in Ixtapa and they will be hosting many of our performers as well. Inn at Manzanillo Bay in Troncones is also a Tequila Blues venue. More venues may be added.
If you need Festival Passes you can purchase them directly online at our Festival Ticketspage, or if you need more information and help on passes and accommodations please text or whatsapp us at +52 755 101 5989 or send us a message via our Facebook Fest Page. We’d be glad to help.
From our email newsletter of June 13…(Want to join our email news list. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word Subscribe in the subject. We’ll send you a verification email)
“Good morning, and thanks again for your generous support of our first Tequila Blues Festival Concert last January.
We got great feedback from many folks and they wanted us to move forward and build a bigger Festival. And we have. We also continue with our community focus to support the Talita Cumi orphanage near Zihuatanejo and other children’s and animal rescue projects. Our sponsors and leadership group has remained the same and they are more committed than ever. We sincerely thank Big Boy Tequila, Inn at Manzanillo Bay, Villas Paraiso and Frank’s Restaurant/Ixtapa Event Centre.
Today we wanted to alert folks like you who supported us last year that you can get the best possible pricing on guaranteed front row seating all Festival by picking up some Festival passes now. Buy some passes for friends too perhaps. Prices go up on June 21
We’ve announced Tequila Blues Explosion Fest International II for January 10-13, 2019 with many great performers. See below for the list. And more to be announced.
The fabulous Blues Brothers show on January 10 by Geoff and Chris Dahl, who are considered one of the top two or three Blues Brothers Tribute acts in the world, and are fabulous musicians in their own right, helps kick off the Festival on Thursday, plus we preview our Festival performers that night.
Full concerts Friday and Saturday nights with different material and lineups each night. Then we finish off the Festival with the amazing Blues Kruise 4 Kids on Sunday, January 13 on Picante Catamaran’s Sunset Cruise. Festival Performers will provide the music and fun. If you’ve never been on the Picante Catamaran, check out the many great reviews. “The best part of our vacation” many people say.
Tour groups with reserved tickets are also available out of Canada with Brant Zwicker of the At The CrossRoads show leading it, and staying at the Barcelo, and out of Mexico City via bus staying at Villas Paraiso.
Questions or comments: Send us an email or phone/whatsapp +52 755 101 5989 We’d be glad to talk.
Have a great day and summer! No summertime blues we hope!
Tonight’s the Night for Your AC-DC-Led Zeppelin Tribute Concert For The Kids. One Amazing Night Show and Concerts Just Hours Away Now. And it’s St. Patrick’s Day too! How Many More Reasons To Get Out And Have Some Fun Do You Want?
Thurday March 1. You get a chance to see them again right here in Ixtapa on the same stage as before.
They were the big surprise of the 2018 Tequila Blues Explosion Festival in January. From Morelia, Mexico, Chris Sanchez Blues Band and Charly Blues on harmonica. Check them out here at our 2018 Festival Highlights video.
It’s Frank’s Turning 39 again Birthday Bash, and all that good vibe with Frank in an even better mood than his 100 percent level of always, and great proven blues and blues-rock music, and most likely some special guests singing Happy Birthday to Frank, roasts and toasts and more, make it another Tequila Blues can’t miss night.
Where will your fun, food, and drink be on Thursday, March 1?