Coming Very Soon Now….Our Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week is January 20-29, and the Shows and Fest of Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festival. Are You Ready To Go Mexico-Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo-Go Playa-Go Rockin’ ‘n a Bluesin’? All Info You’ll Need Is At Tequilabluesrock.com/ Click Schedule, Lineup, and Festival Tickets Links at the top of the Page. Plus Posters and more are all there.
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Equally As Good, We Feel! We regret on behalf of our fans that circumstances beyond our control required us to change the Performers’ Lineup and the Venue for the January 17 & 18 shows. We are all about Great Live Music first and foremost. Watch for more Performer Additions.
Tequila Blues Explosion Festival is truly, “The Festival That Love Built”. Live music events for a cause and for the community is the Tequila Blues mission.
Over 400 visitors from Canada, USA and many other parts of Mexico attended the three-day event at the Ixtapa Event Centre in Ixtapa showing a strong base level of interest for a blues, blues-rock, jazz and reggae music festival by the beach. There were 34 performers from Mexico, with 6 from Canada and USA.
Festival organizer, Bob Rempel said, “we are pleased that In spite of greatly increased costs, and some unexpected expenses as we transitioned to full Festival status with a three-day event, we were still able to significantly help the Talita Cumi orphanage. Of course, we would have liked to have done more with more support. The kids were a treat to have at the Festival every night with their songs, and their final night’s full participation with The Blues Brothers show was a Festival highlight and a priceless memory.”
We thank our performers, sponsors, and fans for helping us to continue to support the excellent work of Talita Cumi orphanage. We’ve requested Talita Cumi develop a music program, with guitar and piano lessons for the children, which we would help continue to grow. As well we support the continued development of the Orphanage facility and other programs to serve more children in need in this community.
On a less positive note, Rempel noted the challenges ahead for the Festival. “The performers provided great music and great shows, and vibe in the audience each night was very positive, however, we still feel we have much work to do to get music fans, governments, sponsors and the local community to fully embrace us, fill the venue and guarantee that the Festival remains here in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo as a permanent fixture with high-quality well-known performers every year.”
Rempel added that from those who attended Year II of Tequila Blues, feedback has been very positive for a continuation of the Festival, however, organizers have said they wish to see the response to the upcoming Tequila Blues Concerts For A Cause series for Talita Cumi. Current plans are for three more events, possibly five, in 2019.
The first one is January 26 with a full 3 hour plus Beatles Tribute show at the Ixtapa Event Centre beside Frank’s Restaurant in Ixtapa. For more information on The Beatles show: https://www.facebook.com/events/167454297383097 Additional dates are February 9 (performer announcement on January 26) and February 23 for The Doors Experience Show.
Tequila Blues Explosion Festival International receives no government funding of any kind and operates with limited sponsorship support and small unpaid volunteer staff. All dollars contributed to the children of Talita Cumi and orphanage development come directly from the pockets of fans of the Festival, and the Festival organizers and sponsors.
Key Sponsors & Supporters for the 2019 Festival included Frank’s Restaurant, Ixtapa (Frank Aiello), Villas Paraiso, Ixtapa (Ricardo Gomez Sr & Jr.), Big Boy Tequila, Troncones, Hotel El Tradicional VV, Zihuatanejo (Eloisa Rodriguez) and RMAD Properties (Rosy Aguilar Duran) Key Volunteers were: Natalia Ruiz, Deb Maxwell, Julia Rempel, Jackie Avila Sanchez, Chris Sanchez, Enrique Tritton and Arturo Rocha. There were many donations directly to the orphanage at the event, but we particularly acknowledge the donations of Susy Hensel, Robin Sanford and Frank Aiello.
We sincerely thank all our big-hearted, very talented 2019 Performers who came to support our fundraising for Talita Cumi orphanage and the growth of the festival. Our Tequila Blues Explosion 2019 performer playlist which features their music is here: https://goo.gl/oRcjbR
The performers were: Canada: Geoff & Chris Dahl-The Blues Brothers Show, Jenie Thai Nolan, Charlie Jacobson, Andrew Scott USA: Robert George
Mexico: Isidoro Negrete, Raices del Blues (4), Lorena Cabrera Bernal y Tangerine Blues-Rock (3), The Broken Brothers Blues Band (3) (all Mexico City) Juan Carlos Cortes, Charley Blues, Chris Sanchez Blues Band (3) (all Morelia), Sweet Swing (5) (Tuxtla Gutierrez), Zihuatlan Vibration (4) and SANTE (9) (Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo)
We’re live at Villas Paraiso, our Host Hotel, after 3:00 pm on January 10-12 with our Tequila Blues Pool Parties, Meet & Greets and Live Music. Evening concerts at the Ixtapa Event Centre in Plaza Ixpamar starting at 6:00 pm, except for Thursday January 10, when live music starts at 5:30 pm. The Blues Brothers Show that night begins at 8:30 pm. Reserved seating available online at https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/ or at our local ticket locations: Hotel El Tradicional VV in Zihuatanejo, Frank’s Restaurant, and Villas Paraiso in Ixtapa. Or Text/Phone Us At +52 755 101 5989 for additional options. Avoid the long pay-at-the-door lineups with Advance Tickets…and at a better price too. More Festival information here
Estamos en vivo en Villas Paraiso, nuestro hotel anfitrión, después de las 3:00 pm del 10 al 12 de enero con nuestras Fiestas en la piscina de Tequila Blues, Meet & Greets y música en vivo. Los conciertos nocturnos en el Centro de Eventos Ixtapa en Plaza Ixpamar comienzan a las 6:00 pm, excepto el jueves 10 de enero, cuando la música en vivo comienza a las 5:30 pm. The Blues Brothers Show esa noche comienza a las 8:30 pm. Asientos reservados disponibles en línea en https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/ o en nuestras ubicaciones de boletos locales: Hotel El Tradicional VV en Zihuatanejo, Frank’s Restaurant y Villas Paraiso en Ixtapa. O envíenos un mensaje de texto o teléfono al +52 755 101 5989 para obtener opciones adicionales. Evite las largas alineaciones de pago en la puerta con boletos anticipados … y también a un mejor precio. Más información del festival aquí
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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.