Thursday, February 24, 2011



Thank you to all the sponsors of the 5th Annual San Felipe International Blues & Arts Fiesta. Your participation is helping to make this event happen every year.  THANK YOU!

KYMA - Channel 11 Yuma
Hotel Mar de Cortez
Baja Good Life Club
Georges Hotel / Restaurant
El Dorado Home Builders
Hotel Hacienda Coral
Fotographia Alverez
Baja Diamante
Tecsys Security
Madres San Felipe
Salvadore Sanchez
Antonio Beltran
Octavio Ascalani
Cristo Puro
Baja Bound Mx Auto Insurance
San Felipe Storage
Hotel Don Jesus
El Dorado Ranch
Kiki's R.V. Camping Hotel
Fat Boy's

This Week's Featured Artist:: Band It

Band It - Hats and Hat Bands

Marianne Clagett lives year round in San Felipe since moving here from Auburn, CA. She resides in El Dorado Ranch where she works on her sewing and crafting, a lifelong passion.

On the prompting of two friends in Baja, Bandits themselves, she began “Band It”, a unique approach to hat bands to adorn straw and over sized hats. This success prompted her to expand her creativity to lightweight reversible sun hats...and as they say, “the rest is history!”
Looking for one of a kind, hand made accessories? “Band It” products now include fully custom reversible vests, hats, reversible adjustable sun/golf visors and exciting line of sun dresses designed to complement the easy lifestyle of the Baja! “Band It” currently has five styles of hats for winter and summer. Her use of unique fabrics and colors, hand made detailing and the ability to do 'special orders' at no extra charge put these products in a category of their own!

Information provide by Band it

Chet & The Committee's CD "I'll be down in San Felipe!"...

Chet Cannon of San Diego's favorite Good Time Swinging Blues and Rocking Boogie band (you may have heard them at San Felipe Blues and Arts Fiesta)  Chet & The Committee reports that their latest CD: "I'll be down in San Felipe! - The Official Bootleg" has just been nominated Best Blues Album of 2010 by the San Diego Music Awards Association. Featuring Dana Duplan, Fred Lawson, Al Schneider, Judd Austin with our Special Guests Chuck Arcilla, Conrado Himjosa, Dana Garrett, Tim Cook, Tony Agosta and John Frazer this one swings pretty good!

Visit to hear a few of the brand new tunes; Working For Gas, Love and Money! or Cold Folks Boogie. You'll also find the schedule, some band photos, bio info, several songs from the first CD, and even a few of our older video clips. Tell all of your friends in So Cal about us and Thanks for Supporting Live Music. . . it's just not the same without you!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Musician Spotlight ~ 2011 Band Line Up!

Spotlight on 5th Annual San Felipe International Blues and Arts Fiesta Fiesta Music!

Mark your calendar for March 26, 2011!  The 5th Annual San Felipe International Blues & Arts Fiesta proudly presents a stellar line up of bands guaranteed to rock the best little town in the Baja.

Agave Blues again graces the B&A stage with that down home blues & rock groove and musical ensemble magic which defines class and style. A multi-talented group  hailing from San Felipe, this band has won numerous awards and headlined the "Ensenada Blues & Rock Fiesta". Audiences always howl for more because the guitar solos soar, the beat never lets up, and the keyboard riffs kick ass. Also Agave Blues is the host band for the Blues & Arts Fiesta and the guys work hard to put out the welcome mat.

Javier Batiz, world renowned master guitarist and his hot band, hail from Tijuana, Mexico. Batiz' legion of fans know, Javier doesn't play stereotypical Latin music but rather delivers a pulsing and inclusive style which just burns up the stage. Known as the "Godfather of Mexican Rock", the legendary Carlos Santana credits Batiz as the reason he decided to play guitar!  Oozing charisma and charm, Javier Batiz marks his second appearance at Blues & Arts 2011 ~ and is back by popular demand. 

Chet Cannon & the Committee happily return for a third appearance as musical artists   Chet gets it done on stage showing a lifetime dedication to the blues scene, rich in tradition and new tunes too.  Audiences know Chet's good time blues and swing  rockin' boogie connects with appreciative audiences.  Unforgettable shows every time.  Also known for consistent humanitarian work, Chet & the Committee musical contribution is the gift that keeps on giving.

Deja Blues, newcomers to the B&A Fiesta brings a strong blues & rock style to our show. Based in Ensenada Deja Blues inspires a dedicated fan base who know this is one of the great bands in the Baja. The diversity of style and outstanding stage energy is nothing short of amazing. This fabulous band was "discovered" by our producers at the Ensenada Festival last June.  We invited them immediately to perform in San Felipe for this year's Blues & Arts Fiesta. 

Libre joins the B&A stage for the first time this year. For more than 15 years the musicians of Libre have discharged a fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythms, Latin Soul with a dash of Jazz, topped off with Blues and Rock. The music mixture is a fusion of flavors which energizes audiences and  astonishes concert goers . The Libre sound and performance chemistry is a trademark of this band. Libre's haunting rhythms and sophisticated delivery  must be experienced "live" to be understood.  

Michele Lundeen, dubbed "The Queen of Steam", returns for her 5th appearance in San Felipe. Michele  is universally recognized as gifted interpreter of blues oriented songs.  And her high energy performances tell the story of songs in a deeply emotional way, hitting listeners right in the gut.  Stirring vocals and her hot stage presence visibly moves audiences everywhere.  Humor, empathy, and that VOICE!  Michele sings from the heart with a soul-revealing intensity rarely matched today, and evokes the very best comparisons with Joplin, Midler, and Raitt.  

Mosk Trio is a power trio with a totally unique style and unparalleled stage charisma. This band hails from Mexicali and perform in every major music event in that city's vibrant music community.  Mosk Trio brought down the house last June in Ensenada with power interpretations of well known songs, but never heard like this. The Mosk Trio band is a grand trio and a can't miss new addition to this year's line up.

Ruta 69 returns by popular demand for their second appearance. Ruta 69 also hails from Ensenada.  They deliver one hit after another and this richly layered musical ensemble takes rock entertainment to another level.  A multi-layered band with strong vocals, pleasing percussion, and soaring guitars, Ruta 69 must be enjoyed in person.  The technical expertise of this band makes seasoned concert goers' heads spin with joy because these guys are that good. Come on Bros!  We love you.

Mark your calendars now for March 26! And plan to experience the best of the blues scene, Mexican / American rock and roll, Afro-Cuban rhythm, melodic power fusion, and the promise of as much dancing to the groove as the audio gods will allow. The 5th Annual International Blues & Arts Fiesta is about changing lives with music and art; this will be the 2011 party event of the year
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Author MaryLou Austin works as a writer, editor, and media producer in San Felipe, B.C., Mexico.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Get Your Tickets Today!


The tickets are HERE in San Felipe; you can pick your tickets up at Fatboys Pizza, Los Arocs Restaurant, Rumors Bar & Grill, & Sunrunner Mail Center OR go online

General admission is only $20dlls before the event and  $25 at the door. Bring you hat andset up your chair in the festival seating area. Set up your home away from home to enjoy the music from 9 great bands and many artist sharing their creations You can also have a chance purchase VIP Tickets, they are ONLY $50dlls; you receive reserved box seats in a private seating area, VIP food and drink service, private restrooms, and truly the best seats in the house to see and hear the line up of musical acts the day of the show.

The San Felipe Lions Club produces this annual event which raises critical funding for local humanitarian work.  Local recipients include schools, medical services, eye exam clinics, the new orphanages, and more. Funds go directly to those in need.  The energy of the musicians, visual artists, audience, and all our supporters hits a critical mass that day and we celebrate the best in all of us.  "Changing Lives Through Music and Art" is the mission of the event and it all happens at the 5th Annual International Blues & Arts Fiesta in San Felipe!

Monday, February 14, 2011

PHOTOS - International Blues & Arts Fiesta

Photos by Victor Rodriguez
Get Excited! See all the Blues & Arts Fiesta Photos of past years - Click Here!
Save this date: Saturday, March 26, 2011. On this weekend the 5th Annual International San Felipe Blues & Arts Fiesta will take the concert and visual arts experience to the next level. The band line up and the visual artists will make for an unforgettable experience here in safe, friendly, and affordable San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico. Located right on the Sea of Cortez, at the base of the color saturated mountains, the concert venue is near perfect. The line up of bands is guaranteed to be memorable. And the convergence of visual artists is unprecedented in the Baja. The San Felipe Blues & Arts Fiesta is sponsored by the local San Felipe Lions Club. This premier fundraising event of the season directly supports our
orphanage, vision services for children, and medical donations.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Become a SPONSOR / Convertirse en un patrocinador

SF LionsThe San Felipe Lions Club is proud to announce the date for the 5th Annual International Blues & Arts Fiesta, now scheduled for Saturday, March 26, 2011. The all day outdoor concert and art extravaganza is the premier community fund-raising event in Baja California. People converge from everywhere to this magical place on the Sea of Cortez for an unforgettable day of music and art. We celebrate the very best in all people and the steadfast mission of the annual event remains: Changing Lives Through Music and Art.

Sponsorship Benefits
Prestigious Sponsorship Packages, designed for all budgets, are now available for individuals and business leaders who want to demonstrate their direct support for charitable organizations in San Felipe.

To recognize your generous contribution to the 5th annual non-profit Lions Club fund raising event, we offer packages that includes a variety of creative advertising opportunities. This concentrated regional exposure is designed to promote your business in concert with the overall promotion of the Blues & Arts Fiesta.

Our VIP Sponsors receive Reserved Box Seats in a private seating area, VIP food and drink service, private
restrooms, and truly the best seats in the house to see and hear the line up of musical acts the day of the

Open Sponsor Packet or you can downloaded as a PDF by clicking the link to the document:

El Club de Leones de San Felipe esta orgulloso de anunciar la fecha para el Quinto Anual Internacional Festival “Blues & Arts”, ahora programado para el sábado 26 de Marzo del 2010.El concierto de todo el día al aire libre y la extravagancia de arte es el principal evento recaudador de fondos de la comunidad en Baja California. Las personas vienen de todos lados a este lugar mágico en el Mar de Cortez para un inolvidable día de música y arte. Celebramos lo mejor de todas las personas y la misión establecida de este evento anual continúa: Cambiar Vidas a Través de la Música y el Arte.

Prestigiosos paquetes a patrocinadores, designados para todos los presupuestos, están ahora disponibles
para individuales o lideres de negocios que quieran demostrar su apoyo directo para organizaciones de
caridad en San Felipe.

Para reconocer su generosa contribución al 5to evento anual no lucrativo recaudador de fondos del Club de
Leones, les ofrecemos paquetes que incluyen una variedad de oportunidades de .promoción creativa. Esta
concentración regional de exposición esta designada para promover su negocio en coordinación con toda
la promoción de el Festival “Blues & Arts”.

Nuestros Patrocinadores VIP recibirán Asientos Reservados en un área privada, servicio VIP en bebidas
y alimentos, sanitarios privados, y realmente los mejores asientos en el lugar para ver y escuchar la alineación
de actuaciones musicales de el día de el espectáculo.

Abrir el Patrocinador de paquetes o se puede descargar en formato PDF haciendo clic en el enlace al documento: