Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The 8th Annual Baja Blues and Art Festival is Bigger and Better

8th Annual Baja Blues and Art Festival is Bigger and Better!

Changing Lives Through Music and Art

For Immediate Release November 19, 2013

San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico - The 8th Annual Baja Blues and Arts Festival is going to be an unforgettable experience for the entire family. This year the festival is expanding to a second solid day of music and art, and the promoters and volunteers are working harder than ever to ensure an incredible and unique music and art celebration on Friday - March 2, 2014 and Saturday - March 29, 2014. The festival is once again in the beautiful coastal community of San Felipe, Baja California on the shores of the Sea of Cortez, at the world class golf and beach resort La Ventana del Mar, El Dorado Ranch, www.laventanadelmar.com.

Since 2007 the Blues & Arts Festival has been the setting the standard for blues music festivals in Baja. This year the festival promises to raise the bar with as many as 13 blues bands from throughout western United States and Mexico.  In addition to great music, the festival this year expects as many as 40 artist exhibiting a huge variety of fine art from jewelry and collectables, to painting and sculptures. Thousands of pieces of art will be on display, and available to browse throughout the festival.  

All the proceeds from the Baja Blues & Arts Festival goes back into the community, specifically the children and those in need of medical care. From the past seven festivals the Baja Blues & Arts has raised enough money to cover the expense of hundreds of ear, nose and throat procedures and surgeries, help to build and support two local orphanages, and provided hundreds of eyeglasses to the communities vision impaired. “Not only are attendees going to get one of the greatest festivals,” say co-promoter John Pack, “but the attendees will have the satisfaction of knowing that their money is going to help others.”

For anyone who is a fan of blues music and the arts, this will be a must attend festival. Come listen to the regions best blues musicians and see the region's best artists at one of the nicest venues in Baja. Don’t miss what is sure to be the festival of the season.

The Blues and Arts Festival is a fundraising event for the community of San Felipe co-produced by the San Felipe Lions Club and the Baja Good Life Club.

About San Felipe BC Lions Club
San Felipe NC Lions Club, a local non-profit group that aims to create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation. This Club started by Gary Dilley in 2005 and is still growing as a club to help the San Felipe Community.

About Baja Good Life Club
The Baja Good Life Club, a club dedicated to foreign residents of Baja California. The company’s core purpose is to enhance the lives of our members by providing exclusive discounts, and by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information about living, working and playing in Baja California. The company has been publishing in Baja since 2007.

Blues and Arts Festival - www.bluesandarts.com
San Felipe Lions Club: www.lionspawprints.blogspot.mx/
The Baja Good Life Club: www.bajagoodlifeclub.com


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Monday, April 1, 2013

Photos by Terry Van Arsdale

At this years 7th Annual San Felipe Blues & Arts Fiesta on March 22 & 23, 2013 at the Pavilion at La Ventana del Mar. photographer Terry Van Arsdale, of Baja Good Life Club captured these images. 


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Artist - Baja Beauty

A rare duo designing and creating beauty with Mexican blanket coats, jackets & vests...plus "No Bad Days" t-shirts & tank tops. With a pure blend of natural ingredients, our skin cream is unique, wholesome and rejuvenating.  Contact Jeanene Steffen - onenena@gmail.com


The Sugar Thieves have a sultry blues roots foundation and powerhouse delta sound that will take you back in time. They also come equipped with a fresh new style, high-energy showmanship, and an original song list that brings music enthusiasts of any age, to their feet to shake that meat! The Sugar Thieves won the Phoenix Blues Society's Arizona State Blues Competition this year, for the third time. In 2008 and 2009, The Sugar Thieves won and went on to compete in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis (Feb. 2009/Jan. 2010) where they were voted one of the top ten unsigned blues bands in the world in 09, and won the “People’s Choice” award at the Old Daisy Theater in 2010. This Jan. 2013, The Sugar Thieves will be competing in Memphis once again, and are ready to take it all home. www.sugarthieves.com


YOU’LL KNOW EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MISSY ANDERSEN shortly after she hits the stage in her “cute shoes.” Yes, she really has a voice -- powerful, passionate and satiny at the same time -- and she’s fun, with a coy, sexy-girl-next-door way about her, and a sly sense of humor. Audiences love Missy, because she brings personality and passion to her performances ... and that voice.


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. 


Love of the blues. Love of Stevie Ray Vaughan. The love of re-creating a feeling that so many enjoyed -- and so many missed. These are the things that drove the creation of Crossfire, a Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute band that strives to capture the essence of a Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble concert with authenticity, respect, and yes, love. www.alaniglesias-and-crossfire.com.


Chet & the Committee front man Chet Cannon is a self-described “terminal blues fan” who once attended 26 blues concerts in 29 days. “We pour our heart into every performance. Our main objective is to make sure it’s a good time.” The band’s Don’t Get Me Started! CD was SDMA-nominated in 2006 for Best Blues Album. Source: San Diego Reader online.


San Diego’s favorite Zydeco band, with a sound straight out of Louisiana’s dance clubs, bayou festivals and backyard crawfish boils, the BAYOU BROTHERS will rock you right on into “Fat Tuesday” with their extensive experience and endless enthusiasm to deliver a rousing, rollicking, heart thumpin’, foot stompin’ musical gumbo y’all won’t soon forget!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Artist - Barbara Peacock

Barbara Peacock
Art, of all types, is my passion. It has always amazed me that so many little nothings can become one beautiful something.....be it grains of sand or strokes from a brush!
As I have grown into the realm of art.... it has all become limitless. The best work I have ever done, in any medium, I’ve taken on without a clue as to just how capable I actually am of completing it “to my own satisfaction”. But I have never been a quitter and I try to never doubt my own ability. I also will never make "the second one"- no series- each one leads to the next. I find that “Once I master the art form in my heart of hearts.....it is time to move on to the next challenge, the higher mountain, and see where it will lead me.” Does a true ‘artist’ only work in one medium....or in many? Contact Barbara Peacock - bajababa5@gmail.com.

Artist - Casa de Fe

We have had children at Casa de Fe since Nov. 2010 and currently have 15 children, ages ranging from 4 months to 11 years old. We have 8 children in 3 different schools in San Felipe. We are working on completing a day care center to help stabilize the income for Casa de Fe and will install a structure for boys as soon as the center is completed. The total number of children planned for Casa de Fe is 30. We are currently baking custom and unique breads to augment the income of Casa de Fe. We will have a booth with our breads at the Blues & Arts Festival so come by and sample our wares.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Help Change Lives Through Music and Art

7th Annual San Felipe Blues & Arts Fiesta
Help Change Lives Through Music and Art

San Felipe, Baja California, Thursday, January 24 - After 6 successful years, the Annual San Felipe Blues & Arts Fiesta is back for its seventh installment, only this year it is bigger and better with two days of music and art. Once again, the San Felipe BC Lion’s Club and the Baja Good Life Club have joined forces to support the community through music and art.

The San Felipe Blues and Arts Fiesta is the first and original Baja blues event and each year continues to grow and attract art and music fans from throughout Baja, Sonora, California, and Arizona. This year, the San Felipe Blues & Arts Fiesta will take place on March 22 and March 23 at the Pavilion, located in Ventana del Mar in El Dorado Ranch. The Pavilion is one of the main landmark venues in San Felipe and offers amazing sea and mountain views at La Ventana del Mar, a world-class golf and beach resort that attracts numerous visitors from around the world.

The 2013 band lineup includes some of the most celebrated blues bands and artists in the area. Come to listen to the music of returning bands The Bayou Brothers, Chet Cannon & The Committee, Michele Lundeen, and new comers to the Fiesta, Missy Andersen, Sugar Thieves, and Crossfire, the award winning Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute band.  

In addition to incredible music, the event will feature the top artists from throughout the region, offering all types of art from sculpture and painting, to local Indian art, apparel, and jewelry.

Visit www.bluesandarts.com to learn more about to bands, the artists and to get updates from the organizers. The tickets are available for online purchase: $15 for Friday, $20 for Saturday, or $30 for both days.  

About the organizers:
Lions Club is a local non-profit group that aims to create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation. www.sanfelipebclionsclub.org/

Baja Good Life Club is a social, travel and discount club dedicated to foreign residents of Baja California. The company’s core purpose is to enhance the lives of our members through fun, food, and friendship. www.bglclub.com