Tequila Peñasco, one of the major sponsors of our Sonoran Resorts “Why I Love Rocky Point” Photo Contest, and the major sponsor of this year’s Sta. Patricia’s Day Peñasco Palooza 2012 concert this coming weekend. Their generous donation of tickets to this historic concert will be enjoyed by the contest winners from 1st through 3rd Place and the winner of the Special Voters Drawing. The Palooza will feature legendary multi-platinum recording artists formerly with such famous bands as The Steve Miller Band (Steve McCarty); Boston (Curly Smith); Aerosmith (Jimmy Crespo); Three Dog Night (Gary Moon); Eddie Money and Sammy Hagar (David Lewark); Billy Preston (Terry Anderson); Moody Blues (Paul McDermand); and Anita Baker (Leon Bisquera).
It wasn’t until he was 14 that Jimmy Crespo began to develop his heretofore hidden musical talents. He had loved the Beatles and all kinds of rock and roll music. Once after hearing a moving riff by the Rolling Stones, he said to himself, “I can do that.” And the rest is rock and roll history.
What one gets early on in an interview with Jimmy Crespo is that when he makes up his mind to do something, it gets done—no matter what. When he decided he wanted to play rock and roll music, he had no money and knew nothing about playing the guitar other than he loved the music it produced. He was soon to learn about his natural aptitude for playing the guitar.
Paul McDermand began his fascination with exotic percussion instruments when his Father presented him with a Vibraphone at the age of 14. This sparked his interest in pursuing the more exotic side of melodic percussion, like the Marimba, Steel Drums, and Xylophone—just about anything that keeps a beat.
We’re not only lucky to have rock and roll legends willing and wanting to come play for us they also spread the good word about how safe it is in Rocky Point for the Peñasco Palooza 2012 Sta. Patricia’s Day Concert on Saturday March 17.
This is the third in a series of seven articles that share a peek into the fascinating lives of the legendary group of classic rock and roll stars making their second appearance at the Peñasco Palooza 2012 this St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday March 17th. Again this year, the Palooza will be held under the stars across from Chango’s Bar and Grill on the entrance road to the Sonoran Sea and Sonoran Spa Luxury Beach Front Resorts on Sandy Beach, Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point), Sonora, Mexico.
If you missed the first historic performance by this group of consummate artists at the first Palooza last October, these articles will give you seven solid reasons not to miss the March 17 extravaganza.
This is the second in a series of seven articles that share a peek into the fascinating lives of the legendary group of classic rock and roll stars making their second appearance at the Peñasco Palooza this St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday March 17th. It will be held across from Chango’s Bar and Grill on the entrance […]
What’s one thing—other than skill, talent, versatility and professionalism—that the All Star musicians headlining the March 17 Peñasco Palooza 2012 have in common? They all developed a great love of some musical instrument at a very early age. In many cases, the instrument they learned to play, some as early as 4 years of age, is not the one they now play to the professional perfection that helped take them to platinum stardom.
To truly appreciate this event is to understand that the word “Taste” in this moniker is used in its full nuance from the word “Sabor” in Spanish which refers to much more than just the taste of food. It idiomatically encompasses all that makes a place, a thing, or an atmosphere endemically and invitingly pleasing to ones senses, like its color, its culture, its art, its people, its music, its dance, as well as its traditional foods and drinks.
With this understanding, may you go forth and fully enjoy the cultural as well as the culinary flavors of colorful Puerto Peñasco, Sonora Mexico at the 5th Annual “Taste of Peñasco”! It all starts at 11:00 A.M. and runs until 5:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Plaza del Camarón (Shrimp Plaza) located on Benito Juarez across Fremont Street from City Hall.
At best, today’s article can only be classified as “Off Topic” since few of the facts below have anything to do with Rocky Point, Sonora, Mexico, tourism, tequila, or the Sonoran Resorts, but, none the less, we hope you will find interesting, fun, fascinating or all three. Enjoy!
Well, rest easy all you Pilgrims of Paradise Found, for that extension road is now a reality and awaits you with a smooth ride all the way from the Laguna del Mar exit off Highway 8 to the parking lot of your favorite resort!