Big Blues Bender
Plaza Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
September 7 – 10
Anyone who has ever schlepped through the outer fields of any large festival can appreciate the message behind Big Blues Bender’s tagline: “Everything an elevator ride away.” Hosted at the Plaza Hotel in the heart of “old Vegas,” the vertically-styled festival trades grassy meadows for Vegas swankiness, but that trade-off brings with it a top-tier collection of traditional and modern blues artists, and, of course, the convenience of room service.
Lineup: Dr. John, Mavis Staples, Tab Benoit, Walter Trout, Anders Osborne, Shemekia Copeland, David Bromberg, Doyle Bramhall II, Curtis Salgado, Eric Gales, Southern Hospitality W/ Victor Wainwright, Damon Fowler & Jp Soars, Jimmy Hall W/Bender Brass, Danielle Nicole Band, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Mike Zito, Toronzo Cannon, Carolyn Wonderland, The Paladins, Albert Castiglia, Davy Knowles and more
Distance from Denver: 748 miles