(Las Vegas, NV) – The Big Blues Bender 2017 schedule has been released. Plus, there are only a handful of Room Packages and 4-Day tickets left… Grab ‘em while you can!
Experience the Bender. The Blues music vacation you’ve been waiting for! September 188.8.131.52. Four days and nights of amazing music at the Plaza Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. The Big Blues Bender, one of the most talked about Blues events in the world, offers a wide variety of first class music and entertainment including top artists – Mavis Staples, Dr. John, Tab Benoit, Walter Trout, and many more. “Four days and nights of music and accommodations, with Everything, An Elevator Ride Away! Book Now at our website.
Check out this year’s schedule and special events, sure to make this The Best Bender Ever! Click the program image here to get your copy.
Keep reading for more info on this year’s Bender experience, including the performance schedule and special events; our annual star-studded Bender With HART Party to benefit the Handy Artists Relief Trust (HART fund); The F.A.C.E. of Women In Blues Panel; Sidemen – Long Road To Glory documentary private screening; Bender all-star tribute to the Allman Brothers Band; Theme Nights; Blues Yoga, and more. Details…
The 2017 Big Blues Bender Lineup…It’s all about the music… It’s ALWAYS about the music! We’re proud to have this fine roster of amazing artists joining us for the 4th Big Blues Bender… 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⠐ Laith Al-Saadi⠐ Matt Schofield⠐ Jack Mack & The Heart Attack Horns⠐ Rick Estrin & The Nightcats⠐ Paul DesLauriers Band⠐ Too Slim and The Taildraggers⠐ Teresa James⠐ MonkeyJunk⠐ Jack Broadbent⠐ Jesse Roper⠐ Southern Avenue⠐ Kirby Sewell Band⠐ Casey Hensley Band w Spec Guest Debbie Davies⠐ Katy Guillen and The Girls⠐ Dawn Tyler Watson and Ben Racine⠐ “Grateful Blues” Featuring Catfish John with Mark Karan⠐ Hamish Anderson⠐ Rae Gordon⠐ Ty Curtis⠐ The Strip Kings⠐ Moanin’ Blacksnakes⠐ The Chris Tofield Band⠐ Howl at the Moon Jam Hosted by Russell Jackson⠐ Bender Brass Feat. Jimmy Carpenter⠐ Deanna Bogart⠐ Randy Oxford⠐ Doug Woolverton⠐ Mark Earley⠐ Russell Jackson⠐ Alastair Greene⠐ Matthew Johnson⠐ Bob Bridges⠐ Artist at Large Johnny Sansone⠐ Jason Ricci⠐ Sari Schorr⠐ Billy Price⠐ Nick Schnebelen⠐ Michael Ledbetter⠐ Monster Mike Welch⠐ Anne Harris⠐ Kris Schnebelen⠐ Big Chief Monk Boudreaux⠐ Eric Johanson⠐ Red Young & Leon Blue
BENDER SPECIAL EVENTS:
Bender With Hart Party
Tickets are on sale now for our annual star-studded Bender With HART Party, Wed. Sept 6th, to benefit the Handy Artists Relief Trust. (HARTfund) This event is only open to attendees of the Big Blues Bender. VIP is no longer available. Every penny collected will go directly to The Blues Foundation’s HART Fund. For more information about the HART fund click here.
The Bender Celebrates The F.A.C.E of Women In Blues
The Bender is the first blues event anywhere in which women outnumber men in the attending audience. To celebrate this milestone, the Blues Bender hereby invites ALL Bender guests to explore The F.A.C.E. of Women in Blues 2017 panel led by Dr. Marie Trout. This panel will feature four remarkable artists: the winner of International Blues Challenge, Dawn Tyler Watson; singer, songwriter, and violinist Anne Harris; singer extraordinaire Teresa James; and blues-rock “force of nature” Sari Schorr.
Sidemen – Long Road To Glory, Private Screening
Friday, Sept 8th, 8pm-10pm & Sunday, Sept 10th, 12pm-2pm The Big Blues Bender invites you on a special trip into the heart of the Blues, a unique experience that will stay with you for a very long time. Director Scott Rosenbaum will be presenting a private screening and a Q & A for us of his acclaimed documentary, Sidemen – Long Road To Glory. Sidemen is an intimate look at the incredible lives and legacies of Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf sidemen Pinetop Perkins, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, and Hubert Sumlin. Sidemen takes us on the road with Pinetop, Willie and Hubert, three of our last direct links to the origins of the blues. We dare you not to fall in love with these three endearing men as we experience all the trials and triumphs of these remarkable lives. The film captures some of the last interviews and their final live performances together, before their deaths in 2011.
One For The Brothers – A Bender Dedication to the Allman Brothers Band Featuring Southern Hospitality and Special Guests. The passing of Butch Trucks and Gregg Allman has made us more committed to preserving the great music that many of us grew up on. With the utmost respect we humbly offer up our tribute to the legendary Allman Brothers Band…
Our brothers, Southern Hospitality along with Special Guests Mike Zito, Jimmy Hall, Tab Benoit, Walter Trout, Anders Osborne, Davy Knowles, Chris Tofield, Johnny Sansone, Jason Ricci, The Bender Brass, Monster Mike Welch & Mike Ledbetter and more, on the Big Blues Bender main stage, Sunday night Sept 10, before the great Dr. John.
Yoga To The Blues with Laurie – Gentle Yoga set to Bender 2017 Artists. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11:00-11:45am Inside the Air Conditioned Theater