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Revival moves to The Riviera on the Las Vegas Strip

Posted: September 12, 2013

Greetings Soul and Blues Fans, We are less than a week away from what is sure to be an incredible 72 hours of great music and great times at Sin City Soul & Blues Revival. Stress-free partying and camaraderie with old and new Blues Friends in Las Vegas, Sept 15-17! 

I need to share with you an important development: due to an irresolvable issue with The Rio Hotel last week, we were faced with either canceling The Revival, or relocating it. The good news is: The Revival is moving to The Riviera Hotel Casino, located on the fabulous Las Vegas Strip! The folks at The Riv have been great to work with thus far, and we think the event will be every bit as spectacular as advertised. We have secured performance spaces in The Royale Pavilion, The Top of The Riv, The Pool, and The Casino Lounge Stage.

After all of the work we have put into creating The Revival, and knowing how big of an event this is for both artists and fans, the idea of cancelling it was devastating. I trust you all agree:  
The show must go on! 

Some of the benefits of moving The Revival to The Riviera Hotel Casino include:
~ Longer hours of music at The Pool Stage!
~ Stages are closer to the guest rooms; The Delta Music Experience Stage’s move to The Top of The Riv, will not only provide a really cool view while listening to your favorite bands, your room  will actually be just an elevator ride from the stage.
~ Revival guests will stay in The Riviera’s newly remodeled Towers, enjoying “Luxury Rooms” in the smoke-free Monaco Tower, and “Deluxe Rooms” in The Monte Carlo Tower, for those guests that desire smoking guest rooms. The Rooms in these towers are the closest to The Royale Pavilion Stage and The Pool Stage.
~ Located right on The Las Vegas Strip, 2 Free Comedy Club Tickets, 2 for 1 Show Tickets, Free Wi-Fi, Free Parking, Free Tennis Court Access, and a Free Cup of Coffee and Newspaper at The Java Stop each day. We will also enjoy substantially less expensive Dining and Drinks (How about $3 Calls, $2 Wells, and $1 Draws at The Casino Stage:-), a Free Coupon Book ($250 Value with $35 in Free Match Play), Lower Table Minimums in the Casino, including $1 Blackjack, and a really, really friendly staff! 

Reminder about our Theme Days & Nights, if you want to play dress-up:
Sun 9/15 Hometown Blues Apparel; promote your local Blues Bands, Blues Bars, and Blues Societies!
Mon 9/16 Sharp Dressed Fans Night; It is BB King’s Birthday, you might want to class it up a bit!
Tue 9/17 Hat Party; be retro, be funny, be classy, but whatever you do, be cool! 

Please help us support the Honeyboy Edwards Scholarship Fund at the National Blues Museum with the goal of raising some money to send youth to blues camps and workshops!  Be sure to check in at the DME STAGE at The Top of the Riv for silent auctions and chances to win prizes while benefiting young people! 

We are happy to report that Henry Garza, Los Lonely Boy’s amazing guitarist, who has been sidelined after reinjuring his back, will return to the stage this week, just in time for The Revival, so our entire line-up remains intact! That’s pretty good for a 40 band line-up!

Thanks for your patience. Changing the venue has caused a tremendous round the clock workload for our staff, but we all know it will be worth it once the music starts. We will be dedicating Tuesday daytime to logistics and scheduling with bands. We will be responding to e-mails throughout Tuesday night. Please read the FAQs before emailing as there are no longer enough hours in the day for us. We will be updating these FAQs VERY OFTEN. If your questions aren't answered here, please send questions to

Hey, we realize nobody likes surprises, and we apologize for the last-minute change of venue. We are just thrilled that The Revival is still going to happen with all of the great performances that we are all so looking forward to. Your understanding is greatly appreciated. Thanks for your support, let’s get this party started.

Terry O’Halloran
President, Live Music Vacations