Daily music lineups have been announced for Big Blues Bender, the 6th annual, only-in-Vegas hotel takeover at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Sept. 5-8, 2019. Single day tickets for the four day event are now also available for purchase, giving Blues fans the opportunity to see the biggest names in Blues at an intimate venue held in the “Entertainment Capital of the World.” (Pictured: Ally Venable)
The daily lineups for Big Blues Bender are as follows:
Thursday, Sept. 5: Gov’t Mule, Larkin Poe, Southern Hospitality, Jimmy Hall with Bender Brass, Popa Chubby, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Chris Cain, Doug MacLeod, Leon Blue, Bender Brass Band, Rev. Billy C. Wirtz, Chris Tofield Band, Red Young with Bender Brass, Kevin Burt, Jon Shain (2019 IBC Solo Winner), Jonathon Long and Howl at the Moon Jam
Friday, Sept. 6: Robert Cray, Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters, Colin James, Larkin Poe, Victor Wainwright & The Train, Johnny Sansone & Friends, Popa Chubby, Joanna Shaw Taylor, Damon Fowler, Doug MacLeod, Chris Cain, JP Soars and The Red Hots, Nick Schnebelen with Bender Brass, Joanna Connor, Leon Blue, Alexis P. Suter with Bender Brass, Jonn Del Toro Richardson & Friends, Bender Brass Band, Ben Rice, Steve Strongman, Ally Venable, Ida Mae, Eric Johanson, The Moanin’ Blacksnakes, Jon Shain (2019 IBC Solo Winner), Jonathon Long, High Noon Jam and Howl at the Moon Jam
Saturday, Sept. 7: Little Steven And The Disciples of Soul, Tab Benoit, Victor Wainwright & The Train, Albert Castiglia, Gary Hoey, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Johnny Sansone with Bender Brass, Guitar Shorty, Vanessa Collier, Doug MacLeod, Damon Fowler, JP Soars and The Red Hots, Joanna Connor, Bender Brass Band, Kirk Fletcher, Jimmy Carpenter Band, Ghost Town Blues Band, Kevin Burt, Ally Venable, Rev. Billy C. Wirtz, Frank Bang & The Cook County Kings, Ms Hy-C and Fresh Start (2019 IBC Band Winner), Jon Shain (2019 IBC Solo Winner), Steve Strongman, Ida Mae, The Vegas Strip Kings, High Noon Jam and Howl at the Moon Jam
Sunday, Sept. 8: Tab Benoit’s Bender Ramble, One Night on Yasgur’s Farm, Allman Betts Band, Ruthie Foster, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Gary Hoey, Vanessa Collier, Sarah Grace (from NBC’s “The Voice”) with Bender Brass, Guitar Shorty, Doug MacLeod, Monster Mike Welch with Bender Brass, Kirk Fletcher, Anne Harris & Friends, Ghost Town Blues Band, Sunday Gospel with Ms Hy-C and Fresh Start, Jon Shain (2019 IBC Solo Winner), Kevin Burt, Rev. Billy C. Wirtz, Leon Blue, Ben Rice, Dennis Jones, Frank Bang & The Cook County Kings, High Noon Ham and Bender Brass Wrap Party
*Lineups are subject to change.
Single Day tickets for Big Blues Bender are on sale now, starting at $125. Single day, four-day, VIP and “Big Daddy Baller” packages are available for purchase at www.bigbluesbender.com. All ticket prices are subject to additional taxes and fees.
As the Blues’ most artist-friendly festival, the Bender will once again feature its popular fundraising event “Bender Party with HART!” on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Featuring a star-studded musical review and live auction, the event benefits the H.A.R.T. (Handy Artist Relief Trust) Fund.The Blues Foundation established
H.A.R.T. Fundfor Blues musicians and their families in financial need due to a broad range of health concerns impacting artists. The Fund provides for acute, chronic and preventive medical and dental care as well as funeral and burial expenses. Big Blues Bender proudly produces the “Bender Party with HART!” at no expense to the charity. All production costs and artist fees are paid for by Big Blues Bender so that 100-percent of the proceeds benefit the community of artists in need, totaling more than $80,000 raised to date.
Big Blues Bender features four days and nights of music and accommodations, with “Everything, An Elevator Ride Away.” In addition to single and four-day tickets, rooming packages starting at $799 per person are still available for purchase. VIP and “Big Daddy Baller” packages, which include suite accommodations, upgraded concert sightlines, unlimited premium drinks at all venues, and more, are also available. To purchase tickets and room packages, visit www.bigbluesbender.com.