If you’re a blues fan and looking for a music festival to attend this fall, head over to Vegas for a fun-filled weekend of amazing music. Legends will be flying in from all over the country to grace the stages of the all-star event known as the Big Blues Bender. As the “best blues fest in all the land,” this is definitely something to add to your bucket list.
Though the lineup is dominated by male acts, there are several notable female artists that will be featured at Bender.
Eclectic modern electric blues is the style Samantha Fish and the rest of her band live by. Although she’s only in her mid 20’s, she’s already accomplished a lot having performed all over the world and played alongside some of the industry’s most recognized artists, such as Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang.
A powerhouse on the bass guitar, Lisa Mann’s talent on the instrument made her a clear contender for a 2015 Blues Music Award for the Sean Costello Rising Star, which she unsurprisingly won. Other career highlights include the Jimi Award for Best Rock/Blues Release for her song “Move On,” and induction in the Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame.
Deanna Bogart’s natural talent for playing music by ear instead of reading wasn’t something that the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music could condone, but it has helped her in learning several instruments at once. The award winning artist will be performing with Jimmy Carter as a featured artists for The Bender Brass.
The festival was originally going to be held at the Riviera Hotel & Casino, but after 50 years of providing Sin City with bustling entertainment, it shut its doors this past May. The Big Blues Bender is now going to be held in the Plaza Hotel. The best hotel in downtown Las Vegas is also known to house the world’s leading automated poker table, which some players might be hesitant towards because of its ability to randomize the cards. Much like InterCasino describes, many poker websites have “sought solutions to make the game appear to be fair and random just like in a live game setting,” any computer generated software used on the gaming floor ensures equal opportunities among the patrons, with outcomes depending on their skill level.
To see what other amenities the hotel offers, attendees of the event can purchase tickets complete with accommodation options so that the fun never has to stop.