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Big Blues Bender announces 2016 lineup

22 December 2015

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The third annual Big Blues Bender will take place Sept. 8-11, 2016 at the legendary Plaza Hotel and Casino at the top of the famous Fremont Street Experience in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.

The Big Blues Bender has quickly become a festival favorite among blues fans and artists alike – a bucket-list event for all, featuring the most talented and sought after blues artists touring today, all under one roof.

"The Big Blues Bender is more than just a blues festival; it's an experience," said AJ Gross, the event's founder and producer. "Four days and nights of music and accommodations with everything an elevator ride away!”

The Bender has announced another stellar lineup for 2016, featuring Keb' Mo', Delbert McClinton, Beth Hart, Tab Benoit, Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers, Cyril Neville's Royal Southern Brotherhood, Samantha Fish, Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings, Kenny Neal, John Németh, Jarekus Singleton, Anthony Gomes, Victor Wainwright and The Wildroots, Albert Cummings, Bernard Allison Group, Mr. Sipp The Mississippi Blues Child, Moreland & Arbuckle, Brandon Santini, JW-Jones, MonkeyJunk, Mingo Fishtrap, Roxy Roca, Betty Fox Band, Bender Brass featuring Jimmy Carpenter, Deanna Bogart & Randy Oxford, Jane Lee Hooker, Billy D and The Hoodoos, Bob Corritore, Johnny Sansone, Mitch Woods and more!

"We are excited to again welcome the Big Blues Bender to the Plaza and downtown Las Vegas," said Jonathan Jossel, Plaza Hotel and Casino CEO. "This four-day event, featuring today's greatest blues artists, brings thousands to downtown Las Vegas with exceptional music for all ages. Big Blues Bender is not only a great event for the Plaza; it's a boost for downtown given the infusion of music-lovers who enjoy exploring all the area has to offer."

General on-sale begins at noon PST, Dec. 22 at the Big Blues Bender website. Event add-ons and VIP upgrades are also available.

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