Whether you’re a pickleball expert or are just hearing the term for the very first time, you won’t want to miss one of fall’s most anticipated events. The 2018 Las Vegas Pickleball Open will be held September 25th to September 29th, and competitors will have the chance to win $25,000 in cash for the pro tournament. In addition to the pro tournament, there will be an amateur tournament and the option to watch as a spectator. People come from all over the country to compete in this oddly named sport and reign supreme.If you’re not familiar with pickleball, it is somewhat like tennis or badminton. You can play the game as singles or doubles, and it involves hitting a ball over a net. The game started in 1965, and it’s been capturing the attention of sports fans ever since. If you’re entirely new to pickleball but interested in learning more, you may want to check outThe Beginners Guide to Pickleball, which will explain the fundamentals of the game.The Plaza Hotel and Casino’s pickleball courts are located up near the pool on the rooftop which is where the tournament will be held. If playing a game of pickleball is your idea of fun in the sun, you’ll want to be sure tosign up for the tournament for a chance to win $25,000 in cash. Registration fees start at $60 and $25 per event for the skill and age divisions. When signing up for the pro division, registration is $100 and $25 per event. There’s plenty of time to practice before the competition, and you can practice at The Plaza’s pickleball courts for only $5 per day and $3 for Nevada locals. All hotel guests have complimentary access to the pickleball courts and only pay for gear rentals.If you’re wondering where to stay during the four days of the tournament, The Plaza Hotel and Casino will be offering rooms for a special rate starting at just $49 per night! You can play the day away at the pickleball courts and then enjoy all that downtown Las Vegas has to offer at night without ever needing a car or taxi. Register today for theLas Vegas Pickleball Open!
Music moves the soul. It is a universal language that everyone can enjoy. And no other music genre can do it better than Blues. Blues music has been around since the end of the 19th century, and it incorporates spiritual sounds, folk music, and jazz. Call and response patterns characterize this genre, which roots come from African American history. The individual notes used in this style of music give it a very individualized sound and makes Blues the perfect music to get you moving and dancing.For four days in September, the soulful sound of Blues music will take over the Plaza Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas. The Big Blues Bender is starring over 50 artists for a total of over 100 performances on September 6-9. The event will be featuring artists like Kenny Wayne Shepherd, JJ Grey and Mofro, Elvin Bishop, Samantha Fish, and many more!
The schedule will be released in early August. Please check back soon.
Big Blues Bender Packages
There are many different packages to choose from that include options for a four-night stay at The Plaza with a wide selection of hotel rooms. These hotel room packages also include music panels, access to the vendor village, and activities like yoga, photo booths, and even themed nights. It is possible to buy a wristband to the bender, but if you’re from out of town, the package packs a lot more bang for your buck. Back by popular demand, we will be offering “all you can drink” wristbands! We don’t want anyone to miss out on this great event, so payment packages are available so you can pay over time.All the action will be happening in the heart of downtown Las Vegas right by the famous Fremont Street Experience. There is plenty to do, see, and eat in downtown Las Vegas so you can enjoy all that the city has to offer. Packages are selling out fast, so be sure to book now!Buy Big Blues Bender Tickets