What Is the Bender

A four day Blues festival with top artists performing on three indoor stages, and a Rooftop Pool Stage! “Everything, An Elevator Ride Away!


Over 50 artists, for a total of almost 100 performances!


In 2018, Big Blues Bender will once again take over the Plaza Hotel & Casino in the heart of Fabulous Downtown Las Vegas from September 6-9.
Four Days & Nights of Amazing Music
Four Nights Accommodations at the Legendary Plaza Hotel & Casino
Everything, An Elevator Ride Away
Next to Fabulous Fremont Street Experience
Payment Plan Available
Cheap Airfare from Anywhere on Earth


Kenny Wayne Shepherd • JJ Grey and Mofro • Tab Benoit • Elvin Bishop • Samantha Fish • The Marcus King Band • Lee Fields and The Expressions • Marcia Ball • Ana Popovic • Curtis Salgado • Jimmy Hall • Southern Hospitality • Robert Finley • Tinsley Ellis • Victor Wainwright and The Train • Mr Sipp, The Mississippi Blues Child • John Nemeth and The Blue Dreamers • Alvin Youngblood Hart • Cedric Burnside Project • Sugaray Rayford • Eric Gales • Albert Castiglia • RL Boyce • John Primer and Bob Corritore • Damon Fowler • Jason Ricci and The Bad Kind • JP Soars and The Red Hots • Guitar Shorty • The War and Treaty • Jimmy Carpenter Band • Annika Chambers Band • Alastair Greene Band • Blues Beatles • Rae Gordon • Chris Tofield Band • Brody Buster • AJ Fullerton • Shanda & The Howlers • Artists-at Large: Anne Harris • Terrie Odabi • Red Young • Bender Brass Band: Jimmy Carpenter • Randy Oxford • Doug Woolverton • Mark Earley • Alastair Greene • Russell Jackson

Be sure to book your hotel package early so you can be in the middle of this Epic Bender. Gather your Crew and join us at the Big Blues Bender.