Tab Benoit 'The Mayor of Benderville,' Returns to Big Blues Bender

Article Contributed by Doug Deutsch | Published on Sunday, August 28, 2022

"The Mayor Of Benderville," renowned Louisiana blues guitarist Tab Benoit, returns to the Big Blues Bender, at the Westgate Resort & Casino, Friday, August 25, Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27. 3000 Paradise Rd. Tickets/Info:  (702) 518-3222 or log on to for all the great happenings at the one and only Big Blues Bender. Benoit has rightly earned the “Mayor of Benderville” nickname due to the many memorable all-night music jams he leads at the 'Bender each year featuring notable guest musicians, with Tab performing on the drums as well as guitar.

What The Press Is Saying About...Tab Benoit

"Tab Benoit has been a frequent Lincoln visitor over the three-plus decades that he’s been bringing his brand of blues out of Louisiana. Known for his distinctive guitar tone and fiery playing, he’s a powerhouse vocalist who sounds something like Otis Redding," writes the Lincoln Journal-Star.

"Benoit took the stage, and within ten minutes the rain slowed to a drizzle, then stopped completely.  Blues From The Top 1, Mother Nature 0," writes Denver Entertainment Hub's Rick Witt. "From his set opening “Why Are People Like That” to his encore “Medicine”, Benoit had the delighted crowd swinging, singing, and swaying. Benoit’s set was the perfect culmination of three fabulous days of extraordinary music at an extraordinary venue in an idyllic location".

Tab Benoit is renowned throughout his thirty-plus-year career for his passionate environmental activism. To that end, he performed two nights in his hometown of Houma, Louisiana at the 16th Annual Voice of the Wetlands Festival. He also appears prominently in the IMax motion picture Hurricane on the Bayou, a documentary of Hurricane Katrina's effects and a call to protect and restore the Wetlands, and produced a CD to help restore that state's Coastal Wetlands. Benoit was inducted into the Louisiana Folklife Center Hall of Master Folk Artists in 2020.  Benoit is one of the featured musicians in the Sony Picture Classics 2022 movie JazzFest: A New Orleans Story, Frank Marshall & Ryan Suffern’s documentary on the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

One of the most impressive guitarists to emerge from the rich Bayous of Southern Louisiana in recent time, Tab Benoit’s guitar tone can be recognized before his Otis-Redding-ish voice resonates from the speakers. He doesn’t rely on any effects and his setup is simple. It consists of a guitar, chord, and Category 5 Amplifier. The effects that you hear come from his fingers.

Aug 25 (Thur) - Phoenix AZ@Crescent Ballroom

Aug 26 (Fri) - Las Vegas NV@Big Blues Bender

Aug 27 (Sat) - Las Vegas NV@Big Blues Bender

Aug 28 (Sun) - Las Vegas NV@Big Blues Bender

Aug 30 (Tue) - Solana Beach CA@Belly Up Tavern

Aug 31 (Wed) - Solana Beach CA@Belly Up Tavern

Sept 1 (Thur) - San Juan Capistrano CA@The Coach House

Sept 2 (Fri) - Santa Barbara CA@Lobero Theater

Sept 3 (Sat) - Bakersfield CA@World Records

Sept 4 (Sun) - San Francisco CA@ The Great American Music Hall

Sept 5 (Mon) - Felton CA@Felton Music Hall

Sept 6 (Tue) - Sacramento CA@Sofia Tsakapolous Center For The Arts

Sept 8 (Thur) - Salem OR@Elsinore Theater

Sept 9 (Fri) - Seattle WA@Benaroya Hall

Sept 10 (Sat) - Spokane WA@Knitting Factory

Sept 11 (Sun)  - Whitefish MT@The Remington Bar

Sept 13 (Tue) - Boise ID@The Egyptian Theater

Sept 15 (Thur) - Rifle CO@Ute Theater

Sept 16 (Fri) - Telluride CO@Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Sept 17 (Sat) - Telluride CO@Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Oct 6 (Wed) - Auburn AL@City Of Auburn Amphitheater

Oct 7 (Thur) - Birmingham AL@Iron City

Oct 11 (Tue) - Little Rock AR@The Hall*

Oct 12 (Wed) - Oklahoma City OK@The Auditorium at The Douglass*

Oct 13 (Wed) - Fort Worth TX@Tannahill's Tavern & Music Hall*

Oct 14 (Thur) - Houston TX@Miller Outdoor Theater

Oct 16 (Sat) - Mobile AL@Mobile Civic Center Theater*

Nov 3 (Thur) - Kent OH@The Kent Stage

Nov 4 (Fri) - Niagara Falls NY@Rapids Theater

Nov 5 (Sat) - Cahoes NY@Cahoes Music Hall

Nov 6 (Sun) - East Greenwich RI@The Odeum

Nov 7 (Mon) - Old Saybrook CT@Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

Nov 9 (Wed) - Plymouth MA@Spire Center For The Performing Arts

Nov 10 (Thur) - Newton, NJ@The Newton Theater

Nov 11 (Fri) - Peterborough NH@Peterborough Town House Concert Hall

Nov 12 (Sat) - Beverly MA@Cabot Theater

Nov 13 (Sun) - Plymouth NH@The Flying Monkey

Nov 15 (Tue) - Sellersville PA@The Sellersville Theater

Nov 16 (Wed) - Richmond VA@Tin Pan

Nov 17 (Thur) - Falls Church VA@The State Theater

Nov 18 (Fri) - Reading PA@Reading Blues Festival

Nov 19 (Sat) - Mamaroneck NY@

Dec 1 (Thur) - Tampa FL@Tampa Theater*

Dec 2 (Fri) - Ft. Lauderdale FL@The Parker

Dec 3 (Sat) - Jacksonville FL@Florida Theater*

Dec. 4 (Sun) - Melbourne FL@King Center For The Performing Arts*

Dec 6 (Tue) - Orlando FL@The Plaza Live*

Dec 8 (Wed) - Atlanta GA@Variety Playhouse

Dec 9 (Thur) - Charlotte NC@Neighborhood Theater

Dec 10 (Fri) - Knoxville TN@The Bijou Theater

Dec 11 (Sat.) - Rocky Mount VA@Harvester Performance Center

Dec 13 (Mon.) - Winston Salem NC@The Ramkat

Dec 17 (Fri) - St. Louis MO@The Hawthorne


                              * With Dirty Dozen Brass Band