Tab Benoit Returns To The Big Blues Bender In Las Vegas

Article Contributed by Doug Deutsch | Published on Saturday, August 28, 2021

"The Mayor of Benderville", renowned blues guitarist Tab Benoit, makes his triumphant return to headline the 7th Annual Big Blues Bender, at the Westgate Resort & Casino, Thursday, September 9 through Sunday, September 12. Tickets/Info: (702) 518-3222 or visit Benoit performs at the Baller Party (Thursday September 9;  2:30pm-4:30pm); on the Pool Stage with Alastair Greene and Corey Duplechin, (Friday, September 10; 5:45pm-7:15pm); headlines in the International Theater (Saturday, September 11; 10pm-11:45pm); and the Big One in the Bender Ballroom: Tab Benoit's Midnight Ramble (Sunday, September 12; 12 Midnight-2am), immediately followed by the Bender Brass Wrap Party, from 2am-3am (always runs longer).

Benoit earned the "Mayor of Benderville" nickname due to his leading memorable all-night music jams each year featuring notable guest musicians, while often performing on the drums as well as guitar. Tab and the 2021 Whiskey Bayou Revue are touring throughout 2021 (complete itinerary below).

Benoit's recent "Chicago Takeover" featured the Louisiana-based musician performing for six evenings in June at the famed City Winery. "Tab Benoit residency helps usher in the return of live music in Chicago," writes the Chicago Sun-Times, who also interviewed Benoit. Read the entire interview, here. Benoit continues to add new dates to the tour, including four consecutive nights at the Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas, September 9-12 (updated itinerary below).

Tab and guitarist Samantha Fish performed together last November at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium for a live concert streamed worldwide. "This is an artist whose playing speaks to you as much as his lyrics do," wrote Music Connection magazine, reviewing Benoit's Ryman show set. "What Tab lacked in theatrics he made up for with a warm and disarming stage presence and heartfelt playing."


Aug 26 (Thur)      LEESBURG THEATER                              Leesburg VA

Aug 28 (Sat)         MICHAEL ARNONES CRAWFISH FEST     Augusta NJ

Sept. 9/10/11/12  BIG BLUES BENDER                             Las Vegas NV

Sept 14 (Tues)      RHYTHM ROOM                                   Phoenix AZ

Sept 15 (Wed)       RHYTHM ROOM                                   Phoenix AZ

Sept 16 (Thur)       BELLY UP TAVERN                               Solana Beach CA

Sept 17 (Fri)          WORLD RECORDS                                Bakersfield CA

Sept 18 (Sat)         FULTON 55                                         Fresno CA

Sept 19 (Sun)        CENTER FOR THE ARTS                       Grass Valley CA

Sept 21 (Mon)       FREMONT THEATER                            SanLuisObispo CA

Sept 22 (Wed)       FELTON MUSIC HALL                           Felton CA

Sept 23 (Thur)       THE COVES                                        Union Hall, VA

Sept 24 (Fri)          CORNERSTONE                                   Berkeley CA

Sept 25 (Sat)          MYSTIC THEATER                               Petaluma CA

Oct 8 (Fri)              THE FILLMORE                                   New Orleans LA

Oct 19 (Tues)        RAMS HEAD ON STAGE                       Annapolis MD

Oct 20 (Wed)         RAMS HEAD ON STAGE                       Annapolis MD

Oct 21 (Thur)        THE BIRCHMERE                                  Alexandria VA

Oct 22 (Fri)           ELEVATION 27                                    Virginia Bch VA

Oct 23 (Sat)          THE COVES                                          Union Hall VA

Oct 24 (Sun)         PARAMOUNT BRISTOL                          Bristol TN

Oct 26 (Tues)        SELLERSVILLE THEATER                       Sellersville PA

Oct 27 (Wed)         SELLERSVILLE THEATER                       Sellersville PA   

Oct 28 (Thur)        COHOES MUSIC HALL                          Cohoes PA

Oct 29 (Fri)           INFINITY MUSIC HALL                          Hartford CT

Oct 30 (Sat)          CENTER FOR THE ARTS                        Natick MA

Nov 2 (Tues)         CITY WINERY                                       Boston MA

Nov 3 (Wed)          BULL RUN                                           Shirley MA

Nov 4 (Thur)         SPIRE CENTER/PERFORMING ARTS       Plymouth MA

Nov 6 (Sat)            BEACON THEATER                              Hopewell VA

Nov 11 (Thur)        MARTIN'S                                           Jackson MS

Nov 12 (Fri)           SATURN                                             Birmingham AL

Nov 13 (Sat)          WALKER THEATER                              Chattanooga TN

Nov 14 (Sun)         TAFT THEATER                                   Cincinnati OH

Dec 9 (Thur)          RYMAN AUDITORIUM*                        Nashville TN

Jan 23 (Sun)           NEWBERRY OPERA HOUSE                   Newberry SC

Jan 28 (Fri)             CULTURE ROOM                                 Ft Lauderdale FL

Feb 4 (Fri)              PLAZA LIVE ORLANDO                        Orlando FL

Feb 5 (Sat)             CTR FOR THE ARTS OF BONITA SPRINGS     Bonita Springs FL

Feb 12 (Sat)           DIXIE CARTER PERFORMING ARTS CTR    Huntingdon TN

March 27 (Sun)       CENTER FOR THE ARTS OF HOMER     Homer NY

March 29 (Tues)     GATEWAY CITY ARTS                         Holyoke NY

                                       *with Samantha Fish