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Unique Soul and Blues Music Festival coming to Vegas
Published on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 (2:12 a.m.)Press Release
August 22, 2013
For Immediate Release:
Terry O’Halloran, owner of “Fremont Street Reggae and Blues”, the iconic music club that was located in downtown Las Vegas from 1993-1996, is returning to Vegas with his latest live music project, but only for 72 Hours.
Sin City Soul and Blues Revival is happening September, 15-17, 2013 at The Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Headliners Tedeschi Trucks Band, Robert Cray, and Los Lonely Boys will be joined by 40 more of the top touring Soul and Blues acts in the country. Tedeschi Trucks Band was winner of the 2013 Grammy for Best Blues Album, as guitarist Derek Trucks was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work with The Allman Brothers. Robert Cray is Five-Time Grammy Winner, and Los Lonely Boys are also Grammy recipients.
The Revival promises to be one of the most intimate and comfortable festivals; with two indoor stages and one at The Pool, all just an elevator ride from the guest’s hotel suite. The music will start daily at noon with unique combinations of artists presented by The Delta Music Experience, and end with nightly 5 Hour Jam Sessions led by a Revival Host Band, but featuring many of the artists that had performed earlier.
Special 3-Day Ticket-Hotel Packages are available at The Revival website, along with recently released Single Day, and 3-Day “Ticket Only” options. A special bonus for Las Vegas Locals is Food & Beverage Vouchers with the purchase of Tickets and Ticket-Hotel Packages.
In addition to the headliners, many of The Revival artist were winners at the major Blues awards in 2013:
Ruthie Foster 2013 Blues Music Award Winner for Female Blues Artist of the Year, her 4th win in 4 years.
Curtis Salgado 2013 BMA Entertainer of the Year and Soul Artist of The Year.
Tab Benoit 2013 BMA Contemporary Blues Artist of The Year.
Selwyn Brichwood 2013 International Blues Challenge Winner.
Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials Living Blues Magazine’s 2013 Critic’s Award and Reader’s Award for “Best Live Performer”.
The Revival will also feature two Blues Artists that have performed on Reality Television; Nakia, a finalist on The Voice, and Randy Scott, who will be filming an episode of Chasing the Dream, a show that chronicles his life on the road and his efforts to make it as a Bluesman.
The entire list of artists scheduled to perform at The Revival and more information can be found at www.SinCitySoulAndBluesRevival.com