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New blues festival taking over Riviera

Is it possible to get a blues hangover?

The three-day Big Blues Bender aims to find out, apparently.

Taking over the Riviera Sept. 25-28, the inaugural music festival features more than two dozen acts, including B.B. King, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Blind Boys of Alabama, Buckwheat Zydeco, Tab Benoit, Charlie Musselwhite, Ana Popovic, Coco Montoya, The Holmes Brothers, Walter Trout, Tommy Castro, Otis Taylor, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Trampled Under Foot, Carolyn Wonderland, Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers, Mark Hummel, Little Charlie and Anson Funderburgh of Golden State-Lone Star Revue, Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, Guitar Shorty, Popa Chubby, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, The Bender Brass (featuring Jimmy Carpenter) and more.

The “locals ticket” begins at $75 a day.

For more info and the full Big Blues Bender lineup, visit www.bigbluesbender.com.

Contact reporter Jason Bracelin at jbracelin@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0476. Follow on Twitter @JasonBracelin.

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