What is the Bender Jamboree? The Bender Jamboree is 4 days and nights of music and accommodations all taking place at the Plaza Hotel with “Everything, An Elevator Ride Away”

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Bender Jamboree
Bender Jamboree

The Bender Jamboree arrived at the Plaza Hotel & Casino on April 12th and stayed through April 15th. It was four days & nights of amazing music with resort accommodations being just a stone’s throw away. Multiple stages of progressive acoustic and Americana tunes, impromptu pickin’ with other Jammers, activities, theme nights, and the Fabulous Fremont Street Experience combined for one great experience.

Featured Artists at Bender Jamboree Included:

Greensky Bluegrass • Leftover Salmon • The Infamous Stringdusters • Sam Bush • The Del McCoury Band • The Travelin’ McCourys • Fruition • Mandolin Orange • Billy Strings • The Lil Smokies • The California Honeydrops • Shook Twins • Hot Buttered Rum • Lindsay Lou • Head for the Hills • The Lee Boys • The Dustbowl Revival • Jon Stickley Trio • Henhouse Prowlers • Wood & Wire • Polyrhythmics • Honey Island Swamp Band • The Good Time Travelers • Open Picks Daily hosted by: Timber! & Friends

Learn more about Bender Jamboree on their website.

Photos, (affiliate link), by Paul Citone, Erik Kabik, Christopher Baldwin

About Erik Kabik

Jerry Garcia. Barack Obama. Robert DeNiro. What do these American icons have in common? They’re just a few of the notable personalities captured by the lens of Erik Kabik.


A lifelong passion for photography, (affiliate link), has taken Erik around the world, from Turkey to Israel, Indonesia to Cuba and beyond. These travels have informed his photography and infused his work with an undeniably broad worldview.

Erik began his photography, (affiliate link), career in the 1990’s as a teenager shooting in the pit at Grateful Dead concerts when longtime Grateful Dead publicist Dennis McNally gave him his first break. Erik earned his degree in Communications, with an emphasis in Photojournalism, from Southern Oregon University. He relocated to Las Vegas, (affiliate link), where he combined his love for music and photography and has been documenting the live music scene in Vegas for over 20 years. He has photographed musicians as diverse as Beyonce and Willie Nelson to The Grateful Dead and Kiss.

Erik’s passion is rock and roll photography but his work expands into celebrity, pop culture, travel, news, architecture, and food and beverage.

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