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Viva Las Vegas 18 Band Lineup News!

6:31 PMZack Simpson

If you haven't seen it yet, the band lineup for the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender has been released. This isn't quite the fully finalized list yet, as they are still working hard to add a few more great acts for everyone. However, if you're like we are here at The Rockabilly Socialite then you pretty much set your calendar around the VLV year and wait in suspense for any exciting news to drop! Today is one of those days, so let's take a look at the list together. And again, this isn't final, expect a few more names to be added in the coming weeks.


Doo Wop Allstars Show
Herb Cox - The Cleftones
Maryland Pierce - The Five Keys
Eugene Pitt - The Jive Five
Bobby Lewis

Stars of Rockabilly
Joe Clay
Huelyn Duvall
And more to be confirmed

                                    The Sonics  (2nd show in ballroom Sunday)
Buzz & The Flyers
The Go Getters - Sweden
The H Tones - Russia
Omar & The Stringpoppers
Bobby Brooks Wilson
Levi Dexter & The Rockats
The Savage Hornets - UK
Miss Ruby Ann - Portugal
Marc Valentine - Germany
Jake Calypso - France
Wild Boogie Combo - France
The Bop Hounds - Brazil
La Puzzydollz - Chile
Billie & The Kids - Croatia
The Delta Bombers
The Chop Tops with some very special guests
Nic Duportal & His Rhythm Dudes - France
Sean Coleman & His Quasars
The Desperados
Jason Hoss Hicks
Mike Bell & The Belltones - Finland
Shelley Minson
Stardust Ramblers
KB & The Slingtones
Hillbilly Casino
Vintage Vandals
Kay Marie
The Sabres
The Cavaleros - Canada
The Rattle Rockin Boys
Dirty Dice Band
Johnny Deadly Trio
Aileen Quinn & The Leaping Lizards
So Cal Rocket Dynamics
The Rhythm Combo
Straight Shooter
Switchblade 3
Frantic Rockers
Hot Roddin Romeos
Cadillac Casanovas
Phil Friendly Trio
Danny Duke & The Northern Stars - Canada
Hank & The Hardtops
Dawn Shipley
Gino & The Lone Gunmen

So there it is! I have a feeling many will be happy to see Kitty, Daisy and Lewis on the bill as they've seemed to be among the most requested acts the past several years. Also of note is the continuation of the inclusion of bands that fit into the early 60s garage sound. This time represented by none other than original garage rockers, The Sonics! Another oft requested band, who we'll be lucky to be able to see not once, but twice during the weekend. And how about Joe Clay returning from his riotous, rockin' performance from two years ago at the VLV Wednesday night pre-party! Of course, The Wanderer himself, Dion! 

There's too many exciting bands to mention all individually, but that's what the comments below are for! Let us know what you like, or don't like, or speculate about who the last few bands added should be!

-Zack Simpson
The Rockabilly Gentleman

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  1. I know I'm really excited for the foreign band representation! So looking forward to seeing Jake Calypso! And also really happy for my friends, The Rattle Rockin Boys, who earned their way on the bill.

    1. Yay for The Rattle Rockin Boys! I'm excited for Jake Calypso too. I love his CD!

  2. Slik Fifty from Phoenix!!

    1. Ohhh, I haven't heard of them. I will have to check them out!

  3. This will be my first Viva Las Vegas, so I'm looking really forward to it! I'm excited to see Dion. I just started listening to Nico Duportal and his Rhythm Dudes, so I'm definitely going to see them. Being from the Bay Area, of course I have to see The Chop Tops and Kay Marie.

    Who I would love to see be added to the line-up; Si Cranstoun, JD McPherson, Pat Cappoci, Big Sandy, The Paladins, The Blasters, and *cough*Stray Cats*cough*.


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