SO HERE is what this particular festival is doing for their having to cancel this year , and I’ll be honest folks pretty much all of my festivals I keep track of are cancelled or postponed to late 2020. If these festivals do indeed get to commence in late fall,  we are going to have an influx of festivals going on at once.

It’s going to be tough for all of the bands to get back to rolling when they do, and it’s going to be difficult for them to get to them all this close in time. Right now, I think the ones that have just rescheduled to next year made the smartest choice time wise.

So in 2021, my friends over at Viva Las Vegas have created VLV 23.1! They have branded VLV 23 as “The One That Didn’t Happen”, but I wanted to take this time out to tell you my dear readers about their products they have to offer on their website. They are offering a terrific line of shirts and hats for VLV 23, and I will be ordering MY OWN shirt here SOON.

VLV 23 Merch
As promised, we have made the merch available for THE ONE THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN!
You can get it here:
We would love to see you next year so the easiest option is to just carry over your ticket to 2021. There is no need to do anything, we will issue you a new ticket in a couple of months! Choose this option and you WON’T be affected by the upcoming ticket price increase.
Need a refund? Just send your refund request to But please keep in mind that ticket prices will increase for VLV 23.1. Refund requests due by April 30, 2020.
The VLV23 CD is available on the Viva Las Vegas Shop
The tracklist is to the left. Please note that the CD makers made a mistake on the tracklist (not our fault) so we are still sending them out and when we get the correct cases, we will send them out to you. The tracklist shown here is the correct one.

So now I want to talk about the list of bands on that CD above it there.

  1. Mike Sanchez And The Limboos – Let Em’ Rock
  2. Marti Brom And Her Rancho Notorious – If I Was A Fifth
  3. The Dimestore Playboys – Real Gone Baby
  4. Jive Aces – Rock N Roll Movie Star
  5. Peter Egri – Boogie Woogie
  6. Spo Dee O Dee – Rock N Roll Frog
  7. Rhythm Shakers – But You Still Left Me
  8. Mack Stevens – Hobo
  9. Smokestack Lightnin’ – You Don’t Care
  10. Phil Haley – Baby Where Are You
  11. Southwest Biscuit Co. – Please Leave Me The Whiskey
  12. Pat Capocci – Coming In Hot
  13. Marc And The Wild Ones – She Put A Spell On Me
  14. The Royal Hounds – The Walk
  15. Joey And His Showmen – Trippin On Price Road
  16. The Time Burners – Little Wolfman
  17. B Stars – Still Waiting
  18. The Suedes – I Wanna Rock And Roll
  19. Old Chevy – Dig That Boogie
  20. Wildcat Rose – Broken Bones
  21. The Lustre – One Two Three Hang Up
  22. Lil Moe And The Dynaflos – ’47 Cadillac
  23. The Teledynes – Rock You Out
  24. Screamin’ Rebel Angels – Heel Grinder
  25. The Octanes – Can’t Be Friends.

For many years VLV has been one of the biggest festival extravaganzas of the year. This is one of the older and more spacious ones that feature Rockabilly, and it is still on my bucket lost to cover live. Many of these great bands that have played there in the past, and the bands on this year’s bill are heavily featured on my website.


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