Brian Setzer burst on to the music scene in the early eighties with his Rockabilly band the Stray Cats. And while he no longer performs with the former band mates he still performs some of those songs.

But in April Setzer will reunite with his Stray Cat band mates Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom for at least one performance at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Festival.

Celebrating 21 years of the Rockabilly Festival, the festivities begin April 19 and run through April 22.

Besides the Stray Cats, performers include:
Jerry Lee Lewis
Duane Eddy
Hot Rod Lincoln
Mitch Polzak
Crazy Man Crazy
Carl Mann
The Pacers
Narvel Felts
Hayden Thompson
Alton and Jimmy
Johnny Powers
Rudy Grayzell
WS Holland
Jimmy Van Eaton
Roddy Jackson
The Eldorados
Norman Fox and The Robroys
Mike Wagoner
Hot Boogie Chillun
Robert Gordon
Big Sandy and the Flyrite Boys
The Delta Bombers
The Rhythm Shakers…

and many other artists including bands from the UK,Indonesia, France, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Australia, Canada, Russia, Sweden, and Chile.

The Festival also features bowling, a car show, a tattoo room, a hillbilly fest, Dekes Guitar Geek Show, fiving classes to “Jump, Jive, and Wail”, and a fashion show.

And die hard rockabilly fans can even tie the knot if they so desire.


photo credit: By Masao Nakagami –, CC BY-SA 2.0,