Aaron's Benward's Nashville Unplugged presented by Mountain Dew returns to Mandalay Bay every Friday night at Rhythm & Riffs. Aaron will be joined on stage by the songwriters behind some of Country music's best loved songs. Hear the story behind how the music came to be, direct from the songwriters themselves, then watch them perform live! It’s an all-acoustic show that gives the audience the pleasure of an intimate and highly interactive experience with the music they love and the songwriters behind each one.
Rhythm & Riffs | Age 21+
At Rhythm & Riffs
Join award winning Country music songwriters in an interactive, acoustic-style concert every Friday night hosted by Aaron Benward.
Aaron Benward is an award-winning and multi-platinum singer/songwriter and music/film/tv producer. Aaron introduced Nashville Unplugged: The Story Behind the Song to Las Vegas in 2009 at Mandalay Bay providing a platform for songwriters to enage with a captive audience. Returning from the pandemic, Nashville Unplugged is better than ever bringing back Aaron and a catalog of songwriters ready to tell their stories and perform their songs live once again at Mandalay Bay!
I’m a Georgia-born songwriter and producer who found respite from a lot of Southern guilt in Los Angeles. I was 26 when I got to East Hollywood. I felt like such a misfit until I started writing songs. Suddenly everybody wanted to hear my story. Because it was everybody’s story. I started my career writing country hits with Miranda Lambert and ended up working some with Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Waylon Payne, Brooks & Dunn and Reba. And working from LA, of course I’ve had a lot of film and TV cuts. (The same song ended up on Queer Eye and Death Wish…what!) Just before the pandemic I was music producer for the FOX show Filthy Rich. Right after that I teamed up with Danny Myrick to produce the first album of comic actor Leslie Jordan - an all-star album of duets (Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Eddie Vedder, Dolly Parton, TJ Osborne and more more more) called Company’s Comin’.
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