Nashville Unplugged

Aaron Benward’s Nashville Unplugged

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.

Every Friday | 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Rhythm & Riffs | Age 21+

Free Admission

Friday Night Unplugged

At Rhythm & Riffs

Join award winning Country music songwriters in an interactive, acoustic-style concert every Friday night hosted by Aaron Benward.



Nashville Unplugged Host | Every Friday

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!

Friday, June 2 | 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Matt Warren

Matt Warren is a Nashville native. In 2002, Warren made his staff writer debut when he signed a publishing deal with House of Fame in Muscle Shoals, AL. Matt's first cut was “Puttin’ Memories Away”, co-written with Gary Allan. It was featured in Rolling Stone magazine & on the Oprah Winfrey show when Gary was her guest. In 2009 he won an ASCAP award for the top 10 hit "Learning How to Bend". In 2013 he received an ASCAP award for the #1 smash “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)", which was also nominated for the 2014 ACM song of the year. “Love Let It Do What It Do” by Robert Randolph & the Family Band featuring Darius Rucker (co-written with Warren) was the lead single from the “Got Soul” record nominated for blues record of the year at the 2018 Grammy Awards. Matt’s songs have been recorded by Gary Allan, Darius Rucker, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Andy Frasco & the UN, Bucky Covington, Americana music icon Jim Lauderdale, Pittsburgh blue collar rock legend Joe Grushecky, The Voice season 17 winner Jake Hoot and many others. Matt currently has 4 songs on the latest Gary Allan record “Ruthless”. 

Friday, June 2 | 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Dylan Altman

Dylan Altman has been writing and performing in Nashville since 1994. He has had three #1 songs: Tim McGraw’s “Watch The Wind Blow By”, Jake Owen’s “Barefoot Blue Jean Night”, Jason Aldean’s “Take A Little Ride” as well as Chase Bryant’s top ten hit “Take It On Back”. Other artists who have recorded his songs include Trace Adkins, Eli Young Band, Joe Nichols and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

Friday, June 2 | 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Jeb Gipson

From singing in church to playing all over the country with his dad’s bluegrass band, music has always been a part of his life. With influences like Keith Ubran, John Mayer, Ricky Skaggs and Brooks and Dunn, his music has been described as “good ole boy point of view with some serious soul behind it.” Jeb has toured with acts such as Riley Green, Jon Langston, Hardy, Morgan Wallen and more.

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