Blues at the Bay: Robert Cray Band performs at Mandalay Beach

May 28, 2002 2:30 AM

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino announces the southern style blues of the Robert Cray Band, performing under the stars at Mandalay Beach on Friday at 9 p.m. Tickets are priced at $25 in advance and $28.50 the day of the show. For more information, call (702) 632-7580.

The popular Robert Cray Band dominates the blues-and-soul genre with one double platinum album, two gold albums and five Grammy awards. The group’s passion for gritty, honest-to-goodness blues styled southern soul music makes them one of today’s most popular blues bands.

The Robert Cray Band features vocalist/guitarist Robert Cray, bassist Karl Sevareid, keyboardist Jim Pugh and drummer Kevin Hayes.

Cray has worked with musical talents such as: Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Tina Turner.

Bay Rock concert shows are held at the one-of-a-kind Mandalay Bay Beach Stage where concertgoers are invited to bring their blankets and sit on the beach or wade into the surf and listen to the music from the famous 1.6 million gallon wavepool. The Mandalay Beach Stage is set in an 11-acre beach environment framed by palms, waterfalls and giant fire pots. Bay Rock offers a truly unique concert experience. Bay Rock is sponsored in conjunction with 97.1 The Point and Fosters-Australian for Beer.