When does the music start?
The official "first show" of the Bender usually occurs around 4pm PST on Thursday, the first day of the event. The last show ends around 2am PST on the following Monday.
There may be some special events occurring prior to this first show such as the baller welcome party, or welcome performances. Full details can be found in the official schedule.
The official music schedule is released a couple months before the event. When released, this can be found at bigbluesbender.com