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B.B. King's Blues Club Announces Upcoming Appearances And Performances

B.B. King's Blues Club Announces Upcoming Appearances And Performances

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill is located at 237 West 42nd Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues) New York, NY 10036

Tickets may be purchased via Ticketmaster - www.ticketmaster.com / 1-800-745-3000 or at the B.B. King's Box Office: 10:30am - Midnight ($2 per ticket service charge)

We are a full-scale restaurant. Our menu is American Continental with a Southern flair. We also have a full bar with all premier liquors and domestic and international cold beer. You can have the option of eating in Lucille's Grill next door, or you can eat while watching a show. We serve a full menu at all of our concerts. A $10 food and/or beverage minimum is standard for table seating during shows.

Unless otherwise noted, all shows are suitable for all ages and offer general admission seating. Seating for all shows is first come, first seated; we do not take advance table reservations, except where noted as a condition of a VIP ticket. Standing room for all shows is available at our bar.

For further show information, directions to the venue and for the latest updates visit us on the web at www.bbkingblues.com or call 212-997-4144.

All events are subject to change.

NEW SHOWS JUST ADDED

DRAGON GATE PRO WRESTLING
Fri. Jan. 28
* Tix on sale Dec. 3 @12PM


70's TRIBUTE FEST - THE WHO, RUSH,
BLACK SABBATH & AC/DC
Fri. July 1
* Tix on Dec. 1 @1PM


NEW SHOWS COMING UP

 

Bruce Springsteen TRIBUTE

THE RISING

Mon. Dec. 6

 

 

Jim MorrisON BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

THE SOFT PARADE, A TRIBUTE TO THE DOORS

Tues. Dec. 7

 

 

VIVIAN GREEN

Thurs. Dec. 16

 

 

THE HITMAN

Feat. Former members of THE FOUR SEASONS

Wed. Dec. 20

 

 

New Orleans Brunch

(in Lucille's Grill)

BROTHER JOSCEPHUS W/ Dr. Dean + His Music Machine

Sun. Dec. 26

Sun. Jan. 2

 

 

KARL DENSON's TINY UNIVERSE

Post Phish Show

Thurs. Dec. 30

 

 

CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO

Mon. Mar. 7

 

 

FRANKIE NEGRON

Thurs. Mar. 31

 

 

Mark Hummel'S BLUES HARP BLOWOUT

Mon. April 4

 

 

ZEBRA

Sat. May 21

 

 

SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES

Sat. June 4

Sat. Sept. 24

Sat. Dec. 3

 

 

FREE LIVE MUSIC NIGHTLY - 8PM - AT LUCILLE'S BAR & GRILL

(Located right next door inside B.B. Kings)

 

GUITAR PETE

Tues. Nov. 2

 

FREE SALSA ON THE SQUARE Afterwork Thursday In Lucilles

Thurs. Nov. 4

 

SHARP EDGE

Fri. Nov. 5

 

WEST SIDE ALL STARS

Sat. Nov. 6

 

SPIROS SOUKIS

Sun. Nov. 7

 

 

We have a great rotating cast of live bands performing daily.

For the complete Lucille's schedule:

http://www.bbkingblues.com/lucilles/index.shtml

 

 

For the Complete Schedule to Date, please visit:

http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/index.shtml

 

 


SCHEDULE TO DATE

 

EVERY SATURDAY:
BEATLES BRUNCH
STRAWBERRY FIELDS

EVERY SUNDAY:
GOSPEL BRUNCH
Harlem Gospel Choir

Jan 1 BIG SHOT - TRIBUTE TO Billy Joel
Jan 2 New Orleans Brunch w/ BROTHER JOCEPHECUS
Jan 2 MEMORIES OF ELVIS LIVE A Royal Tribute to the King
Jan 4 Johnny Winter Residency
Jan 5 LOVIN' SPOONFUL
Jan 6 ROBERT GORDEN 7th Annual Elvis B-Day Party
Jan 10 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Jan 11 Johnny Winter Residency
Jan 14 WILL DOWNING (Early)
Jan 14 GNR Tribute - APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION (Late)
Jan 15 The Smithereens
Jan 16 Mother's Finest
Jan 17 Harlem Gospel Choir MLK MATINEE SHOW
Jan 17 Fantasy Camp with Roger Daltrey from THE WHO
Jan 18 Johnny Winter Residency
Jan 19 ROLLING STONE TRIBUTE
Jan 21 U2 Tribute - Beautiful Day
BLACK DOG - LED ZEPPLIN Tribute
Jan 22 FIRE & RAIN - James Taylor Tribute
Jan 23 WATKINS GLEN REVISITED
Jan 25 Johnny Winter Residency
Jan 28 DRAGON GATE WRESTLING
Jan 29 BOBBY CALDWELL
Jan 30 Back to the 60s - featuring the lead singers of The Outsiders, The Buckinghams, Climax, The Cuff Links and The Archies
Jan 31 LYNCH MOB w/ George Lynch
Feb 1 JOURNEY TRIBUTE w/ CAPTURED
Feb 4 BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO
Feb 5 CANNABIS CUP BAND - Bob Marley B-DAY CELEBRATION (2 Shows including early matinee)
Feb 10 Tramps Like Us - Bruce Springsteen Tribute
Feb 11 AL KOOPER 67th B-DAY SHOW
Feb 14 FrEddie Jackson
Feb 24 George HarrisON TRIBUTE
Mar 5 Oleta Adams
Mar 7 CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO
Mar 11 PONCHO SANCHEZ
Mar 17 St. Patricks Day w/ Black 47
Mar 25 Victor Wooten & Stanley Clarke
Mar 27 Gagathon - A Lady Gaga Birthday Tribute w/
RAD BROMANCE & Corn Mo
April 1 "Clapton is Godfrey"
Eric Clapton Birthday Tribute
April 2 WALTER TROUT
April 4 Mark Hummel's Harmonica Blues Blowout
April 6 HABIBE KOITE
April 16 THE GOOD RATS (Early & Late)
April 22 Harlem Gospel Choir Matinee
April 30 JON ANDERSON - THE VOICE OF YES
May 6 JAMES COTTON & SUPERHARP
May 6 WHO'S BAD - Michael Jackson TRIBUTE
May 7 Ottmar Leibert
May 21 Zebra
May 30 Bob Dylan Birthday Bash - Highway 61 Revisited
June 4 SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & ASBURY JUKES
June 22 URIAH HEEP

 

The following are the complete and current upcoming event listings for
JANYARY 2010
at B. B. King Blues Club and Grill, NYC


EVERY SATURDAY AFTERNOON, join us for BEATLES BRUNCH
NYC's Longest Running Beatles Show
STRAWBERRY FIELDS
featuring former members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA
Doors: 11am - Show: 12pm
Ticket includes All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet, Show, Tax and Tip
$40 adv, $42.50 door
STRAWBERRY FIELDS is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute,
dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get.
They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964 complete with
mop top hair, black suits with thin ties & the 1st four albums of music. Next
stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of "Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts
Club Band" album with all the costumes & jackets on the album cover. The
last stop includes: "White Album", "Abbey Road" & "Let It Be".

BUFFET MENU: http://www.bbkingblues.com/brunch/index.shtml


EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON, join us for GOSPEL BRUNCH
THE WORLD FAMOUS Harlem Gospel Choir
Get your dose of the Holy Ghost!
Ticket includes All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet, Show, Tax and Tip
Doors: 12:30pm - Show: 1:30pm
$40 adv, $42.50 door
Every Sunday, for the past 9 years, the world fam
ous Harlem Gospel Choir has brought their experience of Harlem & the Black Church to BB King's in a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, joyous gospel brunch-buffet show. The homestyle "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the Choir's joyous performance will have you dancing on the stage.

BUFFET MENU: http://www.bbkingblues.com/brunch/index.shtml
Sat. January 1st
BIG SHOT, Featuring Original Billy Joel saxophonist Richie Cannata
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=2253
Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM
$25
**Reserved VIP seating center floor area, $35 per ticket**
BIG SHOT is fronted by the amazing vocals of Singer/Songwriter and Piano Man, Michael DelGuidice. Michael is a well known and respected Long Island Musician and multi-instrumentalist. Michael's vocals are a stand-out among all others. He recently released a 10 song CD of his own material entitled "Miller Place."

The act is national level. All major pro world class musicians who not only toured with Billy Joel but have also worked with names like Michael Bolton, Hall and Oates, Huey Lewis, Diana Ross, Billy Joel's Broadway Musical, Richie Blackmore, Tower of Power, Nine Days, Trans Siberian Orchestra.

They perform a 90 minute to two hour show not to be believed, packed with hit after chart-topping hit in a high energy, interactive, stage performance. The Act almost exclusively covers Billy Joel's Music, but they will surprise you with songs by Elton John, The Beatles, Journey, Paul McCartney, Marc Cohn, and many others. Their renditions of the songs they perform are astonishing.

Featuring special guest original Billy Joel band member saxophonist Richie Cannata. Cannata was a member of the Billy Joel Band from 1972 - 1982 and returned with Billy on his 2006 tour including Billy Joel's record-setting 12-show run at Madison Square Garden. He Performed on Billy's albums: Songs In The Attic, 52nd Street, The Stranger, Glass Houses, Turnstiles, River Of Dreams, 2000 Years The Millennium Concert, and Billy's recent box set.

They have been written up in the Village Voice, and in the New York Times where Billy Joel himself was quoted saying "They had a hard time convincing me it wasn't me. It's uncanny."


Sun. January 2nd
NEW ORLEANS BRUNCH-Feat. Brother Joscephus with Dr. Dean and His Music Machine
Live at Lucille's Grill located inside BB King's
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=5223
Doors at 11:00AM, Show at 1:00PM
$25 Advance, $30 Day of Show
* Ticket price includes a prix-fixe brunch menu and show *
"Brother Joscephus" and "Doctor Dean" host a mostly New Orleans style musical afternoon full of atmosphere. These two friendly characters are accompanied by "The Music Machine" and a cornucopia of special guests. The ensemble cooks up a gumbo of Americana, roots, old-timey and New Orleans-influenced music with their own unique twist on the proceedings. Folks can't help but enjoy the ride when a full batch of familiar songs from not so long ago take on a rockin' boogie woogie blues feeling and the boat really starts a-rollin' down the river.

Y'all wanna keep coming back regularly to see who might be sitting in this week -- and what kind of new tricks they've got up their sleeves.

Sun. January 2nd
MEMORIES OF ELVIS LIVE
Featuring Vince DeBlasis and TCE Band
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=4993
Doors 6:00PM, Show 8:00PM
$20 Adv, $25 Day
* General Admission Seated Show - First Come, First Seated
* Reserved VIP booths on floor avail for 4+6 people - $40/ticket - Must buy entire booth. Booth for 4=$160 - Booth for 6=$240
'Memories of Elvis Live' features Vince DeBlasis as the King of Rock-n-Roll plus a stellar 'live' 7-piece band. The set is unique including exact replica suits worn by Elvis. The set will also feature a variety of Elvis "In Concert" era material - plus some surprises. The tribute performance will also include hit and rare musical gems.

Tues. January 4th
JOHNNY WINTER
4 Weeks of Winter...The Johnny Winter Residency: January 4, 11, 18 & 25
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=4900
Doors a 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM
$30 Adv, $35 Day
* General Admission Seating - First come, first seated
Reserved VIP booths on floor avail for 4 + 6 people - $50 per ticket - Must buy entire booth. A booth for 4 = $200 - A booth for 6 = $300
The Texas guitar tradition runs deep. It's a gutsy school of blues playing, marked by thick tones, aggressive attack and tons of technique, all delivered in a flamboyant, swaggering style that is endemic to the Lone Star State. From T-Bone Walker and Clarence Gatemouth Brown on through Albert Collins and Freddie King, Billy Gibbons and the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, the tradition of the Texas guitar slinger has lived on. One name that ranks atop that exclusive list is Johnny Winter, the international ambassador for rocking Texas blues for the last thirty years.

His latest Grammy nominated disc titled "I'm A Bluesman" out on Virgin Records, adds to his Texas-sized reputation. For this release, Johnny has again paired with his longtime producer Dick Shurman (Robert Cray, Albert Collins, Roy Buchanan), as well as Tom Hambridge (Susan Tedeschi, George Thorogood). Backing him on this disc is his scorching road-tested touring band of ace harmonica man James Montgomery, guitarist Paul Nelson who co -penned the title track, bassist Scott Spray and drummer Wayne June. Guest appearances feature such friends as keyboardist Reese Wynans (from Stevie Ray Vaughan's celebrated backing group Double Trouble) among others. Don't miss Johnny and his band on their current worldwide tour as he introduces audiences to his new material while reacquainting them with his iconic guitar playing.

Wed. January 5th
THE LOVIN' SPOONFUL
Featuring Steve Boone, Joe Butler, Jerry Yester, Mike Arturi, Phil Smith
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=3388
Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM
$25 Advance, $30 Day of Show
* General Admission Seating - First come, first seated
Reserved VIP booths on floor avail for 4 + 6 people - $45 per ticket - Must buy entire booth. A booth for 4 = $180 - A booth for 6 = $270
In early 1965 as the "British invasion" dominated the American music scene, two rockers from Long Island, Steve Boone and Joe Butler, teamed up with two folkies from Greenwich Village, John Sebastian and Zal Yanovsky, to form the Lovin' Spoonful and go on to record and perform some of the songs that would dominate the charts and establish them among the greats of the mid-sixties era.

Combining the best of folk music and rock and roll, with a touch of country thrown in, they gave us such hits as "Do You Believe in Magic," "Daydream," "You Didn't Have to be So Nice," "Nashville Cats" and the anthem for a hot July evening, "Summer in the City." All this in the span of 4 years and 5 albums. They toured almost constantly during this period and were one of the first rock bands to perform on college campuses almost as much as for teenage concert goers.

March 6, 2000 marked a milestone for the band. They were officially inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame.

SINGLES
"DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?" '65 #9
"YOU DID'NT HAVE TO BE SO NICE" '65 #10
"DAYDREAM" '66 #2
"DID YOU EVER HAVE TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND" '66 #2
"SUMMER IN THE CITY" '66 #1
"FULL MEASURE" '66 #16
"RAIN ON THE ROOF" '66 #10
"NASHVILLE CATS" '66 #8
"DARLING BE HOME SOON" '67 #15
"SHES STILL A MYSTERY TO ME" '67 #18
"SIX O'CLOCK" '67 #18
"NEVER GOIN BACK" '68 #14

Thurs. January 6th
ROBERT GORDON
Featuring Classic Sun Records-era ELVIS songs & Robert Gordon Classics!
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=3035
Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 7:30PM
$25
* General Admission Seating - First come, first seated
Reserved VIP booths on floor avail for 4 + 6 people - $40 per ticket - Must buy entire booth. A booth for 4 = $160 - A booth for 6 = $240
For more than 30 years, ROBERT GORDON has been one of the defining musical influences of his generation. Delivering his vocals with power and intensity, he has created a unique rock & roll attitude â€" driven by love, hurt, sadness and absolute conviction.

Long before the first rehearsals of The Stray Cats and the numerous rockabilly bands that followed, ROBERT GORDON reinvented the rockabilly sound of the ‘50s and introduced it to the punk rock audiences of the ‘70s.

After a stint in bands like the Tuff Darts in the ‘70s, Gordon pursued a solo career and began performing raucous rockabilly, the music he grew up on in Washington, D.C. He paired up with veteran guitarist Link Wray for his first two albums, “Robert Gordon with Link Wray and Fresh Fish Special†. Fresh Fish Special also featured Elvis Presley back-up singers The Jordanaires. These critically-acclaimed records were released during punkâ€TMs heyday and were subsequently embraced by that scene. Besides his own songs, Gordon covered songs made famous by Johnny Horton, Bill Monroe, Gene Vincent and Billy Lee Riley, as well as songs by Bruce Springsteen, Marshall Crenshaw and John Lennon.

Mon. January 10th
BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=3798
Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM
$25 Adv, $30 Day
As committed to their music as the swing era lifestyle, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy are not only renown for their impeccable performances, but for their classic suit and fedora styling and gentlemanly demeanor. Their fans span generations, filling concert halls around the country for shows that transport them back to a more wholesome, optimistic period. In fact, young adult fans regularly show up dressed in 40s-era outfits and dance sophisticated swing routines.

After first gaining mainstream popularity with their breakthrough performance in Swingers, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy have gone on to become one of the most popular touring bands on the road today. BBVD now carries on the tradition of the legendary big bands and orchestras by touring non-stop, performing over 100 concerts each year around the world.

Tues. January 11th
JOHNNY WINTER
4 Weeks of Winter...The Johnny Winter Residency: January 4, 11, 18 & 25
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=3268
Doors a 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM
$30 Adv, $35 Day
* General Admission Seating - First come, first seated
Reserved VIP booths on floor avail for 4 + 6 people - $50 per ticket - Must buy entire booth. A booth for 4 = $200 - A booth for 6 = $300
The Texas guitar tradition runs deep. It's a gutsy school of blues playing, marked by thick tones, aggressive attack and tons of technique, all delivered in a flamboyant, swaggering style that is endemic to the Lone Star State. From T-Bone Walker and Clarence Gatemouth Brown on through Albert Collins and Freddie King, Billy Gibbons and the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, the tradition of the Texas guitar slinger has lived on. One name that ranks atop that exclusive list is Johnny Winter, the international ambassador for rocking Texas blues for the last thirty years.

His latest Grammy nominated disc titled "I'm A Bluesman" out on Virgin Records, adds to his Texas-sized reputation. For this release, Johnny has again paired with his longtime producer Dick Shurman (Robert Cray, Albert Collins, Roy Buchanan), as well as Tom Hambridge (Susan Tedeschi, George Thorogood). Backing him on this disc is his scorching road-tested touring band of ace harmonica man James Montgomery, guitarist Paul Nelson who co -penned the title track, bassist Scott Spray and drummer Wayne June. Guest appearances feature such friends as keyboardist Reese Wynans (from Stevie Ray Vaughan's celebrated backing group Double Trouble) among others. Don't miss Johnny and his band on their current worldwide tour as he introduces audiences to his new material while reacquainting them with his iconic guitar playing.

Fri. January 14th
WILL DOWNING
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=5213
Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM
$49.50 Advance, $53.00 Day of Show
* General admission seated show - First come, first seated - Standing room at the bar.
* Reserved VIP booths on floor avail for 4 and 6 people - $69.50 per ticket - Must buy entire booth. A booth for 4 = $278 - A booth for 6 = $417
Women love Will Downing. And men love the women who love Will Downing. In his two decade recording career, the Brooklyn native has carved for himself a solid career as one of the leading purveyors of unapologetic, unabashed romantic music. And while this has not translated to crossover success or even to broad urban radio success it has gained for Downing a solid musical legacy and a rabidly loyal following of, well women.


Fri. January 14
APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION, Guns N' Roses Tribute Band
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=3321
Doors at 11:00PM, Show at 12:00AM
$12 Advance, $15 Day of Show
SRO * All Ages
Appetite for Destruction has been paying tribute to Guns N' Roses for over ten years, packing out venues throughout the tri-state area. Among their most noted gigs was performing as the opening act for Gilby Clarke (twice), countless headlining gigs at BB King's in Manhattan, and a co-headlining act for Upstate New York's Stemstock which boasted over 3,000 people. They've also performed at other popular New York venues such as the Vanderbilt, L'Amour's, Jones Beach, Northern Lights, Mulcahy's, the Village Pub, and Sullivan Hall with some of the best tribute bands in the business.

Unlike many other tribute bands, AFD focuses explicitly on the audio and visual aspects of Guns N' Roses, and strives for duplication in both areas. These days, it's not enough to just sound like the band you're impersonating; patrons can get that act from countless cover bands. They come to see a show, and that includes the appearance, enthusiasm, and on-stage antics expected from a national act. Appetite for Destruction delivers that and more. They focus on Gn'R's earlier music, like Appetite, but they also play many songs from Gn'R Lies and Use Your Illusion I and II and even the Spaghetti Incident? Sometimes they even throw in a song that Gn'R played live that never made it to an album to keep with the Gn'R spirit.Their catalog of Guns N' Roses songs is greater than that of any other tribute band in the country. They are able to perform over fifty songs, which allows them to tailor every set to each venue's specific needs.

Sat. January 15th
THE SMITHEREENS
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=2501
Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM
$27 Advance, $32.00 Day of Show
* General Admission Seating - First come, first seated
Reserved VIP booths on floor available for 4 and 6 people - $47 per ticket - Must buy entire booth. A booth for 4 people costs $188 - A booth for 6 people costs $282
Brandishing heavy guitars and an unabashed fetish for British Invasion Pop, The Smithereens carved their niche on album rock radio and earned a reputation as a great concert attraction with sizzling pop songs including:

"A GIRL LIKE YOU"
"ONLY A MEMORY"
"BLOOD & ROSES"
"BEHIND THE WALL OF SLEEP"
"HOUSE WE USED TO LIVE IN"
"TOP OF THE POPS"
"DROWN IN MY OWN TEARS"

Sun. January 16th
MOTHER'S FINEST
Featuring special guest, THE FUNKY KNIGHTS
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=5021
Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM
$25 Advance, $30 Day of Show
* General Admission Seating - First come, first seated. Standing room at bar
Reserved VIP booths on floor available for 4 and 6 people - $45 per ticket - Must buy entire booth. A booth for 4 people costs $180 - A booth for 6 people costs $270
Georgia funk rock band Mother's Finest might appear to be only a blip on the radar screen of rock history, but not to any of the headlining bands they've stolen shows from -- or any of the audiences who saw it happen. Following in the footsteps of the racially-mixed Sly & the Family Stone, Mother's Finest blendEd White guitarist Moses Mo and drummer B.B. "Queen" Borden with black vocalists Joyce Kennedy and Glenn Murdock, bassist Wyzard, and keyboardist Mike, for its 1976 self-titled debut album. Tracks like "Rain" and the slightly controversial "Niggazz Can't Sing Rock & Roll" made enough of a ripple to get the band out of Georgia clubs and into regional touring. The follow-up album Another Mother Further lived up to its title. The opening track was a cover of the Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting team's "Mickey's Monkey," made popular by Smokey Robinson. But the guitar riff was a blatant copy of Jimmy Page's from the Led Zeppelin song "Custard Pie," released two years earlier. Perhaps because the song was a cover, or the fact that they stole from blues legends early in their career, Led Zeppelin never sued and the track (along with others like "Piece of the Rock" and "Hard Rock Lover") helped make Another Mother Further the group's springboard.

For the remainder of the 1970s, Mother's Finest became the most dangerous opening act in rock, blowing away headliners like Aerosmith, Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush, and Ted Nugent. A subpar third album, 1978's Mother Factor, took nothing away from the band's live performances, as vocalists Murdock -- and particularly the powerful Kennedy -- enthralled audiences over the funk rock backline of Mo, Wizzard, Borden, and Mike. The 1979 album Mother's Finest Live featured not only original staples like "Watch My Stylin'" and "Give You All the Love," but also Kennedy singing a stunning cover of Jefferson Airplane's "Somebody to Love" and the musicians shining on a rearranged version of Steppenwolf's "Magic Carpet Ride." It would prove a last hurrah, for Mother's Finest didn't translate well into the 1980s and never achieved its due in the largely-white world of rock. Mo, Mike, and Borden would leave the band, the latter to go polar-opposite by joining Southern rockers Molly Hatchet, but Kennedy, Murdock and Wizzard fought on. After dabbling in dance music with several different lineups in the 1980s, the trio formed an all-African-American band in the early '90s by recruiting guitarist John Hayes and drummer Dion Derek. The angry, rocking result was the 1992 CD Black Radio Won't Play This Record, which proved prophetic despite being the band's best since its 1979 live album (yet white radio wouldn't play it either). It's now in the cut-out bins; ignored or forgotten -- much like Mother's Finest -- by all except a select few. Still active, the group's latest CD is called Not Yer Mother's Funk -- The Very Best of Mother's Finest, and features mostly material from the first two albums.

Mon. January 17th
Roger Daltrey OF THE WHO-ROCK N' ROLL FANTASY CAMP
Featuring:
Roger Daltrey (The Who), Phil Ramone, Tommy James along with our campers and legendary Rock Counsselors:
Simon Kirke (Bad Company), Kip Winger, Sandy Gennara and Leslie West (Mountain)
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=3487
1:00PM
Doors @ 6:30PM, Show @ 7:00PM
$40 Adv, $50 Day of Show
* Standing Room Only Event
Battle of the Bands Finale at B.B. King Blues Club

Campers spend 5 days living the ultimate fantasy and jamming with their rock counselors and other legends.

Celebrity judges from the music industry will critique each band on overall performance and announce the winning band at the end of the night. Past surprise appearances have included Joaquin Phoenix and Prince. You just never know who will show up!

Mon. January 17th
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY MATINEE
Featuring: THE WORLD FAMOUS Harlem Gospel Choir
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=2640
Doors at 11:00AM, Show at 12:00PM
$20 Adv, $25 Day of Show
* General admission seated show - First come, first seated - Special a la carte brunch menu will be available
* Group rate and brunch packages available.
For the past 9 years, the Harlem Gospel Choir has brought their experience of Harlem & the Black Church to New York's Times Square in a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, joyous gospel show.

The world famous Harlem Gospel Choir is the most famous gospel choir in America and a pre-eminent gospel choir world-wide. It travels the globe, sharing its joy of faith through its music, & raising funds for children's charities. The Choir was founded in 1986 by Allen Bailey, who got the idea for the Choir while attending a celebration in honor of DR. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Cotton Club in Harlem. The Choir presents the finest singers & musicians from Harlem's Black Churches & the New York/Tri-State area.

The Harlem Gospel Choir has shared its message of love & inspiration with thousands of people from various nations & cultures. The Choir strives to make the world a more loving and peaceful place, & through its music & dynamic performances create a better understanding of the African-American culture & the inspirational music called Gospel as it relates to the Black Church. The theme of every performance is "bringing people & nations together & giving something back". The Choir's songs of gospel and inspiration will touch the depths of your soul and lift your spirit to angelic heights. The Harlem Gospel Choir's music is "UNFETTERED, JOYOUS & INSPIRATIONAL". With every performance the choir share the RENAISSANCE of Harlem's culture with the audience. Every performance will take your breath away!

Tues. January 18th
JOHNNY WINTER
4 Weeks of Winter...The Johnny Winter Residency: January 4, 11, 18 & 25
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=3268
Doors a 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM
$30 Adv, $35 Day
* General Admission Seating - First come, first seated
Reserved VIP booths on floor avail for 4 + 6 people - $50 per ticket - Must buy entire booth. A booth for 4 = $200 - A booth for 6 = $300
The Texas guitar tradition runs deep. It's a gutsy school of blues playing, marked by thick tones, aggressive attack and tons of technique, all delivered in a flamboyant, swaggering style that is endemic to the Lone Star State. From T-Bone Walker and Clarence Gatemouth Brown on through Albert Collins and Freddie King, Billy Gibbons and the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, the tradition of the Texas guitar slinger has lived on. One name that ranks atop that exclusive list is Johnny Winter, the international ambassador for rocking Texas blues for the last thirty years.

His latest Grammy nominated disc titled "I'm A Bluesman" out on Virgin Records, adds to his Texas-sized reputation. For this release, Johnny has again paired with his longtime producer Dick Shurman (Robert Cray, Albert Collins, Roy Buchanan), as well as Tom Hambridge (Susan Tedeschi, George Thorogood). Backing him on this disc is his scorching road-tested touring band of ace harmonica man James Montgomery, guitarist Paul Nelson who co -penned the title track, bassist Scott Spray and drummer Wayne June. Guest appearances feature such friends as keyboardist Reese Wynans (from Stevie Ray Vaughan's celebrated backing group Double Trouble) among others. Don't miss Johnny and his band on their current worldwide tour as he introduces audiences to his new material while reacquainting them with his iconic guitar playing.

Weds. January 19th
SATISFACTION
A Rolling Stones Experience Dedicated To The World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band
Featuring:
Chris LeGrand as Mick Jagger
Jim Riddick as Keith Richards
Charls Trador as Ron Wood
Tony Fortuna as Bill Wyman
Carl Bass as Charlie Watts
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=4605
Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM
$35.00 Advance, $40.00 Day of Show
* General Admission Seating - First come, first seated
Reserved VIP booths on floor available for 4 and 6 people - $25.00 per ticket - Must buy entire booth. A booth for 4 people costs $100 - A booth for 6 people costs $150
"Satisfaction/A Rolling Stones Experience" is the international touring tribute production dedicated to the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band. Now in it's sixth year of production and over 1000 performances, this highly acclaimed production showcases the most authentic cast & costuming of it's kind. The likes of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and cast bring a colorful performance to over 40 years of classic hits. Featured in Rolling Stone, People, Las Vegas Today, CBS Sunday Morning news and hundreds of national newspapers, magazines, television & radio. Internationally recognized as the world's greatest show honoring the Rolling Stones and their legacy.

In 2005 the show joined the cast of Legends in Concert as the first Rolling Stones act ever on the Las Vegas strip and in 2007 Satisfaction was featured in a CBS Sunday Morning News segment proclaiming the group as the next best thing to The Rolling Stones.

Fri. January 21st
BLACK DOG - A TRIBUTE TO LED ZEPPELIN
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=5215
Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM
$15 Adv, $19 Day of Show
* General Admission Seating - First come, first seated. Standing room at bar
Reserved VIP booths avail for 4 + 6 people - $25 per ticket - Must buy entire booth. Booth for 4 = $100, Booth for 6 = $150
Black Dog was established in early 2000. Their devotion to the integrity of the band's live sound has made them the most demanded Led Zeppelin tribute in the New York City tri-state area. Black Dog is the definitive Led Zeppelin tribute band, keeping the music of Led Zeppelin live!

Black Dog proudly pays tribute to the mighty Led Zeppelin with an extensive catalogue of songs comprised of classic masterpieces like "Dazed and Confused", "Heartbreaker", and "Stairway to Heaven", as well as the less heard B-sides to satisfy the more discerning fans. A complete acoustic set recreates an intimate setting with mandolin and custom tuned guitars played on stools, bringing to life songs like "Going to California", "Friends", and "That's the Way". The show also includes extended versions that recapture the true live experience such as The Song Remains the Same's "Whole Lotta Love", complete with Page's magical Theramin solo!

Fri. January 21st
BEAUTIFUL DAY - U2 TRIBUTE
Three Decades of U2's Music - Live!
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=5198
Doors at 11:00PM, Show at 12:00AM
$10 Adv, $15 Day
BEAUTIFUL DAY is simply an incredible live tribute to U2. Formed by two tribute band veterans - Michael Schmidt (Bono) and Matt Dooley (The Edge), BEAUTIFUL DAY is dedicated to offering U2 fans the opportunity to experience a live show that recreates the magic that is a U2 concert. From the unique and haunting sound of Edge's heavily effected guitar, to the thought provoking, intense and passionate approach of Bono's vocals and stage act, a BEAUTIFUL DAY performance will have you on your feet and inspired from beginning to end.

A typical BEAUTIFUL DAY concert will have the fans singing to hits such as Magnificent, With or Without You, Where the Streets Have No Name, One and of course the bands name sake, BEAUTIFUL DAY along with those fan favorite's like Gloria, Electric Co. and Bad. All recreated with stunning accuracy and attention to detail unlike any other U2 tribute band currently on the scene. From "Boy" to "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" and through the new U2 release "No Line on the Horizon", BEAUTIFUL DAY sets the highest standard that all tribute bands seek to attain - perfection! The addition of a light and multi media show complete with video walls and all the trappings of a U2 extravaganza makes a BEAUTIFUL DAY show one that you just have to see to believe.

Sat. January 22nd
AN EVENING OF James Taylor feat. DAVE BINDER
Fire & Rain
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=4359
Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM
$23 Adv, $25 Day of Show
* General Admission Seating - First come, first seated. Standing room at bar
Reserved VIP booths avail for 4 + 6 people - $35 per ticket - Must buy entire booth. Booth for 4 = $140, Booth for 6 = $210
The music of James Taylor continues to be part of the fiber of pop music culture. This program is an annual event on many campuses and is the show that has made Dave a legend on the college circuit.

The "Fire & Rain" program will shed new light on the words and music of this timeless performer. Close your eyes and you're sure James is in the room. Open your ears and learn about the life and times of Taylor. Sit back and enjoy watching a packed house of students, parents, and friends singing along to some classic tunes.

After 25 years of touring college campuses and over 3000 shows, Dave Binder concerts have become "A Tradition" on many campuses throughout the country. Dave began his career in 1979 and has since showcased in six regions at 12 showcases including a national showcase in Nashville.

Sun. January 23rd
WATKINS GLEN REVISITED
Featuring:
REFLECTIONS (GRATEFUL DEAD/Jerry Garcia Tribute)
THE PEACH PROJECT (ALLMAN BROS. Tribute)
The ‘THE BAND' Band (THE BAND Tribute)
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=5189
Doors at 5:00PM, Show at 6:00PM
$15 Adv, $20 Day of Show
* General Admission Seating - First come, first seated. Standing room at bar
WATKINS GLEN REVISITED features The "Band" Band, Reflections, + The Peach Project, replicating the 1973 Watkins Glen lineup of the Band, Allman Brothers and the Grateful Dead.

REFLECTIONS cover the music from all incarnations of Jerry's bands including the Jerry Garcia Band, Old and in the Way, Legion of Mary and of course the Grateful Dead!

THE PEACH PROJECT is a six piece band comprised of some of the tri-state areas premier musicians performing a tribute to the music of The Allman Brothers Band. The band's members, individually and collectively, posess the instrumental and vocal fire, creativity, and musical professionalism to render the music with the electricity, emotion and nuance of the original. Response to their live shows has been ecstatic and their fan base is growing rapidly. Older fans who were there at the Fillmore East in 1971 when it all began, as well as the younger generation of ABB fans who frequent the "jam band" scene have been moved by the Peach Project's authentic and passionate renderings of ABB classics.

The members of The THE BAND Band are veteran professional musicians who have played on the national stage for over 25 years. They share a love for the music of The Band, and formed this tribute band for the sheer enjoyment of playing their songs. By covering all the well-loved favorites, as well as a broad selection of lesser-known songs, they showcase the astounding breadth and depth of The Band's distinctively original "roots rock" music.

Tues. January 25h
JOHNNY WINTER
4 Weeks of Winter...The Johnny Winter Residency: January 4, 11, 18 & 25
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=3268
Doors a 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM
$30 Adv, $35 Day
* General Admission Seating - First come, first seated
Reserved VIP booths on floor avail for 4 + 6 people - $50 per ticket - Must buy entire booth. A booth for 4 = $200 - A booth for 6 = $300
The Texas guitar tradition runs deep. It's a gutsy school of blues playing, marked by thick tones, aggressive attack and tons of technique, all delivered in a flamboyant, swaggering style that is endemic to the Lone Star State. From T-Bone Walker and Clarence Gatemouth Brown on through Albert Collins and Freddie King, Billy Gibbons and the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, the tradition of the Texas guitar slinger has lived on. One name that ranks atop that exclusive list is Johnny Winter, the international ambassador for rocking Texas blues for the last thirty years.

His latest Grammy nominated disc titled "I'm A Bluesman" out on Virgin Records, adds to his Texas-sized reputation. For this release, Johnny has again paired with his longtime producer Dick Shurman (Robert Cray, Albert Collins, Roy Buchanan), as well as Tom Hambridge (Susan Tedeschi, George Thorogood). Backing him on this disc is his scorching road-tested touring band of ace harmonica man James Montgomery, guitarist Paul Nelson who co -penned the title track, bassist Scott Spray and drummer Wayne June. Guest appearances feature such friends as keyboardist Reese Wynans (from Stevie Ray Vaughan's celebrated backing group Double Trouble) among others. Don't miss Johnny and his band on their current worldwide tour as he introduces audiences to his new material while reacquainting them with his iconic guitar playing.

Fri. January 28th
World Wrestling Network Presents...
DRAGON GATE USA WRESTLING
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=5224
Doors @ 6PM, Show @ 7PM
Reserved GA Floor Seats: $35
Reserved GA Upper Level Seats: $35
Reserved GA Stage Seats: $30
GA Upper Level: $25
GA Standing Room: $25
* Reserved floor + stage seating is for rows 3, 4 + 5. Reserved upper level seating is for rows 2 + 3. All seating in these rows are general admission. Go to Dragon Gate website for premium 1st row seating: www.dgusa.tv
**Tickets on sale December 3rd
Dragon Gate USA is set to bring the premium pro wrestling product to Manhattan for the first time. See the most action-packed, high-flying, hardest-hitting wrestling in the world with the top stars from Japan and most skilled athletes from the United States. DGUSA is coming to New York City with a supershow.


Sat. January 29th
BOBBY CALDWELL
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=4885
Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 7:30PM
$45 Advance, $50 Day of Show
* General Admission Seating - First come, first seated
Reserved VIP booths on floor avail for 4 + 6 people - $65 per ticket - Must buy entire booth. A booth for 4 = $260 - A booth for 6 = $390
Bobby Caldwell's live performances are always electrifying! Drawing from his vast repertoire of rousing R&B, intimate smooth jazz stylings, and big band songs, Bobby has the ability to entertain at any venue, for fans of all ages.

As a singer, he has a successful career with numerous solo releases, which have earned accolades far and wide. His songwriting skills have earned hits not only for himself, but also for well-known artists like Chicago, Boz Scaggs, Peter Cetera and Amy Grant, Neil Diamond and Al Jarreau.

Bobby's timeless classic, "What You Won't Do For Love" has been recorded and sampled by more than 100 artists, including rendition by Boys II Men. A sample of Bobby's song "Open Your Eyes" appeared in the Grammy nominated platinum rap hit "The Light" by Common. All combined, Bobby's songs and samples have contributed to over 40 million sales, while artists as diverse as Tupac Shakur, Michael Bolton, Roberta Flack, Go West, Vanessa Williams and Notorious B.I.G. have all paid tribute to the blue-eyed singer in the slouch hat. Bobby's classic song was sung by Elliot Yamin during the final 3 round of American Idol 2006.

Major motion picture and television credits have brought Bobby's music to even broader audiences. His original composition, "The Girl I Dream About" was included in Hillary Duff's film, "The Perfect Man", and in Charlie Matthau's film, Her Minor Thing and in Simone, starring Al Pacino. Previously, his rendition of "Beyond The Sea" was selected by actor/director Joe Mantegna as the opening theme for his directorial debut "Lakeboat." The song fit so well with the movie that Mantegna commissioned Bobby to compose an original piece, "(Oh Boy!) You've Got It Made," as the closing theme. "Beyond The Sea," along with "All The Way" and "The Girl I Dream About" are also featured in the motion picture "My First Mister" starring Albert Brooks and directed by Christine Lahti. "I've Got The World On A String" was used in "Hearts In Atlantis" starring Anthony Hopkins. "Luck Be A Lady" is the featured track in the movie "The Cooler," starring William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin, and Paul Sorvino.

Sat. January 29th
BOBBY CALDWELL
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=4885
Doors at 9:30PM, Show at 10:00PM
$40 Advance, $45 Day of Show
* General Admission Seating - First come, first seated
Reserved VIP booths on floor avail for 4 + 6 people - $65 per ticket - Must buy entire booth. A booth for 4 = $260 - A booth for 6 = $390
Bobby Caldwell's live performances are always electrifying! Drawing from his vast repertoire of rousing R&B, intimate smooth jazz stylings, and big band songs, Bobby has the ability to entertain at any venue, for fans of all ages.

As a singer, he has a successful career with numerous solo releases, which have earned accolades far and wide. His songwriting skills have earned hits not only for himself, but also for well-known artists like Chicago, Boz Scaggs, Peter Cetera and Amy Grant, Neil Diamond and Al Jarreau.

Bobby's timeless classic, "What You Won't Do For Love" has been recorded and sampled by more than 100 artists, including rendition by Boys II Men. A sample of Bobby's song "Open Your Eyes" appeared in the Grammy nominated platinum rap hit "The Light" by Common. All combined, Bobby's songs and samples have contributed to over 40 million sales, while artists as diverse as Tupac Shakur, Michael Bolton, Roberta Flack, Go West, Vanessa Williams and Notorious B.I.G. have all paid tribute to the blue-eyed singer in the slouch hat. Bobby's classic song was sung by Elliot Yamin during the final 3 round of American Idol 2006.

Major motion picture and television credits have brought Bobby's music to even broader audiences. His original composition, "The Girl I Dream About" was included in Hillary Duff's film, "The Perfect Man", and in Charlie Matthau's film, Her Minor Thing and in Simone, starring Al Pacino. Previously, his rendition of "Beyond The Sea" was selected by actor/director Joe Mantegna as the opening theme for his directorial debut "Lakeboat." The song fit so well with the movie that Mantegna commissioned Bobby to compose an original piece, "(Oh Boy!) You've Got It Made," as the closing theme. "Beyond The Sea," along with "All The Way" and "The Girl I Dream About" are also featured in the motion picture "My First Mister" starring Albert Brooks and directed by Christine Lahti. "I've Got The World On A String" was used in "Hearts In Atlantis" starring Anthony Hopkins. "Luck Be A Lady" is the featured track in the movie "The Cooler," starring William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin, and Paul Sorvino.

Sun. January 30th
BACK TO THE 60's
The original lead singers of The Outsiders, The Buckinghams, Climax, The Cuff Links and The Archies
Featuring:
Ron Dante (The Archies/The Cuff Links)
DENNIS TUFANO (The Buckinghams)
SONNY GERACI (Climax/The Outsiders)
BO DONALDSON + THE HEYWOODS
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=5024
Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 7:30PM
* General Admission Seating - First come, first seated
Reserved VIP booths on floor avail for 4 + 6 people - $25 per ticket - Must buy entire booth. A booth for 4 = $100 - A booth for 6 = $150
Ron Dante is best known as the lead singer for the fictional cartoon band, The Archies, as well as the one-hit wonder group The Cuff Links. "Sugar, Sugar" topped the Top 40 charts for weeks and was voted "Song Of The Year'" in 1969.

Dennis Tufano was the original "voice" of "The Buckinghams". The Chicago-based group scored with a string of five Top Ten hits in the late-sixties including, the No#1 "Kind of A Drag", "Don't You Care", "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy", "Hey Baby, They're Playing Our Song", "Susan" and "Back In Love Again".

Sonny Geraci sang four Top 40 hits with The Outsiders: "Time Won't Let Me", "Respectable (What Kind of Girl Is This)", "Girl in Love", and "Help Me Girl". Geraci's biggest hit song was "Precious and Few" as lead vocalist for Climax who released their debut album in 1972.

Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods are an American Pop music group known mainly for their 1970s hits, "Billy Don't Be A Hero" and "Who Do You Think You Are".

Mon. January 31st
Eddie Trunk/Q104.3-FM presents....
LYNCH MOB
Featuring: DOKKEN guitarist, George Lynch
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=2960
Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM
$15 Adv, $18 Day of Show
SRO * ALL AGES
LYNCH MOB, FEATURING UNIVERSALLY ACCLAIMED GUITARIST George Lynch, RETURNS FOR A U.S. HEADLINING TOUR PERFORMING A VERY SPECIAL CAREER RETROSPECTIVE SET INCLUDING THE BEST OF LYNCH MOB, DOKKEN, AND MORE!

AS A THANK YOU TO HIS FANS, ONE FELLOW GUITARIST IN ATTENDANCE EACH SHOW WILL BE RANDOMLY SELECTED TO JAM ON STAGE WITH LYNCH MOB!

IN ADDITION, THERE WILL BE A MEET & GREET AT EACH VENUE OPEN TO ALL TICKET HOLDERS AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE HIGH PRICED 'VIP PACKAGES' OTHER ARTISTS OF HIS STATURE OFFE

 

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