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B.B. King Blues Club Announces Upcoming Events And Shows

B.B. King Blues Club Announces Upcoming Events And Shows

B.B. King BLUES CLUB - NYC MONTHLY SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING EVENTS All events are subject to change.

UPCOMING SHOWS ON SALE THIS WEEK

TITO ROJAS - Sat. June 12 - 8PM - * Tix on sale NOW!

Chuck Berry - Fri. June 25 - 8PM - * Tix on sale Feb. 2 @ 5PM

Dionne Warwick - Fri. Oct. 15 - 8PM - * Tix on sale Feb. 3 @ 12PM

MAXI PRIEST - Fri. Aug. 27 - 8PM - * Tix on sale Feb. 4 @ 10AM

IRIS DEMENT - Sat. Aug. 21 - 8PM - * Tix on sale Feb. 5 @ 10AM

The ROLLING STONES Show SATISAFCTION - Sun. May 30 - 8PM - * Tix on sale Feb. 6 @ 10AM

NEW SHOWS JUST ADDED
DR. K's MOTOWN REVUE - Wed. Feb. 3 - 8PM

Classic R&B, Motown + Soul GROOVE BUFFET - Wed. Feb. 10 - 8PM

ROYAL CROWN REVUE - Wed. Mar. 3 - 8PM

JON B. - Sat. Mar. 6 - 8PM

Club 80's Tour featuring MISSING PERSONS GENE LOVES JEZEBEL + TOMMY TUTONE - Mon. Mar. 15 - 8PM

BROADWAY UNDERGROUND - Mon. April 26 - 8PM

GUNS N' ROSES Tribute: APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION
Fri. April 30 - 11:30PM

MICK TAYLOR - Wed. May 5 - 8PM

JEFFERSON STARSHIP - Fri. May 21 - 7PM

THE YARDBIRDS - Wed. May 26 - 8PM

LANCE LOPEZ - Thur. June 10 - 8PM

WINGER - Sun. June 20 - 8PM

JOHNNY WINTER - Wed. June. 23 - 8PM

COMING UP SOON

Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Thurs. Feb 4

Bob Marley BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE - Fri. Feb 5 & Fri. Feb 12

2010 GRAMMY WINNER - Best Zydeco/Cajun Music Album!
BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO - Sat. Feb 6

John MayALL - Tues. Feb 9

Bruce Springsteen TRIBUTE - Thurs. Feb 11

FREE LIVE MUSIC NIGHTLY - 8PM - AT LUCILLE'S BAR & GRILL
(Located right next door inside BB King's)

JON PARIS -MONDAYS

CHRIS PHILLIPS -TUESDAYS

GUITAR PETE - WEDNESDAYS

LIVE SALSA BANDS - THURSDAYS

We have a great rotating cast of live bands performing on Fridays, Saturdays + Sundays. For the complete Lucille's schedule: http://www.bbkingblues.com/lucilles/index.shtml

The following are the complete and current upcoming event listings for MARCH 1, 2010 - MARCH 31, 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 famous 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

MARCH 2010

Tuesday, March 2
LEON RUSSELL
2010 Grammy Awards Performer
Special Guest Opener: Funky Knights
File Under: Country
General Admission Seating - First come, first seated
Doors 6pm, Show 8pm
$27.50 adv, $32 door
VIP Booth for 4: $190 // VIP Booth for 6: $285
Leon Russell is a music legend and perhaps the most accomplished and versatile musician in the history of rock 'n roll. In his distinguished and unique 50 year career, he has played on, arranged, written and/or produced some of the best records in popular music. FM radio staples and fan favorites that became standards for the period include: Superstar (with Delaney Bramlett & later by The Carpenters), A Song for You(Ray Charles), This Masquerade(made famous by George Benson), Blues Power (with Eric Clapton), Hummingbird (B.B. King), I Put a Spell on You, Shoot Out on the Plantation, Delta Lady(Joe Cocker), Roll Away the Stone (with Greg Dempsey), Stranger in a Strange Land (with Don Preston), Out in the Woods, Lady Blue, Back to the Island, Bluebird, Lost Inside of You (with Barbara Streisand) for A Star is Born.

Wednesday, March 3
ROYAL CROWN REVUE - KINGS OF GANGSTER BOP!
File Under: Swing, Jazz, Rock, Family
Open Dance Floor
General Admission Reserved Seating available
Doors 6pm, Show 8pm
$17 adv, $20 door
VIP Booth for 4: $140 // VIP Booth for 6: $210
ROYAL CROWN REVUE, the reigning kings of all that is sartorially and otherwise splendid in classic American music has pioneered a totally unique sound and style, serving as the blueprint for an entire generation of musicians and music lovers. This band exploded from the underground scene into bona fide cultural phenomenon.

Since exploding out of L.A.'s underground scene in 1989, Royal Crown Revue's unique combination of swing, jump, jive and jazz has yielded a dream career in the music industry. Behind the timeless voice of Eddie Nichols, RCR has performed in many of the world's most prestigious venues, from the Hollywood Bowl to Radio City Music Hall. RCR has also worked with a stunning variety of top artists - from James Brown to Bette Midler to Gene Simmons. RCR also served as inspiration for the hit movie Swingers, which brought the new music, dance and fashion ground swell to a larger public. And the band's music - in particular the breakout track "Hey Pachuco!" - was featured in the Jim Carrey movie The Mask.

Thursday, March 4
HOTHOUSE FLOWERS
MOVED TO HIGHLINE BALLROOM on MARCH 3RD.
ALL TICKETS WILL BE HONORED.

Friday, March 5
JAY AND THE AMERICANS
File Under: Classic Rock
General Admission Seating - First come, first seated
Doors 6pm, Show 8pm
$30 adv, $35 door
VIP Booth for 4: $200 // VIP Booth for 6: $300
"ONLY IN AMERICA" - In one of the greatest turnabouts in Rock and Roll history, the group JAY AND THE AMERICANS, started by four teenage boys in Sandy Yaguda's Brooklyn basement 40 years ago, have bought back their rightful name in federal court, restoring the name to its rightful owners. Very few bands have ever reached the musical heights of JAY AND THE AMERICANS. From 1962-1971, this group charted an unprecedented "12" top 10 records. With three original band members, Sandy Yaguda (aka Deane) founding member, Howie Kirschenbaum (aka Kane) original member, and Marty Kupersmith (aka Sanders), original member, plus the addition of "Jay" Reincke, the third Jay and probably the best yet, they have recreated the authentic sound of all of their great hits that everyone
remembers.

Saturday, March 6
JON B.
File Under: R&B, Hip Hop
Open Dance Floor
General Admission Seating Available - First come, first seated
Doors 6pm, Show 8pm
$18 adv, $22 door
VIP Booth for 4: $152 // VIP Booth for 6: $228
Jon B.'s debut album, 1995's platinum-certified "Bonafide", was particularly notable for the song "Someone To Love," a duet with Babyface. The single was a 5 hit on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts.

Looking back, Jon ventures: "That first album was really experimental. It was a fun project, and it helped me figure out what type of artist I wanted to be. But it was on my second album that I think I really hit it. I had focus, and I was growing as an artist." ... Platinum -certified Cool Relax album shot to the Top 5 of R&B charts upon its release in 1998, fueled by the success of "They Don't Know," a platinum-certified single and a 1 R&B hit. A highly melodic offering with an ultra-romantic vibe, "They Don't Know" cemented Jon's reputation as a balladeer with real heart. "Are You Still Down," the B-side to "They Don't Know," peaked at 2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks.

Monday, March 8
ORPHANED LAND - Middle-Eastern Progressive Metal From Israel
Featuring Special Guests: SUIDAKRA (German Celtic Metal) and GWYNBLEIDD (Poland)
File Under: Heavy Metal, Middle Eastern, Germany, World
Standing Room Only - General Admission
Doors 6pm, Show 7pm
$15 adv, $19 door
Israel's ORPHANED LAND is probably the only band from this country that has managed to succeed at building up a huge following among Muslims and Arabian people. These fans communicate freely via the band's social networking pages, some of them even proudly bearing ORPHANED LAND tattoos, even though that puts them at huge risk in their home countries! Unfortunately, the ongoing political and military struggles still prevent ORPHANED LAND from playing in the home countries of its Arabian fans and friends.

Tuesday, March 9
EE - EARLY ELTON: A Tribute to the Elton John Trio tours of 1970-1972
Featuring: Jeff Kazee (Southside Johnny), John Conte (Southside Johnny), and RICH PAGANO (Fab Faux)
File Under: Rock, Classic Rock
General Admission Seating - First come, first seated
Doors 6pm, Show 8pm
$20 adv, $25 door
VIP Booth for 4: $120 // VIP Booth for 6: $180
As the story goes, Elton's label didn't have the funds to send him out to tour the US with a full band, yet Elton need to promote his imminent releases. Having decided on Dee and Nigel, Elton then rearranged the songs and vocals to fit within the limitations of his new lineup. Suddenly, a new sound emerged that was both raw and poignant.

While Jeff, John and Rich have used rare video, bootleg recordings and even Elton's own home demos in shaping their collective vision of Elton's Trio Period, they will be blurring the lines between replication and innovation slightly, while still capturing and utilizing the spirit, mood and energy from those early tours.

Wednesday, March 10
SAM BUSH and SOLAS
File Under: Celtic, Bluegrass, Folk, Jazz
General Admission Seating - First come, first seated
Doors 6pm, Show 8:00pm
$28.50 adv, $32 door
VIP Booth for 4: $192 // VIP Booth for 6: $288
We are very excited to add Sam Bush to our roster of artists for worldwide representation. Hailed the "King of Newgrass" by fans and media alike, Sam Bush has been considered one of contemporary string music's most compelling performers and one of the foremost innovators in acoustic music for over 30 years. He was the driving force behind the hugely influential band New Grass Revival and has collaborated with other progressive artists including Joshua Bell, Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer Emmylou Harris and David Grisman. Since forming in 1996, Solas has been loudly proclaimed as the most popular, influential, and exciting Celtic band to ever emerge from the United States. The internationally acclaimed supergroup has not only captured the hearts and ears of Irish music fans, but fans all around the globe with their blend of Celtic traditional, folk and country melodies, bluesy sometimes jazz-inspired improvisations and global rhythms. Though Solas plays undiluted traditional Irish music as well as anyone alive or departed, they are always varying the mix of fire tested tradition and contemporary sensibility with an ease and naturalness that is as astonishing as their overwhelming musicianship, transcending musical genres into the realm of pure musical expression.

Thursday, March 11
2010 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree!
94-YEAR OLD DELTA BLUES LEGEND - DAVID ‘HONEYBOY' EDWARDS and MARC BENNO
Featuring: The David Maxwell Band backing Marc Benno
File Under: Blues
General Admission Seating - First come, first seated
Doors 6pm, Show 8pm
$25 adv, $30 door
VIP Booth for 4: $180 // VIP Booth for 6: $270
David "Honeyboy" Edwards is one of the few remaining original practitioners of the acoustic Delta blues style. As a guitarist and country blues singer, David "Honeyboy" Edwards has been playing" traditional and unadulterated Mississippi Delta blues" since he left his home in Shaw, Mississippi, at the age of fourteen. The New York Times calls Edwards one of "the last authentic performers in blues idiom that developed in central Mississippi during the second and third decades of the century," and Rolling Stone is saying " ...he shows that you don't always need a band to move people's feet." For over 40 years, Marc Benno has been giving blues, rock, and country an unmistakable Texas flavor. A singer/songwriter who plays guitar and piano, Benno is also a behind the scenes force, who has helped some of rock and blues greatest talents sound even better. The list of legends he's worked with includes The Doors, Eric Clapton, Lightnin' Hopkins, Bill Wyman, Georgie Fame, Rita Coolidge, Eddie Murphy, and Leon Russell - with whom he recorded two albums under the name 'Asylum Choir' in the late 60s.

Friday, March 12
THE RADIATORS
Special Guest Opening Act: HONEY ISLAND SWAMP BAND
File Under: Rock, New Orleans, Classic Rock
General Admission Standing Room Only
Doors 6pm, Show 8pm
$26 adv, $30 door
VIP Booth for 4: $180 // VIP Booth for 6: $270
Against all odds, The Radiators have kept their original line up together for 28 years, bringing their New Orleans-infused blend of swamp rock and rhythm and blues to fans throughout the United States and Europe. With a constantly changing "book" of more than 300 original songs, as well as hundreds more covers, The Radiators never play the same show twice. As a result, they are followed around the country by a devoted group of "fishheads", who use meetings at live shows, as well as the internet to discuss various aspects of the band's music. Their latest record, Dreaming Out Loud, is an accurate and intriguing self-portrait of these New Orleans natives; heartbroken by the devastation Hurricane Katrina brought to their beloved city, but not hopeless. Determined to record the album in their hometown, The Radiators teamed up with producer Mark Bingham at Piety St. Recording N.O.L.A. during the city's historical 2006 Mardi Gras celebration, when the New Orleans community gathered together to remindthe world that the city and its traditions would in fact survive. There and then the band laid the tracks for Dreaming Out Loud - a New Orleansflavored "war cry" that only The Radiators could assemble.

Saturday, March 13
BLUE ÖYSTER CULT
File Under: Rock, Metal
General Admission Seating - First come, first seated
1st Show: Doors 6pm, Show 7:30pm
2nd Show: Doors 9:30pm, Show 10pm
$27.50 adv, $32 door
VIP Booth for 4: $190 // VIP Booth for 6: $285
Throughout Blue Öyster Cult's impressive career, the band has earned a well-deserved reputation as "the thinking man's heavy metal band." BÖC came out of Long Island, NY, and immediately delighted critics and fans. Not only was BÖC's music hard-hitting, the subject matter and lyrics of its songs were fresh and clever -- particularly for a style of music not exactly revered for its braininess. Science fiction, horror, violence and tongue-incheek humor are common threads in much of BÖC's material. Their mainstream breakthrough was the explosion of 1976's 'Agents of Fortune' and the hauntingly immortal smash hit single "(Don't Fear) The Reaper." Subsequent albums further cemented Blue Öyster Cult's status as one of the finest hard-rock bands in history, with mammoth hit singles like
"Godzilla" and "Burnin' For You."

Monday, March 15
CLUB 80'S TOUR
Featuring: MISSING PERSONS, GENE LOVES JEZEBEL, TOMMY TUTONE
* All artists will do a meet and greet for ticket buyers after show *
File Under: Rock, 80s, Classic Rock

General Admission Seating - First come, first seated
Doors 6pm, Show 8pm
$19.80 adv, $25 door
VIP Booth for 4: $160 // VIP Booth for 6: $240
Dale's Bozzio's quirky voice and heavy makeup made Missing Persons a favorite on MTV in the early 1980s. The singles Mental Hopscotch, Destination Unknown, Words, Walking in L.A., and Windows were all 80's faves. Gene Loves Jezebel scored big club hits with Desire, Heartache and The Motion of Love. Tommy Tutone is best known for 867-5309/Jenny, which peaked at #4 on the Hot 100. They also scored the Top-40 hit with Angel Say No.

Wednesday, March 17
BLACK 47 - St. Patrick's Day Show
Opening Act: LIA FAIL PIPE BAND
File Under: Rock, Irish, Holiday
General Admission Seating - First come, first seated
Doors 5pm, Show 7pm
$25 adv, $30 door
VIP Booth for 4: $200 // VIP Booth for 6: $300
Black 47 espouses an unblinkingly political and thoroughly Irish form of rock 'n' roll, with songs covering topics from the Northern Ireland conflict to civil rights and urban unrest in contemporary New York. Black 47 earned their chops playing the pub scene in Manhattan and self-producing their
first indie record, Black 47, before converting The Cars' Ric Ocasek to the cause and gaining mainstream attention with their second album, Fire Of Freedom. The band has produced nine albums to date.

Thursday, March 18
DISCO LEGEND - SISTER SLEDGE featuring KATHY SLEDGE
Special Guest DJ: Bill ColeMAN
File Under: R&B, Hip Hop
General Admission Seating - First come, first seated
Doors 6pm, Show 8pm
$25 adv, $30 door
VIP Booth for 4: $180 // VIP Booth for 6: $270
After meeting Kathy and her sisters, Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards wrote and produced "We Are Family" for them. The song and the album went on to reach the No. 1 position on every imaginable chart all over the universe and earned a Grammy nomination. That album also spawned two additional hit songs, "Lost in Music" and "He's the Greatest Dancer." As the lead singer of Sister Sledge, she went on to sell several million more albums with many popular singles, including "Got to Love Somebody," "All American Girls," "My Guy," and "B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Baby)."

Friday, March 19
THE ROBERT CRAY BAND
2010 Grammy Nominee for Best Contemporary Blues Album
File Under: Blues, Rock
General Admission Seating - First come, first seated
Doors 6pm, Show 8pm
$46.50 adv, $50 door
VIP Booth for 4: $260 // VIP Booth for 6: $390
Since their 1986 debut album Strong Persuader, the Robert Cray Band has earned a double platinum album and two gold albums, and has been honored with five Grammy Awards, 11 Grammy nominations and countless other honors. Robert Cray's This Time - the first studio album on singersongwriter- guitarist Cray's own imprint Nozzle Records, distributed by Vanguard Records - arrives at a vital juncture in the musician's career, marked by creative renewal and a key reunion with an old performing partner. The five-time Grammy Award winner summarized 35 years of mastery on the debut Nozzle release Live From Across the Pond (2006), an electrifying two-CD concert set drawn from a series of shows (opening for Eric Clapton) at London's Royal Albert Hall. When the time came to follow up that widely praised collection with a studio recording, Cray viewed it as an opportunity to move his sound in other directions.

Friday, March 19
U2 Tribute with THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE
Featuring: Special Guests
File Under: Rock
Standing Room Only
Doors 11 pm, Show 11:30pm
$20 adv, $25 door
VIP Booth for 4: $140 // VIP Booth for 6: $210
Unforgettable Fire, or "UF", was born on New Years Day in 1995 as one of the very first U2 tribute bands to ever perform in America. After over thirteen years of playing in some of the most prestigious venues on the East Coast, UF has formed a reputation among many to be one of the closest experiences to being at an actual live U2 show. The members of UF are also very dedicated fans of U2, and will not settle for anything less than complete authenticity. In addition to performing a very impressive array of U2 material from pre-Boy to the most recent No Line On The Horizon and beyond, the band does everything in their power (from wardrobe to lighting) to recreate the live U2 concert setting for their audiences. One of UF's last founding members from 1995, drummer George (Larry) Levesanos, still performs with the band. George is a veteran drummer on the New York City music scene and has performed in many other projects before forming UF. Joining the band in the summer of 2001 was singer Tony (Bono) Russo. Over the years, Tony has brought UF to a new level of authenticity as he is regarded as one of the country's top Bono look-alikes. In late 2002, bassist Craig (Adam) Kiell added his top notch musicianship, experience, and stage presence to the band and has been a crucial part of the solid rhythm section ever since. Late 2004 brought Mick (Edge) Normoyle to the band to complete the last piece of its puzzle in its quest to have the truest, most authentic live U2 sound. All four members of UF are talented musicians in their own right, but together they are committed to bring their audiences the best possible U2 show that they can deliver.

Tuesday, March 23
KITTIE & GOD FORBID
Featuring Special Guest Opener: GWEN STACY
File Under: Rock, Metal
Standing Room Only - All Ages
Doors 6pm, Show 7pm
Each Show - $17 adv, $20 door
Kittie is a Canadian heavy metal band from London, Ontario, formed in 1996. The band rose to success in 1999 when the track "Brackish" from their debut album Spit became a hit single. The band also supported Slipknot during the early 2000s on Slipknot's UK tour, heightening the band's popularity. Kittie have sold well over 1,250,000 units worldwide with 3 Albums and 2 EP's under their belts.

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