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B.B. King Blues Club & Grill Announces Upcoming Performers


Conveniently located in the heart of Times Square near Penn Station and Port Authority, The B.B. King Blues Club & Grill offers music fans a unique experience. Owned by the Bensusan Family, proprietors of the world renowned Blue Note Jazz Club, the club features world-class musical talent and consists of two distinct spaces: the Showcase Room & Lucille's Grill.

- B.B. King Blues Club & Grill is located at 237 West 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues.

- Tickets may be purchased via Ticketmaster - /212-307-7171 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 or call 212-997-4144.

All events are subject to change.


Tue. Aug. 3
* Tickets on sale June 8 @ 10AM
Jerry Jeff Walker
Mon. Aug. 16
* Tickets on sale June 8 @ 12PM


An Intimate Evening With
Sat. July 10
* Produced By Jill Newman Productions

Mon. July 26

Fri. July 30

Wed. Sept. 8

Sat. Jan 15



THE ORIGINAL WAILERS - The Music of Bob Marley

Tonight! Mon. June 7


Tues. June 8

GARY U.S. BONDS Birthday Show

Wed. June 9


Thurs. June 10

Melba Moore & Phil Perry

Fri. June 11 (Early Show)


From the Howard Stern Show

Fri. June 11 (Late Show)

Salsa Superstar JERRY RIVERA

Sat. June 12


Sun. June 13 (Early Show)

SWV Official After-Party with DJ CHUCK CHILLOUT

Sun. June 13 (Late Show)


(Located right next door inside BB King's)


Mon. June 7


Tues. June 8

Chris Phillips

Wed. June 9

SALSA ON THE SQUARE - Free! Every Thursday

Thurs. June 10


June 11 - July 12 (See Schedule for Details)


Fri. June 11


Sat. June 12


Sun. June 13

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

For the complete Lucille's schedule:


For the Complete Schedule to Date, please visit:


Complete Schedule to Date:


Harlem Gospel Choir

June 7 The Original Wailers: The Music of Bob Marley
June 8 The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
June 9 Gary U.S. Bonds
Featuring Special Guests:
Southside Johnny & John Cafferty
June 10 Lance Lopez Band & Larry McCray Band
June 11- July 11 FIFA World Cup in Lucille's
June 11 Melba Moore & Phil Perry (Early)
June 11 Bleeding Deacons & Little Mikey from Howard Stern Show (Late)
June 12 Jerry Rivera
June 13 SWV
June 13 SWV After-Party
June 14 Almost Queen - A Tribute to Queen
June 15 A Tribute to the Beatles: Strawberry Fields
June 16 Larry Graham & Graham Central Station
June 18 Gregg Rolie Band (Early)
June 18 Cage (Late)
June 19 AlBert Lee & Hogan's Heroes
June 20 Winger
June 21 The Music of Gentle Giant - Three Friends
June 22 Uriah Heep
June 23 Johnny Winter
June 24 En Vogue
June 25 Chuck Berry (Early)
June 25 Desilicious Hot Pink Pride Party (Late)
June 26 Boyz II Men
June 27 Boyz II Men
June 28 Atlanta Rhythm Section
June 29 Mountain + West, Bruce Jr. and Laing
June 30 Mountain + West, Bruce Jr. and Laing
July 1 The Edwin McCain Band
July 2 Tribute Wars XXXVI: GNR, Judas Priest, Metal Days, Metallica + Sabbath
July 3 A Tribute to the Beatles: Strawberry Fields
July 5 Broadway Underground
July 6 The Music of The Gipsy Kings - Los Cintron
July 7 Wang Chung & Naked Eyes
July 8 Albita
July 9 The Outlaws
July 10 Alice Smith
July 11 The Black Rock Coalition and Sweet Relief Present: Miracle for a Maggot II: Funkraiser for Garry 'Starchild' Shider
July 12 Terri Nunn & Berlin
July 13 Duck Down Records 15-Year Anniversary
July 14 Barrington Levy
July 16 Bell Biv Devoe (Early)
July 16 All-Star 80's R&B Tribute Soul City Kings (Late)
July 17 Tommy Emmanuel
July 18 Tommy Emmanuel
July 19 The Cowsills
July 21 Gary Hoey
July 22 Tramps Like Us - Bruce Springsteen Tribute
July 23 The Association (Early)
July 23 Guns N' Roses Tribute: Appetite For Destruction (Late)
July 24 Dr K.'s Motown Revue
July 25 Foxy Brown
July 26 Jon B.
July 27 Arrested Development
July 28 Broadway Boxing
July 29 Gato Barbieri
July 30 Victor Manuelle
July 31 Roomful of Blues & Ana Popovic
Aug 1 Kinks Tribute - Muswell Hillbillies Live & The Blue Meanies
Aug 2 Vince Martell of Vanilla Fudge + Spanky And Our Gang
Aug 3 Peter Lemongello
Aug 5 The Persuasions
Aug 7 Y & T
Aug 8 Jerry Garcia/Grateful Dead Tribute - Reflections & Lead Heads
Aug 11 Night Ranger
Aug 12 The Gong Show Live
Aug 13 John Mayall
Aug 14 Memories of Elvis Live: Elvis Presley Tribute
Aug 16 Jerry Jeff Walker
Aug 17 Yoso with Bobby Kimball (TOTO) Tony Kaye + Billy Sherwood (YES)
Aug 18 Lalah Hathaway & Dwele
Aug 19 Eddie Palmieri + La Perfecta II
Aug 20 Babyface
Aug 21 Iris Dement
Aug 27 Maxi Priest (Early)
Aug 27 Erotic City: Prince Tribute (Late)
Aug 28 Beatles Brunch: Bubble Do Beatles (Early)
Aug 28 Led Zep Tribute: Black Dog (Late)
Sept 2 Al Green
Sept 3 Billy Joel Tribute: Big Shot
Sept 7 Red Hot Chilli Pipers
Sept 8 Collie Buddz
Sept 9 Nils Lofgren & Friends: Acoustic Duo Show
Sept 11 Bonnie Tyler
Sept 16 Martha Reeves + The Vandellas
Sept 17 Jeffrey Osborne
Sept 21 The Strawbs - Acoustic Show
Sept 23 Springsteen Tribute: The B-Street Band
Sept 24 Tainted Love - 80s Tribute
Sept 25 Southside Johnny
Sept 30 Dave Mason
Oct 8 The Subdudes
Oct 9 Legendary Voice of the O'Jays - Eddie Levert
Oct 14 "Our Latin Thing" Fania All-Star Tribute
Oct 15 Dionne Warwick
Oct 16 Air Supply (Early & Late Show)
Oct 20 Incognito
Oct 26 The Tubes w/Fee Waybill
Oct 27 The Watch Plays Genesis
Oct 29 The Toasters
Oct 30 The Whispers
Nov 13 Shelly Garrett‘s Beauty Shop
Nov 20 Southside Johnny
Nov 25 Strawberry Fields - The Ultimate Beatles Tribute
Nov 26 Groove Buffet - Matinee Show
Nov 26 Classic Albums Tribute - Traffic, Led Zeppelin, & CSNY
Nov 26 Hindenburg - Led Zeppelin Tribute
Dec 23 A Jazz Nativity
Dec 24 A Tribute to the Beatles - Strawberry Fields
Jan 15 The Smithereens
Jan 16 Mother's Finest
Jan 30 Back to the 60s - featuring the lead singers of The Outsiders, The Buckinghams, Climax, The Cuff Links and The Archies

The following are the complete and current upcoming event listings for
JUNE 14 - JUNE 27
at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, NYC

NYC's Longest Running Beatles Show
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".


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.


Monday, June 14
ALMOST QUEEN - A Tribute to Queen
Event Details:
General Admission Seated - First Come, First Seated
Doors 6pm, Show 8pm
$15 adv, $19 door
VIP Booth for 4: $120 // VIP Booth for 6: $180
ALMOST QUEEN succeeds in blending the vocal layering and studio precision that is a signature of the band with the energy and spectacle of a live stage production. Elaborate lighting, effects and costumes aptly frame the seasoned musicians who step into these very large shoes to effectively render an authentic "Queen experience". Hardcore Queen fans will notice and appreciate the details, others will just be blown away by the spectacle. THE SHOW MUST GO ON!

Wednesday, June 16
Legendary Sly & The Family Stone Bassist
1st NYC show in 12 years!
Event Details:
Standing Room Only
Doors 6pm, Show 8pm
$45 adv, $50 door
Larry Graham is back! The original bassist for Sly & The Family Stone and pioneer of the slap-thumb method of bass playing is taking his group, Graham Central Station, back on the road.
Graham Central Station was formed in 1973 and performed together until 1979. Graham re-formEd Graham Central Station after Sly and the Family Stone's induction into the Rock Hall of Fame in 1993 through 1998.
In 1998, he recorded a solo album under the name Graham Central Station, GCS 2000. It was a collaboration between Larry Graham and Prince. While Graham wrote all the songs, except one co-written by Prince, the album was co-arranged and co-produced by Prince, and most of the instruments and vocals were recorded by both Graham and Prince. Graham also played bass on tours with Prince in 1997-2000. He appeared in Prince's 1998 VHS Beautiful Strange and 1999 DVD Rave Un2 the Year 2000.

Friday, June 18 (Early)
Featuring: Gregg Rolie, Alphonso Johnson, Ron Wikso, Wally Minko, Adrian Areas, Kurt Griffey
Event Details:
General Admission Seated - First Come, First Seated
Doors 6pm, Show 8pm
$25 adv, $30 door
VIP Booth for 4: $180 // VIP Booth for 6: $240
Gregg Rolie is responsible for co-founding two phenomenally popular, multi-platinum many times over super groups that indeed are, SANTANA and JOURNEY. In 1998, the world class keyboardist-vocalist-producer was inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall Of Fame as part of the original Santana band. In addition to launching- along with Carlos Santana- the now legendary act, Rolie also co-produced their first four groundbreaking albums. What's more, his singing talents will forever be immortalized by his unforgettable lead vocals on classic Santana greatest hits including "Black Magic Woman" "Evil Ways" and the Tito Puente composition "Oye Como Va".
After choosing to part ways with Santana after album number four, Rolie went immediately on to establish Journey with fellow ex-Santana mate, guitarist Neal Schon, in 1972. In its original incarnation, Journey delivered a unique jazz-rock amalgam that spotlighted solo instrumental work more than vocals. In addition to once again lending his considerable vocal and keyboard prowess to the endeavor, Rolie co-wrote and co-produced the band's first seven albums, and credits the Journey era with substantially honing his songwriting skills, a strength clearly evident on ROOTS' outstanding repertoire. Rolie toured extensively with Journey, remaining on throughout multiple personnel changes, including the 1978 addition of Steve Perry as lead vocalist ("We were now writing for singers instead of solos", says Rolie) before exiting after the hugely successful 1981 live double album Captured.

Friday, June 18 (Late)
Event Details:
Standing Room Only - All Ages
Doors 11pm, Show 11:30pm
$15 adv, $17 door
Cage penned one of the landmark records of the golden era of NYC underground/independent rap music in the late 90s on Fondle 'em records. The record was called Agent Orange b/w Radio Head. The record propelled Cage into cult star status. + After a few more singles with Fondle 'Em, Cage formed The Smut Peddlers with The High Mighty on Rawkus records. The record sold over 50 thousand copies and solidified Cage's status as a rising rap star in the independent scene. + Cage went on to do more records with Eastern Conference records.
His solo debut Movies for the Blind was the realization of the very character he became through his tortured early years, relying on raw, savage, often cruel, misogynistic, gritty and rebellious attitudes he had formed through his earlier years. The record struck a chord, selling 15 thousand copies in just 2 weeks, and his legion of dedicated fans grew ever bigger, attracted to his visceral and dangerous persona and music. He traveled the world several times over in support of the record and became a major draw in the independent show circuit. In 2004 he signed with Definitive Jux records releasing his 2nd solo album Hell's Winter.The album features production from El-P,DJ Shadow and collaborations with Jello Biafra(Dead Kennedys) and Daryl Palumbo.(GlassJaw/Head Automatica)The record received critical acclaim and in 2006 the video for Shoot Frank (the 2nd single off of Hell's Winter)was nominated for an MTVu Woodie award for best video.
Cage is currently in development with Shia Labeouf about a Cage movie. New album "Depart From Me"slated for an 09 release.

Saturday, June 19
Featuring: AlBert Lee, Gerry Hogan, Peter Baron, Brian Hodgson, & Gavin Povey
Event Details:
General Admission Seated - First Come, First Seated
Doors 6pm, Show 8pm
$25 adv, $30 door
VIP Booth for 4: $180 // VIP Booth for 6: $270
AlBert Lee, by common consent one of the world's finest guitar-players, needs no introduction to Country Music and Rock fans. He has worked with some of the world's top artists, from Emmylou Harris to the Everly Brothers, Dolly Parton to Eric Clapton.
In November 2002, at Eric's request, Albert appeared at the star-studded Memorial Concert for George Harrison at London's Albert Hall, and was featured alongside Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill and Eric Clapton at Eric's 2007 Crossroads Guitar Festival. He is a member of Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, and fronted the band at the O2 Arena on the night of the Led Zeppelin reunion concert.
Albert is a Grammy-Award winning musician, whose talents continue to be in demand by fellow performers the world throughout.

Sunday, June 20
Featuring: Kip Winger, Reb Beach, Rod Morgenstein, John Roth
Event Details:
Standing Room Dance Floor
Doors 6pm, Show 8pm
$20 adv, $25 door
VIP Booth for 4: $160 // VIP Booth for 6: $240
WINGER debut album in 1988 on Atlantic achieved platinum status in the United States, and gold in Japan and Canada sporting such hits as "Madalaine", "Seventeen" and "Headed For A Heartbreak". In 1990, the band was nominated for an American Music Award for "Best New Heavy Metal Band". Shortly after, WINGER released its second album "In the Heart of the Young", which went platinum in the U.S. and gold in Japan. The album included WINGER's biggest hit "Miles Away", who topped at #12 of Billboard charts in the USA. Their third and last studio album, "Pull", produced by Mike Shipley, was recorded in 1992/93 as a three-piece band, following the original keyboard/guitar player Paul Taylor's departure. On the following tour John Roth was called in to replace Paul Taylor.

Monday, June 21
Featuring: Gary Green & Malcolm Mortimore (Former members of Gentle Giant) with Mick Wilson, John Donaldson, Roger Carey and Andy Williams
Special Guest Opener: Kenny Forgione of Wonderous Stories
Event Details:
General Admission Seated - First Come, First Seated
Doors 6pm, Show 8pm
$40 adv, $45 door
$100 VIP ticket includes ticket for show, early soundcheck entry, reserved seats in center of floor, post-show meet + greet with band, and MP3 soundboard download of the performance.
This is not a Gentle Giant reunion, but a new band that will deliver faithful interpretations of the wonderful music of Gentle Giant and create new music as well. Malcolm Mortimore and Gary along with four other friends in Roger Carey, Andy Williams, John Donaldson and Mick Wilson, complete the live lineup. The Gentle Giant story is known to many of us, revered by us, and considering the relatively short active life span of the band, many progressive fans hold them closer to the heart than any other classic band. From the early days of Simon Dupree and the Big Sound right on up to "The Missing Piece"/"Civilian" era, Gentle Giant never stopped pushing the boundaries of what was considered progress in their music.

Tuesday, June 22
One of British rock's most consistent and long-standing acts, with album sales of over 30 million worldwide.
Mick Box - guitar, vocals - Trevor Bolder - bass, vocals - Bernie Shaw - lead vocals - Phil Lanzon - keyboards, vocals - Russell Gilbrook - drums, vocals
Event Details:
General Admission Seated - First Come, First Seated
Doors 6pm, Show 8pm
$29.50 adv, $35 door
VIP Booth for 4: $200 // VIP Booth for 6: $300
Led by founding member Mick Box, along with a line-up that has been together for two decades, Uriah Heep is a band name that is instantly recognized. Known for their unique blend of melodic songs, and trademark multi-part harmony vocals with a hard rock drive, the band continues a worldwide touring tradition!

Wednesday, June 23
Featuring: Johnny Winter, Paul Nelson, Scott Spray, Vito Liuzzi
The international ambassador for rocking Texas blues!
Event Details:
General Admission Seated - First Come, First Seated
Doors 6pm, Show 8pm
$30 adv, $35 door
VIP Booth for 4: $200 // VIP 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 long-time producer Dick Shurman (Robert Cray, Albert Collins, Roy Buchanan), as well as Tom Hambridge (Susan Tedeschi, George Thorogood). Performing with him on this CD are members of his scorching road-tested touring band consisting of guitarist Paul Nelson, bassist Scott Spray, and newly added drummer Vito Liuzzi with guest appearances by such friends as ace harmonica player James Montgomery, 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.

Thursday, June 24
Original Line-Up Reunion Featuring: Dawn Robinson, Cindy Herron, Terry Ellis and Maxine Jones
Event Details:
Standing Room Only
Doors 6pm, Show 8pm
$32.50 adv, $38 door
After millions and millions of albums sold with Grammy® nominated megahits such as "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)", "Hold On", "Givin' Him Somethin' He Can Feel", "Free Your Mind", "Whatta Man", "Don't Let Go (Love)", "No Fool No More", "Lies", "Don't Go", "You Don't Have to Worry", "Too Gone, Too Long"... the Funky Divas are back, badder than ever! En Vogue has sold over 20 Million albums and singles worldwide. They have won more MTV Video Music Awards than any other female group in MTV history, a total of 7. The group was named the second most successful girl group of the 1990s and the 18th most successful act overall of the 1990s according to Billboard magazine.

Friday, June 25
Chuck Berry - The King of Rock N' Roll
Event Details:
General Admission Seated - First Come, First Seated
Doors 6pm, Show 8pm
$95 adv, $100 door
VIP Booth for 4: $600 // VIP Booth for 6: $900
Chuck Berry's music has transcended generations. He earns respect to this day because he is truly an entertainer. Berry gained success by watching the audience's reaction and playing accordingly, putting his listeners' amusement above all else. For this reason, tunes like "Johnny B. Goode," "Maybellene" and "Memphis" have become anthems to an integrated American youth and popular culture. Berry is a musical icon who established rock and roll as a musical form and brought the worlds of black and white together in song.

Saturday, June 26 & Sunday, June 27
Boyz II Men - 20th Anniversary Celebration!
Event Details:
Event Details:
Standing Room Only - All Ages
Doors 6pm, Show 8pm
$39.50 adv, $45 door
Boyz II Men is an American R&B/soul singing group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1988 as a quintet, Boyz II Men found fame as a quartet, with members Wanya Morris, Michael McCary, Shawn Stockman, and Nathan Morris, on Motown Records during the early 1990s.
Based on sales, Boyz II Men is one of the most successful R&B groups of all time. It has recorded five #1 pop hits between 1992 and 1997 and has since sold more than 25 million records. Three of its #1 hits, "End of the Road", "I'll Make Love to You", and "One Sweet Day" (a duet with Mariah Carey), set and broke records for the longest period of time a single remained at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.



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