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

KAIJU BIG BATTEL
Sat. Apr. 9 - 7PM

**RESCHEDULED DATE**
DAVE MASON from TRAFFIC
Tues. Apr. 12 - 8PM
* TICKETS FROM THE POSTPONED MARCH 1st SHOW WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS DATE*

WHO'S NEXT - The Ultimate WHO Tribute
w/ Sp. Guest GODFREY TOWNSEND
Performing "Who's Next" In Its Entirety
40 Year Anniversary
Fri. Apr. 22 - 11PM

DIANE SCHUUR
Weds. June 15 - 8PM & 10:30PM

CARLOS VARELA
Sun. June 19 - 8PM

Brian McKnight
Fri. June 22 - 8PM & 10:30PM

NEW SHOWS COMING UP

JEFFREY OSBORNE

Sat. Nov. 5 - 8PM

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

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

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

Mar 8 ICE CUBE w/ Sp. Guest Funkmaster Flex
Mar 9 ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL
Mar 10 Boyz II Men
Mar 11 PONCHO SANCHEZ (E)
Mar 11 THE NERDS (L)
Mar 12 Boyz II Men
Mar 13 SHALOM CHANOCH
Mar 14 RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS
Mar 15 BROADWAY UNDERGROUND
Mar 16 TOMMY CASTRO + JOHNNY A
Mar 17 The Music Of THE POGUES - STREAMS OF WHISKEY (In Lucille's)
Mar 17 St. Patrick's Day w/ Black 47
Mar 18 THE WAITING ROOM-A Tribute to Genesis (E)
Mar 18 BEAUTIFUL DAY
U2 Tribute (L)
Mar 19 VANILLA FUDGE - The Farewell Tour
Mar 20 Benefit for Cornell Dupree: Cornell Dupree & the Soul Survivors with Joe Cocker, Dr. John, Donna Jean Godchaux & Special Guests
Mar 21 STRUNZ & FARAH (E)
Mar 21 KEYSHIA COLE (L)
Mar 23 COMMANDER CODY BAND
Mar 24 STRYPER + Sp. Guest ZO2
Mar 25 Victor Wooten & Stanley Clarke
Mar 26 THE ANGELA BOFILL EXPERIENCE
Mar 27 Gagathon - A Lady Gaga Birthday Tribute w/
RAD BROMANCE & Corn Mo
Mar 28 Stephen Bishop
Mar 30 AARON NEVILLE (E)
Mar 30 DJ Norie Presents the Anything Goes Anniversary Concert Ft. Stephen Marley, Barrington Levy, Romain, Richie Spice (L)
Mar 31 FRANKE NEGRON
April 1 "Clapton is Godfrey"
Eric Clapton Birthday Tribute
April 2 WALTER TROUT
April 3 Yishay Levi
April 4 Mark Hummel's Harmonica Blues Blowout
April 5 Lee Ritenour (E & L)
April 6 HABIBE KOITE, OLIVER MTUKUDZI & AFEL BOCOUM
April 7 MARCIA BALL
April 8 Jefferson Starship
April 9 Kaiju Big Battle
April 10 Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers + Alexis P. Suter Band
April 11 The Music of The Gipsy Kings Tribute Performed by LOS CINTRON
April 12 Dave Mason of TRAFFIC
April 13 John Oates BAND featuring SAM BUSH
April 15 Will Downing
April 16 THE GOOD RATS
April 17 Sunday Gospel Brun
April 17 THIS IS HIP HOP featuring RAEKWON, SHURIK'N, ULTRAMAGNETIC MC'S, BUSHWICK BILL, Special invited VIP surprise guests and more....
April 18 The Shirelles
April 19 Evolve Wrestling
April 21 Robben Ford
April 22 Harlem Gospel Choir Matinee (E)
April 22 MELANIE (L)
April 22 WHO'S NEXT - The Ultimate WHO Tribute
w/Sp. Guest GODFREY TOWNSEND
Performing "Who's Next" In Its Entirety
40 Year Anniversary
(Late Night)
April 23 BADFISH
April 24 Easter Sunday Gospel Brunch
Feat. The Harlem Gospel Choir (E)
April 24 Tiffany (L)
April 25 LANCE LOPEZ
April 27 CANDYE KANE & Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King
April 28 Corky Laing & The Memory Thieves
April 29 Wishbone Ash (E)
April 29 Les Nubians (L)
April 30 JON ANDERSON - THE VOICE OF YES
May 3 Ambrosia
May 4 Robert Johnson 100th Birthday Celebration
May 6 JAMES COTTON & SUPERHARP (E)
May 6 WHO'S BAD - Michael Jackson TRIBUTE (L)
May 7 Ottmar Leibert & Luna Negra
May 9 Kinky Friedman
May 13 UFO
May 14 THE Tommy EmmaNUEL SHOW FEATURING PHIL EMMANUEL AND THE AUSTRALIAN ALL STAR BAND
May 15 THE Tommy EmmaNUEL SHOW FEATURING PHIL EMMANUEL AND THE AUSTRALIAN ALL STAR BAND
May 18 EN VOGUE Original Line-Up
May 19 New Riders of the Purple Sage
May 20 John MayALL (E & L)
May 21 Zebra w/ Randy Jackson + Felix Hanemann + Guy Gelso
May 22 KEIKO MATSUI (E & L)
May 23 Ray Manzarek OF THE DOORS & ROY RODGERS
May 24 Walker & The Queens All-Stars
May 26 Pinetop Perkins & Willie "Big Eyes" Smith
May 29 Slick Rick "The Ruler"
May 30 Bob Dylan 70th Birthday Bash - Highway 61 Revisited
May 31 George Clinton & The P Funk All Stars
June 1 Loudness
June 2 Patti Austin
June 3 Larry Graham & Graham Central Station
June 4 SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & ASBURY JUKES
June 5 DRAGON GATE WRESTLING
June 8 Eric Burdon & The Animals
June 11 GATO BARBIERI
June 15 Diane Schuur
June 16 ROBIN TROWER
June 17 Delbert Mc Clinton (E)
June 17 Tainted Love - Hit's of the 80's (L)
June 18 Chaka Khan
June 19 Carlos Varela
June 20 The Fabulous Thunderbirds
June 22 URIAH HEEP
June 23 Eddie Palmieri & La Perfecta II
June 24 Roberta Flack (E & L)
June 25 Nancy Wilson
June 27 Almost Queen
June 28 Jonny Lang
July 1 70s Tribute Fest: THE WHO, RUSH, SABBATH & AC/DC
July 2 DR. K'S MOTOWN REVUE
July 8 KIX (E)
July 8 NO TE VA GUSTAR (L)
July 9 THE SUNDOWN BAND
35th Anniversary Show
July 15 The Dave Matthews Tribute Band
July 22 Brian McKnight
w/ Claude McKnight & Broken Robot
July 29 MORRIS DAY & THE TIME (E & L)
Aug 3 Jeremy Camp
Aug 7 Reflections: A tribute to Jerry Garcia & the Grateful Dead
Aug 16 MEMORIES OF ELVIS
Aug 22 The Tubes
Feat. Fee Waybill
Aug 24 THE OUTLAWS
Aug 26 La Renga
Aug 28 Maxi Priest
Sept 2 Big Shot - Billy Joel Tribute
Sept 17 Basia
Sept 24 SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES
Sept 28 The Buckinghams
Sept 29 The Irish Comedy Tour
Nov 5 Jeffrey Osborne
Half-Way to St. Paddy's
Dec 3 SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES

 

The following are the complete and current upcoming event listings for
MAR 21 - MAR 28
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.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.shtml

Mon. March 21ST (EARLY)
STRUNZ & FARRAH
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=134
Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM
$25.00 Advance, $28.00 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
Strunz & Farah have set off a chain reaction in the world of the guitar. Jorge Strunz and Ardeshir Farah, originally from Costa Rica and Iran respectively, have pioneered a new expression for the acoustic guitar. Bringing the cultural riches of their native lands to their highly virtuosic, rhythmic, and improvisation-rich original compositions, these "fieras de la guitarra" ("wild animals of the guitar") have profoundly influenced guitarists everywhere, creating a new genre.

Mon. March 21ST (LATE)
KEYSHIA COLE
*SOLD OUT*
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=399
Doors at 10:00PM, Show at 10:30PM
$50.00 Advance, $50.00 Day of Show
Standing Room Only
Limited table seating available
First come, first seated
Powerful, passionate and on the cutting edge of contemporary R&B, Hip-Hop and Soul, four-time Grammy nominee, KEYSHIA COLE's journey -- from the mean streets of Oakland and an adopted family to achieving her dreams as a singer-songwriter -- is one of today's truly extraordinary and inspirational success stories. Since 2005, when her debut CD The Way It Is was released, Keyshia has scored two #1 R&B/Hip-hop albums and seven #1 singles, two of them platinum. In addition, she has scored six Top 40s on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart.

Her 2nd album, 2007's Just Like You debuted at #1 on Billboards R&B and Hip Hop chart (#2 nationally) and was propelled by three #1s, the platinum "Let It Go" featuring Missy Elliott and Lil' Kim, "I Remember" and "Heaven Sent." "Shoulda Let You Go" featuring Amina hit the Top 10. The groundbreaking album garnered Cole four Grammy nominations, including for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best Contemporary R&B Album, and an American Music Award nomination.

In 2008, she released her third album, A Different Me, which also debuted #1 R&B and again #2 nationally, with the R&B Top 10 singles "Playa Cardz Right" featuring 2Pac, "Trust" featuring Monica and "You Complete Me."

KEYSHIA has also delved into the worlds of television and film. Most notably, her critically acclaimed BET reality series "Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is" became the #1 most-watched series in the network's history during its three-season run from 2006-2008. She also played herself in the movie "How She Move" in 2005.

Tues. March 22nd
HOT 97 Presents
THE OFFICIAL XXL 2011 FRESHMAN LIVE CONCERT
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=466
Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM
$15 Adv, $20 Day of Show
Tickets go on sale March 7 @ 3PM
Standing Room Only
Limited table seating available
First come, first seated.


Weds. March 23rd
COMMANDER CODY
CHAZ DEPAOLO, McMule
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=215
Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 7:00PM
$20Adv, $25 Day of Show
General Admission Seating
First come, first seated
San Francisco in 1969, just in time to catch the tale end of the summer of love. They were 8 pieces strong, with the Commander himself (a.k.a. George Frayne) on the piano, 3 guitarists, fiddle/sax, pedal steel guitar, bass and drums - out of which 4 sang lead.

The repertoire stretched from old time rock and roll; 20 FLIGHT ROCK, red neck country; TRUCK DRIVIN' MAN, boogie-woogie; BEAT ME DADDY 8 TO THE BAR, Cajun; DIGGY LIGGY LO, swing/jazz; SMOKE, SMOKE, SMOKE THAT CIGARETTE, plus their self-penned party anthems; TOO MUCH FUN, I'M DOWN TO SEEDS AND STEMS AGAIN, and LOST IN THE OZONE. Basically, they represented the essence of American roots music.

Eventually, they signed to Paramount Records, and the twangy HOT ROD LINCOLN was a runaway hit, reaching the top ten in 1972. A few more tunes breached the top 40 as they hit the concert trail, playing the legendary Fillmore Auditorium, and finding themselves on bills with the Grateful Dead, The Doors, The Jefferson Airplane, Alice Cooper, Led Zeppelin and The Eagles. They also backed up legends Gene Vincent, Link Wray and John Lennon. Later, their 1974 album "Live From Deep in the Heart of Texas" was named as one of Rolling Stones 100 Greatest of all times!
As always, the old Commander Cody himself is behind the piano, leading the musical mayhem and controlled chaos, and sporting his legendary antics and ability to spark up even the toughest crowds.

Today the Commander Cody Band is closely knit with the legendary George Frayne a.k.a. "The Commander" (leader /keyboards/vocals), Steve Barbuto (drums/vocals), Rick Mullen (bass) and Mark Emerick on lead guitar and vocals. Frequent guest steel guitar appearances by Bobby Black, Tiny Olson, John Wingren and Don E. Curtis of Scotty's Music add to the fun. This new edition of the band harks back to the instrumental virtuosity and spontaneity of the original band, and the response from critics and crowds have been overwhelmingly positive.


Thurs. March 24th
Eddie Trunk/Q104.3FM presents...
STRYPER
+ Sp. Guest Openers
ZO2
Featuring the original lineup:
Michael Sweet
Robert Sweet
Oz Fox
Timothy Gaines
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=378
Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM
$30.00 Adv, $35 Day
All Ages Show
Standing Room Only
Limited Seating Avail
First Come, First Seated
"The Covering", the much-anticipated covers album from Christian hard rockers STRYPER, will be released on February 15, 2011 via Big3 Records. STRYPER is preparing to tour extensively throughout 2011-2012 in support of the "The Covering".

Stryper stands for Salvation Through Redemption Yielding Peace, Encouragement and Righteousness. The Isaiah 53:5 under their logo is the bible verse that states "by His stripes we are healed". The band earned their stripes on the Los Angeles metal club circuit and in 1984, after recruiting bass player Tim Gaines, signed with Enigma Records and released their debut mini-album, The Yellow And Black Attack (Y&BA).

Their first full-length release, Soldiers Under Command (SUC), sold over half a million units worldwide in the eighties, and stayed on Billboard's Top 200 album chart for over forty weeks. In addition to the hard-rocking tunes that Stryper's core audience has come to expect, the ballad "Honestly" from their platinum selling 1986 release To Hell With The Devil (THWTD) hit the Top-40 charts. The video for "Honestly" rapidly became the number one most-requested video on M-TV. 1988 saw the near-platinum release of In God We Trust (IGWT), as well as renewed success on M-TV, which was bombarded by thousands of phone requests for "Always There For You".


Fri. March 25th
VICTOR WOOTEN & Stanley Clarke
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=135
Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM
$32.50 Adv, $37 Day
$30.00 Early Bird Tickets while supplies last
Open Dance Floor
General admission seating available
First come, first seated
Victor Wooten redefines the word musician. Regaled as the most influential bassist since Jaco Pastorius, Victor is known for his solo recordings and tours, and as a member of the Grammy-winning supergroup, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones. He is an innovator on the bass guitar, as well as a talented composer, arranger, producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. But those gifts only begin to tell the tale of this Tennessee titan.

Recording artist, performer, composer, conductor, arranger, producer and film score composer, Stanley Clarke is one of the most celebrated bass players in the world. Known for his ferocious dexterity and consummate musicality, Clarke is a true pioneer in jazz and jazz fusion. Unquestionably, he has attained living legend status during his 40-year career as a bass virtuoso.


Sat. March 26th
THE ANGELA BOFILL EXPERIENCE
As narrated by Angela Bofill, and performed by Maysa, Grammy Winner Dave Valentin, Kim Waters & The original Angela Bofill Band
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=216
**Two Shows**
Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 7:30PM
Doors at 9:30PM, Show at 10:00PM
$40 Adv, $45 Day of Show
General Admission Seating
First come, first seated
Reserved VIP booths on floor avail for 4 & 6 people
$60 per ticket - Must buy entire booth.
A booth for 4 = $240
A booth for 6 = $360
With the voice of an angel, singer Angela Bofill wowed audiences across the globe. This award winning recording artist (American Music Award nominee, Bammy Award and Blackbook Award recipient, to name a few) is more powerful and exciting as ever with her three and a half octave range. Her stellar sold out performances are only equaled by the love and enthusiasm bestowed upon her by her many fans and colleagues including Denzel Washington, Mary J. Blige, Aretha Franklin, Lenny Kravitz, Danny Glover, Prince, Santana, the late great Ray Charles and her god-father Tito Puente.

Born and raised in New York City by her Cuban father and Puerto Rican mother, this Latin bombshell was exposed to a variety of musical styles, from Motown to Aretha Franklin to Tito Puente and Celia Cruz. Says Angela, Growing up in Harlem, if you didn't have the latest James Brown or a Supremes forty-five single, you weren't hip. We always had Latin music playing in the house as my parents were great music lovers. In fact my father used to sit in and sing with the great Cuban bandleader, Machito.

By the age of eighteen, Angie was an accomplished singer and songwriter, jamming with the likes of Cannonball Adderley, Herbie Hancock, Nat Adderley Jr and Dizzy Gillespie to name a few. She was a featured soloist with the Dance Theater of Harlem, majored in theater at the University of Hartford and majored in voice at the Hartt College of Music. Angela also holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music where she was classically trained in opera.

Angela's solo recording career began in 1978 with her self-titled album, Angie. The hits This Time I'll Be Sweeter and Under The Moon and Over the Sky began the career of a young woman whose unique blend of jazz and R&B established her as one of the top vocalists in both the pop and jazz world. Signed to GRP records, she released her sophomore recording titled, Angel of the Night. With hits like I Try and the title track, both her albums were simultaneously topping the pop, jazz and R&B charts in 1979 for months. Angela's recording career was solidified.


Sun. March 27th
GAGATHON - A Lady Gaga BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE
Featuring: Rad Bromance - The Premiere All Male Lady Gaga Tribute Band
Corn Mo
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=136
Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 7:30PM
$15 adv, $15 day of show
Standing Room Only
Limited table seating available
First come, first seated.
The world's greatest (and perhaps only) all male, all rock Lady Gaga Tribute band! This fun, high energy show has entertained people of all ages, and has appealed to casual Gaga fans and Lady Gaga fanatics alike. An entertaining yet incredibly musically intricate show featuring plenty of glitter, vocal harmonies, shredding guitar solos, and flamboyance, a Rad Bromance performance always gets everyone in the audience moving and singing along. Imagine Def Leppard-era glam-metal with semi-hardcore breakdowns. Chunky guitars, tastefully utilized synth, Heavy Drumming, and a front-man who could have been a David Bowie/Scott Weiland test-tube nephew. This original, explosive live show is one that should not be missed!

Mon. March 28th
Stephen Bishop
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=251
Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM
$27.50 adv, $32 day of show
Reserved VIP booths on floor avail for 4 & 6 people
$47.50 per ticket - Must buy entire booth.
A booth for 4 = $190
A booth for 6 = $285
General Admission Seated Show
First Come, First Seated
Stephen Bishops career took off after Art Garfunkel heard some of his songs and recorded two of them on his Gold recording, Breakaway. Bishop started playing around town singing his songs in person for artists like,Barbra Streisand...Bette Midler..Diana Ross...Michelle Phillips... Shortly thereafter, he was signed to ABC Records who released his first album, Careless. His two hits from that album were,Save It For a Rainy Day, and On and On.. Soon the album went gold, as well as his next album, Bish.

He sang the hit theme, It Might Be You,from the movie, Tootsie, as well as writing and/or singing 13 other films including, Animal House, and Separate Lives.. from White Nights. His songs have been sung by artists such as: Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Barbra Streisand, Art Garfunkel, Steve Perry, Stephanie Mills, Kenny Loggins, Johnny Mathis, Phoebe Snow, David Crosby, The Four Tops, Aswad and Pavarotti.

Stephen has been nominated for a two Grammys and an Oscar nomination for his song, Separate Lives. His last CD was entitled, Blue Guitars.. His newest album is an acoustic guitar and vocal solo album called, "YARDWORK." MCA recently released a hit compilation in the Millennium series that is currently out in the stores...