Legendary Blues singer, songwriter and guitarist, B.B. King will be coming to the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in the Bedford Park section of the Bronx, continuing his phenomenal tradition of more than a half a century of performances. After an extraordinarily impressive career that led to his induction to the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1984, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, several honorary doctorates from colleges such as Yale, Brown, Berklee and others, the 89 year-old performer is still touring the country with a well seasoned band of talented musicians and of course diehard fans.
B.B. and his famous guitar, Lucille, (of which there has been several) has been playing his famous style of note-bending-guitar-crying music and uplifting fans through the irony of blues not just in America but throughout the world earning him titles such as 'King of the Blues' and 'Ambassador of the Blues'. His career has been soaring since his premier on Sonny Boy Williamson's radio program in 1948; and in the old style, Ameican tradition of hard work and determination, his relentless touring went on to spread his name and music throughout the world playing shows in prisons in uptate New York to London's Royal Albert Hall and just about everywhere else in between delighting audiences of all ages, race and creeds for decades.
B.B. King and his band will now be joining a long list of world renowned performances that have come to the Lehman stage including George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Jose Feliciano, Prince, The Four Seasons, Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole and many more. The show is scheduled to start at 8pm on April 19 and tickets are available at the Lehman Center box office located at:
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Bronx, New York 10468
For more information go to: Lehman Center for the Performing Arts