Legendary blues singer B.B. King takes the stage May 5 and May 6 at the B.B. King's Blues Club at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. No musician has ever dominated a musical genre like B.B. King, who has been the face of blues since the late 1940s.
The guitarist and singer/songwriter, whose real name is Riley B. King, began his career in Memphis. His big break came in 1948 when King performed on Memphis’ KWEM Sonny Boy Williamson program. His storied career has been nonstop since. He has released more than 50 albums, won 15 Grammy Awards and is still on the road performing close to 175 concerts a year. He was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1984 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
Although King is mostly a blues musician, he’s performed with other legendary artists from different music genres such as Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones and Dr. John, so there is no telling what the artist will perform on May 5 and May 6. We are definitely hoping for his famous hits “The Thrill Is Gone,” “Sneakin’ Around” and “Rock Me Baby,” and can’t wait for King and Lucille, his trademark guitar, to take the stage.