TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013, 7:30 P.M. SHOW
BISMARCK CIVIC CENTER
315 South 5th Street, Bismarck, ND 58504
Tickets on-sale Friday, December 28 at 11:30 a.m.
Reserved seating, all ages, tickets $35, $45, or $65
Additional fees may apply
Produced By Jade Presents, http://www.jadepresents.com/
Throughout the 1990's as well as the 1980's, 1970's, 1960's and 1950's, there has been only one King of the Blues - Riley B. King, affectionately known as B.B. King. Since B.B. started recording in the late 1940's, he has released over 60 albums, many of them considered blues classics, like 1965's definitive live blues album "Live At The Regal," and 1976's collaboration with Bobby "Blue" Bland, "Together For The First Time."
Riley B. King was born on September 16, 1925, on a cotton plantation in Itta Bene, Mississippi, just outside the Mississippi delta town of Indianola. He used to play on the corner of Church and Second Street for dimes and would sometimes play in as many as four towns on a Saturday night. With his guitar and $2.50, he hitchhiked north to Memphis, Tennessee, in 1947 to pursue his musical career.
Soon after his number one hit, "Three O'Clock Blues," B.B. began touring nationally, and he has never stopped, performing an average of 125 concerts a year. In 1956 B.B. and his band played an astonishing 342 one-night stands. From the Chitlin Circuit with its small town cafes, ghetto theaters, country dance halls, and roadside joints to jazz clubs, rock palaces, symphony concert halls, college concerts, resort hotels and prestigious concert halls nationally and internationally, B.B. has become the most renowned blues musician of the past 60 years.