B.B. King: The Thrill Is Gone: A Tribute To B.B. King February 2020 at The Capitol Theatre, NY
Blackbird Presents and The Capitol Theatre in partnership with the B.B. King Estate are proud to announce an incredible two-night music event celebrating the music of B.B. King. The Thrill Is Gone: A Tribute To B.B. King will take place on February 16, and 17, 2020, at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, and will feature some of music’s greatest Blues and Rock legends celebrating the legendary king of Blues, B.B. King.
The Thrill Is Gone: A Tribute To B.B. King will feature two unique nights of music (daily lineup varies) with performances by Anthony Hamilton, Bob Margolin, Bobby Rush, Buddy Guy, David Hidalgo, Derek Trucks, Ivan Neville, Jamey Johnson, Jimmie Vaughan, John Scofield, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Little Steven, Robert Cray, Robert Randolph, Shemekia Copeland, Southside Johnny, Steve Cropper, Susan Tedeschi, Tony TC Coleman, Warren Haynes, and William Bell. More very specials guests to be announced in the coming weeks. Grammy® Award-winning producer and legendary drummer, Steve Jordan, will serve as musical director.
Two-night tickets for this special event go on sale Friday, January 17, at Noon EST at www.ticketmaster.com and The Capitol Theatre box office. Special VIP packages will be available to purchase. Daily lineups will be announced on Tuesday, January 28. A very limited number of single-day tickets will go on sale Friday, January 31, at Noon EST.
A portion of proceeds from The Thrill Is Gone: A Tribute To B.B. King will benefit the Seva Foundation, a global nonprofit eye care organization that transforms lives and strengthens communities by restoring sight and preventing blindness. The SEVA Foundation was co-founded by Wavy Gravy, a close friend of B.B. King, for over 40 years and whose moniker was given to him by King at the Texas International Pop Festival in 1969.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Blues Hall of Fame inductee, B.B. King is one of the greatest and most influential artists of all time. Winning over 16 Grammy® Awards during his career, including a Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award, King was also honored with The Kennedy Center Honors and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Releasing over 44 studio albums, his hits include: “The Thrill Is Gone,” “When Love Comes To Town,” “Every Day I Have the Blues,” “3 O’Clock Blues,” and “Big Boss Man” to name a few. While B.B. will forever be known as the King of the Blues, his impact on the history of modern music across nearly all genres is immeasurable.
The Thrill Is Gone: A Tribute To B.B. King is executive produced by Keith Wortman of Blackbird Presents in partnership with B.B. King Estate and Peter Shapiro, owner of The Capitol Theatre. Scooter Weintraub is executive producer along with Tony TC Coleman, longtime drummer for B.B. King as co-producer.
“I’m very excited to partner with my dear friend Peter Shapiro to bring together a world-class lineup of artists for two incredible nights of music honoring B.B. King at The Capitol Theatre.”, says Keith Wortman, CEO of New York based concert, music festival, and TV/film production company Blackbird Presents.
“It’s a thrill to be involved in this once-in-a-lifetime event celebrating my good friend B.B. King,” said B.B. King drummer event and co-producer Tony TC Coleman. “To get to see these amazing musicians performing hits from the King of Blues is a dream come true.”