Blackbird Presents and The Capitol Theatre in partnership with the B.B. King Estate present 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.
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.
Two-night tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com and The Capitol Theatre box office. Special VIP packages are also 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.