BB King’s Blues Band
B.B. King’s band is back together and presents them to the world as BB King’s Blues Band. The band is composed of trumpeter and bandleader James “Boogaloo” Bolden, guitar extraordinaire Charles “Charlie Tuna” Dennis, base guitarist Russell Jackson, saxophonist Eric Demmer, guitarist and vocalist Jesse Robinson, trumpeter Lamar Boulet and keyboardist Darrell LavigneIt. It is the band’s mission to share B.B. King’s style and music with the world, to introduce new generations to the Man, as well as the rich and diverse collection of music left by B.B. Don’t miss your chance to the BB King’s Blues Band live on June 21 at 8 pm. Click here for tickets.
The B.B. King’s Blues Club All Star Band
As house band of B.B. King’s Blues Club, these guys know how to jam. This group is the most talented collection of musicians in the Mid-South. The band is found weekly on our stage playing rhythm and blues favorites with emphasis on Memphis music, as well as a variety of other styles including soul, pop and classic rock. Read More
The Will Tucker Band
Will was raised on blues and southern rock in Memphis, Tennessee. He was playing drums at age five, piano at eight, and guitar at age twelve. Will was discovered by BB King’s™ Blues Club owner, Tommy Peters, who calls Will the axe man and refers to him as a 16 year old guitar prodigy who exploded onto the Memphis music scene. After opening three times for BB King when he performed in Memphis, Will formed a band that now performs at BB King’s™ Blues Club every weekend. Will produced his first CD in the fall of 2009 called “Stealin’ the Soul” at Ardent Studios with Grammy nominated producer, Paul Speer.
The King Beez
The King Beez was created when the Doctors of Rhythm and Blues, David Bowen, Solomon McDaniel and James Jackson came together in 1991 to form what they hoped would become the standard bearer for rhythm and blues bands in Memphis and beyond. During their search for the most accomplished musicians they could find, they molded a group of eight individuals into a fabulous musical force in the world of rhythm and blues. In the process, they have set the performance bar to a level that all other bands strive to achieve but seldom do. From the beginning, they became the main stay at B.B. King’s and continue to redefine excellence in a rhythm and blues performance on and off Beale Street.
Blind Mississippi Morris
Born Morris Cummings, Morris adopted his name after losing his sight when he was four years old. Born in Clarksdale, Miss., he grew up around the blues. He has been called the “disciple of the Delta blues,” recording with Muddy Waters and performing with other well-known artists including B.B. King, David Porter and Rufus Thomas. Morris has been playing at B.B. King’s since the mid ‘90s and continues to wow crowds with his amazing harmonica skills. He has also been named one of the top 10 harmonica players in the world by Bluzharp magazine.
Hailed as the reigning “King of Beale Street” Memphis’ own PRESTON SHANNON is a powerful guitarist with a compelling and soulful voice that sounds like a cross between Otis Redding and Bobby Womack.
Memphis Jones presents a one-of-a-kind, All-Memphis-Music experience on our stage at BB Kings on Beale Street. From Blues and R&B to Soul and Rock&Roll, he gives music lovers from around the world their own personal tour through the songs that they came to Beale Street to hear.
His concert performances are high on energy & info but low on volume, and his witty, interactive style engages guests of all ages. He’s a favorite among out-of-town families and student groups because he guarantees his audience a fun and informative cultural experience whenever he takes the stage.
Whether you want to dance, reminisce, or take notes on the history of our city, if you want to know Memphis, you have to meet Memphis Jones! Click here to learn more about Memphis Jones.
The B. B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center is located in the heart of the Mississippi Delta in Indianola, MS on US Highway 82 between Greenwood and Greenville, not far from the famous Crossroads at Clarksdale. Opened in mid-September 2008 and built to honor the life and music of one of the most accomplished musicians of our time, the museum serves as a vital resource to the State of Mississippi and the City of Indianola. The museum’s exhibits and educational programs serve to build bridges between the community and the world while preserving the rich cultural and musical heritage of the Mississippi Delta.
The life of B.B. King provides the backdrop for the Museum to share the rich cultural heritage of the Mississippi Delta. Through an authentic presentation of music, art, artifacts and video, along with our educational programming, the Museum honors its namesake as an internationally renowned and influential musician, celebrates Delta blues music heritage and the local culture, encourages and inspires young artists and musicians, and enriches the lives of Delta youth and all who visit the museum campus. For more information visit bbkingmuseum.org.