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B.B. King coming to Bloomington June 3

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[March 20, 2014]  BLOOMINGTON In response to questions on what the upcoming 2014-15 season will hold at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, it has been announced that the legendary blues artist B.B. King will take the stage June 3 at 7:30 p.m. as an early kickoff to the season.

From the 1950s to today, 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 1940s, he has released over 60 albums, many of them considered blues classics. B.B. has mixed traditional blues, jazz, swing, mainstream pop and jump into a unique sound. His singing is richly melodic, both vocally and in the "singing" that comes from his guitar. In B.B's words, "When I sing, I play in my mind. The minute I stop singing orally, I start to sing by playing Lucille."

This blues legend is performing throughout the Midwest at larger venues and higher ticket prices. See him in the intimate BCPA theater for the ticket prices of $73, $66, $59 and $49. B.B. King is appearing with a special guest, 14-year-old guitar phenom Tallan Noble Latz.

Tickets for B.B. King are on sale now and can be purchased online at, or by calling the BCPA box office Monday through Friday at 309-434-2777 or toll-free at 866-686-9541 during their regular 10 a.m.-6 p.m. business hours.

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The entire 2014-15 BCPA season will be announced at the start of summer.


Event at a glance

Event: B.B. King

Date and time: Tuesday, June 3

Prices: Adults: $73, $66, $59 and $49


  • Online:

  • Phone: 309-434-2777

  • Toll-free: 866-686-9541

  • At BCPA box office:
    Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Location: 600 N. East St., Bloomington, IL 61701

[Text from file received from Bloomington Parks & Recreation

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