01.15.20 The Thrill Is Gone: A Tribute To B.B. King
Blackbird Presents and The Capitol Theatre in partnership with the B.B. King Estate are proud to announce two incredible nights of music celebrating the music of B.B. King. The Thrill Is Gone: A Tribute To B.B. King featuring 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-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.
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.