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Tuscarawas News Detail

B.B. King in Concert

Posted Oct. 7, 2013

The King of Blues, B. B. King will be live in concert Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas. King is an American blues musician, singer and guitarist. Considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1980 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.


Tickets range from $15-$90 and can be purchased now at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at or by calling 330-308-6400. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 


Since the 1960's, there has been only one king of the blues - Riley B. King, affectionately known as B.B. King. Since he started recording in the late 1940's, he has released more than 60 albums, many of them considered blues classics, like the 1965 definitive live blues album, "Live at The Regal," and the 1976 collaboration with Bobby "Blue" Bland, "Together For The First Time."

King has had numerous R & B hits, including "Three O'clock Blues," You Know I Love You," "You Upset Me Baby," and  "Don't Answer the Door, Part I," among others.  His most popular crossover hit, 1970's "The Thrill is Gone" went to number 15 on the Pop chart, and was one of his 15 Grammy Award winning recordings.  In 1987, King received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas is located at 330 University Dr. NE, New Philadelphia. Free parking is available for all shows.