B.B. King Concert History

B. B. King (b. September 16, 1925 in Itta Bena, Mississippi; died May 14, 2015 in Las Vegas) was a U.S. blues guitarist and songwriter. He is among the most respected electric guitarists; Rolling Stone magazine ranked him third in its list of the hundred greatest guitarists of all time.

Date Concert Venue Location
Apr 27, 2019 –
May 06, 2019
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
B.B. King / The Meters / Dr. John / Little Feat / Deacon John / Marcia Ball / Aaron Neville / Linda Ronstadt / Robert Parker
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New Orleans Fair Grounds and Racetrack New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Oct 03, 2014
B.B. King / Hamish Anderson
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House of Blues Chicago Chicago, Illinois, United States
Oct 01, 2014
B.B. King Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Sep 27, 2014
B.B. King / Hamish Anderson
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Arizona Federal Theatre Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Sep 26, 2014
Big Blues Bender
"Big Blues Bender" / B.B. King / Tab Benoit / Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials / Guitar Shorty / Trampled Under Foot / Tommy Castro & The Painkillers / The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band / The Lucky Cheats
Riviera Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Aug 31, 2014
Peter Frampton / B.B. King / Buddy Guy / Robert Randolph
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AVA Amphitheater, Casino del Sol Tucson, Arizona, United States
Aug 29, 2014
B.B. King Pechanga Resort & Casino Temecula, California, United States
Aug 28, 2014
B.B. King House of Blues Anaheim Anaheim, California, United States
Aug 27, 2014
B.B. King Humphreys Concerts By the Bay San Diego, California, United States
Aug 23, 2014
B.B. King / Blind Boys of Alabama The Mountain Winery Saratoga, California, United States
Aug 22, 2014
B.B. King Warfield Theatre San Francisco, California, United States
Aug 16, 2014
B.B. King
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Belly Up Aspen Aspen, Colorado, United States
Aug 14, 2014
B.B. King
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Pikes Peak Center Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Aug 12, 2014
B.B. King Chautauqua Auditorium Boulder, Colorado, United States
Aug 11, 2014
B.B. King / Delta Sonics Denver Botanic Gardens - York St. Denver, Colorado, United States
Jul 18, 2014
B.B. King
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Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 17, 2014
B.B. King Warner Theatre Washington, D.C., United States
Jul 13, 2014
B.B. King / Robert Randolph & The Family Band / Shemekia Copeland Indian Ranch Webster, Massachusetts, United States
Jul 12, 2014
Syracuse Jazz Fest
"Syracuse Jazz Fest" / B.B. King / Raul Midon / Igor Butman Big Band
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Onondaga Community College Syracuse, New York, United States
Jul 10, 2014
B.B. King Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, United States

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Capital Radio Jazz Festival
Jul 17, 1979 - Jul 22, 1979
 London, England, United Kingdom
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Live Aid 1985
Jul 13, 1985
 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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B.B. King / Buddy Guy
Sep 26, 2011
 San Francisco, California, United States
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B.B. King / Buddy Guy
Sep 26, 2011
 San Francisco, California, United States
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Live At Sunset
Jul 11, 2012
 Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
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Crossroads Guitar Festival 2004 on Jun 4, 2004 [701-small]

Crossroads Guitar Festival 2004
Jun 04, 2004 - Jun 06, 2004
 Dallas, Texas, United States
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B.B. King / Joel Zoss on Dec 1, 2007 [170-small]

B.B. King / Joel Zoss
Dec 01, 2007
 Columbus, Ohio, United States
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B.B. King / Joel Zoss on Dec 1, 2007 [171-small]

B.B. King / Joel Zoss
Dec 01, 2007
 Columbus, Ohio, United States
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B.B. King / Joel Zoss on Dec 1, 2007 [172-small]

B.B. King / Joel Zoss
Dec 01, 2007
 Columbus, Ohio, United States
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Crossroads Guitar Festival 2004 on Jun 4, 2004 [114-small]

Crossroads Guitar Festival 2004
Jun 04, 2004 - Jun 06, 2004
 Dallas, Texas, United States
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Crossroads Guitar Festival 2004 on Jun 4, 2004 [115-small]

Crossroads Guitar Festival 2004
Jun 04, 2004 - Jun 06, 2004
 Dallas, Texas, United States
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B.B. King / Patrick Contreras on Dec 31, 2008 [580-small]

B.B. King / Patrick Contreras
Dec 31, 2008
 Fresno, California, United States
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B.B. King / Charlie Musselwhite on Mar 10, 1999 [408-small]

B.B. King / Charlie Musselwhite
Mar 10, 1999
 Zurich, Switzerand
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The Rolling Stones / B.B. King / Ike & Tina Turner / Terry Reid on Nov 8, 1969 [475-small]

The Rolling Stones / B.B. King / Ike & Tina Turner / Terry Reid
Nov 08, 1969
 Inglewood, California, United States
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The Rolling Stones / B.B. King / Ike & Tina Turner / Terry Reid on Nov 8, 1969 [476-small]

The Rolling Stones / B.B. King / Ike & Tina Turner / Terry Reid
Nov 08, 1969
 Inglewood, California, United States
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The Rolling Stones / B.B. King / Ike & Tina Turner / Terry Reid on Nov 8, 1969 [477-small]

The Rolling Stones / B.B. King / Ike & Tina Turner / Terry Reid
Nov 08, 1969
 Inglewood, California, United States
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B.B. King Blues Festival on Sep 8, 2000 [448-small]

B.B. King Blues Festival
Sep 08, 2000
 Columbus, Ohio, United States
  Uploaded by Mlplumley

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Frequenty Asked Questions (FAQ)


How many concerts has B.B. King had?

B.B. King has had 1,689 concerts.

What genre is B.B. King?

B.B. King is most often considered to be Jazz, Blues, Blues Rock, Classic Rock, Guitar, Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz And Blues, Traditional Blues, Soul Blues, Jazz Blues, and Urban Blues.

When was the last B.B. King concert?

The last B.B. King concert was on April 27, 2019 at New Orleans Fair Grounds and Racetrack in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. The bands that performed were: B.B. King / The Meters / Dr. John / Little Feat / Deacon John / Marcia Ball / Aaron Neville / Linda Ronstadt / Robert Parker.

What songs does B.B. King play live?

The songs that B.B. King performs live vary, but here's the latest setlist that we have from the October 03, 2014 concert at House of Blues Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, United States:

  1. B.B. King Introduction Jam
  2. Rock Me Baby
  3. You Are My Sunshine
  4. The Thrill Is Gone
  5. Every Day I Have the Blues
  6. Darling You Know I Love You