5:30 pm, Oct 5

In person at National Museum of African American Music: King of the Blues: The Rise and Reign of B.B. King with Daniel de Vise


From noted music scholar Daniel de Visé, King of the Blues presents the vibrant life and times of a trailblazing giant. Witness to dark prejudice and lynching in his youth, B.B. performed incessantly (some 15,000 concerts in 90 countries over nearly 60 years)—in some real way his means of escaping his past. This event will take place in person at the National Museum of African American Music, in conversation with curator Steven Lewis. Admission to the talk is free.
Attendees will have an opportunity to tour the museum at a discounted price. Information and event registration here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/king-of-the-blues-the-rise-and-reign-of-bb-king-tickets-178186439437