Today’s Groupon gently tenderizes ear calluses with the soothing sounds of a live music show at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in Times Square. A $10 minimum food or drink purchase per person is required for all shows. Choose to attend one of the following 10 shows:
- $24 to see Blind Boys of Alabama on Sunday, December 12 at 8 p.m. (a $35 value)
- $10 to see Forever Ray, a tribute to Ray Charles on Wednesday, December 22 at 1 p.m. (a $20 value)
- $25 to see A Jazz Nativity on Thursday, December 23 at 7:30 p.m. (a $35 value)
- $13 to see the Strawberry Fields on Friday, December 24 at 8 p.m. (a $25 value)
- $5 to see AllStarz, a tribute to James Brown on Saturday, December 25 at 7:30 p.m. (a $10 value)
- $7 to see School of Rock Allstars play Pink Floyd's The Wall on Sunday, December 26 at 7 p.m. (a $15 value)
- $18 to see Johnny Winter on Tuesday, January 4 at 8 p.m. (a $30 value)
- $6 to see Appetite for Destruction, a tribute to Guns N Roses on Friday, January 14 at midnight (a $12 value)
- $5 to see Beautiful Day, a tribute to U2 on Friday, January 21 at midnight (a $10 value)
- $8 to see Back to the 60s, featuring Ron Dante of The Archies and Dennis Tufano of the Buckinghams on Sunday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m. (a $15 value)
Intricately designed carpeting, brilliant lighting, and chairs sporting cut-out eighth notes decorate the sumptuous interior of the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. In the main showcase room, guests lounge around booths and tables and enjoy up-close views of the 30-foot stage, around which the audience wraps in the shape of a horse slipper. Once past the theater’s marquee, sound addicts can listen to Back to the 60s to transcend early rock ‘n’ roll stereotypes with a smorgasbord of musical masters culled from bands such as The Archies and The Buckinghams, unscrew their ears to hear the gospel tunes of the Blind Boys of Alabama, and more.
A 40-foot bar and a full menu of American Continental fare with Southern flair fills showgoers, who can eat during the show or opt for a dining excursion at Lucille’s Bar and Grill—named after B.B. King’s guitar. Seating is first-come, first-served, so show up early—doors open at 6 p.m. for most shows.
Citysearchers named the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill the best blues club in 2007 and 2008. The B.B. King Blues Club & Grill is a New York magazine Critics' Pick. More than 100 Yelpers give it a three-star average and Citysearchers give it a 3.5-star average:
- When pop music's dinosaurs stomped through New York in years past, they had no choice but to head for a high-art theater, a beat-up club, or an overpacked bar downtown. Now classic rockers like Peter Frampton and Blue Öyster Cult and R&B legends like Chic and James Brown play the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, an intimate but spacious Times Square supper club that ranges well beyond its titular subject matter. – New York magazine