When someone nears their 89th birthday, the last place you'd expect to see them is grooving on stage. But not everyone is BB King. The iconic bluesman has dazzled crowds for nearly 65 years with his unmistakable guitar-playing—influencing generations of rockers along the way. After all, who can say with a straight face that he’s jammed with Bobby Bland, Eric Clapton and U2? With a collection of Grammys in the double digits and multiple blues clubs that bear his name, King has become an industry unto himself. Even as he nears 90, whenever King plays live, the master and pioneer of electric blues shows musicians one-third his age exactly how it’s done.
Thu., Aug. 28, 8 p.m., 2014