B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

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Midtown West

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Al Green at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

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  • Address:

    B.B. King Blues Club & Grill 237 W 42nd St
    Midtown West
    New York
    10036

  • Cross Street:

    between Seventh and Eighth Aves

  • Venue phone:

    212-997-4144

  • Venue website:

    bbkingblues.com

  • Opening hours:

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11am–2am

  • Transport:

    Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority; N, Q, R, 42nd St S, 1, 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Sq

  • Price:

    Average main course: $17. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V

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    1. B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
      • 237 W 42nd St
        Midtown West
        New York
        10036
      • 212-997-4144
      • bbkingblues.com
      • 40.756787,-73.988448

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The Freedom Party

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The Freedom Party DJs—Marc Smooth, Cosi and Herbert Holler—spin soul music from the ’70s through the present day (everything from classic R&B and house to Afrobeat and dancehall) for a the city's longest-running dance party.

  1. Fri Apr 18 – Fri Jun 27
  2. B.B. King Blues Club & Grill 237 W 42nd St, (between Seventh and Eighth Aves), New York, 10036
  3. $20
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  1. Fri Apr 18 – Sun Apr 20
  2. B.B. King Blues Club & Grill 237 W 42nd St, (between Seventh and Eighth Aves), New York, 10036
  3. Apr 18, 20 $25, advance $20; Apr 20 brun...
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  1. Mon Apr 21 – Tue Apr 22
  2. B.B. King Blues Club & Grill 237 W 42nd St, (between Seventh and Eighth Aves), New York, 10036
  3. $55, advance $50
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Andrés Laprida

Latin music

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  1. Fri Apr 18
  2. B.B. King Blues Club & Grill 237 W 42nd St, (between Seventh and Eighth Aves), New York, New York, 10036
  3. $16, advance $14
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Andrés Laprida

Latin music

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This fleet-fingered, New York–based Argentine guitarist touts his musical wares at B.B.'s bar, Lucille's, with a tribute to Jobim and Piazzolla.

  1. Fri Apr 18
  2. B.B. King Blues Club & Grill 237 W 42nd St, (between Seventh and Eighth Aves), New York, New York, 10036
  3. $16, advance $14
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  1. Thu Apr 24
  2. B.B. King Blues Club & Grill 237 W 42nd St, (between Seventh and Eighth Aves), New York, 10036
  3. $37, advance $32.50
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  1. Fri Apr 25
  2. B.B. King Blues Club & Grill 237 W 42nd St, (between Seventh and Eighth Aves), New York, 10036
  3. $40, advance $35
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Third Annual New York Boylesque Festival
  1. Fri Apr 25 – Sat Apr 26
  2. B.B. King Blues Club & Grill 237 W 42nd St, (between Seventh and Eighth Aves), New York, 10036
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  1. Tue Apr 29
  2. B.B. King Blues Club & Grill 237 W 42nd St, (between Seventh and Eighth Aves), New York, 10036
  3. $35, advance $30
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