Brunch and gospel music is the best combination since chicken and waffles, so get thee to Harlem and watch a gospel choir sing about the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost as you tuck into a brunch so good it can only be the work of the Lord himself. Praise bacon, folks.
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We went for Xmas Eve special and bought tix in advance thinking it was a special night. We were not told about the $10 pp minimum which was fine with us . However the place was oversold and we did not even have a place to sit. We stood with about 50 to 100 plus other people at the bar with spilled drinks, broken glass and violating I'm sure every fire code in the crowded basement so the bbking grill can make more money on Xmas Eve. The songs were mediocre, u can listen to better ones on utube. There was no Xmas songs we heard. We left after 35 minutes when the group was on intermission and never went back. It was an overpriced admission of $30 pp for standing seats, no service, and average performance. Over hyped tourist trap. There were so many foreigners there from Europe, Japan and Australia that fed the ego of the group that the special meaning of the night was lost and the the show just seemed to cater to tourists who would pay anything to see such an average show. I would never go back again. I'm just glad I got 2 for 1 special and did not buy any overpriced food before we left.
Gospel music is always good after all it's at root of some of America's greatest singers from Aretha Franklin to Sam Cooke , however it is unfortunate that the promoters picked B B King's for it's main venue in NY . B B King's is simply a tourist trap . It is overpriced, cramped, with mediocre food and terrible service .
Too bad it enjoys a location and name that will attract people the first time , but it will also be their last time.
For the best gospel simply visit any number of Churches all around the City which will leave you uplifted and save you at least a hundred bucks to go and have a nice dinner elsewhere .
B B King's should be avoided no matter who is appearing the stage is so small they will not be able to move .