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Jazz & Blues Clubs: Named after the celebrated "king of the blues" B.B. King Blues Club opened in 2000 (and yes, B.B. did perform here). Ideally situated in bustling Times Square, this space hosts musical talent from blues, jazz, and hip-hop to funk, blue grass and even heavy metal. Some of the legends that have graced the stage are Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Alicia Keys, The Allman Brothers, Gipsy Kings, ZZ Top, and Jay Z. There is clear viewing access to the performance while guests are enjoying food and drinks or dancing. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. The dim lighting sets the mood for a night out listening to moody music. You can catch some light with the cursive "B.B. King" lit up above the long bar. Lucille's Grill is a bar located within the B.B. King Blue's Club and was named after the late B.B.'s beloved guitar.

Live Music: Named after the celebrated "king of the blues" B.B.King and ideally situated in bustling Times Square, is a space that hosts musical talent from blues, jazz, and hip-hop to funk, blue grass and even heavy metal.There is clear viewing access to the performance while guests are enjoying food and drinks or dancing. The dim lighting sets the mood for a night out listening to music though the latest sound and video equipment. The long bar with "B.B. King" lit up above it is a tribute to the legendary artist. There have been notable people who have performed here including Gloria Gaynor, Patti Austin, and B.B. King Himself. Lucille's Grill is a bar located within the B.B. King Blue's Club and was named after the late BB king's beloved guitar.TRAIN: 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S, W to Times Sq-42nd St

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Local Expert Maria Lisella Says:

Live Music: "Arrive early to grab a seat in the balcony for optimum viewing; no cover and ticketed options nightly so check website."

Best for Live Music Because: THE PLACE to catch new musical talent and listen to live musicians; three stages, 15-20 bands, seven nights a week.

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