ONAMIA -- B.B. King, the guitar legend known as the blues ambassador and the king of the blues, will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 20 and 21 at Grand Casino Mille Lacs.
Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday for $29.95 and $39.95. Visit either Grand Casino box office, call Ticketmaster at (651) 989-5151, contact any Ticketmaster outlet or visit ticketmaster.com.
During a career that has covered six decades, King has won 18 Grammies, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, won the Presidential Medal of the Arts, and won Kennedy Center Honors. He continues to tour up to 300 days a year.
Born in 1925 in the Mississippi Delta, King (originally named Riley) picked cotton as a child, and was taught to play the guitar by his minister. As a youngster, he sang on street corners in Indianola, Miss., before moving to Memphis while he was a young man. In Memphis, King became a disc jockey at a local station where he was known as Blues Boy, which was later shortened to B.B.
King has appeared many times at the Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheater.
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