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New Years With B. B. King

Time: December 31, 2008 at 9pm
Location: Warnors Theatre
Street: 1400 Fulton Street
City/Town: Fresno
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Phone: 559-264-2848
Event Type: Music and Dance
Organized By: Warnors Centre for the Performing Arts
Latest Activity: Dec 27, 2008

Event Description

Legendary blues guitarist B.B. King with his companion Gibson guitar, Lucille, will be the centerpiece of a full evening of New Year’s Eve entertainment and celebration at the Warnor’s Center for the Performing Arts.

King, whose status as a star has been established for more than forty years, has recorded more than 50 albums, won 13 Grammys and received dozens of awards and honors over the years, and he still performs four or five nights a week. He is one of the top three artists requested by an informal survey of community members conducted this summer by the Warnors staff.

Opening for Mr. King will be local fusion rock violinist Patrick Contreras, rising young Fresno violinist and composer whose eclectic sound and technical virtuosity are causing their own stir in the music world.

For 100 couples wanting to make it a Big Evening, the Warnors is offering a package that includes the King concert, pre-concert dinner for two at Frank's Place at the Warnors catered by Five Star Catering, reserved parking and two complimentary glasses of champagne at midnight and dancing until two in the Warnors Star Palace. The price for the Big Evening Package is $375.

Tickets for the concert and the Big Evening Package go on sale October 24th. Ticket prices are $105, $80, $60 and $50. Concert ticket holders will be able to join the post-concert dancing free of charge. Dancing in the Star Palace begins at 10:30, a full bar and hors d'oeuvres will be available. People not attending the King concert can join the fun for $25.

The first five purchasers of the Big Evening Package will also receive a free hotel room for two at the recently opened downtown Holiday Inn. For other concert goers, the Holiday Inn will have a special rate which can be arranged by calling Wendy Niles at 559-233-6650

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