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Blues Pioneers, B.B. King And Buddy Guy, At San Manuel

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Thursday, August 12, 2010, San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino welcomes B.B. King and Buddy Guy to the stage. These two legendary Southern gentlemen fill the evening with blues and incredible guitar playing.

Tickets are on sale today and available at Ticketmaster.com and the San Manuel Box Office for $45, $55, and $65. The King of the Blues, B.B. King, hails from Mississippi, where he began his long career playing street corners for dimes.

1947 was the year he got serious and moved to Memphis, where he followed in his cousin Bukka White’s footsteps towards becoming one of the most celebrated blues performers. His big break came a year later, when he performed on Sonny Boy Williamson’s radio program, which led to a more permanent place on WDIA, a Memphis radio station, clenching a 10- minute time period doing the “King’s Spot.”

Soon after his number one hit, “Three O’Clock Blues,” King began touring nationally, playing an astonishing 342 one-night stands. Over the years, the Grammy Award-winner has had two #1 R&B hits, including “Three O’Clock Blues” and “You Don’t Know Me,” as well as several #2 R&B hits. He is an inductee into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame as well as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and has received six honorary doctorates to universities and colleges around the country.

With the release of a new album, “Skin Deep”, Buddy Guy is still building his musical resume and earning accolades. At age seven, Guy fashioned his first makeshift “guitar”, using two-strings attached to a piece of wood secured with his mother’s hairpins. His artistic nature led him to become a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, gaining momentum with hits like “Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues,” “Feel Like Rain,” and “Slippin’ In.”

Through the years, he has received five Grammy Awards, 23 W.C. Handy Blues Awards, which is the most any artist has received, the Billboard Magazine Century Award, and the Presidential National Media of Arts, as well as being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Every Thursday night with headliner entertainment, San Manuel gives away $1,000 just for seeing the show. To be eligible to win, guests only need a ticket to the show, a Club Serrano card and to be 21 or older. Guests can enter beginning at noon on such days. Three drawings will be held on those nights: $250 at 7:20 p.m., $250 at 10:00 p.m. and $500 at 11:00 p.m. Winners must be present.

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