Club Ebony was built just after the end of World War II by Indianola entrepreneur Johnny Jones. Under Jones and successive owners, the club showcased Ray Charles, Count Basie, B.B. King, Bobby Bland, Little Milton, Albert King, Willie Clayton, and many other acts. When owner Mary Shepard retired in 2008 after 34 years, B.B. King purchased the venue to keep the Club Ebony tradition alive. Mr. King gifted the Club to the Museum.
Apply to events that end at or before 6 p.m.
Apply to events that begin at or after 6 p.m. Both day and night rates offer up to 5 hours of event space rental. Additional hours for both day and night events will be billed at $100 per hour. Decorating and setup time includes one hour at no additional charge; additional hours are $50 per hour. Space rates include the use of
Club Ebony’s tables and chairs:
• 17 tables • 85 chairs
Additional table and chair rentals:
• $5.00 per table • $1.00 per chair