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Artist To Icon, 1960s
This gallery chronicles B.B. King’s development from a musician touring the Chitlin’ Circuit in the South. The exhibit examines how the Civil Rights movement shaped the music of the time.
This gallery takes visitors on an adventure as Riley B. King finds his way to the airwaves of WDIA where you can hear firsthand accounts of Riley’s conversion to the Beale Street Boy.
The Delta, 1930s
Here you will encounter some of the challenges Social history of the time and a firsthand account of Riley B. King’s life on the farm as a sharecropper and tractor driver.
Start your journey through the Mississippi Delta and the life of B.B. King in a theater featuring the very latest in high-definition projection and audio technology.
The Final Decade
Exhibits that focus on the last decade of B.B. King’s life have been added to the award-winning museum that bears his name. Items acquired from King that are part of the 4,500 s.f. addition include two of his personal automobiles—a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow and a custom painted Chevy El Camino.
Along with the existing granite tablet to mark the final resting place of the King of the Blues, part of the Memorial Garden is a life-size bronze of King holding his beloved Lucille - the perfect chance for photo opportunities.
Admissions & Tour Info
REGULAR HOURS (temporary)
|Tuesday||10 AM – 5 PM|
|Wednesday||10 AM – 5 PM|
|Thursday||10 AM – 5 PM|
|Friday||10 AM – 5 PM|
|Saturday||10 AM – 5 PM|
* Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
* Military discounts available with valid ID.
* Prices subject to change without notice.
|The Day before Thanksgiving||Closed after Noon|
|Christmas Eve||Closed after Noon|
|New Years Eve||Closed after Noon|
|New Years Day||Closed|
|Over 60 Years||$12|
|Students (with valid ID)||$10|
|Children under 5||FREE|
|Group tours of 20+ adults||$12 per person|
|School groups of 20+||$3 per student|
|* Bus driver and one adult admitted free for every 10 students|
CATERED TOUR GROUP PACKAGES
Catered Tour Group Packages are also available for 20 or more adults. These include admission to the Museum, a catered lunch at Club Ebony and, a live blues musician to perform during the lunch at Club Ebony. If you have any questions regarding the pricing or other available packages, please contact Robert Terrell at 662-887-9539 or firstname.lastname@example.org.