Iconic hip-hop venue B.B. King Blues Club in New York City is calling it quits. The legendary Times Square nightclub and restaurant is shutting down after nearly 20 years of hosting unforgettable rap moments.
A statement posted on its Facebook page this week reveals the venue will shut down but eventually relocate to a new location.
Starting next week, B.B. King Blues will begin its set of final live performances.
The last show at its Times Square location will be Buddy Guy on April 29. Before then, the venue has shows with funk outfit George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, rapper Rick Ross, hip-hop royalty Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh and more set to close down the location. The final performances of the Sunday Gospel Brunch featuring The Harlem Gospel Choir will take place on April 22 and 29. And the adjacent club space, Lucille’s Grill, will feature closing sets by B.B. King Blues Club All-Stars, Jon Paris and A Decade of Soul. (Time Out New York)
Over the past few years, B.B. King Blues Club has hosted a slew of epic hip-hop shows.