Blues legend B.B. King coming to Bryce Jordan Center with Allen Toussaint

July 03, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Blues legend B.B. King will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Bryce Jordan Center. 

Born Riley B. King, he started recording in the late 1940s and has released more than 60 albums, including 1965's "Live At The Regal" and 1976's collaboration with Bobby "Blue" Bland, "Together For The First Time." B.B.’s hits include "The Thrill Is Gone," "Three O'Clock Blues," "You Don't Know Me," "Please Love Me," "You Upset Me Baby," "Sweet Sixteen, Part I," and "Don't Answer The Door, Part I."

New Orleans Jazz pianist Allen Toussaint will be the opening act. As a singer, pianist, songwriter, arranger and producer, Allen Toussaint has been making hit records for more than 40 years.  His extensive catalog of songs has generated many hits on the pop, R&B, country and dance charts. Many of Toussaint’s songs have become widely known through renditions done by other musicians, including: “Mother-in-Law,” “Working in the Coalmine,” “Fortune Teller” and “Southern Nights.” 

Tickets are $35 and $45 for reserved theatre seating, and go on-sale at noon, Friday, July 12, at the Bryce Jordan Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre, Altoona Campus Ticket Outlet, online at or, or by phone at 800-745-3000. VIP floor seating is also available. Penn State University Park students will receive a $15 discount courtesy of University Park Allocation Committee.

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    B.B. King will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Bryce Jordan Center. 

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Last Updated September 27, 2013