The King Beez to perform in Sharp County

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Spring River Adult and Child Services Domestic Violence and Homeless Shelter (SACS) will be raising funds in partnership with The King Beez, a Beale Street performance group from Memphis.

According to Ken Anderson, president of the board for SACS, the fundraising event will bring a one of a kind musical experience to the Omaha Center in Cherokee Village, “A Memphis Christmas” at 2 p.m. Dec. 9.

Special guest, recording artist Al Corte, will also be featured during the event.

“The King Beez are a legendary Memphis performing blue’s group and the headliner will be Al Corte,” Anderson said. “Tickets are $20 each in advance and people can call ahead to reserve and we will hold them at the door if they don’t pick them up beforehand.”

Non-presale tickets will be $25 at the door. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit SACS.

To purchase tickets, contact any SACS board member; call Ken Anderson at 870-847-6030 or the SACS Cove Shelter at 870-856-3500 or go to the SACS thrift store located in Highland.

According to thekingbeez.com, a website with information and sample music of, “The common thread that connects Beale Street, B.B. King’s Blues Club and The King Beez is that they represent the best of the best. While this common thread unites these three together, the ultimate result is that they create an uncommon experience for those people who prefer to dwell in the world of rhythm and blues. Beale Street is the number one street of blues in the world while B.B. King’s Blues Club is the premier blues club on Beale Street. The missing link that rounds out and perfects and enriches the blues experience for anyone, however, is The King Beez, who have been center stage at B.B. King’s. This rhythm and blues group breathes life and breath into the very soul of rhythm and blues for they have captured the essence of this particular genre,” the website states. “The King Beez was created when the Doctors of Rhythm and Blues, David Bowen, Solomon McDaniel and James Jackson came together in 1991 to form what they hoped would become the standard bearer for rhythm and blues, bands in Memphis and beyond. During their search for the most accomplished musicians they could find, they molded a group of eight individuals into a fabulous musical force in the world of rhythm and blues. In the process, they have set the performance bar to a level that all other bands strive to achieve but seldom do. From the beginning, they became the main stay at B.B. King’s and continue to redefine excellence in a rhythm and blues performance on and off Beale Street .”

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