: Ridin' With the King!

Ridin' With the King!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. B.B. King!

All Christmas preparations are on hold this weekend...my all time favorite, Mr. B.B. King  is performing at the Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton, NJ.

guitar (SXC)

He's in the area (NY Metro) for a few days, but the War Memorial show is the one to see.  It's affordable, with tickets starting at $35 and the venue is beautiful!

The Patriot Theater at the War Memorial is widely recognized for both its grand architectural design, acoustics and its reputation for hosting a splendid array of concert  events; the theater seats over eighteen hundred guests and has hosted everything from opera to local high school plays!

Show time is 8pm Saturday, December 6th, and the War Memorial is just steps away from the NJ State House and a 50 minute ride up Rt 539 to I-195 West  from southern Ocean County!

If B.B. King isn't your cup of tea, check out all the upcoming events...including some Christmas shows and more music!

See you there!

By way of history, the War Memorial was opened in 1932,  as "a great community center" and dedicated to the memory of the soldiers and sailors from Mercer County, New Jersey, who died fighting World War I.

Old Trenton War Memorial 

The building is now a National and State Historic Site.

It houses an 1,807-seat, fully-equipped theater and a number of rooms for meetings and conferences. The War Memorial is owned by the State of New Jersey and operated by the Department of State.

War Memorial (NJ)

In January 1999, Trenton War Memorial was reopened for public use following a huge historic preservation and renovation project which took nearly five years to complete. The renovated building was rededicated by the Governor and the Legislature as a memorial to New Jersey's dead in all wars and armed conflicts, and as a monument honoring the state's veterans.

The restoration not only returned the entire building to its original Italian renaissance Revival splendor, but readied it for 21st Century use with state-of-the-art technical theater upgrades, acoustical improvements, and better amenities. 

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Comment balloon 11 commentsLaura Giannotta • December 05 2008 08:36AM


Dear Laura,

I love BB King and wish I was there with you to see him again. I met him numerous times when I worked as a cocktail waitress at Rockefeller's (blues club in Houston) while going to college. He is the sweetest man in the world. I saw him stay fro two hours after the last set to meet people and sign autographs. He did not leave until 3:30AM!! He nick named me Angel, but that is a story for my next blog! Thanks for the inspiration! Enjoy the show!


Posted by Betina Foreman, Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY (WJK Realty) over 11 years ago

BB King is one of my favorites too. I play guitar, so it makes him an easy choice for me. Have a great time at the show, it does look like a very cool place for one.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 11 years ago

BB King is a great performer.  I have never seen hm in person, but have several of his works

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 11 years ago


It sounds like a great show and your auditorium looks beautiful. It's nice what they've done with the building. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 11 years ago

Laura, this sounds like a fun event to attend. Can I go with you?

Posted by Danny Thornton, WordPress Guru (R & D Art) over 11 years ago

Betina Very cool story!  I've seen BB King about 15 times, and every time is just like the first!

JL You are a man of many talents!

William If you ever get the chance it's a great show!

Steve The War Memorial is amazing, and they've really done a nice job!

Danny Fly into Atlantic City and I'll pick you up...8pm is show time!  

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) over 11 years ago

This sounds like a beautiful theater and then to have BB King just makes it all that much better.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 11 years ago

Ole BB what memories come back to life. There used to be old clubs along Biloxi where the casino is now and for fifty cents you could go in and of course pay to drink and listen to BB King, Sammy Wells and Fats Domino I believe. There's a funny story about how BB got his sir name, I won't tell it here but It is funny as watching three hogs ( not pigs ) climb up a river bank.

Posted by Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl. (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services ) over 11 years ago

Don It really is beautiful...I've also seen several operas there and it's awesome!

Charles Sounds like an idea for a blog! 

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) over 11 years ago

Laura, how could B. B. King NOT be someone's cup of tea?!!!

I've seen him, met him, blogged about him numerous times.

I even share a birthday with him!

His concerts are among the best I've ever seen.

Enjoy the show tonight.

I expect pictures and a review on your next blog!!!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) over 11 years ago

Hi Laura Giannotta 

I would have loved to see that show

Posted by Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor® (Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA) over 1 year ago