B.B. King Performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas

B.B. King Performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
“King of the Blues”
 B.B. King
performed at the Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas on November 25, 2011 (Photo: © Scott Harrison / RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com)

King had two No. 1 R&B hits with “Three O’Clock Blues” in 1951 and “You Don’t Know Me” in 1952. He then had four No. 2 R&B hits with “Please Love Me” in 1953, “You Upset Me Baby” in 1954, “Sweet Sixteen, Part I” in 1960 and “Don’t Answer The Door” in 1966.

B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas

Photo: © Scott Harrison / RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com.

He hit it big time and began touring around the country with about 125 concerts a year. King has always appealed to audiences due to his inherent love for music as well as his unique and precise vocals and guitar playing. He is one of the few performers to mix blues, jazz, swing and pop to create one phenomenal sound.

Throughout his career, he has received numerous awards honoring his hard work and indisputable talent. He received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987, the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990, the Presidential Medal of the Arts in Washington D.C. in 1990 in which former President Bush was in attendance and he even got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1991.

Continuing on with his success streak, he received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1995 as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Blue Foundation in 1997.

B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas

Photo: © Scott Harrison / RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com.

B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas

Photo: © Scott Harrison / RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com.

B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas

Photo: © Scott Harrison / RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com.

B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas

Photo: © Scott Harrison / RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com.

B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas

Photo: © Scott Harrison / RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com.

B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas

Photo: © Scott Harrison / RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com.

B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas

Photo: © Scott Harrison / RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com.

B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas

Photo: © Scott Harrison / RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com.

B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas

Photo: © Scott Harrison / RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com.

B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas

Photo: © Scott Harrison / RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com.

B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas

Photo: © Scott Harrison / RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com.

B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas

Photo: © Scott Harrison / RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com.

B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas

Photo: © Scott Harrison / RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com.

B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas

Photo: © Scott Harrison / RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com.

B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas

Photo: © Scott Harrison / RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com.

About Silverton Casino Hotel
Silverton Casino Hotel offers 300 deluxe rooms and suites and world-class amenities all located within an upscale, contemporary luxury lodge-themed resort. Silverton Casino Hotel is home to a variety of restaurants and dining options, including the Seasons Buffet, the 24-hour Sundance Grill, Shady Grove Lounge, Twin Creeks Steakhouse and the new, Mexican-inspired Mi Casa Grill Cantina. In addition to the 165,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Silverton offers 90,000 square feet of gaming with over 2,000 slot machines and 30 table games, an intimate poker room and the Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge. The property features a 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium with more than 5,000 sharks, stingrays and tropical fish, which was voted “Best Free Attraction” in the Best of City search® 2008 awards. Silverton Casino Hotel is located at I-15 and Blue Diamond. For more information, please call (702) 263-7777 or visit www.silvertoncasino.com.