Blues great B.B. King’s daughter to host Vegas Strip event

FILE - In this June 20, 2008 file photo, musician B.B. King performs at the opening night of the 87th season of the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. King died Thursday, May 14, 2015, peacefully in his sleep at his Las Vegas home at age 89, his lawyer said. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King’s eldest daughter says she’ll host a free musical tribute event at a Las Vegas Strip venue after a public viewing of her father’s body at a funeral chapel.

Shirley King says when people are done being sad about her dad’s death, she wants them to come out Friday night and let the good times roll.

B.B. King died May 14 at his home in Las Vegas at age 89.

A public viewing is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Palm Mortuary west of downtown Las Vegas.

Shirley King lives in Chicago and performs as the Daughter of the Blues.

She booked the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas to open to the public at 8 p.m. Friday for what she says will be live music and remembrances.
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