The Mighty Sparrow: Trinidad's "Calypso King" at B.B. King's

Come join us at BB Kings to see The Mighty Sparrow, "King of the Calypso World."

Tickets are $18 thru Goldstar and can be purchased here:

http://www.goldstar.com/groups/cbe9f81a75b71448279f2acb15a676e1765e61f8

Please note:

There is a $10-per-person food/drink minimum for anyone seated at tables. Standing room is available at the bar.

"B.B. King's welcomes The Mighty Sparrow. The "Calypso King", a native of Trinidad, has been performing for over fifty years, gaining worldwide fame for his blend of catchy island rhythms, often-bawdy humor, and sharp political and social commentary. Don't miss this consummate showman live in concert."

More info:

http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=1147

The Mighty Sparrow is the unrivaled Calypso King of the World, with a career that spans over 50 years and counting. This artist par excellence has earned his rightful place as "King of the Calypso World" by defeating every other competitor/pretender to his throne. He has entertained audiences across the globe, including, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America, to name but a few.

The Mighty Sparrow has proved himself as the Quintessential Calypsonian, par excellence, with over seventy albums to his credit. He is richly endowed with many gifts. He possesses an amazing ability not only to put into words and tempo the exploits of society, but to crown it all with showmanship and appeal. His great contribution to the artform and our lives has unraveled the mysteries of Caribbean life, leaving the professionally trained sociologist and economist befuddled.

A combination of talent, hard work and opportunity enabled Sparrow's ascendance to Calypso King of the World. He brought honor, glory and dignity to an indigenous art form that was once scorned upon by the elite of Caribbean society. He is one extraordinary entertainer who utilizes the medium he masters not just to entertain but also to edify, enlighten, and educate.

The King is currently preparing for the new millennium when he will re-enter the World Monarch and Road March Competitions for a cataclysmic encounter with his competitors.  Without doubt, The Mighty Sparrow, The King of Kings, is the real Supreme Serenader.

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  • Tom R.

    Sparrow flew the coop too soon! Good music, set a little short. Reggae set afterwards took a while to set up, so group left for drinks nearby.

    2 · June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Eddie & George, you are great organizers! Had a great time last night with everyone ... at B.B. King and at our after party! Enjoyed everyone's company, all of our conversations and definitely the humor!

    3 · June 1, 2013

  • george b.

    really great night. thanks eddie for hosting this. and thanks sofia for suggesting this and ultimately bringing us all together. what a great group we had last night. i had a lot of fun listening to the classics from sparrow and dancing. it was definitely too short, but the after party more than made up for it. i really enjoyed the great conversation we had afterwards.

    2 · June 1, 2013

  • Natalie V.

    I've never been here before. How does one need to be dressed?

    May 30, 2013

    • Tom R.

      Whether BBK encourages it or not I'll probably show in shorts if I can help it - it's above 90 today!

      May 31, 2013

    • Eddie C

      Yes, I agree. I'm in t-shirt and jeans. Too hot to dress up. Lol

      May 31, 2013

  • Eddie C

    Again, if you have purchased your ticket, please confirm here. I may have to move people to a waiting list to allow others to rsvp until ticket purchases are confirmed.

    May 6, 2013

    • Tom R.

      Purchased a ticket Mr EC

      1 · May 29, 2013

  • Mary

    Have a ticket on wait list

    1 · May 17, 2013

  • george b.

    ticket purchased.

    1 · May 8, 2013

  • Natalie V.

    My ticket is purchased. I'm definitely in.

    2 · May 8, 2013

  • Natalie V.

    Is our group planning to have a table?

    May 5, 2013

    • Eddie C

      Yes, Natalie, we will have a table. It's general admission, so that's why we are going early. Show doesn't start till 8pm. Hopefully get a good spot!

      2 · May 6, 2013

  • Natalie V.

    This is BIG!!!

    1 · May 5, 2013

  • Eddie C

    Ticket purchased

    2 · May 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    just bought my ticket

    2 · May 2, 2013

  • Eddie C

    Please confirm when you have purchased the ticket, either in your RSVP or in the comments below.

    May 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Eddie, I purchased my ticket as soon as I RSVP'd today. Looking forward to it!

      2 · May 2, 2013

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