The National Blues Museum to Host Concert in Honor of Big George Brock on Saturday, April 1, 2017
Concert to Feature Performances by Mickey Rogers, Skeet Rodgers and Marquise Knox
St. Louis, MO – March 16, 2017: The National Blues Museum announced that as part of its first birthday weekend celebration, it will host a concert on Saturday, April 1, 2017, to honor blues artist, Big George Brock. The show will feature Mickey Rogers from Mississippi and St. Louis blues musicians, Skeet Rodgers and Marquise Knox. The 7 pm concert will take place in the museum’s own Lumière Place Legends Room.
Big George Brock was born in Grenada, MS, on May 16, 1932. As a child, he labored with his family as a sharecropper on a plantation. He grew up in Clarksdale, MS, where he began his musical career by playing his harmonica on the weekends. He began traveling during his youth with his friend and mentor, Muddy Waters. Big George Brock moved to St. Louis in 1949 and formed his own band. For several years, he earned money as a boxer and a local business owner, including Club Caravan.
His artistry is featured as the title song for the film “M For Mississippi: A Road Trip Through The Birthplace Of The Blues.” He is recognized by many as the “King of the St. Louis Blues” and has performed with numerous legends of the blues including Muddy Waters, Albert King, Little Milton and Jimmy Reed. Big George has spent nearly 70 years within the industry and is a genuine blues veteran that continues to perform on the blues scene.
“The mission of the National Blues Museum is to honor the history and legacy of the blues, and Big George is one of those legends that has made a lasting impact on the genre and deserving of this recognition,” says Executive Director of the National Blues Museum, Dion Brown.
Tickets are available for purchase at the museum box office or by calling (314) 925-0016 ext. 403. Reserved table seats are $20 per person and general seating is $15 per person. The doors will open at 6 pm and the concert will start at 7pm.
About the National Blues Museum
The National Blues Museum is dedicated to preserving and honoring the history and legacy of Blues music and its impact on world culture. Located in Downtown St. Louis in the Mercantile Exchange (MX) district, the museum is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to be the premier entertainment and educational resource focused on the Blues as the foundation of American music. Voted as a top travel destination in 2016 by The New York Times, Smithsonian.com, and CNN, the National Blues Museum uses artifact-driven exhibits, live performances and interactive galleries to perpetuate Blues culture for future generations of artists, fans and historians. Conveniently located at the center of St. Louis’s convention and tourism district, the museum is within walking distance of the iconic Gateway Arch, the home venues of the MLB’s St. Louis Cardinals and the NHL’s St. Louis Blues, and many other attractions and amenities. For more information, visit www.nationalbluesmuseum.org. To stay connected, follow @NatBluesMuseum on Twitter, @NationalBluesMuseum on Instagram, and like “National Blues Museum” on Facebook.