Address: 237 W. 42nd St. (7-8 Aves.) - 212-997-4144
Description: American musical legend Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr. - along with his band, Buckwheat Zydeco, one of the greatest party bands in America - is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana zydeco music. 2009 marked Buckwheat Zydeco's 30th anniversary, and Buckwheat celebrated with the release of his Grammy Award-winning CD (and Alligator Records debut), Lay Your Burden Down. This Grammy Award was the band's first, although it had previously been nominated five times in three different categories. The band has appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman, CNN, The Today Show, MTV, NBC News, CBS Morning News, and many other TV programs. Buckwheat's music has also been featured in films ranging from The Water Boy and The Big Easy to Fletch Live and Hard Target. Now, with his new relationship with the Alligator label and Lay Your Burden Down, his massive instrumental and vocal talents, and his boundless energy, Buckwheat, already the most popular zydeco artist in the world, will find the largest and most enthusiastic audience of his long and storied career.
Venue Description: A throwback to the fabled days of New York nightclubs, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill features top-caliber music stars and an American Continental menu with a Southern flair. The Showcase Room has video screens and state-of-the-art sound, table seating, a bar where you can snack and listen, and a dance floor. The Beatles Brunch is offered every Saturday at noon (doors at 11am), and doors open for the Gospel Brunch every Sunday at 12:30pm with music at 1:30pm.