If you had intentions of seeing B.B. King at the Elsinore Theater in Salem on March 1st and you do not have tickets, then you’re probably out of luck. The show has been sold out for a few weeks now, but if you’re really intent on catching the show, there are tickets available throughout second-hand ticket sellers, but expect to spend about 10 times the original price.

But if you have not seen B.B. King before this might still appeal to you. After all, we’re talking about perhaps the single most identifiable name in the history of the blues. He’s a Grammy winner, a Blues Music Awards winner, inducted into both the Rock & Roll and Blues Hall of Fames, and a Medal of Freedom recipient, the most highly prized award bestowed by our country for the arts. B.B. King is an American icon with more than six decades of awe-inspiring performances and recordings to his name.

And to make the event even more appealing, add a special opening set by Cascade Blues Association International Blues Challenge representative Ben Rice. Certainly another milestone in young Rice’s career portfolio and highly deserved.

Showtime is 8:00 pm. The Elsinore Theater is located at 170 High Street SE in Salem.