House of Blues Sunset may not be the oldest club on the strip, but no one can argue that it has built a rich and varied history in its 15 years. During construction, the new cedar paneled building was covered in tin that was shipped up on flatbed trucks from the site of the first cotton mill that Muddy Waters' worked for in Mississippi. There were also cartons filled with dirt from the old crossroads of Highway 61 and 49, which was promptly placed under the stage to enliven the area with the vibe of bluesmen past and present. The House of Blues is also the largest curator of Outsider Art; art that has been defined as primitive to untrained, art-brut and vernacular art. These unique pieces represent important themes to their artists: slavery, addiction and personal struggle as well as celebrating a passion for romance, music and familial bonds. The club features an 1100 capacity music hall, which has been graced by artists from almost every imaginable genre: Rock n' Roll, Punk, Alterative, Heavy Metal, Rap, Country, Hip-Hop, Rhythm and Blues, Rock en Español, Jazz, Zydeco, Folk, Electronica and many others.
To commemorate 15 years on the Strip, House of Blues Sunset has dusted off a menu from the opening of its renowned southern-inspired, 200-seat restaurant, and will be featuring select menu items at their original 1994 prices. Throughout the evening, drink specials will be offered at prices one could only find 15 years ago. In addition to the many prizes and giveaways, a raffle for a signed Kenny Wayne Shepherd signature Fender Stratocaster will take place. There will also be dancing featuring a live DJ.
American blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd will perform to help celebrate the club’s anniversary. Born in Louisiana, Shepherd gleaned the blues near the heart of its most vibrant culture, and soon proved to speak it fluently. His music has spent considerable time at the top of the charts, and he has sold millions of records. His name has been spoken in the same breath as greats like B.B. King, Eric Clapton, and Muddy Waters.
Tickets and dinner reservations can be made by calling the box office at (323) 848-5100. Tickets are also available here.