PHILADELPHIA: Ellis Theater w/Bobby Rush 90th Birthday

Bobby Rush to celebrate his 90th birthday Nov 10

(PHILADELPHIA, MS) – Genuine, old-school, award-winning blues and R&B musician and entertainer extraordinaire Bobby Rush will be celebrating his Nov 10th 90th birthday with a special performance at the Ellis Theater in Philadelphia, Mississippi.

The “90th Birthday Celebration” will include several outdoor festivities starting at 8pm before the electrifying performance kicks off inside the theater later in the evening.

Among his many accolades, Rush is a two-time GRAMMY winning legend, Blues Hall of Famer, six-time Grammy nominee, and 14-time Blues Music Award winner, has been featured in multiple documentaries and films over the years, has a cameo in the Golden Globe-nominated Netflix original Dolemite Is My Name starring Eddie Murphy, and published his autobiography, I Ain’t Studdin’ Ya: My American Blues Story, in 2021.

Rush was born Emmett Ellis, Jr. outside of Homer, Louisiana on November 10, 1933, to Emmett and Mattie Ellis, later picking up a guitar around the age of 11 after playing on a diddley bow for years. His family then relocated to Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 1948, where he eventually decided to pursue a career as a professional blues musician in his teenage years.

To this day, Bobby Rush still tours and has been making records for nearly 70 years and has more than 400 recordings, 75 career releases, and now 27 studio albums to his name.

Tickets for this celebration can be purchased here.

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