Well into his 70s, B.B. King may not be around much longer—especially taking into account his shilling for diabetes medical supply companies—so when you’ve got a chance to see him live, take advantage of it.
That being said, King’s still very much the elder statesman of the blues, and remains one of the most important figures ever to perform in the genre. Bottom line—just because he’s an old dog doesn’t mean King can’t still pull out a hefty bag of tricks, and the pure tone of ol’ Lucille is still as unique as it ever was. Jan. 22, 8pm, $77.50+, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder, 303.786.7030
All Grown Up
Jonathan Tiersten became famous playing the creepy child in the 1983 cult classic horror flick Sleepaway Camp. Now grown up, he happens to be one of the most talented singer-songwriters in the state. His melodic hooks and winsome lyrics breathe a romantic air into his guitar-driven, Americana-influenced harmonies. It’s a bit of a mystery as to why he hasn’t yet become a mainstay on the national stage, but that means you can still score tickets to his shows. Jan. 15, 8pm, Dickens Opera House, 302 Main St., Longmont, 303.651.7773
Who knew that when you had kids you’d effectively be signing away your nightlife for at least the next dozen years or so? Well, just because you’ve got anklebiters doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a New Year’s celebration, and the World of Wonder Children’s Museum has something planned that fits the bill. Make your own noisemakers, enjoy refreshments and live music, and even countdown the moments to the “New Year” (at noon, anyway). Dec. 31, 11am, WOW Children’s Museum, 110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette, 303.604.2424