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21st Annual Blues Ball to honor Bar-Kays and Beatles

The annual ball was started 21 years ago by Memphian Pat Kerr Tigrett. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5) The annual ball was started 21 years ago by Memphian Pat Kerr Tigrett. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin attended the ball several years ago. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5) Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin attended the ball several years ago. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)

(WMC) - Plans are underway for the 2014 Blues Ball at the Gibson Guitar Factory on Saturday.

The black tie event will raise money for charity and raise awareness for musicians from around the area.

This year's event features a segment called "Break the Chain," an anti-violence and anti-abuse campaign with a song that relates how important it is for victims to break the chain of violence and abuse.

Singer Al Green will be presented with the Ultimate Gospel Award and will give a "blessing of our city," by performing uplifting gospel songs.

The ball will honor the Bar-Kays and the Beatles for their 50th anniversaries, as well as the celebration of 60 years of rock and roll in Memphis.

The black tie event was started 21 years ago by Memphian Pat Kerr Tigrett in order to recognize musicians from the area. Over the years, many famous musicians like Isaac Hayes, B.B. King and the Bar-Kays have performed.

Along with the musicians, many notable athletes and celebrities have attended the event, including retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

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