Rhode Island’s Own Becky Chace to open for B.B. King in benefit concert for the International Tennis Hall of Fame on July

Rhode Island’s Own Becky Chace to open for B.B. King in benefit concert for the International Tennis Hall of Fame on July

NEWPORT, R.I. -

The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum is pleased to announce that Rhode Island’s own Becky Chace will be the opening act for the legendary B.B. King, when he performs a special concert for the benefit of the Hall of Fame on Sunday, July 11 at the Newport Yachting Center in Newport, R.I. Chace will open at 7 p.m. and King will take the stage at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show are priced at $50, $65 and $100 and are available now on www.newportwaterfrontevents.com or by calling 401-846-1600.

Chace and her bandmates, Brian Minisce (guitar), Carrie Johnson (drums), and John Amitrano (bass), have been entertaining audiences across New England for years and have steadily collected a strong following of fans. Chace has been named Best Female Vocalist by the readers of the Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll five times and has been called "one of the most celebrated singer/songwriters to come out of the RI area" by Motif Magazine.

“I am honored by this incredible experience to share the stage with B.B. King. With someone like Mr. King and his talented band, you know you're going to get an education,” said Chace. “We've played a lot of different rooms and opened for a huge variety of acts but rarely do you get a chance to feel the kind of energy that will be in the house that night, with people anticipating such a legend about to come out on stage. The energy is sure to have an impact on the amount of emotion we feel while performing- I really can't wait!”

Chace is known for the passion with which she delivers her diverse original recordings. She's released 8 CDs since her recording career began in 1998. Her recordings have received critical acclaim from publications including The Boston Globe who called Chace’s Take Your Shot “a stunning collection of original roots rock, folk, and blues." Together with Minisce, Chace has opened for such national acts as Joan Jett, America, Judi Collins, The Gin Blossoms, Better Than Ezra, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Littlefeat, Delbert McClinton, and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes to name a few.

All proceeds of the concert will benefit of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum to support the mission of preserving the history of tennis, inspiring and encouraging junior tennis development, enshrining tennis heroes and heroines, and providing a landmark for tennis enthusiasts worldwide. The concert will be a highlight of the organization’s premier week of the year, as it will be held on the final day of the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, an ATP World Tour event, and Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. Annually, these events draw tennis fans from around the world to view exciting professional tennis, to honor the newest individuals to receive the highest honor in tennis and to visit the Hall of Fame’s remarkable and historic grounds and comprehensive Museum in Newport, R.I.

B.B. King: Live in Newport, for the benefit of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum will be hosted at the Newport Yachting Center, a waterfront tented concert venue, which is located in the heart of charming downtown Newport, right off America's Cup Avenue. All seats are under a tent and are within 100 feet of the stage, offering an intimate setting for this very special performance.

For additional information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.newportwaterfrontevents.com or call Newport Yachting Center Box Office at (401) 846-1600.

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About the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships
The Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, an ATP World Tour event, will be held July 5 – 11, 2010 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum in Newport, Rhode Island. The tournament draws 32 top male players to Newport direct from Wimbledon to compete for the Van Alen Cup and $442,500 in prize money. Hosted on the legendary grass courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships is the only ATP World Tour event played on grass in North America. In conjunction with the tournament, the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum will host the annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, July 10. For additional information, visit www.tennisfame.com.

Media Contact:
Anne Marie McLaughlin
401-324-6033
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