BEAUTIFUL BOBBY BLACKMON
General Event Information
Beautiful Bobby is an entertainer with a talent for contemporary Southern soul, blues and classic R&B. Bobby's career began in the Southwest in the small town, Athens, Texas. He played in many house bands and worked as a sideman with many well known blues and R&B artists before making his home base in Central Florida. His band includes: Blackmon (Guitar & Vocals), Jack Bumgarner (Keys), Jimmy Seay (Bass) and Terrance Jenkins (Drums).
Blackmon gained many new fans when he was a co-headliner with Buddy Guy at the House of Blues-Orlando in 2006. In May 2010, he opened for the legendary BB King in Orlando. He has shared the stage with many other blues artists at festivals and comes from a long line of polished blues guitarists from Texas.
“I include current and past players such as: George Benson, BB King, Little Milton, Kenny Burrell, Wayne Bennett, Johnnie Taylor, Bobby Bland, Wes Montgomery, Little Junior Parker, Cornell Dupree, Eric Gale, Jimmy Smith, James Brown, Otis Redding, Etta James, Arethe Franklin, Howard Roberts, Freddy King, David Sanborn, King Curtis, Stanley Turrentine, Buddy Guy, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Joe Tex, Lowell Fulson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Norman Brown, Peter White, Lee Ritenour, Larry Carlton, Anita Baker, Fats Domino, Billy Butler, Booker T & The MGs, Jeff Golub, Chales Earland, Lee Dorsey, Little Willie John, Johnny Guitar Watson, Al Green, Teddy Pendergrass, O’Jays, Temptations, Jimmy Reed, and others who shaped R&B, Soul, Funk, Light Rock and Smooth Jazz.”
The mission of the Carrollwood Cultural Center is to provide cultural and educational programs and events to our region that enhance learning, creativity, and a sense of community across groups and generations.
The Carrollwood Cultural Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents through arts and culture.
Located in the heart of Carrollwood Village, the campus includes a 26,000 sq. ft. main building complete with a stage, dance floor, art studios, computer lab and conference rooms as well as a sister building, The Studio, which provides additional space for classes, performances, room rentals and gallery displays.