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MPB TV Broadcasts Live B.B. King's Funeral

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MPB TV Broadcasts Live B.B. King’s Funeral

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi Public Broadcasting will broadcast live the funeral services for legendary blues musician B.B. King from his hometown of Indianola, Mississippi on Saturday, May 30.

Coverage will start on MPB TV at 10:30 a.m., with the service starting at 11 a.m. at the Bell Grove Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral is scheduled to last until 3 p.m. All times are Central Daylight Time.

After the funeral service, a procession will lead from the church back to the B.B. King Museum. B.B. King will be laid to rest at a private graveside service.

The public can live stream King’s funeral on MPB’s YouTube channel, or via the MPB website at

A public viewing will take place Friday, May 29 at the B.B. King Museum in Indianola from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) provides educational and public affairs programming to Mississippians through its statewide television and radio network. MPB enhances the work of educators, students, parents and learners of all ages by providing informative programming and educational resources. MPB’s locally produced programming focuses on the people, resources and attractions that reflect Mississippi’s unique culture and diverse heritage. Children’s television programs constitute a major portion of the daytime and weekend morning schedules. MPB provides a valuable resource to Mississippians in disseminating information as part of the state’s emergency preparedness and response system. Since 1970, MPB has won over 400 national, regional and statewide awards, including Emmy®, Edward R. Murrow and Parents’ Choice® Awards. For more information on MPB, its programs, mission or educational resources, please visit