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News from Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation

WOODS BAY —  New York City’s Cotton Club lead guitarist, “King” Solomon Hicks will perform at four venues around the Flathead Valley in October at the invitation of the Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation. Three of the performances will be free of charge with donations encouraged to support the Guitar Foundation’s tenth workshop and festival scheduled for Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2019. 

Hicks, also known as “Lil’ B.B. King,” is a guitar prodigy from Harlem who began playing as lead guitarist with the Cotton Club 17-piece band at the tender age of 13. Now 23, he has evolved into a high energy, get-up-out-of-your-seat blues guitarist who, when not touring internationally, plays a regular gig at the Harlem club. 

King Solomon Hicks starts his tour of the valley on Friday, Oct. 5 at Del’s Bar and Grill in Somers from 8-11 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 6, the music moves to the new Gunsight Bar and Grill in Columbia Falls from 6-11 pm. On Sunday afternoon, Oct. 7, from 3-8 pm King Solomon will be at The Raven in Woods Bay with a special Cajun Day menu planned.  

The tour finale will be a  party with the theme “New Year’s Eve in October” featuring hors d’ oeuvres, champagne, wine, beer and dancing at the Laughing Horse Lodge in Swan Lake on Monday, Oct. 8, starting at 5 p.m. Tickets are $100 and seating is limited to 40 guests. Call the Laughing Horse directly for reservations at 406-886-2080.

For more information about the concerts and the Crown Guitar Workshop and Festival visit: or call 855-855-5900. 


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