When I think of House of Blues, I think of a great spacious venue with amazing rotating entertainment. I’ve gone a handful of times to the Anaheim location (there are 12 located in major cities across the US – click here to see where!), on Friday evenings usually rocking out to some of my favorite 80’s bands – any Berlin fans out there?! 😀 Yet, the House of Blues is also home to the World Famous Gospel Brunch. Hosted every Sunday, guests from near and far go to enjoy comfort food and soulful worship music. Sounded like a winning combination to me, so I went to get the scoop.
In the evening time the space is cleared out for audience to fist pump and dance along to music legends and other performances, but during the day chairs and tables are lined up for patrons to enjoy an all-you-can-eat southern buffet with complimentary orange juice. Mimosa were an additional charge. Nevertheless, the food options seemed endless. I pilled my plate high with a little bit of everything.
The buffet had a smorgasbord of options including a honey baked ham and prime rib carving station, and breakfast staples like bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, fruit, etc. They also had a ready to order omelette station, but I often went back to their ready-to-peel shrimp station for some refreshing seafood as well as their southern offerings (ie. biscuits and gravy, collard greens, mac n’ cheese mhmm). There was quite a diversity of options for even the pickiest eater and don’t get me started on the banana bread pudding *drool* What a great dessert!
Once 11am hit, the lights dimmed and the curtains went up. The music performance was incredibly moving and before I knew it I was up on my feet with my arms in the air and singing along with the choir. The singers sang a couple of traditional Christian songs as well as some contemporary songs such as “Lean on Me” and “We are family.”
God is Good – Can I get a amen?
I was really impressed with the live entertainment and would love to go again to be feed physically and spiritually. You can get tickets through ticketmasters or on the House of Blues website. Adults are $45 + fees and $21 for children ages 3-11.
What songs get you up on your feet?