But it was a surprise performer who stole the show - the president. He just couldn't say no when King and Jagger egged him on to belt out a few lyrics from "Sweet Home Chicago."
"Come on, baby don't you want to go," the president sang out twice, handing off the mic to B.B. King momentarily, and then taking it back to tack on "Sweet Home Chicago" at the end.
The concert is part of a series of concerts to be held at the White House, which will later be broadcast on PBS and the American Forces network.
"For Michelle and me," the president said, "there's no blues like the song our artists have chosen to close with - the blues from our hometown."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.