Legendary Blues guitarist Buddy Guy

January 5, 2010 9:45:56 AM PST
Buddy Guy will hit his Legends stage on Thursday, January 7, 2010 to kick off his annual residency for the very last time at 754 S. Wabash Ave.The 16 shows that Mr. Guy is scheduled to play throughout the month will be the final chances for fans to catch the legend at the club's original incarnation, which turned 20 years old in June of this year. The new location, located up the block at 700 S. Wabash Ave., is set to open some time in 2010. Mr. Guy will continue to play his residency in the new location in January 2011.

WHO: Five-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy has had another busy year. While he spent the majority of 2009 on the road, Mr. Guy has also been busy making sure his new club's construction has been going well. "I'm working hard to keep the blues in Chicago, in the South Loop. I'm also working hard with the architects to make sure the new club looks as much as this one as possible." Mr. Guy recently performed at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's 25th Anniversary concert in Madison Square Garden with Jeff Beck who said that Mr. Guy "inspired me so much in 1962 that I never got over it" before kneeling respectfully at his feet.

WHEN: Thursday the 7th: Big James & The Chicago Playboys Friday the 8th: The NuBlu Band - SOLD OUT Saturday the 9th: Billy Branch & The Sons Of Blues - SOLD OUT Sunday the 10th: Guy King & His Little Big Band Thursday the 14th: Nick Moss & The Flip Tops Friday the 15th: John Primer - SOLD OUT Saturday the 16th: Carl Weathersby - SOLD OUT Sunday the 17th: Lurrie Bell - SOLD OUT Thursday the 21st: Scott Holt Friday the 22nd: The Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra - SOLD OUT Saturday the 23rd: Carlos Johnson - SOLD OUT Sunday the 24th: Larry McCray Wednesday the 27th: Lubriphonic Thursday the 28th: Moreland & Arbuckle Friday the 29th: Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm - SOLD OUT Saturday the 30th: Quinn Sullivan, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials - SOLD OUT SHOW TIME: Wednesday-Fridays: Doors open at 11:00AM, the acoustic act starts at 5:30PM, the opening band at 9:00PM, and Buddy Guy at 10:30PM; Saturdays: Doors open at 4:00PM, the acoustic act starts at 6:00PM, the opening band at 9:30PM, and Buddy Guy at 11:00PM; Sundays: Doors open at 4:00PM, the acoustic act starts at 4:00PM, the opening band at 7:30PM, and Buddy Guy at 9:00PM.

WHERE: Buddy Guy's Legends, 754 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60605 TICKETS: Tickets are $40 and will be available for purchase online at bit.ly/BGLtix starting Saturday, November 28. Shows sell out quickly so it is advisable to purchase them in advance. Tickets will be available at the door if the show is not sold out. Call 312-427-1190 for more information.

Buddy Guy's Legends is the only place in Chicago to experience the finest in blues seven nights a week, enjoy southern Cajun soul food, and behold a major archive of blues memorabilia. Voted "Best Blues Club" several times over by Living Blues Magazine, Citysearch, The Chicago Reader and AOL, Legends continues to be a mecca for blues.