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Legend Buddy Guy coming to the Virginia Theatre

Buddy Guy onstage performing. He's holding a guitar, opening his mouth and closing his eyes. He has a baseball cap on.
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Experience an unforgettable evening with the legendary, multi-Grammy Award-winning blues artist Buddy Guy at the Virginia Theatre for his Damn Right Farewell Tour on Wednesday, November 8th. The iconic musician, known for his long and illustrious career, which includes a Kennedy Center Honor, the Presidential National Medal of Arts, and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will celebrate his seventh #1 album, The Blues Don’t Lie, while also saying goodbye to extensive touring. At age 86, Buddy Guy’s influence on the music industry is profound, having inspired musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Audiences can expect a tour-de-force performance that spans Guy’s decades-long musical journey, from his early days in Louisiana to his impact on Chicago’s West Side sound. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 23rd (check this page for updates). This one-of-a-kind event promises to be a memorable night for all attendees.

Buddy Guy’s most recent performances in Champaign were in 2013 and 2019 as part of Ellnora: The Guitar Festival.

Buddy Guy 
Virginia Theatre
203 West Park Avenue
W, November 8th, 7:30 P.M. 
$69.50 – $99.50

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