Booker T headlines Buddy Guy’s Legends 2015 Blues Fest

LEGENDARY SOUL ARTIST BOOKER T JONES HEADLINES BUDDY GUY’S BLUES FEST

Award-winning Rock-and-Roll Hall of Famer Booker T Jones is headlining Buddy Guy’s Legends Blues Fest on Saturday, June 13th at 10:30pm. Tickets are on sale now.

Booker T Jones was a pioneer of soul music and a key part of the classic Stax Records sound. He first came to prominence in the 1960s with hits like “Green Onions,” “Time is Tight” and “Melting Pot,” recorded with his band Booker T & The MGs. He’s been going strong ever since. He’s been especially successful in recent years, winning GRAMMY awards in 2010 and 2012 for collaborations with The Drive-By Truckers and The Roots. Like Buddy Guy, he’s a rarity: the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the GRAMMY foundation, a Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Musicians Hall of Fame inductee, and generally a living legend who remains a vital force in contemporary music.

Booker T will be the highlight of four days of non-stop blues bands playing Buddy Guy’s Legends from June 11th-14th. Fans are especially excited because Buddy Guy is headlining the Chicago Blues Fest earlier the same night and has already announced plans to return to Legends afterwards to catch Booker’s performance. He’s expected to bring roughly half the city with him.

Here’s the full lineup for the weekend:

THURSDAY JUNE 11
11am – Club opens
12pm – 2pm: Eddie Taylor Jr (acoustic)
2pm – 4pm: Blues Today Symposium
6pm – 7:30pm: WXRT live broadcast
—–cover charge: $15——
8pm – 9pm: BB King Tribute
9:30pm – close: John Primer

FRIDAY JUNE 12
11am – Club opens
12pm – 2pm Matt Hendricks (acoustic)
2:30pm – 4pm Austin Walkin’ Cane (acoustic)
4:30pm – 6pm Sheryl Youngblood
—–cover charge: $25——
6:30pm – 8pm Corey Dennison
8:30pm – 10pm Linsey Alexander
10:30pm – close: Eddy Clearwater

SATURDAY JUNE 13
10am – Club opens (no cover; blues brunch available)
11am – 12pm Anthony Moser & Marty Sammon (acoustic)
12:30pm – 1:30pm Dave Weld
2pm – 3pm Billy Flynn
3:30pm – 5:30pm BOOKER T SOUND CHECK
FIRST FLOOR CLOSED – SECOND FLOOR OPEN
5:30pm – First Floor REOPENS
6:00pm – 7:00pm NuBlu Band
——cover charge: $45——
7:30pm – 10:00pm Matt Skoller
10:30pm BOOKER T JONES!!!

SUNDAY JUNE 14
10am – Club opens (no cover; blues brunch available)
11am – 12:30pm Nicholas Barron (acoustic)
1:00pm – 2:30pm Chris Antonik
3:00pm – 4:30pm Smiley Tillmon ft. Kate Moss
5:00pm – 6:30pm Guy King
—–cover charge $15——
7:00pm – 8:30pm Mike Wheeler
9:00pm – close Billy Branch

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