BLUES MUSICIANS CELEBRATE BUDDY GUY WITH A CHICAGO STYLE SEND-OFF TO ACCEPT 2012 KENNEDY CENTER HONOR WHEN:
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
3:30 p.m. Guest Arrival Time
4:00 p.m. Program Begins
WHERE: Jay Pritzker Pavilion Stage
Millennium Park - entrance on the west side of the Pavilion.
Seating is limited.
The City of Chicago will honor blues man Buddy Guy before he leaves for Washington, D.C. where he will be recognized by the Kennedy Center as a 2012 honoree for his lifetime contribution to the blues. The primary criterion for the selection process is excellence and Guy's lifelong commitment to his craft has led to a powerful influence on countless guitarists in not only the blues genre but rock as well.
For more than 50 years, Guy has been an invaluable American treasure and a Chicago blues original, linking a proud but often underappreciated American musical past with a new generation of master musicians destined to keep the blues alive. Guy belongs to an era that pioneered the blues, working alongside such legendary figures as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, Koko Taylor, David "Honeyboy" Edwards and B.B.