Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Legends of Chicago

Buddy Guy’s Legend is home to some of Chicago’s best blues. Named after the 73-year-old Louisiana native, Buddy Guy, the restaurant boasts great food and incredible atmosphere. Guy himself returns to Chicago every January to perform at his original spot. Locals flock to see him flawlessly play his guitar and sing a variety of songs from ballads to funk and blues. Guy’s down-to-earth demeanor makes every customer feel welcome and relaxed.

Buddy Guy is not the only musician to claim the stage at the local restaurant. Buddy Guy’s Legend hosts numerous aspiring and well-known artists in the area. In the upcoming week they will be hosting the Union League Civic & Arts Foundation Jazz Improv Competition on February 17. Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th are also packed with music from Guy King and His Little Big Band and Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials, among others. To find out what bands are playing each night, go to Buddy Guy’s Legend website: http://buddyguy.com. On Sundays through Thursday the music starts at 9:30 pm. However, on Fridays music lovers can arrive early at 5:30 pm and Saturdays at 6 pm to hear an acoustic set. But you might want to get there early, because seats fill up fast! This popular location also boasts a wide menu. Serving anything from burgers to Jambalaya (named Top Ten at Taste of Chicago), Buddy Guy’s Legend has a varied cuisine to offer dinners. They are also open for lunch Monday through Friday, with acoustic performances playing from noon to 2 pm. HI Chicago loves Buddy Guy’s Legends so much we wanted to offer travelers a discount! So stop by the 2nd floor information desk to get a coupon and receive ½ off admission Sunday through Thursday! We are sure you will leave with a satisfied stomach and ear!

-Erika Ter Louw, HI Chicago Intern

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