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Tickets go on sale this Friday
Blues legend Buddy Guy will bring his “Damn Right Farewell Tour” to the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2023. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9. Special guest is the Robert Randolph Band. This concert is presented by Artpark & Company.
About Buddy Guy
Per Artpark’s press release:
At age 86, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee; a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan; a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled west side sound; and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues.
Guy has received eight Grammy Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, 38 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."
In 2019, Guy won his eighth Grammy Award for his 18th solo LP, “The Blues Is Alive And Well.” In July of 2021, in honor of Guy’s 85th birthday, PBS American Masters released “Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away,” a new documentary following his rise from a childhood spent picking cotton in Louisiana to becoming one of the most influential guitar players of all time. The documentary features new interviews with Guy, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr.
Guy’s most recent studio recording, “The Blues Don’t Lie,” was released earlier this year.
His incendiary style left its mark on guitarists from Jimmy Page to John Mayer.
“He was for me what Elvis was probably like for other people,” Clapton said at Guy’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2005. “My course was set, and he was my pilot.”
Guy remains a genuine American treasure – and one of the final surviving connections to an historic era in the country’s musical evolution. Forever a road warrior, Guy announced this fall that he would scale back his touring schedule, and this concert may be his final in the Western New York area.
Tickets for indoor reserved seats are $39.50 to $79.50. The price includes a facility fee; additional charges apply for online orders. Purchase online at ticketmaster.com, or at the Artpark box office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston.
Visit artpark.net for more information.