Buddy Guy returns to Chicago every January for a month of live shows at his club, Buddy Guy's Legends

Buddy Guy Returns to Chicago for his January Residency – Full Schedule

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Every January, Buddy Guy comes home to Sweet Home Chicago.

Fans look forward to his January residency all year long, when they can see the legend perform right in front of them in his intimate club, appropriately named Buddy Guy’s Legends.

All tickets are general admission, so arrive early to get the best seats. How early? Doors open at 11am on Thursdays and Fridays and at noon on Saturdays and Sundays. You won’t go hungry, with options like gumbo, jambalaya, and catfish po’boys on the menu.

You’ll be entertained with acoustic sets during the day, and the opening band starts an hour and a half before Buddy Guy takes the stage.

On this day 62 years ago, Buddy Guy left his home in Louisiana and took the train to Chicago.

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Each night he performs with one of his favorite fellow blues artists, including Bobby Rush, Bigg Otis, and Demetria Taylor

Below’s the full schedule. Tickets for Friday and Saturday performances sell out, so you’ll want to get those quickly.

Related: find more things to do while you’re in downtown Chicago

Buddy Guy returns to Chicago every January for a month of live shows at his club, Buddy Guy's Legends

2020 Buddy Guy January Residency Schedule 


  • Doors open at 11 am
  • Acoustic set 4 pm
  • Opening band 7:30 pm
  • Buddy Guy at 9 pm


  • Doors open at 11 am
  • Acoustic set 5:30 pm
  • Opening band 9 pm
  • Buddy Guy at 10:30 pm


  • Doors open at 12 pm
  • Acoustic set 6 pm
  • Opening band 9:30 pm
  • Buddy Guy at 11 pm


  • Doors open at 12 pm
  • Acoustic set 4 pm
  • Opening band 7:30 pm
  • Buddy Guy at 9 pm

Thurs Jan 2 – Buddy Guy w/ Bobby Rush
Fri Jan 3 – Buddy Guy w/ Jimmy Burns
Sat Jan 4 – Buddy Guy w/ Jimmy Johnson
Sun Jan 5 – Buddy Guy w/ Carlos Johnson

Thurs Jan 9 – Buddy Guy w/ Jamiah Rogers
Fri Jan 10 – Buddy Guy w/ Kingfish
Sat Jan 11 – Buddy Guy w/ Kingfish
Sun Jan 12 – Buddy Guy w/ Bigg Otis

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Thurs Jan 16 – Buddy Guy w/ Larry McCray
Fri Jan 17 – Buddy Guy w/ Smiley Tillmon ft Kate Moss
Sat Jan 18 – Buddy Guy w/ Tom Hambridge
Sun Jan 19 – Buddy Guy w/ Robert Fetzer ft Greg Guy

Thurs Jan 23 – Buddy Guy w/ Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials
Fri Jan 24 – Buddy Guy w/ Demetria Taylor
Sat Jan 25 – Buddy Guy w/ NuBlu Band
Sun Jan 26 – Buddy Guy w/ Billy TK Jnr

*Opening bands subject to change.

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Buddy Guy Ticket Pricing

From Buddy Guy’s Legends: All tickets are General Admission. Seating is not guaranteed. On Thursdays and Fridays, tables fill up as early as 4-6PM. On Saturdays and Sundays, tables will fill up within 15-20 minutes of doors opening at noon. After tables are full, it is standing room only. Please plan accordingly.

Thursday and Sunday shows: $55.00
Friday shows: $65.00
Saturday shows: $70.00

Visit buddyguy.com to get your tickets!

Getting to Buddy Guy’s Legends

Buddy Guy’s Legends is located at 700 S Wabash St, Chicago, IL, in the South Loop. It’s easily accessible via public transportation. If you drive, check out Spothero to find some pretty cheap parking:

Places to Stay Near Buddy Guy’s Legends

Make a stay of it at one of these nearby hotels:

The Blackstone Autograph Collection: Built in 1920, this historic Chicago hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places. Check rates and read reviews | Book Now

Congress Plaza Hotel: What began as an Annex to the Auditorium Theatre is one of the largest hotels in Chicago. Check rates and read reviews | Book Now

Hilton Chicago: This hotel on South Michigan Avenue is one of the most historic places to stay near the Loop. Check rates and read reviews | Book Now

Hotel Essex: Let the light in with floor to ceiling windows offering views of the city skyline or of Grant Park and Lake Michigan. Check rates and read reviews | Book Now

Visit our guide to hotels near Grant Park for more accommodation options.

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See the blues legend Buddy Guy during his annual January residency in Chicago.






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