Savannah Music Festival presents two nights of blues icon Buddy Guy’s “Damn Right Farewell” Tour.
The Savannah Music Festival (SMF) is pleased to announce that Grammy Award-winning blues icon Buddy Guy will perform live on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26 at the outdoor main stage at Trustees’ Garden, located at 660 E. Broughton St. in Savannah, Ga., as part of the opening weekend of the 2023 Savannah Music Festival.
General admission and VIP tickets for Buddy Guy’s performances in Savannah will go on sale on Friday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. ET. Tickets will be available online at savannahmusicfestival.org, in person at the Savannah Box Office located at 216 E. Broughton St. or by phone at 912.525.5050. “We’re thrilled to bring Buddy Guy to Savannah for two unforgettable live performances in 2023 as part of his final farewell tour,” said Savannah Music Festival Executive Director Gene Dobbs Bradford. “We invite local residents and visitors to get their tickets ASAP, as we expect these shows to sell out quickly.”
Both of Guy’s high-energy performances will take place outdoors on the main stage at Trustees’ Garden.
The concert offers food trucks, lawn seating, cash bars and more. On March 25 at 5 p.m., King Solomon Hicks and Eric Gales will play separate sets leading up to Guy’s performance as special guests. On March 26 at 4 p.m., Christone “Kingfish” Ingram and Jontavious Willis will perform as special guests ahead of Buddy Guy.
“Buddy Guy is one of the final surviving connections to a truly historic era in American music,” said Savannah Music Festival Artistic Director Ryan McMaken. “We’re incredibly honored that he will serve as a featured performer at the 2023 Savannah Music Festival.”
At age 86, Buddy Guy is a true legend.
Aside from being a a major influence on rock titans ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Eric Clapton, his accolades include:
- Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee
- A pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side electric blues sound
- Eight Grammy Awards
- A 2015 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award
- 38 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received)
- the Billboard Magazine Century Award
- Kennedy Center Honors
- The Presidential National Medal of Arts.
- Rolling Stone magazine ranked him #23 in its “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”
Guy’s “Damn Right Farewell” tour will feature hits from throughout his career, in addition to his new Billboard #1 album, “The Blues Don’t Lie,” which was released on Sept. 30, 2022.
For more information about Buddy Guy’s performances at the 2023 Savannah Music Festival, visit savannahmusicfestival.org.