Eric Clapton calls him the greatest guitar player in the world. Rolling Stone Magazine ranks him as one of the greatest of all time. He is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. (Inducted by two other fairly good guitar players – Clapton and BB King) Buddy Guy will play on the Coke Stage at Riverbend on Sunday, June 8 at 9:30 p.m.
Buddy Guy has six Grammy awards, as well as 39 W.C. Handy Blues Awards – the most awarded to any artist. President George Bush awarded Guy with the National Medal of Arts in 2003. He was presented with a Kennedy Center Honor a year ago, along with Led Zeppelin. He has performed at the White House numerous times for several Presidents.
Also announced for Riverbend is the Bernie Worrell Orchestra. Formerly of Parliament Funkadelic and The Talking Heads, Bernie Worrell brings the funk to Riverbend’s Bud Light Stage, headlining on Saturday night June 7th.
Wristbands for admission to the entire Riverbend Festival are available online now at www.riverbendfestival.com or can be purchased at are Kangaroo Stores after March 1. A wristband costs just $35, and is good for the entire 8 days of Riverbend. According to Pollstar, the average Buddy Guy ticket is $51.27; so if that is the only act you attend, you still save money. Special Star seating is also available online at www.riverbendfestival.com. Look in the top right area and click on “Get Tickets” link.
Previously announced acts are Gary Allan, Justin Moore, Widespread Panic, TobyMac, Dan + Shay, Clare Dunn, Allen Stone, the New Orleans Suspects with Paul Berrere & Fred Tackett from Little Feat, Bombadil, and 7 Handle Circus.
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