Tribute Concert Honoring the Legendary Buddy Guy with Blues Guitarist Jimmie Vaughan in Chicago

Blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan will headline a special tribute concert on July 20 honoring Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy during the Great Performers of Illinois festival in Millennium Park. Guy, an internationally acclaimed blues guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, will receive the first Great Performer of Illinois award for his outstanding contributions to popular music and American culture.
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The free concert, which will begin at 8 p.m. at the Jay Pritzker
Pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park, will feature Grammy-award
winning Jimmie Vaughan and the Tilt A Whirl Band and Lou Ann Barton.
Other special guest artists will pay tribute to Guy.

The tribute will be the highlight and finale of the annual Great
Performers of Illinois festival, three days of free entertainment, July 18-20, by more than 50 performers from
throughout the state presenting pop, rock, blues, Latin, folk, classical, and spoken word performances.

For more information about Great Performers of Illinois, call
312.742.1168 or visit Great
Performers of Illinois 2008, the third annual celebration of the arts
unique to Illinois, is presented by the Illinois Arts Council, the
Chicago Office of Tourism, and the Chicago Department of Cultural

Located in downtown Chicago on Michigan Avenue between Randolph and
Monroe Streets, the
24.5-acre Millennium Park is an unprecedented center for world-class
art, music, architecture and landscape design. Among the park's
prominent features are the Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion,
the most sophisticated outdoor concert venue of its kind in the United
States; the interactive Crown Fountain by Jaume Plensa; the contemporary
Lurie Garden designed by the team of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, Piet
Oudolf and Robert Israel; and Anish Kapoor's hugely popular Cloud Gate

For more information, visit