Greenbuild Announces Blues Legend Buddy Guy to Headline Annual Celebration
Washington, D.C. – (July 9, 2018) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Informa Exhibitions are thrilled to announce that seven-time Grammy Award winner and blues legend Buddy Guy will perform at the 2018 Greenbuild Celebration, scheduled for 7 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 at The Field Museum in Chicago, Ill.
“Buddy Guy is a Chicago icon, and the epitome of Southern blues; we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him join us this year at the Celebration. We’re certain his talent and charisma on stage will connect with our audience and accompany the cheerful atmosphere of the evening, said Lindsay Roberts, group director, Informa Exhibitions. “We couldn’t have found a more perfect venue, too, than the 125- year old historic LEED Silver Field Museum.”
At age 81, 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 seven Grammy Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, 37 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."
The 2018 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is scheduled for November 14-16 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Tickets to the Greenbuild Celebration, which is sponsored by Kohler, are included in the purchase price of a four-day conference pass, three-day conference pass, Thursday day pass, or can be purchased separately by members of the sustainable building community.
Additional offerings include summits, workshops, tours, and special events. Visit greenbuildexpo.com for additional details. Follow @Greenbuild on Twitter and tweet hashtag #Greenbuild18 to join the conversation.
Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is the face to face experience for sustainability in the built environment. It’s for professionals across multiple disciplines who depend on thoughtful and ethical solutions which promote wellness and resiliency in construction and urban development.
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