DAVE SPECTER @ Buddy Guy’s Legends
Showtimes are subject to change. Please visit buddyguy.com for the most up to date showtimes. No refunds. No exchanges.
All tickets sold are General Admission. Table seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend arriving early.
Free Acoustic Set w/ Matt Hendricks: 5:30-8PM
Band: 9:00PM – CLOSE (Closing time is approximate. Last call is at the discretion of management.)
Staff, patrons, and performers will be required to show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID test within 72 hours of doors opening. Patrons will be asked to show their valid vaccination card or negative test results (clear photocopy or digital photo is permissible) when they arrive at the door for entry. Masks will be worn by staff at all times and will be required of all attendees when not eating and drinking— regardless of vaccination status.
SEATING POLICY: All tickets sold are General Admission, which means table/bar seating are on a first-come, first-served basis. Buying your ticket online in advance guarantees admission (not seating). We recommend arriving early for seating. The number of patrons in our standing room areas will be limited to maintain safe distances. PHOTO/VIDEO POLICY: Buddy Guy’s Legends is pleased to announce that we will now allow video recording as well as photos. We ask that patrons be courteous and not block the views of others around them. No professional photo/video equipment will be allowed without a media pass. BAG/SEARCH POLICY: No luggage, large bags, backpacks, briefcases, or computer bags. Small bags and purses are subject to search.
One of the few top-tier guitarists” – Downbeat
“Dave Specter is a global ambassador of Chicago Blues” – Chicago Sun-Times
GUITARIST, SINGER/SONGWRITER, BANDLEADER, RECORDING ARTIST, PRODUCER & PODCAST HOST
Dave Specter has earned an international reputation as one of the premier talents on the Chicago music scene. Since 1985 Specter has performed regularly at top Chicago venues in addition to clubs, festivals and concert halls throughout the USA. International performances include: Argentina, Brazil, England, Northern Ireland, Denmark, France, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland, Luxembourg, Israel, Canada and Mexico.
Before forming his own band in 1989, Specter toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe behind such blues greats as Son Seals, The Legendary Blues Band, Hubert Sumlin, Sam Lay and Steve Freund. Specter has also performed and/or recorded with such artists as Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Otis Rush, Jimmy Rogers, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Jimmy Johnson, Jack McDuff, Johnny Adams, Snooky Pryor, Kim Wilson, Tad Robinson, John Primer, Johnny Littlejohn, B.B. Odom, Mighty Joe Young, Magic Slim, Lonnie Brooks, Ronnie Earl, Otis Clay, Floyd McDaniel, Pinetop Perkins and Jorma Kaukonen.
Dave has performed for the President of the United States, the Governor of Illinois and the Mayor of Chicago.
Dave appears on over 50 albums and DVDs as a guitarist, bandleader and/or producer, with 12 albums as a leader or co-leader on Delmark Records. A new double album celebrating Dave’s 30 years on Delmark Records will be released in the fall of 2021.
Specter appears on compilation albums with artists such as B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, T-Bone Walker, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana and Mike Bloomfield.
Recently featured in Rolling Stone, Dave’s handwritten song lyrics are on display at The Woody Guthrie Center’s Songs of Conscience, Sounds of Freedom exhibit in Tulsa alongside Bruce Springsteen’s lyrics.