Blues Legend Buddy Guy to Headline Celebration at Greenbuild 2018

Jul 09, 2018 - Dallas, TX


Informa Exhibitions and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) 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 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.

Sustainability is the foundation of Greenbuild. Greenbuild is the only event genuinely dedicated to sustainability in the built environment, from the sessions we present to the products on the show floor to the way the event is produced. At the 2017 event, Greenbuild achieved a record-breaking 90.5% waste diversion rate.


About Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction & Real Estate

With over 200 trade and consumer exhibitions annually, Informa Exhibitions is a global market leader in such end markets as Beauty, Construction & Real Estate, Design, Life Sciences, Maritime, Health & Nutrition, Natural Products, Agriculture, and Pop Culture. Through face to face and digital channels, our transaction-oriented exhibitions and trade shows enable communities to engage, experience and do business. In doing so, we bring together people who want to buy and sell, network, do business and gain inspiration. Our industry insight, coupled with our innovative and entrepreneurial approach, provides them with the opportunity to create business advantage and access markets. Informa Exhibitions is a division of Informa PLC, a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business, creating unique content and connectivity for customers all over the world. Informa PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.


About the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, an international network of local community leaders, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit and connect on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn