FAQ

General Legends FAQs

  • Can I reserve a table for dinner and a performance?
    Legends does not accept reservations. All seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and we recommend arriving early!
    On a weeknight, tables usually fill up between 7:30-8PM.
    On a Friday or Saturday, tables can fill up as early as 6-7PM.
     
  • When do the performances begin each night?

    All-ages before 8PM - All shows after 8PM are 21+
    If you are over 21, please make sure you have a valid photo ID (such as a driver’s license, passport, etc); Legends reserves the right to deny entry to anyone without proper photo ID. 

    Monday: 5:00PM-2:00AM
    6:00PM-8:30PM Acoustic Dinner Set (Free, all ages)
    9:00PM - House Band ($10 cover - 21+)
    10:00PM- Blues Jam

    Tuesday: 5:00PM-2:00AM
    6:00PM-8:30PM Acoustic Dinner Set (Free, all ages)
    9:30PM - showtime ($10 cover - 21+)

    Wednesday: 11:00AM-2:00AM
    12PM-2PM Acoustic Lunch Set
    6:00PM-8:30PM Acoustic Dinner Set (Free, all ages)
    9:30PM - showtime ($10 cover - 21+)

    Thursday: 11:00AM-2:00AM
    12PM-2PM - Acoustic Lunch Set (Free, all ages)
    6:00PM-8:30PM Acoustic Dinner Set (Free, all ages)
    9:30PM - showtime ($10 cover - 21+)

    Friday: 11:00AM-2:00AM
    12PM-2PM - Acoustic Lunch Set (Free, all ages)
    5:30-8:00PM - Acoustic Dinner Set (Free, all ages)
    9:00PM - opening band ($20 cover - 21+)
    10:30PM - headliner

    Saturday: 12:00PM-3:00AM
    12PM-3PM - Acoustic lunch set (free, all ages)
    6PM-8:30PM - Acoustic dinner set (free, all ages)
    9:30PM - opening band ($20 cover - 21+)
    11PM - headliner

    Sunday: 12:00PM-2:00AM
    12PM-3PM - acoustic lunch set (free, all ages)
    5PM-8PM -  jazz set (free, all ages)
    9:30PM - showtime ($10 cover - 21+)
     
  • Where can I buy tickets to attend the show?
    Right here on this website! Just click the "events" list above, and get a discount when you tweet or share your purchase on Facebook. You can also pay the cover charge at the door the night of the show. The cover charge is $10 Sunday-Thursday and $20 on Fridays and Saturdays (excluding special events. Subject to change).

    Please note: Tickets purchased form third party sellers or ticket brokers can not be guaranteed by legends. Please beware of ticket brokers and third party ticket sellers when purchasing tickets.

    Buying tickets in advance does NOT guarantee seating - All tickets sold are GENERAL ADMISSION and all seating at Legends is on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis, so we recommend arriving early!

     
  • If I purchase tickets online in advance and I’ve selected Will Call, can I pick them up early?
    No. If you purchase tickets online and you select Will Call, your name will be added to a list. When you give your name to the door guys upon arrival, they will check your name off the list and stamp your hand. There are no physical tickets that can be picked up ahead of time.
     
  • Can I still pay the cover charge at the door if I don’t want to buy tickets online?
    Yes, you can still simply pay the cover charge at the door. Buying tickets in advance and paying the cover charge is the same thing. Buying tickets in advance just guarantees that you will be able to get in the door.
     
  • How much is the cover charge?
    $10 Sunday-Thursday;
    $20 Friday-Saturday;
    Prices are subject to change.
     
  • When does Buddy play at the club?
    Buddy performs in the club every January.
     
  • Can I take pictures or use a video camera during performances?
    Photographs are permitted but audio and video recording is strictly prohibited.
     
  • I am under 21. Can I come to Legends for the main show?
    No. After 8:00PM, you must be over 21. However, we do have some live Blues before 8:00PM where all-ages are welcome. Here's a schedule of those performances.

    If you are over 21, please make sure you have a valid photo ID (such as a driver’s license, passport, etc); Legends reserves the right to deny entry to anyone without proper photo ID. 
     
  • Can my son/daughter accompany me to Legends for performances after 8:00PM if they are not 21?
    No. After 8:00PM, you must be over 21 (no exceptions even with parental supervision). However, we do have some live Blues before 8:00PM where all-ages are welcome. Here's a schedule of those performances.

    If you are over 21, please make sure you have a valid photo ID (such as a driver’s license, passport, etc); Legends reserves the right to deny entry to anyone without proper photo ID.
     
  • Is Legends open for lunch?
    Yes, we do have lunch hours throughout the week! Click here for our lunch schedule.
    *We are closed for lunch Mon-Tues

     
  • How late is the kitchen open?
    The kitchen is open until midnight every night.
     
  • Do you have live music in the afternoon as well as in the evening?
    Yep! We have lunch sets starting at 12pm Wednesday through Sunday. Club opens at 5:00PM Wendnesdays in January and February. we have dinnertime sets 7 nights a week that start between 5 and 6pm. 


     
  • Does Legends have a coat check?
    Legends does not offer coat check.
     
  • Is parking available?
    We do not have parking for patrons, however there are “Pay to Park” spots located on the surrounding streets and multiple parking garages located within blocks of the club.
     
  • How can I purchase Legends merchandise?
    To buy Legends merchandise (and signed Buddy Guy merch) please visit our store.  
     
  • I have a band and we are interested in playing at Legends. Who do I contact?
    As a Blues club, Legends only books Blues artists. If you are interested in performing on our stage, please contact Mark Maddox at mmaddox@buddyguy.com.

    We also have a weekly Monday night Blues jam at 9:00PM; if you plan on attending, you must bring your own instrument. See next FAQ for more info.

     
  • Do you have an open mic night at Legends?
    We host an open Blues jam every Monday night at 9:00PM. You can come in to sign up any time before 9:00PM on Monday. If you sign up to play, you get in free of charge and you also get a guest in for half off ($5). The host band will play for about an hour and then they will begin inviting other musicians up on stage. We ask that you bring your own instrument/drumsticks.
     
  • How do I book Legends for my event?
    Check out our special events page, or you can email our Special Events Coordinator, Randy Hajduk at randy@buddyguy.com .
     
  • Are there any hotels close to Legends?
    Legends is located behind the Hilton Chicago Hotel . Other hotels in the area include The Essex Inn , The Blackstone , Travelodge , and The Best Western Grant Park .

     
  • Is Legends handicap-accessible?
    Yes.
     
  • Did Legends move to a new location?
    Yes! The original club was at the corner of Wabash and 8th Street, but in June of 2010, we moved one block up the street to 700 S. Wabash, the corner of Wabash and Balbo.
     

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