Buddy Whittington

Blues Guitarist In Concert at the Glen Eyrie Castle

4:00 pm and 7:00pm concerts

Optional dinner available between concerts

We welcome buddy for his first concert at glen eyrie!

Join us in the Great Hall of the Castle for an evening of Classic Blues Guitar with Buddy Whittington, a true Texas “Guitar Hero” who spent fifteen years as lead guitarist for legendary bluesman John Mayall.

In his 15 years as lead guitar player for “Father of the British Blues”, John Mayall and his band The Bluesbreakers, Buddy Whittington gained a loyal legion of blues fans around the world through his impeccable skills on electric guitar.

Buddy first met Mayall in 1991 when The Bluesbreakers were making a tour stop in Dallas-Fort Worth and Whittington had the chance to open for Mayall. Needless to say, Mayall was impressed with Whittington’s six-string skills, so when Mayall’s former guitarist left in 1993, he made one phone call and found his replacement. Buddy still accompanies Mayall on his tours of the U.S., Canada, and Europe, more than 150 dates a year.

Traveling with Mayall, Buddy played at concerts in South America, Europe, and the United States. Since striking out on his own in 2009, the Texas bluesman has completed several European tours, playing to packed blues clubs and festivals around the continent. Buddy became a regular performer at the Belvedere Blues Festival in Canon City. In 2021, The Buddy Whittington Band performed at the inaugural Blues on the Mesa festival in Colorado Springs.

After disbanding the Bluesbreakers in 2008, Buddy released his debut album in 2009, with two more following soon after. Buddy’s album features his original work in Texas blues, ranging from tributes to famed musicians to a humor piece titled “Second Banana”.

Fans can find Buddy on YouTube by searching for Buddy Whittington and Eric Clapton. Videos there are from a major benefit concert in Liverpool, marking Mayall’s 70th birthday and his notable career contributions to the blues world.

Concert Tickets are available at 3 prices:

Preferred seating: the first 2 rows on the floor in the Great Hall. $49/person

General seating: on the floor in the Great Hall, in the 3rd row or behind. $42/person

Balcony seating (requires stairs to access): $39/person

Add an Optional Dinner: 

Buffet Dinner served in our Castle Dining Room between concerts from 5:30-6:30 pm (see menu below): $39/person all inclusive*

*This price includes all taxes and gratuity

Evening Schedule:

3:30 pm Castle Doors open

4:00- approximately 5:15 pm First Concert 

5:30-6:30 pm Concert dinner is served

7:00 pm Second Concert begins

To make a reservation by phone, please call 719-265-7050

Concert Dinner Menu


Texas Tortilla Soup


Texas Bibb Salad w/ bacon

hearts of palm, cherry tomatoes, green onions

goat cheese, avocado, and red wine vinaigrette.


Smoked Beef Short Rib w/ horseradish

Jalapeno Cherry Agrodolce

Mashed Yukon Gold

Corn on the cob


Pecan pie


Dinner is an optional add-on and is not included in the concert ticket price. It is an additional $39 per person all inclusive
We can accommodate gluten free, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian diets with advance notice. Please make a note in your reservation.

Payment is required at the time of reservation using a major credit card. Tickets are non-refundable, but may be transferred.

Guests who book an overnight stay in addition to their concert tickets will receive a programs discounted rate. Call 719-265-7050 for more information.

Please notify us in advance of any special needs you have. We do have an elevator and handicap access to the Great Hall. However, the balcony is not handicap accessible.

We are following all El Paso County guidelines regarding health and safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. We urge guests who are not feeling well to not attend the concert. For guests not fully vaccinated, we recommend face masks, but they are not required for any guests or staff at this time. To see our current COVID-19 statement, visit https://gleneyrie.org/covid-19-response/

There is no minimum or required dress code. The Great Hall is often drafty, we suggest a light sweater or jacket for ladies.

To make a reservation by phone please call 719-265-7050