Buddy Guy, the legendary bluesman from Chicago, will headline 2014’s Bluesfest in Kitchener, playing in Victoria Park on opening night, August 7.

Guy will be joined on opening night by his teenage protégé Quinn Sullivan and Juno Award winner Steve Strongman.

Nearly 40 acts are featured in the festival, which ends on August 10, including Percy Sledge, the Otis Taylor Band and BeauSoleil.

The lineup was announced at the Kitchener Blues Festival launch party on Friday.