In the wake of the recent deaths of founding Allman Brothers Band frontman Gregg Allman and drummer Butch Trucks, organizers for the 2017 Peach Music Festival have announced that the event will include an all-star tribute to the two late musicians.
The special performance will feature former Allman Brothers members and well-known friends and fans of the group teaming up to jam on classic songs by the band. Participants in the memorial jam will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, a number of new additions to the bill of this year’s festival have been announced, including jazz-rock guitarist John Scofield, who will take part in the set by Gov’t Mule & Friends. In addition, Pink Talking Fish — the tribute act known for mixing the music of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads and Phish — will give a full performance of The Allmans’ classic 1972 album Eat a Peach.
Previously announced acts on the 2017 Peach Music Festival lineup include the Allman Brothers spinoff groups Les Brers and Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band; The Magpie Salute, featuring several ex-Black Crowes members; and funk/R&B legend Chaka Khan, who will perform with the band Lettuce.
Les Brers, which was formed by Trucks, will be giving their final performance at the fest. Butch committed suicide in January at the age of 69; Gregg Allman also was 69 when died in May, from complications of liver cancer.
The sixth annual Peach Music Festival is scheduled for August 10-13 at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The event was founded by the Allman Brothers Band and has continued to be held since the group’s 2014 breakup.
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