GREGG ALLMAN’S LAID BACK FESTIVAL KICKS OFF SUMMER SEASON THIS WEEKEND IN NASHVILLE

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GREGG ALLMAN’S LAID BACK FESTIVAL
KICKS OFF SUMMER SEASON THIS WEEKEND IN NASHVILLE
 
ALL-STAR CELEBRATION OF AMERICAN MUSIC & FOOD BEGINS THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 25TH AT NASHVILLE’S
CARL BLACK CHEVY WOODS AMPHITHEATER AT FONTANEL
 
SCRUMPTIOUS SELECTION OF LOCAL FOOD AND BEVERAGES ON OFFER,
INCLUDING TN’S BEST FOOD TRUCKS, BREWERIES, AND VENDORS
 
LAID BACK NASHVILLE LINEUP INCLUDES ALLMAN, SHOVELS & ROPE,
BROTHERS OSBORNE, GABRIEL KELLEY, CLARE DUNN, AND MORE
 
ONE-DAY TRAVELING EVENT HEADLINED AND CURATED BY ALLMAN
SET TO ROCK FIVE CITIES THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER
(Nashville, TN) Gregg Allman is proud to reveal the mouth-watering roster of food and beverage vendors joining him at this weekend’s upcoming Laid Back Festival in Nashville, TN. Set for Saturday, June 25th, at the Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel, Laid Back boasts a stellar lineup featuring Allman, Shovels & Rope, Brothers Osborne, Gabriel Kelley, Clare Dunn, Andrea Davidson, Levon, and Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band.
Named after Allman’s classic 1973 solo debut, the inaugural Laid Back Festival was held last summer at Wantagh, NY’s Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, presented in partnership by Allman, longtime manager Michael Lehman, and Live Nation. The 2016 Laid Back Festival will once again feature an eclectic range of artists performing on two distinctive stages, the main “Laid Back” stage and more intimate “Low Country” stage. The latter – which takes its name from Allman’s 2011 solo masterpiece, LOW COUNTRY BLUES – will serve as a special showcase for rising local artists and musicians. Much more than just a concert, the Nashville Laid Back Festival will also celebrate the Volunteer State’s diverse and delicious food and drink, with more than 20 local restaurants, food trucks, breweries, wineries, and other artisans represented (see attached vendor list).
Now boasting an expanded itinerary, the 2016 Laid Back Festival is an extraordinary one-day event visiting five American cities throughout the summer. The traveling musical caravan is headlined and curated by the legendary Allman, alongside an all-star lineup that includes ZZ Top, Peter Frampton, Blackberry Smoke, Jason Isbell, America, Marshall Tucker Band, Shovels & Rope, Brothers Osborne, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Gabriel Kelley, and many more. The Laid Back Festival’s 2016 season begins this Saturday, June 25th at Nashville, TN’s Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel and then makes stops at Chicago. IL’s FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island (Saturday, July 16th), Wantagh, NY’s Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (Saturday, July 23rd), Morrison, CO’s world famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Sunday, September 25th), and Atlanta, GA’s Lakewood Amphitheatre (rescheduled for Saturday, October 29th). All dates will feature an extensive range of local food trucks, breweries, and vendors representing the best each region has to offer. A complete artist and vendor lineup for the 2016 Laid Back Festival in Nashville is below.
 
 
LOW COUNTRY STAGE
Gregg Allman
Clare Dunn
Andrea Davidson
Levon
Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band
LAID BACK STAGE
Shovels & Rope
Brothers Osborne
Gabriel Kelley
FOOD TRUCKS
Slow N Low
Retro Sno
Balkan Xpress
Bacon Nation
Yayos OMG
ALSO ON-SITE
Prichard’s Distillery
Natchez Hills Winery Tasting Room
Café Fontanella
DOORS OPEN 3:00 PM
Tickets for the 2016 Laid Back Festival are on sale now. An array of unique VIP packages is also on offer. For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.laidbackfestival.com.
2015’s premiere Laid Back Festival proved an indisputable success, with New Jersey’s Asbury Park Press declaring it “a crowd-pleasing blend of classic rock along with food and spirits.” The event – which saw timeless performances from Allman, The Doobie Brothers, Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, and more – was hailed as a crucial new milestone on the increasingly busy summer concert schedule. “Laid Back filled a void left by the Allman Brothers Band,” wrote  Relix, “who played Jones Beach most summers from their late-career comeback through 2013.”
Gregg Allman has also slated a wide range of headline dates throughout the summer, as well as top billed appearances at a number of major music festivals. Highlights include a series of July double bills with Peter Frampton, a September co-headline tour with ZZ Top, and eagerly awaited sets at Floyd, VA’s Floyd Fest (Saturday, July 30th) and The Peach Music Festival at Scranton, PA’s Montage Mountain (August 11th). The latter event will see two unique performances from Allman, first with his own Gregg Allman Band followed by a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration with The String Cheese Incident as “The Gregg Allman Incident.” A complete itinerary is below. For updates and ticket information, please see greggallman.com/tour.
GREGG ALLMAN
SUMMER 2016
JUNE
22 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head On Stage
24 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre **
25 – Nashville, TN – Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel *
26 – Memphis, TN – Botanical Gardens
28 – Elkhart, IN – Lerner Theater
29 – Grand Rapids, MI – Meijer Gardens
JULY
1 – Rochester, NY – Rochester Int’l Jazz Festival ##
15 – St. Louis, MO – River City Casino & Hotel
16  – Chicago, IL – First Merit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island *
18 – Interlochen, MI – Interlochen Center For The Arts @
19 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion @
20 – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn @
22 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater @
23 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater *
26 – Charlotte, NC – Uptown Amphitheatre @
27 – Greenville, SC – Peace Concert Hall
29 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
30 – Floyd, VA – Floyd Fest ##
AUGUST
11 – Scranton, PA – The Peach Music Festival ##
16 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at the Heights #
17 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre #
20 – Sparta, WI – Fort McCoy Army Base #
21 – Springfield, IL – Illinois State Fair #
23 – Darien, NY – Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center #
24 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center #
26 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Hotel Casino & Resort #
27 – Essex Junction, VT – Champlain Valley Expo #
28 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion #
31 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre #
SEPTEMBER
1 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center #
3 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater #
16-18 – Del Mar, CA – KAABOO Del Mar ##
17 – Scottsdale, AZ – Talking Stick Resort & Casino ##
23 – Flagstaff, AZ – Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill
24 – Albuquerque, NM – Sandia Casino #
25 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
27 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up
28 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
30 – Murphys, CA – Ironstone Amphitheater #
OCTOBER
1- Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery #
2 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery #
4 – Napa, CA – Uptown Theatre Napa
6 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre #
7 – Las Vegas, NV – The Palms Resort & Casino #
29 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre *
* Laid Back Music Festival
@ w/Peter Frampton
# w/ZZ Top
## Festival Appearance
** w/Jaimoe’s Jassz Band
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About GREGG ALLMAN:
Gregg Allman is truly among rock and roll’s greatest and most influential artists, his soul-fired and still utterly distinctive voice one of the defining sounds in all of American music. From his founding role in the one and only Allman Brothers Band to his long and storied solo career, Allman has consistently proven himself to be an iconic singer/songwriter and exceptional practitioner of the American blues tradition, both aspects masterfully represented on 2011’s GRAMMY® Award-nominated solo landmark, LOW COUNTRY BLUES. Allman has accrued a remarkable list of honors over his five decade career, including the ABB’s 1995 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 54th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. Allman detailed his brilliant career in 2012’s acclaimed memoir, My Cross To Bear. Now available in both hardcover and paperback, the New York Times best seller chronicles a truly astonishing life and creative journey, all informed by the wisdom and hindsight of Allman today, the survivor of unimaginable loss, alcohol and drug addictions as well as a successful 2010 liver transplant. Allman quickly followed the Allman Brothers Band’s 2014 final concert run with the 2015 release of BACK TO MACON GA, a live two disc CD/DVD set capturing Allman and his eight-member band blowing the roof off Macon, GA’s venerable Grand Opera House with a set comprising dynamic blues covers, solo classics like “Queen of Hearts” and “I’m No Angel,” and of course, such ABB favorites as “Melissa,” “Midnight Rider,” and “Whipping Post.” Allman is currently completing work on a new solo album, tentatively slated for release later this year. For more, please visit www.greggallman.com.
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