Gregg Allman’s Laid Back Festival Sets All-Star Lineup

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Laid Back Festival GenericHe had made the equivalent of a “Save the Date” announcement in late January. Now Gregg Allman has set the lineups for his expanded Laid Back Festival and they’re incredible. The one-day events will visit five U.S. cities throughout the summer with the “traveling musical caravan” – as the announcement reads – will be headlined and curated by Allman. The all-star lineup includes such classic rock legends as ZZ Top, Peter Frampton, Marshall Tucker Band, America and many more.

The Laid Back Festival’s 2016 season begins Saturday, May 7th at Atlanta, GA’s Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood and then makes stops at Nashville, TN’s Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel (Saturday, June 25th), Chicago. IL’s FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island (Saturday, July 16th), Wantagh, NY’s Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (Saturday, July 23rd), and Morrison, CO’s world famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Sunday, September 25th).

Tickets for the 2016 Laid Back Festival are on sale here. Complete lineups for the 2016 Laid Back Festival:

Saturday May 7thAtlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Gregg Allman
ZZ Top
Blackberry Smoke
Michelle Malone
Kevn Kinney Band
Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band
Stonerider
Gabriel Kelley

Saturday June 25th Nashville, TN Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel
Gregg Allman
Shovels & Rope
Brothers Osborne
Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band
Clare Dunn
Andrea Davidson
Gabriel Kelley
Levon

Saturday July 16thChicago IL FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Gregg Allman
Peter Frampton
Blackberry Smoke
Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band
Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials
Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater
Roomful of Blues
Rich Estrin & the Nightcats

Saturday July 23rdWantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Gregg Allman
Jason Isbell
America
Marshall Tucker Band
Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band
Devon Allman
Gabriel Kelley
Levon

Sunday September 25thMorrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Gregg Allman
ZZ Top
Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band
Richie Furay Band
Lucie Silvas
People’s Blues of Richmond
Gabriel Kelley
Levon

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. Here’s the 2015 encore with Allman joined by the Doobie Brothers’ Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons…

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 album, Low Country Blues – will serve as a special showcase for rising local artists and musicians from every region on the festival tour’s itinerary. Much more than just a concert, the Laid Back Festival will also celebrate America’s diverse and delicious food and drink, with more than 20 regional restaurants, food trucks, breweries, wineries, and other artisans represented at each festival stop.

Allman has also slated a wide range of dates throughout the summer with ZZ Top and Frampton, as well as top billed appearances at a number of major music festivals. Tickets are available here.

Read our story about Allman’s 19 dates with ZZ Top here.

APRIL
1 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre ||
2 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Casino ||
5 – Munhall, PA – Carnegie of Homestead ^
6 – Charleston, WV – Clay Center ^
7 – Lexington, KY – Lexington Opera House ^
9 – Rocky Mount, VA – Harvester Performance Center ^
10 – Richmond, VA – National Theater ^
12 – Virginia Beach, VA – Sandler Center For The Performing Arts ^
13 – Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim Entertainment Center ^
14 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall ^
16 – Live Oak, FL – Wanee Music Festival §

MAY
6 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues ||
7 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood *
10 – Jackson, MS – Thalia Mara Hall ¶
11 – Shreveport, LA – Shreveport Municipal Auditorium ¶
12 – Tulsa, OK – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
17 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion ^
18 – Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theatre ^
20 – Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Council Bluffs ^
21 – Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

JUNE
21-22 – 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 *
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 @
30 – Floyd, VA – Floyd Fest §

AUGUST
12-14 – 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 #
17 – Scottsdale, AZ – Talking Stick Resort & Casino §
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
1-2 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery #
6 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre #
7 – Las Vegas, NV – The Palms Resort & Casino #

* Laid Back Music Festival
@ w/Peter Frampton
# w/ZZ Top
§ Festival Appearance
|| w/Jaimoe’s Jassz Band
¶ w/Anders Osborne
^ Gabriel Kelley

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