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Gregg Allman’s Laid Back festival kicks off this weekend in Nashville‏

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.


SATURDAY JUNE 25th – Nashville, TNCarl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel



Gregg Allman

Clare Dunn

Andrea Davidson


Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band


Shovels & Rope

Brothers Osborne

Gabriel Kelley


Slow N Low

Retro Sno

Balkan Xpress

Bacon Nation

Yayos OMG


Prichard’s Distillery

Natchez Hills Winery Tasting Room

Café Fontanella



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.




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


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 ##


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 #


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 #


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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