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COULD THIS BE ALLMAN BROS LAST WANEE PERFORMANCE!

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 10, 2014

The Allman Brothers at Wanee 2012

 

The Allman Brothers Band

Appearing At Wanee Music Festival

For Two Nights!

Festival Scheduled April 10 – 12

At Spirit of Suwannee Park – Live Oak, FL

Advance and VIP Tickets On Sale Now

Gregg Allman has announced that The Allman Brothers Band will stop touring after 2014, so this year’s 10th Anniversary Wanee Music Festival performances could be the last time to see the whole group together with their current lineup, which includes Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes (who will also be appearing with their own groups).  The band, which has headlined Wanee for ten years, is scheduled to perform Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12

 

According to a post in Relix Magazine, Gregg Allman said: “The Allman Brothers Band will stop touring at the end of 2014.”  When asked about The Allman Brothers Band’s future as part of an interview for Relix, Allman says, “This is it—this is the end of it.”  However, he leaves the door open to possible reunions down the road. “Who’s to say? We may all get together every five years and just do one play at a time,” he admits

Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes had already announced that they were leaving the band after this year.  According to a report in Rolling Stone: “For 25 years and 15 years respectively, we’ve had the honor and pleasure of playing, living, learning, and traveling with The Allman Brothers Band, one of the truly legendary rock and roll bands,” the two musicians wrote in a joint statement. “We will be forever grateful for the opportunity and the experience, and for the love, enthusiasm, and support of the incredible fans.”

 

The Allman Brothers Band with Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes headline a great line-up of outstanding performers for what has become one of the most popular Festivals in the country.  The 2014 Wanee Music Festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary Thursday April 10th through Saturday April 12th at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL.

 

In addition to the The Allman Brothers Band playing both Friday and Saturday nights, the rest of the line-up includes: Trey Anastasio Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gov’t Mule, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Umphrey’s McGee, Ziggy Marley, Blues Traveler, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Hot Tuna Electric, Moe., Rusted Root, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk (Music of Led Zeppelin), Soulive, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Walter Trout, Rob Garza (of Thievery Corporation), Blind Boys of Alabama, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Melvin Seals & JGB, Futurebirds, Berry Oakley’s Skylab, Matt Schofield, Break Science, Pink Talking Fish, Sean Chambers, The Yeti Trio and The Hip Abduction.

 

          But the end of touring for The Allman Brothers Band does not mean the end of the Wanee Music Festival, as new and exciting elements are being planner for Wanee 2015.

 

Tickets for the 2014 Wanee Music Festival are on sale now at: http://www.waneefestival.tickets.musictoday.com/WaneeFestival/calendar.aspx.  The Festival will be held Thursday April 10th through Saturday April 12th at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. 

 

THREE DAY GENERAL ADMISSION FESTIVAL TICKETS:

$195 + Applicable Fees ( Now – February 16th 10PM EST – (Price will increase after this) Includes: 3 nights of Primitive Camping (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.).  Music from 12:30PM on Thursday (April 10). Full days of Music on Friday & Saturday (April 11 & 12)

 

VIP TICKETS:
$475+Applicable Fees: Includes: (1) VIP 3-Day pass to the festival with music starting at 12:30PM on Thursday, Special concert viewing area at Peach and Mushroom stages, 3 nights of primitive camping (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.), Wanee 2014 VIP T Shirt, Commemorative Wanee 2014 Laminate, Private Restrooms, Commemorative Wanee 2014 Poster, Catered Lunch and dinner on Friday & Saturday, Complimentary snacks and soft drinks, Discounted beer, Access to Wanee 2014 VIP only Pre Party

Last year the Festival brought great music and great times to the many thousands of fans attending.  It was the best year to date. This year with The Allman’s final Wanee appearance it is sure to sell out so get your tickets early!

 

Look for more upcoming announcements at: www.waneefestival.com

 

Wanee Festival Lineup to be announced Monday, January 20th!

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 15, 2014

Get ready everyone! The 10th Anniversary lineup will be announced this Monday, January 20!! Tickets are now on sale on http://waneefestival.com/!! 

VIP tickets will also go on sale Monday, January 20! Do not miss out on these premium tickets. They fly quickly!!


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2013 WANEE MUSIC FESTIVAL THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND & WIDESPREAD PANIC LEAD AN OUTSTANDING LINE-UP GOV’T MULE, TEDESCHI/TRUCKS, LEON RUSSELL, MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD & MUCH MORE!

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 21, 2013

Wanee 2012

Wanee 2012

TICKETS ON SALE

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26TH / 10AM

 

The Allman Brothers Band along with Widespread Panic headline a great line-up of outstanding performers for what is fast becoming one of the most popular Festivals in the country, the 2013 Wanee Music Festival, Thursday April 18th through Saturday April 20th at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. Tickets for the Festival go on sale Saturday, January 26th at 10AM through Music Today at:http://www.waneefestival.tickets.musictoday.com/WaneeFestival/calendar.aspx

In addition to the The Allman Brothers Band and Widespread Panic playing both Friday and Saturday nights, the rest of the line-up includes: Gov’t Mule,Tedeschi Trucks BandJaimoe’s Jasssz BandMichael Franti & SpearheadRobert Randolph and the Family BandLeon RussellTower of PowerLes Claypool’s Duo de Twang,

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Gregg Allman

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The Allman Brothers Band

 

 

Electric Hot Tuna Maceo ParkerSteel PulseNorth Mississippi AllstarsBlackberry SmokeGalactic & FriendsThe Greyboy AllstarsVoice of the Wetlands All-Stars  Featuring: Tab Benoit, Cyril Neville, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Jumpin Johnny Sansone, Waylon Thibodeaux, Johnny Vidacovich,Dirty Dozen Braass BandRoyal Southern BrotherhoodBobby Lee Rodgers TrioThe Lee BoysGiant Panda Guerilla Dub SquadThe Revivalists andMonophonics.

Wanee is also excited to welcome back the traveling version of Jorma Kaukonen’s “Fur Peace Ranch.”  Sign up to experience musician/songwriter workshops and lessons all under the tutelage of world class musicians.  Immerse yourself in an intense and uplifting musical event.

THREE DAY GENERAL ADMISSION FESTIVAL TICKETS:

$195 + Applicable Fees (From January 26th 10am EST – February 25th 10PM EST – Price will increase after this) Includes: 3 nights of Primitive Camping (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.).  Music from 12:30PM on Thursday (April 18). Full days of Music on Friday & Saturday (April 19 & 20)

VIP TICKETS:
$495+Applicable Fees: Includes: (1) VIP 3-Day pass to the festival with music starting at 12:30PM on Thursday, Special concert viewing area at Peach and Mushroom stages, 3 nights of primitive camping (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.), Wanee 2013 VIP T Shirt, Commemorative Wanee 2013 Laminate, Private Restrooms, Commemorative Wanee 2013 Poster, Catered Lunch and dinner on Friday & Saturday, Complimentary snacks and soft drinks, Discounted beer, Access to Wanee 2013 VIP only Pre Party

Tickets for the 2013 Wanee Music Festival go on sale Saturday, January 26th/10AM at:http://www.waneefestival.tickets.musictoday.com/WaneeFestival/calendar.aspx.  The Festival will be held Thursday April 19th through Saturday April 21st at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL.

 

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The Wanee Music Festival

 

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Last year with thousands in attendance, the festival saw its biggest and best year to date. This year is sure to sell out so get your tickets early!

Look for more upcoming announcements at: www.waneefestival.com

 

Wanee Music Festival Lineup to be announced Monday

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 16, 2013
Wanee 2012

Wanee 2012

 

THE EXCITEMENT IS STARTING TO BUILD!

WANEE 2013 LINE-UP

ANNOUNCED JANUARY 21ST/10AM EST!

Tickets On-Sale Saturday, January 26th!

 

          The Line-up for the 2013 Wanee Music Festival will be announced Monday, January 21st at 10AM EST at waneefestival.com and it is shaping up to be one of the best yet!  The group of star studded acts joining the Allman Brothers Band April 18th through the 20th at Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL will add energy and excitement to what is fast becoming one of the most popular Festivals in the country. 

Also, 3-day tickets to the 2013 Wanee Music Festival will be going on sale Saturday, January 26th at 10AM EST through Music Today at: http://www.waneefestival.tickets.musictoday.com/WaneeFestival/calendar.aspx

So don’t forget to check the website at www.waneefestival.com on Monday, January 21st at 10AM EST for updates on the Festival line-up and ticket sales.

WANEE IS VERY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE A NEW ADDITION TO THE FESTIVAL!

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 7, 2012

Jack Cassidy and Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna

 

WE ARE COLLABORATING WITH
ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAMER JORMA KAUKONEN AND BRINGING HIS FUR PEACE RANCH TO
THE WANEE FESTIVAL SITE IN 2012!

 

For the first time Wanee Music Festival will host one of the premier music workshops in the country, Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch. Wanee and Fur Peace Ranch will hold workshops during the festival and Q&A groups that will be held by Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Mickey Hart, Oteil Burbridge, Warren Haynes and other performers that will be at Wanee 2012. They will all be hosted by Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer, Jorma Kaukonen.

In 1989, Jorma and Vanessa Kaukonen conceived what Jorma calls “a ranch that grows guitar players.” Not a fantasy camp, but this would be a place where both budding and seasoned musicians could immerse themselves for several days, and emerge with renewed inspiration and tangible progress in their music. Now in its 15th year, the award winning Fur Peace Ranch will take their concept “on the road” and for the first time will be on site at the Wanee Music Festival 2012.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the festival and workshops go to waneefestival.com.

Best Live Performances in 2011

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on December 11, 2011

The Wanee Music Festival

2011 brought a second consecutive year of an outstanding quantity of music talent that filled stages arenas and festivals throughout the year. It is very apparent that for many artists live performances have become necessary to boost sagging album/cd sales and income.  

Though the economy has been tough on everyone’s pocketbook, it seems that fans have opened their wallets to music shows and festivals, maybe to escape reality for a few hours or even days to mingle with fellow music lovers and enjoy the fellowship that music brings.

 This year many bands reunited to tour the country and revive memories of the youthful days of our past. The Foo Fighters headlined many festivals and released a new album. Former members of the Grateful Dead toured as Further, and The original Funky Meters rejoined with Dr. John and taught the younger generation a lesson in what a groove is all about. 

 Buffalo Springfield even reappeared at Bonnaroo and a few other shows. 

 Early heros such as Bob Seger and Steely Dan proved they can still entertain with the best by filling and selling out many venues. Even a Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney traveled the U.S. Having little trouble selling tickets from $65 nosebleeds to over $100 and up for prime locations.

 This year I have photographed over 40 shows and four major festivals. I have been very fortunate to have witnessed over 100 different individual bands. Many bands numerous times such as My Morning Jacket (3), Joe Bonamassa (two solo and one Black Country Communion), The Allman Brothers (3), The Black Keys(3), and Robert Plant (2).  It’s my job to cover many genres of music and am continually amazed at the talent of these artists even the ones, I do not normally listen to.

 I do not claim to be an expert on all things music and I do not expect to be agreed with on my every selection. But thats the fun, music is a great network to socialize with people of all ages and ways of life.

 So here are my favorite memories of 2011. I look forward to hearing about yours.

Best Performances of 2011                                                              

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(I attended)

  1. Jeff Beck- The Louisville Palace  (a complete guitar player and a amazing band)
  2. My Morning Jacket (Circuital cd release concert broadcast worldwide by American Express) – The Louisville Palace , also  Bonnaroo and the Hangout Music Festival
  3. The Bonnaroo Super Jam (Dr. John, Dan Auerbach, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band and more)- Bonnaroo Music Festival (rare mix of great talent)
  4. The Allman Brothers Band- The Wanee Festival Swanee River State Park, FL ( a music machine)
  5. The Foo Fighters- The Hangout Music Festival Gulf Shores, AL
  6. Paul McCartney -Great American Ballpark Cincinnati ,OH
  7. Steely Dan -The Louisville Palace 
  8. The Tedeschi- Trucks Band, ( Best new band of the year) Popa John’s Stadium Louisville, KY
  9. Eric Clapton- MGM, Las Vegas, NV (Clapton in Vegas, enough said!)
  10. Joe Bonamassa- Taft Theater Cinn, OH and The Louisville Palace
  11. Robert Plant – ( more Zeppelin with a twist and a solid band) Bonnaroo Music Festival and Wanee Music Festival                                                                                            
  12. Paul Simon- The Hangout Festival                                                                   
  13. The Warren Haynes Band -The Wanee Music Festival, Bonnaroo                   

    The Super Jam Bonnaroo 2011

  14. The Black Keys – Bonnaroo and The Hangout Festival
  15. Black Country Communion – Murat Theater Indianapolis, IN
  16. Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson Horseshoe Casino , Elizabeth, IN
  17. Florence and The Machine – Bonnaroo
  18. Dr. John and The Original Funky Meters- Bonnaroo
  19. John Mellencamp The Louisville Palace
  20. Of Montreal- Headliners Louisville, KY
  21. Rush – KFC Yum Center, Louisville , Ky (watching Neil Peart is enough)
  22. Taylor Swift- KFC Yum Center- ( The best in crowd watching)
  23. Gregg Allman and Friends Bonnaroo
  24. Motorhead  ( Lemmy need I say more) -The Hangout Festival
  25. The Pixies – The Louisville Palace
  26. Buffalo Springfield Bonnaroo – (Mr.Soul and Rockin in the Free World saved an average show)
  27. Lady Gaga – KFC Yum Center(another crowd watching classic)
  28. Arcade Fire – Bonnaroo
  29. Primus ( I am still vibrating from Les Claypool’s bass) The Hangout Festival
  30. Bob Seger KFC Yum Center ( still a solid performer)
Impressive Bands I saw for the first time
  1. Here come The Mummies
  2. Deer Tick (one of Bonnaroo’s top shows)
  3. Jonathan Tyler and Northern Lights ( a killer surprise) The Hangout Festival
  4. J. Roddy Walston   ( This band has it all) WFPK Waterfront Wednesday 

    Tedeschi Trucks Band at Wanee

  5. Fleet Foxes- (one of rocks sweetest voices)
  6. Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

Best Festival of 2011                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

  1. The Wanee Festival (beautiful setting and two nights of the Allmans)
  2. The Hangout Music Festival ,Gulf Shores, AL ( Loaded with Talent and beautiful sunsets on the beach)
  3. Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival  (  This is always the most diverse music and crowd in one setting. A music overload!)

           Shows I would have liked to attended.                                                                              

Jim James of My Morning Jacket

  1. Lollapalooza Chicago, IL
  2. Chicago Blues Festival , Chicago, IL
  3. Austin City Limits, Austin TX
  4. Mountain Jam Hunter, New York
  5. New Orleans Jazz Festival
  6. Warren Haynes Winter Jam Asheville , N.C.

2011 was a great year for music and I left many good shows off my list. I hope to make one of the festivals on my list above in 2012.

 Jeff Beck at Louisville Palace April 26

Jeff Beck at Louisville Palace April 26

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