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2015 Wanee Music Festival April 16-18

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 8, 2015

  2015 Wanee Music Festival April 16-18

Announces One Of Our Best Line-Ups

Widespread Panic (Fri. & Sat.)

Gregg Allman ¤ Gov’t Mule

Earth, Wind & Fire

Cheap Trick

Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band ¤ Butch Trucks & Very Special Friends

The Word featuring: Robert Randolph, John Medeski, Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson & Chris Chew ¤ Hot Tuna Electric ¤ JJ Grey & Mofro

Oteil & Friends ¤ Galactic ¤ Zappa Plays Zappa ¤ Leftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne ¤ Yonder Mountain String Band

Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk ¤ Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes featuring Doyle Bramhall II ¤ Raw Oyster Cult ¤ Dragon Smoke

The Revivalists ¤ Home At Last – The Nth Power Performs Steely Dan¤ Tea Leaf Green ¤ Bobby Lee Rogers Trio ¤ Pink Talking Fish

Eric Lindell & Company ¤ Royal Southern Brotherhood

Twiddle ¤ Natural Child ¤ Jacob Jeffries Band ¤ Juke

Party With the Wanee Happy Hour Bonus

Wednesday, April 15!

Advance and VIP Tickets

On Sale Now!

 

Widespread Panic takes the headliner reins for one of our best line-ups ever and brings their raucous jamband excitement to what has now become one of the most popular Festivals in the country.  THE 2015 WANEE MUSIC FESTIVAL–now in its 11th year–returns once again Thursday April 16th through Saturday April 18th to the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. Tickets for the Festival are on sale now through Tickets Today and www.waneefestival.com.

 

In addition to Widespread Panic playing both Friday and Saturday nights, the rest of the line-up includes: Gregg Allman ¤ Gov’t Mule ¤ Earth, Wind & Fire ¤ Cheap Trick ¤ Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band ¤ Butch Trucks & Very Special Friends ¤ The Word featuring: Robert Randolph, John Medeski, Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson & Chris Chew ¤ Hot Tuna Electric ¤ JJ Grey & Mofro ¤ Oteil & Friends ¤ Galactic ¤ Zappa Plays Zappa ¤ Leftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne ¤ Yonder Mountain String Band ¤ Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk ¤ Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes featuring Doyle Bramhall II ¤ Raw Oyster Cult ¤  Dragon Smoke ¤ The Revivalists ¤ Home At Last – The Nth Power Performs Steely Dan ¤ Tea Leaf Green ¤ Bobby Lee Rogers Trio ¤ Pink Talking Fish ¤ Eric Lindell & Company ¤ Royal Southern Brotherhood ¤ Natural Child ¤ Twiddle ¤ Jacob Jeffries Band ¤ Juke. It’s a live music dream come true!

 

 

THREE DAY GENERAL ADMISSION FESTIVAL TICKETS:

$195 + Applicable Fees (Limited time Advance – Price will increase later) Includes: 3 nights of Primitive Camping (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.).  Music from 12:30PM on Thursday (April 16). Full days of Music on Friday & Saturday (April 17 & 18)

 

VIP TICKETS:

$499+Applicable Fees: Limited Availability – 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 2015 VIP T Shirt, Commemorative Wanee 2015 Laminate, Private Restrooms, Commemorative Wanee 2015 Poster, Catered Lunch and dinner on Friday & Saturday, Complimentary snacks and soft drinks, Discounted beer, Access to Wanee 2015 VIP only Pre Party

 

Tickets for the 2015 Wanee Music Festival are on sale now at: Tickets Today or www.waneefestival.com.   The Festival will be held Thursday April 16th through Saturday April 18th at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL.

 

3-Day Tickets also include as a bonus the fabulous Wanee Wednesday Happy Hour Celebration April 15th from 3PM to 1AM with an exciting roster of great musical acts.  Come early and be happy!

 

 

 

Last year the Festival strengthened its position as one of the top live music events in the country with great music and great times for the many thousands of fans attending.  It was the best year to date. This year is sure to sell out so get your tickets early!

 

Wanee Music Festival is a joint venture between the Allman Brothers Band and Live Nation.

 

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

 

Gov’t Mule coming to Louisville!

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on May 9, 2012
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Gov’t Mule and special guest Dr. John
& The Lower 911 featuring Jon Cleary
Thursday, June 14th at 7:30pm
Gates 6:00pm
Iroquois Amphitheater / All Ages
Tickets On-Sale Friday, May 11th, 2012 AT 10 AM
Reserved Seating Tickets are $40, $35 and $29.50

Tickets available at Ticketfly.com,
The Iroquois Amphitheater Box Office (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, M-F)
or by calling 877-4-FLY-TIX 

Gov’t Mule: Balancing evocative songs and expressive improvisation, Gov’t Mule is a band rooted in both the personal and musical chemistry between its members. “It’s not one of those groups that can make a change overnight,” explains founding guitarist/vocalist Warren Haynes. It is only after six months of rehearsing, jamming, and hanging out with bassist Jorgen Carlsson that he has been added to the band as their new permanent bass player, replacing Andy Hess, who joined in 2003
Dr. John: is universally celebrated as the living embodiment of the rich musical heritage exclusive to New Orleans. His very colorful musical career began in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City, including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex and Frankie Ford. During that time he also launched his solo career, developing the charismatic persona Dr. John The NIte Tripper. Adorned with voodoo charms and regalia, a legend was born with his breakthrough 1968 album Gris-gris, which established his unique blend of voodoo mysticism, funk, rhythm & blues, psychedelic rock and Creole roots. Locked Down is his 2012 album that features The Black Keys’ guitarist and singer Dan Auerbach as guitarist, background vocalist and producer.

Wanee Music Festival 2012 featured a Hall of Fame Lineup

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 28, 2012

Wanee 2012

The Wanee Music Festival has grown in it’s eight years to become one of the nation’s best. The beautiful setting of The Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak Florida provides a perfect venue for the music and camping. The two main stages, The Peach Stage  set in a perfect bowl, with plenty of viewing area and great sound was the setting for the larger acts, while the small Mushroom Stage is probably the best festival stage in the country . Surrounded a natural ampitheater by trees, this stage gives you the most intimate relationship you can have with a band.

Two new stages were added in 2012 The Engine Barn Stage  for Wednesday and Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch provided additional entertainment in the Music Hall.

An estimated 30,000 people  enjoyed the show which officially began on Thursday at the Mushroom Stage. This festival draws an older more knowledgable audience than most due to it’s lineup. This festival was filled with Hall of Fame acts who provided legendary performances with most dedicating their showor at least a song to honor the memory of The Band’s , Levon Helm who passed away the day the festival began. Helm had played Wanee in 2009.

Highlights from Wanee 2012

Wednesday

Although is billed as a pre festival event, several bands showed they will soon be well known on the music circuit. Flannel Church which included Duane Trucks on drums, (brother of guitar legend Derek and nephew of Allman drummer Butch Trucks), played a powerful set that combined funk with R&B. This band is filled with talent andtheir cover of Cream’s “ I’m So Glad” was a highlight of the festival.

Local band, Cope finished the evening and was a crowd favorite mixing Pink Floyd’s “ Comfortably Numb” in their set.

Thursday

Former  Doors member, Ray Manzarek joined with Delta Rhythm Kings, Roy Rogers for a talented set. Manzarek”s voice and keyboards reminded you of why the music behind Jim Morrison made the Doors such a great band. Rogers guitar was brilliant.

Hot Tuna played an excellent electric set that kept fans out in the rain.

Conspirator featuring members of the Disco Biscuits finished the night with a jamtronica  filled show that had heads bobbing and fans dancing till the wee hours of the morning.

Friday

 Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers began a beautiful day of music with an outstanding set of jazz, folk, blues and rock. That included covers and hits he has played a part in for many years.

British Blues guitarist, Matt Schofield showed why he has been chosen best British guitarist the past two years with a blistering set that made everyone a believer in his playing ability. I look forward to seeing his show again.

When it comes to guitar , Hall of Famer, Buddy Guy is at the top. The man has lived and played with the best guitarist of our time. At 75, he still has the talent ,energy and the passion to take his fans on a walk through the years paying tribute to the guitar gods by mixing Clapton, Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn into his set. His sound is unique and showmanship is unparalleled.

 The Tedeschi Trucks Band had formed just before the the 2011 Wanee and stole last years show even in the rain. This time around the sun was bright and constant touring has made this band a well oiled machine. With Susan Tedeschi’s beautiful vocals and Derek Trucks heavenly guitar you almost forget to notice the outstanding music coming from Otiel and Kofi Burbridge and the rest of the band.

The Mickey Hart Band was one of the best performances of the weekend. With a solid band that featured Dave Schools (Widespread Panic) on bass, Hart displayed his Hall of Fame talent on an elaborate drum set. Beginning with a powerful “Not Fade Away” the bands space rhythms  carried the audience throughout the set.

Those lucky enough to purchase the extra tickets to Fur Peace Ranch were treated to three shows featuring Jorma Kaukonen visiting with Jack Cassidy, Warren Haynes and Mickey Hart.

The lawn of the Peach stage was completely full of dancing dead fans as Further took the stage at 5:30 for a nearly three hour jam.  Grateful Dead  members, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh along with the vocals and guitar John Kadlecik (Dark Star Orchestra) honored Levon Helm with “Don’t Do It” and scatter many classic Dead songs through the set. Phil Lesh looked healthy and seemed to enjoy the crowd and ended the show reminding the fans to consider donating organs as a liver transplant saved his life.

The Allman Brothers Band took the stage nearly an hour late. No reason was given but it appeared Warren Haynes changed the set list just before the show began. There was an oxygen tank next to the organ and a frail Gregg Allman sang in only six songs in the evening. His voice was spectacular on “Ain’t My Cross to Bear” and his duo with “Blind Willie McTell. It was clear Gregg is dedicated to his music and this festival as he fought through his health problems to perform.

Warren Haynes clearly led the band flanked by Derek Trucks. Several surprise songs included a beautiful and somewhat rare version of “Blue Sky”.The show was filled with amazing guitar solos. Guest stars included Bob Weir, and Susan Tedeschi who sang a terrific “Standback” and joined in on “The Weight” dedicated to Helm.

The bands encore was a long“ No One To Run With”.

Saturday

Rain was intermittent throughout the day but didn’t dampen the Wanee spirit.  The  highlights included Trigger Hippy, a recently formed group of veterans including , Joan Osborne, Jackie Green and  Black Crows drummer Steve Gorman. Osborne was spectacular on vocals and Greene brilliantly played keys and guitar. This is one band you must see.

The highly anticipated return of Gov’t Mule was marred by a rain shorten set. However the band scorched through six songs before a drenched Warren Haynes called the show. The Mule left no doubt they are in full form after a 2011 with very few performances. Their version of “The Shape I Am In” was a festival must see.

Leftover Salmon, Charles Bradley kept the Mushroom stage rocking and Big Sam’s Funky Nation took it over the top with the cover of Adele’s “We Could Have Had It All” !

As the rain’s cleared for the sets from Further and the Allmans crowds filled the Peach Stage to enjoy the final evening of the festival.

After a long Further set that included a few more popular Dead songs the Allman Brothers Band took the stage.

The show started with “Jessica” and featured many guests such as Luther Dickinson on “I Walk On Gilded Splinters” and Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie) on harp and vocals for several songs including “Statesboro Blues”. I was evident Greg Allman was not in good health as he sang and played only a few songs. Just this week Allman postponed his book tour and it was announced he has under gone heart tests.

Allman was involved in the festivals largest highlight when he opened the encore singing a painfully beautiful version of Neil Young’s “Needle and The Damage Done”.

The show ended with a “Southbound” featuring a stage full of guest stars including the first appearance at the festival of pedal steel wizard, Roosevelt Collier.

North Mississippi Allstars closed Wanee with a rocking set dedicating it to former Allmans, Dickey Betts, Duane Allman, and Berry Oakley along with The Band’s Levon Helm the Mushroom Stage.

The Wanee Festival has grown in it’s short eight years to become one of the most popular festivals east of the Mississippi. The crowd was near park capacity. VIP sold out in just two short weeks. Many VIPs are regulars who return year after year.

At all music festivals, you have to make choices between musical acts you want to see. I missed several shows that I heard great things about. The lineups get stronger each year.

One has to wonder how long The Allman Brothers Band can continue to headline this great event. It’s been an joy to watch this event grow. 2013 dates have already been announced  for April 18-20.

The Wanee Music Festival will go on. Hopefully with The Allmans and their extended family.  A festival that started as a Butch Trucks dream is here to stay. There have been wonderful memories and friendships have been made at this festival. This legacy will continue for years to come. I for one will be there.

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Ray Manzerick

Gregg Allman

Wanee 2012

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Wanee Music Festival Lineup Announces Lineup

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 16, 2012

Wanee Music Festival

Wanee Music Festival

2012 WANEE MUSIC FESTIVAL
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

RETURNS AGAIN WITH AN OUTSTANDING LINE-UP

FURTHUR, BRUCE HORNSBY, MICKEY HART, GOV’T MULE

 & MUCH MORE!

TICKETS ON SALE

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH / 10AM

The Allman Brothers Band headlines a great line-up of outstanding performers for what is fast becoming one of the most popular Festivals in the country, the 2012 Wanee Music Festival, Thursday April 19th through Saturday April 21st at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. Tickets for the Festival go on sale Friday, January 20th at 10AM at www.waneefestival.com and www.livenation.com.

Sharing the stage for two nights (April 20 & 21) with The Allman Brothers Band is Furthur featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir.   The rest of the line-up includes: Bruce HornsbyMickey Hart BandGov’t MuleTedeschi Trucks BandJaimoe’s Jasssz BandBuddy GuyElectric Hot Tuna Ray Manzarek & Roy Rogers BandLeftover SalmonNorth Mississippi AllstarsTrigger Hippy (featuring: JoanOsborneJackie GreeneSteve GormanAudley Freed & Nick Govrik), Ivan Neville’s DumpstaphunkDevon Allman’s HoneytribeBobby Lee Rodgers TrioSojaConspiratorEotoParticleZach DeputyMatt Schofield , Big Sams Funky NationCharles BradleyBoneramaThe Yeti TrioJacob Jeffries Band and Bonnie Blue.

THREE DAY GENERAL ADMISSION FESTIVAL TICKETS:

$189.50 (plus applicable fees) from January 20th– February 19th (After February 19th price will increase). Price includes (1) pass to the Festival (Thurs.,Fri. & Sat.) with music beginning at 2:30PM on Thursday and 3 nights of primitive camping (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.)

VIP TICKETS:
$425.00 (plus applicable fees) and will be available on a limited basis.
VIP Tickets Include: (1) VIP pass to the festival with music starting at 2:30PM on Thursday, Thursday Night VIP Pre Party, 3 nights of primitive camping (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.), Private Concert Viewing Area, Private Restrooms, Drink Specials, Wanee 2011 VIP Shirt, Commemorative Poster, Lunch and Dinner Catering on Fri & Sat and Complimentary Non Alcoholic Drinks and Snacks.

Tickets for the 2011 Wanee Music Festival go on sale Friday, January 20th at www.waneefestival.com and www.livenation.com.  The Festival will be held Thursday April 19th through Saturday April 21st at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL.  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

The Allman Brothers Band Wanee Music FestivalBoB Weir , FurtherBuddy Guy

 

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