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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

 

ACL Presents: Americana Festival Hits a Home Run With Viewers

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on December 7, 2011
 

(Gregg Allman, Robert Plant and Patty Griffin perform during the 10th Annual Americana Honors & Awards show.  Photo by Erika Goldring)
“ACL PRESENTS: AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL”
A HIT WITH PBS VIEWERS
TV SPECIAL TRANSLATES INTO SALES FOR ARTISTS
ROBERT PLANT, LUCINDA WILLIAMS, GREGG ALLMAN
AMOS LEE, THE AVETT BROTHERS, THE CIVIL WARS
& MORE FEATURED IN ONE HOUR SPECIAL

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For Immediate Release:

Nashville, Tennessee – December 6, 2011 – “ ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival hit the right chord with PBS viewers reaching over two million households during its November 19-21 airing, making it the third highest-rated episode this year.  In addition, the hour-long special resulted in an impressive 9% Soundscan sales increase for the artists who were featured in the show.
The program, hosted by Jim Lauderdale with an all-star band led by Buddy Miller, features performances by Robert PlantEmmylou HarrisGregg AllmanAlison Krauss, Justin Townes Earle, Amos Lee, The Avett Brothers, Candi Staton, Lucinda WilliamsElizabeth CookThe Civil WarsJessica Lea Mayfield, Miller andLauderdale.  Called “the best awards show in the world” by Paste Magazine, the show, sponsored by Nissan, was filmed live at the Ryman Auditorium on October 13, 2011 during the sold-out 10th Annual Americana Music Association’s Honors and Awards show.
“We’re thrilled that the music we treasure is also loved and appreciated by the public,” says Jed Hilly, executive director of the Americana Music Association. “We could not have better partners than Nashville Public Television president and CEO Beth Curley for our Middle Tennessee premiere, and Austin City Limits executive producer Terry Lickona to take this to a national audience.”
In addition to the ratings success, the show’s promotion through traditional and social media platforms had a reach estimated in the millions.  Meanwhile, “ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival” is currently the most viewed ACL episode on the PBS.org website. ( click here to view the show).

Other benchmarks according to PBS.org:

  • 10K streams since it was released on PBS.org on 11/19/11
  • The most popular ACL episode on PBS.org from 11/19/11 – 12/1/11 (out of the 7 full episodes available)
  • The 27th most popular video on PBS.org from 11/19/11 – 12/1/11
The show, described by Emmylou Harris as “the shining star of Nashville and music everywhere,” was filmed by High Five Entertainment and co-produced by its president Martin Fischer and Lickona. For photos, clips and more information about the show, clickhere.
Performance Rundown:
  • Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Buddy Miller, Jerry Douglas and Don Was / I’ll Fly Away, “O’ Brother” Tribute Performance
  • The Avett Brothers / The Once And Future Carpenter
  • Lucinda Williams / Blessed
  • Amos Lee / Cup of Sorrow
  • Elizabeth Cook / El Camino
  • The Civil Wars / Barton Hollow
  • Justin Townes Earle / Harlem River Blues
  • Jessica Lea Mayfield / For Today
  • Buddy Miller / Gasoline And Matches
  • Candi Staton / Heart On A String
  • Jim Lauderdale / Life By Numbers
  • Robert Plant / Monkey
  • Gregg Allman / Melissa
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About the Americana Festival and Conference, presented by Nissan
The 2012 Americana Music Festival and conference will take place Wednesday September 12 – 15, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.  The event brings together fans and music industry executives alike offering four days of celebration through seminars, panels and networking opportunities by day and raw, battery-recharging showcases each evening.  The Honors and Awards Show is the featured performance of the festivities taking place at the historic Ryman Auditorium. For more information and to purchase conference registrations visit www.americanamusic.org.
About the Americana Music Association
The Americana Music Association is a professional trade organization whose mission is to provide a forum for the advocacy of Americana music and to promote public awareness of the genre to support the creative and economic viability of professionals in this field. Dedicated to building and promoting the Americana genre and the individuals who participate in that industry, the Americana Music Association works closely with artists, labels, radio stations, retailers, print media, festivals, agents, publishers and more to help organize and build the infrastructure necessary for the Americana genre to achieve success both creatively and financially.
About ACL Presents: 
ACL Presents is music programming created by, or in association with, KLRU, the producers of Austin City Limits (ACL).  ACL Presents programming includes television specials, live events, web series and recorded music presentations and is made in the spirit and standards of the legendary PBS series Austin City Limits, the longest-running live music series in television history. ACL Presents collaborations have included: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with KQED and Americana Music Festival with Nashville Public Television (NPT). For more information please visitwww.austincitylimits.org
About Nashville Public Television 
Nashville Public Television is available free and over the air to nearly 2.4 million people throughout the Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky viewing area, and is watched by more than 600,000 households every week. The mission of NPT is to provide, through the power of traditional television and interactive telecommunications, high quality educational, cultural and civic experiences that address issues and concerns of the people of the Nashville region, and which there by help improve the lives of those we serve.  For more information please visit www.wnpt.org