The Mayor of Raleigh, Charles Meeker, presented certificates to the Allman Brothers Band, the only act to appear at ALLTEL Pavilion each of the venue’s 13 years in operation, just before their concert at Alltel Pavilion in Raleigh August 10. The certificates stated that seven trees will be planted in the band’s honor in Raleigh.
Mayor Meeker, a professed Allman Brothers Band fan, ran on a campaign platform that there was too much construction in Raleigh, with too many trees being cut down. When he was elected he decided to do away with the traditional “key to the city” and put back some trees instead.
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