Posted Feb. 04, 2004
Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Famers the Allman Brothers Band will be the headlining act for this summer’s Great Fox Cities Celebration at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute.
The annual concert sponsored by Neenah/Menasha Professional Firefighters is slated for July 17. An opening act has not yet been announced. Proceeds from the show go to various charities the firefighters support.
Formed in 1969, the Allman Brothers Band has been one of the most durable touring acts in rock despite losing most of its founding members. Its fluid jazz/blues sound has made songs such as “Ramblin’ Man” and “Jessica” radio staples.
The band released its 24th album, “Hittin’ the Note,” last year.
“They dropped their price quite a bit to help us out for charity,” said Capt. Steve Pack, an organizer of the event. “It’s certainly a legendary band with a huge following.”
Along with music, there will be a fireworks display at the event, Pack said.
“People talk about last year’s display; it’s going to be totally spectacular this year,” he said.