The Allman Brothers Band

Newsletter: Peach-O-Gram for December 23, 2005

Seasons Greetings sweet family,

The Allman Brothers Band is bringing you an early holiday surprise this year with some 2006 concert news. No, not that one yet… think beyond March, think outdoors, think drum circles around the campfire, think early Spring, think Florida, think warm, think… yup, Wanee!!

The 2006 Wanee Music Festival pre-sale starts today, December 23, at 10AM! The festival will be held April 14 and 15, 2006, in Live Oak, FL and will feature two days of music and community. You can camp there, or stay in nearby hotels if you prefer.

And check out this lineup:

The Allman Brothers Band
Gov’t Mule
The Derek Trucks Band
Oteil and the Peacemakers
OAR
North Mississippi All Stars
Martin, Medeski & Wood
Jack Pearson Band
The Wailers
Lee Boys

…and with more bands to be added. We think they should rename Wanee to The Peachfest!

The pre-sale runs from December 23 through January 6, and during that time tickets are $100. Compared to what we’ve paid lately for concert tickets to see one band, this is a steal! The pre-sale ends January 7, at which time tickets will be $110, on February 1 they are $125, and they are $140 at the gate, so the pre-sale is a great way to save some money to put toward Beacon tickets!

Here’s the direct link to buy pre-sale tickets:
http://www.waneefestival.tickets.musictoday.com/WaneeFestival/calendar.aspx

And here’s the link to the festival information site:
http://www.waneefestival.com

In addition to wantin’ Wanee, we’re wantin’ to see some ABB family bands and Oteil is stepping up with a bunch of tour dates in 2006, woo hoo (OK, Lana tells me this is hyphenated, so woo-freakin’-hoo!!):

JANUARY
27 (Fri) – HI-TONE Memphis, Tennessee
28 (Sat) – CROSSROADS CAFE Huntsville, Alabama

FEBRUARY
01 (Wed) – CANYONS RESTAURANT Blowing Rock, North Carolina
02 (Thu) – MELTING POINT Athens, Georgia
03 (Fri) – POUR HOUSE Charleston, South Carolina
04 (Sat) – NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE Charlotte, North Carolina
10 (Fri) – LAFAYETTE BREWING COMPANY Lafayette, Indiana
11 (Sat) – MAD FROG Cincinnati, Ohio
13 (Mon) – MOJO’S Columbia, Missouri
14 (Tue) – ROCKET THEATRE Rock Island, Illinois
15 (Wed) – CANOPY CLUB Urbana, Illinois
16 (Thu) – HIGH NOON SALOON Madison, Wisconsin
17 (Fri) – HOUSE OF BLUES Chicago, Illinois – Back Porch Stage
18 (Sat) – HOUSE OF BLUES Chicago, Illinois – Back Porch Stage
19 (Sun) – THE MILL Iowa City, Iowa
20 (Mon) – SHAG Omaha, Nebraska
22 (Wed) – SAMANA LOUNGE Vail, Colorado
24 (Fri) – BUFFALO ROSE Golden, Colorado
28 (Tue) – FATSO’S Lawrence, Kansas

MARCH
30 (Thu) – SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL Savannah, Georgia

APRIL
01 (Sat) – UPHONIA II St. Petersburg, Florida

JUNE
08 (Thu) – WAKARUSA FESTIVAL Lawrence, Kansas – This festival runs June 8 – 11

JULY
15 (Sat) – MASTER MUSICIAN FEST Somerset, Kentucky

Now those are some great cities! Lots of opportunities for a fun road trip with groovin’ music at night and soaking up the ambiance of a cool town during the day.

We’re off to wrap presents… hmmm, wonder if we’ll get a couple of Wanee tix in the ole stocking…?!

Take care and know that you are loved,

Rowland and fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-lana!

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