UPDATE: In the unfortunate absence of headliner Gregg Allman and the anticipated Gregg Allman Incident set, The Peach Music Festival has announced the Allman Brothers Family Incident, a special set with The String Cheese Incident and Allman Brothers Band members Butch, Jaimoe, Oteil & Marc along with Bruce Katz & Scott Sharrard.
The 5th Annual Peach Music Festival is returning to Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania this weekend with a stacked lineup from top to bottom. This monumental year will include headliners such as The String Cheese Incident, Trey Anastasio Band, Umphrey’s McGee, and The Claypool Lennon Delirium. After having to cancel his performance at FloydFest last weekend due to serious medical issues, Gregg Allman went on to cancel all of his scheduled shows until October, leaving a big gap in the Allman Brothers themed festival. The iconic singer and songwriter was set to play a special Gregg Allman Incident set with SCI on Friday, which will be replaced with an Allman Brothers Family Incident set, and also to close out the festival on Sunday night.
Thursday night will act as a warm-up party, revolving around two sets from the cherished Dark Star Orchestra as well as performances from Electron, Dopapod and Cabinet.
On Friday, things get into full swing behind two sets of Moe. and two sets of The String Cheese Incident, one of which was to include Allman, but will now hopefully feature a special tribute to the music of ABB, contributors remaining a surprise. Acclaimed Allman side project Les Brers will hold down the fort on Friday night, featuring former members Butch Trucks, Jaimoe, Marc Quiñones, Oteil Burbridge and some very special friends. The evening will be filled out with endless jams, courtesy of Golden Gate Wingmen, Toots & The Maytals, The Motet, The Floozies, The Werks and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, to name a few.
Saturday will see world-class musicians from all over the spectrum, headlined by the Trey Anastasio Band, Umphrey’s McGee, and The Claypool Lennon Delirium, a highly-anticipated, psychedelic collaboration between Primus’ bass royalty Les Claypool and Sean Lennon. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead will be bringing their ever popular, high energy Grateful Dead set, as well as the rarely heard Bustle in your Hedgerow project, an explorative take on the music of Led Zeppelin. Railroad Earth, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Anders Osborne will also be bringing the heat to various stages throughout the day and night.
Sunday will start off with a special early-afternoon set dubbed Wake Up with Warren Haynes, and also feature a set from Warren’s first love, Gov’t Mule later in the afternoon. Blackberry Smoke will play in between, and the jury is still out on what The Peach Music Festival organizers will put in place of the scheduled Gregg Allman finale.
Written by Richard Oakley