The Allman Brothers Band's second annual Peach Music Festival will kick off in a little over two weeks. The four-day bash, taking place August 15 to 18, once again will be held at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Founding Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks says he and his band mates "were pleasantly surprised at how well Montage Mountain worked out" as the site of the fest. The 66-year-old rocker tells ABC News Radio that the venue offers some very special features that help make the musical extravaganza a unique experience.
"The second stage is in a water park," he notes, "so you got half of the audience [there] standing in a wave pool, grooving and listening to the music, and everybody else is coming down water slides."
He adds, jokingly, that some festival-goers "actually just stand there dry in front of the stage and listen to the music. But, it's really cool."
As swimmingly as the inaugural Peach Music Festival went, Trucks says he and the rest of the Allmans are "looking for really bigger things this year."
The Allman Brothers Band will headline day two and three of the event -- August 16 and 17 -- along with founding Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Bob Weir and his group RatDog. Also playing on the 17th will be two ABB spinoff groups: Gov't Mule, fronted by guitarist Warren Haynes, and founding Allmans drummer Jaimoe's Jasssz Band.
On the final day of the festival, August 18, The Black Crowes serve as the headliners, while Weir will deliver a solo acoustic set dubbed "Brunch with Bobby." Other artists on the four-day event's bill include The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Rusted Root, Galactic and Railroad Earth.
You can buy tickets and find out more information about the fest by visiting ThePeachMusicFestival.com.
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