“SOUTHERN BLOOD: CELEBRATING GREGG ALLMAN” events will be held in three American cities held dear by the late Rock & Roll Hall of Famer; Los Angeles, Nashville, and Gregg’s beloved Macon, GA.
Presented by American Express in conjunction with the Americana Music Association and Rounder Records, the event will see Devon Allman, longtime friend and manager Michael Lehman, Gregg Allman Band guitarist/musical director Scott Sharrard, and SOUTHERN BLOOD producer Don Was joining GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman to pay homage to Allman with an exceptional evening of stories, memories, and incredible music.
Later that week, Macon, GA Mayor Robert Reichert will issue a proclamation declaring December 8th (Allman’s birthday) to henceforth and forever be known as “Gregg Allman Day.” On September 9th, Allman will be posthumously honored with the key to his beloved hometown at a commemorative celebration to be held at The Allman Brothers Band Museum, The Big House (2321 Vineville Avenue, Macon, GA 31204), home to the original band and their families during their initial golden era of 1970-1973. That evening The Big House will host, a “SOUTHERN BLOOD: CELEBRATING GREGG ALLMAN” event featuring Devon Allman, Michael Lehman, Scott Sharrard, and Allman’s closest friend Chank Middleton joined by Chuck Reece, Editor-in-Chief of The Bitter Southerner. The celebration will be catered by the H&H restaurant which kept the Allman Brothers fed for the entirety of their career, even in the early days when they couldn’t pay.
Friday, Seprember 15th, 2017
AMERICANAFEST: The Americana Music Festival & Conference
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum | Ford Theater
For tickets and more information, visit Americanamusic.org
The third and final “SOUTHERN BLOOD: CELEBRATING GREGG ALLMAN” event will then be presented at the 18th annual AMERICANAFEST: The Americana Music Festival & Conference, set for September 15th at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Ford Theater in Nashville, TN. Presented by the GRAMMY Museum in conjunction with the Americana Music Association, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and Rounder Records, the event will feature Devon Allman and Michael Lehman sharing a stage with musicians Buddy Miller, Joan Osborne, Pony Bradshaw, and John Paul White, once again joined by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman.