LAID BACK FESTIVAL RETURNS IN 2017,
PRESENTED IN SPIRIT OF CO-FOUNDER GREGG ALLMAN
ALL-STAR CELEBRATION OF MUSIC AND FOOD
PRESENTED BY 102.3 WBAB
Sunday, September 24th
Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Jaimoe's Jasssz Band *
Garland Jeffreys *
Scott Sharrard and the Brickyard Band *
* Performing on Low Country Stage
MOUTH-WATERING MENU OF REGIONAL FOOD AND DRINK TO BE ON OFFER,
INCLUDING LOCAL FOOD TRUCKS, BREWERIES, AND OTHER VENDORS
Laid Back Festival has announced early details of its 2017 season, to be presented in the spirit of its beloved co-founder, the late, great Gregg Allman. The traveling celebration of music and food will be headlined by a line-up that this year includes Jackson Browne, Steve Winwood, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, Peter Wolf and Jaimoe's Jasssz Band.
Presented in partnership by longtime Gregg Allman manager Michael Lehman and Live Nation, Laid Back is set to visit three American cities, including Holmdel, NJ's PNC Bank Arts Center (Thursday, September 21st) and Wantagh, NY's Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater (Sunday, September 24th). Presale ticketing begins Tuesday, June 13th; all remaining tickets will then be released to the general public on Friday, June 16th at 10 am ET. An array of unique VIP packages will also be on offer. For complete details and ticket information, please visit LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com, and LaidBackFestival.com.
Much more than just a concert, the Laid Back Festival is an extraordinary one-day event that also celebrate America's diverse and delicious food and drink, with more than 20 regional restaurants, food trucks, breweries, wineries, and other artisans represented at each festival stop. In addition, 2017's Laid Back at Wantagh, NY's Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater will feature artists performing on two distinctive stages, the main "Laid Back" stage and the more intimate "Low Country" stage. The latter stage - which takes its name from Allman's 2011 solo masterpiece, "LOW COUNTRY BLUES" - will see performances from Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Garland Jeffreys, and Scott Sharrard and the Brickyard Band.
Named after Allman's classic 1973 solo debut, Laid Back Festival was first held in 2015 at Wantagh, NY's Nikon at Jones Beach Theater and was followed the next year by an expanded itinerary, once again headlined and curated by its legendary co-founder. Laid Back has proven an indisputable success, with New Jersey's Asbury Park Press declaring it "a crowd-pleasing blend of classic rock along with food and spirits." The event - which in 2016 saw timeless performances from Allman, ZZ Top, Jason Isbell, Peter Frampton, Blackberry Smoke, and many more - was hailed as a necessary new milestone on the increasingly busy festival schedule. "Laid Back filled a void left by the Allman Brothers Band," wrote Relix, "who played Jones Beach most summers from their late-career comeback through 2013."
More Laid Back dates will be added in the fall. For more information, please visit: laidbackfestival.com