Wanee Music Festival celebrates the Allmans' 40th anniversary

Wanee, the annual Florida music festival hosted by Southern jam rock grandfathers Allman Brothers Band and featuring two nights worth of headlining shows by them returns, this time with Gregg Allman in good health and actually in attendance.

The current lineup of performers includes the usual suspects — the Allmans (who headlines both nights), Gov't Mule, Toots & The Maytals, the Derek Trucks Band (which plays a special midnight set on Saturday), Susan Tedeschi, and Devon Allman's Honeytribe.

This year's new additions (i.e., those bands who don't show up almost every single year) are rather more appealing than in previous fests and include the Doobie Brothers, Little Feat, Umphrey's McGee, The Wailers performing The Exodus Album, Drive-By Truckers, Bill Kreutzmann featuring Oteil Burbridge and Scott Murawski, Keller Williams, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Col. Bruce Hampton & The Quark Alliance, The Lee Boys with Oteil Burbridge, Hill Country Revue (featuring Cody Dickinson and Chris Chew from The North Mississippi Allstars), and Bonobos Convergence.

The fest takes place June 5-6 at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fla. Tickets go on sale next Saturday, March 7, at 10 a.m. Two-day event tickets are $138.00 March 7-April 19 and $153.00 April 20-June 3. All Ticket prices include three nights of primitive camping starting June 4. VIP packages are $353 and the upgrade includes a special viewing area for the concerts, access to a hospitality tent with a catered buffet and beverages, preferred parking for those not camping, private restrooms and exclusive Wanee merch. For additional information, click here.

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