Wanee Music Festival is the annual gathering of Allman Brothers Band family and friends at the amazing Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Florida. When the band called it quits in 2014, the festival continued with headlining slots from members of the band and their respective groups. Butch Trucks & The Freight Train Band were scheduled to perform at the Wednesday pre-party, with Les Brers in a headlining slot over the weekend. With the sudden passing of drummer and bandleader Butch Trucks, fans wondered who would replace the two slots.Now, the festival announces that The Freight Train Band will perform their previously-scheduled slot with special guests and brothers Luther Dickinson and Cody Dickinson from North Mississippi Allstars. The band will close out the night after the New Orleans Suspects, Crazy Fingers, Ben Sparaco Band, Matt Reynolds, and Brothers & Sisters start the party.While no announcement has been made about the continuation of Les Brers, which features Jaimoe, Oteil Burbridge, Marc Quiñones, and other ABB-family members, we expect, and hope for, an appropriate tribute for all attendees to enjoy.The festival will run from April 20th through the 22nd, at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. Wanee will see headlining sets from Bob Weir (2 days), Widespread Panic, Trey Anastasio Band, Gov’t Mule and Dark Star Orchestra (2 sets).The full lineup includes Dr. John & The Nite Trippers, JJ Grey & Mofro, Les Brers, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Blackberry Smoke, Leftover Salmon (music of Neil Young), Matisyahu, The Greyboy Allstars, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass, Papadosio, Turkuaz, Pink Talking Fu (music of David Bowie & Prince), DJ Logic, Kung Fu, Pink Talking Fish, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio, Devon Allman Band, Marcus King Band, Yeti Trio and Brothers & Sisters.
To access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week. Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletters