Sarasota-based Berry Duane Oakley will also perform at annual jam rock festival starting Thursday
Wanee: Thursday-Saturday; Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park, 3076 95th Drive, Live Oak; $239.95 three-day, $599 VIP before fees; waneefestival.com
Wanee returns this week with multiple tributes to the festival’s longtime hosts and Sarasota area-connected rock legends The Allman Brothers Band.
The jam rock music festival takes place Thursday-Saturday at Live Oak’s Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park.
Widespread Panic and founding Grateful Dead member Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Family Band headline, each playing two shows on Friday and Saturday. Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra tops the bill Thursday night.
Along with The Dead, there will be tributes to fellow ’70s rockers The Allman Brothers Band, who hosted Wanee until 2014. The Greyboy Allstars founder and touring Rolling Stones member Karl Denson will perform the Allman Brothers tribute “Eat a Bunch of Peaches” with his band Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe on Saturday, while Pink Floyd, Talking Heads and Phish tribute act Pink Talking Fish plays their own “Tied to the Whipping Post” set Thursday.
Founding Allman Brothers drummer Jaimoe performs with his Jasssz Band on Friday. Berry Duane Oakley, the Sarasota musician and son of founding Allman Brothers bassist Berry Oakley, plays Thursday with his group Indigenous Suspects.
Former The Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson will perform both with his band Chris Robinson Brotherhood and new group As the Crow Flies, playing the music of The Black Crowes. Other acts include St. Paul & the Broken Bones, North Mississippi Allstars and more.