“Best Damn Band We’re Ever Gonna Hear.”
On this special day, December 8th, 2023, we at Grateful Web join the chorus of voices celebrating the birthday of Gregg Allman, a titan in the realm of Southern Rock and a musical visionary whose impact resonates through generations.
The Allman Family Revival initially began as a one-off concert in 2017 at The Fillmore in San Francisco to celebrate the late Gregg Allman’s life on what would have been his 70th birthday. Now in its 7th year, it has since expanded into a full tour that kicks off on November 25 in Saint Louis, MO.
When I was in college in the early 1970s, a musician friend of mine and I went to a Cincinnati nightclub to see a band from Atlanta that wasn’t the Allman Brothers. (In fact, it was at a club where the band had actually played just a couple of years prior. So it wasn’t a new thing for Southern bands to come to the Upper Midwest along the same tour routes.)
Sixth Annual Allman Family Revival Celebrating the Life and Music of Gregg Allman Boch Center Shubert Theatre December 3, 2022
Devon Allman will bring his 6th annual Allman Family Revival to the Boch Center Shubert Theatre. On December 8, 2017, Devon invited a couple dozen of his closest musical compadres onto the hallowed stage of The Fillmore to perform a three-hour, multi-set monster of a concert for the sold-out crowd that filled the historic San Francisco venue in tribute to Devon’s late father, Gregg. The date was bittersweet; what would’ve been Gregg’s 70th birthday.
The fifth annual Allman Family Revival Presented by Gibson has added a 19th date to the previously announced tour and will ring in the New Year in Macon, Georgia at the Macon City Auditorium. Additionally, several new artists have been added to select markets including George Porter, Karl Denson, Marc Ford, Ivan Neville, Art Edmaiston, Beth Hart, J.D.