Since its inception in 2012, The Peach Music Festival has quickly become one of the most beloved music festivals of the summer. The festival has become known as an Allman Brothers Band extended family gathering, which each rendition boasting an enviable lineup frequently tapping members of the band and their various side projects. After a successful 2017, The Peach Music Festival will return to Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA on July 19-22 (almost a full month earlier than its previous years). Today, the Peach announces the first phase of its annually huge lineup.
Headlining the 2018 Peach Music Festival are Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, two sets from Gov’t Mule including Dark Side of the Mule, two sets from Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, the return of Dickey Betts and his band (marking his first scheduled show back since retirement), two sets of Moe., the annual “Wake Up with Warren Haynes”, two sets of Twiddle including “Twiddle & Friends”, and the Chris Robinson Brotherhood. Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band and the Devon Allman Project featuring Duane Betts (only performed under this moniker once, with a world tour ahead) will round out the familial ties to the Allman Brothers Band weekend. Of course, having Allmans and Betts running around site should lead to some epic collaborations and tributes to the many brothers lost over the ABB’s 45+ year career.
The Peach party will continue with Blackberry Smoke, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Turkuaz, Spafford, The Marcus King Band, Leftover Salmon, Dumpstaphunk, Jackie Greene and Anders Osborne Duo, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, Aqueous, BIG Something, Tom Hamilton & Holly Bowling, and The Main Squeeze.
The impressive lineup is rounded out by Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band, Organ Freeman, Driftwood, The Magic Beans, Midnight North, Litz, Mo Lowda & The Humble, The Blue Stones, Soule Monde, Gatos Blancos, Flux Capacitor, JP Biondo, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Bishop Gunn, Funky Dawgz Brass Band, and Juice.
Sounds like a fun weekend to us! Check out the first phase lineup below, and head to the Peach Fest website for details.