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Laid Back Festival, Featuring Jackson Browne, Returns In 2017

NEWS - June 12, 2017

Presented In Spirit Of Co-founder Gregg Allman

- All-star Celebration Of Music And Food Set To Visit Three Cities
- Headliners Include Jackson Browne, Steve Winwood, Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul, Peter Wolf, And More
- Traveling Festival Tour To Rock Holmdel, Nj (September 21st), Hartford, Ct (September 23rd) And Wantagh, Ny (September 24th)
- Mouth-watering Menu Of Regional Food And Drink To Be On Offer, Including Local Food Trucks, Breweries, And Other Vendors
- Ticket Pre-sale Begins Tuesday, June 13th - General On-sale Starts Friday, June 16th

Laid Back Festival has announced early details of its 2017 season, to be presented in the spirit of its beloved co-founder, the late, great Gregg Allman. The traveling celebration of American music and food will be headlined by an all-star line-up that this year includes Jackson Browne, Steve Winwood, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, Peter Wolf, and Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, and more.

Presented in partnership by longtime Gregg Allman manager Michael Lehman and Live Nation, Laid Back is set to visit three American cities, including Holmdel, NJ’s PNC Bank Arts Center (Thursday, September 21st), Hartford, CT’s XFINITY Theatre (Saturday, September 23rd), and Wantagh, NY’s Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater (Sunday, September 24th). Presale ticketing begins Tuesday, June 13th; all remaining tickets will then be released to the general public on Friday, June 16th at 10 am ET. An array of unique VIP packages will also be on offer. For complete details and ticket information, please visit LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com, and LaidBackFestival.com.

Much more than just a concert, the Laid Back Festival is an extraordinary one-day event that
also celebrate America’s diverse and delicious food and drink, with more than 20 regional restaurants, food trucks, breweries, wineries, and other artisans represented at each festival stop. In addition, 2017’s Laid Back at Wantagh, NY’s Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater will feature artists performing on two distinctive stages, the main “Laid Back” stage and the more intimate “Low Country” stage. The latter stage – which takes its name from Allman’s 2011 solo masterpiece, “LOW COUNTRY BLUES” – will see performances from Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Garland Jeffreys, and Scott Sharrard and the Brickyard Band.

LAID BACK FESTIVAL 2017

Thursday, September 21st – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Jackson Browne
Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul
Peter Wolf
Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band

Saturday, September 23rd – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
Jackson Browne
Steve Winwood
Peter Wolf
Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band

Sunday, September 24th – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Jackson Browne
Steve Winwood
Peter Wolf
Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band *
Garland Jeffreys *
Scott Sharrard and the Brickyard Band *

* Performing on Low Country Stage

Named after Allman’s classic 1973 solo debut, Laid Back Festival was first held in 2015 at Wantagh, NY’s Nikon at Jones Beach Theater and was followed the next year by an expanded itinerary, once again headlined and curated by its legendary co-founder. Laid Back has proven an indisputable success, with New Jersey’s Asbury Park Press declaring it “a crowd-pleasing blend of classic rock along with food and spirits.” The event – which in 2016 saw timeless performances from Allman, ZZ Top, Jason Isbell, Peter Frampton, Blackberry Smoke, and many
more – was hailed as a necessary new milestone on the increasingly busy festival schedule. “Laid Back filled a void left by the Allman Brothers Band,” wrote Relix, “who played Jones Beach most summers from their late-career comeback through 2013.”

For more information, please visit: laidbackfestival.com

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