Tickets are now on sale for this year’s fourth annual Allman Family Revival, to take place at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on December 11. Hosted by the Allman Betts Band, the event celebrates the birthday of Gregg Allman, born in Nashville on December 8, 1947.
In-person attendance at the show will be limited and socially distanced, with streaming ticketing options also available. The Ryman resumed its hosting of limited capacity shows for select performances in September. The Allman Betts Band will be playing songs from their 2020 album Bless Your Heart and their 2019 debut Down to the River, as well as favorites by Gregg, both solo and with the Allman Brothers Band.
Special guests at the concert will include other notable names in the history of southern rock such as Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie, from the famed Capricorn Records stable of the 1970s and still active 50 years since their inception; and Memphis guitar figurehead Luther Dickinson of North Mississippi Allstars. Other guests such as Shannon McNally, Alex Orbison, JD Simo, and Patrick Sweany will also take part, with more names to be announced
The Allman Family Revival first took place in 2017 to mark what would have been Gregg Allman’s 70th birthday. It was held at the Fillmore in San Francisco and was hosted by his son Devon, who’s joined in the Allman Betts Band by Duane Betts (son of Allman Brothers Band co-founder, guitarist and singer, Dickey Betts), and bassist Berry Duane Oakley, son of Allmans co-founder and fellow bassist Berry Oakley.
Last year, the Revival expanded from San Francisco to Denver and New York, giving even more fans of the Allman family legacy to experience these epic four-hour-plus shows. Previous guests at the shows have included Hall, Dickinson and his brother Cody Dickinson, Robert Randolph, Marcus King, Samantha Fish, G. Love, Brooklyn Allman and many others.