|The Peach Music Festival|
Peach Stage, Peach Festival 2015
|Genre||Alternative Rock, Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, Blues Rock, Boogie Rock, Classic Rock, Country, Folk, Funk, Jam, Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Psychedelic Rock, Reggae, Rock, Roots Rock, Soul, Southern Rock|
|Founded by||The Allman Brothers Band|
The Peach Music Festival is a music festival started by The Allman Brothers Band and Live Nation Entertainment that has been held annually since 2012 at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain and Montage Mountain Ski Resort in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
The Peach Music Festival was billed as the first ever Allman Brothers inspired music festival in northeastern Pennsylvania, and attracts thousands of people each year. Festival-goers are encouraged to shop at the many food and craft vendors on the grounds of the festival and are offered free access to the Montage Mountain Ski Resort, which is transformed into a large water park in the summer months, giving them the opportunity to utilize the park's many water rides and attractions while listening to the musicians performing. Camping and RV Parking is also offered on the grounds. The festival takes place in mid-August over the course of several days and has a variety of different musical performers, and special events each day.
American Babies, Anders Osborne, Aqueous, Big Something, Blackberry Smoke, Black Pistol Fire, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio, Broccoli Samurai, Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath, Bustle In Your Hedgegrow, Cabinet (2 Days), Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Consider the Source, Cornmeal, Dark Star Orchestra, Dopapod, Driftwood, Electron, Flightschool, Floodwood, The Floozies, Flux Capacitor, Funky Dawgz Brass Band, Golden Gate Wingmen, Gov't Mule, Gregg Allman (2 Days), Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Joe Russo's Almost Dead, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, King Baby, Les Brers, Lionize, The Magic Beans, moe., The Motet, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Pimps of Joytime, The Primate Fiasco, Railroad Earth, Rayland Baxter, Roots of Creation, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, The Social Animals, Spiritual Rez, The String Cheese Incident, Toots & The Maytals, Trey Anastasio Band, The Trongone Band, Turkuaz, Twidde, Umphrey's McGee, Warren Haynes, The Werks, Zach Deputy
The Peach Music Festival 2015 took place from August 13 to August 16, headlined by the Gregg Allman, Santana and Bob Weir.
The third annual Peach Music Festival took place on August 14-17. The festival was scheduled to be headlined by The Allman Brothers, Bob Weir & RatDog, and Trey Anastasio Band. For unspecified reasons, Bob Weir canceled summer tour dates ranging from August 14 through September 14. As a result, the Trey Anastasio Band received an extra headlining slot on Friday night. The festival featured a set in which The Allman Brothers Band performed the Eat A Peach album in its entirety. This was especially notable because it would be the second to last time the band would perform a festival with the guitarist duo of Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes (the final festival performance being the Lockn' Festival a month later). According to interviews with Rolling Stone, both guitarists decided to focus on their other projects. Derek Trucks said "I feel that my solo project and the Tedeschi Trucks Band is where my future and creative energy lies...The Tedeschi Trucks Band tour schedule keeps growing, and I feel the time has finally come to focus on a single project, which will allow me to spend that rare time off the road with my family and children. It's a difficult decision to make, and I don't make it lightly." Following the conclusion of Eat A Peach, The Allman Brothers encored with the song "Little Martha," which served as a heartfelt tribute to the band's deceased co-founder Duane Allman.