This American summer is proving to be ideal with some old and new festivals featuring top of the line artists on their list. And Peach Music Festival is not too far behind.
With Summer Camp featuring the likes of Bruce Hornsby and Steve Miller Band, Lockn Music Festival featuring the likes of the Doobie Brothers and Phil Lesh, and all the other unbelievable lineups popping up around the summer, it gets tough to figure out which festivals to attend, and whichto skip out on until next year. However, one festival that seems to give the most bang for your buck year after year is the Peach Music Festival.
Now in its 4th year at the beautiful Montage Mountain from August 13 to 16, the lineup for Peach features artists who have changed and continue to change music as we see it today. To give you a taste of what’s to come at the festival, we’ve compiled a list of 5 ‘must see’ acts this year at the Peach Music Festival (in no specific order, of course).
1. Greg Allman
Gregg Allman is not only the co-founder of one the most influential bands in Rock & Roll history, but he is also one of the people that brought us the Peach Music Festival in the first place. Although the Allman Brothers finally put the band to rest with last years performance at the festival, you can still feel the spirit of the Allman Brothers through Gregg Allman’s solo set.
There should be no explanation needed as to why you should see Santana; starting his career in 1967, Carlos Santana has had a tremendous influence on Rock & Roll and music in general. The man who will inevitably go down as one of the most influential guitarists of this generation, has spurned many a classic tracks that will go down in musical history. Watching him live will indeed be an experience worth cherishing.
3. Willie Nelson & Family
Another heavy hitter that will be making an appearance at this festival is Willie Nelson. Nelson marked his place in music history through the impact he’s made in country music; completely redefining what country music stood for and delivering a powerful message in each and every one of his songs.
4. Bob Weir with Billy & The Kids
For anyone that didn’t get to experience the Grateful Dead for their final show in Chicago, you can get a pretty similar experience at Peach this year as 2 of the remaining original members of the Grateful Dead come together to play a set in commemoration of the band that started it all. Bob Weir will be joined by Bill Kruetzmann and his band, Billy & The Kids, in a collaboration that happens maybe once or twice a year.
5. Warren Haynes Ft. Railroad Earth
Warren Haynes is another former member of the Allman Brothers Band. Although the band split up, this man can still be caught jamming with other influential musicians from time to time. This time around Mr. Haynes will be showcasing his excellence alongside the infamous Railroad Earth, otherwise known as the band that brought us the jamgrass revolution.
(All images sourced: Peach Music Festival Facebook)