2009 is starting off big for the Allman Brothers Band. As part of the year-long celebration for the group’s 40th anniversary—which is starting with a 15-night run of shows at New York City’s Beacon Theatre—the group has confirmed the dates and artists for their fifth annual Wanee Music Festival. The band have staged Wanee every year since 2005 at the Spirit of Suwanee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. The Allman Brothers Band will headline both nights of the June 5 and 6 festival, sharing the stage with an eclectic group of like-minded musicians including Gov’t Mule, Derek Trucks Band (special Friday midnight show), the Doobie Brothers, Toots And The Maytals, Little Feat, Umphrey’s McGee, The Wailers, Drive-By Truckers and more (see full list below). Tickets will go on sale Saturday March 7th at 10am ET through Music Today. Ticket prices include free camping facilities and VIP packages including parking. Hospitality, catered buffet, private restrooms, and special seating are also available. Here’s the full line-up: The Allman Brothers BandGov’t MuleThe Doobie BrothersToots And The MaytalsLittle FeatUmphrey’s McGeeSusan TedeschiArc Angels - Featuring guitarist and singers Doyle Bramhall II and Charlie Sexton and two former members of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s band Double Trouble , drummer Chris Layton and bassist Tommy Shannon The Wailers – Performing The Exodus AlbumDrive-By TruckersBill Kreutzmann featuring Oteil Burbridge and Scott MurawskiKeller WilliamsGrace Potter & The NocturnalsJorma KaukonenJaimoe’s Jasssz BandIvan Neville’s DumpstaphunkCol. Bruce Hampton & The Quark AllianceThe Lee Boys with Oteil BurbridgeHill Country Revue - Formed by Cody Dickinson from The North Mississippi Allstars, also features Chris Chew from The North North Mississippi Allstars, Kirk Smithhart, Ed “Hot” Cleveland and Dixie Dan Cobur.Devon Allman's HoneytribeBonobos ConvergenceMocean Worker – DJ SetSpecial Friday Midnight Set with The Derek Trucks BandWanee Kick Off Party Thursday June 4th with The Radiators For more information please visit www.waneefestival.com or www.livenation.com.
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