The Allman Betts Band, the group with ties to iconic rockers Allman Brothers Band as well as Sarasota-Manatee, will be returning to the region soon, joined by several other talented musicians.
The Allman Family Revival, a celebration of the life, spirit and music of the late founding singer of the Allman Brothers Band and former Manatee County resident Gregg Allman, will visit the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on December 3 . Tickets are on sale now.
The event will be hosted by Gregg’s son Devon Allman, who plays in the Allman Betts Band, which will serve as the house band. The concert is described as an epic three hour show in “The Last Waltz” format, featuring several other renowned rock and blues musicians such as Robert Randolph, Eric Gales, Jimmy Hall, Donavon Frankenreiter, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Cody and Luther. Dickinson, Lilly Hiatt and Lamar Williams Jr.
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Along with Devon, the Allman Betts Band includes two other sons of the founding members of the Allman Brothers Band: Duane Betts, originally from Sarasota, son of guitarist and longtime Sarasota County resident Dickey Betts, and Berry Duane Oakley, resident of County of Sarasota. Sarasota and son of the late Berry Oakley. . The group released two feature films, “Down to the River” from 2019 and “Bless Your Heart” from last year.
Tickets cost $ 59 to $ 93 and can be purchased at vanwezel.org, by calling 941-263-6799, or by visiting the box office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. All single tickets for Van Wezel’s 2021-2022 season are on sale now.
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