On Saturday, June 23, the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House will host their annual Summer Jam at the Kingsland Farms in Hawkinsville, GA. The one-day event will see performances by Atlanta rockers Blackberry Smoke, blues-soul singer/songwriter/guitarist The Marcus King Band, and Richmond, VA’s jammers The Trongone Band. All three acts have a musical connection to the music originated by the Allman Brothers Band, so Summer Jam serves as somewhat of a continuation of their legacy.
The event will provide food and beverages, as well as free and ample parking. For more information and to buy tickets, head to The Big House website.
If you haven’t yet visited the Big House, make sure that you do at some point. You’ll see instruments, sheet music, personal photographs, clothes and other belongings once held by members of the originators of the 1970’s new sound dubbed “Southern Rock.” A walk through the house includes the instrument room where the band practiced, Duane Allman’s bedroom, Berry & Candace Oakley’s “casbah” and the kitchen where “Ramblin Man” was written. When the band sang “Please Call Home,” they were talking about The Big House. Come see it for yourself and relive the music, the vibe and the love shared by Allman Brothers Band fans worldwide. More information on the Big House website.