Gregg Allman launches new festival at Jones Beach

Greg Allman will host the new Laid Back Festival, a single-day fest he will headline at Jones Beach amphitheater.

The lineup includes Allman with his solo band, the Doobie Brothers, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band and City of the Sun, and organizers promise more acts will soon be announced.

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The fest will be held Saturday, Aug. 29, starting at 4 p.m. at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh. It’s named after Allman’s debut solo album, released in 1973.

Regional restaurants, wineries and breweries will be available.

A presale already happened, and tickets went on sale to the general public at 9 this morning. VIP packages include a VIP clam bake on the beach and signed posters.

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