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Peach Music Festival in Scranton adds Revivalists, moe. with Little Feat, Oteil & Friends, and more to lineup

Peach Music Festival in Scranton adds Revivalists, moe. with Little Feat, Oteil & Friends, and more to lineup
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From a press release:

The Peach Music Festival – taking place on Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22 at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain and Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton – just announced Phase II lineup additions after revealing the initial lineup in January.

The newly announced lineup includes The Revivalists, moe. and Little Feat performing “Waiting for Columbus” featuring Turkuaz Horns, Oteil & Friends (Oteil Burbridge, Melvin Seals, John Kadlecik, Jay Lane, Weedie Braimah, Alfreda Gerald, Scott Metzger), Michael Franti & Spearhead, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, ZZ Ward, Third World, The Suffers, Band of Changes featuring Harford Metzger Dreiwitz & Russo, Kitchen Dwellers, Hayley James & The Primates, Thorp Jenson. Plus, artists at large will include Turkuaz Horns and Brandon “Taz” Niederaurer.

This is in addition to the already stellar lineup of Phil Lesh (legendary bassist from the Grateful Dead) and The Terrapin Family Band, Gov’t Mule (playing two sets, including a special performance of “Dark Side of the Mule”), and Dickey Betts, founding member and guitarist of The Allman Brothers Band. The Peach marks Betts’ first announced performance of 2018 since coming out of retirement.

Also on tap to play this year is Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Warren Haynes, Twiddle, Blackberry Smoke, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Turkuaz, Spafford, The Devon Allman Project featuring Duane Betts, and many more acts, including Scranton’s own JP Biondo of Northeastern Pennsylvania jamgrass outfit Cabinet (who recently went on indefinite hiatus) and Gatos Blancos, which features members of Cabinet and Shavertown guitarist Justin Mazer. See the full lineup below.

The Peach began seven years ago as the first-ever Allman Brothers Band-inspired festival in the Northeast and has become a summer festival staple loved by fans from across the nation. Last year’s Peach boasted fans from all 50 states and 13 counties from around the world.

Tickets, VIP passes, and travel packages are on sale now at thepeachmusicfestival.com.

In 2017, the Peach featured a touching all-star tribute to Gregg Allman and Trucks with former band members, friends, and family; a well-received headlining set by My Morning Jacket; standout Peach Stage performances by Widespread Panic, Joe Bonamassa, Gov’t Mule & Friends, Lettuce featuring Chaka Khan, Umphrey’s McGee, Dark Star Orchestra; and the final concert from Les Brers, founded by Trucks in 2015.

The smaller Mushroom and Grove Stages featured Cabinet (who headlined their own Susquehanna Breakdown at The Pavilion in May), tribute act Pink Talking Fish playing The Allman Brothers’ album “Eat a Peach” in its entirety, Pittsburgh jam band Rusted Root, and many up-and-coming acts like Hayley Jane and the Primates, Fruition, and The Steppin Stones.

See NEPA Scene’s photos from the 2017 Peach Fest here and see Beautiful People of NEPA portraits of Peach attendees here. See photos of The Revivalists performing at the 2016 XPoNential Music Festival here.