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Peach Music Festival will return to Montage Mountain in Scranton July 19-22, new aftermovie released

Peach Music Festival will return to Montage Mountain in Scranton July 19-22, new aftermovie released
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Despite rumors that the Peach Music Festival may not return in 2018 or could relocate elsewhere, it was announced today that the annual gathering started by The Allman Brothers Band will return to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain and Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton on Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22.

Early Bird Passes, which start at $99, plus fees, go on sale this Thursday, Dec. 21 at 10 a.m. at

The official 2017 aftermovie was also released today, dedicated to the memory of Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks, who co-founded The Allman Brothers Band as well as the festival itself. Trucks tragically took his own life on Jan. 24, while Allman died on May 27 due to complications from liver cancer. Their band headlined the first thee years of Peach Fest.

With their passing and seemingly lower attendance this year, the future of the festival was uncertain to many attendees, but it has been confirmed that it will be back for a seventh year, held in July this time instead of August. The lineup is still TBA.

This year, 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 Scranton’s own 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.