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Allman Brothers Band brings Gov’t Mule, Umphrey’s McGee and more to Wanee ’09

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What would The Allman Brothers Band‘s 40th anniversary be without a massive music celebration with a load of their best contemporaries? So it only makes sense that the legendary outfit has decided to reincarnate their Wanee Music Festival for another go around.

The Allman Brothers (performing two nights), Gov’t Mule, Umphrey’s McGee, and The Doobie Brothers head the fifth edition of the Live Oak, Florida based festival, this year scheduled to take place from June 5-6 at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park. Other acts of note include Toots And The Maytals, Drive-By Truckers, Keller Williams, Little Feat, Susan Tedeschi, and The Wailers, who will be performing Exodus in its entirety. And while the much rumored appearance of The Dead is currently lacking from the bill, all is not lost as Bill Kreutzmann, the band’s guitarist, is scheduled to play a solo set.

All in all, the 2009 lineup looks something like this:

The Allman Brothers Band (2 nights), Arc Angels (feat. Doyle Bramhall II and Charlie Sexton), Bill Kreutzmann (feat. Oteil Burbridge and Scott Murawski), Bonobos Convergence, Col. Bruce Hampton & The Quark Alliance, The Derek Trucks Band, Devon Allman’s Honeytribe, The Doobie Brothers, Drive-By Truckers, Gov’t Mule, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Hill Country Revue, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Jorma Kaukonen, Keller Williams, The Lee Boys (w/ Oteil Burbridge), Little Feat, Mocean Worker (DJ Set), Susan Tedeschi, Toots and the Maytals, Umphrey’s McGee, The Wailers performing Exodus

Two-day (starting at $138.00) and VIP passes (starting at $353.00) will be available beginning March 7th via MusicToday.com and LiveNation.com. All Ticket prices include three nights of primitive camping starting June 4th.

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