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The Peach Unleashed
The Allman Brothers Band (two nights), Bob Weir & RatDog, Trey Anastasio Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Lotus, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, The Greyboy Allstars, JJ Grey & Mofro, The Revivalists and more will perform at this year’s Peach Music Festival, which will return to Montage Mountain on Aug. 14-17. The Allman Brothers — who will cease touring after 2014 — will perform their classic 1971 album Eat A Peach in its entirety during one of their sets. Four-day passes to the festival are now on sale, and more artists will be added to the lineup in the near future. Other artists included on the Phase 1 line-up include Dopapod, Papadosio,The Infamous Stringdusters,The Soul Rebels, Boombox and Bobby Lee Rodgers.
“The Peach continues to grow every year and we’re particularly excited about this year’s line-up, getting to share the stage with some of our musical friends. We look forward to seeing all of our fans in August,” said the Allman Brothers Band.
The Iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees became one of the biggest American rock bands in the world, famous for their musical prowess and legendary live concerts. Celebrating 45 years of making music together in 2014, the Allman Brothers Band consists of Gregg Allman (vocals and keyboards), Butch Trucks (drums and tympani), Jaimoe (drums), Warren Haynes (vocals, lead and slide guitar), Derek Trucks (slide and lead guitar), Oteil Burbridge (bass) and Marc Quinones (congas and percussion).
Early-bird tickets are on sale now and available at ThePeachMusicFestival.com. Early-bird tickets are $129 (additional fees apply, while supplies last). For full package, VIP and festival details go to ThePeachMusicFestival.com.

On a Mountain Sky High
If you’re looking to kick off festival season a little earlier than most, the folks at Mountain Sky have something lined up for you this weekend. The Still Meadow Winter Moon festival takes place at Mountain Sky, 63 Stillmeadow Ln., Jermyn, on Saturday, Feb. 8. Show starts at 2:30 p.m. Acts scheduled to appear are Still Hand String Band, Mysterytrain, Uncle Jake and the 18 Wheel Gang, When East Meets West and the Mountain Sky Orchestra.
The event features food, vendors and BYOB (no glass). Tickets are $25, $40 for overnight. Tickets are available at mountainsky.net and can also be purchased through the bands.
Mountain Sky is situated on 117 acres of historic land at “The Beginning of The Endless Mountains” in Scott Township. The organization offers artists a unique and intimate venue at which to inspire and become inspired. “Mountain sky was conceived by artists and musicians with the hopes of nourishing and promoting local arts and music,” said organizer Michael “Ragu” Rogowski. “It has been brought to reality by a lot of great people that just want to be a part of something positive.”

Here’s what’s in my headphones this week: The Shins Wincing the Night Away (Sub Pop Records) 2007