With a career that spans more than 40 years, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman is a founding member of one of the biggest and most important American bands of all time, the still-active Allman Brothers Band. In 1969, Gregg and brother Duane made history with the formation of The Allman Brothers Band, kick-starting a genre of Southern Rock that defined an era of ‘70s rock and roll. At the height of their fame in 1971 when Duane tragically passed away, Gregg vowed to keep The Allman Brothers tradition alive. To this day, the band remains a musical powerhouse on record and onstage. Gregg has also recorded solo since 1973, with his most recent album “Low Country Blues” receiving rave reviews following its 2011 release. A busy touring schedule in 2012 brings Gregg Allman to the Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival. Opening for Gregg Allman on Saturday, October 13 (5:45-7:15pm) is Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band. Led by the Allman Brothers’ legendary drummer and founding band member Jaimoe, the Jasssz Band also features Junior Mack (guitar and vocals), Dave Stoltz (bass), Bruce Katz (keyboards), Paul Lieberman (sax, flute, piccolo), Kris Jensen (sax), and Reggie Pittman (trumpet).
Want to go to the Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival? Two-day tickets are $40 in advance. If purchased at the gate Saturday only tickets are $50; Sunday only tickets are $15. Tickets are available for purchase at the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce office located at 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd. in Carolina Beach. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge. Gates open at 11:00 a.m. and the music begins at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Pets, coolers and political materials are not permitted. The Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area is located along Hwy. 421 South in Kure Beach. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 910-458-8434. Tickets are also available for purchase online through www.eventbrite.com and www.pleasureislandnc.org/seafood-blues-and-jazz-festival.
From the island beaches of Carolina, Kure, and Wrightsville to Wilmington’s historic river district, visitors will find there is much to see and do this fall. For information on specials and packages, seasonal events and experiences in Wilmington, North Carolina and the island beaches of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Wrightsville Beach, visit www.GoWilmingtonAndBeaches.com.