Bernie Williams Added To Gregg Allman Laid Back Festival

As we reported, legendary performer Gregg Allman will both headline and curate the inaugural Laid Back Festival August 29 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York. Today, Yankee outfielder and talented guitarist Bernie Williams has been added to the lineup for August’s Laid Back Festival.

The news of Bernie’s addition to the Laid Back Festival comes just days before Sunday’s Bernie Williams Day at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, where the team will be retiring his #51. In honor of Williams being added to the festival, fans can purchase a special $51.00 all-in pair of tickets between now and Monday, May 25. Festival organizers are also offering a limited amount of Bernie Williams VIP tickets which will include a premium ticket, show poster, and meet & greet with the Yankee legend where he will sign one non-baseball related item.

So what’s the connection between Gregg and Bernie? The Yankees outfielder sat in on guitar with The Allman Brothers Band show at Beacon Theatre March Madness shows in 2011 and 2012. Watch fan-shot footage of Bernie guesting on “One Way Out” on March 21, 2012 thanks to stevecra:

The Laid Back Festival features Gregg Allman, The Doobie Brothers, Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band and City of the Sun. More artists will be announced soon. Besides offering an all-star lineup of great music, Laid Back looks to become a premiere destination for great food and drink as well, with Allman and Live Nation curating over 20 of the finest regional restaurants, wineries and breweries.

Tickets and packages for the Laid Back Festival are on sale now.

In other Gregg Allman news, the performer will release Gregg Allman Live -Back In Macon on August 7. The new CD/DVD live album features Gregg’s January 14, 2014 performance at Macon’s Grand Opera House. Rolling Stone has premiered video of Gregg’s solo band joined by Devon Allman on “One Way Out” from the new release: