Happy Birthday Gregg Allman: Revisiting 2017 Tributes


Today would have been The Allman Brothers Band co-found Gregg Allman’s 70th birthday. The renowned musician was 69-years-old when he passed away on May 27 following a series of medical complications. The response to Allman’s death was met with sadness and admiration for the man behind some of the classic songs in rock ‘n’ roll history.

Many of those songs were performed by fellow musicians in the days and weeks that followed Gregg’s passing. In celebration of his life and music, here’s a look back at several of those special tributes paid to the rock legend.

Below are video recordings of tributes played in honor of Gregg Allman performed by Phil Lesh & Friends, Trey Anastasio Band, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, The String Cheese Incident and Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit. Gregg’s former band mates in The Allman Brothers Band, guitarists Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes, are also presented with their respective current groups, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Gov’t Mule.

Watch and listen to the touching tributes below:

Phil Lesh & Friends at The Capitol Theatre

[Midnight Rider on May 27 | Captured by Sean Roche]

Tedeschi Trucks Band at Daily’s Place Amphitheater

[Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More on May 27| Captured by Rob Madden]


[Encore: A Song For You & Statesboro Blues | Captured by Ian Quire]

Trey Anastasio Band at Summer Camp

[Midnight Rider on May 28| Captured by Gregory Marcus]

Gov’t Mule & Guests at Summer Camp

[Dreams on May 28 | Captured by Rob Madden]


[Whipping Post| Captured by Rob Madden]


Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

[Melissa on May 31 | Captured by Tim Richardson]

Jason Isbell & 400 Unit at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

[Whipping Post on June 17| Captured by Tommy Pritchett]

The String Cheese Incident at Chastain Park Amphitheatre

[Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More on July 7 | Captured by Andy Popkin]