Illness forces Allman to cancel FloydFest concert

Rich Robinson on stage at Hill Holler
Rich Robinson on stage at Hill Holler

Rock and roll Hall of Fame member Gregg Allman cancelled his FloydFest appearance Saturday night because of illness, leaving the event to fill the final act for the Dreaming Creek Stage with performers from the 1,000 entertainers by Keller Williams and Leftover Salmon.

Allman, 68, cancelled a Friday night show in Wilmington, NC, but was in Roanoke Saturday with hopes he could appear in stage at FloydFest.  The undisclosed illness, however, put an end to the hope.

“First and foremost, our thoughts are with Gregg, and we hope for a full and speedy recovery for this living legend, who means so much to so many of us,” Across the Way Productions, producers of FloydFest, said in the news release. “These circumstances are out of our control, but we are blessed to have more than 100 bands on our mountain, from which we can pull together something that has never really been done before at FloydFest — a true, one-time-only super group.”

The cancellation disappointed fans but the show went on as festival producers put on a “secret” overnight show, titled “Lost in Time” that took FloydFest into Sunday and the scheduled lineup for the final day.

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