Rock 'n Roll hall of famer Gregg Allman is bringing his distinctive Southern rock and blues sound to the Emerald Coast this Memorial week holiday.
Allman, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band and a storied solo performer, will headline at The Green @ Gulf Place on Wednesday May 28 and lucky South Walton residents will be first in line for tickets, according to a press release from 98 Republic.
"We are offering tickets here in South Walton first," said Jon Brooks, venue director. "We want locals to have the chance to score tickets for what will undoubtedly be a sell-out event."
Georgia-based Allman is listed by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the "100 greatest singers of all time" and has had seven solo chart-topping albums over a 40-plus year career, including his 2011 Grammy nominated album "Low Country Blues." Despite a lifetime of touring, this will be Allman's first time performing on the shores of South Walton.
Originally talks about the Beach Boys performing over the Memorial Day holiday were floated around the community, but the concert never came to fruition.
"We are excited and privileged to have Gregg Allman join us at The Green @ Gulf Place for this Memorial Week Concert," said Brooks. "Gregg has one of the most distinctive voices and musical styles in the world — complete with a remarkable lifetime catalogue of original songs."
The Green @ Gulf Place has quickly become a favorite venue for music lovers on the Florida Coast, the release says, hosting weekend concerts during the summer, as well as being the original home of the Seabreeze Jazz Festival.
"It will be a special night in South Walton for music fans of all ages to listen to a true legend perform here in our own community," said Gulf Place owner John Gaston. "We look forward to delivering great entertainment to local residents and visitors alike, and know the thousands of Gregg Allman fans in North Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, and Georgia will be as excited as I am to see a music icon perform here on 30A and the Emerald Coast."
For more information about Gulf Place visist www.gulfplacefl.com, and to learn more about Gregg Allman visit www.greggallman.com.