‘Live at the Fillmore: Tribute to The Allman Brothers’ Scheduled for July 16 at Barrow-Civic


FRANKLIN, Pa. – “Live at the Fillmore: Tribute to The Allman Brothers” is set for Saturday, July 16, at The Barrow Civic Theatre in Franklin.

The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in 1969. Their 1971 live release, “At Fillmore East,” featured extended renderings of their popular songs “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” and “Whipping Post,” and is often considered among the best live albums ever made. Some of their other hits include “Midnight Rider,” “Jessica,” and “Ramblin’ Man.”

Referred to as “The Dark Star Orchestra of The Allman Brothers Band,” Live at the Fillmore painstakingly recreates their early concert performances, particularly, their legendary shows at Bill Graham’s Fillmore East Auditorium in New York City.

Words from Lou Maresca, Founder of Live at the Fillmore:

“The original Allman Brothers Band performed regularly at New York’s Fillmore East Auditorium, run by legendary promoter, Bill Graham. The Allman Brothers Band played often enough at Fillmore East to be called ‘Bill Graham’s house band.’ It was here, where I and other members of Live at the Fillmore first heard the Allman Brothers Band perform. On June 26, 1971, I was at the last public concert at Fillmore East, the one the band calls ‘The Show,’ the one they feel is the greatest performance they ever gave. I’ve never heard them or any other band give a better performance before or since. Sadly, the next time I heard the band a few months later, it was without its leader, Duane Allman, who had died only weeks before in a motorcycle accident. I had already formed ‘Skydog,’ what may have been the very first Allman Brothers tribute band, earlier that year. These shows left an indelible impression on me and others in Live at the Fillmore.

Live at the Fillmore is the continuation of our devotion to performing the music of the original Allman Brothers Band, as it was performed in those early years before the untimely deaths of Duane and Berry Oakley and the departure of Dickey Betts. Along with the other highly talented and committed musicians in Live at the Fillmore, this is our attempt to bring back authentically the performances of the original Allman Brothers Band for those who were there to hear and still remember them, along with those who have a similar love of this music and wish they had been there with us.”

Live at the Fillmore will be at the Barrow-Civic Theatre on Saturday, July 16th, at 7:00 p.m., with an opening band (TBA) at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $20.00.

Before the concert, the BCT Faux 5K – a new fundraising event to benefit the Barrow and community development in downtown Franklin – will hold its awards ceremony at 4:00 p.m. BCT Faux 5K registrants can save $5.00 off of their “Live at the Fillmore” ticket.

For more information on either of these events, visit the Barrow-Civic Theatre at 1223 Liberty Street in Franklin, call 814-437-3440, or visit www.barrowtheatre.com.

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