Summer Jam XLVI - A Watkins Glen Reunion + On The Bus + The Allman Others Band
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
The Allman Others Band: DC's Tribute to The Allman Brothers
The Allman Others Band (AOB) is Washington DC's tribute to the Allman Brothers, recreating the mystery and magic of the classic Fillmore East, Watkins Glen, Ludlow Garage and other historic ABB concerts every time they take the stage.
Comprising a super-group of Washington's finest local musicians, The Allman Others Band (AOB) shows are full of familiar faces, classic tunes and many surprises, driven by the irresistible groove and funky extended jams that have been hard to find since the "Brothers" played their final show in 2014 at the Beacon Theater in NYC.
Not content to leave things be, the Allman Others Band embraces the jam and launches the classic familiar tunes to new and extra funky heights... Ghanaian percussionist and world beat master Nana Frimpong adds a distinctive global groove that makes the music fresh and enhances the classic songs of Duane, Gregg & Dickey in a way that is not to be missed.
Don't miss The Allman Others Band as they energize the vast exquisite song book of the Allman Brothers, bringing the music alive and taking you back to the classic days, one more time....
On The Bus
In 1964 Ken Kesey had a problem. Every time the bus would stop for gas or something, some of the Pranksters would wander off and whenever it was time to leave, at least one Prankster could not be found. Hence the metaphor, "You're either on the bus or off the bus." Of course, no outsider had any idea what Kesey was talking about when he said that, because you had to have been on the bus that summer to get it. During this time a few friends of Kesey were putting together a little rock band in the bay area. It was crazy time in history..lots of things were going on in the world, but for a few crazy kydds in the late sixties an escape was found through music. They weren't the only ones who found it. The once small community of friends and family grew in numbers and pretty soon these happenings were occurring in extremely large events all across the world. New friends were made and many dances were shared, but all the while some important things were not tended to and eventually it had to burst...but the story doesn't end here. Fragments that were scattered from the eruption all led to new beginnings...
Flash-forward 40 years...
Kesey said it best...."Jerry was a warrior...What he did was pry a chink out of the wall and let the light come through the hole. It's up to us to keep that hole open. We've got a world to save. This guy is going to kick our ass if we get up there and we haven't carried the torches."
Taking on this task are the musicians who are On the Bus. What started as an informal basement jam session turned into a glorious vehicle carrying the music of the Grateful Dead to parties, festivals, benefits and clubs all around the region. On the Bus gigs regularly in DC, MD, VA, WV and beyond to delighted Deadheads, and plays the music true to form.
On the Bus is a member of the Rex Foundation's Musical Caravan, the Grateful Dead's charitable organization founded by Jerry Garcia and others in the 80's.
In The Wind
Open the doors
Let the show begin
Come like lightning
come like rain
come on the double
with your ball and cahin
come with your trouble
your sweat and strain
Check 'em all at the door
with your grief and pain"
Advance GA $12 | Day of GA $15 | Premier Plus $25
• Full dinner and drink menu available
• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with great views and reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service
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