Yes, there have already been four concert cancellations in Nippertown during the past 24 hours, but apparently that just wasn’t enough. Now, there’s another one, and it’s a biggie.
Bluesman Gregg Allman was slated to headline the Bluestock Music Festival at Hunter Mountain on Saturday, August 27, but he has cancelled 14 late summer and early fall tour dates, including Bluestock.
At his website, the following explanation has been posted:
“Upon his doctor’s orders, Gregg Allman is unfortunately being forced to cancel his August 26 through September 15 concert dates. Some of these dates will be rescheduled for later in the year. Allman had to cancel four dates at the end of his four week European tour in June due to an upper respiratory condition. His doctor hoped that with rest, he’d get better, but unfortunately the issue has persisted. Treatment is going to involve several days of hospitalization and 4 – 6 weeks of bed rest at home. Allman continues to recover from his successful liver transplant and expects to return to touring in support of his highly acclaimed ‘Low Country Blues’ album in the late fall.”
Fortunately, Bluestock festival organizers were able to find a replacement for Allman. Five-time Grammy Award-winner and Blues Hall of Famer Robert Cray and his band are stepping into the headlining slot on the festival’s Saturday schedule.