Duane Skydog Allman would have been 66 years old Sunday, and at Sundays Skydog 66 music festival, rock lovers will continue to honor his musical legacy.
Skydog, an annual festival created to honor the legendary guitarist of the Allman Brothers band, will be held at Central City Park from noon-5 p.m. This is the festivals seventh year.
The concert will feature Allman Brothers band music, as well as songs from Allman before the band, said Glenn Harrell, events director for Skydog 66.
We had over 3,000 people last year and hope to go over 4,000 this year, Harrell said. We have babies to grandparents that come. Its very family friendly.
This years special guests include songwriter and guitarist Tommy Talton, musician and record producer Paul Hornsby, guitarist Robert Coleman and songwriter and guitarist Joey Stuckey. Rhythm section musicians include Greg Brooks, Adam Gorman and Ken Wynn, among others.
In addition to honoring Allmans legacy, organizers plan to give back to the community in ways Harrell believes Allman would have done if he were alive today. Organizers are asking that attendees bring 10 or more canned goods for admission. All items will be donated to the Macon Rescue Mission.
The festival has raised several thousand pounds of goods for the Middle Georgia community, Harrell said, and he hopes to collect nearly 8,000 pounds this year.
In case of rain, the festival will be moved to the Macon City Auditorium at 415 First St.
When: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Central City Park, downtown Macon
Cost: Donation of 10 canned goods
Information: 986-7093, www.skydogmacon.com