Motorcycle-Themed Events To Remember Rock Legend Gregg Allman And Celebrate Allman’s Final Album, “Southern Blood”

Gregg Allman, frontman of the Allman Brothers Band, passed away May 27, 2017 in Richmond Hill, GA. Gregg loved motorcycles although Duane, his brother, was killed in a motorcycle accident in Macon, Georgia in 1971. So in celebration of the late Allman Brothers Band frontman’s final studio album, “Southern Blood”, a special event called “The Midnight Rider’s Rally” will be hosted by select Harley-Davidson dealers on September 8.

The celebration, which coincides with Southern Blood‘s release, will feature premiere playbacks of the album, local musicians performing Allman’s songs, and giveaways of various CDs, DVDs and LPs by and related to the Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famer. In addition, some locations will display several Harley-Davidsons from Allman’s personal collection.

You can buy advance registration to attend a rally for $20 at the Gregg Allman Official Store. That also will earn you a free download of Southern Blood. Part of the registration fee will be donated to the Allman/Lehman Endowed Scholarship at Syracuse University. Fans who attend the event are being invited to share photos, videos and memories of the celebration via social media using the hashtag #MidnightRidersRally. Any submissions will be posted on a special section of Gregg Allman website.

Southern Blood will be available in a variety of configurations, including a standard CD; a deluxe CD with two extra tracks and a bonus DVD; and a limited-edition colored-vinyl LP packaged with an exclusive lithograph.

The album features Allman performing songs by such artists as Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, Willie Dixon, Tim Buckley, Little Feat‘s Lowell George, and Jackson Browne. Browne makes a guest appearance on Southern Blood‘s closing track, “Song for Adam,” which he wrote. Allman co-wrote one song, album opener “My Only True Friend,” in collaboration with Scott Sharrard, lead guitarist and musical director of his solo band.Credit: Patricia O’Driscoll

Here are all of the confirmed locations where “The Midnight Rider’s Rally” will take place. Additional locations will be announced soon:

Macon, GA, Harley-Davidson of Macon
Savannah, GA, Savannah Harley-Davidson
New Orleans, LA, New Orleans Harley-Davidson
Santa Fe, NM, Santa Fe Harley-Davidson
Daytona, FL, Bruce Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson
Pensacola, FL, Harley-Davidson of Pensacola
Fort Myers, FL, Six Bends Harley-Davidson
Naples, FL, Naples Harley-Davidson
Nashville, TN, Soulshine Pizza Factory
Knoxville, TN, Bootlegger Harley-Davidson
Asheville, NC, Harley-Davidson of Asheville
Birmingham, AL, Heart of Dixie Harley-Davidson
Toronto, ON, Canada, Brown’s Harley-Davidson
Marina Del Rey, CA, Bartels’ Harley-Davidson
Woodstock, NY, Woodstock Harley-Davidson

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6 Responses to “Motorcycle-Themed Events To Remember Rock Legend Gregg Allman And Celebrate Allman’s Final Album, “Southern Blood””


  1. 1 Pat h Sep 2nd, 2017 at 12:40 am

    I hope nobody gets offended by the name southern blood

  2. 2 domino Sep 2nd, 2017 at 5:44 am

    I think Gregg would have appreciated this …………

  3. 3 Mark Cresswell Sep 2nd, 2017 at 7:18 am

    Or – that same weekend you can enjoy Allman Brothers music LIVE when The Michael Allman band (Gregs son) performs at the Cherokee Blue Ridge Run in the mountains of North Carolina.
    They’re on the same bill as Blue Oyster Cult, Foghat, Jasmine Cain and a bunch of others.

    CHEROKEE IS BACK !
    http://www.blueridgerun.com

  4. 4 hoyt Sep 3rd, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    i hope nobody gets offended by proper depiction of American history

  5. 5 Hacksaw Sep 4th, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Foghat!!!!

  6. 6 Andy Fat Boy Sep 4th, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Soul Shine 😎🎹🎸🥁

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