Gregg Allman to play Sarasota Jan. 8

August 29, 2013 

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Southern rock pioneer, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and former Manatee County resident Gregg Allman will perform in concert Jan. 8 at Sailor Circus in Sarasota.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 6. Prices are $100, $45 and $35, plus a $1 service charge.

Allman's career has had its share of peaks and valleys since those legendary Allman Brothers Band albums of the '60s and '70s, and right now he's on a peak. His most recent album, "Low Country Blues," is one of the most celebrated of his career.

There will be an opening act or two at the Sarasota show, but they haven't been announced yet.

The venue holds only a couple of thousand people, and promoter Barbara Strauss said demand has already been high. So tickets may not be stay available for long.

"I've sold $7,000 in tickets to my friends and they're not even on sale yet," she said. "It's a party every time he comes to town."

You'll be able to get tickets by calling 941-355-9805, by visiting www.circussarasota.org or by going to the Sailor Circus box office. The Sailor Circus, which is part of Circus Sarasota, is at 2075 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota.

-- Marty Clear

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