The Allman Betts Band is added to Rock, Ribs & Ridges lineup

Augusta. This year’s celebration of Southern rock and barbecue is the largest in-person event to be held in North Jersey since the pandemic began.

| 14 Jun 2021 | 04:06

The Allman Betts Band, which includes the sons of three founding members of the legendary Allman Brothers Band, have been added to the concert lineup of the Rock, Ribs & Ridges Festival, to be held June 25-27 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta.

The band will replace a scheduled performance by the Marshall Tucker Band, which has cancelled their appearance.

Formed in November 2018, the Allman Betts Band includes Devon Allman, son of Gregg Allman; Duane Betts, son of Dickey Betts; and Berry Duane Oakley, son of Berry Oakley. They play original songs along with covers of Allman Brothers songs.

“Like our chefs do, we immediately set out to make lemonade out of the lemons we were given,” said festival producer Howard Freeman of Promo1. “We’re proud to add the Allman Betts Band as they complement our goal of rewarding our dedicated fans with a bigger, better, and longer festival experience as a thank you for their loyalty during the pandemic.”

Presented by Franklin Sussex Automall, Rock, Ribs & Ridges presents Southern rock music and the country’s top barbecue pitmasters. This year’s festival is the largest in-person event to be held in North Jersey since the pandemic began.

The festival’s largest concert lineup ever features 11 artists performing over an expanded three-day weekend.

Cowboys BBQ & Rib Company from Ft. Worth, Texas, will be back to defend their “Best Ribs” and “Best Sauce” titles; Pigtails Barbecue Company from West Salem, Ohio, is the returning “People’s Choice” winner.

Attendees can also enjoy barbecue from award-winning Magic Mike’s Smoked Meats of Teaneck, N.J., fare from the championship competition BBQ team Handsome Devil from Newburgh, N.Y., as well as from Ribbins BBQ from Chambersburg, Pa.

General admission ticket holders have the options of soaking up the sun or sitting under a tree-lined shaded area with their lawn chairs and blankets. There’s also weekend-long camping and on-site RV stay options.

A Friday night “after party” bonfire, a Saturday evening campers-only concert, and a Sunday morning get-together with free coffee and donuts.

The Allman Betts Band and the Screamin Eagle Band will open the festival on Friday night, June 25.
Blackberry Smoke, Pat Travers, The Weight Band, Jessica Lynn, and The Matt Coffy Band perform Saturday, June 26.
An all-star collection of Southern rock heroes --- The Outlaws, Artimus Pyle Band, Molly Hatchet, and Blackfoot --- take the stage on Sunday, June 27.
What: Rock, Ribs & Ridges Festival
When: Friday, June 25, from 6-10 p.m.
Saturday, June 26, from noon-10 p.m.
Sunday, June 27, from noon-8 p.m.
Where: Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Road, Augusta
How much: $25-$55
Phone: 973-882-8240