Thousands Attend Peach Music Festival

SCRANTON — The first night of the Peach Music Festival brought thousands from near and far to Montage Mountain.

“Amazing! I love the Allman Brothers as well as all the other cool acts that are supporting this event, so I had to check it out,” said Rachel Travers from Blakeslee.

Matt Medura came all the way from Salt Lake City to take part in the weekend’s festivities.

“The camping scene is incredible. I think we need more of these, more festivals,” said Medura.

They came to see some world famous musicians, who will be performing at Montage through Sunday afternoon.

The headline act is the Allman Brothers. Warren Haynes is the long time guitarist for the band and he may be the busiest guy on the mountain this weekend.

“Over the next three days, I’m performing with the Allman Brothers, with the Warren Haynes Band, and a solo acoustic. It’s great and it allows me to express myself in a lot of different ways.” said Haynes.

The Peach Festival is the first time Toyota Pavilion is hosting a multi-day musical event.

Organizers said they hope it puts Scranton on the map for future festivals that are so popular with concert goers.

On Friday night, more than 12 thousand fans showed up.

The folks putting on the show said they expect upwards of 30 thousand for the whole weekend.

Many are camping out on the mountain, and Warren Haynes said so far, Montage Mountain has proven to be an excellent venue for the event.

“We’re excited. I think it’s going to be a great turnout, and I think it’s a great place to have a festival. Hopefully we’ll be able to continue it into the future,” added Haynes.



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