Black Crowes, Trey Anastasio Band and Billy Strings will headline the jam-band festival

The Peach Music Festival returns to Montage Mountain in Scranton this summer, with the Black Crowes, Trey Anastasio Band and Billy Strings headlining.

It’s the 10th anniversary of the jam band festival, organized by Live Nation, which began in 2012 as a gathering linked to the Allman Brothers. This year’s multi-stage festival will take place from June 30 to July 3 and is the first of the region’s annual summer festivals to announce its lineup.

Headlining status will be shared by the Crowes, the reunited sister band fronted by Chris and Rich Robinson; Anastasio, the Phish guitarist who is a Peach regular known for sitting with other artists, and Billy Strings, the bluegrass phenom born William Apostol, who is nominated for two Grammys for his album Renewal.

Also on the bill are Grateful Dead-inspired band Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, reggae band Steel Pulse and The Wailers, blues guitarist Samantha Fish and funk jam band Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. There are also many Allman Brothers Band-related bands, including Jaimoe & Friends, featuring original ABB drummer Jai Johanson and an all-star tribute to ABB. Eat a peach album released in 1972.

The festival ends with a fireworks display on July 3. Tickets are on sale at

The peach, which took place in 2021 after missing a year due to COVID-19, takes its place on the 2022 schedule of nationwide premier festivals announced last month. Three all plan to return after skipping two calendar years due to the pandemic.

Coachella returns to the California desert over two successive weekends starting April 15, with Harry Styles, Billie Eilish and Kanye West headlining and Philly plays Pink Sweat$, Japanese Breakfast and Mannequin Pussy headlining.

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival takes place over two weekends from April 29 to May 8, with a lineup that includes the Crowes and Strings, as well as Willie Nelson, Erykah Badu, the Foo Fighters and Stevie Nicks. And Bonnaroo returns to Manchester, Tennessee, June 16-19, with plenty of Philadelphia acts making the trip, including Japanese Breakfast, The War On Drugs, Tierra Whack and Mt. Joy.

Details have yet to be announced for other Philadelphia-area festivals such as The Roots Picnic and Firefly Festivals, which are traditionally held in June (although Firefly was moved to September last year due to the pandemic); Made in America, which takes place on Labor Day weekend; and Xponential Music Festival, which made a permanent move in September last year.

In other Philadelphia concert news this week, The Who – who are also playing at JazzFest – have announced that they will be bringing back their The Who Hits Back! tour at the Wells Fargo Center on May 20. Tickets for this show go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

And indie band Fleet Foxes, fronted by Robin Pecknold, have announced that their Shore Tour, named after a 2021 album, will play at the Mann Center on August 12. Tickets for this show also goes on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

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