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18 Dec 2014
19 Dec 2014
Allman out, Salgado in for blues fest
Gregg Allman, Sunday's headliner, had to cancel on Tuesday due to health reasons, OFB officials say. Replacing him is Curtis Salgado, the popular Northwest singer-harmonica-player who's worked with Robert Cray, has toured with Steve Miller and sung with Santana, will take the stage. The festival won't be refunding Sunday's $50 single-day tickets, says Tara Taylor, Oregon Food Bank's associate director of community engagement. She noted the festival is a fundraiser for "individuals struggling with hunger.
"Gregg Allman would be just one performer across four days of a wonderful festival," she says. "These things are beyond our control."
There is no way we could have foreseen this change to our lineup, adds Laura Golino de Lovato, director of Development, marketing and communications at Oregon Food Bank. We are so thankful that Curtis was willing and able to step in. He loves this community, and the fans love him.