Gregg Allman pulls out of Waterfront Blues Fest

Waterfront Blues Fest is largest fundraiser for Oregon Food Bank

Gregg Allman performed at All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman on Friday, January 10, 2014 in Atlanta, Ga. (Photo by Dan Harr/Invision/AP)
Gregg Allman performed at All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman on Friday, January 10, 2014 in Atlanta, Ga. (Photo by Dan Harr/Invision/AP)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Gregg Allman, the headliner for Spectacular Sunday at the Waterfront Blues Fest, canceled his appearance due to health reasons.

“We wish Mr. Allman well and a quick recovery,” said Laura Golino de Lovato, the Director of Development, Marketing and Communications at Oregon Food Bank. “And while we are all disappointed that Gregg Allman will not be performing this year, the lineup for the 27th annual Waterfront Blues Festival is still incredible.”

Curtis Salgado, who has toured with The Steve Miller Band and sang with Santana, has agreed to step in and perform in Allman’s headlining slot.

The other acts slated for the day, including Joan Osborne with the Holmes Brothers, Boz Scaggs and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, are still set.

Ticket refunds will not be given, officials said.

The annual festival began in 1988 and is the biggest event of the year for the Oregon Food Bank. Last year, the festival raised $1,315,000 for the food bank, organizers said.

A minimum $10 donation provides entry into the blues festival. All the donations go to benefit the Oregon Food Bank.

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