The Peach Festival is officially in the full swing of things, with Friday’s festivities solidifying the start to a magical weekend. The festival in Scranton, Pennsylvania, tapped My Morning Jacket, Lettuce featuring Chaka Khan, Greensky Bluegrass, Dark Star Orchestra, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, The Magpie Salute, and many others to perform for its extensive Friday lineup.
Topping the bill was psychedelic-rock act My Morning Jacket, who put on an immaculate headlining set at the Peach Stage. Considering that The Peach Festival was adopted by the Allman Brothers Band as an extended family gathering since the event’s inception in 2012, My Morning Jacket paid an appropriate tribute to the historic Southern rock band that suffered the loss of Butch Trucks and Gregg Allman earlier in the year. While My Morning Jacket’s set all around showed the band in truly proper form, one of the most touching moments of their set and of the day at large was the group’s performance of the Allman Brothers Band’s “Melissa.” Coming out of Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ In The Wind,” My Morning Jacket commanded their cover of “Melissa” before segueing it into George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass.” You can listen to the full audio of My Morning Jacket Friday set below, courtesy ofTed Gakidis.
Following My Morning Jacket’s set, the funk gurus of Lettuce took the stage to close out Friday night on the main stage with their full line-up including guitarist Eric Krasno in addition to Adam Smirnoff. Lettuce’s performance was particularly special considering that the Brooklyn-born group was joined by a very special guest—none other than the prolific singer and funk icon, Chaka Khan. You can check out videos of Lettuce’s unreal set and collaboration with Chaka Khan below, courtesy of Sean Roche.
“Tell Me Something Good”
Lettuce was not the only band on hand on Friday to sport some special collaborations. To kick off the evening, Greensky Bluegrass took to the