Health reasons have forced Gregg Allman to cancel his Sunday performance at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union. Fortunately for attendees, Curtis Salgado has rearranged his tour schedule and is flying back to close out the festival.
Salgado is a native of the Pacific Northwest and has been playing professionally since the late 1960s. In addition to appearing several times at the Waterfront Blues Festival over the last 26 years, Salgado has toured with The Steve Miller Band and sang with Santana in 2006 before being sidelined by his own health issues. He bounced back and returned to recording and performing in 2008.
“There is no way we could have foreseen this change to our lineup,” says 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.”
“We wish Mr. Allman a quick recovery,” said Golino de Lovato. “And while we are all disappointed that he won’t be performing this year, the lineup for the 27th annual Waterfront Blues Festival is still incredible.”
Allman was scheduled to appear as the final act of the Waterfront Blues Festival. Ticket refunds will not be given.