AXS TV pays tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers

Special Saturday Stack packed with concerts, documentaries and interviews

AXS TV pays tribute to Southern Rock pioneers Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers Band with a Saturday Stack special event packed with classic concerts, insightful interviews, heartfelt documentaries and more on Saturday, May 5th starting at 1 pm ET/10 am PT.

The festivities begin with a star-studded salute to the enduring legacy of Lynyrd Skynyrd, as the band rocks Atlanta with an unforgettable evening featuring roaring renditions of “Travelin’ Man,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” and “Free Bird,” joined by special guests such as Peter Frampton, Gregg Allman, Charlie Daniels, Cheap Trick, and many more in Lynyrd Skynyrd: One More For The Fans. And, at 3 pm ET, Gone With The Wind: The Remarkable Rise And Tragic Fall Of Lynyrd Skynyrd takes viewers behind the scenes of the band’s incredible career and the plane crash that brought it to a startling end with rare photos, archived footage, and interviews with the people who knew them best.

Then, at 6 pm ET, music legends come together to honor the incomparable Gregg Allman in the 2014 concert event All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice Of Gregg Allman, featuring performances by Eric Church, Robert Randolph, Brantley Gilbert, Dr. John, Vince Gill, and Martina McBride. The night continues at 9 pm ET with the 2016 documentary The Allman Brothers Band: After The Crash, the inspiring story of how the band persevered in the face of great tragedy to become one of rock’s most enduring acts; followed by encore broadcasts of Lynyrd Skynyrd: One More For The Fans at 11 pm ET, and All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice Of Gregg Allman at 1 am ET.

The block comes to a close at 4 am ET with an unforgettable episode of The Big Interview, that finds the late Southern Rock pioneer Gregg Allman sitting down with Dan Rather for an exclusive conversation that offers priceless insight into his personal life and GRAMMY-winning career. During the interview, Allman discusses The Allman Brothers Band’s historic success and their performance at the landmark Summer Jam festival, as well as his brother’s tragic death, his sobriety, and how he overcame stage fright, headlined by a soulful rendition of the Allman Brothers staple “Oncoming Traffic.”

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.