Fans of Southern rock pioneer Gregg Allman are being asked to show their respects during his funeral procession this Saturday.
The 69-year-old legend passed away on May 27 from liver cancer. Although he will be laid to rest in a small, private ceremony in Macon, Ga., fans are asked to line the streets on June 3 for his funeral procession from Snow’s Memorial Chapel to Rose Hill Cemetery. Allman’s manager Michael Lehman says that the influential musician request that fans wear blue jeans and nothing dressier than a sports coat. Absolutely no suits are allowed.
“It’s a sad time, and we all feel blessed that we had Gregg as as long as we did, and that he imparted the beautiful music on the world that he did,” Lehman told the Macon Telegraph.
Allman will be buried next to his brother, Duane, and Allman Brothers Band bassist Berry Oakley. The gravesite has become a tourist attraction since their passing in the 1970s. Many longtime Allman Brothers fans flock to Macon to visit the band’s old haunts as well as Capricorn Studios, where the group recorded multiple albums.