October 20th, 2018

Sunset Cove Amphitheater (West End of Glades Road)

in Palm Beach County

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Music Jam Productions presents Florida Jam 2018 on October 20th, 2018 at Sunset Cove (west end of Glades Road), don’t miss this incredibly talented lineup of artists!

Location

Sunset Cove Ampitheater
West End of Glades Road

Location

Join us at the beautiful Sunset Cove Amphitheater: 20405 Amphitheater Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33498; Phone:(561) 488-8069

Tickets

You can purchase online up to the day of the event! Click here!

Tickets

Tickets for the event are available for online purchase up until the day before the event! You can also purchase on site!

Contact

We can be reached for information, volunteer inquiries, and more on our contact page.

Contact

We can be reached for information, volunteer inquiries, and more on our contact page.

Dickey Betts & Band + Duane Betts

Dickey Betts, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, has one of the most distinctive voices and guitar styles in music. Known as one of the most influential guitar players of all time, Betts has mastered a seamless style of lyrical melody and rhythm — marrying country, jazz, blues, and rock into one unparalleled sound. The New York Times has called Betts “one of the great rock guitarists…[who thinks like a jazz improviser, in thoughtfully structured, cleanly articulated, intelligently paced phrases…[when] Mr. Betts was tearing into one of his improvisations, the music was about as exciting as rock and roll gets.” Playing since he can remember, Betts joined several bands in the sixties and eventually formed a band with bassist Berry Oakley. One fateful night in 1969, Betts and Oakley’s band jammed with another local group featuring Duane and Gregg Allman, marking the birth of the Allman Brothers Band. In addition to matching band leader Duane Allman lick for lick, Betts also wrote such memorable songs as “Revival” and the instrumental tour de force “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed.” After Duane Allman and Berry Oakley were killed in accidents a year apart in 1971 and 1972, the ABB worked through their sorrow, with Betts writing and singing the group’s biggest hit, “Ramblin’ Man”. Members of the band ventured into solo careers in 1973, and Betts released his first solo album Highway Call, in 1974. The ABB split up in 1976, and Betts formed Dickey Betts and Great Southern. The group reformed in 1978, but soon split again, and Betts formed the Dickey Betts Band releasing Pattern Disruptive in 1988. In 1989, their 20th anniversary, the Allman Brothers Band reformed. The chemistry that resulted from the unique two-guitar approach of Warren Haynes and Betts made the Allman Brothers Band once again one of the most compelling bands in the country. The ABB enjoyed continued success throughout the nineties — being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, winning their first Grammy, and amazing audiences with their powerful live performances.   Dickey Betts wrote of co-wrote many of the hits of The Allman Brothers Band, including Ramblin Man, Southbound, Jessica, Blue Sky, Back Where it All Begins and No One to Run With. Dickey Betts has come out of retirement in 2018 to play only a few select dates, including this Exclusive Florida Date on October 20, 2018 at Florida Jam.

The Elvin Bishop Band

Elvin Bishop Band Joins Florida Jam 2018 with Dickey Betts on October 20th, 2018! The Elvin Bishop Band includes Elvin Bishop, Ruth Davies, Ed Earley, Robert Cochran, Robert Welsh, Steven Willis and Willy Jordan Jr.  With the FULL Elvin Bishop Band instead of only the trio, you are certain to see a full 90-minute set of everything Elvin Bishop from the classics to the new!! As you may know, Elvin Bishop is an American blues and rock music singer, guitarist, band leader and songwriter. An original member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of that group in 2015 and the Blues Hall of Fame in his own right in 2016. Although Bishop has been performing his rollicking brand of electrified front porch blues for over 50 years (his first professional gig was as guitarist for Junior Wells’ band in 1962), he is as vital and creative an artist today as he was when he first hit the national scene in 1965 with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

Bishop sat in with the Grateful Dead on June 8, 1969, at the Fillmore West in San Francisco. He opened the second set with the lengthy blues jam “Turn on Your Lovelight” without Pigpen or Jerry. He played two more songs with the Dead, “The Things I Used to Do” and “Who’s Lovin’ You Tonight” In March 1971, The Elvin Bishop Group and The Allman Brothers Band co-billed a series of concerts at the Fillmore East. Bishop joined The Allman Brothers Band onstage for a rendition of his own song, “Drunken-Hearted Boy”. Over the years, Bishop has recorded with many other blues artists, such as John Lee Hooker, and with Zydeco artist Clifton Chenier. In late 1975, he played guitar for a couple of tracks on Bo Diddley’s The 20th Anniversary of Rock ‘n’ Roll album and, in 1995, he toured with B.B. King.

“Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio” — Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio was nominated for a 2018 GRAMMY for Best Traditional blues album. Elvin Bishop ’s Big Fun Trio has been nominated for a 2018 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album (Category 49). The album’s laid-back, front-porch vibe mixes four rollicking Bishop originals with three co-writes and five raucous, well-chosen covers of songs by Lightnin Hopkins, Fats Domino, Sunnyland Slim , Ted Taylor and Bobby Womack.  Bishop made an impression on album-oriented rock FM radio stations with “Travelin’ Shoes” in 1975[7] but, a year later, in 1976, Bishop released his most memorable single, “Fooled Around and Fell in Love”, which peaked at #3 in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart (and #34 in the UK charts).

Florida Jam 2018 will certainly be a special night with Elvin Bishop and Dickey Betts once again sharing the same stage. You definitely do not want to miss this.

Eric Gales

Eric Gales grew up in a musical family with four brothers, two of them who learned to play the guitar upside down and left handed in the same fashion that Eric does. Eric’s brother Eugene Gales played bass in the Eric Gales Band and his brother Little Jimmy King had a thriving career as a blues artist before his untimely death. Eric released his first record at Age 16 for Elektra records to an amazing response from the media and music fans around the globe. Guitar World Magazine’s Reader’s Poll named Eric as “Best New Talent,” in 1991. After recording a second record for Elektra, all three brothers teamed up for The Gales Bros. “Left Hand Brand” which was recorded for the House of Blues label in 1996. 


Through the years, it would not be unusual to look out in the audience and see artists like Carlos Santana, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, B. B. King, and Eric Clapton, looking on with interest as Eric took his God-given talent and worked crowd after crowd into a frenzy. The new Millennium presented new opportunities for Eric and he was signed to a deal with Nightbird Records which was affiliated with the Hendrix family and distributed through MCA/Universal. Under this deal, Eric recorded the critically acclaimed record “That’s What I Am” in 2001 and hit the road, mesmerizing fans around the world with his uncanny connection to his guitar. In 2006 Eric recorded the critically acclaimed CD “Crystal Vision” for Blues Bureau and set the stage for his incredible Blues Bureau follow-up, “The Psychedelic Underground.” in 2007. Eric followed sharply in 2008 with “The Story of my Life” and in 2010 hit a new stride altogether with the incredibly successful album “Relentless”. That album combined with his latest studio album “Transformation” released in 2011 set the stage for his upcoming Double Live Album/DVD due in October of 2012.


As both an African-American left-handed guitarist of extraordinary ability and an expressive vocalist, it is natural for people to compare Eric to Hendrix but Eric has developed a unique hybrid blues/rock sound that also draws upon influences as diverse as Albert King and Eric Johnson. A unique amalgam of styles, Eric Gales stands head and shoulders among other guitarists in his genre.”