Steve Miller, Brian Wilson, Taj Mahal head Laid Back Fest lineup

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Classic-rock giants Steve Miller and Brian Wilson will head the lineup of the Laid Back Festival, taking place at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, Aug. 9 at 4:30 p.m. Other acts will include The Taj Mahal Trio, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Gary Mule Deer.

Tickets go on sale Feb. 21 at 10 a.m.; visit

There will also be another Laid Back show, with the same six acts, at the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, N.Y., Aug. 9. Tickets go on sale Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. for this show as well; visit

Jones Beach pre-sales begin Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. No word yet on pre-sales for the PNC Bank Arts Center.

Co-founded by Gregg Allman and named after his 1973 solo album, Laid Back had its first shows in 2015 and 2016, with Allman headlining. After Allman died in May 2017, the festival continued without him; shows in the summer of 2017 included a stop at the PNC Bank Arts Center featuring Jackson Browne, Steven Van Zandt and others, with Bruce Springsteen making an unbilled appearance.

The festival has been dormant since 2017. There may be more shows this summer than just PNC and Jones Beach, but there is no official word on that yet.

Miller, Stuart and Mule Deer are touring together this summer, but no other New Jersey appearances are scheduled for them.

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