Gov't Mule

The Center for the Arts and JacksonHoleLive announced today that Gov't Mule will play Aug. 20 at the Snow King Ball Park. Tickets are $20.

Were you worried when you realized the Wood Brothers and Upstate's Aug. 16 performance was the last JacksonHoleLive of the summer?

No need to fret. It seems like it's not.

JacksonHoleLive and the Center for the Arts announced today that Gov't Mule, the band fronted by Warren Hayes, a former guitarist in The Allman Brothers Band, is set to play another JacksonHoleLive concert Aug. 20 at Snow King Ball Park.

Tickets for the show cost $20, and are free for kids 13 and under. There will be no advance ticket sales, so make sure to show up close to 5 p.m., when gates are set to open. 

Mule, as the band is colloquially known, is set to play two sets starting at 6 p.m.

Hayes joined the Allman Brothers in 1989, when it reformed to record a number of new albums, including "Seven Turns" and "Shade of Two Worlds." When the Allman Brothers were on break, Hayes and the band's bassist, Allen Woody, would play with a few other musicians as Gov't Mule.

Now, five years after the Allman Brothers disbanded for good, Gov't Mule is going strong (though Woody passed away in 2000) and will stop in Jackson in between shows at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater in Colorado and The Pub Station in Billings, Montana. 

In a press release, the Center for the Arts' president and CEO, David Rothman, hinted this might not be the last of these collaborative end-of-summer blowouts.

"If this event goes well, we’ll be exploring the possibility of making this collaboration an annual event,” Rothman said.

This story has been updated to clarify that Allen Woody is deceased. — Eds.

Contact Billy Arnold at 732-7062 or entertainment@jhnewsandguide.com.

Scene Editor Billy Arnold covers arts and entertainment. He apprenticed as a sound engineer at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio before making his way to Jackson, where he has become a low-key fan of country music.

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