The Allman Brothers say they will play their last shows ever over the next week at the Beacon Theatre on 75th and Broadway, where they have played 232 sold-out shows since since 1989. The shows are a boon for local businesses, according to a piece in the Wall Street Journal today.
“The crowds are happy and excited. It’s a party, not just a bite or drink before a show,” said Tal Lavi, a partner at the Amsterdam Ale House. “It gets very crowded. Can’t-walk-to-the-bathroom crowded. But it’s good people in a good mood, so it never gets obnoxious. And it’s like that all over the Upper West Side.”
The Ale House plays only Allman Brothers music throughout the runs. The day after the first performance, a regular customer always brings in an Instant Live recording, which are available in the Beacon lobby after every show, which then plays on repeat at his bar, Mr. Lavi said.
The last show is October 28, and tickets are being offered for up to $11,000 on reseller site Stubhub.
Here’s a video of a two and a half hour Allman Brothers show at the Beacon.