JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A music festival plans to remember and honor the members of Lynyrd Skynyrd who lost their lives over four decades ago in a tragic plane crash.
Oct. 20 will mark 45 years since the crash of the band’s charter airplane. Six people died and 20 more were injured in the crash.
The “Roots of Southern Rock” festival is scheduled to take place Oct. 22 in the grass field at WW Motocross Park, located at 1445 Otis Road. It’s $20 per person and parking is $20 per vehicle.
The event is family-friendly and features a guest appearance by Gene Odom, a survivor of the crash and friend of Ronnie Van Zant, who published the book “Lynyrd Skynyrd: I’ll Never Forget You.”
The bands start performing at 1 p.m. and include:
- Bobby Sanders
- Beau Knott & The Burners
- The Sam Hill Band
- Preacher Stone
- Nuthin’ Fancy Tribute Band
Food trucks serving barbecue and snow cones will be there — and hayrides will be offered in between bands!