Dickey Betts Band- CANCELLED
Featuring Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts
Thu Nov 1
Nov 1
Dickey Betts Band- CANCELLED
Featuring Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts



Dickey Betts Band originally scheduled for November 1 at
The Bell Auditorium has been cancelled.

Dickey Betts has been sidelined due to a freak accident.

Betts, the “Ramblin’ Man” singer-songwriter and founding Allman Brothers Band guitarist, went out to his backyard on Little Sarasota Bay and while chasing the family dog, slipped and cracked his head, causing bleeding from the brain.

Betts has been sedated at an undisclosed local hospital following the accident Monday evening at the Osprey home he shares with wife Donna.

David Spero, Betts’ longtime friend and manager, said the beloved rock legend is “listed as in critical but stable condition” .

Surgery, to relieve swelling, has been scheduled for Friday.

Donna is by her husband’s side with Dickey’s children.

Last month, Betts suffered a “mild stroke” at his Sarasota home and had to cancel upcoming tour dates. A few weeks later, Spero announced Betts was responding “very well to treatment” and on Sept. 14 posted to Betts’ social media pages that, “Dickey Betts is raring to go. His recovery from his minor stroke is ahead of schedule and he has already started playing his guitar again.”

Now, though, Betts’ family, friends and band mates are focusing their attention on Betts regaining his health; with the upcoming November shows obviously being cancelled.

“It was just a few days ago that Dickey was telling me how excited he was to get back in front of the fans on November 1,” Spero said. “It is very unfortunate, for all involved, that we need to cancel those shows. Please add Dickey into your thoughts and prayers.

Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.  Tickets purchased with cash at The SRP Box Office at James Brown Arena must be brought back to the box office in order to receive a refund.  Refunds will only be made in the same method of payment used to originally purchase the tickets.  Customers who purchased tickets online or over the phone will receive a refund to the credit card used for purchasing tickets within 5-10 business days.

Refunds will be issued at the box office during normal business hours- Monday through Friday 9:00am-5:30pm.