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Reflections of the 2007 Skynyrd Tribute Weekend
October 19th & 20th

Jacksonville - Orange Park, FL
A Weekend Of Fryndship, Live Music & Celebration.. Honoring Lynyrd Skynyrd & Their Music

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Independent Lynyrd Skynyrd Fan Based Skynyrd Tribute Weekend
There is no affiliation or endorsement by the Lynyrd Skynyrd Band, their management company or families
None of the band members are expected to be in attendance

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1977 Original Lynyrd Skynyrd
Ronnie Van Zant - Gary Rossington - Allen Collins
Leon Wilkeson - Billy Powell - Steve Gaines - Artimus Pyle
Honkettes: JoJo Billingsley - Cassie Gaines - Leslie Hawkins
2007 Lynyrd Skynyrd
Original Members Include
Gary Rossington & Billy Powell

To: Sharky's Place & All The Musician's, Sound & Lighting Engineers & Frynds who were a part of putting on the best Skynyrd Tribute to date...

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"Ain't Nuthin' Lyke A Skynyrd Crowd"

Photos & In The News

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Photos Courtesy Of: Wailer - Craig Dilts - Melinda Wheeler

More Photos To Come... If you'd lyke to contribute your photos, email them to Wailer - Thanks!

Orange Park, FL
Music Provided By The Following

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Scott Selph - Nadine Atkinson - Greg Harvey - Jaysun Hensley - Charlie Atkinson
Host Band
Jacksonville, FL

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DB Hackett
Central, SC
Barrylee Harwood
Rossington-Collins Band
Allen Collins Band

Jacksonville, FL
Shane Dodson
Keedysville, MD

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John Clifton - Jesse Corley - Scott Corley - George Dodson - Jack Lee
Jacksonville, FL

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Greg Thompson - Roger Farmer - Dale Cope
Jacksonville, FL

Early Evening Acoustic Music Performed By:
DB Hackett - Shane Dodson - Neil Cody & Pat Terranova
Scott Selph & Ben Herrington - Jimmy Herrington

Skynyrd Tribute Weekend Sound Provided By FKA Sound
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Once again Lynyrd Skynyrd Fans gathered together to pay tribute to Jacksonville's own Lynyrd Skynyrd Band in their hometown, Jacksonville, FL. The Rodeway Inn Conference Center continues to be our Host Hotel for the 4th year in a row & the "new" Sharky's Place is our home for the Skynyrd Tribute weekend.

Every year since 1993, a weekend in October has been set aside as a Skynyrd Fan Fest to honor the Lynyrd Skynyrd Band and their music. This annual event was originally created and organized by Judy & Melody Van Zant of the The Freebird Foundation until October 2000, the Freebird Foundation closed in March 2001. Artimus Pyle organized The Celebration Of Life Tribute at the St.Augustine Amphitheatre, a similar event in October 2001.

The Skynyrd Chat Frynds group has been involved with the annual tributes since 1997. Beginning October 2002, the Jacksonville based rock band, KYMYSTRY in conjunction with the Skynyrd Chat Frynds internet group at has independently organized and sponsored the annual "free" fan based Skynyrd Tribute Weekend. Other "Skynyrd Fan" bands and musicians donate their time and talents to round out a full weekend of live music! In addition, there is a "Skynyrd Sytes Tour" (by caravan) scheduled on Saturday afternoon that includes a map to Skynyrd related sytes of interest. If there are not enough folks to do the Skynyrd Sytes Tour as a group, folks may do the tour on their own at their leisure using the maps provided.

The Lynyrd Skynyrd Band has touched the hearts and souls of so many through the music they created and their performances over the past 30+ years. The Skynyrd Tribute is our (the fans) way of honoring them and it's also a time for special remembrance of the "original band members" who are no longer with us... Ronnie Van Zant, Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson, Steve Gaines and Honkette - Cassie Gaines, who gave their extraordinary talents and creativity which is responsible for the unique Lynyrd Skynyrd sound. The Lynyrd Skynyrd Band is the world famous "Greatest Southern Rock Band" of all tyme! Lynyrd Skynyrd was finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13th 2006!

~ Fans from all over the world have attended the annual tribute to the Lynyrd Skynyrd Band ~

Make your plans now to join us for next year's 2008 Skynyrd Tribute Weekend in October! (Date TBA Soon) Over the years alot of Lynyrd Skynyrd Fans have come together from all over the US and abroad, making many fryndships during this fun filled weekend while paying tribute to the Lynyrd Skynyrd Band. Enjoy live music, see some Skynyrd history related sytes, share memories and make some new frynds! Next years' Skynyrd Tribute is sure to be another one for the record books!

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Updated: 03/01/08