The Farewell Performance: Gary Rossington’s Touching rendition of “Gimme Three Steps” with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Filmed at the Ryman Theater in Nashville for the upcoming release of The 50th Anniversary of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Lynyrd Skynyrd, the legendary southern rock band, has released footage of their final performance with founding guitarist Gary Rossington, who passed away in March. The video showcases the band’s rendition of the classic track “Gimme Three Steps” from their debut album. The performance was filmed at the historic Ryman Theater in Nashville, Tennessee, in November 2022.
The footage is part of The 50th Anniversary of Lynyrd Skynyrd, a live concert film shot at the Ryman. The film features the band, along with a lineup of special guests, including John Osborne from the Brothers Osborne, Brent Smith of Shinedown, rising star Marcus King, and country rapper Jelly Roll. The film is set to premiere on July 8 at various venues, including drive-ins, indoor theaters, and outdoor locations.
Frontman Johnny Van Zant expressed his excitement about sharing this special night and celebrating 50 years of Skynyrd music with their devoted fanbase, known as the Skynyrd Nation. He mentioned that it was a bittersweet occasion since it marked Gary Rossington’s last show. However, he emphasized their gratitude for being able to share one last memorable night together on stage, honoring what Rossington loved. The presence of Gary Rossington and his wife, Dale Krantz Rossington, along with the special guests, made the evening truly remarkable.
Keith Wan and Jordan Verroi from Unbranded Events express their admiration for Lynyrd Skynyrd as one of the most influential and significant bands in music history. They also acknowledge the lasting legacy of Gary Rossington, recognizing his impact on the industry. Wan and Verroi feel privileged to have been involved in Rossington’s final performance and take pride in presenting it to fans worldwide.
The organizers highlight the exceptional nature of the event, which not only offers a remarkable experience for dedicated Lynyrd Skynyrd fans but also has the potential to introduce a new generation to the band’s enduring legacy. They emphasize that this experience is an opportunity for friends and families to come together, forge lasting memories, and delve into the rich musical heritage of Lynyrd Skynyrd.