Improvisational music masters Widespread Panic will be at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre for a 3-Night concert run September 15-17, 2017. Together for 30 years, Widespread Panic was formed by original members vocalist/guitarist John “JB” Bell, bassist Dave Schools, and late guitarist Michael Houser, who lived together in a suburban house in Athens, GA, where they met as students not far from the University of Georgia campus, later to be joined by drummer Todd Nance. The band’s line-up was solidified with the addition of percussionist Domingo “Sunny” Ortiz, keyboard player John “JoJo” Hermann, and Duane Trucks on drums.
Widespread Panic is still hungry to be the best band they can be, every single night, for their loyal fan base. Their accomplishments are well documented. During their impressive run, the band has released 12 studio albums (including Street Dogs) and 43 live albums, selling more than 3 million copies as one of the most successful touring acts in the world. They’ve broken attendance records at major venues throughout the country, including a staggering 48 sold-out shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO. The band has headlined most of the major U.S. festivals including Bonnaroo (8 times), Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Lockn’ Music Festival, Outside Lands Music Festival, Forecastle Festival, Phases of the Moon, Rothbury Festival, All Good Music Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, and many more.
All three concert dates are participating in a food drive and will accept non-perishable food items throughout the run. Widespread Panic concert food drives first began with the fan-based organization Panic Fans for Food. This fan organization hosted food drives at WP shows throughout the country from 1999-2007, with the goal of, “feeding people through music”. Since then, the band has been hosting food drives at select shows on their tours, engaging a demographic that is typically more difficult for charities and food drives to reach. Food Bank Volunteers will be on hand at the following shows taking canned good and monetary donations. Concert goers that wish to assist in relief efforts are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the events for donation to Feeding Northeast Florida.
Friday & Saturday — Doors 5:30pm / Show 7:00pm
Sunday — Doors 5:00pm / Show 6:30pm
Visit the St. Augustine Amphitheatre website for additional information and to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall box office.