Southern improvisational masters and legendary jam band Widespread Panic return to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre for a three-night concert run beginning Friday, August 2 and through Sunday, August 4, 2019.
Together more than 30 years, Widespread Panic was formed by original members vocalist/guitarist John “JB” Bell, bassist Dave Schools and late guitarist Michael Houser. They 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 and 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 over that time 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. Widespread Panic has broken attendance records at major venues throughout the country, including a staggering 48 sold-out shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado.
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. 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.
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.