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Widespread Panic Stories

18 Artists Performing 18 Different Chuck Berry Songs

Chuck Berry passed away on Saturday at age 90.  It may be easier for him to stake the claim as the "inventor of rock and roll" than any other musician.Look no further than the artists who have adopted his songs into their own repertoire.  And it's not just one tune.  Sure there...

Widespread Panic & Milwaukee Allow Fans To Write Their Own Script

Photos: Adam MiszewskiAfter a decade of playing Milwaukees Riverside Theatre, it appears that the word is finally out about these annual cant miss Widespread Panic shows.  And although the 2016 version of this run brought fans from four corners of the country (tickets were snatched up at a record pace), its clear that itd take...

Widespread Panic @ The Riverside 2016 | Posters & Preview

It's that time of year again.Widespread Panic touches down for three shows in Milwaukee starting on Friday, October 21st -- a tradition that started on Jimmy Herring's first tour with the band, and is still going strong now in his 10th year.In years past, we've detailed many great things about this run,...

Celebrating Jimmy Herring and Ten Years With Widespread Panic

By: Aaron Stein (@neddyo) | Photos: Andy TenilleOn a September Saturday, we took the entire family to Coney Island for a late afternoon of fun and Nathan's before making our way over to the new Amphitheater for the second night of Widespread Panic. I've been a huge fan of theirs since forever (my...

Widespread Panic Subtly Sells Jeff Wood's Chicago Posters Via Stage [Setlist, Stream, Download]

Widespread Panic's lighting rig has been at a consistent level of awesome for the last several years now. But they just may have stumbled on a new use for it lately.They'd been utilizing three suspended LCD screens to flash some incredible poster images all night (some with trippy animation). Deep in the second set,...

Nine Thoughts On Widespread Panic's Upcoming "Slow Down"

Widespread Panic returns to Chicago this weekend to close out their Spring Tour. But they do so under the specter of recent comments alluding to a touring break or potential hiatus. An initial interview givenby JoJo Hermann ("were not going to tour anymore") proved to be so controversial, that his statementhad to be walked back...

Widespread Panic Will Close Spring Tour With A Three Show Chicago Theater Run

If there's one thing that has characterizes Widespread Panic's touring in recent years, it's been their willingness to "set up shop" in a city (see: Milwakuee) and treat fans to an extended time in more intimate settings.So it's curious that the only multi-night stand in Chicago since their last hiatus was a two-nighter at...

Widespread Panic Fan's Guide To Milwaukee, 2015 Edition

I drapedlast year's edition of this post with a love letter to the perfect marriage between city, venue, band and fan base that is the annual fall WSP Milwaukee Riverside Theater run.Feel free to go back and read that for background, but this year there are more pressing matters at hand...First, this could...

Video: Man Rushes Stage At Widespread Panic @ Phases Of The Moon Festival 9/14/14

Sure, there were some challenges getting in to the festival earlier in the week, but most folks had settled down and put any frustration behind them.Apparently not this guy, who thought that deep into Panic's Sunday night headlining set was a great time to rush the stage. Here's video via evenstev(which also includes...

Poster: Widespread Panic & Tedeshi Trucks Chicago 2014 by Chuck Sperry

It seems like every time Panic rolls through town, they bring with them another fine souvenir print.The Summer 2014 edition is by Panic poster veteran Chuck Sperry, whose work will also be on display in Paris (!) this year.Though not a tribute to the city like previous offerings, you've got to love Sperry's images, patterns...