Widespread Panic

Widespread Panic



Widespread Panic is an American rock band from Athens, Georgia. The current lineup includes guitarist/singer John Bell, bassist Dave Schools, drummer Duane Trucks, percussionist Domingo "Sunny" Ortiz, keyboardist John "JoJo" Hermann, and guitarist Jimmy Herring. The band's original drummer, Todd Nance, left in 2016.

The band was formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1986, and is influenced by the Southern rock, blues-rock, progressive rock, funk and hard rock genres. They have been compared to other jam bands such as the Grateful Dead and Phish.[1] Widely renowned for their live performances, as of 2015, they hold the record for number of sold-out performances at Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison, Colorado) at 54 and Philips Arena (Atlanta, Georgia) at 20.



Dirty Side Down
Dirty Side Down is the eleventh studio album by the Athens, Georgia-based band Widespread Panic.
Space Wrangler
Space Wrangler is the first studio album by the Athens, GA based band Widespread Panic.
Free Somehow
Free Somehow is the tenth studio album by the Athens, Georgia-based band Widespread Panic.
Live in the Classic City
Live in the Classic City is the third live album released by the Athens, GA based band Widespread Panic.

Photos - Widespread Panic628

Popular Albums28

Album Appearances & References7

Popular Songs3

Popular Live Albums13

Song Appearances & References3

Minor Film Appearances & References1

TV Shows1

Collaborators & Influencers5

Other Music-Related Relationships14

Band Members6

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Spotify - Albums & Singles34


Spotify - Appears On1


Spotify - Top Tracks10


Upcoming Concerts10

News Articles6

Widespread Panic Release Full Milwaukee Show
  –  November 11, 2017
Widespread Panic will offer up a full show download of the band’s October 20, 2017 stop at Milwaukee’s Riverside Theatre as the Driving Songs release for the year. In a note posted to the band’s website, John Bell said the band decided against a ...
Widespread Panic returns to Birmingham for 2 shows in 2018; tickets on sale Dec. 1
  –  November 16, 2017
North, and Oak Mountain Ampitheatre in Pelham. Widespread Panic made its most recent appearance here in July as a headliner at the 2017 Sloss Music & Arts Festival. Devoted fans, known as Spreadheads, packed the rain-soaked site at Sloss Furnaces and were ...
Widespread Panic, Phil Lesh coming to Wanee Music Festival
  –  November 13, 2017
The 2018 Wanee Music Festival lineup announced Monday includes Widespread Panic, Phil Lesh, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, St. Paul and the Broken Bones and many other jam-band favorites, with tickets going on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17. The three-day ...
Wanee Taps Widespread Panic, Phil Lesh and More for 2018 Lineup
  –  November 13, 2017
This year’s Wanee Music Festival will welcome Phil Lesh to the top of the lineup along with the Terrapin Family Band for their 2018 event stretching April 19-21. Widespread Panic will once again return to headline alongside Lesh as well. The Grateful ...
Widespread Panic Finalize Panic en la Playa Siete Lineup
  –  November 21, 2017
Widespread Panic will return to Riviera Maya, Mexico, in January to host another round of their Panic en la Playa destination concert event, and the band has revealed the final lineup for the five-day outing, with a slight change in musicians. Instead of ...
Widespread Panic returns to Birmingham for 2 shows in 2018; tickets on sale Dec. 1
  –  November 16, 2017
Widespread Panic fans won't have to wait long to see their favorite musicians perform in Birmingham. The Georgia jam band will perform two shows at the Legacy Arena at the BJCC on Feb. 16-17, promoter Red Mountain Entertainment has announced. Tickets go on ...


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