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Widespread Panic announces Wood & Spring Tour 2014

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 14, 2014




Wood Tour is back! The band will kick off the new year in March with six totally acoustic shows at The National in Richmond, VA, The BJCC Concert Hall in Birmingham, AL and the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN.

Following the Ryman shows, the band will plug in for four nights at the Hard Rock Hotel in the Dominican Republic for Panic en la Playa Tres. A limited number of rooms are still available:

After returning stateside, the band hits the West Coast with more electric shows in Seattle, Portland, Oakland, Reno, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. The tour wraps with the band’s first-ever appearance at the Azalea Festival in Wilmington, NC.

Azalea Festival tickets are available now. Tickets for the rest of the tour start go on sale this weekend! For details check out the Tour Dates on

Wood Tour Dates:
March 6th – Richmond, VA – The National
March 7th – Richmond, VA – The National
March 8th – Richmond, VA – The National
March 11th – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall
March 13th – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
March 14th – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

Spring Tour Dates:
March 17th – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
March 18th – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
March 19th – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
March 20th – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
March 25th – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
March 26th – Portland, OR – Schnitzer Concert Hall
March 28th – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
March 29th – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
March 30th – Reno, VA – Grand Sierra Theatre
April 3rd – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre
April 4th – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
April 5th – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
April 11th – Wilmington, NC – Azalea Festival
April 12th – Wilmington, NC – Azalea Festival

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Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 21, 2013

Wanee 2012

Wanee 2012




The Allman Brothers Band along with Widespread Panic headline a great line-up of outstanding performers for what is fast becoming one of the most popular Festivals in the country, the 2013 Wanee Music Festival, Thursday April 18th through Saturday April 20th at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. Tickets for the Festival go on sale Saturday, January 26th at 10AM through Music Today at:

In addition to the The Allman Brothers Band and Widespread Panic playing both Friday and Saturday nights, the rest of the line-up includes: Gov’t Mule,Tedeschi Trucks BandJaimoe’s Jasssz BandMichael Franti & SpearheadRobert Randolph and the Family BandLeon RussellTower of PowerLes Claypool’s Duo de Twang,

Gregg Allman

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Electric Hot Tuna Maceo ParkerSteel PulseNorth Mississippi AllstarsBlackberry SmokeGalactic & FriendsThe Greyboy AllstarsVoice of the Wetlands All-Stars  Featuring: Tab Benoit, Cyril Neville, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Jumpin Johnny Sansone, Waylon Thibodeaux, Johnny Vidacovich,Dirty Dozen Braass BandRoyal Southern BrotherhoodBobby Lee Rodgers TrioThe Lee BoysGiant Panda Guerilla Dub SquadThe Revivalists andMonophonics.

Wanee is also excited to welcome back the traveling version of Jorma Kaukonen’s “Fur Peace Ranch.”  Sign up to experience musician/songwriter workshops and lessons all under the tutelage of world class musicians.  Immerse yourself in an intense and uplifting musical event.


$195 + Applicable Fees (From January 26th 10am EST – February 25th 10PM EST – Price will increase after this) Includes: 3 nights of Primitive Camping (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.).  Music from 12:30PM on Thursday (April 18). Full days of Music on Friday & Saturday (April 19 & 20)

$495+Applicable Fees: Includes: (1) VIP 3-Day pass to the festival with music starting at 12:30PM on Thursday, Special concert viewing area at Peach and Mushroom stages, 3 nights of primitive camping (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.), Wanee 2013 VIP T Shirt, Commemorative Wanee 2013 Laminate, Private Restrooms, Commemorative Wanee 2013 Poster, Catered Lunch and dinner on Friday & Saturday, Complimentary snacks and soft drinks, Discounted beer, Access to Wanee 2013 VIP only Pre Party

Tickets for the 2013 Wanee Music Festival go on sale Saturday, January 26th/10AM at:  The Festival will be held Thursday April 19th through Saturday April 21st at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL.


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The Wanee Music Festival

The Wanee Music Festival


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Last year with thousands in attendance, the festival saw its biggest and best year to date. This year is sure to sell out so get your tickets early!

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Widespread Panic Announces Spring Tour. Two Nights at Louisville Palace

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 16, 2013
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Spring Tour 2013

After a year-long hiatus, Widespread Panic has announced dates for their much-anticipated 2013 Spring Tour. The tour marks the first time the legendary sextet will tour featuring their full electric set up since 2011. To help celebrate the long-awaited return to the road, Widespread Panic will include intimate, fan favorite venues at select stops this spring.

The tour begins with two nights at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, MO on April 9 & 10 and wraps with two nights in Nashville, TN at The Woods at Fontanel on May 3 & 4. Other cities include Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis and Louisville.



Date City Show
04-09 St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House
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04-12 Chicago, IL UIC Pavilion
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04-13 Chicago, IL UIC Pavilion
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04-14 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
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04-16 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre
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04-17 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre
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04-23 Columbia, SC Township Auditorium
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04-24 Columbia, SC Township Auditorium
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04-26 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
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04-27 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
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05-03 Nashville, TN The Woods Amphitheatre at Fontanel
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Widespread Panic announces mini Acoustic Tour

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on October 28, 2011

Widespread Panic has announced dates for a very special mini-tour of acoustic shows set for early 2012. Billed as the “Wood Tour”, the 11- date, four-city trek marks Panic’s first-ever fully acoustic tour. Wood Tour will be the final set of shows before the band goes on a long-overdue hiatus for the remainder of 2012, following what has been a fantastic 25th Anniversary year in 2011.

Wood Tour will begin on January 24 with two nights at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD, followed by three nights at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA, January 27-29. Panic will return to Denver, CO for three nights at The Fillmore, February 10-12 before finishing up with three shows at the intimate Belly Up-Aspen in Aspen, CO, February 17-19. Wood Tour dates will bookend the sold out, four-night, fully electric Panic En La Playa extravaganza, featuring the band’s first-ever performances in Mexico. Panic En La Playa will take place in Puerto Morelos, Mexico on the Mayan Riviera, January 31st – February 3rd. See tour dates and on-sale dates on the right.

Widespread Panic is currently on their 25th Anniversary Fall Tour, which will culminate with the highly anticipated Halloween celebration at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL. Panic will close out 2011 with their New Years Eve celebration at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC.


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The Wanee Festival 2011 Review

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 21, 2011

The Wanee Festival 2011

What started as dream of the Allman Brothers Band to have a ” festival featuring the band and their many side projects “, has become the south’s most important music festival of the year. With the help of Live Nation, the past three years, the seventh annual Wanee Music Festival held at Spirit of Suwanee Music Park, in Live Oak Florida, the festival has grown to an estimated 30,000 fans camping and enjoying the beautiful park and the great North Florida Spring weather.

The Wanee Festival added an extra day of music and a stellar lineup of musicians to the 2011 edition of the show. This years show made it a difficult choice of what band to pick between or leave before the show finished in order to see another show.

The festival kicked off the Wednesday at 1:45 and went well into the night featuring legendary New Orleans band, The Radiators, who are ending their thirty three years of music in June.  They were followed by Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk who included a tribute to James Brown in their late night set.

Thursday began the first full day of music, afternoon shows by Wanda Jackson, North Mississippi Allstars Duo of Luther and Cody Dickinson,  and Blues Traveler’s John Popper who not only played an outstanding set with his new band, The Duskray Troubadours but also made appearances with D.J. Logic and Devon Allman’s Honeytribe.

Stephen Marley and a classic set by Hot Tuna fueled the fans for Widespread Panic’s blistering performance to finish the Peach Stage for the evening. Lotus followed with an excellent set at the Mushroom stage.

Thursday’s performances set the bar high and festival goers worn down but when Sharon Jones  and The Dap Kings took the stage, the energy level rose and after Keller Williams finished his set around 4:30.The anticipation of discovering Warren Haynes new project The Warren Haynes Band filled the Peach Stage to see what the guitar legend had in store. Haynes delivered with a mixture of soul , r&B and rock filled with excellent guitar , horns and vocals.

Led Zeppelin front man ,Robert Plant brought his Band of Joy to the stage next and left the Wanee Festival on its heels mixing new versions of Black Dog, and six other Zep songs with music from his past two albums.

At 9:30, The Allman Brothers Band  opened with “Hot Lanta” and never looked back. It was a classic show filled with the blistering dueling guitars of Haynes and Derek Trucks  and strong vocals from Greg Allman. The band was a music machine, honed to perfection from their  April Beacon Theater run in New York City. The band ended  the first night with “One Way Out” joined by the guitar of Luther Dickinson and Roosevelt Collier on peddle steel guitar.

Rain began the day Saturday, as the exhausted campers wondered out loud how could the music get any better? When the rain ended and the sun came out and Guitar Shorty blazed through his early set it became evident that great music was far from over. Taj Mahal , Ween and Rusted Root all played brilliantly.

The Tedeschi Trucks Band , a newly formed combination of Allman phenom Guitarist, Derek Trucks and his wife Susan Tedechi performed the most incredible set of music of the festival. The talent of this band is endless and their new music energized  the packed venue for the night ahead.

The Steve Miller Band kept the music flowing playing his catalogue of rock hits beginning with “Jet Airliner” and including “The Joker”, “Abracadabra”, and ending with “Keep on Rockin”. The talented guitarist was a crowd favorite who had people dancing and singing through out the set.

The Allman Brothers end the evening doing what they do best, playing from their catalogue of 40 plus years at a fever pitched pace. They are perfectly in sync on every note. Greg Allman, one of the best all time blues voices was as strong  as ever. Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks are both considered top guitarists in Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 all time greatest guitarists poll. The wall of sound formed by drummers and bass form a well oiled music machine carrying you with them through every musical twist and turn.

Inviting guest musicians to sit in is expected with the Allmans, this night they were joined by Taj Mahal on “Leavin’ Trunk” and “Statesboro Blues”.

Wanee Festival has become bigger and better every year. The venue is the most beautiful of all festivals and very manageable.  The Spirit of Swanee Park is set up for camping unlike most festival sites. The audience is a more mature age. The lineups are well know experience bands who seem to enjoy interacting with the other musicians. The Wanee Festival has become a  can’t miss festival. One of the top festivals in the nation.

You can purchase the entire shows to watch on your home computer at

Complete cds of the Allman Brothers shows are available from Hittin the Note

Widespread Panic shows from Widespread Panic’s website

To see more photos :

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Trucks and Haynes

Gregg Allman

Jack Cassidy Hot Tuna

Rusted Root


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