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Widespread Panic to perform 2 nights on riverfront this fall

Widespread Panic, at Live Oak Bank Pavilion in 2021, will return to the venue in September 2023. (Photo by Tom Dorgan, MoonFrog Media)

WILMINGTON — Widespread Panic has announced a two-night show at downtown’s Riverfront Park at Live Oak Bank Pavilion on Sept. 15 and 16.

Single and two-day tickets go on sale Friday to the general public.

READ MORE: In Photos: Widespread Panic breaks in Live Oak Bank Pavilion at Riverfront Park with three nights of musi

John “JB” Bell (guitar, vocals), Jimmy Herring (guitar), Dave Schools (bass, vocals), Domingo “Sunny” Ortiz (percussion), Duane Trucks (drums), and John “JoJo” Hermann (keyboards, vocals) have been returning to Wilmington the last two years since helping open downtown’s Riverfront Park venue in 2021.

The group has had a long-standing relationship with the Port City, often playing local clubs in the early ’90s and returning in the mid-aughts for Azalea Festival shows.

“We spent many nights at the Mad Monk,” Ortiz told PCD in a 2021 interview, adding they continued coming back frequently through the ’90s, to both the Monk and Trask Coliseum. “We had a great time.”

READ THE FULL INTERVIEW: ‘We created monsters’: Widespread Panic percussionist talks 35 years building fanbase, playing Riverfront Park this week

Tickets to 2023’s tour through Wilmington go on sale Friday, May. 19, 10 a.m.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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