Ride The Bus To Widespread Panic At Red Rocks (SATURDAY) - Pickup and Dropoff at Cervantes'
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80205
Doors 4:00 PM / Show 4:30 PM (event ends at 12:30 AM)
This event is 16 and over
John Bell guitars, vocals
John "JoJo" Hermann keyboards, vocals
Jimmy Herring guitars
Domingo S. Ortiz percussion, vocals
Dave Schools bass, vocals
Duane Trucks drums
Widespread Panic has been together 30 years. Formed by original members vocalist/guitarist John "JB" Bell, bassist Dave Schools and late guitarist Michael Houser, who 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.
Over three decades have past since forming their original line-up in 1986, 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. A banner hangs in the rafters at Philips Arena in Atlanta where the band has 18 sellouts, with records also set at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, Oak Mountain Amphitheater near Birmingham, AL and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival where Panic has headlined eight times, breaking the single day attendance record with 63,000. The band has headlined most of the major U.S. festivals, including Bonnaroo (eight times), Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Lockn' Music Festival, Outside Lands Music Festival, Forecastle Festival, Phases of the Moon, Rothbury Festival, All Good Music Festival, Gathering of the Vibes and many more. To commemorate Widespread Panic's 25th anniversary in 2011, the State of Georgia's Senate and House of Representatives passed resolutions honoring the group for their music, service, charity and longevity, while they were also inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
"We acknowledge this is a milestone few groups get to achieve,” admits JB about their remarkable longevity. "It's like Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea. Every time we go out there, we learn more tricks, bring that knowledge with us, and then apply it. We're way more experienced, focused and to the point, but still willing to stretch out without wandering too much.”
$30 Bus Only / $35 Dyrty Byrds + Bus
The purchase of this ticket will guarantee you a spot on the bus departing from Cervantes' @ 4:30 PM and returning to Cervantes'.
Purchase your ticket to ride on a deluxe coach chartered bus from Cervantes’ Masterpiece (2637 Welton St., Denver, CO 80205) to Red Rocks and back. Each bus is being provided by Arrow Stage Lines and all are furnished with a bathroom and A/C. We will also have entertainment for everyone on the buses on the way up and the way back via concert DVDs.
The buses will depart promptly at 4:30 PM from Cervantes' in order to get you to Red Rocks in time for Doors.
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