Over the weekend, Hurricane Irma made disastrous landfall over the state of Florida, leaving 6 million people with property damage, flooding, loss of power, and lacking essentials. Widespread Panic were scheduled to perform their annual visit to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on September 15, 16, and 17. Thankfully because St. Augustine was not as severely affected as other Florida cities, Widespread Panic will still perform their scheduled dates. With this announcement, the band also asks that fans help the community by bringing non-perishable foods and monetary donations for Feeding Northeast Florida. Donations can also be made here.
“Loss of power and flooding have created additional struggles for neighbors in the community who are already food insecure. If you are looking to help, your generous gift will help distribute food, water and supplies over the next few weeks to local families in crises. We urgently need your support to make this happen,” the band wrote in a Facebook statement.
Fans of Widespread Panic know how special multi-night runs are, but especially in St. Augustine. We’re happy to hear that the city is able to welcome the band and will host yet another year of WSMFP memories. For more Widespread Panic dates, head to their website.
Enjoy these pro-shot videos from last year’s Widespread Panic run at St. Augustine Amphitheatre, courtesy of the band.
[photo by Daniel Ojeda]