Widespread Panic to play two Azalea Festival concerts


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Submitted: Thu, 11/21/2013 - 1:00am
Updated: Thu, 11/21/2013 - 1:22pm
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Get ready for Panic at the 2014 North Carolina Azalea Festival.

Widespread Panic will play two concerts during the 67th annual event in April, festival organizers announced this morning.

“We are thrilled to bring Widespread Panic back to the Azalea Festival and our new downtown venue,” Azalea Festival President Steve Coble said in a news release announcing the concerts. “Having them headline for two nights, Friday and Saturday, will give fans a chance to experience Widespread in Wilmington in a way that’s never been done before.”

The southern rock legends will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, on the festival’s outdoor stage at the Cape Fear Community College parking lot on N. Front St. between Brunswick and Hanover streets across from the Schwartz Center and WWAY NewsChannel 3. The festival moved its concerts to the venue last year with sold-out performances by the Avett Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Tickets for the concerts are $60. Order online at NCAzaleaFestival.org to purchase and print tickets beginning Saturday at 9 a.m.

Tickets also available at the Azalea Festival office at 5725 Oleander Drive beginning Monday at 9 a.m. and continuing Monday–Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

All tickets are general admission, standing room only. This is a rain or shine event. All tickets are non-refundable.

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31 Comments on "Widespread Panic to play two Azalea Festival concerts"


ilm4life
2015 years 8 months ago

$60 to watch from a parking deck? Bet the sound will be wonderful. If it rains? You guessed it, gather under a tarp.

Pittsburgh Fan
2015 years 8 months ago

I can’t wait to see these shows like many others who will travel. This will be a nice early beach vacation. You should be happy to see a great Southern band with over 20 years experience headline the festival. They could bring another Yankee like Brad Paisley.

wsmfp
2015 years 8 months ago

Who is wsp? You need to learn your music before you sound like an idiot. Stay home and watch your YouTube videos, you don’t deserve to be graced with the presence of JB and the boys

Guest Reply Redux
2015 years 8 months ago

“The southern rock legends will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, on the festival’s outdoor stage at the Cape Fear Community College parking lot on N. Front St.” (Unquote)

That kills me from laughter. Wilmington has a Convention Center that’s high and dry…and these guys play outside possibly in the rain??? What…is there a “Tie Your Shoe” contest going on that day at the White Elephant CC? Better known as “WECC” :-)
Ha!!!

Classic Wilmington Redneck remark below:
“Hippies”

Submitted by Billbert (not verified) on Thu, 11/21/2013 – 3:52pm.
Darn dirty hippies, cut your hair and stay off my lawn!!
(Be sure and not swaller your backer Billbert!)
http://www.wwaytv3.com/poll/are-you-excited-about-widespread-panic-playing-two-concerts-during-the-azalea-festival

thumpp
2015 years 8 months ago

Think Allman bros, The Band, Grateful Dead… a bunch of great players, and for your $60 they go for almost three hours.

That being said, I prefer to watch them on youtube where the smell of pachouli isn’t so strong. http://youtu.be/Yhl-qblOwz0