When Widespread Panic plays its two sold out shows at the Saenger Theatre this week, it will be the first time the band has touched down in Pensacola in a long time. Though its hit nearby locales like Orange Beach, Ala., a number of times in recent years, the band has not played Pensacola since April of 1999.
According to the “Everyday Companion,” a compendium of all Widespread Panic performances, the band has played Pensacola a total of five times since emerging from 1980s Athens, Ga. In looking forward to this week’s shows, let’s take a look — eh, listen — back at a few of these past performances.
The last three dates include links to audio recordings of the performance.
July 27, 1994, Bayfront Auditorium
May 12, 1995, Springfest