Giveaway: Widespread Panic, July 17 at the AMP

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It’s time to panic, Fayetteville.

Legendary southern rock jazz/fusion band Widespread Panic is coming to the AMP July 17, and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to the show.

The Georgia-based band is known for their prolific touring and their unique brand of heavily improvised southern blues that has had fans following them from city to city for the better part of three decades.

Formed by vocalist/guitarist John “JB” Bell, bassist Dave Schools and late guitarist Michael Houser, the band has released 12 studio albums, and played hundreds of packed concerts over the years. They were last in the region as one of the headliners of Wakarusa in 2013.

Tickets for the AMP show start at $31, and are on sale at, or by calling the Walton Arts Center box office at 479-443-5600.

You won’t need to buy tickets, though, if you’re the winner of the following giveaway. Good luck, buddies.

How to enter

Leave a comment telling us your best Widespread Panic story, and you’re entered. Have you seen the band live before? Was it life-altering? Did you follow them for a few dates? Have you always wanted to see them, but never had the chance? Tell us below, and you’re entered.

What you’ll win

One (1) winner chosen at random will win two general admission (2) tickets to Widespread Panic show, July 17 at the AMP.

A few rules (read ‘em carefully):

  • You may only enter this specific contest once.
  • This contest is open to anyone anywhere except Fayetteville Flyer writers, Walton Arts Center employees, Arkansas Music Pavilion employees, and their immediate family members.
  • Contest is open until 5 p.m. CST on Thursday, July 9
    Make sure you leave a valid e-mail address when filling out the comment form since that’s how we’ll contact you if you’ve won. Once we notify the winners, you’ll have 24 hours to respond via email to claim your prize.
  • You’ll have to provide us with your first and last name (if you win) and then be prepared to show a valid photo ID when picking up your tickets.

For more information about this performance or to purchase tickets, visit