Widespread Panic

Fri, October 8, 2021
8:00 pm

Masks required for entry and must remain in place unless eating or drinking.

To our Widespread Panic family:

After all this time, we were really looking forward to finally connecting with you in Austin, Texas at ACL Live this weekend. Being mindful of the concerns that COVID-19 has placed upon these events, we put plans in place to keep our fans, crew, venue staff, and band members as safe as possible while we’re together. 

Despite all being vaccinated and the precautions we’ve taken, John Bell has tested positive for COVID. Unfortunately, this means that we have to postpone this weekend’s shows to support both our friend’s health and the safety of everyone involved in these events.

This weekend’s shows are being rescheduled to Friday, October 8 – Sunday, October 10. Tickets for this Friday, August 13 will be honored on Friday, October 8; Saturday, August 14 tickets will be honored on Saturday, October 9; and Sunday, August 15 tickets will be honored on Sunday, October 10. For those who can’t join us or would prefer a refund, you’ll be receiving an email with your refund options shortly.

We’re heartbroken that we can’t be with you this weekend, but we know that health & safety come first. We appreciate your support and we’ll see you soon – we promise it’ll be worth the wait.

Masks are required for entry to this event.

Attention Widespread Panic fans! At the request of the artist, there are updated health and safety requirements for fans at the following shows:

Widespread Panic

Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater

August 13-15, 2021

Show 8PM | Gates 6PM

All attendees of this event must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 OR have tested negative for COVID-19 within 48 hours of attending the event(s).  In attending the event you certify and attest that you and all individuals in your party attending the event:

  • Are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least two weeks after final dose)  and provide proof of vaccination; i.e. original vaccination card, copy of vaccination card, picture of vaccination card


  • Will take a COVID-19 diagnostic test (PCR or antigen) within 48 hours of each event and before entry to the facility and will provide proof of negative result to security prior to entry into the facility

DO NOT attend the event and request a refund if you have recently been exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 case or are exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 in the 48 hour period prior to the event.

For guests without proof of vaccination or verification of negative diagnostic test, the artist will be hosting a daily COVID-19 rapid testing clinic at ACL Live, available to all attending guests from 2PM-9PM CT on Friday, August 13 & Saturday, August 14 only (located 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd, Austin, TX 78701). Cost is $25 per test, with or without insurance.

If you are attending multiple nights, please bring proof of your vaccination record or proof of a negative COVID test, administered within 48 hours of the day of show EACH NIGHT.

If you are unable to adhere to these testing and vaccination requirements and have purchased your tickets directly through Ticketmaster, you may request a refund. Refunds must be requested by 10:00AM CT on Friday, August 13, 2021.

We’ve waited a while for these shows, and could not be more excited to have Widespread Panic return to ACL Live!

As part of a continued commitment to creating the safest, most enjoyable concert experience by the artists, crew & venue, the Widespread Panic concerts that had been delayed to May 27-29, 2021 are being rescheduled to Friday, August 13; Saturday, August 14; and Sunday, August 15, 2021. 

All tickets for the May 27 show will be honored on the rescheduled date of August 13, 2021; all tickets for May 28 show will be honored on the rescheduled date of August 14, 2021; and all tickets purchased for the May 29 show will be honored on the rescheduled date of August 15, 2021.

Your existing tickets will be valid for the newly rescheduled date and will not need to be re-purchased or exchanged for entry.

Patrons not able to attend the new dates are eligible for refunds through their account at

We’ll see you in August!

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Widespread Panic has been together over three decades. Formed by vocalist/guitarist John Bell, bassist Dave Schools and late lead guitarist Michael Houser in the mid-1980s while the three attended the University of Georgia, over the next several years band’s lineup expanded to include drummer Todd Nance, percussionist Domingo Ortiz, and keyboardist John Hermann. The current lineup now includes lead guitarist Jimmy Herring and drummer Duane Trucks.

Attaining true road warrior status, Widespread Panic has broken attendance records across the country, including a staggering 60 consecutive sell-outs at legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18 sell outs at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, additional records in the UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, Birmingham’s Oak Mountain Amphitheater, New Orleans Jazzfest and The Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Panic has headlined most of the major U.S. festivals including Bonnaroo (eight times), Lollapalooza, ACL Festival, LOCKN’, Outside Lands, Forecastle to name just a few.

Over the past 30 years, Widespread Panic has sold over 3 million albums, 4 million downloads. Twelve years ago the band opened its vault and began to release live recordings through its Archive series of releases, spotlighting exceptional shows spanning the band’s entire career. In 2008 was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and continues to sell out shows across the country.