Panic Plans 'Seven Fiddler's' Fest

Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic will end its summer tour by headlining both days of its own Seven Fiddler's Music Festival. Set for Aug. 17-18 at the Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre near Denver,

Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic will end its summer tour by headlining both days of its own Seven Fiddler's Music Festival. Set for Aug. 17-18 at the Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre near Denver, the event will feature a total of seven acts across its two days: Widespread Panic, Ben Harper, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Steel Pulse, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Angelique Kidjo, and Keller Williams.

Each summer, Widespread Panic has sought to end its tour in an unconventional Colorado venue, such as 1999's "Harmony Fest" at a ski slope on Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen. The state's ongoing problem with wildfires led the band to choose the safer alternative of a more conventional venue for this year's tour finale. Priced at $40 per day, tickets for the festival will go on sale June 22 via the venue's box office at 303-830-8400.

Widespread Panic's summer trek will kick off next week with June 21-22 headlining shows at the sold out Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn. The group is touring in support of its just released three-disc concert album, "Live in the Classic City" (Sanctuary Records).

Here Widespread Panic's upcoming tour dates:

June 21-22: Manchester, Tenn. (Bonnaroo Music Festival)
June 25: Dallas (Smirnoff Music Centre)
June 28-30: Morrison, Colo. (Red Rocks)
July 2: Cedar Rapids, Iowa (U.S. Cellular Center)
July 3: Milwaukee (Marcus Amphitheatre)
July 5: Kansas City, Mo. (Starlight Theatre)
July 6: Indianapolis (Summerstages)
July 7: Rochester Hills, Mich. (MeadowBrook Music Festival)
July 9: Cleveland (Tower City Amphitheatre)
July 11: Portsmouth, Va. (NTELOS Pavilion @ Harbor Center)
July 12: Columbia, Md. (Merriweather Post)
July 14: Maryland Heights, Mo. (UMB Bank Pavilion)
July 16: Little Rock, Ark. (Riverfest)
July 18-20: Austin, Texas (the Backyard)
July 21: The Woodlands, Texas (C.W. Mitchell Pavilion)
July 24: Los Angeles (Greek Theatre)
July 26-28: San Francisco (Greek Theatre)
Aug. 17: Greenwood Village, Colo. (Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre; with Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Steel Pulse, Keller Williams)
Aug. 18: Greenwood Village, Colo. (Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre; with Ben Harper, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Angelique Kidjo)