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Right in the vibrant heart of Chicago, the Chicago Theatre stands tall, a true icon of the city’s buzzing arts scene. Get ready for a blast of energy as Widespread Panic hits the stage, they’re all set to rock the Chicago Theatre at the end of February.

To everyone who’s felt the vibe of the Chicago Theatre, we want to hear from you. Let’s celebrate this legendary spot together.

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Nestled amidst the rhythmic pulse of Nashville, Bridgestone Arena emerges as a crucible for musical legends and unforgettable performances. This weekend, the arena’s stage will be graced by the virtuosic strings of Billy Strings, whose fusion of traditional bluegrass with boundary-pushing elements promises a series of shows that will resonate through the city.

If you’ve ever been swept up in the energy of a live show at Bridgestone Arena, now’s the time to share. Celebrate this landmark with us.

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Set against the historic backdrop of St. Augustine, FL, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre is gearing up for an unforgettable weekend. Widespread Panic is rolling in for a trio of nights, March 22, 23, and 24, 2024. This venue is a favorite haunt for both the band and their followers — and for all the right reasons.

Have any standout memories from gigs at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre? Let’s hear them. As we get ready for Widespread Panic to bring the house down, it’s the perfect time to celebrate this iconic venue and all the magical moments it’s hosted.

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Las Vegas is known for its spectacular attractions, and the Sphere is the latest marvel to join the city’s skyline. This state-of-the-art entertainment venue revolutionizes the traditional concert and event experience with its cutting-edge technology and immersive storytelling. The Sphere’s design, originating from a simple sketch, has transformed into a $2.3 billion project, captivating visitors with its unique blend of audiovisual magic. From haptic seats that enhance the sensory experience to wind effects that add realism, every aspect of the Sphere is designed to amaze. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, a visit to the Sphere in Las Vegas is an unforgettable journey into the future of entertainment.

If you’ve been to this brand new venue, we’d love to hear all about it! Post a quick rating and/or review as we gear up for Phish’s Spring run at Sphere!

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Venue Llama was founded in Fall 2022 by Jordan Busch – live music fan, Portland restaurateur and serial idea guy. His pal from the old neighborhood and former Widespread Panic webmaster, Brian Sofer, gave JB the perfect opportunity to bring the idea to life – and in April 2023 Venue Llama 1.0 was launched. 

Jordan and Brian have known each other since grade school but reconnected in the early aughts when they discovered they were both passionate Widespread Panic fans and Deadheads. After Jordan opened Fire On The Mountain in Portland, Brian’s band was one of the first to perform at the venue in 2005. Nearly two decades later their friendship has endured and inspired them both to join forces on Venue Llama  – an undoubtedly awesome labor of love, destiny and grease.

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Thanks & Have a Great Show!

Lorenzo Llama of Venue LLama