Widespread pain? Wharf’s booking of jam band ticks off Orange Beach officials | AL.com

It’s been five years since perennial jam band Widespread Panic played at The Amphitheater at The Wharf and despite Orange Beach officials’ push to keep them away, the band will be back in town next month.

On Monday, Birmingham-based Red Mountain Entertainment announced the band will return to the venue on May 22 for a one-night show at the start of the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

At Tuesday night’s council meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Silvers laid into Wharf General Manager Jim Bibby over the booking. Silvers said the band’s fanbase has pushed the city’s fire and police services to the limit, calling a past three-day stint “pure mayhem.”

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