When: Thu., July 2, 8 p.m., Fri., July 3, 8 p.m. and Sat., July 4, 8 p.m. 2015
You can’t really listen to a single Widespread Panic song. Like any of the great American jam bands (read: Grateful Dead, Phish pre-2004), you’ve got to sit down for a few hours and white-guy groove out to the stuff. Like many American jam bands, Widespread Panic began on a college campus, in the early ’80s in Athens at the University of Georgia. Over the next 30 years, the band released 11 studio efforts, 10 much better live ones and have made an absurd amount of money playing to people in sandals and cargo shorts who smoke weed exclusively at Widespread Panic shows. This weekend at the Majestic, Widespread Panic headlines a triptych of shows in celebration of our nation’s 239th birthday.