Widespread Panic – June 25th – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Widespread Panic 2017-06-25-09-0084Photos by Jim Mimna

Last Sunday marked the 54th sold-out show for Widespread Panic at Red Rocks.  They have owned the venue’s sell-out record for years and with each year’s run of three shows at the end of June, they just keep pushing it out of other band’s reach.  The tradition has not only created an untouchable record for the books but, more importantly, an annual family reunion for some of the best fans in the music world.  Sunday’s shows was nothing short of a love fest for this colorful group of people.  It was clear that the band was feeling the love too as they dusted off “Galleon” and “E of G,” both missing in action since the loss of original guitar player, the lingering lead Michael Houser, 15yrs ago.  Members of the crew had been spotted wearing “Grease” shirts in honor of the late Col. Bruce Hampton and the band appeared for the encore wearing them as well and proceed to pay tribute to the legendary bandleader with a song he loved, Cream’s “I’m So Glad.” They say you should “never miss a Sunday show” and I am so glad I took this advice to heart.


Who Is Jim Mimna

Capturing life in various forms is what I do. I consider myself an archivist by nature. It is not a career choice that I consciously made, but it is something that has called me. I strive to freeze a moment in time with every frame, a moment that can retell its story with each viewing, forever. I also have a deep passion for music and have been photographing and recording live music for years. Capturing the energy and magic of a live performance in a photograph is one of my passions. In addition, I enjoy photographing in a wide variety of settings, from wildlife scenes to family portraits and everything in between. I am a lover of the earthscapes that we see all around us every day, both natural and manmade, and aim to make unique images that do justice to their beauty. Where others see darkness, I see streaks of light through long exposures. I shoot a very wide variety of subject matter including individual/family portraits, event coverage, landscapes, live concert/performance, HDR, product and commercial photography, architectural, weddings, food, and editorial photo journalism. With artistic expression, I aspire to create visual art that speaks volumes.