Moe's Original Bar B Que and Cloud 9 Announce Trip Giveaway to Panic en la Playa


Moe’s Original Bar B Que and Cloud 9 present a contest to win a trip to Panic en la Playa featuring four nights of Widespread Panic on the beach at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on March 17- 21st. One lucky winner and a guest will receive flight vouchers, a double occupancy hotel room and event wristbands. The contest runs online starting today at noon through midnight on February 22nd at with the winner announced on February 24th.

“The partnership began with Moe’s Original Bar B Que’s founding partner Mike Fernandez as he has been judging a wing sauce contest for the last two years at la Playa with Widespread Panic keyboard player JoJo Hermann as part of the trip’s daytime activities,” said Cloud 9’s Nate Sadler. “This year they will sponsor the contest as ‘Moe’s Original Bar B Que presents Jojo’s Sauce Contest’. We knew adding a trip giveaway to the mix would add to the excitement of this ultimate vacation.”

Cloud 9 presents a four night musical adventure of Widespread Panic on the beach in the Dominican Republic on March 17, 18, 19 and 20. Guests will live like rock royalty as they indulge in all that the all-inclusive Hard Rock resort has to offer. By day, relax at one of the 12 expansive pools, swim in the ocean, hang out with friends, get a massage, eat and drink as much as you want at multiple restaurants and bars or take part in one of many activities or excursions. By night, the stage will be set right on the beach for a full two-set show of Widespread Panic for four nights. Additionally, Jalapeno Cornbread (George Porter Jr., John Gros, Col. Bruce Hampton, Jeff Sipe, Grant Green Jr., and Randall Bramblett) will play two late nights and Motion Potion will be spinning in the Moon Lounge keeping the party going all night. For additional information about Panic en la Playa, head to

Respected sextet Widespread Panic is a legendary national touring force and continues to break attendance records in major venues across the country. Panic’s live performances have become legendary and the symbiotic relationship between the artist and their fans is something to behold. Never losing sight of giving back, the band continues to organize “food drive events” at their concerts. Since 2008, Panic’s fans have helped raise over $73,000 in monetary donations and over 9,100 pounds of food. The band’s annual Tunes for Tots concerts have raised well over one million dollars for its program which helps public schools buy musical instruments for their students. For additional information about Widespread Panic, visit

Years after learning to fire roast meats in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Mike Fernandez, Ben Gilbert and Jeff Kennedy founded Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Vail, Colorado in 2001. Moe’s Original Bar B Que has 26 other locations in AL, CO, GA, ME, NC and TN. Named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints in America, the popular fast casual restaurant features award-winning Alabama-style pulled pork, ribs, wings, turkey and chicken smoked over hardwood served with two unique sauces as well as southern favorites such as fried catfish and shrimp sandwiches. For additional information about Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit