To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the band Widespread Panic, the State of Georgia’s House of Representatives and Senate have put forth Resolutions to be passed in honor of the Athens, GA sextet. On February 15, members of Widespread Panic will stand before the General Assembly to be recognized and honored for their music, service, charity and longevity. This honor has been also bestowed on Georgia music legends, and fellow Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductees Ray Charles and James Brown.
The event is open to the public, and will begin on the Senate floor at 11:00am EST. It will then move to the floor of the House of Representatives for commencement at approximately 11:15am EST. Both ceremonies will be streamed live through the Georgia General Assembly website. Streams can be found separately under House of Representatives and Senate sections.
Widespread Panic will continue their anniversary celebration throughout 2011, with new announcements along the way. For the first time, Widespread Panic will be performing during the South By Southwest music conference in Austin, TX on March 17 as part of a taping for Austin City Limits that will be open to badge and wristband holders. This performance will be the first-ever joint SXSW showcase and Austin City Limits program taping. “We’ve had Widespread Panic on ACL twice, but we wanted to do something special with them for their 25th anniversary,” said ACL Series Executive Producer Terry Lickona.