WSP 12/29 Roxy Benefit

All Proceeds to Directly Benefit Georgia Public School Music Programs

Widespread Panic
Widespread Panic is pleased to announce their third annual Tunes for Tots charity event which will take place on December 29 at the Roxy Theatre in Atlanta. All proceeds from the show will directly go to benefit music departments in Georgia area public schools. Tickets are $125 for the show, with a limited number of $500 VIP tickets which will include a pre-show cocktail party with the band. Last year's Tunes for Tots charity concert raised $130,000 to directly support music education in Georgia area schools, topping 2005's $100,000.

Panic founded Tunes for Tots charity to support their belief that art education, and in particular music education, is integral in the overall education and advancement of children Art allows for personal expression, appreciation of ideas, celebration of cultural awareness, sharing emotions, and gives purpose to life. Widespread Panic agrees with research findings that art education supports more traditional academic subjects as well as being a worthy pursuit in its own right. With educational budgets often lacking in funds for music and the expensive cost of good instruments, Widespread Panic is pleased to be able to give back and support the continuance of music in schools. Proceeds from 2006 bought musical instruments for students at Trion Middle/High Schools in Trion, GA and Eagle’s Landing High School in McDonough, GA.

Tickets for Tunes for Tots can be purchased through Ticketmaster on 11/30 at 10 a.m. Tickets are also on sale for Panic's 7th annual New Year’s shows (their 15 & 16 sell-out performance) at Philips Arena in Atlanta on 12/30 & 12/31 also through Ticketmaster. All tickets available here.

Panic will release their tenth studio album Free Somehow on January 29, 2008. This year Sony released a Choice Cuts CD featuring a hand picked selection of classic tunes from Panic's formative years on Capricorn records. Widespread Panic was also honored to contribute the John Lennon song "Crippled Inside" for the Instant Karma: The Campaign to Save Darfur CD, currently out on Warner Bros. Records in conjunction with Amnesty International.

[Published on: 11/28/07]

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AZ~*Droo* Wed 11/28/2007 09:37AM
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Dogfood Wed 11/28/2007 09:49AM
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Dude, you sound like a moron. The reason for high priced tickets, plates etc. at a benefit is because it is to BENEFIT a cause and not the band. $125 is cheap in the grand scheme of things in the not-for-profit world.

moejoerisin Wed 11/28/2007 10:04AM
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indeed, it is a fundraiser so it's bound to be a heftier ticket price. if you don't have the cash to dole out, wait for a regular show. a 'cocktail party' with the band before the show definitely sounds cool though.

stoops Wed 11/28/2007 10:58AM
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i guess it's true "charity hurts!"

happydestiny starstarstarstarstar Wed 11/28/2007 01:05PM
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$130,000 raised last year and $100,000 the year before, right on panic keep pushin the good vibe!

Gawd I wish I had $500 to support this cause and rub elbows with the band

roberto767 starstarstarstarstar Wed 11/28/2007 01:33PM
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Who is Roxy? And why does she need out hard earned $$$?

AZ~*Droo* Wed 11/28/2007 02:27PM
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well first of all Dogfood, i can understand how it would cost $500 for a plate(or whatever), open bar, and to uummm...sit in the same room with the band. but the $125 is for concert only and like i said i know its a benefit, but there have been many other bands that have done "benefit" shows without charging more than $100.

overall Wed 11/28/2007 04:11PM
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The easiest way to bring the ticket price down is to reduce the net benefit to the music students of Georgia, Drewedmo. With that in mind, please tell us all just how much less than $130K you'd prefer they receive.

It's easy to figure out. Let me help you....

The Roxy holds 1500 people and this show sells out. At $125 per head, gross revenue totals $187,500. Since the net charitable donation is $130,000, show costs and overhead come to $57,500.

So all you have to do is set your ideal ticket price, multiply that figure by 1500 seats, then subtract $57,500 for overhead. What's left is what you would have the Georgia students receive. And if you subtract that figure from $130,000, you'll be staring at the shortage that your new ticket price would create.

So assuming you're not a child who whines and bitches for the hell of it, and assuming that you wouldn't dream of raising a gripe unless you had a constructive alternative to offer, please use the above formula and let us all know just how much less than $130,000 you'd prefer these students receive.

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yep always an expensive ticket. its a CHARITY BENEFIT!!!!!!

I can never afford that. :)

mcallis1 Thu 11/29/2007 12:01PM
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Its for the next generation of is priceless..$500 or $125 is nothing compared to a knowledge of music you can keep will make more money in your life!!!!!

BluestTape Fri 11/30/2007 07:43AM
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CHARITY!!! need anyone say more? The boys are playing for free, so that "we" as fans will donate $125 or $500. I wish that I could afford it, but I'd rather them raise more money that for me to get my selfish wish.

We have 2 nights following the Roxy anyway. I pitty anyone complaining about the cost of charity!!

bulgingminiscus star Fri 11/30/2007 08:43AM
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anybody ever heard of tax deduction? get off your keisters and donate without wsp holding your hand