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September 15, 2014

Tunes For Tots

WP_T4T_COLOR_164.1.jpg Widespread Panic believes that art education, and in particular music education, is integral to 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. 

Widespread Panic 2013 Tunes for Tots Benefit: "Thank You" Video 

The 2014 Tunes For Tots concert will take place on December 30th in Charlotte, NC at The Fillmore. Tickets on sale September 26th at 10am ET (limit 2) - online only.

VIP Cocktail party with the band and concert:
Tickets - $502.50

The party includes: complimentary premium cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres buffet from 5-6:30pm, early entry to the venue, exclusive access to VIP area with private bar & restrooms during the concert, and a 2014 Tunes for Tots poster signed by the band.

General Admission Concert:
Tickets - $152.50
Doors: 7:00pm
Showtime: 8:00pm
Free parking for everyone!

This is a ticketless entry event. You must bring your photo ID and the Credit Card used to purchase the ticket for entry. The tickets are non-transferable and require the purchaser to swipe their credit card at the venue's doors to gain entry. A souvenir commemorative ticket will be available after the concert. 

Tunes For Tots began in 2005. Widespread Panic held their first Tunes for Tots charity VIP cocktail party and concert at Atlanta's Roxy Theater, raising over $100,000 to purchase musical instruments for Georgia Public Schools. To date, the organization has raised over $1,500,000. 

Hear the band tell the tale of Tunes for Tots.

2006 Schools
Union Grove High School Guitar Club, McDonough GA - guitars
Barnett Shoals Elementary School, Athens GA –Orff instruments and riser
Lovejoy High School, Clayton County– Marching Band Instruments

2007 Schools
Trion Middle/High School – Trion, NW GA - marching band instruments
Eagles Landing High School – Henry County - Orchestra instruments

2008 Schools
Rothschild Middle School & Kendrick High School – Columbus, GA -
Orchestra instruments and 27 station Computer Lab & Finale software.
Muscogee County School District – Columbus GA - Orff Instruments for lower schools of the county.

2009 Schools
Place Bridge Academy – Denver Co - Orff instruments and classroom equipment
Winder-Barrow High School Band (County School) -Instrument Storage Lockers $40,000 and Instruments $130,000

2010 Schools
Cairo High School - Cairo, GA - Instruments and speakers $70,000
The Little School- Clarkesville, GA - Instruments, children's music kits, classroom keyboards, classroom library, 5 computers
Fairview Elementary School - Demorest, GA - Stage curtains $6,800, smartboard for classroom $2,400, instruments and 30 classroom guitars $4,000

2011 Schools
Jordan Vocational High School - Columbus, GA - Percussion and wind instruments.
Redan High School - Stone Mountain, Ga - Marching Band Instruments

2012 Schools This concert was held in Charlotte, NC with proceeds going to the following NC public schools.
Eaton-Johnson Middle School- Henderson, NC -Marching band instruments and Piano Lab teaching system.
Henderson Middle School - Henderson, NC - Orchestra instruments
Webb High School - Oxford, NC -  Marching band instruments 

2013 Schools
Windsor Forest High School- Savannah, GA- marching band instruments and equipment, orchestra instruments and equipment
Rex Mill Middle School- Rex, GA- orchestra instruments and electronic equipment and software
South Jackson Elementary- Athens, GA- percussion instruments

For photos of the event and past school recipients visit us on Facebook. To purchase a copy of the show visit 

Tunes for Tots not only benefits public schools but a portion of the fund goes to Nuçi’s Space, a non-profit health and music resource center in Athens, GA, who administrates the fund.

Cash donations are accepted year round.
Make checks out to "Nuçi’s Space."
In memo or info line please specify “Tunes For Tots”

Mail to:
Nuçi’s Space
Attn: Bob Sleppy
396 Oconee St
Athens, GA 30601

Check out Tunes For Tot's Facebook Page!