Hard to believe, but it's been 25 years since Widespread Panic first came on the Athens music scene. To celebrate, the band will be back in their hometown for two nights of very special shows, February 10 & 11 at 7:30 p.m. Performing at The Classic Center has special ties for Widespread Panic, as the Center sits on the site of the former Mad Hatter Ballroom, where the band played its first official show February 6, 1986.

Tickets for these shows go on sale Saturday, January 8, at 9 a.m. They'll go fast, so be ready! Tickets will be available at The Classic Center box office, 300 N. Thomas St., downtown Athens, at www.ClassicCenter.com, or by calling 706-357-4444.