Legendary D.C. Go-Go bands Rare Essence and WPGC’s own Big G and the Backyard Band will represent the District along with nearly two dozen other artists at this year’s South by Southwest Festival.

Related: Backyard Band Tears Down Go-Go 95 Live (Watch)

The WeDC House performance space at the Austin festival will showcase the best of D.C.’s music scene from March 11 to 13, Billboard reports.

On March 14, a SXSW music showcase at Austin City Limits Live’s Moody Theatre will include the two Go-Go bands, along with Erykah Badu, Wu-Tang Clan and D.C. natives Thievery Corporation.

It’s all part of a partnership between the Washington DC Economic Partnership, Events DC and Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office.

Related: Watch Backyard Band Play For Sisters Only 2016

In 2015, Rare Essence became the first go-go band to perform at SXSW.

Related: WPGC Interviews Rare Essence

Read more about the initiative on Billboard.

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