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LISTEN UP TO KEEF RICHARDS

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Jake Fincher has been a friend of mine by default since I moved here and got coxy with the locals over a decade ago.

My mother and father dated in the parking lot of Fincher’s BBQ as I’m sure hundreds of other couples did in the 50’s. Many of us could argue that we wouldn’t be here today were it not for the fires that Dude Fincher lit in 1935 right in the midst of the Great Depression when he opened that first Fincher’s BBQ location on Houston Avenue. When his son Doug took it over in 1968 the Fincher’s name became synonymous with BBQ, even lifting off into outer space a couple of times with Sonny Carter. When he passed away this past weekend at the age of 66, Big Doug and his BBQ had been featured on the Food Network, Turner South, and in the New York Times among dozens of other publications. That didn’t change him, though. He remained the same, rough around the edges, kind man that he had always been and he treated each customer like members of one large sauce-stained family. I had the pleasure of sitting down with the Fincher’s last summer when I did a story on how the family had turned a one ham at a time pork stand into a nationally recognized brand. We went over dozens

of photos from throughout the history of Fincher’s. They laughed and told me the story of how Doug was actually fired by his daddy, on his first day of work at Fincher’s after spilling a tray on someone as a curb hop. One photo we talked a lot about was of Doug’s dad in the early days standing over a giant metal pot, his forearms as big as cannons, we imagined from stirring whatever was in that pot so much. Looking around the table, those forearms ran in the family. But that wasn’t the only thing that has stayed in the Fincher gene pool. A hard work ethic and an ability to make folks smile when they come in the door is something that every Fincher has inherited and is proud of. During my story I commented on how cool it was that the family still works together every day, on something they have been doing for generations. Ms. Alice laughed and said, “Well I can promise you it’s not easy all the time, but we are really happy that we get to come to work and see our boys every day.” Big Doug will always be remembered. Good men like him always are. We are just all lucky that we’ll be eating his BBQ while we do it.

Adopt Me Jethro is such a cutie! He's very well mannered for such a young puppy! He is around 9 weeks old (still has his puppy breath) and is a Coon Hound mix. Email us at allaboutanimalsmacon@yahoo.com to meet this guy or visit him any Saturday at our shelter from 9am-2pm. ADOPTIONS: Petsmart in Macon for dogs on Sundays from 12:00 Noon to 4:30pm

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ON EXHIBIT: MACON THEN AND NOW A photography exhibition featuring archival photographs of historic Macon properties alongside photographs of their present-day appearance will soon begin a tour around Macon. The project was kicked off on March 25 with an opening reception at the Sidney Lanier Cottage. “Macon, Then and Now” was conceived by Maryel Battin, a preservationist and member of the Historic Macon Foundation. She enlisted the help of the Middle Georgia Camera Club and won a Knight Neighborhood Challenge grant to fund the project. Archival photographs were contributed from the Washington Memorial Library archives. Historic Macon’s Jennifer Mayer wrote, “The side-by-side view of old and new photos illustrates the changes that have occurred to the historic properties and sites. While some of the images show what historic buildings have been lost, many others depict dramatic changes to the style of the homes, showing how adaptable historic preservation can be.” The exhibit is on display at Macon City Hall thru June 30th and will travel to various locations in Bibb County through November.

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4TH ANNUAL RIDGE RUN 5K Covenant Care Services is pleased to invite residents of Middle Georgia to the 4th Annual Ridge Run 5K for Adoption on Saturday, June 8th, 2013. The race begins and ends at the former Elam Alexander Academy, 3769 Ridge Avenue, Macon. The Kids’ Fun Run will begin at 8:00 AM, followed by the 5K start at 8:30 A.M. The Ridge Run is one of several annual Middle Georgia fundraisers that benefit Covenant Care Services, a Christian adoption agency based in Macon and serving the entire state. More information about the organization is available at www.CovenantCareAdoptions.com. D.S. Resch DSPhotoGuy.com Runner registration is $20 through June 4, and $25 from June 5 through Race Day. The Kids’ Fun Run, which includes a t-shirt and finishing ribbon, is $15. Non-runners are welcome to walk the course at the back of the race pack. Families with strollers and small children also are welcome to participate. If you would like to show you support as a “phantom runner” and receive a t-shirt while not participating on race day, the cost is also $15. Full details and online registration are available at www.RidgeRun5k.com. This is a chip-timed race. Race results will be posted on RacerPal.com within 72 hours of the race. Macon Tracks members receive a $1 discount when registering. T-Shirts are guaranteed for pre-registrations only. Overall awards will be given to the overall top three male and female finishers and the overall three top male and female masters.

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Free classes at PeachMac of Macon You have just purchased the coolest, newest, greatest device Apple has ever created. Learn how to maximize your iPad’s capabilities, learn all about your Mac, and explore iCloud. All free classes thru March. To register call478.257.6310

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5.17 3-D EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION at Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery May 17-May 31, 3-D Exhibit (or paintings/photographs of 3-D objects). An exhibit featuring the work of Middle Georgia Artists. Opening Reception, Friday, May 17, 6-8pm 2330 Ingleside Avenue MOVIES ON TAP AT THE CAPITOL, “ZOMBIE CRUSH” Movie at 7:00 p.m. $1 Donation Appreciated The story of 13 year-old Bobby, who wakes from a coma to find the world filled with Zombies – specifically, open-armed walking teen Zombies – with no adults to be seen. In this coming of age, bloody, PG comedy-romance, Bobby teams up with Sara and learns that Zombies are not what he has always imagined them to be. He is now forced to grow up and become a man. Bobby vies for Sara’s affections as the two adapt to this new world. Along the way, they discover a comical way to divert the Zombies. “THE NERD” PRESENTED BY MACON LITTLE THEATRE THRU MAY 19TH Talented playwright Larry Shue’s career was cut short by his tragic death in a plane crash in 1985. He left behind two popular comedies, “The Foreigner” and “The Nerd”. Due to last season’s enthusiastic reaction to “The Foreigner”, we will be presenting his equally riotous, “The Nerd”. One of the funniest plays ever written, this extraordinarily inventive, side-splitting comedy was first presented by the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, produced in Great Britain, then went on to Broadway. The action centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by a man he’s never met but who saved his life in Vietnam—the visitor turning out to be an incredibly inept, hopelessly stupid “nerd” who outstays his welcome with a vengeance. Be prepared for an evening of glee and unmitigated fun. Prices: Adults - $18.00 Seniors (60 up) - $15.00 Students (Up to 23) - $10. All shows start at 8:00 PM except for Sunday Matinees which start at 2:30 PM. 4220 Forsyth Rd.

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5.18 JAZZ ASSOCIATION PRESENTS BOURBON AND BRASS Back by popular demand, the Jazz Association of Macon invites you to join our organization and to join us for our annual patron party. Featuring live jazz and libations, this lovely and lively spring garden party will be from 7:30 pm-10:30 pm. 478-750-0480 LEARN TO PAINT THIS PICTURE.

Middle Georgia Art Association: Free and open to the public. Gallery open Tuesday - Friday, Noon - 5 p.m. Saturday, Noon - 3 p.m. 478.744.9557. MiddleGeorgiaArt.org. 2330 Ingleside.

Presented by Theatre Macon. This mad French bedroom frolic finds an assortment of refined people stealing through the halls and rooms of a cheap hotel comically intent on assignations. One wife, two husbands,a nephew, and the perky maid, all at this "by the hour" hotel, and consummation of the affairs is, to say the least, severely compromised, especially when there's a police raid! Thru May 25. $20.00 for General Admission, $15 students.

THE JAGGED STONES: THE PREMIER ROLLING STONES TRIBUTE with special guest, LEFTY COLLINS at the Cox Capitol Theatre. Doors at 7:30 p.m. / Show at 8:30 p.m. Admission is: $17 General Admission Advance, $20 Day of Show. These days the satisfaction of an unadulterated rock-n-roll experience isn’t easily found. Those looking to be soothed by the savage beat are getting their yayas out with The Jagged Stones, an uncanny tribute to The Rolling Stones. “The World’s Greatest Rock-n-Roll Band” comes to life with the same unbridled spirit and raw energy that made The Rolling Stones the iconic act it is today. The next best thing to the real deal, see why The Jagged Stones are causing fans to open up and say “ah!”

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5.19 THE MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: “RIGOLETTO” at Douglass Theatre. Director Michael Mayer set this production of the famed tragedy by Giuseppe Verdi about Rigoletto, the despised court jester, in Las Vegas in 1960.$20 to $24 5 pm - 7:30 pm (Sun). Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. MEMORIAL DAY AT RIVERSIDE CEMETERY Honor our veterans-living and dead. Names of Veterans interred at Riverside Cemetery since Nov. 11, 2011 will be read aloud. Mauriel and Rick Joslyn will present a program about World War I complete with costumes. 2:30PM. Free.

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5.26 JAZZ IN THE COURTYARD AT THE HISTORIC DOUGLASS THEATRE Session featuring the Ken Trimmins Quartet, Admission $5. 7-9pm. Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. CHILDREN’S POTTERY Presented by Ocmulgee National Monument. Children can learn how to make Native American Pottery and take it home with them. Free, 3-3:30pm. 1207 Emery Highway Macon, GA 31217. Also Monday, May 27th.

TUESDAY CORKS & CANVAS Presented by The 567 Center for Renewal 79:30PM. Bring a bottle of your favorite wine or other beverage to sip on, bring a friend, and learn to create an 11 x 14 painting of pomegranates and dogwood blossoms. No painting experience required. Artist Micah Goguen will guide you through the steps. $25 includes all materials for the class (except the wine), and the class lasts 2 and 1/2 hours. Space is limited. To register, call (478) 238-6051

5.28 STORYTELLERS Presented by Crossroads Writers Conference and Roasted Cafe & Lounge. On the last Tuesday of every month, come out and tell your totally true stories based on the topic provided. There are games, laughs, and insights. Win drinks, tell stories, and bond with others who love the spoken word. Free 6:30pm. 442 Second Street

5.30 GALLERY TALK WITH DALY SMITH The 567 Center for Renewal will host a gallery talk by artist Daly Smith on May 30 from 6-7:30 pm. Smith will discuss his oil paintings from the exhibit "The American Landscape", which focuses on Smith's landscape paintings of scenes from Macon and around the United States. A frequent traveler, Smith is inspired by the landscape wherever he goes and often paints "en plein air", or outdoors. The exhibit will be on display at The 567 thru30. FREE 6:00-7:30 pm. 533 Cherry St.

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RIVERSIDE CEMETERY PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS Here’s a class for basic photographic technique by daylight in our beautiful sculpture garden. Taught by Macon’s premier family of photography-brothers George and Bob Coke of Coke’s Camera.Maybe you have attended our moonlight photography class, Full Moon Euphoria? Maybe you wished for the opportunity to photograph our beautiful landscape and funerary art by day with some expert... Cost $15. 4:30-6:30pm. 1301 Riverside Dr.

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6.08 NATIONAL GET OUTDOORS DAY KICKOFF OF NENE KERRETV TRAIL at Ocmulgee National Monument 10AM-12. National Get Outdoors Day will kick off the start to the Nene Kerretv Trail. The trail was established to get more people in our community to become more active outdoors and explore what our community has to offer with history and nature. The kickoff to the trails opening will be a mile round trip hike to the Great Temple Mound. Participants in the kickoff will receive a free pedometer to come to the event. The Nene Kerretv Trail is 16 miles long and participants who complete the trail will earn a free trail tshirt. Kids can earn a Frisbee will participate in the trail’s scavenger hunt. Free event. 1207 Emery Highway, Macon, GA 31217

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6.09 “NO” FILM SCREENING Presented by Macon Film Guild at Douglass Theatre. NO (Chile, 2013, drama/history, 117 minutes, Rated R for language) Oscar-nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a public referendum on his presidency. , $5 per person. Showings 2pm, 4:30pm and 7:30pm

Macon Arts Gallery The Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is always free. For more info call 478.743.6940. 486 First St. Wild Music: Sounds & Songs of Life Presented by Museum of Arts and Sciences at Museum of Arts & Sciences March 1-September 8, 2013 - a remarkable exhibition that celebrates every note of every player in the symphony of life — is an interactive exhibit with rich experiences from three immersive environments — underwater, forest’s edge, and a city square. $10 for adults, $5 children 17 and under. 4182 Forsyth Road

Open gallery exhibits at Contemporary Arts Exchange. Resident and guest artist exhibits every First Friday, 7 - 10 p.m. MySpace.com/CAEMacon. 2nd Floor, 590 Mulberry St.

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Rock & Roll Stroll - a 2 1/2 hour guided walk through the Intown Historic residential and business district, this tour includes stories about and stops at some of the crash pads, offices and venues where Macon's music icons lived, worked and played, beginning at Washington Park on Magnolia Street and finishing at the famous H&H Restaurant on Forsyth St, where tour guests can rest and replenish on their own with vittles by everybody's favorite "Mama" Louise Hudson. Every Second Saturday of the Month, starting May 11, at 10 am. Cost is $15 per person, or $10/person for six or more in a group. Reservations required at rockcandytours@gmail.com or 478-955-5997.

farmer’s markets

Wesleyan Market every second Saturday 9am - 1pm. Held monthly, this fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods. Music, fun & educational events also offered. Free and open to the public. Mulberry Market every Wednesday. 4:30-7pm. Find a variety of all things fresh and local, from honey to breads, seasonal vegetables to grass-fed beef.

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Museum of Arts & Sciences. Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 – 5 p.m. $5 - $10. Free for Bibb Co. residents the first Sunday of each month. 478-477-3232. 4182 Forsyth Rd.

Tubman African American Museum Tuesday-Friday 9am – 5pm Sat – 11-5pm $8general admission $6 for seniors/students/military $4children www.tubmanmuseum.com

Georgia Children’s Museum: Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 -5:30, $4 per person, 2 and under free. Free admission on Tuesdays from 10:30 -1:30 for City of Macon residents and First Fridays from 5:30-8:30. The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House in Macon. This houseturned-museum was where members of the Allman Brothers Band, their roadies, friends and families lived between 1970 and 1973.Call for hours. 741.5551. 2321 Georgia Sports Hall of Fame TuesdaySaturday, 9am-5pm (admission $8 for adults; $6 college students, & military;

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As far as Chuck Leavell living in middle Georgia, what a dream it would be to have him show up at one of our gigs. 'real' job that takes up a good chunk of time. I do frequent the jam scene in Atlanta and really enjoy mixing it up with Atlanta's talented musicians. In fact all of the musicians that I have brought into the band, were musicians that I had jammed with in and around Atlanta. Joel Edwards is a very in demand bass player, and is also in The Barry Richman Band, so I feel fortunate to have him involved with us, especially since Barry Richman is so well known and busy. Dave on keys, does a lot of solo and duo work around town, with what he calls his "Coffee House Crap" but he really is entertaining and plays a plethora of songs on piano and guitar from the likes of Elton John, Billy Joel, The Beatles, James Taylor, to name a few. The rest of us are pretty much dedicated to The Jagged Stones.

ROCK ON. A Q&A WITH KEEF FROM THE JAGGED STONES, A ROLLING STONES TRIBUTE BAND BY MEAGAN EVANS

It looks like y'all live in the Atlanta area, did you grow up in the south? Stephen Skipper, Skip Jagger, and Martin Abbott, our drummer, were born and raised here in the Atlanta area. The rest of us are Damn Yankees, you know, the Yankees that come down here to the south and decide to stay. Joel Edwards(Bass) from Chicago, David Lang (piano) from Buffalo NY, Eddie Broduer (lead gtr) is from Boston, and I am from NYC. Except for me all of the transplants are down here well over 20 years, I'm the newbie at about 3 years. How long have you been playing music, is the Jagged Stones your only band right now? I've been playing music since I was in 5th grade. I started with the clarinet, and really fell in love with music and practiced it a lot such that I became 1st chair in the Junior band in middle school. Our music teacher must have seen something and in 6th grade 'asked for volunteers' to switch to double reed instruments either oboe or bassoon, being about 4' 8" at the time, he ruled out bassoon for me, and gave me a more manageable

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oboe, and told me "you'll thank me for switching you when you become a professional musician Oboe & Bassoon players can always get gigs". Now I understand its kind of like being a singing bass players, they are very in demand. By the time I hit 9th grade in High School, I got exposed to rock music and after some brief lessons on the bass, I switched to guitar and susequently lost all the musicianship I ever had. I switched to playing by ear and lost all of my musician skills and sight reading, etc. Once I got proficient on guitar, my older brother introduced me to two albums that forever changed me; The Allman Brothers Live at The Fillmore East, and The Rolling Stones Get Yer Yah-Yah's out. Those three lead guitarists (Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, and Mick Taylor) were extremely influential on my playing. It was until later at least 20 years later that I discovered the key to the universe of getting Keith Richards sound, when one of my work friends happen to show me Open G tuning during an office jam. Yeah, we used to keep two guitars in the closet at work and jam lunch time, lol. The Jagged Stones is the only band I play in mostly because I have a daytime

Why did you pic the Stones to cover? One of my jam buddies saw this ad on Craigslist for a Rolling Stones tribute audition, and dragged me to it. I auditioned as Mick Taylor, as I told you above, who is a tremendous influence on my playing. My friend auditioned as Keith and didn't really do so well. Skip and I hit it off at pretty much the first verse of my audition. I remember it vividly. I walked towards the club from the parking lot and thought I heard the juke box playing "Let It Bleed" and then as I got closer I noticed it didn't match the album fills and tempo was a little off so it must be the audition. I thought wow, whoever is Mick Jagger is nailing it, and must be really good and kind of felt insecure about going through with the audition. I had arrived there about 2 hours early and checked in with the guy running the audition and told him my audition buddy had not arrived yet and we were sheculed to audition together. He said well there is a lead guitar slot open on the stage, why don't you plug in. As I was setting up, they got to the bridge: I was dreaming of a steel guitar engagement...." and nobody in the band knew the chords to the bridge and it train wrecked. By the time I got plugged in I asked the other guys if they knew the bridge and they seemed to be in agreement that they should just keep playing the part they know over the bridge. I showed them the bridge and we repeated the song. I think Skip was impressed, and then we did “Wild Horses” and I played the fills off the album, and Skip gawked the rest of the song, and told me 'You are in as the lead guitarist if you want it!!!!". As we were waiting for the next "Keith" to setup for the audition, I was fooling around with my acoustic guitar and started playing “Love in Vain,” and Skip came over and started singing it. It sounded as if we were playing back a recording of the first verse from Get Yer Yah-Yahs out version. Skip and I

just really connected that day, and he asked me which Keith I thought we should go with. My answer was "None, you can get another lead guitarist easier than you can get a strong Keith Richards, how about you give me a shot at being Keith". Skip was reluctant to lose me on lead guitar, but gave it a shot and I've been in that slot ever since.

What aspects of each of their personas do you think you need to mimic to really capture them on stage? Well I looked up Rock & Roll in the dictionary and also on Wiki, and they both had no text definition, just a picture of Keith Richards. So I can't think of anybody else in Rock & Roll that would be more fun to play other than Keef. I mean his clothes, and mannerisms are to say the least unique. I have watched a lot of concert footage and interviews with Keef to try and pick up on his subtleties and wardrobe. I really still have to work on my Keith speaking voice impersonation a lot more. I really love the Stones especially the Mick Taylor era and I know it's cliche but the entire band really enjoys each other and are friends. Our fans have told us that it is very obvious on stage that we all get along and have fun with the music. The funniest anectode is when we first hired the horns, the old salty veteran Ray Tanner Jr, comes up to me after our performance and says to me, "I just don't get it", I say "What is it that you don't get??". Rays says to me "Any band that I have ever played with that is this size, always has at least 1 or 2 'jerks' in the band, You guys don't and are all a pleasure to work with and hang out with". I just said, "Oh we had them, but we cut them loose a while ago". I'm pretty sure our audience will notice and we encourage you to come up and chat with us after the show. I really enjoy connecting with the fans. We try to add a few new songs to our repertoire to keep the guys sharp, and depending on the size of the venue, we tailor the set list to connect with the audience. The smaller shows we are just a 6 piece and we pick songs that are not very horn dependent like "The Last Time, Under My Thumb, and other early singles hits". When we play with the horns we load up on horn songs, like Heartbreaker, Bitch, Loving Cup, etc. What is your favorite Stones song to play? For me I would say “Honky Tonk Women” as it epitomizes Keith's style. A close second is “Can't You Hear Me Knockin,” as to me it is The Stones showing you that they can jam, and it's very close to my love for the Allman Brothers music and their jamming style Sympathy is fun for me, as it is usually different each time and is my all time favorite Mick


With tributes, you are lucky if you get people who either look like or sound like the real thing, with us you get both. Taylor solo, yeah I play both Keith's and Taylor's solo too ;-).

Are you aware that the stones keyboard player, Chuck Leavell lives in middle Georgia? When I moved down here, I was thrilled to be in driving distance of Macon, and have visited the Big House Museum quite often, and even have my name on the Fence Foundation fund contributors at Duane's grave in Rose Hill Cemetery. Back up North I was known at the jams as "The Allman Brothers guy" as I have really studied Duane & Dickey for most of my life. My friends have told me that I must have The Live at The Fillmore East album on a tape loop in my brain as I can play much of it note for note. Well it's the same for Yah-Yahs but they didn't know until recently that I was a closet Stones fanatic. As far as Chuck Leavell and him living in middle Georgia, what a dream it would be to have him show up at one of our gigs. Of course I know a lot about Chuck being a huge fan of the ABB and The Stones. What a marvelous career he has had playing with The ABB, Clapton, and The Stones, and still going strong. Clearly the best rock pianist on the planet, and a hell of a musician as I have noticed in the Stones films he seems to be the musical director. Tell us about your show. What can we expect? I would say because of our age, The Jagged Stones capture the Stones in the 90's and 00's. There isn't a better Mick Jagger out there. Skip sings, looks, and

moves like Jagger. It is really uncanny how much he looks like Mick Jagger. At our shows, I find there are moments where we are channeling Mick & Keith and often I find myself feeling like I am having an out of body, surreal experience watching Skip and that we have that Mick & Keith chemistry (the good times, that is) going both on the stage and off. With tributes you are lucky if you get people who either look like or sound like the real thing, and its very rare to have both. Skip does it all and is the complete Mick Jagger. He is also the hardest working performer I have ever seen, and frankly I am amazed that he can keep that high energy level throughout the whole show. We very carefully perused through The Stones vast catalog and selected songs that cover a wide range of their styles from 60's 3 minute singles, classic rock, ballads, country, disco/dance, blues, and pop and also matched them to our lineup of Atlanta's best musicians so that the band members personalities really shine through the songs. Our audiences have given us very positive feedback on the song selection, and we have listened to what they are requesting and added them to our repertoire. We try very hard to arrange the sets so that we take you on a roller coaster ride with lots of dynamics and tempo/them changes throughout the set. We cover the most popular songs for the casual fans and also get to some deep cuts for the avid fans. The most common feedback we have received is that "You guys put on a show and just don't play the songs, you perform them".

THE BIG “O” The Big “O” Youth Educational Dream Foundation has now officially changed its name to the Otis Redding Foundation. The Foundation has a new logo to accompany the name. However, its mission remains the same: Progress through Education – Enlightenment through Music” “We are thrilled to enter this new phase,” says the Foundation’s executive director, Karla Redding-Andrews, daughter of Otis Redding, Jr. “The logo represents the soul and feel of Otis Redding, and with this new name we are sure to gain more national and international attention for the work we do to stress the importance of music and the arts.” The Foundation continues its hard work in the world of music and education by providing programs and scholarship opportunities. The 6th annual Big “O” Singer/Songwriter Camp will be held June 17-21, 2013 in Macon, Ga. where 30-35 aspiring songwriters, musicians and producers ages 13-17, attend workshops to enhance the areas of their talents. “The camp and other programs presented by the Foundation will continue to bring incredible music education to the best and brightest young musicians in the country” states Mrs. Redding. Established in 2007 by Mrs. Zelma Redding in her husband’s honor, the Otis Redding Foundation, with its roots in music, has created educational awareness programs in the arts and humanities. To honor Otis’ dream, the Otis Redding Foundation provides opportunities for youth to improve their academic performance by helping them make choices in life that enrich rather than endanger. By providing programs that ignite dreams in our future generation of leaders, we remain dedicated to connecting the universal relevance of music to serve as a catalyst for education and other youth oriented initiatives. 11thHourOnline.com

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BY LARRY SCHLESINGER Macon City Council Ward 3, Post 1

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n the winter of1957 and long before he came to be known worldwide as singer/songwriter Bob Dylan, Bobby Zimmerman, took his hometown Hibbing High School stage along with his group of musicians at the time - The Golden Chords. The occasion was the high school's annual Jacket Jamboree that served as the school's annual antidote for the cabin fever that gripped Minnesota's Iron Range during the wintertime. Legend has it that this was The Golden Chords' first public performance ever, and according to witnesses, Bobby just bounded onto the stage in Little Richard impersonation, singing rock 'n roll just as loudly and boldly as he possibly could. He pounded the school piano à la Little Richard so hard that one of the foot pedals actually broke off. The stir that followed this performance among the adults present at that time was quite typical of the time and included demands for the ban of such 'violent' music on the high school stage and even a call for Bobby's immediate expulsion from school. But looking back on it now with the gift of 20/20 hindsight, we understand that scene to be just one of the many birth pangs that rock 'n roll was experiencing everywhere throughout our nation, that were all largely initiated by 'The Architect', Macon's own Little Richard. I commend Mercer University President Bill Underwood for conveying the honorary degree of Doctor of Humanities upon Richard Wayne Penniman at its Macon graduation ceremony last week. Richard is, after all, a child of Pleasant Hill and Hudson High School. He initially performed here at local churches, and at venues like the Tic Tock Club, the Douglass Theater, and the Macon City Auditorium. But amazingly and despite the poverty of his youth and the segregation that prejudice brought, Richard's first hit record, "Tutti Fruiti", crossed over to the Billboard Top 100 chart, topping there at No. 17 and ultimately selling a million copies. "Long Tall Sally, his next hit record sold over a million copies and made it into the Billboard top ten and No. 1 on its R&B chart. Incredibly for that time, Little Richard managed to post 18 hit singles in less than three years that people of all types embraced.

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On Saturday, not far from where Little Richard grew up decades ago in Macon, Mercer University bestowed the music legend with an honorary doctorate of humanities. In recognition of all this and more, Little Richard Penniman was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award was bestowed upon him as was the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. And In 2010, the Library of Congress even included "Tutti Fruitti" in its National Recording Registry, describing it as announcing "a new era in music." Pianist, arranger, record producer, songwriter and former child actor H. B. Barnum once remarked that Little Richard "opened the door. He brought the races together." And in hindsight, we all now can see that Richard's "new era of music" did exactly that; it touched and brought us all together in a truly transcendent and enduring way under a musical banner to which we all now relate that continues to do so in virtually every corner of our So my hat is off to Mercer University and its President, Bill Underwood., for paying homage to 'The Architect' by bestowing the honorary degree of Doctor of Humanities upon him. Justifiably, our own Richard Wayne Penniman deserves that title, because in so many ways, he has profoundly transformed and united our entire world.

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For the past 16 and a half years Stephen has entertaining thousands of people as a ventriloquist at The Comedy Stephen and Friend Barn in Pigeon Forge. But that isn’t why I’m writing about him, although it’s pretty cool that I can say that my cousin is an entertainer and a darn good ventriloquist to boot. A while back, Stephen saw a documentary on The History Channel called “80 Acres of Hell” about a Civil War prisoner of war camp at Chicago, Illinois called Camp Douglas. Camp Douglas was the North’s version of Andersonville which at its’ peak housed over 12,000 Confederate prisoners in 1864. Over 18,000 prisoners in total passed through Camp Douglas during the Civil War with an estimated 6000 dying of disease from the horrible conditions of the prison. As he watched the movie, Stephen recalled that according to family lore, his Great-GreatGreat Grandfather William Spurlock had walked home from a POW camp in Illinois. Spurlock was born in Monroe County, Georgia on November 8, 1828 and was living in Shellman, Georgia, down in R a n d o l p h County, when the Civil War broke out. According to Stephen, Spurlock was “drafted after the conscription act Corporal William Spurlock of 1862, or he enlisted realizing that he was going to be drafted. He served in the 55th GA Infantry and was promoted to Corporal within a year of his enlistment. Within another 9 months he and the rest of the 55th were captured on September 9, 1863 at Cumberland Gap TN. He spent the next 20 months in Camp Douglas where many of his compatriots died.” Upon release from Camp Douglas, each prisoner was required to sign an oath of allegiance to the United States, many of whom were shipped to the West to fight Native Americans. Those who refused to sign had to walk home. That was the case for Corporal Spurlock. That’s pretty awesome stuff unto itself, but Stephen got an idea. Realizing that the 150th anniversary of the Civil War

is upon us, he thought what better way to commemorate the anniversary than to recreate his Grandfather’s walk? With that the idea for “The Long Walk Home” was born next year in 2015, Stephen will do just that and traverse the same path that Corporal Spurlock did a century and a half ago.

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I asked the married, 43-year old father of three, ventriloquist what his wife Heather thought about him taking this adventure on. He replied, “She thinks it’s a little crazy, but she married a man who plays with dolls, so she's kinda used to the craziness.” In preparing for the 900 mile walk, Stephen has been competing in 5K races and he says, “As time gets closer to the actual walk I will be walking 10+ miles a day with a few 20 and 30 mile days thrown in at random to get me ready.” It should take Stephen a full month of walking 8 hours per day, averaging 3 miles per hour to complete the trek. The final leg of Stephen’s journey will take him through Georgia as he is projected to arrive at Smith’s Station on Day 28, Cusseta on Day 29, Richland on Day 30 and finishing up on Day 31 in Shellman. Shellman is a small town of 1166 residents and is about 35 miles Northwest of Albany. “The Long Walk Home” will be filmed as a documentary, with filming slated to begin this September on the 150th anniversary of Spurlock’s capture. Stephen will Co-Produce the film along with director Kevin Burke and plans to release it through film festivals and hopefully cable TV. If you would like more information about Stephen and the progress of “The Long Walk Home, please visit his Facebook page by searching “The Long Walk Home”. I hope that you will all visit his page and send him notes of encouragement. I’m very proud of my cousin and wish him the best of luck in his quest! I’ll keep you informed of his progress.


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20’s Pub Boasting freshly prepared sandwiches, salads and dinner specials in a well-lit tavern-like setting. LD • BAR • $ 3076 Riverside Dr. AP’s Hidden Hideaway Making homecooked meals like your mamma used tomake.Menu also features burgers, sandwiches, wings and more. LD • BAR $ 4274 Broadway. Open Tues-Fri 3pm - 2am. Sat and Sunday at noon.Waiter service and outdoor seating available. (478) 781-5656

Bearfoot Tavern Downtown Macon’s only sports tavern with loads of beers on tap, 25 in bottles, great food and flat screen tvs at every booth. LD • BAR • $ 401 Cherry Street. Open Monday through Friday at 4:00 p.m and all day on Saturday and Sunday at noon.

Billy’s Clubhouse Come try Billy's new menu with our angus burgers, colossal sandwiches, great salads, appetizers and more. Lunch and dinner specials available as well as our late nite menu. "We upped our standards, Now up yours!" LD • $ • BAR 1580 Forest Hill Road, Macon. Mon-Sat 11a2p, Sun 12:30p - 12a. Buffalos Cafe on Zebulon You know this place has great wings, but they also feature a large selection of salads and sandwiches, large screen tvs to watch all your favorite games and a popular trivia night for the whole family. LD • BAR • $ 5990 Zebulon Rd. CJ’s Bar & Grill You can’t really call this bar food. Is it fried, yes, but it’s fresh and so, so good! Sloppy nachos, great burgers and chicken wraps. LD • BAR • $ 2910 Riverside Drive, 757-3262 Friends Bar & Grill Serving up your favorite homestyle dishes, along with famous burgers, chicken tenders and other bar food staples. 7405 Industrial Highway, 784-9191

Fowl Play Downtown Macon’s only wing house specializing in dozens of flavors, bar food staples and some surprising specialties, including Sloppy Joe Nachos, amazing sandwiches (such as the fried shrimp po boy), entrees, salads, and more. Also open late Thur - Sat til 4am. LD • BAR • $ 580 Cherry St

Locos Grill & Pub Casual, kid-friendly, family dining.We’re talking great food, sports on the big screens and a full bar. Fantastic weekly specials and live

dogs, hamburgers, and other sandwiches. BLD • $ 430 Cotton Avenue, 743.1368

The Rookery There isn’t a place downtown that has been serving us longer.The Rookery offers some of the best comfort food in Macon. Burgers, Nachos, Sandwiches and daily lunch specials that can’t be beat. LD BAR $ 543 Cherry Street, 746-8658

Wild Wing Cafe Newly opened franchise at the Shoppes at River Crossing, fantastic wings in over 30 flavors, over 20 brews on tap, great salads and one of the few dining options in North Macon that offers live music on the weekends. LD • BAR $-$$, 477.WILD

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Margaritas Four locations serving Macon......Presidential Pkwy., Zebulon Rd., Bass Rd and Mercer Village....outdoor dining available at Bass and Mercer. 24 draft beers at Mercer Village location. LD • BAR • $ El Sombrero Witha brand new outside dining patio, this is the place to get some fresh, authentic mexican cuisine in downtown Macon. Mariachi bands on Wednesday and Thursday nights. LD • BAR • $ Located off Spring Street in the Baconsfield Shopping Center.

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Dovetail Downtown Macon’s newest restaurant featuring farm to table cuisine and a fully stocked bar of premier bourbons measured by “the finger.” Southern crafted small plates and inspired entrees in a cozy, lodge-like atmosphere. Located above the Rookery, they do accept reservations. D •

Ingleside Village Pizza IVP has the best pizza in town and the best beer selection. Keep it classy with the white pizza and a Stella Artois or, keep it real with a slice of the ultimate and a 24-oz. High Life. LD • BAR $ 2396 Ingleside Avenue, & downtown across from Mercer Univ.

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Guiseppi’s Pizza With fresh baked pizza and exclusive wedgies, pasta dishes and salads, this pizza place has a little something for everyone. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4-7pm. LD • BAR • $-$$ Tom Hill Sr. Blvd.

Market City Café – Superb sandwiches, homemade soups, loaded salads, pizza and pastas. Unique breakfast menu including gourmet coffees and teas. Dinner now being served Fridays and Saturdays featuring seafood and steak specials. Full bar, excellent wine cellar. Full catering services on or off site. Open Tues-Thur, 7am-6pm; Friday and Saturday 7am-9pm. 502 Cherry St., Macon 257-6612 BLD • BAR • $-$$

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Roasted Cafe & Lounge Serving delicious specialty deli-style sandwiches like the Cali Club,The Greek Heat and Roasted Chicken. Also, delicious salads and grown-up PB&Js.Try their famous Date Shake or specialty coffees. 442 Second Street, downtown Macon.

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music on the weekends. Delivery and catering also available. LD BAR • $ 2440 Riverside Drive.

specialty sandwiches 7 days a week. One of the few restaurants downtown open on Sundays and the only late night eatery on Saturdays 12:30am til 3am! LD • $ 587 Cherry Street, 254.3059. Second location; Greek Corner Pizza also offers calzones, pizzas, greek firies and plenty of ready-made desserts. Forsyth Street.

Eating out with kids doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here are local restaurants offering meal deals for kids. Now you can enjoy an affordable night of family-friendly dining without breaking the bank.

BAR • $$-$$$ 543 Cherry Street, 238.4693. Hours: 5:30-10 p.m.TuesdaysThursdays; 5:30-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays

The Downtown Grill Slightly upscale dining serving specialties like Andouillecrusted rainbow trout, cranberry and goat cheese stuffed filets and desserts to die for. Also features an extensive wine list and it’s own humidor. Free valet parking. D • BAR • $$-$$$ 562 Mulberry Street, 742.5999 The Tic Toc Room Contemporary setting with a sophisticated menu, great wine selection. D • BAR • $$-$$$ 401Cherry Street, 743.4645

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Metropolis Cafe Offering Greek, Mediterranean and Indian Cuisine. Macon - 2460 Riverside Dr. (478) 464-0247; Hours of operation: Mon. – Sun., 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. $-$$

Ninja Japanese Steakhouse Newly opened in downtown Macon, enjoy their unique and delicious sushi options prepared by owner and 20-year chef, along side freshly prepared Japanese offerings. Open for lunch and dinner. Full bar available. Located in Mulberry Street Lane, across from Tokyo Alley. LD • BAR • $-$$

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Dig In. The Nene Kerretv Trail

by Meagan Rydholm

What a better way to celebrate the beginning of summer than by spending a day with the family amongst the beautiful forestry of the Ocmulgee National Monument?

On June 8, help celebrate National Get Outdoors Day by participating in the kickoff of the Nene Kerretv Trail. The National Get Outdoors Day is an effort to help people around the world become more active to help combat the current obesity rate in the country. “We picked June 8 because it is National Get Outdoors Day, which is part of Michelle Obama’s campaign to get people outdoors and active as well, and we are the only people who are celebrating that day”, said Park Ranger Angela Bates. The trail consists of sixteen miles total and is an accumulation of many other trails currently existing. The name, Nene Kerretv means Path to Discovery. “I thought that the name was a great name because you get to discover Macon, you get to discover the history, the outdoors, a healthy lifestyle, so that is where the name comes from” said Bates. The event starts at 10 am, and at 11 there will be a small hike from the visitors center to the temple mound and back which totals a one mile hike just to start getting people outdoors and truly experiencing all that the park has to offer. Bates hopes for an attendance of at least a few hundred Maconites. Upon arriving on June 8, all participants will receive a free complimentary pedometer to keep track of how many calories they have burned as well as to keep track of far they have gone total.

The sixteen miles of trails can be completed at any time throughout the summer to work towards completion of the entire path. Once you walk all sixteen miles participants will earn a tee shirt and children will also earn a Frisbee upon completion of a 12-part scavenger hunt with three questions at each station along the trail. There will be an opportunity to prove participation through posting pictures at each site on the Facebook page or by a direct message to the Facebook page to earn the tee shirt. For more information visit either the Facebook page by typing in Ocmulgee National Monument or by visiting the website at www.nps.gov/ocmu/index.htm.

Also at the Monument: Thru May 27 Children's Pottery Children can learn how to make Native American Pottery and take it home with them. Free. Saturday and Sundays, 3pm.

June 5-June 26 Children's Summer Workshop Children can come and spend the day at Ocmulgee National Monument and learn the history and culture of the Native American that once lived here. Registration is required. Ages required 6-12 years of age (478) 752-8257

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WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO.... NOT TO MISS CONCERTS, FESTIVALS, BENEFITS AND SO MUCH MORE! Experimental/Afro-Beat seven-piece THE BRAND NEW LIFE will be making thier debut Macon show on Friday, June 7th at Roasted Cafe & Lounge. The acclaimed group features members that routinely support now indie-giants REPTAR as their horn section. This is a "don't miss" for Macon.

Ah, sit back and smell the pollen. At least we can be happy the weather has been as pleasant as it has. I was easily fooled into thinking Macon has mild summers during my first few years living here, but the truth of the matter is the next few months are going to either whip you into shape or give you a reason to get out of town. That's why in the next issue of the 11th Hour, you can expect a full guide on ways to stay cool around Middle Georgia - per the watchful guidance of Brad Evans and yours truly. Let's call it "Brad & Sean Beat Summer: Staying Cool in Middle Georgia". But for now, let's talk about what you can do until then. The Macon Love Rugby Team will be doing their first official pub crawl throughout downtown on Friday the 17th, so don't be alarmed if you wander upon a group heavily intoxicated men all wearing the same uniform. I heard that rugby tradition is if you buy one man on a team a drink, each member of the team will buy you a drink - so try it out.. When you do see them, ask about their upcoming schedule and what you need to do to come to a match. The 17th is jam-packed with live music through the city, so plan accordingly. Ponderosa is making a special appearance at The Rookery, Mama's Love is up the street at Roasted, The Vineyard and Josh Daniel are at Grant's,and Dank Sinatra will be taking over the Hummingbird. That's just what's going on downtown there's plenty more at the surrounding bars and clubs. The Jagged Stones set up shop at the Cox Capitol Theatre on Saturday the 18th. I think the only really amazing cover band I've seen in Macon

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would be Zoso, but I'm also not one to make it out to those sort of things, however Jagged Stones have consistently received the acclaim as being one of the top Stones tribute acts in the nation. I don't foresee having the money to see the real deal anytime in the near future, so if you're in a similar situation it might be worthwhile to pay the Theatre a visit. If you feel like making a short trip out of town (and won't be going to that giant festival in Alabama‌), the CutBait Music Festival will be running throughout the weekend in Columbus. Featuring co-headlining performances from Mother's Finest, Sister Hazel, and Shooter Jennings, the festival has a wide variety of vendors, activities, and other artists performing (Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights, Ruby Velle). Columbus-Muscogee County is a fine example of a consolidated local government that has paid off for all those involved. The historic district of the city has been in a continual process of revitalization and the same goes for the surrounding area. Who would have thought Columbus would be a nice place for vacation..? "Hotel Paradiso" opens at Theatre Macon on Friday the 17th and runs until the following Saturday (25th). The strangely comedic play should make for a wonderful wrap up for the Theatre's twenty-sixth season. Congrats to them! If you're interested in purchasing tickets for the show, give the Theatre a call at 478-746-9485. The Big House will be hosting a special memorial concert in honor of one of Macon's brighter souls - Jodie McNeil Gooch - who passed away earlier this year. An all-star lineup includ-

June 6th - Good Graeff @ The Hummingbird Stage & Taproom June 7th - Halluva Auction @ Terminal Station

ing Travis Denning, Mystery Road, Louise Warren and more will play through the tunes that Jodie loved. The concert is completely free - the Big House and Jodie's friends and family just want those who knew and loved her to celebrate here memory, and for those who didn't to learn to what a kind person she was. If you're feeling a bit creative, The 567 Center is hosting their "Corks & Canvas" event on May 23rd. The event is a casual way for anyone with the common interest of creating art to socialize in a casual environment. Bring along your favorite bottle of wine or spirits and join in the revelry that is buzzed drawing. Remember: friends make sure friends draw drunk.. The Douglass Theatre is proud to present an evening of jazz from local favorites, the Ken Trimmins Quartet, on Sunday, May 26th. Trimmins and his group are well know for providing some of the best jazz in the area and never fail to entertain. Jazz is fun, just ask Ron Burgundy. Storytellers will be hosted at Roasted (ha) on Tuesday, May 28th. If you've never been to one of these events (presented by Crossroads Writers Group), prepare to laugh, cry, and make new friends - all in the company of some the best storytellers in the area. Don't let your stage fright get the best of you though - all stories are welcomed and encouraged. Plus, you can get tons of information the upcoming Crossroads Writers Conference happening this fall. As I mentioned, be on the lookout for the upcoming feature of "Brad & Sean Beat Summer: Staying Cool in Middle Georgia". Until then..

June 8th - The Front Bottoms & Guests @ Drunken Unicorn ATLANTA June 9th - Second Sunday ft. Sophia Bastain @ Washington Park

June 9th - "No" - Macon Film Guild @ Douglass Theatre June 14th - One Horse Parade & Guests @ Grant's Lounge

league $1Wellsall Day! MON dart drinks TUES 3-4-1 open mic night WED TeamTrivia 7-9pm MIC NIGHT THUR OPEN $8 BOTTOMLESS MUGS

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FRI 5/17

Uncle Earl & Friends 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive Mama T AP’s Hidden Hideaway Boothill Billy’s Clubhouse

The Vineyard Grant’s Lounge

Dank Sinatra The Hummingbird

Jeremy Johnson Mellow Mushroom, 8pm free! Mama’s Love Roasted Cafe & Lounge

Ponderosa w/ 100 Watt Horse The Rookery Wartown Wild Wing Cafe

SAT 5/18

The Skeeterz AP’s Hidden Hideaway

The Jagged Stones - Rolling Stones Tribute Band Cox Capitol Theatre Josh Daniel Band The Hummingbird Gunshy Billy’s Clubhouse

StereoFidelics Roasted Cafe & Lounge Scott Brantley Wild Wing Cafe

SUN 5/19

John Stanley & Mama T Tribute to Lightning The Backporch, 2-7:30pm

TUES 5/21

Jason Hobbs The Hummingbird

THURS 5/23 Muddy Guy Billy’s Clubhouse

CJ Fields The Hummingbird Lewis & JP Wild Wing Cafe

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FRI 5/24

B Keith Williams 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive Shawn Bradshaw AP’s Hidden Hideaway CJ Fields Billy’s Clubhouse Sever Grant’s Lounge

KidSyc@Brandywine The Hummingbird

Eddie Stone Mellow Mushroom, 9pm free! Amerigo Gazaway w/ Sweet Knievel Roasted Cafe & Lounge Rosson Ridley Band Wild Wing Cafe

SAT 5/25

Yesterdaze Rock AP’s Hidden Hideaway Planet Retro The Hummingbird

Now and Then Mellow Mushroom

Radiolucent Roasted Cafe & Lounge Radio Cult Wild Wing Cafe

SUN 5/26

Big Mike & Booty Papas APs Hidden Hideaway, 3-8pm

TUES 5/28

Jason Hobbs The Hummingbird Open Mic Night Backporch Lounge

WED 5/29

Matt Pippen Wild Wing Cafe, 8:30pm

THURS 5/30

B Keith Williams Locos Grill Open Mic Night Billy’s Clubhouse

Ronnie Pickman Wild Wing Cafe

FRI 5/31

B Keith Williams 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive Big Mike AP’s Hidden Hideaway Matt Rogers Billy’s Clubhouse

Session Road The Hummingbird

Baxter James & Ross Destree Mellow Mushroom, 8pm free! Treedom Roasted Cafe & Lounge Big Daddy & Co. Wild Wing Cafe

DRINK SPECIALS/ SPECIAL EVENTS

Ladies - 2 for 1 Everything, Free pool and darts BJs Downtown

Happy hour til 9pm, jam & rehearse 7-10pm, 20’s Pub

College - $2 Wells, Domestics & Pizza, BJs Downtown

MONDAYS

45¢ wings Chasen’s Lounge

Ladies Night: Free wells for gals all night, DJ Billys Clubhouse

Everyday 4-7pm: $1 beers and $6 domestic pitchers $2 Beers All day Everyday, Locos

$8 Bottomless Mugs at The Hummingbird

Free pool 11a-4p Monday - Wed Hud’s on Gray Hwy.

$2 Wells & Domestics, .50 Wings BJs Downtown $1 Wells all night, The Bird

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$3.25 22oz Bud & Bud Lt Drafts • $13 Bud & Bud Lt Buckets • $2 House Vodkas Wild Wing Cafe

B Keith Williams The Hummingbird

TUESDAYS

tba AP’s Hidden Hideaway Stokes Billy’s Clubhouse

Loose Skrews Wild Wing Cafe

FRI 6/7

The Brand New Life Roasted Cafe & Lounge Session Road Billy’s Clubhouse

Gray Brantley Mellow Mushroom, 8pm free!

THURSDAYS

25% off all appetizers, Happy Hour 3-6 and 9-Cl Macon Mellow Everyday 4-7pm: $1 beers and $6 domestic pitchers, Ladies $2 Margaritas, Locos 2-4-1 Tuesdays - Calls & Imports, $1 Nachos BJs Downtown Industry Night - 25% off at Chasen’s Lounge

3-4-1 Drinks every Tuesday The Hummingbird

2 for Tues- buy 8 wings and get 8 free! $2 domestic drafts 4p-CL Wild Wing Billy’s Bar Bingo 7pm Billy’s Clubhouse

WEDNESDAYS

(4pm-Close) $2 domestic Pints, $4 Bombs and $4 Baby Guiness Shots Wild Wing $1 drafts, $2 wells all night! Chasen’s Lounge

Seniors Day - $1 beers until 7pm. Ladies Night - 50¢ wells & drafts. Hud’s on Gray Hwy. Ladies Night 7pm-CL: $2 House Wine, $5 Martinis Macon Mellow

Everyday 4-7pm: $1 beers and $6 domestic pitchers $2 Beers All day Everyday, Locos 2-4-1 Drinks every Wednesday The Hummingbird

Hud’s on Gray Hwy - Free pool, Karaoke, $2 Jose

2-4-1 Jagerbombs, $3.50 craft beer Mellow Mushroom 7p-close $1 drafts/ $2 wells 20’s Pub

Taco Rita Nite- $2 tacos, $3 margaritas, $6 Mega-ritas, $4 Irish Bombs Wild Wing

Everyday 4-7pm: $1 beers and $6 domestic pitchers $2 Beers All day Everyday, Locos

FRIDAYS

$4 select premium liquor Mellow Mushroom

Buy 1/Get 1 wells 8-until, Giveaways! AP’s Hideaway Everyday, Miller Lite buckets just $12! Wild Wing

SATURDAYS

Everyday 4-7pm: $1 beers and $6 domestic pitchers $2 Beers All day Everyday, Locos $10 Beer Buckets, 20’s Pub $4 select premium liquor Mellow Mushroom

Game Day Specials: 2 for 1 bombs and $1 domesic drafts Billy’s Clubhouse $13 Miller Lt & Coors Lt Buckets Wild Wing Cafe

SUNDAYS

$10 beer buckets, 20’s Pub

12-3pm:1/2 price Bloody Mary, Mimosa, Mint Julep, Sangria or Mojito Mellow Mushroom

$3.25 22oz Bud & Bud Lt Drafts, $13 Bud & Bud Lt Buckets $3 Bloody Marys Wild Wing Service Industry - $2 Wells & Domestics BJ’s Downtown 12:30-5: Bloody Mary Buffet Locos


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SATURDAY, MAY 18 Jagged Stones @ Capitol Theatre

SUNDAY, MAY 19 The Big House Remembers Jodie

The Jagged Stones are the premier Rolling Stones tribute band, emulating the look and sound of the iconic rockers. Formed in the fall of 2011 in Atlanta Georgia, the six guys who play in the band are all accomplished veterans of the local music scene. The front man and lead singer is Stephen "Skip" Skipper, who not only has the moves and vocals familiar to Rolling Stones fans, but whose uncanny resemblance to Mick Jagger makes audiences forget they're not actually watching and listening to the Hall of Fame rockers dubbed "The World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band". Demonstrating their dedication to replicate on stage the sound of the Rolling Stones, Skip also plays the signature sax parts heard in songs like "Brown Sugar" and "Can't You Hear Me Knocking".

Presented by The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House. The Allman Brothers Band Museum at The Big House is hosting a free concert in memory of Jodie McNeil Gooch on Sunday May 19, starting at 2:00 p.m. featuring Mystery Road, Scott Little, Just Us, Vic Stanley, The Neal Lucas Band, Mike Causey, Louise Warren, Josh Graff, Travis Denning, the GABBA All-Stars and more friends of Jodie! The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House, 2321 Vineville Avenue, Macon. Lawn chairs, blankets, picnics & coolers are welcome.

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Wednesday nights at Roasted Cafe & Lounge with the Captain!

Saturdays at Chasen’s Lounge Every Friday & Saturday, Friends Bar & Grill, Macon Sundays 9pm The Backporch Lounge

BAR BINGO

Every Tuesday night, come play with friends, great prizes! 7-9pm 20’s Pub

Every Monday - Loco’s Grill & Pub Thursdays, Stone-Baked Bingo 7:30pm Mellow Mushroom

TRIVIA

Tuesdays, Grant’s Lounge

All-Star Trivia every Monday 7-9pm, 20’s Pub Wednesdays at Roasted Cafe

Tuesday Night Trivia (8pm) with Outspoken Entertainment., Wild Wing Cafe

Wednesdays at Margaritas Mercer Village location

Mellow Trivia, every Tuesday at 8:30, Mellow Mushroom

Trivia with Tyler at Loco’s every Wednesday, 8:30pm!

Fridays 7pm at Chasen’s Lounge

Every Wednesday at The Rookery, compete for $5,000 grand prize! 8pm

Every Wednesday at The Bird, 7pm.

POKER

Nightly Poker 7:30p, Friends Bar Nightly Poker 9p, BJ Billiards

Sunday 7p, Billy’s Clubhouse

Monday nights at Sticky Fingers! 7pm - No buy in! Cash prizes. Tues,Wed & Thurs 7pm - until at AP’s Hidden Hideaway

DANK SINATRA @ THE BIRD

FRIDAY 5/17

DANK SINATRA @ THE HUMMINGBIRD

Formed in the spring of 2010, the Athens, GA based sextet, Dank Sinatra, has been making some noise around the Southeast over the past two and a half years. Blending countless different genres into a melting pot of music, Dank Sinatra’s sound is something that can only be described once it has been experienced. Along the way Dank has shared the stage with many artists including Big Gigantic, Eliot Lipp, Alex B, Moon Taxi, Zoogma, The Heavy Pets, and The Mantras. The band is continuously pushing themselves to create a unique sound and defy any genre descriptions that people place on them.

MAMA’S LOVE @ ROASTED

Mama’s Love is an American Rock band formed in Athens, Ga. in 2007. Like the town where the band resides, the sound is progressive with hints of classic tones. Live energetic shows, definitive song craftsmanship, and a genre-defying sound have formed the buzz that follows the Mama's Love experience. They maintain a strong sense of tradition in classic American music, while staying progressive with their improvisational segments and song structures. Catchy melodies, lyrical hooks, and layered harmonies are supported by a tight rhythmic foundation with a classic rock, funk, and americana flavor, harvesting their songs from the roots of time.

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THURSDAY 5/23

LEWIS & JP @ WILD WING

Playing a variety of covers form Rock and Roll to Country this local Duet can help you enjoy dinner or they can help you get up and Have a blast. Either way get out to Wild wing and check them out.

FRIDAY 5/24

KIDSYC@BRANDYWINE @ THE HUMMINGBIRD

With a pair of plaid pants and an undenialby magnetic sound, KidSyc@ Brandywine captivated crowds at the 2010 Savannah Urban Arts Festival and broke the monotony of Savannah's Hip-Hop scene. The band's success was immediate.

AMERIGO GAZAWAY @ ROASTED W/ SWEET KNIEVEL With the breakthrough release of 2011’s *Fela Soul*, Amerigo Gazaway’s sophomore effort was declared “a virtual web hit” (MTV) seemingly overnight. As the creator of one of the year’s most buzz-worthy

RADIO CULT @ WILD WING independent releases, the 26 year-old Nashville native successfully showcased his unique ability to blend multiple genres into a singular dance floor groove. The son of renowned Jazz trumpeter, Gary “El Buho” Gazaway, the producer’s culturally diverse upbringing is reflected in his nuanced, multilayered instrumental arrangements. With a process the LA Times describes as “drawing a different design within a similar framework”, Gazaway’s cleverly executed remix/mashup projects gives audiences a familiar, yet fresh and distinct way to experience their favorite songs.

SATURDAY 5/25

RADIO CULT @ WILD WING

Since 2005, Radio Cult has performed over 800 shows from their hometown of Atlanta, GA all the way to Los Angeles, CA and London, UK. The members of Radio Cult LOVE to play in a band and it shows. When the band has fun, the crowd has fun and with Radio Cult the crowd really has a blast!

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