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Herring embarks on the next chapter of his storied career with the debut of the new band, The Invisible Whip. In addition to playing with everyone from The Allman Brothers Band to The Dead to Phil Lesh and Friends – Herring has made an indelible impact on improvised music. He currently serves as the lead guitarist for the southern rock jam band Widespread Panic.





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Freedom Park Getting $2.8 Million Upgrades, New Splash Pad These improvements follow a SPLOST-funded upgrade to the recreation center at Freedom Park that converted the gymnasium into the Bishop Frank Ray Arena, featuring two rings, 600 bleacher seats, new flooring, and more. Since its conversion, it has hosted multiple local, state, and regional boxing tournaments. For more information, you can visit them at 3301 Roff Avenue, or give them a call at 751-9280.

BID Macon-Bibb County Commissioners, the Parks and Recreation Department, and Vine-Ingle Little League will celebrate the start of Freedom Park’s (3301 Roff Avenue) next phase of improvements with a groundbreaking on Wednesday, June 28, at 10:00 a.m. The event will be held at the softball fields near the recreation center. The improvements are being funded with $2.6 million from the voter-approved Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), and construction is expected to take 270 days. This phase of improvements includes: four new baseball and softball fields in a wagon wheel configuration, new concession stand at the center of the fields, a new splash pad, removal of the pool that has been inoperable for several years, and relocation of Morgan Drive so that it doesn’t go through the middle of the fields. A rendering of the master plan for Freedom Park is above; this phase is for improvements to the left of Roff Avenue. “The interest in baseball in Macon-Bibb County is increasing every day, from this investment to increased attendance at the leagues at Delores A. Brooks Recreation Center to a new field that will be built by Hartley Elementary to major improvements at Luther Williams Field that are bringing a college league team to town,” says Mayor Robert Reichert. “Our community is getting behind baseball in a big way, and we’re delighted to have a SPLOST that allows us to support our children by giving them more access to this great sport.”

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BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT The County Commission has votedDISTRICT to approve a proposal for a Business Improvement District (BID) for Downtown Macon. This vote will bring notable improvements to the downtown area by funding projects that directly benefit the area. One of the first funded projects, proposed by NewTown, will be hiring Safety Ambassadors and Clean Team employees. These employees will be highly-visible concierges for downtown: deterring panhandling, cleaning sidewalks and answering questions for anyone who needs help or just needs directions to the closest restaurant. In Downtown Macon, the BID will roughly cover the area from New Street to Fifth Street and from Riverside Drive to Plum Street. With the designation, Downtown Macon will see an increase of property values and occupancy rates, benefiting the business owners that live and work downtown as well as Macon residents who frequent the area.


Co-owner and founder of The 11th Hour and The Creek 100.9 Seven days from this publication date will be the day we celebrate one year on the airwaves in Central Georgia for 100.9 The Creek. It’s amazing, looking back, at all the things we didn’t know. I’m sure there is still plenty we don’t know, but I’m utterly impressed by the support we’ve gotten from our community. I have a hard time believing we had the nerve to do this sometimes, because it’s certainly not easy. But it is easy to love this job. The people I work with, the team that built this thing, we couldn’t be any closer if we were family, and getting to come to this studio every day and be around them and create content with them and talk about the place I call home with them, well simply put, it’s just been one of the greatest joys of my life. And there are miles to go. So many things we want to build with this station and this paper. I see our success in the fact that it’s hard to imagine this place without 100.9 The Creek in it anymore. What did people listen to before? I hope you’ll join us on June 30 at the Cox Capitol Theatre as we celebrate this station, and all of the people that have helped us throughout this past year. Parker Milsap, an artist that truly defines our station, will be playing. And that day,

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Join an organized Ocmulgee River Clean-Up Saturday at 11 a.m. Amerson River Park. Bring trash bags and canoes/kayaks.

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LIVE MUSIC “A Night of Soul” presented by BlackHammond at the Library Ballroom

MUSIC: Second Sunday featuring The High Divers

MACON FILM FESTIVAL Opening night of the Macon Film Festival at Museum of Arts & Sciences

MUSIC/EXHIBIT: Douglass Theatre closing reception for “Macon’s Soul Musicians of the ‘60s”

7 p.m. The event will feature Middle GA’s own blues vocalist Laverne Smith and be followed up with Atlanta based recording artist, Jimmie Smith and band. Smith is a nationally recognized HAMMOND Organ USA endorsee and will be performing on the all new HAMMOND XK5 based Heritage A3 organ. Smith has a uniquely-tailored modern jazz, funk, and soul blend and that is sure to bring a level if excitement to the Ballroom. Small cash bar will be on hand and light refreshments served. Tickets are available on-line at and at BlackHAMMOND on Cotton Ave and are $15 or two for $20. 365 Cotton Ave

Bragg Jam is excited to feature The High Divers to our fourth Second Sunday on Coleman Hill! The concert begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public! Food and beverages available for purchase on site. “There is no hiding that each member of The High Divers hails from South Carolina. A subtle twang dots the roots rock n’ roll landscape from which the band pulls its sound and feel. “Riverlust”, the group’s debut album, is full of southern tinged imagery that places you in the deep woods of South Carolina. The High Divers create music that nods to the southern rebelliousness of Tom Petty, the raw beauty of Neil Young, and the genre clashing of Wilco, yet is leaning forward all the time.”

Enjoy a screening of a new fulldome short film, Stardancer’s Waltz, at Mark Smith Planetarium at 7:45 p.m. Stardancer’s Waltz will show multiple times during the evening with a reception throughout and will be followed by the festival’s ever-popular after-party, also taking place at the Museum. The 10-minute fulldome animated film by independent filmmaker Diana Reichenbach was inspired by a recorded concerto movement included on the 2016 released album by R.E.M. founding member Mike Mills, “Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra,” featuring Grammy-nominated violinist Robert McDuffie.

In honor of Black Music Month, the Douglass will host a series of photographs and artificats central to soul music and the sidemen of Macon. Curated by Newton Collier, a Macon native and former band member of the legendary soul duo Sam and Dave, Collier has become the “unofficial dean” of Macon music history. From Otis Redding to the nearly-forgotten African Beavers, the exhibit connects Macon musicians to the soul music genre. The free exhibit is open to the public Monday - Friday from 3-5 p.m. thru July 20. The exhibit will close on Sunday, July 23 with a gallery talk by Collier and a reception to follow, from 3-5 p.m. 05


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It’s First Friday y’all, presented by Newtown Macon and Robins Federal Credit Union! Enjoy drink and dinner specials, live music on the sidewalks, art strolls and more!

Friday 7th THEATRE Theatre Macon presents the musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” July 7,8,14,15 at 8:00pm, July 6 and 13 at 7:30pm, and July 2 and 9 at 2:30pm. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors (60+) and $15 for children/students through age 22. Tickets available online at Tickets may also be purchased at the door beginning an hour before showtime. Directed by Jim Crisp, Choreography by Faith Madison, Musical Direction by McKinley Starks. For info: 438 Cherry Street, Macon, GA. COMMUNITY/CLASS: Hands-On cooking class (Travis Jean) Chinese Restaurant Favorites at Home with Chef Teddi Wohlford $45/person. Menu and recipes include: Vegetable fried rice, Kung Pao chicken, Egg rolls, and Hot & Sour soup. Register online CONCERT Folk is People at Wellston Station (Warner Robins) indie-folk pop sound at Wellston Station on July 7th. Doors are at 7PM, $7 cover/$5 advance tickets. Folk is People is a Jacksonville-based DIY band led by singer-songwriter and dad joke expert, Stacey Bennett. They are embarking on a regional outing following their latest release, The Devil Always Comes. The record sounds like indie rock married a folk song and started a pop band. Their music is eloquently crafted into a melodic blend of stringed and percussive instruments backed by Bennett’s driving voice. Each song is a story meticulously written into verse and chorus with awkward banter filling the silence between songs. Folk is People recently returned from playing showcases at SXSW in Austin and has played alongside national acts such as Shovels and Rope, David Dondero, and B.O.B. Coffee, food and tunes at 207 Russell Parkway. COMMUNITY First Friday Happy Hour On the patio at the Macon City Auditorium! Come join us as we continue our Independence Day celebration on the Cherry Street Patio Bar! Located on the Cherry Street side of the Macon City Auditorium, this First Friday Happy Hour is a free event and open to the public 7:00pm-10:00pm.

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Downtown Macon celebrates the First Friday of each month, presented by Robins Financial Credit Union! The streets of Downtown Macon are alive with music, art, food, and fun every First Friday of the month. There are activities for everyone from children, families, students and adults. Downtown merchants keep their doors open later each First Friday with art exhibits, dinner specials, family events and more. COMMUNITY First Friday Events Join us at the Tubman Museum on the first Friday of July for an evening of “First Friday at the Tubman,” with BIG fun for the whole family! Game night, Zumba on Cherry and interactive exhibits. $5 admission. First Friday Art Opening: From Paper to Print at The 567 Center for Renewal from 5-8 p.m. COMMUNITY Food Truck Friday in Centerville 5-8 p.m. at Center Park, 103 East Church Street, Centerville. You don’t want to miss this tasty alternative for Friday Night Family Dinner!

Saturday 8th COMMUNITY/HEALTH Yoga at Tattnall Square Park 9-10 a.m. A free, weekly yoga class in the park taught by a rotating group of instructors. Bring your own mat and water. Donations are appreciated. COMMUNITY Drumming Circle at The Tubman 10-11 a.m. Every Second Saturday in 2017, the Tubman Museum will host African Community Drumming, which is a occasion when Museum guests can learn the different techniques, styles and rhythms of the art of African Drumming. These free sessions are open to all ages. Registration for each session is not required, but it iencouraged. 743-8544. 301 Cherry COMMUNITY Float Daze River Clean-Up 11 a.m. (Amerson River Park) Fellow river floaters we’re gonna do a clean up for the Ocmulgee river at Amerson river park. Going out of the way to get the trash no one else will get. Trash stuck in trees and bushes, broken glass on sandbars, buried trash in the river. We plan on picking up every little tiny piece of trash on and under the water. We will also pick up the trash on the river banks and sandbars before it’s in the


Since the chicken did not cross the road, I-75 has salmonella! On Monday, July 3, a tractor-trailer turned over covering I-75 with raw chicken guts at the Locust Grove exit. One online comment, “Oh the smell... it was disgusting!”

water. This is a Float Daze event so of course we will be floating and having fun while we help clean up our river. We will meet up on the sandbar for our normal Float Daze activities. Everyone is invited and we will need everyone’s help making the river great again. Please bring trash bags and trash floats. COMMUNITY Solar Eclipse Seminar 11 a.m. (Theron Ussery Park Community Center 815 N Macon Park Dr) A total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21, 2017. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a view on Earth. This awesome mini seminar will answer all the questions you may have about the Solar Eclipse. All participants will even get special glasses for safe viewing. Telescopes will also be present for special viewings of the sun. Free for all ages. REMEMBER: Looking directly at the sun, even when it is partially covered by the moon, can cause serious eye damage or blindness. NEVER look at a partial solar eclipse without proper eye protection . COMMUNITY Wesleyan Market Locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. Wesleyan College front campus. Free admission. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. CONCERT “A Night of Soul” BlackHAMMOND Presents “A Night of Soul” at The Library Ballroom. experience a wonderful night of soul, funk, jazz and blues from the amazing Jimmie Smith - a Hammond Organ USA endorsee. The night will also feature local favorite Laverne Smith. $15 or two for $20. Music starts at 7 p.m. 478-957-7728 652 Mulberry Street

Sunday 9th COMMUNITY CONCERT Second Sunday on Coleman Hill 6-8 p.m. Bragg Jam is excited to feature The High Divers to our fourth Second Sunday on July 9th at Coleman Hill! The concert begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public!

“There is no hiding that each member of The High Divers hails from South Carolina. A subtle twang dots the roots rock n’ roll landscape from which the band pulls its sound and feel. “Riverlust”, the group’s debut album, is full of southern tinged imagery that places you in the deep woods of South Carolina. The High Divers create music that nods to the southern rebelliousness of Tom Petty, the raw beauty of Neil Young, and the genre clashing of Wilco, yet is leaning forward all the time.” MOVIES Macon Film Guild Presents “Frantz” Screens at 2PM, 5PM, & 7:30PM. at the historic Douglass Theatre. Frantz (France-Germany. Drama-history-war, 113 minutes, rated PG-13). In a German village shortly after the end of WWI, a Frenchman and former soldier named Adrien (Pierre Niney) arrives and is met with hostility. That changes slowly when he introduces himself to the parents and fiancée, Anna (Paula Beer), of Frantz, a young German who died in the trenches. $5 general admission. 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Friday 14th GRAND OPENING Growler USA is now open! Boasting 100 beers on tap, kombucha teas, gourmet burgers, fresh salads and a variety of wings, Growler USA is Macon’s newest dining destination. Located across from Mercer’s Five Star Stadium, stop in this Friday from 12-7 p.m. for a free beer! Tell them the 11th Hour sent ya. ART CLASS Corks & Canvas 7 p.m. The 567 Center for Renewal. 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. No painting experience required. An artist will guide you through the steps. $28 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) 2386051 or you can pay online at

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Saturday 15th COMMUNITY/HEALTH Yoga at Tattnall Square Park 9-10 a.m. A free, weekly yoga class in the park taught by a rotating group of instructors. Bring your own mat and water. Donations are appreciated.

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Don’t miss Second Sunday with The High Divers, July 9 on Coleman Hill!

Thursday 27th COMMUNITY CONCERT Concert on the Lawn with The Grapevine 7-9 p.m. Thrilled to feature The Grapevine at our 2nd FREE Concert on the Lawn event at Coliseum Northside Hospital; an official #FestieBestie event in conjunction with the Macon Film Festival and Bragg Jam. Bring your own food, drinks, and chairs. See you there! 400 Charter Blvd. Macon

Sunday 16th COMMUNITY CONCERT Sunset Summer Concert Series 5-9 p.m. (Amerson River Park) CONCERT Elvis On Tour 1972 Presented by Douglass Theatre, 2 p.m. Recreated by Travis Powell. Featuring the Carolina Quartet, TCB Experience Band, Diane Bailey and Alissa Davis. Tickets $35. Call (478) 742-2000.

Tours TOURS Rock Candy Tours Rock Candy Tours offers Macon music history walking tours every Friday and Saturday plus a variety of private tour opportunities. Please make reservations 24 hours in advance, call 478.955.5997.

Friday 21st NIGHTLIFE Southern Comfort Burlesque 9-Midnight (Grant’s Lounge) 21 and up only show. Join the Dolls and Dames of Southern Comfort Burlesque Company for our hot-to-trot summer show. Featuring special guests Judy Anne Foxe, the dynamic duo of Southern Meets Cuban, along with singers Matt Lang and Charles Davis, we’re bringing a show that is guaranteed to make you sweat. 576 Poplar St. CULTURE 12th annual Macon Film Festival July 21 – 23. Surrounded by a rich musical and southern culture, the Macon Film Festival celebrates independent films while promoting filmmaking for entertainment, inspiration, education, and economic development. Venues include the Douglass Theatre, Cox Capitol Theatre, Theatre Macon and Macon CVB. Feature films, indies, after-parties, workshops and more. Day pass $25; weekend pass $65, all access passes $100.

ARTIST RECEPTION Something to Nothing, Nothing to Something by Loganic 4-7 p.m. (The Gallery at Macon Arts) You are invited to view an exhibition of drawings and paintings created by social practice artist Christopher “Loganic” Logan. The drawings were created during Loganic’s residency in the Mill Hill East Macon Arts Village. Artist Reception with Loganic 4-7 PM. 486 First Street Historic Downtown Macon.

Saturday 22nd COMMUNITY/HEALTH Yoga at Tattnall Square Park 9-10 a.m. A free, weekly yoga class in the park taught by a rotating group of instructors. Bring your own mat and water. Donations are appreciated.

COMMUNITY CONCERT Jodie Jam Presented by The Allman Brothers Band Museum at The Big House. 4-10 p.m. We remember Jodie, our beloved volunteer and how much she loved all things music and ABB. Come to the museum for some great bands, food, drinks, and auction items. Free admission, and the museum will be open! For more information and band videos, visit the Jodie Jam page on our website! 2321 Vineville Avenue ART CLASS Corks & Canvas 7 p.m. The 567 Center for Renewal. 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. No painting experience required. An artist will guide you through the steps. $28 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-

City of Macon Van Tours Offered every weekend in March and April. From architectural masterpieces to the places that inspired musical legends, this 2-hour journey through the heart of Georgia is a can’t-miss. Contact the Downtown Macon Visitor Center to schedule your tour of Macon today. It’s more than a place on a map. It’s a vibe all its own. $25 for adults, $22 for children (12 and under), $22 for Military personnel and seniors (55+), and $22 for Macon residents. The Hay House The Hay House is one of Georgia’s most distinguished structures, an 18,000 square foot mansion built during the mid 1800s. As a museum, Hay House shares with its visitors the philosophy of historic preservation and introduces them to preservation methods and technology. Daily museum tours offered 07


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When one Googles “Macon, GA”, as I did just now to prove a point, it does not take long to happen upon some reference to The Allman Brothers Band. In fact, it took me less than a minute—32.95 seconds, to be exact. The Allman Brothers Band Museum, or The Big House, is easily one of Macon’s more well-known attractions. Sure, Macon might not be your typical tourist destination. There are no snow-capped mountain tops or seemingly endless bodies of water so bright and blue; there are no skyscrapers to indicate that you are, in fact, some place cool. No, Macon is not known for any of those things. Macon is known for its roots. My roots are also here in Macon. For nearly twenty-five years I have called this city home. It has been the rich and occasionally rocky soil in which I have grown. And while the city has been a steady foundation at every stage of my life, I sometimes fail to reciprocate that support. Strangers to the city of Macon travel miles and miles to visit The Big House, to admire

a music history unique to our little corner of the globe; and I’ll be damned if I am going to let a bunch of tourists out-tourist me in my own town. So after six years of living within a mile of the museum, I finally made my way through its mushroom-molded gate. The museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 11 AM to 6 PM (4 PM on Sundays). My husband does not typically work on Thursdays, so I decided to take a Thursday off too, because it’s summertime and that’s what local tourists do. After driving through the iconic gate mentioned above, we walk around the side of the house and up to the front door. There I find another mushroom, this one is a small, metallic door-knocker. I tap it against the door frame excitedly before opening the unlocked door. A few guests are watching, wondering whether or not we know to let ourselves in. I smile, slightly embarrassed, but most just enthused, feeling like a tourist already. An alluring woman with long, black hair and bangs waves us into the parlor. She is utterly at home, telling us everything we need to know. She offers both wisdom and warnings—warnings, specifically, against loft developments and poison ivy, both of which can spread at a terrifying rate. Information in hand, she sends us on our way. The tour is self-guided, which allows you to move at your own pace. Each room is numbered, corresponding with a paragraph on the page given to you by the alluring woman with bangs. We pass through the parlor with its impressive collection of concert posters. It is a much more put-together version of your teenage bedroom. To its left, the Filmore East room, where the band once rehearsed, showcases everything from a Hammond B-3 organ played by Greg Allman himself to a vintage vest that was allegedly worn by all the members in the band. Speaking of which, The Big House is home to lots of sexy, seventies clothing.

The jackets alone are worth writing home about. A lot of velvet and suede, but still somehow less costume-y than the styles that mimic the era today. The overall aesthetic of The Big House easily puts Urban Outfitters to shame. And although the walls do not speak audibly, the photos, band paraphernalia, and personal items lining them certainly make a statement all on their own. Beyond the music memorabilia and stunning clothes, the museum also offers a look into the families that made up the band. A pool table that once belonged to Greg and Cher, a wedding photo of Dickey Betts and Sandy Bluesky, the yellow dress worn by the daughter of Berry and Linda Oakley on the back cover of Brothers and Sisters, and a room dedicatedly entirely to the road crew all prove that the museum is not just The Big House but also a home. Right around the corner is the “Casbah” lounge, famous for its seven-head shower. And while there is surely a scandalous quality to the feature, I cannot help but wonder who cleaned the hair out of the drain. One thing is for certain—The Big House is both a time capsule and a treasure trove. Still, the roots planted in Macon by the Allman Brothers extend far beyond the large, Tudor home. You can feel them when you order The Midnight Rider biscuit at H&H; when you pass a table of “Allman Candles” at Lawrence Mayer that are mushroom-shaped; they are felt immensely when Bonnie Bishop performs a cover of “Whipping Post” at the Cox Capital Theatre and then again when Brent Cobb covers “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More” on the very same stage; and they rock your own roots like crazy when your mom talks about having seen the band perform at the Macon City Auditorium, admitting to standing in a chair, lighter in the air, and pregnant as hell. 11




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It started with an SUV, a storage facility, a Yeti cooler, and milk crates full of files. The goal was to make world-class allergy care accessible to small towns in Central Georgia. “So many in Middle Georgia think of allergies as just a part of living here-- it shouldn’t be that way, and it doesn’t have to be,” says Dr. Jeffrey Langford. Whether you have an immunological deficiency, suffer from asthma, hay fever, or eczema-- the team at Langford Allergy is dedicated to identifying the cause of allergies and implementing the latest and most efficient treatments available. Dr. Langford grew up in Dublin and received his Bachelors of Science from the University of Georgia. An MD from the Medical College of Georgia followed, then a residency in Internal Medicine. Dr. Langford accomplished his Allergy and Immunology fellowship in Augusta and then brought his family to Macon. He was a hospitalist at the Medical Center of Central Georgia before initiating his own practice. Langford Allergy began with one team that set up a new office in a different location every day. The 4Runner that bore the brunt of the practice lasted through three part time offices. Now, Langford Allergy maintains offices in Forsyth, Gray, Macon, Milledgeville, and Warner Robins. There is a ready, willing, and able Langford Allergy team no matter where the sun hits you in Central Georgia. It’s a level of commitment and convenience designed to help as many people as possible. A conversation about his practice yields two things from Dr. Langford: his genuine passion for improving lives and the admiration he has for his team. According to Dr. Langford, “If I couldn’t raise the standard of care, then I wasn’t going to do it. We started with one team, traveled around to each office, then found where each team member thrives.” The Nurse Practitioners at Langford Allergy are accomplished and just as passionate. They give each office an identity and every patient a smile when they ask, “Are we helping you today?” 12 JULY 7 - 21, 2017

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ford since the first Gray office in 2014. She also received her Masters degree from GC&SU with a an early focus on child and family development. It’s her enthusiasm and personal commitment to her patients that led Mia to be voted the #2 allergist in Macon by Telegraph readers. While Dr. Langford placed 1st, he affirms that Mia should probably be at the top. Telegraph voters placed Dr. Langford as the #2 allergist in Warner Robins, but he was just as thrilled. His nurse practitioner Jennifer Hames PA-C was enthusiastically voted #1. Jennifer earned a BS from Piedmont College and her Masters from South University. She stays active in the community and professionally as a member of several state and national organizations including the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Women’s Association of Physician Assistants. Every member of the Langford Allergy team is dedicated to solving the riddle of allergies. “I have asthma, so I get it,” says Dr. Langford. A favorite motto around the practice is, “You’re only a day away from feeling better.” But it doesn’t always take that long. Confidently, Dr. Langford explains, “You don’t have to be limited by your allergies. Make an appointment, and we can fix you that day.” It’s amazing how many treatments are available-- and that’s another focus at Langford Allergy: education. Aside from medication and immunotherapy, the team at Langford Allergy can also help you implement changes to your lifestyle that significantly reduce your allergies. In the course of an interview, Dr. Langford can and will wax more than a little poetically about treatments, immunology, and why people wait so long to feel better. There’s no mystery to his continued excitement, though. “I get to help kids, and adults, and treat an aspect of physiology-- not just a part of the body. That’s what gets me up in the morning.”

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My biggest surprise was how metropolitan Macon is. There’s a lot of things to do here, and a lot of contingents – people affiliated with Mercer and Wesleyan (universities). And then you have great events like the film festival and Bragg Jam. Any moments of culture shock? For me, the first culture shock moment was hearing those Southern accents coming back! Favorite Restaurant? Jim Shaw’s! I go there at least once a week (for the fried catfish, btw). How did you become involved with Macon Film Festival? I became involved through Dr. Michele Beverly (a film and media scholar, and a film festival board member). She moderated a panel where my wife, Teri, was a panelist. We got to know each other, and Michele recommended me to the board. Who’s the target or ideal audience for your first workshop, A Brief Introduction to Music in Media? We thought that it would be great to have one workshop aimed at filmmakers and another targeted toward musicians. This is the one for musicians. The idea is to introduce the production process for film and TV music including writing, recording, mixing and mastering, discuss the business aspects of professional music, and how to get out and find work.

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Macon Composer chats about music in media, The Bionic Woman, and Jim Shaw’s

Mark Chubb is living the dream right now. And by “living the dream,” I mean he is sing-songing the theme to The Bionic Woman in a dramatic series of “duh-duh-DUHs” with such unselfconscious abandon, I don’t have the heart to tell him I have him on speakerphone. In public. To back it up a minute, I am interviewing Mark in relevance to his participation in the upcoming Macon Film Festival. On Saturday, July 22, he will present two workshops at the Tubman African American Museum: A Brief Introduction to Music in Media and The Business of Music in Film. Both will address varying aspects of the business end of music’s role in the cinematic landscape – and Mark has earned his chops. As an occasional music professor, music theorist, and full-time composer, he has contributed to the soundtracks of more than 70 TV shows, as well as a couple of independent films. Though not a Maconite by birth, Mark is currently nesting with his wife, Mercer Law professor Teri McMurtry-Chubb, 14 JULY 7 - 21, 2017

in an Arts and Crafts-era home in Ingleside Village. A Rome, Georgia native, Mark and his wife (who hails from New Jersey) have lived everywhere from Atlanta to the Midwest to 45 minutes outside Los Angeles before finally settling down here in 2012 after his wife accepted the job at Mercer. As it turned out, though, Macon was an equally great fit for Mark. It is, after all, a musically-inclined kind of town. So it makes sense, then, to ask this him off the top about some of his favorite music. His answer is long and complex – ranging from his deep respect for the “orchestral masters” to Prince to his mother’s love of Otis Redding. Somewhere in there, though, he also says “and the theme to the Bionic Woman.” The reference takes a full 30 seconds to sink in and I interrupt him with a slight incredulous “you mean…Jaime Summers?” “Yeah man,” he answers, and he’s off with the duh-duhDUHing. It’s pretty awesome to behold too, and suddenly, this Rome, Georgia native turned California musician, “recovering academic” now Macon transplant has definitely got my attention, and I’m itching to ask more questions. What was your biggest pleasant surprise about moving from California to Macon?

Any real-life cautionary tales or lesson-learned moments included in The Business of Music in Film? I haven’t had any “terrible” moments on the film and TV side - yet. In the entertainment business in general, yes, there have been some cautionary tales. Two spring to mind: The first one happened when I was really young. In high school, some friends and I had a rap group. This was the late 80s and everybody had a rap group, right? Anyway, later when I was in college, the main rapper in the group had secured independent financing for a record, released the record, and was getting ready to take the next step. I was slated to produce some tracks on the next record. There was a guy who said he was from a major record label, and long story short, he said that the main rapper and his backers needed to pony up a certain amount of money to get heard at this major label. He did, and of course the dude split with the money. It wasn’t a whole lot of money, but it was at the time for my friend. Lesson: don’t pay to play. The second one was after I won the remix contest for Virgin Records and Lenny Kravitz. As part of my reward for winning, I was invited to the Winter Music Conference in Miami. I went there with the express purpose of making sure that the remix was released. Everybody seemed really enthusiastic, so I was hopeful. I met with one of the VPs of Virgin at the time, and the first thing he tells me is that they are very excited and they were going to release the record. I was over the moon and floated around the conference for the rest of the time. Of course, the record never came out. Lesson: people in the entertainment industry sometimes don’t tell the truth. What are the professional benefits of attending regional festivals like these? Local and regional film festivals are excellent opportunities to network. It is partly true: it’s not what you know, it’s who you know AND who knows you. Most triumphant or shining moment so far in your career? So far, I would say having Drain Desert Tanner being screened at the Cannes Film Festival and winning a Coup de Coeur Award. For details on Mark’s upcoming workshops, go to Maconfilmfestival/workshops. To learn more about Mark’s work – and to hear a sample of his work – visit

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“Immersive” is the Buzzword du Jour at 12th Annual Macon Film Festival Along with 56 student shorts, documentaries, and Georgia home-grown films, Macon Film Festival will also host limited evening screenings from some top-shelf indie talent. by Stacey Norwood

When it comes to the old arthouse two-step in Macon, Georgia, we like to do the damn thing. Say what you will, but no shortage of curious patronage or enthusiastic support for trying something new on stage or in studio seems to have stifled many aspiring artists over the years in this dark-horse town. Which, not for nothing, seems to breed new genres and unlikely collaborations like so many thoroughbreds. Notably among those strange-brew alliances was the 2016 pairing of childhood friends indie rock baller Mike Mills and strings virtuoso Robert McDuffie for Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra. The former Maconites fused their musical worlds for a standout album and tour – an effort which earned kudos from critics and sowed the seeds of inspiration among fellow artists. Among them, Savannah filmmaker Diane Reichenbach, who specializes in “immersive and architectural media,” and whose award-winning pieces have been screened in five of the seven continents. Reichenbach’s short animated film, Stardancer’s Waltz, will kick off the 2017 Macon Film Festival, with the first screening scheduled for July 20, at 7:45 p.m. in the planetarium at the Museum of Arts and Sciences. Drawn from the title of one of the movements on the Mills-McDuffie recording, Stardancer’s Waltz is a fulldome film a genre-bending style of movie-making that tailors the viewing experience to a 360-degree venue (such as a planetarium). Specially created for Macon Film Festival, Stardancer’s Waltz packs all that is good about Macon – fantastic venues, artistic temerity, and a Rhodes-scholar meets rock-nroll sensibility – into 10 short but “immersive” minutes. P.S.: Remember that word, because you’re going to hear it a lot if you’re ringside for the film festival’s main events, workshops, competitive film screenings, or after-hours functions. Here’s a snapshot of what festival-goers can expect July 20-23 when Macon Film Festival gets rolling: Along with the Stardancer’s Waltz festival opener on July 20th, this year’s Special Selections also include: Lucky Playing: Friday July 21, 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm; Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd There are icons and then there’s Harry Dean Stanton. So when a reviewer for Variety magazine writes, “Everything Harry Dean Stanton has done in his career, and his life, has brought him to his moment of triumph in Lucky, an unassumingly wonderful little film about nothing in particular and everything that’s important,” you pay attention. The man, the myth and the actor dominate the screen for 18 JULY 7 - 21, 2017

88 minutes as he sets off on an “atheist’s spiritual journey” while bumping into the likes of David Lynch (yes, that one) and Ron Livingston along the way. Brave New Jersey Playing: Saturday July 22, 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm; Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Set against Orson Welles’ 1938 radio broadcast War of the Worlds - which caused a very real public panic – this 86-minute film focuses State and Main-style on a small New Jersey Town and the richly drawn characters who populate it. The period comedy stars a fairly cosmic troupe of indie all-stars – Tony Hale (Veep), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect), and the prolific Raymond Barry (most recently Ray Donovan, but his stellar turn as Raylan Givens’ nogoodnik daddy in Justified nets him a lifetime honorable mention). The film debuted at the 2016 Austin Film Festival, and has garnered multiple thumbs-ups and star reviews ever since.

Please Call Home: The Big House Years Playing: Sunday July 23, 2017 5:45 pm - 8:30 pm; Douglass Theatre 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd The stark line “I’ll hold the door, but my heart ain’t in it,” and the smoky, mournful note in his voice when Gregg Allman sings it is one of the most chin-dropping moments of the song Please Call Home. The baby please don’t go theme of the lyrics told a story about Allman’s then (a lover leaving) and they tell one now – the performer’s final curtain and his much-celebrated send-off on June 3, 2017 in Macon. The film of the same name, released in 2008, will receive a special second screening at this year’s film festival. The Allman Brothers rockumentary focuses on the “Big House” years – 1970-1973 – and how the Southern rock band came into its own during those seminal, crucially fertile years in the Tudor mansion on Vineville Avenue. Special Guest: Film Director Kirk West, who also served as Tour Manager for the Allman Brothers Band for more 20 years. During his tenure, Kirk shot 10 Allman Brothers Band LP, CD or DVD covers, as well as over 15 picture sleeves for the group’s records.

Jody Lambert, who co-wrote and directed Brave New Jersey, recently sat down with us for a quickie Q&A: How do events like Macon Film Festival help advance filmcraft? Film festivals are a crucial way to engage with passionate, intelligent, open-minded audiences. Sitting in on the screenings, doing Q&As, talking with people before and after the movie - they’re wonderful ways to gauge how well the movie is working, how audiences are reacting and what people are taking away from the movie. I’ve had a great time showing the movie at festivals, it’s a crowd-pleaser, and I’m really looking forward to screening at MFF. There seems to be a sort of innocence about using Orson Welles’ infamous War of the Worlds as the plot backdrop for your film – is that wildly off-base? Not off-base at all. The movie

has an old-fashioned feel, but we tried to infuse it with a 2017 perspective. The War of the Worlds broadcast - and the panic that ensued - happened in 1938, a lifetime ago. But the themes of the film, and the journey that each character goes through on this crazy night when they believed Martians had invaded, are still very relevant and contemporary. The fun of the movie is its mix of vintage and modern. Pretty awesome ensemble cast you’ve got there - any high points or illuminating moments for you while working with them? I can’t say enough good things about this ensemble of actors. From our lead Tony Hale to the actors who had one line, they all brought so much humor and heart

to work every day. They made the funny moments in the script funnier, the heartfelt moments more heartfelt and they constantly inspired each other - and me as director - to their best work. No egos, just generous collaborators who all wanted to make the best movie possible. I want them all in every movie I ever make. How long did Brave New Jersey take to film? We shot the movie in twenty-four days, mostly outdoors, mostly nights, with kids and animals and special effects. Every day was packed and intense (and very, very hot). We shot in Tennessee because our producer Taylor Williams knew about a few small towns that were frozen in time and could easily double as 1938.

Workshops! From designing films for fulldome viewing to how to make it as a musician or how to survive the film festival circuit, the Film Festival workshops present an opportunity for student filmmakers to rub elbows with and learn from working pros. For a full list of workshops, presenters, and schedule, log onto COX CAPITOL THEATRE

Friday, July 21st 11:00am – 12:35pm: Narrative Feature – Search Engines (95:00) 12:50pm – 2:20pm: Documentary Feature – Eye Camera (18:00)/Resistance is Life (72:00) 2:40pm – 4:25pm: Narrative Shorts Block – The Nature of Relationships •The Pits (3:11) •The Driving Seat (9:00) •Postcards (13:00) •My Nephew Emmett (20:00) •Crossing Fences (14:00) •Shy Guys (8:00) •Brutus (38:00) 4:40pm – 6:30pm: LGBT Shorts – Love & Acceptance Shorts (107:00) Saturday, July 22nd 10:00am – 11:30am: Georgia Made Feature – Forty Miles to Macon (5:00)/ Born River Bye (84:00) 11:45am – 1:20pm: Documentary Feature – Backpack Full of Cash (93:00) 1:40pm – 3:15pm: Spotlight Film: Southern Documentary – Jackson (90:00) 3:30pm – 5:00pm: Music – Mr. Handy’s Blues (84:00) 5:15pm – 6:25pm: Narrative Shorts Block – Made in Georgia (70:00) •Sunnyside Drive (11:54) •The Thieves of Almira (14:42) •Birthday Cake (17:16) •Good Hair (26:24)


Saturday, July 22nd 10:00am – 11:35am: Students Shorts – The Future of Film •Once Upon a Line (7:05) •I Am Virgin (13:11) •Rocket (28:54) •Blackface (6:43) •Little Elegy (5:37) •Alibi (33:05) 11:50am – 1:30pm: Narrative Feature – Search Engines (95:00) 1:45pm – 3:20pm: Music – A Gesture in the Word (95:00) 3:35pm – 5:00pm: Documentary Feature – The Bullish Farmer (80:00) Sunday, July 23rd 10:00am – 11:45am: Narrative Feature – Holden On (101:00) 12:00pm – 1:30pm: LGBT Feature – Bully (5:00)/Hate Crime (85:00) 1:45pm – 3:25pm: Narrative Feature – Domain (97:00) 3:40pm – 4:55pm: Documentary Feature – Matthew’s Gift (12:00)/The Distance Between Us (61:00)


Friday, July 21st 10:00am – 11:20pm: Documentary Feature – The Bullish Farmer (80:00) 11:35pm – 1:00pm: Music – Mr. Handy’s Blues (84:00) 1:15pm – 2:30pm: Narrative Shorts Block – Made in Georgia (70:00) •Sunnyside Drive (11:54) •The Thieves of Almira (14:42) •Birthday Cake (17:16) •Good Hair (26:24)

2:45pm – 4:20pm: Narrative Feature – Tinker’ (97:00) 4:35pm – 5:50pm: Music – Raised by Krump (22:00)/Symphony in D (53:00) 7:15pm – 9:30pm: Special Screening Film – Brave New Jersey (88:00) Saturday, July 22nd 10:00am – 11:45am: Narrative Shorts Block – The Nature of Relationships •The Pits (3:11) •The Driving Seat (9:00) •Postcards (13:00) •My Nephew Emmett (20:00) •Crossing Fences (14:00) •Shy Guys (8:00) •Brutus (38:00) 12:00pm – 1:30pm: Spotlight Film – Basically Frightened: The Musical Madness of Colonel Bruce Hampton 1:45pm – 3:15pm: Spotlight Film – Swim Team (90:00) 3:30pm – 5:15pm: Georgia Made Feature – Holden On (101:00) 7:15pm – 9:45pm: 2017 Official Selection Awards Ceremony & Special Screening Film – Lucky (88:00) Sunday, July 23rd 10:00am – 11:30am: Narrative Feature – 6 Love Stories (77:00) 11:45am – 1:30pm: Spotlight Film – Rumble: Indians Who Rocked the World 1:45pm – 3:00pm: Documentary Feature – The Other Side (6:00)/Farewell Ferris Wheel (70:00) 3:15pm – 4:45pm: Spotlight Film – Whose Streets? (90:00) 5:45pm – 8:30pm: Special Screening Film – Please Call Home (104:00)

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Ticketed events at this year’s festival include a dealer’s choice of price and after-party package options – as well a combo #FestieBesties buy with the upcoming Bragg Jam. For details on each option, please visit ticket-information. FestieBesties VIP Pass - $200 Bragg Jam / Macon Film Festival Combo Pass, After-parties! All Access VIP Pass - $150 Admission July 20 - 23, 2017 for priority seating at all Screenings, Special Screenings, and the Awards Ceremony. All Access Passes also include admission to After Parties for ages 21 and up. Screening Pass PLUS Opening Night Film and Party - $100 Admission Thursday, July 20 for the Opening Night Film and Party at the Museum of Arts and Sciences; Priority seating at all Screenings, Special Screenings, and the Awards Ceremony. Screening Pass - $65 Admission July 21 – July 23, for priority seating at all Screenings, Special Screenings, the Awards Ceremony. Opening Night Screening & Party Pass $50 Admission Thursday, July 20 for the Opening Night Film and reception at the Museum of Arts and Sciences. Day Pass - $25 Admission for ONE chosen day (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) to all Screenings, including the evening Special Screening. After Party not included. Single Block Ticket - $10 Admission to ONE film or block of films July 21 - 23, 2017.

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Screening “Moana” at Lake Tobosofkee Join Macon Bibb Parks and Recreation Parks on July 28th at Lake Tobesofkee Sandy Beach as we watch Moana from 8:30p-10:30p. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, coolers…and don’t forget your

Amstar Kids Movie Days Amstar Cinemas on Zebulon Road has released their Summer Movie Schedule. Movies every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00 – except the week of July 4th. The cost is $4.00, and includes a drink and popcorn.


1-4 p.m. The Museum of Arts and Sciences will offer activities that explore space, the Sun, and eclipses. These activities will coordinate with the Museum’s Countdown to Eclipse summer theme in anticipation of the August 21 solar eclipse.

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THE BEARCATS While The Bearcats offer a mixture of original and cover songs during their live performances, they also boast a fun and energetic presence to boot. The Bearcats, Will Davis (bass/lead vocals). T.J. Wayt (guitar/backup vocals), Cliff Cranford (guitar/backup vocals) and Dustin McDearmid (drums), will be performing July 15th at Wellston Station and are also set to play Bragg Jam later this month. I talked with the band about their music style, writing and croissants. How did The Bearcats start? T.J.: The Bearcats was formed last summer at a community pool. The band had already been in the works as a no name three-piece, with Dustin, Will and myself. Then we met Cliff. Dustin: Will was my neighbor for a while and wouldn’t leave me alone so we started chilling everyday. Then TJ moved into my house without asking. How do you go about writing songs? Dustin: We all love jamming so most of the time one of the guys will have something they have been working on and we just get a 12 pack and get to work. T.J.: I’d like to think we all bring a different kind of style to the band, so we kind of just mash that together and call it a song. Sometimes the 12 pack jam session works, sometimes it doesn’t. Cliff: I go with the flow. I rarely even show up to practice, so they end up having to drink four beers apiece instead of three, and that’s just counterproductive. Will: Yeah, being in the right state of mind is really important for the music we do. On a side note, Cliff not coming to practice coined his nickname, “Croissant”. Because he’s flaky. What inspired you to be a musician? T.J.: Nothing has ever made me feel the way music does. I don’t want to lose that feeling by changing paths or careers because I know nothing will ever do the same thing for me.

How would you describe your music style? T.J.: We pride ourselves on being loud. Is that a style? I mean really, we just mix catchy hooks with psychedelic rock. Lots of jam time, solid lyrics, and a fun show. Will: Drunken buffoons with instruments. What do you think is the most exciting thing happening in the Middle Georgia music scene right now? Dustin : I think the Creek has been such an exciting and beneficial thing for the local music scene. So many of my friends have been interviewed, performed on air live, and had their music play over the radio waves. The teamwork and support everyone has for one another in Middle Georgia is incredible.



What are you currently working on? Dustin : We are just trying to stay busy and have fun. We plan on putting out some songs later this fall as well. T.J.: Just getting our gear game up and writing new material. We’re constantly adding covers to our repertoire and we’re trying to play songs people don’t usually hear when they go out. A perfect combination of original material, recognizable material, and deep cuts is what we strive for. Cliff: Showing up for practice. Who are you looking forward to seeing at Bragg Jam? T.J.: I’m really excited to see Gringo Star, who I’ve seen many times before. Other than that, there are a ton of incredible local bands on the bill. A bunch of them are good friends of ours. Dustin actually plays in Choir of Babble as well, another local band playing at Bragg Jam, and I’m always excited to see those guys. American Blvd and One Horse Parade are a couple other bands you really don’t want to miss. One Horse Parade will be with us at Wellston Station actually.

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A new outdoor beer garden and wine bar will be opening on Ingleside Avenue! The Society Garden will feature select craft drafts, quality wine along with frozen wine treats, ice cream, live music and food truck weekends!


John Prine will be back at the Fox Theatre Friday, November 17 with Americana newcomer Kacey Musgraves. Tickets $70 and up.




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When Gregg Passed, they did the big concert at the Big House with all the kids playing, I was standing there thinking, “Wow, it’s kind of strange that so many kids of the Allman Brothers got into music and are this good at it.” But really, it’s not that strange, is it? With something like that looming over you as a kid, something that huge, how could you not want to be a part of that? I’m sure your kids have felt that same thing. That’s a pretty huge force in life. They are definitely driven to do what they do. I’m excited for them; of course, being their father, I’m biased. I think they are great at it. They know what they are doing with their life and they are going about it. But for me, I was 38 years old before I had any level of financial security, playing music. And at any point during that time, it would have been really easy for my wife to say, “Hey Jimmy, this isn’t working.” It’s time to buy some khakis, Jimmy. Exactly. But she didn’t. There was talk about getting a “real job” - but it didn’t last long. I just couldn’t do anything else. This isn’t a choice for me. It’s a way of life. I would still be doing it if it was $600 a month. I did it for a long time for less than that.

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American guitarist Jimmy Herring is a musician’s musician. His formidable technique is in service of a vast harmonic and rhythmic imagination, forged by decades on the road and a myriad of influences spanning jazz, rock, country, and the outer limits of improvised music. The North Carolina native has been playing guitar for close to 40 years – and he’s just getting started: The past five years alone have seen him share the stage with one of his musical heroes, reconvene one of the most influential outfits he helped form, set out with a versatile new ensemble, and release his most challenging, dynamic solo album yet. His New band, The Invisible Whip, stops by the Cox Capitol Theatre on July 27. Brad Evans got the Chance to talk to Jimmy last week. How are you doing, man? Where’re you at? I’m at home; I’ve been for a little while. It’s really nice to be home for a while. So, I was in a fishing tourney with you, many years ago now, down in Costa Rica - Taj Mahal Fishing Blues Tournament. You won the biggest fish, with a 500-pound Marlin. Oh man - I won’t ever forget that. That was so much fun. Our friend Bill Lucado put that tourney on. Oh, yeah - love that guy, man. I was just with him the other day we were looking at some property out there with him.

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He has been my most legendary friend for a very long time. He’s everyone’s most legendary friend! I absolutely love that guy. Jimmy, you’ve played with The Dead, The Allman Brothers, Widespread Panic, Col. Bruce and the Aquarian Rescue Unit - just to name a few. Would you agree that you have the best resume in rock history? Man, I’m so thankful for every breath and every day. I could never have imagined what was ahead of me when I was younger. I could have never seen the things that would happen. When did you get your first guitar? I was probably 10. I don’t think I really started doing much on it until I was 13. But by the time I was 16, I was very serious about it. Did you know you were good at 16? Ha. No. I’m still waiting for that realization. But I did know that I wanted to play for the rest of my life. I knew this was what I was gonna do for the rest of my life. It’s such an iffy business; I’ve never thought about that, though. I was never motivated by the business side of the music thing. Now that scared my parents. They were both upstanding, educated members of the community. But they were VERY supportive, so I always believed I was doing something right. My parents knew that I had found what I wanted to do with my life, and even though it was alien to them, they supported me. And I really can’t stress that enough, I would have gone nowhere without that support. Being a parent, I can understand what a big deal that support is, and I can also understand how hard that support is to give, especially when your child is into something like music - which can be a little dicey when it comes to security. I know, man. And It doesn’t have to be just music. My daughter is an artist; she’s 28 now. We didn’t push anything on them. We encouraged our kids to do whatever they wanted to do. I just felt like that was really important, because of the support I had gotten.

One of the guys that helped you along during those days was Col. Bruce Hampton. I would love to hear about your experience with him on the day we lost him. I will never forget how I felt when I heard what happened: It made me happy, and it seemed perfect. But I know being there, it didn’t feel that way. No, it didn’t. Time heals all. It’s been seven weeks today. I’m still shocked; I’m still grieving. I miss him every day. But yeah, he would have thought it was perfect. He told me many times, that “everything is always perfect.” He said that more than a few times. On that level, you have that idea to try and help you through it. But the selfish side of me wants to talk to him again. He has been a mentor and a muse for so many of us - I still feel like one is better than the other - but in my experience, there are two kinds of musicians: Those who have played with Bruce and those who have not. And I want to play with those that have played with Bruce. I don’t mean one is better than the other. All the Panic guys hold Bruce in the highest regard; he is our Muse. And all the guys in my new band, they all played with Bruce and loved him. All our crew members loved him. All my family members, my mom and dad - they loved Bruce. Being around Bruce made you want to work hard. He was an inspiration. Losing him like that was hard - he was 20 feet from me. Really tough. And he wasn’t the kind of guy who you could go tell him how much you loved him. If it wasn’t for Bruce, I’d probably be working in a music store or something - I don’t know what I’d be doing. It was hard for him to accept those kinds of things. In recent years, I told him I loved him. And I’m glad I did. He knew, but I’m glad I told him. Tell me about the Invisible Whip. Well it’s a group of guys who want to get out of the way and let music take care of everything. That’s a term that’s been around for a long time. Bruce didn’t create the term, but it was him that introduced me to it. He used it sort of in a way to describe an invisible force that propels you. He used to always talk about playing like you had a cocked gun at your back. So, when they came to me and told me we needed a name, that’s what came to me. But I’ve played with these guys forever; we play well together, and I’m looking forward to going out with them. Excited to be coming back to Macon! 29

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I put my gun barrel into the back of the state troopers head as he came in the door behind another sherriff’s officer. “Move and I’ll kill you both.” Garrison took his weapon. “You little bastard I’m the Sherriff of this town.” The other officer turned around and looked right at me. I walked up to him and took his weapon out of his holster and put the barrel up to his forehead and pulled the hammer back. “Ya know, I’ve always wanted to kill a Sherriff with his own gun.” He didn’t say a word. We sat the officers down on the floor and used their own handcuffs on them. About the time we finished doing that another armed security guard had come up to the front door with his pregnant wife in the car. T.G. had them tied up and stacked up like cordwood with the others before they knew what was happening. We got back to robbing the place pretty fast. T.G. had been gathering furs and jewelry up from the back closet, and I noticed every time he went back there, Bradford’s wife started pulling rings off her finger and offering them to him. I could tell she was trying to distract him, so I just went over and took every ring she had off her hands, one of them ended up being a 15 carat solitaire worth about $75,000. Pretty soon, T.G. Had found what she was trying to keep us from; shoeboxes filled with hundred dollar bills. He had an old army duffel bag with him and he filled it slap full of cash. My plan was to steal everything. Even the doorknobs at this place were gold plated and I wanted every damn one of them. But when we saw all that money we knew it was time to go. Garrison brought the Van up and we started loading it up. I grabbed one of the security

gaurds and threw him in the van with us for a little insurance. One the way out the door, I gave everyone the middle finger and we got in and headed down the mountain. We didn’t know it at the time, but it would come out in Court that the Sherriff had fished an extra handcuff key out of his pocket, and gotten himself, and the state trooper, loose. They ran out and called it in. We were on the road about five minutes before we had blue lights behind us. I pulled the van right over, and as the officers approached TG opened the back door and showed them we had a hostage, put the gun to his head and told them to get on the ground. We Took off. We had a switch car parked at a motel that was owned by Bradford right outside of Gadsden. But when we got there, the fucker was gone. We’d find out later it had been stolen by a 16 year old kid and taken for a joy ride. This changed everything. The call was out to look for a Uhaul Van. The town was too small to ditch it and hide. We had to make a run for it, and when we did, it looked like half the cops in Alabama got behind us. I didn’t speed, and I didn’t really have a plan. But After about an hour I knew I needed some gas, so I pulled into a filling station, and when the boy came out to pump gas, I showed him my gun. “Fill it up or I’ll Kill you.”NCops were everywhere, all out of their cars, guns drawn. “Get the fuck away from that van” The Cops were yelling at him. He was too scared to move, and he gave me about 10 gallons of gas before I noticed the cops trying to block us in. I floored it, pulling the line out of the tank and I took off through the grass and past the police cars...

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The five piece band out of Dublin is known for playing Country, Southern Rock and Blues. Reckless Soul is made up of Keith Flury, Jack Stewart, Wayne Bryan, Chris Harrell and Mike Hambrick. Come check them out at 20’s for a great Friday!

Billy’s Clubhouse 10 p.m. No cover


Hugh, Chris and Lewis, of the premiere 90’s tribute band Broadcast 90, will be rocking out North Macon’s favorite music venue where there’s never a cover!


8 p.m. $5 at the door GARRETT SPEER After receiving his first Gibson guitar at the age of 13, Garrett Speer’s passion for music began and has never ceased. While attending college at Florida Gulf Coast University, Garrett packed out local bars with his playing and has continued to do so since moving to Nashville in 2015. Speer has opened for the likes of Thomas Rhett, Kip Moore and A Thousand Horses.



This Southern Rock band out of Nashville has been compared to the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers. This 5-piece group of rockers is made up of Clint Woolsey, Marcus Brown, James Beau Edwards, David and Paul Zettler.



This 4 piece group out of Augusta will make you dance all night with their

irresistible beats and grooves. The band leader Eunice has over 19 years of professional experience and has toured all over the world. Come hang out at Downtown’s newest bar for a great night of music!

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7 p.m. $5/advance, $7 day of FOLK IS PEOPLE Join Folk is People as they showcase their eclectic indie-folk pop sound at Wellston Station on July 7th. Folk is People is a Jacksonville-based DIY band led by singer-songwriter and dad joke expert, Stacey Bennett. They are embarking on a regional outing following their latest release, The Devil Always Comes. The record sounds like indie rock married a folk song and started a pop band. Their music is eloquently crafted into a melodic blend of stringed and percussive instruments backed by Bennett’s driving voice. Each song is a story meticulously written into verse and chorus with awkward banter filling the silence between songs. Folk is People recently returned from playing showcases at SXSW in Austin and has played alongside national acts such as Shovels and Rope, and B.O.B.

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Out of Savannah, Josh Johansson was featured on season 15 of American Idol.

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This cover band out of Milledgeville specializes in the hits of the 60’s and 70’s as well as today. Come catch them at one of the best kept secret Macon has to offer!

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7/8: Stone Senate 7/14: Some Kids 7/15: Wes & Ronnie 7/21: Matt Brantley Band 7/22: Trey Teem Trio 7/28: The Bearcats 7/29: Chris Bartlett

UNKNOWN HINSON This Comic-Rocker is not one you’re going to want to bring your kids to see. Unknown Hinson has toured extensively with Reverend Horton Heat and lent his voice to the Adult Swim animated series Squidbillies. Come check him out at Macon’s favorite Live Music Venue.


8 p.m. $5 at the door LUKE PELL This country artist out of Austin, Texas has made a name for himself touring around the country. His new single “Best Thing You’ve Ever Done” is now available on iTunes and anywhere else you can find music.



This Rock band out of Nashville released their first LP in 2015 called “Mirage.” They will be playing with the Rachel Hillman Band out of Tallahassee. Come check them at Macon’s favorite Local Music Venue.



This raw, gritty and real Rock band out of Warner Robins has made a name for itself playing around the state. 2 Finger Jester also won three 11th Hour Band of the Year awards from 2008-2010.

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Nathan Morgan began playing guitar at the age of 11 after receiving his first acoustic guitar for Christmas one year. Nathan was then immediately put to work at guitar lessons learning the basics of the instrument he would 35

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come to love. Nathan stumbled upon his father’s vinyl collection of old CCR, Lynryd Skynyrd, and ZZ Top records at about 13 and was immediately hypnotized by the sounds he heard. Come check him out for a night of great food and drink specials!

only $8, this show is not one to be misses. Joining them will be The Howling Tongues and Fooligans for night one of two of the Capitol’s Local Music Showcase.



AP’S HIDEAWAY 2-6 p.m. Never a cover, on patio BIG MIKE Local blues legend Big Mike will be strumming every Sunday afternoon at Macon’s best kept secret, Aps.


9 p.m. No cover SUNDAY JAM SESSION Sweet Jam session, Happens every Sunday! Showcasing hidden gems of musical talent in Macon. You never know who’ll drop by!

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SCOTT LITTLE From Atlanta, Scott Little draws from an eclectic list of influences highlighted by James Taylor, Ryan Adams, Hank Williams and The Allman Brothers. His home state of Georgia is a major theme in his music, which makes his show at Macon’s top wing spot a perfect venue on a Thursday night.

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Made up of some of the finest musicians in the Middle Georgia area, Uncle Earl will be playing at 20’s Pub where there is never a cover! Come on out for some good drink and people and have a great night of dancing.

Billy’s Clubhouse 10 p.m. No cover


8 p.m. $5 at the door RYN CRIDER The 2016 Georgia Female Country Artist of the Year will be rocking out Macon’s premiere dance club. Ryn Crider grew up listening to the likes of Otis Redding, Earth, Wind and Fire and Prince, which helped shape her love for Funk and Soul, which she incorporates into her Country sound.



If there is one music show you see this weekend, make it these long haired boys out of Kentucky. Growing up idolizing Macon’s own Otis Redding and The Allman Brothers Band, these rockers blend soul seamlessly into their Blues Rock sound. Come hang out and grab a cold one, and also pick up their EP’s Weigh Station Tour on iTunes.



Southern alternative americana rock with unique, powerful lead guitar, a solid rhythm section, and vocal harmonies that emphasize a singer/songwriter style

WILD WING CAFE 9:30 p.m. Never a cover BIG DADDY Big Daddy is a hot new Dynamic Variety Band, that plays a variety of different jams. They have a little something for all music likes, and tastes. All the members comprise a wealth of years of music and experience and knowledge on the local music scene. If you want to be entertained, you better get down to one of North Macon’s best music venues!

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These bearded rockers out of Warner Robins want to bring back the 90’s era of music and they put on a hell of a show. Come join them at one of the best music venues in North Macon!

Brian Whitehead will be bringing some of his friends down to AP’s for a night of Country, Southern Rock and Blues music. If you’ve never been to AP’s, this is your chance to check out one of Macon’s best kept secrets!


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These local kids have only been playing music together for a little over a year, but you would never guess that from the way they rock. Hindsight is one of the best bands around Macon right now, and for

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Middle Georgia’s own Wes Robinson and Ronnie Pittman will be rocking Billy’s Clubhouse Saturday night, one of North Macon’s favorite spots for local music.

THE CRAZY BULL 8 p.m. $5 at the door

AN EVENING WITH LAUGHLIN Fresh off the release of their album “Run Around,” Laughlin brings their Country sound to The Crazy Bull. Laughlin began playing music together at the University of Georgia and haven’t looked back. In 2016, they were nominated for Georgia Country Music Band of the Year.



Big Mike, who can be seen every Sunday at AP’s Hidden Hideaway, brings his band to the Cox Capitol Theatre for night two of the Local Music Showcase. Also playing will be Swain and the Highway Souls, for only $10!



The Future Babes are based out of Atlanta and have been rocking out venues all across the South. They will be joined at Macon’s best venue for local music by Swim In The Wild, an Alternative Mountain Folk band out of North Carolina.



This group of misfits out of Douglasville combines the sounds of Rock, Funk and Dance. The theme of their shows is to “get in touch with your inner idiot,” so if that sounds like your cup of tea, come on down to Downtown Macon’s newest spot of live music!

WILD WING CAFE 9:30 p.m. Never a cover VELVET RUNWAY The premiere party-rock cover band out of Atlanta will take the stage at Wild Wing Café on Saturday night. Come out for some cheap drinks and even better priced wings and appetizers and rock out with this band that plays the hits from the 70’s and 80’s.

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JUSTIN DUKES At only 23, Justin Dukes has already made a name for himself on the Country music touring circuit. Hailing from Vidalia but now based out of Nashville, Dukes won both the Georgia Music Country Artist of the Year and the Georgia Country Music Male Artist of the Year in 2015.

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you came for ain't always what you get-- but it all tastes good. Ted Hawkins never had much use for recorded music. Maybe it was the years he spent incarcerated, but he preferred the street corner to the studio. Many an executive marveled at the grizzled rounder who would rather sing for beach bums and spare change than festivals and guaranteed contracts. Freedom was the thing. Freedom to sing what he wanted, when he wanted. Freedom to succeed or fail at his own pace-- but any day singing in the sunshine was a win for Ted Hawkins. Sing along with Shinyribs when “I Gave Up All I Had” rolls around on the Creek.



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“I Gave Up All I Had,” was written by Ted Hawkins and released in 1982. It's difficult to quantify his influence. Hawkins life, which started in Biloxi Mississppi in 1936, was a patched quilt of theft, prison, and recording sessions. He started singing in a boys reform school choir in 1949-then he heard Sam Cooke and the stars aligned. Hawkins found a place among the folk fans and blues enthusiasts of the 1960's. He drifted from coast to coast to Europe and back-- a part-time convict, sometime criminal, and all-round sage. His songs have been covered by Kasey Chambers, James McMurtry, and most recently Shinyribs. Shinyribs is the alter ego of Gourds singer Kevin Russell. While the nickname's origins are murky (one legend claims it did indeed stem from a plate of bbq) it also came to describe the entire Austin, TX based outfit currently in rotation on 100.9 The Creek. Shinyribs features Russell, and Austin collaborators Winfield Cheek, Keith Langford, and Jeff Brown. Alice Spencer and Sally Allen round out the harmonies as the Shiny Soul Sisters while the Tijuana Trainwreck Horns bring the heat. Russell and the Gourds were known to take liberties with genre specific music. Their cover of “Gin & Juice” launched a thousand hip-hop-to-hillbilly conversions. Stylistically, Shinyribs also refuses to be typecast. Songs like “I Gave Up All I Had” search to retain the soul of the original source while George Jones songs juxtapose against TLC covers. Shinyribs is a full on sonic experience--not a box a chocolates, but a real deal smokehouse where what







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