Creek Media’s “Top 5” For the Weekend
Visit Macon, Georgia for a Southern adventure that is sure to be good for your soul! Rich history, incredible architecture, stunning Southern charm, and a soulful musical heritage have branded Macon “Where Soul Lives”.
ANTHONY ENNIS PICKED:
Raelyn Nelson Band with Weston Harris Hill
When: Friday, September 15th 10pm
Where: Hummingbird Stage & Taproom
First off, I’ve just got to say, since I met Weston I became an instant fan. Rooted in southern culture hailing from Alabama, now cutting his chops in Nashville, he’s one of my favorite independent musicians I’ve heard in a long time. With a unique Americana sound that sets him apart from many other artists this is definitely a show not to be missed. And…after he plays you can check out the Raelyn Nelson Band. As in…Willie’s granddaughter. If that isn’t enough check out a little more info on her below. Come out, drink some beers, and see some great live music with me!
“As an aspiring female country artist in Nashville, history suggests that the quickest path to success is somehow aligning oneself with one of the major publishers, producers, songwriters, labels, or managers that are the heart of Music Row. So what do you do if you are an aspiring female country artist in Nashville, and also happen to be the granddaughter of musical icon, Willie Nelson?
You hook up with an independent producer and veteran of the rock/punk scene, write some songs that are part Loretta Lynn, part Cheap Trick, and form the Raelyn Nelson Band.”Brad Evans
Meg Evans Picked:
Ocmulgee Indian Celebration
When: Saturday & Sunday September 16-17th 10am-5pm
Where: Ocmulgee National Monument
Cost: $6 adults, $3 for children 6 to 12 & military with ID, children under 6 free
While dozens of neighborhoods are still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Irma, I recommend spending Saturday out of doors, family in tow. Celebrate Macon’s heritage at the Ocmulgee Indian Celebration! An annual favorite, boasting over 200 craftsmen, dancers, and storytellers. Admission is free for 5 and under, $3 ages 6-12 and $6 for adults. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Leave the festivities at the at the Ocmulgee National Monument and head over to Project Giving’s Retro Night Glow. A family-friendly benefit from 6-10 p.m. featuring a fun run, 5K, ’80s black-light dance party, and kids fest. Northway Church parking lot located at 5915 Zebulon Road.
Brad Evans Picked:
Chris Robinson BrotherHood
When: Saturday, September 16th
Where: Cox Capitol Theatre 8pm
Wether he likes it or not, Chris Robinson is the former lead singer for the Black Crowes, and that’s how a lot of you know him. But he’s now become part of the great psychedelic rock tradition with the CRB and they’ve been doing big things. It’s a stew of rock, blues, country, funk and soul sounds topped with a healthy smattering of spacey psychedelia and wrapped in a jam-band aesthetic. Robinson was quoted saying ” we want something that’s expressive and sensual and beautiful. It’s like a garment that feels really comfortable, but it has all these, like, magic symbols on it.” He pauses. “That maybe other people can’t even see …” We can see Chris, and we like it.
Ashley Doolin Picked
Between Friends Coffee Shop Disney Trivia
When: Friday, September 15th 7-9pm
Where: 1080 Highway 96 (Suite 100) Warner Robins, Georgia, GA 31088
Between Friends Coffee Shop is hosting a free Disney themed trivia night with Brain Blast trivia! The game is free, but you must sign up in order to play. Seats are limited to 100 players due to venue size. The is a fun, family-friendly, event. Each team will receive a raffle ticket and have a chance to win great Disney themed prizes! The top 3 teams will win gift certificates to Between Friends. For more info and to sign up go to Between Friends facebook page.
Jamie Saunders Picked
Big Mike on the patio at AP’s!
When: Sunday, Sept 17th 3-6pm
Where: AP’s Hidden Hideaway
Cost: Never a cover
Local Blues legend Big Mike will play his weekly show at one of Macon’s best kept secrets, AP’s Hidden Hideaway. This is an event I try to make every week because Big Mike never disappoints. AP’s has some of the friendliest people around, and you’ll get to enjoy some great tunes with them at this classic bar. So come down this Sunday to support local music, have a cold one with the big man himself and tell him Jamie from The Creek sent you.