The Creek’s Top 5 for the Weekend…

Brad Evans
Bobby Rush
When: Thursday, April 20 8pm
Where: www.coxcapitoltheatre.com
Cost: $20

Guys, Please do yourself a favor and go see Bobby Rush. He’s 83 years old. He just won a Grammy for Blues Album of the Year this year, and I’m telling you, you have never seen a show quite like this. And once Bobby leaves this plane of existence, you will never see anything like this again. Part burlesque, part blues, and a whole lot of funky. You’ll dance, you might turn your head, you’ll laugh, and you will have the best time you can remember. You can take that to the bank.

Anthony Ennis
Cotton Ave. Pop-Up Plaza and Record Store Day
When: Saturday, April 22nd
Where: Cotton Ave./362 2nd St, Macon, GA 31201
Cost: Free

The Cotton Ave Pop-Up Plaza will temporarily close a portion of the street to cars and open it to new possibilities for public use. There will be bistro tables and chairs, over-sized bean bags, Adirondack chairs, live music and other activities to inspire new uses for the space for all. This is a free and family friendly event. Friday starting at 5pm  and Saturday beginning at 10am. And Saturday is also RECORD STORE DAY! Walk over from Cotton Ave. to 2nd street and check out Fresh Produce Records. This is one of my favorite days of the year. You can always come across a hidden gem or throw some elbows and get what you came to for(kidding I do not condone violence). There will also be live music featuring Frank Hurricane & Liz Durette and local favorite Atria Music playing from 4-6pm. See you there!

 

Charles Davis
Southern Culture on The Skids with The Royal Hounds
When: Sunday April 23rd 8pm
Where: Cox Capitol Theatre
Cost: $25

I have been waiting for this show ever since I learned they had an album called “Plastic Seat Sweat”. Southern Culture on the Skids is a fantastic band that has been performing for over 30 years. Rolling Stone has called them “a hell raising rock and roll party”. Their studio albums are fantastic but their stage shows are legendary. With songs like “Banana Pudding” and “8 Piece Box”, where it is said that they throw fried chicken into the crowd, this show is gonna be ridiculous. So come out and have a good time with us. And if you happen to see me there, come say hello!

 

Jamie Saunders
Georgia Flood with Royal Johnson
When: Friday, April 21 // $5
Where: The Hummingbird Stage & Taproom

Fresh off the release of their newest EP People Like Ourselves, The Georgia Flood returns to The Hummingbird Stage & Taproom this Friday to jam out with their groovy sounds. Brothers Lane Kelly and Brooks Mason have been on a long journey to find the right sound for the group and with one listen of Ourselves, it’s clear the duo has found the style they were meant for. Joining Georgia Flood will be Macon’s own Royal Johnson, coming off their performance Saturday night at Jimmy Hall’s Birthday Bash at the Cox Capitol Theatre. Come out to The Bird and join us for a great night of music!

 

Hannah Jett Moore
Macon Mayhem Game
When: Friday, April 21st 7:35pm
Where: Macon Coliseum
Cost: $20 for glass seats $14 for all other seats.

Who’s excited for some playoff hockey?! Well here in Macon, we are in for quite a treat this weekend. After a thrilling game one win over the Pensecola Ice Flyers in the second round of the SPHL playoffs on Wednesday, the Mayhem return to the Macon Coliseum for game two on Friday at 7:35. If the Mayhem lose and a third game is needed, that will take place on Saturday at 7:35 to decide who moves on… dun, dun, dun!!!! The SPHL also announced yesterday that Kevin Kerr has been named the SPHL Coach of the Year. Get out and support the Macon Mayhem on their quest for the Presidents Cup!

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