Friday December 21st
Alan Walden and Chris Hicks Present Southern Style Christmas Jam at the Cox Capitol Theatre
What happens when two of the most revered men in Macon music get together to throw a party? Well, they throw one of the biggest parties of the year! Alan Walden is the former manager of Otis Redding and Lynyrd Skynyrd, as well as other great musical accomplishments. Chris Hicks is known for his work with the Outlaws and as the lead guitar player with the Marshall Tucker Band. They invited a slew of musicians, singers and entertainers, which include Larry G. Hudson, Moses Mo, Leroy Wilson and many others, for a night of great music. This event will benefit Pine Point Hospice Home of Middle Georgia. 8 p.m. $25.
Shane Bridges at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom
Shane Bridges grew up in Jeffersonville. He found his love of music when most people do, in his teens. Hes been playing music ever since. Even though hes been recording music in Nashville and touring all over the United States, he still considers Middle Georgia home. He still stops in to do a show and see his old friends and have a good time. This time, he brings the Shane Bridges sound to the Hummingbird. 21 and up. 10 p.m. $5.
Macon Noise Presents Xavii and Moontrash at Roasted Cafe and Lounge
Macon Noise put together a party with a line up full of Macons experimental rock bands. Their thinking was, If the world just so happens to end, lets go out big! Well, actually their thought was, Lets raise some money so we can put out a great compilation of Macon music. While admission is free, they will be accepting donations. Macon Noise has invited Xavii, Moontrash, Ariaquanet, Hussy Hussy and more to help make this compilation happen. My money is on the fact that the world will keep right on spinning, so Ill be looking forward to the next Macon Noise compilation. 18 and up. 8:30 p.m. Free, but donations accepted.
Saturday December 22
Meiko at the Cox Capitol Theatre
Nowadays, Meiko is a huge name in music. She travels all over the world singing. However, when she heard her childhood friends son had been diagnosed with brain cancer, she jumped right in to help. She is throwing a benefit concert to help pay young Kade Howards medical bills while she is home for the holidays. Kade has successfully undergone surgery and has completed 31 radiation treatments. Now, he is at St. Judes Childrens Hospital in Memphis undergoing chemotherapy for the next three months. Meiko is a superstar of the brightest kind for stepping in to help. Thats Middle Georgia love for you! All ages. 7 p.m. $12.
DJ Shawty Slim and DJ Roger Riddle at the Rookery
This month marks the third installment of the No Requests ... Anything Goes monthly DJ night hosted by DJ Roger Riddle at the Rookery. This month, DJ Shawty Slim returns fresh from his tour of Malaysia with hip-hop artist B.O.B. This time, he is armed to the teeth with funky originals that were sampled by hip-hop classics. Get ready for a fun night of dancing as these DJs pull out the best of their music collections. 21 and up. 10 p.m. $5.