Friday March 22
Kirk West at Macon Arts Alliance Gallery
On March 1, the Macon Arts Alliance debuted Kirk Wests Playlist, a collection of photographs from the former Allman Brothers Band tour manager. For more than 25 years, West photographed the legends of music from rock, soul, pop and country. While a few of the photographs made it to the eyes of the public, thousands more were kept on the shelf. The Playlist exhibit marks the first time West has shared his private collection with the public. Now, listen to Kirk West tell the stories behind the photos during his gallery talk. See photographs of music greats such as Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, Etta James and more, and hear how the pictures came to be. Free. The talk starts at 5 p.m. Kirk Wests Playlist is on display through March 30.
The Claire Lynch Band at the Douglass Theatre
Claire Lynch brings the beauty of acoustic music to life on stage at the beautiful and historic Douglass Theatre. Lynch got her start as the lead singer of the Front Porch String Band, but now she is leading her own band and showing her creativity. The Claire Lynch Band bridges the gap between bluegrass and country, and sometimes they run their fingers through the waters of 40s jazz. 7:30 p.m. Admission is $22 or $10 with a student ID.
Joey Stuckey at Coleman Hill
What a wonderful way to enjoy the Cherry Blossom Festival. Pack a picnic and bring your loved ones to Coleman Hill for a wonderful evening of music in one of Macons prettiest settings. Joey Stuckey has long been known as a name in music here in Macon. For this special night, he brings along his band for a night of smooth jazz. 6 p.m. Free.
Saturday March 23
Wesley Cook at Central City Park
The music of Wesley Cook just hits home for many Georgians. With songs that identify the secrets we Georgians hold dear to our hearts, its like Cook is singing us the passwords to a good time in the Georgia sun. What better time to hear uniquely Georgia music than at one of our favorite celebrations of life in Georgia, the Cherry Blossom Festival. 2:30 p.m. Free admission; $10 parking.
Monday March 25
Marcia Porter at Burden Parlor, Wesleyan College
Award winning soprano Marcia Porter is an associate professor of voice at Florida State University. She has toured the world as a soloist, performing with some of the best symphonies in the world. Now, she brings her world renown voice to Macon to perform before taking part in student master classes early next week. 7:30 p.m. Free.