Gig Guide

August 23, 2013 

Friday August 23

Wesley Cook at Margarita’s Mexican Bar and Grill (Mercer Village)

It’s really exciting to see the shops at Mercer Village bringing music to their area to help liven up the weekend. Margarita’s made a solid choice by bringing Wesley Cook. His music reminds me of my days walking the college campus. His music is carefree and full of the easy-going optimism that goes hand in hand with college life. All ages. 7 p.m. Free.

Another Monster at Roasted Cafe and Lounge

The sixth monthly installment of Macon Massive, a night of electronic music spun by some of the best up and coming DJs in the Southeast, brings us Atlanta’s Another Monster (formerly Chaos Theory). Another Monster has garnered critical acclaim amongst electronic dance music fans with the release of his first EP, “Time Traveler.” He will be joined by Macon’s DJ Structure, Savannah’s DoBoy and your host of the night T.Mouse. 18 and up. 9 p.m. Free.

Saturday

Futurebirds and Thomas Wynn and the Believers at the Crazy Bull

You really get your money’s worth out of this Weaver’s Weekend ticket. I don’t know who to consider the headliner here. Athens based Futurebirds day-dream induced music will appeal to fans of My Morning Jacket while Orlando’s Thomas Wynn and the Believers play a hard driving style of rock ’n’ roll that will resonate with fans of CCR. They also will be joined by young up and coming country singer Savannah Alday. Proceeds to this event benefit the Friends of Mike Weaver Foundation, which helps enhance youth sports in Middle Georgia. 21 and up. 8 p.m. $20; $15 for those with Macon Beer Festival tickets.

Freddy’s Finest at the Cox Capitol Theatre

The Macon Beer Festival finale features Tommy Talton’s newest project with Kofi Burbridge called Freddy’s Finest. Talton is known and loved around Macon for his musical contributions to the groups of Capricorn Records. He played guitar for Cowboy as well as many of the other groups on the Capricorn label. Keyboardist and flautist, Kofi Burbridge, is Oteil Burbridge’s brother and best known for his work with Derek Trucks. A perfect close to the day’s festivities downtown. 9 p.m. $5; free for those with Macon Beer Festival tickets.

Mama’s Love at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom

Athens based Mama’s Love comes to Macon to help continue the celebration downtown after the Macon Beer Festival concludes. Influenced by the Grateful Dead, Little Feat, and the Band, they bring a rocking good time to the stage every time they perform. If you are looking for a way to end the night after Beer Fest, be sure to add this to your list of bands to check out Saturday night. 21 and up. 10 p.m. $5.

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