Gig Guide

March 21, 2014 

Friday March 21

Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom

This young, blue collar rock ’n’ roll band from Birmingham, Ala., isn’t just a loud, hard-driving rock band. They write lyrics with depth and meaning, and they are very proud of that attribute. However, they don’t take themselves too seriously; they know how to have fun, and even poke fun at themselves. They will be joined by Woolfolk. 21 and up. 10 p.m. $5.

Saturday March 22

Robert McDuffie at Mercer University’s Fickling Hall

What better way is there to celebrate spring in Macon during the Cherry Blossom Festival, than by hearing our favorite violinist Robert McDuffie? McDuffie will be joined by Amy Schwartz Moretti and the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings ensemble. They will play their favorite works from the past few years. All ages. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Hromovytsia Ukrainian Dance Ensemble at Wesleyan College’s Porter Auditorium

“Hromovytsia” translates to “thunder storm” in English. This Chicago-based group has been entertaining audiences with their ethnic Ukrainian dances and songs for more than 30 years. With colorful costumes, dazzling choreography and music and songs that will make you clap along, this is a show that will keep you entertained from beginning to end. All ages. 7:30 p.m. $25.

Monday March 24

Leon Russell at Cox Capitol Theatre

It’s rare that we see such a massive lineup for a concert here in Macon. Leon Russell needs no introduction for fans of classic rock. He’s a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. He recorded his most recent album with his good friend Elton John. He’s played piano on and wrote some of the most important rock ’n’ roll songs of the 1960s and ’70s. That night you also get to see Shonna Tucker’s new band, Eye Candy. Tucker is one of the founding members of the Drive-By Truckers. This is a concert where the opening band is as much a reason to come to the show as the headliner. Under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. 8 p.m. $25-$45.

Tuesday March 25

Jars of Clay at Cox Capitol Theatre

Jars of Clay has been making uplifting and inspirational music for the last 20 years. The band got its start when it won a 1994 Gospel Music Association contest in Nashville. With lyrics full of love, Jars of Clay has been traveling the world sharing their soul-stirring sound with anyone who will listen. They will be joined by Richtor. All ages. 8 p.m. $15-$30.

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