GMHF, Douglass to host Johnny Mercer celebration

The Georgia Music Hall of Fame is presenting a musical tribute to Johnny Mercer, “Jumpin’ With Johnny,” tonight at 7:30 at the Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in downtown Macon.

The Kim Polote Trio from Savannah will be performing Mercer’s music to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Tickets are $10 in advance at the hall of fame or $12 at the door at the Douglass. People buying tickets also will receive free tickets to the hall of fame to view its exhibit, “Johnny Mercer: Too Marvelous For Words,” which will be on display through June 2010.

For more information on other events celebrating the centennial, visit www.johnnymercercentennial.com.