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Macon Music Live: The Pioneers

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Macon Music Live: The Pioneers


The first musical on Macon’s music history will debut this spring. “Macon Music Live: the Pioneers” will take place March 9, 10 and 11, 2018 in the upstairs of the Tic Toc Room restaurant, honoring the location’s historic ties to Little Richard. The musical was created through a partnership with Theatre Macon, Rock Candy Tours and the 11th Hour and funded with a grant from the Downtown Challenge fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia.

The musical features a local cast of musicians and actors set to portray the “Pioneers” of Macon music history. Those pioneers include Lucille Hegeman, Charles Douglass, Little Richard, Hamp Swain, Otis Redding, James Brown, brothers Phil and Alan Walden and the Allman Brothers Band.With scenes from the Douglass Theatre, Ann’s Tick-Tock Lounge and Capricorn Records studio, the musical covers almost 50 years of Macon music history in three acts.“Macon Music Live: The Pioneers” was written by Rock Candy Tours co-owner Jessica Walden, who was inspired by the folklife play “Swamp Gravy” in Colquitt, Ga. It is produced by 11th Hour co-owner Brad Evans and directed by Theatre Macon’s Jim Crisp.“Music history tells our community’s story. There’s no better way to honor that legacy with today’s local talent, against the backdrop of Downtown Macon and with a new community tradition made possible by the Downtown Challenge,” said Walden. “It is our hope that this musical evolves and continues to share the stories of Macon music year after year.”“Macon Music Live: the Pioneers” will take place at 7:00 p.m. on March 9 & 10 and at 2 p.m. on March 11. There will be a limited number of general admission tickets available. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased through maconmusic.eventbrite.com and also found at thecreekfm.com.

Cast:

Lucille Hegamin/Little Richard Penniman - K Kelsey Epps
Charles Douglass/Otis Redding - Charles Davis
James Brown - Jim Montgomery
Phil Walden - Anthony Ennis
Alan Walden - Christian Walden
Hamp Swain - Mitchell Brinkley III
Mrs. Anne Howard - Saralyn Collins
The Allman Brothers Band - Announcement coming soon


About the Downtown Challenge


The Downtown Challenge is administered by the Community Foundation of Central Georgia and was made possible by the Peyton Anderson Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; each provided $1.5 million in support. For more information about the Downtown Challenge, please visit downtownchallengemacon.org



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