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7th Annual “Skydog” Benefit Concert

Six years ago, on what would have been Duane Allman’s 60th birthday, the Skydog Music Festival (60) got it’s start. It continues as the annual benefit concert that celebrates the life, birthday and music of Duane Allman. “Skydog” We play the music that he played and or inspired.

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Celebrating the birthday, life and music of “Skydog
Duane Allman would have been 66 this coming November 18th.

Macon, Georgia has been called home by some of the very best musicians to ever live. Their influence, plus the presence of thousands of dedicated music fans, helps to make my birth town a wonderful place to live and work. Macon is a city with a rhythm and a style all its own; a place where rock, jazz, country, hip hop, rap, blues, soul, gospel and church bells fill the air. We are also blessed with the Big House Museum.

The Cause…Food for the Hungry

When Duane and Gregg Allman first came to Macon, Georgia with the Allman Brothers Band, they often frequented H&H Soul Food on Forsyth Street. There, Louise Hudson and Inez Hill kept the band well fed, even in the early years when they had trouble paying the bill. Gregg Allman, at a recent birthday party for Mama Louise, said..”There is a good possibility … a very good possibility… that without Mama Louise there wouldn’t be an Allman Brothers Band.”

Being from a town with such a rich musical heritage is a true honor. Much of what we have learned is that great music flows out of great people. We also know that music and musicians in history can be forgotten. Events like this help assure this doesn’t happen.

Six years ago, on what would have been Duane Allman’s 60th birthday, the Skydog Music Festival (60) got it’s start. It continues as the annual benefit concert that celebrates the life, birthday and music of Duane Allman. “Skydog” We play the music that he played and or inspired. We give to a need that I believe he would give to today, were he alive…helping feed the poor and homeless.To date, the Festival has hosted thousands of fans, provided an enormous amount of food for the hungry, and given dozens of talented musicians a place to express the music of “Skydog” and his influence on them. Devoted volunteers help make this event happen and they are much appreciated. Our wonderful sponsors and contributors are the other side of the coin. Please thank them and support their business.


Tommy Talton is one of our many special guests this year! Tommy is very busy touring, recording and making spectacular music. Welcome to Skydog Tommy! As always, the infamous Paul Hornsby will join the rhythm section for totally tasteful and inspiring keys. Paul was recently inducted into the Alabama Music Hall Fame. Welcome back Mr. Robert Coleman.

Other guests will be announced soon.

You can count on our Class A rhythm section led by Ken Wynn to do it up right.

We are proud to have The Macon Rescue Mission as our beneficiary. This wonderful organization began in 1952 here in Macon, Ga. They provide shelter and food for the poor and homeless.

Admission this year is TEN or more canned goods PER PERSON.
The goal is 8,000 pounds Add some non-perishables to your bag.
3,000 in attendance last year The  plan is to go over 4,000 this year
You gave over 5,000 pounds of food last year make it 8,000 in 2012

Glenn Harrell, Event Coordinator

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This Saturday Sept 19th “Run For Cover” a Fundraiser for Second Chance Warming Shelter @ Beer Barrel in Marietta! A Day of MUSIC, Raffles, Adult Games and BBQ!

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A Day of MUSIC, Raffles, Adult Games, Award Winning BBQ PLUS your chance to “Give Back” by Supporting a Great Cause at one of the Best Dive Bars in Georgia!!!


Saturday, Sept 19th “Run For Cover”, a fundraiser will be held for the Second Chance Warming Shelter at Beer Barrel in Marietta. MUSIC provided by one of the Best Rock Cover Bands in The ATL No Sweat and that Award Winning BBQ brought to you by ANGELFIRE7 BBQ! Raffle items include 50/50 Drawings, Tattoos, family photo sessions, salon gift boxes, gift certificates, neon signs and a custom Harley Davidson smoker.

Custom Harley Smoker

Second Chance Warming Shelter is located at 271 Marietta Rd in Canton, GA inside Action Church. The Warming Shelter was started three years ago out of need because there is no Homeless Shelter in Cherokee County. When temps drop below 32 degrees, the City of Canton allows Action Church to open their doors to those in need. They feed them, give them a warm bed and provides Toiletries and Warm Clothing. Last year Action Church with the HELP of Fundraisers like “Run For Cover” was able to Shelter 350 men, women and children.

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LawJam 2015 Raises $35,000 for Atlanta Bar Foundation Grants Program

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LawJam 2015: Atlanta Lawyers Rock, Raise $35,000 for Atlanta Bar Foundation Grants Program

On Saturday, June 27th, local attorneys exchanged their suits and ties for jeans and guitars as the 6th Annual LawJam took place at Variety Playhouse.

The annual event pits attorneys against each other, but this time the music stated the case and music industry professionals were the judges. Seven Atlanta lawyer bands took part as LawJam 2015 raised money for Atlanta Bar Foundation causes.

The rocking lawyers competed for the title of Best Band and Best Original Song. After a night of music and dance, the Electric Bonfires were named Best Band. “Big Sleep Lies” by the Kevins was named Best Original Song and the band won a one day recording session at Tree Sound Studios.

The judges for the evening were Kaedy Kiely, of 97.1 The River radio; Josh Rifkind, Songs for Kids Foundation and Barry Selvedge of Prime Point Media as well as audience members. The Emcee and host of the evening’s festivities was Burt Reeves.

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Six Flags Over Georgia and MUST Ministries Host Opening Weekend Food Drive

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MUST Food Pantries distributes more than 370,000 pounds of food throughout the year; donations to directly benefit neighbors in need

Saturday, March 14 – Sunday, March 15

WHAT:
For the 5th consecutive year, MUST Ministries is partnering with Six Flags Over Georgia to host an Opening Weekend Food Drive on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15.

Each guest that donates six or more non-perishable food items will receive a Buy One Get One Free coupon for a general admission ticket to the park. Season Passholders that donate six or more non-perishable food items will be granted park access an hour before the park opens to experience the new BATMAN: The Ride BACKWARDS.

Suggested items to donate include canned meats, peanut butter, cereal bars, cereal and dry foods.

A full list of accepted items can be found online at www.mustministries.org/document.doc?id=49.

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