The music poster: Weaver’s Weekend only 10 days away!

14 Aug

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And don’t forget the golf tournament the same day! Lots of fun is planned. See all of the details in our first posting. But you must act quickly if you want to get in!

Join our cause: Become a sponsor!

14 Aug

Please check out the many sponsorship opportunities that are still available for our event. We would love to have your organization join our cause!

MMM signs on as presenting sponsor

8 Aug

McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co.McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co., LLC, has become the presenting sponsor the the 2013 edition of Weaver’s Weekend.

The CPA firm has been a staunch supporter of WW over the years and the Friends of Mike Weaver Foundation remains indebted to the principals of MMM for continuing to support what we believe is a worthy cause — youth sports activities in the Macon area.

McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co., LLC, preeminent among accounting firms in Georgia through 60 years of practice, has built its reputation by providing a unique blend of comprehensive services with an emphasis on personal attention.

Located in Macon and Perry, the firm has 23 partners and a staff of over 100 professionals offering diverse strengths and the expertise necessary to provide a full range of accounting, tax and financial services to a broad spectrum of clients.

MMM offers specialized expertise to a varied clientele in the areas of banking, healthcare, electric cooperatives, telecommunications, manufacturing, automobile dealerships, governmental and not-for-profit, retail, insurance and real estate development in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida and Tennessee.

As a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Georgia Society of CPAs, the firm undergoes regular reviews of its operations and practices to ensure adherence to the professional standards of our industry. The firm’s pledge is to provide excellent service and extensive partner involvement.

Tickets now on sale online for Weaver’s Weekend concert

5 Aug

Tickets to the evening of music at Weaver’s Weekend 6 are now available online.

The tickets are $15 each and are being made available through Mercer University online ticketing sales.

To purchase tickets, go HERE.

Thomas Wynn and The Believers will open the 8 p.m. show, followed by a return engagement by The Futurebirds.

Please review our previous posts for a map to the venue and the hotel, details on the concert, details on the golf tournament, and details on the The Crazy Bull venue.

Marriott offers special room rate, book by Aug. 14

3 Aug


(Map shows locations of The Crazy Bull and the Marriott.)

The Macon Marriott City Center in downtown Macon has once again agreed to give patrons of Weaver’s Weekend a special rate, so if you are coming from out of town — or if you just want to be at the party hotel for the evening — please take advantage of this special offer of $99 per night. This special rate is only available until Aug. 14.

You can also book your room online by going HERE or …

You can start book your room by calling 866-882-4465 and simply asking for the Weaver’s Weekend rate. Use the booking code wvwwvwa.

Macon Marriott Photo

The Futurebirds PLUS Thomas Wynn & The Believers are booked for WW6!

2 Aug

You read that right! Weaver’s Weekend is bringing two blazing-hot bands to Macon for a fabulous night of music at The Crazy Bull in downtown Macon.

Thomas Wynn and The Believers were in town just days ago for Bragg Jam and proved to be one of the festival’s most popular acts. They will open the show with a set at 8 p.m., and then comes The Futurebirds, which have been touring the country. They will be making their second stop in Macon for WW. They were here in 2011 for WW 4 and absolutely packed the joint with their hometown crowd from Athens, and the throng of supporters in Macon.

Read on for information and videos of these two bands. Both will appear the evening of Aug. 24. (See previous post for additional details of WW6).

Thomas Wynn & The Believers

(From Braggjam.org)

A combination of blistering rock and Southern soul, this is a 5-piece fiery ensemble playing the original music circuit, touring nationally and making believers wherever they go. If you like Tom Petty, The Band, The Black Crowes, CCR and Pink Floyd, you’ll love TW&TB, which is currently on tour with the likes of JJ Grey & Mofro and the Revivalists.

Hailing from a musical family, the sibling-led band is heavily influenced by Thomas and Olivia’s father, Tom Wynn, the original drummer of Cowboy, one of Capricorn Studio’s (Allman Brothers) legendary bands from the 1970s. His influence, as well as their faith and upbringing in church, undoubtedly shaped their songwriting and musical interests. Their deeply rooted upbringing certainly laid the foundation for what the Wynns bring to The Believers’ sound. Thomas’ spirit-moving vocals are uniquely supported by sister Olivia’s engaging and captivating voice and presence. Her strong vocal harmonies and wide-eyed response is the perfect companion to his yearning banshee cries.

Voted BEST OF ORLANDO #1 ROCK BAND 2009-2012 . . . TWTB is Southern Rock Muscle ~ Soulful Rock n’ Blues!

The group has shared the stage with national acts Gov’t Mule, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, Leon Russell, Drive-By Truckers, Donna The Buffalo, Leftover Salmon, JJ Grey & Mofro, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Honey Island Swamp Band, Cross Canadian Ragweed, The Lee Boys, Charlie Daniels, just to name a few.

REAX Magazine recently said: “For once, you have a Florida band that is truly Florida. They look like Florida, they sound like Florida – with a touch of Molly Hatchett, The Band, Neil Young, and The Black Crowes. Not fad hipster, not transplant Florida, but Florida Florida. These guys are on the leading edge of creating a new southern rock scene. The sum of the parts is the strongest live shows in the region. Powerful melodies and hooks, grinding jams with soaring guitars and tight drum work, and a front man that carries the audience to new heights.”

Jim Abbott/Soundboard in the Orlando Sentinel said: “Better every time! Wynn plenty comfortable as demonstrative frontman, accentuating hard-charging hybrid of Southern rock & gospel with magnetic stage presence-makes us Believers! channels old-school Memphis R&B and rock, allowing Wynn to let his gritty tenor be carried away by emotion. really love this band.”

In addition to the video of “Turn it into Gold” that we’ve included above, search and check out some of their other songs: “I Don’t Regret” and “Lay Me Down” and “Counting My Days” and “Put it Back.”

The Futurebirds

The Futurebirds, the wildly popular Athens band that appeared at Weaver’s Weekend 4 in 2011, are are an indie rock band formed in 2008. They bring a good crowd and put on a great show!

Their first album Hampton’s Lullaby, was released on Autumn Tone Records on July 27, 2010. Their self titled EP was re-released in February 2011 and their second EP, Via Flamina, was released in April 2011. Their second full-length album is Baba Yaga, which marks a milestone in the continuous evolution of the eclectic ensemble. The 13-song album finds Futurebirds delivering an expansive yet intimate set that takes the band’s trademark mix of earthily accessible songcraft and free-spirited experimentation into inspired new territory.

The Futurebirds are known for their high energy shows and country rock infused sound. Their music incorporates reverb-soaked four-part harmonies supported by pedal steel guitar, rhythmic percussion, banjo, mandolin and acoustic and electric guitars with heavy feedback, and has been described as ‘psychedelic country’. The band has often shared the stage with Widespread Panic, Drive-By Truckers, Dead Confederate, The Whigs, Blitzen Trapper and Jonny Corndawg.

They are veterans of performances at the Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee. During summer of 2011 the group toured with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and they were back at Bonnaroo for the festival this past June.

Their appearance at WW6 will be their ONLY show in Georgia this summer. They won’t play our state again until October, so come to Macon and enjoy!

Please read the previous post for additional details about WW6!

Venue change: ‘Crazy Bull’ hosting the 2013 WW

30 Jul
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Party-goers at a recent weekend at The Crazy Bull. This venue is still under development, so expect great things for our event in August.

We are very excited to be less than a month away from our 6th Annual Weaver’s Weekend.

All events will be held this year on Saturday, Aug. 24, while the main event — the concert and party — will be held at The Crazy Bull, a new bar and music venue in downtown Macon.

The venue is located at 473 Second Street. While it’s still in development, we’ve reached an agreement with the owner to get the place open for our event!

Yes, there might even be a mechanical bull for the wannabe bull riders!

The band to be featured for the evening will be announced very soon. Please check back here (or see our Facebook page) for details in the near future!

GOLF TOURNAMENT — We’re calling this the Weaver Cup, and this year we have a new location and a new two-man scramble format. If you don’t have a partner, no big deal, we will pair you with someone the week of the tournament.

The tournament will have a shotgun start at noon on Aug. 24 at Bowden Golf Course in Macon. The entry fee is $50, which will get you range balls, green fees, donations to the foundation and a tourney gift.

The tournament theme will be 1920′s-style Bobby Jones attire. The format will be a 2-man scramble that will be flighted based on handicap. Handicap will only be used to place the team in a competitive flight; handicap will not be used to adjust scores during tournament play. There will be awards for all flight winners and The Weaver Cup will go to the overall winner.

You don’t have to wear long pants, just wear some attire that represents the 20′s style. There will be several contests, including best dressed, closest to the pin and longest drive. We feel that everyone will be pleased with the prizes. Two weeks away from the tourney we will have another update that will reveal all the players and the preliminary flights.

This will be a lot of fun. Please email Andrew Mize to sign up for the tournament, and if you know of anyone else that would like to play let him/her know as well. Send your team name and your handicaps to Andrew Mize at mize12783@yahoo.com. The sign-up deadline is August 14!

DINNER — The Friends and Family Dinner will be held Saturday night, prior to the concert, at The Crazy Bull. Please email Rachel Phillips to RSVP for the dinner @ rachelwphillips@gmail.com.

Additional details will be announced here and on our Facebook page, so please “like” our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Weavers-Weekend/215999005078394

A photo from behind the band at a recent event at The Crazy Bull.

A photo from behind the band at a recent event at The Crazy Bull.

A photo from behind the band at a recent event at The Crazy Bull.

A photo from behind the band at a recent event at The Crazy Bull.

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