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Downtown Macon to Host 6th Annual Weaver's Weekend with FUTUREBIRDS and Thomas Wynn & The Believer

Weaver's Weekend Lineup Announced!Macon GA - FUTUREBIRDS - Weaver's Weekend - August 24, 2013 - The Crazy Bull - Downtown Macon, Georgia

Macon, GA (08/08/2013) - The Friends of Mike Weaver Foundation is pleased to announce the lineup for the 6th annual Weaver's Weekend Concert – Presented by McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co. LLC.  Scheduled for Saturday, August 24th at Macon's newest venue, THE CRAZY BULL, Weaver's Weekend 2013 is proud to welcome back Fat Possum Records Artist FUTUREBIRDS to headline the event.

FUTUREBIRDS headlined Weaver's Weekend in 2011 and have since toured with Widespread Panic, Drive-By Truckers, and The Whigs. Since 2011, the band made notable appearances at Bragg Jam Festival, Austin City Limits, AthFest, The Hangout Festival, Bonnaroo and many more.  Hailing from Athens, Georgia, the band routinely sells out shows at Georgia Theatre and The 40 Watt.  Futurebirds has been touring throughout 2013 in support of their newest album, Baba Yaga, and Weaver's Weekend marks their first appearance in Macon since 2011.

Support for FUTUREBIRDS comes from rising Southern Rock act THOMAS WYNN & THE BELIEVERS.  Fresh off a full-capacity performance at Bragg Jam, Thomas Wynn & The Believers are ready to bring their soul-soaked rock 'n roll back to its roots.  The band is fronted by Thomas & Olivia Wynn, children of famed-Capricorn Records drummer Tom Wynn (COWBOY).  The group has shared dates with Gov't Mule, Leon Russell, JJ Grey & Mofro, and the Dirty Guv'nahs to name a few.

Weaver’s Weekend is proud to announce that local country singer & Stratford Academy student SAVANNAH ALDAY will be performing a special opening set for the event.  Savannah has played numerous fundraising events around Middle Georgia and has quickly made a name for herself.

The Weaver's Weekend Concert kicks off at The Crazy Bull on Saturday, August 24th 2013 at 8:00pm.  Savannah Alday begins at 8:15pm sharp, so guests are encouraged to arrive early.  Tickets are available for $15.00 in advance at WeaversWeekend.com and the event is open to all-ages.  Tickets will be available at the door for $20.00

The Friends of Mike Weaver Foundation co-chair Stephen Adams says of the event, "This year will mark the 6th annual Weaver's Weekend.  What started as a gathering in memory of a friend lost too soon has turned into a charitable organization that has donated more than $20,000.00 to the local community."

Weaver's Weekend also consists of a Golf Tournament scheduled for August 24, 12:00 p.m. at Bowden Golf Course.  For information on participating in the Golf Tournament, please contact Will Argo at [email protected].

All proceeds from the events benefit the Friends of Mike Weaver Foundation.  The sole mission of the Foundation is to enhance youth sports in Middle Georgia.  This mission has been accomplished through the provision of various sports equipment and bleachers to a local little league, funding an award in honor of Mike Weaver, and financial assistance for local youth sports programs within area schools.

For more information, you may visit Weaver's Weekend on Facebook or the official site of Weaver's Weekend.
 

For press appearances, questions, or comments regarding Weavers Weekend, please contact Co-Chair Stephen Adams at [email protected] or [email protected].

Our mailing address is:
City of Macon
200 Cherry Street, Suite 300
Macon, GA 31201