Macon, Ga.: The Allman Brothers Band Museum at The Big House and Moonhanger Group’s Cox Capitol Theatre are excited to announce their partnership and officially kick it off with a special holiday performance with Chuck Leavell and Friends, to benefit the Big House Foundation. This concert will be at the Cox Capitol Theatre on Saturday, December 21 at 8:00 pm, but doors will open at 7:00 due to limited seating. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, November 27, at noon and will range from $35 to $62.50 and be purchased at Cox Capitol Theatre. Sponsorships are also available starting at $1000 and will include tabled seating, as well as several other perks.
Wes Griffith with Moonhanger Group commented that we are extremely excited to be working with the Big House Foundation on this new concert series. We think it will be a long and fruitful partnership not only for us and Big House but for the many Maconites who will have the opportunity to attend these shows. Given The Big House Foundation’s mission of preserving an iconic part of Macon’s rich musical history and Moonhanger’s mission to celebrate Macon while constantly striving to provide top-notch dining and entertainment options for Maconites and its visitors, we feel that this is the perfect partnership. It is also quite fitting that we get to kick this series off with such a fine performer/philanthropist/Georgian like Chuck Leavell.
Chuck Leavell has been pleasing the ears of many music fans for over 30 years on the keys playing with musicians such as The Rolling Stones, The Black Crowes, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers Band, and many more. After moving to Macon in 1969, he worked his way through the ranked and was asked to join the Allman Brothers Band by 1972. The first album he recorded with the Band was Brothers and Sisters, which included songs “Ramblin’ Man” and “Jessica.” His rock/jazz/blues fusion group, Sea Level toured in the late 70’s and released 5 albums.
The Allman Brothers Band Museum at The Big House is one of Macon’s favorite tourist destinations. The house, now a museum and venue space was once the place where members of The Allman Brothers Band, their families, friends and roadies lived, worked and played from 1970 to 1973.
The Capitol Theatre opened its doors for the first time on November 10, 1916 and reopened its doors as Cox Capitol Theatre in 2006. Since that time, the theatre has become a cornerstone in the revitalization effort of downtown Macon and is once again a symbol of community, operating as a movie house and live entertainment venue.