Created: Wed, 07 Aug 2013 03:30:00 EST
Updated: Wed, 07 Aug 2013 04:46:06 EST
The Friends of Mike Weaver Foundation has announced the lineup for the 6th annual Weaver's Weekend Concert, set for Saturday, August 24th at The Crazy Bull in downtown Macon
Headlining the fund-raising event will be Futurebirds. Also appearing will be Thomas Wynn & The Believers, and Savannah Alday.
Futurebirds headlined Weaver's Weekend in 2011 and have since toured with Widespread Panic, Drive-By Truckers, and The Whigs. The Athens band has also appeared at Bragg Jam Festival, Austin City Limits, AthFest, The Hangout Festival, Bonnaroo and others.
Thomas Wynn & the Believers is a Southern Rock act fresh off a performance at Bragg Jam. 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.
Local country singer & Stratford Academy student Savannah Alday will perform 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 8 pm. 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."
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.