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The Scoop – March/April 2020

The Big House

Road Trip - Macon, GA


You can’t compile a list of famous Georgia musicians without the Allman Brothers Band. The Southern rock band formed in 1969 in Jacksonville, Fla., but called Macon home from 1969 to 1979 turning the middle Georgia city into a recording mecca during the 1970s.

The band, anchored by brothers Duane and Gregg Allman, rose to fame with their 1971 live album, At Fillmore East. Widely considered by most music critics to be “the best live album ever made.” The album comes in at #49 on Rolling Stone’s list of best albums of all time.

Shortly after that album was certified gold, Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle. A year later, the band lost Berry Oakley to another motorcycle accident. Despite early tragedy, the band went on to great success with a string of hits.

If you want to see the house the band called home from 1970 to 1973, then take a short drive to Macon. The Big House, located at 2321 Vineville Avenue, was the gathering spot for the band, their families, friends, and roadies in the band’s early years.

The house served as the backdrop where the band wrote some of their more famous songs, including Blue Sky and Ramblin’ Man. The museum is open Thursday through Sunday.


Empty Bowl 2020

Fill your Empty Bowl in support of hunger!


Empty Bowl 2020 will be held on March 18. The event starts at 11:30 with an assortment of soups from local restaurants and simple sandwiches. Listen to music by Josh Darnell as you enjoy fellowship, nourishment, and awareness that many of our neighbor’s bowls are empty.

The event also features a silent auction and will recognize the winning teams from Hunger Bowl 2019. There will also be a silent auction to participate in. volunteer of the year awards. Attendees will learn about childhood hunger during the summer months and join the War on Hunger by sponsoring children’s weekend meals during the summer.

Tickets are $45 and include lunch and a custom-painted bowl.

Athens Twilight Criterium

April 24-25 2020


Downtown Athens will once again play host to the Athens Orthopedic Twilight Criterium, April 24-25. The annual event attracts thousands of cyclists from all over the world.

Celebrate Athens Beer Week

March 30 - April 1-5


Athenians look forward to this event every spring...Athens Beer Week. Taste some of the best craft beers, while supporting local breweries. The week-long event culminates with the 25th annual Classic City Brew Fest, one of the South’s longest-running craft brew fest.

Classic City Brew Fest patrons can expect a variety of wild ales, hazy IPAs, fruit beers, wood-aged brews, pastry stouts, sour ales, special dry-hops, and more.

G-Day Game

Are you ready for Georgia football?


Get a sneak peak at the 2020 team on April 18 at the 2020 G-Day Game. The Bulldogs will take to the field, divided into two teams and face off in their first official appearance.