Macon’s First Friday Offers Gallery Openings and Broadway Musical Numbers | Arts & Culture
February is the shortest month of the year. The 28 days seem to fly by, and before one even realizes four weeks have passed, March arrives. In Macon, the beginning of the month brings one of the community’s most treasured events—First Friday. The event, held on the first Friday of each month, is a celebration of community and culture with music, art, food and fun. As the end of February quickly approaches, it’s important to remember that the First Friday of March is only days away.
Gallery openings in downtown Macon are a staple of the monthly event, and March is no exception. The Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance (a Knight Arts grantee) will present “Kirk West’s Playlist,” an exhibit of music photography by the legendary Kirk West. He was the longtime photographer for the Allman Brothers Band and a former owner of “The Big House,” the home which eventually became the Allman Brothers Band Museum.
Even before West joined forces with one of Macon’s most famous acts, he was living in Chicago and photographing Blues acts in local clubs. Over the years, Kirk befriended and photographed musical legends such as Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, The Rolling Stones, Muddy Waters and Etta James. “Kirk West’s Playlist” will be on display March 1-30, 2013 at The Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance. An opening reception will be held March 1 from 5-8 p.m. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.