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Macon Music Winner Releases EP Tuesday
Macon Music Winner Releases EP Tuesday

 

Macon Music competition encouraged songwriters/musicians to submit an original song that included Macon in the message.

That's according toa Gateway Macon news release.

Entries came in from all over the country, and Macon's own Kevin "Floco Torres" Williams was announced the winner during September's celebration of Otis Redding's 70th Birthday at the Macon City Auditorium. 

Rock & Reel will include the CD release party for his new 3-song EP, during which he will perform his winning entry "Cherry Street" live.

Macon Shorts competition brought filmmakers from around the country to Macon to create and submit short films (10 mins max) with a minimum of three locations shot in town.

The top three finalists have been selected and their films will also be shown Tuesday before the winner is announced and awarded the $3,000 first place cash prize.

Finalists include: 'Superhero' by Kristin Wright, 'The Razzle' by Joseph Guay, and 'Final Acts' by James Kicklighter.

Also at the event, the entire ensemble from "A Little More Soul" - the award-winning Macon anthem introduced by Gateway Macon through its website, will perform live on stage. The all-star group includes Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell, Violin Virtuoso Robert McDuffie, Grammy nominee Tony Reyes and rapper Sonny Spoon.

Tickets for the event are $10 per person, and may be purchased at the Grand Opera House box office or on their website.

Floco Torres joined us in the studio Saturday on Weekend Mornin'. See his interview.

 

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