ABOUT THE BENEFIT
The Skydog annual benefit concert starts on Sunday, November 20 from Noon to 5:00 PM at Central City Park in Macon, Georgia.
The Skydog annual benefit concert, founded in 2006, is an annual benefit concert celebrating the life and music of Duane “Skydog” Allman. The concert, which is held on the third Sunday in November, features a variety of local, regional, and national acts performing music recorded by Duane Allman.
“The Skydog Music Festival was founded with one idea in mind: use music to do good.”
Since its founding, Skydog has always been a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to raising food and funds for the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank.
It is anticipated that over 3,000 people will gather in Celebration. This year marks Duane “Skydog” Allman’s 70th Birthday and marks the 11th Anniversary of the festival.
This year Greg and Tim Brooks, who past away last year, will be honored along with Christopher Lovell, son of Buddy Lovell, whose life ended tragically.
Admission is free and open to anyone who makes a donation of ten or more canned goods per person at the gate. In case of rain, the concert will move to another favorite venue of the Allman Brothers Band, the Macon City Auditorium on historic Cherry Street.
This year’s goal is 7,000 pounds
Special guests include:
- Chris Hicks, guitarist for the Marshall Tucker Band
- Paul Hornsby
- Lamar Williams Jr.
- Ken Wynn, world class rhythm section
- Edward Clark
- Darren Day
- Adam Gorman
- Charlie Habor
- Mike Harrell
- Mitch Harrell
- John Laughter
- Dusty McCook
- Joe Palmer
- Gary Porter
- Rhonda Porter
- Dave Ricketson
- Nick Riffle
- John Tinker
- Tony Walker
- Kenny Walters
- Kemper Watson
- Doyle Williams
- Kenny Williams
- Ken Wynn
ROBERT LEE COLEMAN
This years “Skydog Award” will be presented to Robert Coleman. Robert Lee Coleman of Macon, Georgia played guitar for Percy Sledge from 1964 to 1969. In 1970, James Brown hired him for his new band, “the JBs.” Robert’s guitar is featured on Brown’s album “Hot Pants”, including the songs “Revolution of the Mind,” recorded live at the Apollo Theater & “Make It Funky” from the “Soul Classics” LP.
Although Coleman busted out of the chitlin circuit with those artists, he soon returned home to Macon after tours with little or no money, despite traveling internationally, appearing on television and playing major venues. After he left Brown in 1972, Coleman slid back into the regional bar-band circuit and church gigs.
Robert’s most recent mark in music history is with the band Robert Lee Coleman & The Night Owls. The Night Owls are a blues trio made up of guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Benjamin Cummings, bassist Joseph Palmer, and drummer/vocalist Jarvis Arline. These guys grew up together, gigging and playing the same streets and night clubs. As they got older, it was only natural that they formed a band together and kept the music and friendship alive. Headed up by long time friend and mentor, blues/funk legend Mr. Robert Lee Coleman, these guys make up a powerhouse of blues and funk. Robert Lee Coleman saw something special in these guys at a very young age and became some what of a mentor.
Youtube Video featuring Robert Lee Coleman And The Night Owls performing Good Morning Little Schoolgirl @ Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia in 2015.
Last year Skydog last year donated 5 tons of food to benefit the Macon Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia. The Macon Rescue Mission began in 1952 in Macon, Georgia providing shelter and food for the poor and homeless.
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