Music Ambassadors June 2014 Preview: PATTERSON HOOD

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Music Ambassadors welcomes Patterson Hood, Athens-based singer-songwriter and co-founder of Drive-By Truckers, to Macon on Monday, June 9. Hood will play a rare house concert and, with Paste Magazine Editor Josh Jackson, participate in the final Art Matters symposium.

Doors open for the house show begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, and $35 at the door. Space is limited. Macon “Storytellers” will open the show. The concert is at the legendary McCaw-Massee House, courtesy of new owners, Bridget and Michael Wright. The house was built in 1901 by the inventer of Crisco. He sold the house to W. Jordan Massee, the inspiration for the character Big Daddy in Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (reportedly written in the hosue).

The symposium will be held at Cox Capitol Theatre on June 9 at 2 p.m. The symposium will feature a panel discussion on the role of music and music criticism in society, current trends in each field, and how the changing media landscape is affecting music and music criticism. The Arts Matters Symposium Series is free and open to the public, but registration is required for this event. Attendees can register at

About Music Ambassadors
Music Ambassadors is funded by a grant from Knight Neighborhood Challenge, a project of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, and administered by Historic Macon. Proceeds from the series go to Historic Macon, Macon Arts Alliance and Georgia Public Broadcasting.

About Art Matters
Art Matters is an arts journalism partnership of Macon Arts Alliance and Mercer’s Center for Collaborative Journalism that seeks to engage the community through embedded arts journalists. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works. Matching funding provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

About Macon Arts Alliance
The mission of the Macon Arts Alliance is to foster and support the advancement of arts and culture in Central Georgia. Macon Arts Alliance works to create an environment where arts and culture thrive and Central Georgia is recognized as an unparalleled cultural destination. Macon Arts Alliance is the designated local arts agency for Macon-Bibb County.

About the Center for Collaborative Journalism
The Center for Collaborative Journalism (CCJ) is a unique partnership between Mercer University, The Telegraph and Georgia Public Broadcasting, with generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Peyton Anderson Foundation. The Center’s groundbreaking collaboration has students, faculty and veteran journalists working together in a joint newsroom. Learning in a “teaching hospital” model, students engage the community.

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