Thursday, July 26, 2012

MACC 2012 - Saturday

Saturday at the the MACC is always a joyful day tinged with a bit of sadness. The children will perform in the early morning as performers from Nashville we haven't seen in a year show up for their shows later in the afternoon. The crowd begins to gather in anticipation  of great bands they're familiar with and shows created for them that are only seen at the MACC. The staff is weary, yet excited. Many have been here for more than a week, preparing the grounds and then supporting Darrell and Phyllis Adkins as they work to pull off another show for the worthy cause the festival supports, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The rhythm of the festival takes on a new urgency. Yet we know that by late this evening, we'll begin the process of breaking down and it will all be over for another year.  Here's the story in pictures.

MACC Children's Band
March to the Stage

 The Price Sisters

 Below is a link to a Google Album containing more pictures of the MACC Children's Band. Enjoy them and help yourself to them:

Snyder & Moore
Isaac Moore

Zeb Snyder

Jacob Moore

 Samantha Snyder

 Daniel Parry
Proud Moms
Laine Snyder & Patty Moore w/ Owen Snyder 

The Bottoms - Rough Camping

Clay Hess Band w/ Mark Newton
Clay Hess

Irl Hees

Ryan Moyers
John Meyer

Brennan Hess

Mark Newton

The Crowe Brothers
Josh Crowe 

Wayne Crowe

 Bryan Blaylock

Steve Sutton

Josh Williams & Randy Barnes Warming Up

The Josh Williams Band
Josh Williams

Randy Barnes

Nick Keen

 Jason Davis

Josh Williams

Volunteers - Gwen & Tracy

Junior Sisk & Rambler's Choice
Junior Sisk

 Chris Davis

Jason Davis

Billy Hawkes

Jason Tomlin

Junior Sisk & Billy Hawkes

Susan Sisk

Mess Tent Wranglers
Jim & Lisa Reid 

 Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time
Larry Cordle

 Kim Gardner

Chris Harris

 Josh Picket

Mike Anglin



Monster Mash
Michael Cleveland

Glenn Gibson

Clay Hess

Steve Sutton

Irl Hees

MACC Opry - Murder on Music Row

For the last few years, Grammy Winner and IBMA Fan Fest Producer Carl Jackson has produced an extravaganza for the culminating event of Saturday night at the MACC. Together with fellow Nashville singer/songwriters Larry Cordle and Jerry Salley, they draw from other performers who appeared on Saturday and others who come to Columbus just for this grand finale.  This year's event was called "Murder on Music Row," the title of a hit song by Larry Cordle, and featured classic country songs from the fifties and sixties, songs which many bluegrass fans revere, love to sing, and miss hearing on the radio.  This year's Opry began with Mark Brinkman singing his song "Letter from Normandy" as a tribute to our men and women in uniform and Bradley Walker singing Trace Adkins moving song "Arlington" and then moved on to a wonderful medley of country songs offered by the assembled singers. Here are some pics:

Mark Brinkman

Bradley Walker

Emcee - Jerry Salley

Ashby Frank

Ashby Frank & Carl Jackson

Val Story

Jerry Salley

Bradley Walker

Val Story

Garnet Imes Bowman

Chris Hill & Tom Feller

Aubrey Haynie

Larry Cordle, Jerry Salley, Irl Hees, Clay Hess

 Mark & Tami Newton

All-Star Bluegrass Jam

Kenny Smith 

Don Rigsby

Glenn Gibson & Terry Baucum

Ronnie Bowman

Terry Baucom

Aubrey Haynie

 Val Story & Carl Jackson

And so it ends for another year. People heard great bluegrass and classic country music while contributing to St. Jude Childrens's Reasearch Hosptical in memory of Mandy Adkins.  If you can only get to one festival in your year, Musicians Against Childhood Cancer is the one to attend. See you next year!