Commemorating the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001, the Heroes Music Festival combines inspirational musical acts and patriotic activities to honor America's fallen and future heroes. Festival-goers can wrap their ears around an inspirational lineup of rock, pop, and country artists from around the nation's cavernous network of musician mines. On Thursday, country legend Hank Williams Jr. headlines, and Darryl Worley's contemporary country and The Grascals' award-winning instrumental bluegrass kick off the weekend. Burns & Poe play Friday, as does guitarist Jonny Lang, who rounds out the day's acts with his unique brand of gospel-tinged blues. Sunday's lineup closes the festival with performances from headliners Third Day, country-soul singer Jon Scott and Christian-rock mainstays Rapture Ruckus and 7eventh Time Down.
There’s a station wagon parked in the middle of Big Indian Paintball’s 600′x200′ town field, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Like the rest of the structures in the field, the car is coated from bumper to bumper with splattered paintballs. These technicolor obstacles are scattered across the civilian-style field, as well as the facility’s 80-acre woodsball area and its two 200′x150′ Xball fields, which have inflatable structures and lights so guests can play at night or when all of Earth’s birds fly in front of the sun at once.
When the neon curlicues above its marquee first lit up in 1916, the Capitol Theatre promised Macon residents the finest movie-going experience available, with cozy leather seats and a gold-fiber screen. After shutting down in 1976, the theater languished for 30 years, suffering from water damage and neglect until renovation began in 2003, restoring the space to its former glory. Brass-banisters encircle the wrap-around balconies above the venue’s open floor, dotted with cabaret-style tables and seats occupied by frugal 1920s ghosts still trying to get their 15-cents worth from their original admission.
For more than two decades, Olympia Family Fun Center has helped guests young and old get their groove on with a wooden roller-skating rink, snack bar, and O-zone?an on-site dance club for teenagers. The rink's fluorescent lights and energetic, upbeat tunes keep skaters in motion as they loop around the rink, passing slower skaters and high-fiving onlookers who have really great hair.
The Edge 14 theater projects new releases onto the silver screen in high style with luxurious facilities and delectable snacks. Cinephiles can choose from any of the shows playing on the eight screens—including 3-D flicks—taking care of any last minute Oscar catch-up or continuing an unbroken 14-year boycott of all nominated films due to the 70th Academy Awards' snubbing of Con Air's "How Do I Live" for Best Original Song. Dip your mandibles into a large popcorn, included with your tickets, and purchase a self-serve drink replete with free refills. Once tickets and snacks have been procured, film lovers repair to the opulent auditoriums, sinking into fully reclining seats for optimum viewing comfort or—for those who can only fall asleep when surrounded by bright lights and loud noises—a comfortable napping spot for hyper-realistic dream sequences.