Seeing live music can be a transcendent mind-body experience, akin to getting a tattoo underwater or making out during an eclipse. Transcend boredom with this GrouponLive deal to see Wayne Mills and Boot Hill at the Cox Capitol Theatre on Saturday, November 17, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get a ticket package for two (a $24 total value).
- For $20, you get a ticket package for four (a $48 total value).
Each package includes the following for each person:
- One ticket for general admission (a $10 value)
- One soda (a $2 value)
Billing themselves as beer drinkers and hell-raisers, the Wayne Mills Band sets the stage ablaze with old-fashioned honky tonk. Veterans of the touring circuit, Mills and his quick-picking backups have built a devoted following throughout the South, keeping boots stomping to the beat with lively tunes and spiders they release into the crowd before every show. Songs such as "Redneck Hippie," "The Last Honky Tonk," and "That's What Dancers Do" weave playfully rebellious lyrics with quick-paced guitar flights and banjo strums. Macon-based Southern rockers Boot Hill also take the stage for their take on Dixieland melodies. During the band’s set, local drummer Richard King—best known for his work with wunderkind Abby Owens—takes up the guitar and lends his soulful vocals to ballads of heartbreak and energetic celebrations of hard living.
Cox Capitol Theatre
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.