In a rare appearance in the local area, legendary rock keyboardist Chuck Leavell will give a brief performance to cap off a bicentennial celebration for the city of Jeffersonville on Sept. 26.
Leavell is scheduled to perform at 7:45 p.m. at the Twiggs County Pioneer Days Festival taking place that day from 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Macon Band, Shane Bridges Band and Atlanta musician Hugh Vaughan also are scheduled to appear that day.
Leavell has been called the “5th Rolling Stone” after playing with them for more than 25 years. His work as a solo artist and as a musician with the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, the Allman Brothers Band, the Black Crowes and many others is among the most accomplished of any living keyboardist. Chuck has been inducted into both the Georgia and Alabama Music Halls of Fame and appears on the Stones’ recent album, “A Bigger Bang.”
He was a member of the Allman Brothers Band in the 1970s and was a founding member of the legendary band Sea Level in the late ’70s.
The festival, a celebration of Twiggs County’s 200th anniversary, will feature arts and crafts and food vendors, antique cars on display, music, a children’s area and more all throughout the day.
Jeffersonville is located about 30 miles east of Macon, just off I-16 at exit 24. Follow the signs to the site of the festival. For more information go to www.twiggspioneerdays.com or call the Twiggs Chamber of Commerce office.