Maggie Palooza was held this past weekend at Southbound Brewing Company to benefit Maggie Metzler, a Savannah transplant and Southbound employee who is currently undergoing treatment for a second bout of uterine cancer. Southbound put out the call to Maggie’s favorite Savannah bands, requesting their participation in a day-long music festival at the brewery. Contributors from around the region came together to provide food, auction items (both live & silent), and dedicate their time & energy to helping Maggie fight the good fight.
My personal experience was that this was one of the best events I’ve had the pleasure of both attending, and performing at, since moving to Savannah. Without getting too deep into my own personal beliefs & philosophy I’ll simply say that when one takes themselves out of the picture, and focuses on helping others…there is a very real spiritual reward. The day was deeply moving to many, a financial success, and the very first time that friends & musical comrades The Accomplices, City Hotel, Jeremy Riddle, Waits & Co., and The Train Wrecks had played an event all together. What better way to make that happen that to come together for a common cause.
Waits & Co. photo credit: Catie Pizzichemi