Latest Marna & Macy News
SKY RUN TRIO
Please check out our new Sky Run Trio! This acoustic group features Marna Bales on hand drums and vocals, Chris Stanley on acoustic guitar and vocals and Jody Boyd on acoustic guitar and vocals. Go to www.skyrunband.com for more information.
MARNA & MACY UPDATE
Many of you have asked about what's going on with "Marna & Macy and
the Boys of Dogtown". We've gone through some changes over the
last few months. "Marna & Macy" have decided to take a live
performance hiatus. And the members of the Boys of Dogtown band have
moved on to some cool new projects.
We wish the very best to Velpo Robertson (guitar and vocals) and Audie Stanley (bass and vocals) who are now playing with three great bands that you all should check out - Leetah and the Boogiemen, the Robbin Thompson Reunion band, and Julius Pittman and the Revival.
John McNiel (lead guitar), Jody Boyd (drums, acoustic guitar and vocals), and Marna Bales (lead vocals) have started a side project called Sky Run which also features Chris Stanley (guitar and lead vocals) and John Small Jr. (bass and vocals).
We so appreciate your support over the last 6 years. Being a musician is a wonderful job when you have such a great fan base. We all look forward to seeing you at one of our new shows in the near future!
Thank you for supporting live local music!
Sunday May 16th - doors open at noon. M&M go on at 5:30. See you there!
M&M AT ROCKAHOCK ON MAY 15
Rockahock's 2010 concert series begins this Saturday night with Marna & Macy and the Boys of Dogtown - come on out for a great evening of music and fun.
PLAYTIME IS HERE AGAIN
We've missed you all - so come on out to Sharky's at Innsbrook on Saturday night (May 1) for a full band performance!!!
SNOW! SNOW! SNOW! AND VALENTINE'S SHOW
Yes, it seems to be coming down about every day or so. Hope you all are staying warm! Don't forget - Valentine's Day is coming up this weekend. We'd love to see you on Saturday at JJ's Grill!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM MARNA & MACY AND THE BOYS
Marna & Macy want to thank you all for your support this past year and wish you a wonderful holiday season. They are working on the 2010 calendar and still writing some new songs that they hope to produce in the new year.
IT FEELS LIKE FALL
Fall is such a great time for outdoor concerts. And M&M have some really fun shows booked - Fall Festivals, the State Fair of Virginia and the Urbanna Oyster Festival to name a few. Be sure to check the schedule for upcoming dates.
OUT O' THE BLUE STAGE REVUE
The 8th Annual Out O' the Blue Stage Revue - Saturday August 22nd at Pocahontas State Park. A distinctive live performance rooted in blues, folk, bluegrass and country traditions of Virginia - with Page Wilson and Reckless Abandon, Marna & Macy and the Boys and L'il Ronnie and the Grand Dukes. Doors open at 5:30.
MARNA & MACY WITH MONTGOMERY GENTRY AT INNSBROOK AUGUST 14
Marna & Macy and the Boys will be sharing the stage with Montgomery Gentry at Innsbrook After Hours on Friday August 14 - Gates open at 6 p.m. and the band starts at 6:30 p.m. Get your tickets now - this show will sell out!
SHORT PUMP MUSIC SERIES - THURSDAY AUG 13
M&M and the Boys are thrilled to be part of the Short Pump Mall Music Series for the 6th year in a row. Come on out to the courtyard Thursday August 13th from 6-8 p.m. for a show that will entertain the whole family.
Christmas in July at Short Pump Town Center
Hunger may be a complicated problem, but it's very simple to make a difference - as simple as a few cans of tuna and a jar of peanut butter. Please bring your non-perishable food items to Christmas in July, Saturday July 25 at Short Pump Town Center and enjoy live music from 10 am to 9 pm. Marna & Macy and the Boys will perform from 1- 2 pm and will give everyone that donates food items at that time a free Christmas EP.
HANOVER TOMATO FESTIVAL
Hanover's Most Celebrated Fruit is set to make another appearance! Marna & Macy and the Boys of Dogtown will perform two sets (between 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.) at the annual Hanover Tomato Festival on Saturday July 11th - come on out for a full day of fun for the entire family!
"CHICKS ROCK" CONCERT AT THE HENRICO THEATER
Thursday, June 11th, M&M and the Boys be at the Henrico Theater (a beautiful art deco venue) for the "Chicks Rock" Concert with our friends the Susan Greenbaum Band and the Rachel Leyco Band. Three great bands for the price of one - $10/pp. Call 804-328-4491 for reservations or get your tickets at the door. This all ages show starts at 7 p.m.
LYNCHBURG FRIDAY CHEERS - MAY 29, 2009
Marna & Macy are thrilled to be sharing the stage with Nashville's Randy Houser for Lynchburg's Friday Cheers music series, May 29th from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
MARNA & MACY WITH JASON ALDEAN AT INNSBROOK
Marna & Macy have been invited to open up for Jason Aldean at Innsbrook on Wednesday May 20th. Gates open at 6 pm and the band starts about 6:30 pm - so don't be late!
BUD & BBQ AT BUSCH GARDENS
The Busch Gardens Bud & BBQ Event takes place just outside of the Festhaus - Sunday May 17th from 1 - 5 p.m. Come on out for some fun, sun and great music from Marna & Macy and the Boys.
VIBEFEST 2009 - SUNDAY MAY 3
Marna & Macy are excited to perform at VIBEFEST 2009 with all their musical friends. There are 11 bands scheduled to perform at the annual charity concert event on Sunday May 3rd 2009 at the Positive Vibe Cafe located in the Stratford Hills Shopping Center off of Forest Hill Avenue in Richmond. Marna & Macy's set begins at 3:00 p.m.
Special Evening Edition of Virginia This Morning with Marna & Macy
WTVR Channel 6 will be doing a live broadcast from the Southern Women's Show at the Richmond Raceway Complex on Friday April 17th. This is a special evening edition of the "Virginia This Morning" program. Marna & Macy and the Boys have been asked to perform a few songs and will be interviewed during the 7-8 p.m. broadcast.
M&M AT THE NATIONAL
Marna & Macy will be opening for Joey + Rory at the National in Richmond on Thursday February 26, 2009 -- contact firstname.lastname@example.org for special ticket information.
"Wish You Hadn't Come Around" in film set to release in early 2009
"Wish You Hadn't Come Around" a song on the Boys Will Be Boys CD has just been licensed for use in the film Coyote County Loser which is set for an early 2009 release.
Tobacco Company Shows Jan 23 & 24 & Valentines Day Weekend
Come see Marna & Macy and the Boys at the Tobacco Company Jan 23-24 & Feb 13-14. Get there early for their acoustic set and then stay for a rockin good time.
Marna & Macy on WTVR's "Virginia This Morning" TV Show
Marna & Macy and the Boys live performance and interview on WTVR's "Virginia This Morning" is available at this link: http://twurl.cc/dbf
NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH MARNA & MACY
Celebrate the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009 with M&M and the Boys at the beautiful new Overtime Bar & Grill on New Year's Eve. Tickets are $25/couple or $15/pp and are available at the door while they last. Door open at 8 pm and the band starts at 9:15 pm.
Tobacco Company Shows December 12 & 13
Marna & Macy will be performing at the historic Tobacco Company Restaurant in Richmond on Friday Dec. 12 and Saturday Dec. 13. The restaurant is beautifully decorated for the holidays. There is no cover charge but be sure to get there early to get a seat.
OCT 18 - HARVEST FESTIVAL AT MEADOW FARM MUSEUM FEATURES MARNA & MACY
Visit historic 19th-century Meadow Farm Museum and enjoy this annual day of exciting and traditional harvest time festivities, children's activities and The Great Pumpkin Patch. Mother/daughter duo Marna and Macy will keep the main stage rockin’. Other entertainers include the Mills Family Band and Johnathan Austin.
MARNA & MACY AT THE STATE FAIR OF VIRGINIA
Plan now to see the best of Virginia since 1854! Savvy chimpanzees, racing ducks, an aerial show and cowboy mounted shooting are some of the all new must-sees at the 2008 State Fair of Virginia. Marna & Macy will be doing two shows at the MusicFest stage on Tuesday Sept. 30th at 3:30 & 6:30 p.m. and on Wednesday Oct. 1 at 2:00 and 3:30 p.m.
A THEME PARK, BEER, LIVE MUSIC AND FREE FOOD
Marna & Macy will perform Saturday and Sunday at Busch Gardens Williamsburg for the Bud and BBQ event on Sept. 6 & 7. Kingsmill Resort & Spa chefs will have cooking demonstrations in the park with free samples. Barbecue stations will be set up and there will be an all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet. Not a bad way to spend a weekend!
LAST SHOWS OF THE SUMMER SEASON
Enjoy what is left of your summer! Marna & Macy (and the Boys) last shows of the summer season are Wed. August 13 - Sharkys at Innsbrook in Glen Allen; Friday August 15 - Midway in Mechanicsville; and Saturday August 16 - Positive Vibe Cafe in Richmond. Check out the Schedule page for details.
TAX FREE SHOPPING AND MUSIC AT SHORT PUMP TOWN CENTER ON AUG 1
Marna & Macy will serenade you while you shop from 6-8 p.m. Friday August 1 in the Short Pump Town Center courtyard - or bring a blanket and lawn chairs and just listen to the music. FYI - August 1-3 is a tax free shopping weekend for clothing and footwear under $100 and school supplies under $20.
FREE CHRISTMAS EP FOR FOOD BANK DONATERS
Bring non-perishable food items (for the Central Virginia Food Bank) to the Positive Vibe Cafe on Saturday July 26th and receive Marna's 3 song Christmas EP for FREE. The band Offering will be playing a Christmas music marathon between 1-10 pm at the Positive Vibe Cafe (2825 Hathaway Rd, Richmond VA 23235 in the Stratford Hills Shopping Center off Forest Hill Avenue).
M&M OPENING FOR TRAVIS TRITT - SATURDAY JULY 12 AT INNSBROOK
Marna & Macy have been invited to open up for Travis Tritt on Saturday July 12 at Innsbrook. Gates open at 6 p.m. - their set is from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Ticket information at www.innsbrookafterhours.com
JULY 4TH AND JULY 5TH SHOWS!!!
Come on out to the Ida Lee Park in Leesburg, VA for food, fun and fireworks on Friday July 4th!!! And make your plans now to join us for the 30th Annual Hanover Tomato Festival (in Mechanicsville, VA) on Saturday July 5th - a Fun-filled Free Event For The Entire Family!
M&M AT VIRGINIA HOG RALLY AND OPENING FOR AARON TIPPIN
Marna & Macy will perform at the Virginia State Hog Rally on Friday June 20th in Fredericksburg, VA and at Mr. B's Summer Shindig with Aaron Tippin in Ladysmith, VA on Saturday June 21. Check out the schedule page for details.
CHECK MARNA & MACY ON “8News at noon” ON WED. JUNE 4
Marna & Macy will be on Richmond VA's WRIC Channel 8's noon broadcast on Wednesday June 4th to promote the Swiss Dixie Music Festival in Amelia on Sat. June 7th.
BELLE MAGAZINE ARTICLE - TWO-PART HARMONY
Check out the June/July Belle magazine profile about Marna & Macy. Belle is Style Weekly's Magazine for Women. Pick up a copy today in this week's Style or you can view it online at www.styleweekly.com/belle.asp
THE START OF THE SUMMER CONCERT SEASON
Lots of summer shows are coming up -- check out the schedule page for details. They include the Swiss Dixie Music Festival in Amelia, Positive Vibe's Annual Vibefest and the PanCan benefit at the Canal Club in Richmond, the Virginia State Hog Rally in Fredericksburg and the Summer Shindig Festival in Ladysmith -- and that's only in JUNE!!! We look forward to a great summer with you!!
RICHMOND ROCKS FOR LINDSAY
Thanks to all of you who attended and donated to the "Richmond Rocks for Lindsay" benefit for Lindsay Aaronson Ess, a beautiful and courageous girl who was diagnosed with Crohn's disease last year and suffered debilitating complications which led to quadruple amputations. Visit www.loveoflindsay.com for more information or to make a tax-deductable donation through Paypal.
50TH ANNUAL URBANNA OYSTER FESTIVAL
The 50th Annual Urbanna Oyster Festival was outstanding!!! Tens of thousands feasted and celebrated. We so enjoyed being a part of this great event!
COUNTRYFEST THANK YOU AND RTD REVIEW
Thank you to everyone that attended this year's CountryFest! We had a
great time and hope you did too!
Here are highlights from the Richmond Times-Dispatch review of the show:
Richmond's own Marna & Macy got the party started with a 45-minute set of mostly original tunes. The energetic mother (Marna) and daughter (Macy) duo is trying to make its mark outside of central Virginia with a mix of electric guitar-driven, rocking country ditties and an occasional melodramatic ballad. And clever tunes such as "Boys Will be Boys," "Queen of the Neighborhood" and the Martina McBride-like "Next Time" will fit in just fine with the cuts that you'll hear on this week's Top 40 country countdown.
RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH REVIEW OF M&M OPENER FOR KELLIE PICKLER AT TOAD'S PLACE
Review Highlights: <> Marna Bales and Macy Kaczmarek, the local mother and daughter duo who go by their first names, proved worthy openers for Pickler. Their taut, polished country -- augmented by a five-piece band -- was as agreeable and catchy as anything else currently on country radio. <> "Hey Hey Baby" and the spunky "Queen of the Neighborhood" zipped with electricity, particularly when the pair harmonized....the lovely ladies performed a punchy take on The Eagles' "Heartache Tonight." <> Those who came for the star power got Pickler. Those who came for some meaty singing got these two.
MARNA & MACY DONATE $525 TO AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
What an amazing audience we had at our Short Pump Town Center show. It was great seeing a sea of smiling faces singing our songs! We especially want to thank everyone who purchased a CD that day. We dontated 100% of the proceeds from those sales to the American Cancer Society -- $525 dollars!!! THANK YOU!
"ENUFF IS ENUFF" ADDED TO ROCKIN' MOMS PODCAST
"Enuff is Enuff" has been added to this month's Rockin' Moms podcast -- check it out at www.rockinmoms.com/playlist
"HEY HEY BABY" RECEIVES HONORABLE MENTION IN BILLBOARD SONGWRITING CONTEST
"Hey Hey Baby" written by Marna Bales, Jody Boyd and Melanie Cox has received an honorable mention in the 14th Annual Billboard World Songwriting Contest.
MARNA & MACY PERFORM AT VIRGINIA'S ROYAL WELCOME
Performing for the Queen of England on May 3rd was truly a wonderful experience. Our band, the "Boys of Dogtown" went above and beyond as the band for all the artists that day. We were so honored to be part of such an historic day. We have heard from people all around the country and as far as Australia that saw us on live worldwide coverage of the event. The Queen told one of the Governor's staff that her favorite part of her trip to Richmond was "the music." Yeah!!
"ENUFF IS ENUFF" WINS FINALIST AWARD IN GREAT AMERICAN SONG CONTEST
"Enuff is Enuff" written by Marna Bales, Jody Boyd and Melanie Cox has received a FINALIST award in the Great American Song Contest. YEAH!!