Aiken Music Fest is a 6 event music series on Saturday nights from 6-10pm, with a $15 per person entry fee, located at Highfields in Aiken, SC . Each event will feature a top local talent followed by a headliner band that is currently touring the South East. You can find refreshments from any of our local food and drinks vendors, along with doing a little shopping at our makers and creators market. If you come early. there will be kid activities available for families to enjoy!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21st
Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues
Get To Know The Band
Mac Arnold’s first band included James Brown on piano. Mac moved to Chicago and Muddy Waters hired him on the spot. He toured and recorded with the Muddy Waters Band and recorded LPs with Otis Spann and John Lee Hooker. Mac moved to Los Angeles and produced Soul Train with his friend Don Cornelius. He even played bass on the Sanford & Son television show when he wasn’t playing bass for Otis Redding and B.B. King. He retired from show business to be an organic farmer. Mac is back with his own band and a “plate full” of CDs, building a new foundation in blues, soul and funk.
Mac is serving up a mess of Blues with his own band, “Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues”. The band consists Austin Brashier on guitar and vocals, Max Hightower on harmonica and vocals, Rick Latham on drums, Mike Frost on bass, and Mac Arnold on vocals and Gas Can Guitars.