Friday March 1st
Mamas Love at Roasted Cafe and Lounge
What are you going to hear when a band lists their major influences as the Grateful Dead, Little Feat and Steely Dan? Well, I dont know. But I definitely want to find out! This Athens band recently released their second full-length studio album, The Great Divide. Now, they are touring to get the word out. They will be joined on stage by the Dirty Doves. 18 and up. 9 p.m. Free.
The Cotton Avenue Hustlers at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom
The Cotton Avenue Hustlers have been getting a lot of work around Macon lately and thats a good thing. It means people are finally catching on to how good of a band they are. Their nod to old timey sounds and bluegrass fit right in here in Macon. The Hustlers are led by front man Sterling Waite and recently added drummer James Lengel (of Back City Woods) to their lineup. This could be a fun night to remember as they take the stage at one of the best spots to see live music in Macon, the Hummingbird. 21 and up. 10 p.m. $5.
Freddy Cole at the Douglass Theatre
The Douglass Theatre will be in the presence of greatness this First Friday. Freddie Cole is one of the great piano and vocal jazz musicians of our time. He is a 2007 inductee of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. In 2010 his album, Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B, was nominated for the Best Vocal Jazz Album Grammy. He is a student of Juilliard and the New England Conservatory of Music. He is also the brother of legendary musician Nat King Cole. Freddy Cole takes the stage at the historic Douglass Theatre for a night of beautiful music. 8 p.m. $30.
Saturday March 2nd
England In 1819 and One Horse Parade at Roasted Cafe and Lounge
I love moments like this when a creative Macon band gets to share the stage with a very creative band from out of state. England in 1819 has passed through town a few times. Each time, their fan base grows a little here. One Horse Parade has definitely marked their territory in the local music scene as one of Macons up and coming bands. These two indie rock bands are set for a good time at Roasted. 18 and up. 9 p.m. Free.
Sunday March 3rd
MSO Instrument Petting Zoo at the Museum of Arts and Sciences
I love this event! The Macon Symphony Orchestra brings the Instrument Petting Zoo to the Museum of Arts and Sciences for the fifth year. Each year this event gets bigger and better! Bring your music loving kids to the museum and they can get up close with a variety of instruments, learn about the science behind the music, and hear a performance from the Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra! This a family fun-filled day. Event is from 1:30-5 p.m. Free.