Big weekend for music in Macon

October 11, 2013 

I have to say, I am as excited right now as I have ever been about live music in Macon!

This weekend, Macon will be filled with sounds from some of the great artists of the past as GABBA Fest celebrates its 21st anniversary at the 567 Center for Renewal and the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House. Also, the College Hill Alliance brings this season’s Second Sunday concert series to a close with rhythm and blues legend Percy Sledge.

GABBA Fest is the Georgia Allman Brothers Band Association’s weekend long tribute to Southern rock. This year, they have a lineup that includes Southern rock greats such as Les Dudek and Barry Richman, as well as the GABBA Fest favorite Members Jam, which is hosted this year by Mystery Road. Find out about all the great events at www.gabba.org.

College Hill’s Second Sunday is probably the most popular live music event in Macon. This season’s series finishes with a bang as it features one of the world’s greatest soul singers, Percy Sledge.

It is amazing that they are able to put on this incredible concert series for free each year. The College Hill Alliance is a nonprofit organization and could always use a helping hand with all they do. Go to www.collegehillmacon.com to learn more about this great organization and how you can pitch in!

Now, as if those two big events this weekend aren’t enough, we seem to be just getting started since on the horizon we have events like Steve Moretti and Matt Catingub’s inaugural Macon Pop’s concert at the City Auditorium on Oct. 26.

Orchestra music in Macon has never been so fun! Bring your dancing shoes because this show will have you on your feet from the opening notes. They will be mixing these shows up with some special guest performers. Macon’s own Floco Torres has been tapped to join a performance, and you never know who else may show up!

Then, the Cox Capitol Theatre has kicked its music schedule into high gear since the Moonhanger Group has taken over managing duties. They have announced shows by the Drive-By Truckers on Oct. 18, Edwin McCain on Oct. 24, and Steve Earle on Oct. 25. Coming in November are Bootsy Collins, Galactic and Zoogma. You can find out more about the musical lineup and purchase tickets at www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.

Now there is no way anyone can say there is nothing to do in Macon. Get out and enjoy some live music!

If Roger Riddle was a Muppet he would be Rowlf the Dog. Contact him at roger.riddle@gmail.com.

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