Friday Jan 24
Randall Bramblett and Zach Deputy at the Cox Capitol Theatre
Randall Bramblett is well known around Middle Georgia. His career spans three decades and has included work with Gregg Allman, Sea Level, Steve Winwood, Widespread Panic and many others. Zach Deputy is full of soul. He recently toured with Karl Denson as the lead singer in the Ray Charles Bugaloo revue. This show is a great treat for people who love the soulful sounds of Southern rock and where it may be headed in the future. 7 p.m. $20 general admission; $35 cocktail or table seating.
Lingo at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom
This Marietta-based band is funky, jazzy and soulful. When you hear them, you can definitely hear the influence of growing up listening to the sounds of Southern rock. However, the love of many different styles of music seeps from the notes they play, creating a vibe that is familiar and new at the same time. 21 and up. 10 p.m. Free.
Megan Jean & the KFB at Roasted Cafe and Lounge
Its been a long time since weve seen Megan Jean in Macon. This duo is a fun and funky folk group. This husband and wife team flips back and forth between a guitar and upright bass, to a washboard and banjo. They create big sound thats easy to dance to. 18 and up. 10 p.m. Free.
Saturday Jan 25
All That Jazz with Najee at the City Auditorium
Can you believe that this is the 18th year for the Tubman African American Museums All That Jazz concert ball? This year, they bring the Grammy Award-winning Najee. Najee is one of the biggest names in smooth jazz. His saxophone and flute has been a mainstay of the style since his first album was released in 1986. He released his 15th album in 2012 and his music can often be heard on the Weather Channel. 7 p.m. $25 balcony seats; $125 floor seating, which includes dinner and after party.
Lucero at the Cox Capitol Theatre
Country-punk, every heard that style before? If you havent, youre in for a treat because one of the best bands in this style is coming to Macon. This Memphis-based band rolls country, rock and soul into a sound so distinct that it becomes easy to see the deep Memphis roots the band so proudly wears on their sleeves. Pedal steel combines with accordion, guitar, keyboard, bass, drums and more for a sound that has become a trademark of one of the hardest working bands of the last 10 years. Under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. 7 p.m. $18 in advance; $20 day of show.