Friday February 21
Packway Handle and Back City Woods at Cox Capitol Theatre
Packway Handle helped Macon rekindle its love for bluegrass music. We were wowed by the harmonies. We remembered that we could stomp our feet and dance to the music. Then Back City Woods came along and showed us that we had our very own bluegrass breakdown rock stars right here in Macon. With these two combined, we could experience the best night of rocking bluegrass Macon has ever seen. But wait, theres more. They will be joined by up and coming Atlanta bluegrass/country/Americana band the Law Band. This is going to be a night for the music history books! Under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. 7:30 p.m. $12.
Sugar Virus at Grants Lounge
After 22 years of playing Macons hardcore/metal scene, you would think Sugar Virus would be ready to slow down. However, these guys seem to have no intention of stopping! They are celebrating their 22nd anniversary with a show that includes local bands Taped Fist, Creep List, Sever and more. 21 and up. 9 p.m. $5.
All the Locals at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom
All the Locals is a very interesting band, blending the sounds of neo-soul with rock n roll in a way that is appealing across a very broad group of listeners. This Atlanta-based band is sure to have the room hot and sweaty. Youll dance to their incredible, seductive sound. 21 and up. 10 p.m. $5.
Wednesday February 26
Dylan LeBlanc at Twang Southern Tastes & Sounds
Its great to see live music like this at Twang. They have teamed up with the Blue Indian to bring Dylan LeBlanc, a Shreveport, La., singer-songwriter who has opened for the likes of Lucinda Williams, the Civil Wars, the Drive-By Truckers and many more. Hell be joined by local artist Michael Suhr of WoolFolk. 9 p.m. Free.
Thursday February 27
Muscle Shoals at the Macon Film Festival (Cox Capitol Theatre)
If you live in Macon and you love music, you are familiar with the legendary sound that came out of Muscle Shoals Studios in Alabama. The Macon Film Festival will be hosting a special screening of the Muscle Shoals documentary, which made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013. The film features interviews from such legendary musicians as Gregg Allman, Keith Richards, Bono, Alicia Keys and more. The films director, Greg Camalier, will host a special question and answer session following the screening. 7:30 p.m. Admission to this screening requires a daily festival pass, which is $25. Passes can be purchased at www.maconfilmfestival.com.