Gig Guide

April 18, 2014 

Friday, April 18

Floco Torres and One Horse Parade at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom

One of the things I admire most about Macon’s music scene are team ups like this one that on the surface wouldn’t seem to work but turn out great because of how close knit everyone involved is with each other. Floco Torres as known across Macon as downtown’s favorite hip-hop artist. One Horse Parade is an up and coming indie-rock band. Put them together at downtown’s seminal nightspot to hear live music and you have a great night of local entertainment. 21 and up. 10 p.m. $5.

Saturday, April 19

Tim Cadiere and Washboard Road at the Library Ballroom

Tim Cadiere and Washboard Road call Eatonton their home. They spread their deep South sound all around Lake Oconee, Augusta and the Carolinas. Now, they are bringing their fun-filled bluegrass/country rock sound to downtown Macon to the beautiful Library Ballroom. Lake Oconee Living Magazine named Tim Cadiere “Best Artist” in 2012, and “Best Local Celebrity” of 2013. 6:30 p.m. $5.

Future Ape Tapes and Trendlenberg at Fresh Produce Records

April 19 is a big day for record collectors. It’s International Record Store Day. This is the one day a year when record companies release special releases on vinyl to independent record shops all around the world. Fresh Produce Records is celebrating the day with an open mic starting at noon and then an alternative lineup with Future Ape Tapes, Scotty Lingelbach, Trendlenberg, Gurgle Twins and more starting at 9 p.m. All ages. Free.

Tuesday, April 22

A Tribute To Duke Ellington at Mercer University’ Fickling Hall

The Mercer Jazz Ensemble will be joined by special guest drummer Steve Chanin, as they play a night of big band jazz in tribute to one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Duke Ellington. You will hear favorites such as “Take the A-Train,” “Prelude To A Kiss,” “In A Sentimental Mood” and more. All ages. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Thursday, April 24

The Zombies and Hollis Brown at Cox Capitol Theatre

The Zombies were the second English band to score a No. 1 hit in the United States during the rock ’n’ roll “British Invasion.” Best known for their hits “Time of the Season” and “She’s Not There,” original lead singer and keyboardist/songwriter Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent have been blowing away crowds on their most recent tour. They even released a new album in 2011 titled “Breathe Out, Breathe In.” Expect to hear all of your favorite Zombies tunes as well as get introduced to their new material. Under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Doors open at 7 p.m. $35.

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