Friday, May 23
Albatross at Roasted Cafe and Lounge
This Athens-based four-piece band knows how to get the crowd moving. Their combination of blues, rock, funk and jazz creates a dynamic flow that has a little something for every type of music lover. They perform original pieces as well as take on ambitious covers, such as the Allman Brothers In Memory of Elizabeth Reed. This night of funky tunes is a sure shot. 11 p.m. 18 and up. Free.
Dailey & Vincent at the Cox Capitol Theatre
It wouldnt be out of hand to consider Dailey & Vincent the top bluegrass band in the nation right now. These guys were nominated for a Grammy, played the Grand Ole Opry, and have an upcoming date at Carnegie Hall. Their music is a blend of bluegrass and gospel, and the stage performance is reminiscent of the days of vaudeville -- as much a comedy show as it is a night of great music. 7 p.m. Under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. $25-$35.
Melodime at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom
Its not to often now a days that you see a band who wants to use music to change the world. Thats a notion that seems to be outdated by about 50 years when you compare the sentiment to the commercialism of todays mainstream music. However, Viginias Melodime sees that opportunity in their Southern-flavored alt-rock. The proceeds from their album, Where the Sinners & the Saints Collide, go to buying instruments for underprivileged children. 21 and up. 10 p.m. $5.
Saturday, May 24
Ray Wylie Hubbard and Dale Watson at the Cox Capitol Theatre
If you listen to Sirius/XMs Outlaw Country, these two names are well known to you. They are two of the biggest names in Texas country music. This is going to be a fun show with two guys who love to write songs and play guitar. Ray Wylie Hubbard is probably best know for his song, Up Against The Wall, Redneck Mother. Dale Watsons I Lie When I Drink is a great song, loved by fans of Austin City Limits. 7 p.m. Under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. $25-$40.
Great White Lion Snake at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom
Great White Lion Snake is definitely my favorite band name to come out of Macon. This 80s hair band tribute will have the good times rolling all night long. Get ready to hear all of your 80s favorites and laugh at the outrageous stage show. 21 and up. 10 p.m. $5.