Sunday afternoon saw the crowds gather for the rockingest way to celebrate Mother’s Day — a free Second Sunday concert on Coleman Hill, with groovy Nashville soul rockers Waker.
To top it off, the Bragg Jam board announced the second wave lineup of bands to play the 2017 Concert Crawl on July 29, plus the headliner for Bragg’s opening concert on July 28. Atlanta’s Stokeswood will be headlining the opening concert at the Cox Capitol Theatre, with Macon’s Hank Vegas and Cedric Burnside Project (featuring the grandson of legendary RL Burnside) to open.
Headlining the Saturday Concert Crawl will be White Denim, with their mix of psychedelic rock, blues, punk rock and soul, all blended up into a hyped-up energy that could only be born out of Austin, Texas.
Bragg Jam favorites like Roadkill Ghost Choir, Little Tybee and T. Hardy Morris will be returning, as well as a truckload of Macon bands, like African Americana, Bootz and Katz, Lauren Tuttle and more.
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The second wave lineup announcement also signifies the end of the early bird ticket deals, so I hope you took the chance to save some cash! The advance tickets are still a great deal: $20 for Friday’s opening concert; $30 for Saturday’s Concert Crawl; $45 for a two-day pass; $125 for a VIP pass; and $200 for the ultra-super-awesome-all-the-Macon-events #FestieBestie pass, which gets you VIP passes to both Bragg Jam and Macon Film Festival.
The #FestieBestie crew has been hard at work to bring some brilliant events that will bridge the two festivals and give Macon 10 whole days of festivals, film, food, music, beer and more. There will be cooking classes at Travis Jean, a screening of “SCORE” with the Macon Film Guild, a movie and music trivia night at Just Tap’d, a Macon Beer Company Takeover (featuring the brewery’s ever-popular Macon Music and Macon Movies beers), and a concert with the Grapevine on Coliseum Northside’s gorgeous lawn.
There are even more announcements to come from the Bragg Jam team. Our social media has been buzzing, so please stay tuned to our Facebook page (facebook.com/BraggJam) and Twitter (@BraggJam) for the latest and greatest!
You can even tune in to The Creek for the Bragg Jam Radio Hour every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. to hear Bragg Jam board president Everett Verner, who will be chatting with previous board members and showcasing music from Bragg Jams past and present.