Friday at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom
Get ready for a night of funky pop music with Gurufish. This Atlanta-based band blurs the line between psychedelic rock and nitty gritty funky while keeping it all danceable and fun. Lead singer Jimmy St. James plays the part of a rock star while strutting his stuff in front of the microphone or while playing the keys. Bring your friends for a night of good times. 21 and up. 10 p.m. $5.
Real Talk Hip-Hop Summit
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Friday at Freedom Park Gym
The Real Talk Hip-Hop Summit is in its eighth year. Bring your young hip-hop fans to Freedom Park Gym at 3301 Roff Ave., where they can participate in interactive workshops about how to emcee, DJ, create graffiti style art, breakdance, beat box and more! They also will get a chance to meet So So Def recording artist Dondria. 4 p.m. Free.
One Horse Parade
Friday at Grant’s Lounge
One Horse Parade is quickly becoming one of Macon’s best indie-rock bands. Influenced by bands such as Radiohead and the Cocteau Twins, they play an atmospheric sound that isn’t too often heard in Middle Georgia. For this event, they share the stage with newcomers African Americana and Houston. 21 and up. 10 p.m. $5.
Friday at Lemongrass Thai Bistro
We all know Louise Warren by now. She’s Macon’s darling of singer-songwriters. She’s played just about every venue there is to play in Macon, but this one is new to her. Lemongrass just recently began booking music outside on its patio. Now, you can sit outside and enjoy a cool drink and some great food, while enjoying beautiful music. All ages. 9 p.m. Free.
Savannah Alday and the Dirty Doves
Saturday at the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House
The Back Yard Boogie is back! Bring your chairs, blankets and the whole family and enjoy a night of music outside at the Big House. Savannah Alday is a 15-year-old up-and-coming country music singer from right here in Macon. She was recently awarded the 2012 Georgia Female Entertainer of the Year in New Country by the Georgia Country and Gospel Music Association. Also performing is Macon’s own, the Dirty Doves, playing the blues and rock we all love. All ages. 6:30 p.m. $5, free for children under 10.