Josh Roberts & the Hinges and FreeLance Ruckus
Friday at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom
“I want to cross folk mystery with country and blues emotion and electric guitar power. We want to make melting pot American music, real rock ‘n’ roll music with the roots showing,” says Josh Roberts, fearless leader of the Hinges. And show those roots, they will. The band is a relentless touring machine, one of those “gotta see ‘em live” acts. They’re joined by FreeLance Ruckus, a group of folks from Milledgeville who believe in the same ethos. It’s gonna be a night of guitar slingin’, face-meltin’ fun’ 10:30 p.m. $5.
Open Mic Night
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Friday at the 5/4 Music Space
Hey you! Got a song in your pocket that’s been burning a hole? Wanna share it with the world? Look no further than open mic night at the 5/4 Music Space. The 5/4 is a music incubator that rents rooms to bands in need of practice space, so you’re sure to be in good company. They don’t discriminate when it comes to genre or style, so feel free to get weird. Tiny Tim covers on the theremin? That’s OK! Nu Metal played on kitchen appliances? That’s cool! Start the musical revolution. 7 p.m. Free.
A Concert for Macy
Saturday at Cox Capitol Theatre
The mission statement of the Macy Easom Cancer Foundation is simple: to provide funding to enable research devoted to finding a cure and treatment for hepatoblastoma and other pediatric cancers while promoting public awareness. What better way to raise money and awareness than a concert featuring Abel & Rawls, Diane Durrett and the Garrett Collins Project (who won the 2015 Music4Macy Singer-Songwriter Contest). Believe it or not, there will be more artists and special guests, including the official kickoff of the 2016 Music4Macy Singer-Songwriter Contest. 7 p.m. $15.
Trae Pierce and the T-Stone Band
Sunday at Coleman Hill Park
If the Macon heat doesn’t make you sweat, the funky bass of Trae Pierce certainly will. The guy has multiple Grammy Awards, and he’s played with the likes of the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Ohio Players, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and the Main Squeeze. The rules are the same as always: no grills or tents, all pets must be leashed, and please be mindful of your neighbors if you’re going to smoke. The Brick will have food and drinks for sale on site. 6 p.m. Free.
Snack & Chat: Fair Pay for Artists
Wednesday at Ampersand Guild
Artists? Who gives a crap about artists? How dare they ask to get paid for work? They’ll probably just spend the money on booze and smokes! But seriously, being creative is tough work, and folks in the field oughta get paid just like everyone else. Macon’s newest art space is leading a discussion on just that subject, which promises to be “friendly and respectful.” Got an opinion on the matter? Go share it, or forever hold your pee. 7 p.m. Free.
Band spotlights by Fieldnote Stenographers Chris Nylund and Jared Wright/Special to The Telegraph
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