FRIDAY AT THE HUMMINGBIRD STAGE AND TAPROOM
Start the year with some local live music! Two of Macon’s most talented and fun bands take the stage at one of our favorite live music venues, the Hummingbird. The sunDollars and Dalmatian are both indie-rock bands with music that promotes dancing and good times -- something that too often seems to be lacking from the indie-rock scene. 18 and up. 10 p.m. $5.
FRIDAY AT THE CRAZY BULL
Amanda Daughtry knew she wanted to be country singer when she was a little girl in Johnston County, North Carolina, and first heard Randy Travis’ “Digging Up Bones” on the radio. She grew up and followed her dreams to Nashville. Now, she is touring the region with her style of contemporary and classic country mixed with pop favorites. 18 and up. Doors open at 8 p.m. $5.
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FRIDAY AT BILLY’S CLUBHOUSE
Trey Teem is a local country artist who hails from the red dirt roads of north Macon. He learned the foundation of guitar playing from local guitarist Matt Pippin. Now, with his band of young energetic musicians, he is playing gigs around Macon, all across Georgia, and as far as Nashville. This is a chance to start 2015 off with some exciting local music. 21 and up. 10 p.m. Free.
SATURDAY AT THE HUMMINGBIRD STAGE AND TAPROOM
If you are a fan of what’s happening music-wise in Athens, you may recognize this band under their former names Your Sister’s Best Friend, or Buckeye Rumble. However, a new name has not taken away from the energy they put into their sound. Their music touches on classic, modern and alternative rock, as well as blues and funk, in a way that only Athens bands can. 18 and up. 10 p.m. $5.
SATURDAY AT THE CRAZY BULL
Ronnie Pittman of Bethlehem is known for his band the Dakota Rose, and his former Monday night gig at Nashville’s Second Fiddle. Now, Pittman is taking his contemporary country show on the road. The music in his show can reach as far back as the 1980s, with some country favorites from that era and also classic rock covers from the Allman Brothers, Steve Winwood and more. 18 and up. Doors open at 8 p.m. $5.