FRIDAY AT THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE
It is easy to make the argument that Gordon Lightfoot is the greatest singer-songwriter to ever come out of Canada. His songs have been covered by some of the biggest names in music, including Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Barbara Streisand and many more. Best known for his hits “Sundown,” “If You Could Read My Mind” and “Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald,” Lightfoot has compiled a catalog of great music since he first stepped on the folk music scene in the early 1960s. All ages. 8 p.m. Tickets are $54 and $64.
Connor Christian & Southern Gothic
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FRIDAY AT THE CRAZY BULL
Sometimes you just want to hear some country music with a good fiddle! Well, you get that and more when you go to a Connor Christian & Southern Gothic show. Connor Christian traveled the world at a very young age before settling in Atlanta. His songwriting reflects that life of travel, which continues now as a member of this very talented band. The title of their newest album, “New Hometown,” reflects the traveling lifestyle that this band has been living before they all came together to make such great music. 18 and older. 8 p.m. $5.
Robert McDuffie and Anna Deavere Smith
SATURDAY AT BEULAHLAND BIBLE CHURCH
Robert McDuffie is celebrating the grand opening of the McDuffie Center for Strings’ new home, the Bell House, with a performance of words and music with actress Anna Deavere Smith. A highlight of this performance will be Smith reading the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter From A Birmingham Jail” while being accompanied by McDuffie. All ages. 7:30 p.m. This free event requires a ticket. Call 478-301-2933 for tickets and more information.
2 Finger Jester
SATURDAY AT THE HUMMINGBIRD STAGE AND TAPROOM
When it comes to rocking ’80s parties, there is no better party than one with 2 Finger Jester. Now add the fact that band member Matt Weber is celebrating a milestone birthday, and you have a wild night of some of the best ’80s hair metal that you will hear in Macon this weekend. Get ready to head bang your way through this show Saturday night. 18 and older. 10 p.m. $5.
MONDAY AT WESLEYAN COLLEGE’S PORTER AUDITORIUM
New York’s John Ellis brings his band Double-Wide for Wesleyan College’s Lamar Lecture Series. Ellis has become one of New York’s most recognized tenor saxophonists with eight albums as band leader, and more than 100 as a sideman. All ages. 7 p.m. Free.