FRIDAY AT THE CRAZY BULL
Tyler Hammond is a Georgia boy who grew up falling asleep to CMT playing in the background and listening to the message in gospel music with his grandfather. Middle Georgia country lovers may recognize Hammond from his time at Georgia College in Milledgeville, where he got his start playing the Tuesday night spot at Capital City nightclub. 18 and older. Doors open at 8 p.m. $5.
SATURDAY AT THE HUMMINGBIRD STAGE AND TAPROOM
Josh Graff is my favorite guitar player in Macon right now, and that’s saying something because his bandmate Travis Denning is very close to the top of the list. When Denning is leading the band, it’s country music; but when Graff takes the lead, you are in for quite the electric blues experience. They put forth a sound that would be right at home in St. Louis or Chicago. Graff has said that for this show he has some new material he’ll be playing live for the first time. They will be joined by the Rockabilly sound of the Swayzes. 18 and older. 10 p.m. $5.
DJs Roger Riddle, Shawty Slim and Bruce Wonder
SATURDAY AT COLEMAN HILL
This outdoor party has been dubbed the Cool Kids Picnic. Three of Macon’s favorite DJs decided that they wanted in on the outdoor summertime fun, too. This party is special because not only do we have the sounds of two world traveling DJs in Shawty Slim and Bruce Wonder, but this is my final show in Macon. I’ve been DJing here for more than 10 years and just recently announced that I’m moving to Akron, Ohio, this summer. This will be a fun, bittersweet affair. All ages welcome. 6 p.m. Free.
SUNDAY AT COLEMAN HILL
Second Sunday continues to grow each month in its new location at Coleman Hill. This month, Bragg Jam invites Atlanta-based band the Quaildogs to the popular, family-friendly outdoor event. The Quaildogs sound triangulates around country, folk and rock ’n’ roll, finding inspiration in bands such as Tom Petty, Drivin’ N Cryin’, the Band and others. All ages welcome. 6 p.m. Free admission.
J Roddy Walston & the Business
SUNDAY AT COX CAPITOL THEATRE
J Roddy Walston & the Business, from Cleveland, Tennessee, are bringing their a hard-driving rock sound with a Southern rock ethic to Macon. However, that’s not really giving their creative sound enough credit. They find sonic inspiration in very curious places. They name pre-disco Bee Gees, Randy Newman and soul from the Stax label as some of their favorites. They will be joined by Richmond, Virgina’s Sleepwakers. Under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Doors open at 7 p.m. $15.