Annual music festival coming to Macon this weekend features old school bands

The annual Soul Jam Festival is back to bring a variety of live music to Henderson Stadium in Macon Sunday, according to the event organizer’s Facebook page.

The festival, held at 2172 Anthony Road, is sponsored by the radio stations WRBV-FM V101.7 and 97.9 WIBB.. The festival features music artists including:

David Lucas and the Soul Jam Band, a local soul band headed by the state senator

The Bar-Kays, which backed local soul icon Otis Redding at one time

Slave, an Ohio-based funk band

Theodis Ealey, a blues singer and guitarist

Pat Cooley, R&B singer

Tucka, a singer from Louisiana

Just Friends Band, a Macon-based show band

Several people come to the concert every year to hear a variety of bands, to enjoy some homemade food — sometimes cooked on site — and to enjoy the time with their friends and family and attracts as many as 5,000 people each year, depending on the weather, according to an earlier article in The Telegraph.

Gates for the festival open at 2 p.m. and the performances begin at 3 p.m.

Kenneth Lemoine is an intern for the Telegraph for Summer of 2019, courtesy of the Couric Fellowship Program at Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism. He writes about anything interesting that is taking place in Macon and Central Georgia, and he loves sports being a die-hard Atlanta Braves fan. When he is not working, you can catch him playing MLB The Show, Madden NFL, NBA 2K, and other similar sports video games.