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Great music all weekend — in addition to Bragg Jam

Gringo Grande will perform this weekend at the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House.
Gringo Grande will perform this weekend at the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House. Telegraph file photo

Even if you don’t attend Bragg Jam, you can still hear great gospel, rock ‘n’ roll and jazz music in concert this weekend and perhaps take a journey through the stars. Whichever you choose, enjoy it!

Great Gospel Concert

A showcase of inspirational and Christian music will be performed during “Gospel Greatest in Songs & Drama” at the historic Douglass Theatre on Saturday. The concert begins at 6 p.m. Call 478-742-2000 for ticket information.

Last Sunday Concert

If you missed Macon’s very own Gringo Grande the last time they performed, you’ll have a chance to see the band this weekend at the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House. The local favorites perform blues and Southern rock this Sunday during a Last Sunday @ The Big House Series concert.

Bring a chair and relax, while enjoying the music in the backyard of Big House. This free concert begins at 2 p.m. Call 478-741-5551 for information.

Final Jazz Concert

The final concert of the season for the Jazz in the Courtyard series takes place Sunday at the Douglass. Baatin & Top Secret, which performs smooth jazz mixed with some R&B and oldies, will be the featured artists on the front plaza.

Don’t be surprised if the multi-talented Baatin sings and plays guitar, keyboards, saxophone, flute and other instruments during this free concert, which begins at 7 p.m. Call 478-742-2000 for information.

Stargazers’ Delight

The stellar — in all of its definitions — Mark Smith Planetarium at the Museum of Arts and Sciences is open late on some Friday evenings for its signature Sky Over Macon program. This planetarium is the only one within about 90 miles in any direction and its rare projection system is one of only a few like it in the world, so this event offers an exceptional experience.

The show inside usually begins with a short film, then often concludes with a presentation that takes the audience to the far edges of the universe. This virtual ride through millions of miles of space and eons of time depicts the planets, moons, stars, galaxies and other objects so vividly that you’ll almost feel like you can reach out and touch them.

Afterward, if it’s a clear night, you’ll have a chance to see the celestial bodies in the real night sky using the different telescopes in the museum’s observatory. For information about the next scheduled Sky Over Macon or any of the other regular planetarium events, call 478-477-3232.

Contact Melanie Byas at melanie@retrowarehouse.com.

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