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Jimmy Hall and Wet Willie

FRIDAY AT COX CAPITOL THEATRE

Jimmy Hall and Wet Willie have always put on a great live show. You can still find footage of them in Central City Park during the golden era of the Capricorn days. They still command that same energy in their live shows today. With Southern rock hits like “Keep On Smiling,” “Shout Bamalama” and “Grits Ain’t Groceries,” this is sure to be a very special homecoming concert. They will be joined by special guests Otis. All ages. Doors open at 7 p.m. $26.

Tommy Talton

FRIDAY AT GALLERY WEST

Tommy Talton of Capricorn’s Cowboy is releasing a new album on Hitting The Note Records, titled “Until After Then.” Talton will be performing selections from his new album at Gallery West on Third Street in downtown Macon. Gallery West is the new gallery opened by Kirk West. West has his collection of rock ’n’ roll photographs, including a great selection of Allman Brothers photos, on display. All ages. 6 p.m. Free.

Almost Kings

SATURDAY AT THE MILL

The Mill, formerly known as Element, has put together a great live show for the Cherry Blossom Music Festival featuring Almost Kings, Kilo Ali and Macon’s own Floco Torres. Almost Kings is Atlanta’s favorite rock/hip-hop band. Kilo Ali has been a staple of Middle Georgia parties for years with his hit song, “Nasty Dancer.” Floco Torres is Macon’s favorite hip-hop artist, and always puts on a high-energy live show. Doors open at 6 p.m. $15 ticket includes admission to all Cherry Blossom Music Festival venues.

Jared & the Mill

SATURDAY AT SPARK MACON (ABOVE CHERRY STREET HOOKA)

Indie-folk band Jared & the Mill will be traveling all the way from Phoenix, Arizona, to be in Macon for the Cherry Blossom Music Festival. Their style falls in between country, folk, indie and blues, creating a sound that is uniquely Southwestern. They will be joined by Macon’s own Korby Bohannon. Bohannon is an up-and-coming indie singer-songwriter. Music starts at 8 p.m. $15 ticket includes admission to all Cherry Blossom Music Festival venues.

Robert Earl Keen

SATURDAY AT COX CAPITOL THEATRE

Robert Earl Keen earned his chops in Austin, Texas, and now fans all across the country sing along to Keen’s well written and fun songs. His catalog of songs includes hits such as, “The Road Goes On Forever,” “Whenever Kindness Fails,” “Merry Christmas from the Family” and many more. These great songs have earned him the love of fans as well as admiration from critics and fellow musicians. This is Keen’s first visit to Macon and will be made even more special with it happening during the Cherry Blossom Festival. Under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Doors open at 7 p.m. $33.

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