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Indigo Girls coming to Macon for Big House fundraiser

One of Georgia’s most celebrated rock acts is scheduled to perform in Macon next month in support of one of the city’s most enduring musical legacies.

The Indigo Girls will headline a Sept. 12 show at the Cox Capitol Theatre as part of a fundraiser for the Big House Museum, which is dedicated to the Allman Brothers Band.

“This is wonderful for Macon,” said Kirsten West, director of the Big House. “It’s wonderful for the Big House Foundation, and it’s wonderful for the Capitol. The theater has been great at bringing great acts to Macon, and we’re thrilled that the Indigo Girls are honoring us in this way.”

The Indigo Girls — Amy Ray and Emily Saliers — are an Atlanta-based act that grew in popularity as part of the Athens music scene in the 1990s. The folk rockers were inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2003.

Among their hit songs are “Galileo” and “Closer to Fine.”

The Indigo Girls will headline a lineup that is scheduled to include the Randall Bramblett Band, Caroline Aiken, Oh Dorian and Molly Stevens and Shane Bridges.

West said tickets will go on sale Aug. 24 and can be purchased through the Capitol’s Web site at www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.

Tickets will range from $25 and $35 seats in the balcony to $50 seats in cushioned chairs on the lower level, West said. Tables of four also will be sold for $500 apiece.

West said the Indigo Girls’ representatives didn’t say if the duo would perform with a full band or do an acoustic set.

“It’s great for Macon to have an act of this stature,” West said.

The Big House, located on Vineville Avenue, was the home of members of the Allman Brothers Band in the early 1970s when the group was based in Macon. The museum there is scheduled to open officially in December.

To contact writer Phillip Ramati, call 744-4334.

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