Macon bar manager takes over management at downtown’s Cox Capitol Theatre

The Cox Capitol Theatre announced late Tuesday that Tim Obelgoner, general manager of the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom, will take over the day-to-day operations of the downtown theater.

According to a news release from the theater’s board of directors, Obelgoner “and his staff will absorb the existing Cox staff and add additional staff in order to dramatically increase the utilization of the Theatre.”

“It is the goal of the board to continue to offer a wide range of entertainment to the community ... Mr. Obelgoner is committed to having an event every Friday and Saturday evening along with events during those days and throughout the week,” the news release stated.

Obelgoner said taking charge of the theater at 382 Second St., will allow the it and the Hummingbird, nearby at 430 Cherry St., to compliment each other.

“As a result of our success at the Hummingbird, we need a venue for booking larger events,” he stated in the news release.

Obelgoner said he hopes to have at least one national act each month at the theater.

“We have had a great run in the past with the help of our community partners, bringing in many high-quality acts,” said Gene Dunwody Jr., president of theater board. “It is our intention to have a qualified operations staff to take this facility to a higher level.”