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Top Pick Deals for Dining Out

Top Pick Deals for Dining Out


Miss Hattie's Kitchen has a great back to school special of the kids »

The Jam Agenda for Live Music in Macon this Weekend

The Jam Agenda for Live Music in Macon this Weekend


There are dozens of options to hear live music in Macon this weekend. Check out our Jam Agenda for a comprehensive list of live music choices »

Macon Little Theatre Presents

Macon Little Theatre Presents "The Spitfire Grill"


Since it opened Off-Broadway in 2001 at Playwrights Horizons, The Spitfire Grill has become one of the most often-produced new American musicals. »

Top Pick for Music; Phil Vaught

Top Pick for Music; Phil Vaught


PHIL VAUGHT plays over 200 shows a year at major venues nationwide. Phil is a natural performer, whether he's performing his hit songs or covering well known classic and modern artists. »

Top Pick Around Georgia for Labor Day Fun

Top Pick Around Georgia for Labor Day Fun


If you are planning a road trip for the long holiday weekend here is a list of what is happening in Georgia this Labor Day »

UGA vs. Clemson on The Big Screen at Central City Park

UGA vs. Clemson on The Big Screen at Central City Park


Bring your grills…Bring your drinks…Bring your friends! Macon Bibb Parks & Recreation will be showing ESPN Game Day coverage beginning at 12:30pm on a 40’ TV Screen inside of the United Building, located in Central City Park »

More Things to do in Macon, Ga

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Gateway's New Website

If you are reading this then you are already enjoying the brand new There are a few new features we hope you find useful on the new site. Be sure to check out the new Eat & Drink section where you can find a listing of many of the great places to enjoy a good meal in Macon, Ga and a list of the many Bars and Nightclubs around town. Coming soon we will be adding restaurant reviews and other useful content to this section.

Also check out the new Live Music Calendar, this Jam Agenda offers a comprehesive listing of the many live music options Macon has to offer. A lot of the Live Music listings provide sounds clips from the band and info needs to narrow down you live music choices.

Want to know the best things to do in Macon, Ga.? Go to the Top 5 section and review the Gatekeeper’s Top 5 lists that are sure to provide you suggestions on the best way to enjoy all Macon has to offer. Also be sure to vote for your Top 5 picks using our Poll tool on the home page.

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Ovations 365 Calendar



Come enjoy the sweet sounds of BRUISED GRASS, a regional band from Tallahassee, Florida. They ...



Boot Hill is an eclectic collection of skilled musicians, playing aggressive country, classic rock, outlaw ...

Back City Woods


BCW became a high-energy live act in April of 2010 and has since been actively ...

An Evening with Phil Vaught


Phil Vaught plays over 200 shows a year at major venues nationwide. Phil is a ...



East coast reggae jam rock band, TreeHouse!, jams hundreds of shows a year. They've shared ...

College Football Game Day: UGA vs Clemson


Bring your grills…Bring your drinks…Bring your friends!We will be showing ESPN Game Day coverage beginning ...

Robert McDuffie Center for Strings: Robert McDuffie Labor Day Festival for Strings Closing Concert


After three days of intense solo and chamber study with Center faculty, eight high school ...

The Get Right Band


Warning: The Get Right Band’s New Album

Will Get Stuck Right in Your Head

The Get Right ...

First Friday Dance at the Sports Hall of Fame


First Friday Dance begins at the Sports Hall of Fame, 391 Cherry St., Macon, Ga..  ...

Macon First Friday Bluegrass Celebration


Come on down to The Library Ballroom on September 5th for a Macon First ...

Dancing Through the Decades, Part II


Presented By: Birch Communications

Macon Pops will kick off this season with Dancing Through the Decades, ...

Sidney's Salon with Laurel-Ann Dooley


Author Laurel-Ann Dooley visits the Sidney Lanier Cottage (935 High Street) to speak about her ...

White Glove Tour


The Cannonball House will be offering a "White Glove" tour on September 13, 2014 at ...

The Book Club Play

09/05/2014 - 09/13/2014

A comedy about books and the people who love them.

Ana lives in a letter-perfect world ...

Champagne Opening Reception for the Art of Diplomacy


Join us as we celebrate the opening of the Churchill exhibit at Hay House. This ...

Dances for Fun-Fall Dance


 The Fall Dance is cosponsored by St. Joseph's Church Dance Ministry "Dances For Fun" and ...



 Cherry Blossom Festival, Macon Georgia, Knight Foundation, and Praise 107.5 proudly present

#PraiseFest 2014

Free Outdoor Inspirational ...

Churchill For Children


The Hay House has joined forces with Sarah Tinsley to present an art class September ...

Kool-Aid & Canvas


 At Kool-Aid & Canvas, an artist takes children step-by-step through the process of creating a ...

The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting

09/19/2014 - 09/26/2014

This exhibit will feature paintings and personal items belonging to Sir Winston Churchill, one of ...

The Temptations


Kick off the 130th anniversary season at The Grand Opera House with The Temptations.

For more ...

Fabian Concert Series: Robert Spano and Friends at Fickling


Robert Spano, Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Aspen Music Festival and School, ...

Toast and Taste at the Hay House


For more than a decade, Hay House has featured an annual wine tasting and auction ...

The Art of Beauty: A Ten Year Anniversary Celebration


Join us for Spa Medical's 10 year anniversary celebration in connection with Macon's First Friday.

At ...

Macon Action Plan Open House


Pop-up Placemaking in the Terminal Station Plaza and MAP Open House

The MAP wants your big ...

37th Annual Flea Market


Historic Macon Foundation’s Flea Market is free and open to the public. The Flea Market ...


10/07/2014 - 10/08/2014

Experience Camelot’s “one brief shining moment” as Lerner and Loewe envisioned it in one of theatre’s ...

Tour of Progress


 NewTown Macon’s Tour of Progress features NewTown’s currently and recently completed projects, along with a ...

Townsend Master Classes: Mary Dibbern, collaborative piano; Jared Schwartz, bass


Pianist Mary Dibbern is Music Director of Education and Family Programs at The Dallas Opera ...

Central Georgia Greek Festival

10/17/2014 - 10/19/2014

Come to the Central Georgia Greek Festival for Authentic Greek, Food, Live Music, Live Dancing, ...

Introduction to Oil Painting

09/17/2014 - 10/22/2014

 This is a 6 weeks course, adults will learn the basics of painting with oil ...

Season Opener: Fantasy Fare


“Fantasy Fare” will pay tribute to one of the Symphony’s greatest and most beloved supporters, ...

Spirits in October 2014

10/16/2014 - 10/26/2014

This guided tour puts a human face on history for hundreds of visitors who enjoy ...

Lightwire Theatres Darwin the Dinosaur


Lightwire Theatre returns with a thrilling production of Darwin the Dinosaur, the story of a good-natured ...

Lightwire Theatres Darwin the Dinosaur


Lightwire Theatre returns with a thrilling production of Darwin the Dinosaur, the story of a good-natured ...

Welcome To Our Home: A Tour Through Time


This living history tour gives guests the opportunity to be time travelers. Travel back through ...

The Grapes of Wrath

10/24/2014 - 11/01/2014

The Grapes of Wrath is a powerful and deeply affecting stage version of one of ...

"Junie B Jones: The Musical"


Outspoken, precocious, lovable Junie B. Jones stars in a colorful, funny, fast-paced musical about new ...



The Cannonball House will hold its fourth annual performance of Candlelight Apparitions. Join us as ...

Candlelight Apparitions


The Cannonball House will hold its fourth annual performance of Candlelight Apparitions on November 15, ...

Running for Ronald 512K and Smile Mile


 5.12K and Smile Mile on Sunday, November 16. Registration opens at 1:30 pm. 5.12K begins at ...

"Sister Act"


Sister Act is Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash!  The New York Post calls it “Ridiculously fun,” and audiences ...

Hsin-Yun Huang, viola


Recongnized as one of the leading violinists of her generation, Hsin-Yun Huang has performed as ...

Fabian Concert Series: Viva Viola!


Viola takes the spotlight in an evening of music with family and friends. Distinguished faculty ...

Joan Stockstill Godsey Concert Series: Ian Altman, piano


Faculty artist Ian Altman takes the stage at Fickling Hall to perform dramatic works by ...