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Top Pick for Partying before Thanksgiving

Top Pick for Partying before Thanksgiving

11/26/2014

Tyler Hammond will be live on stage for a pre-turkey day bash at the Bull »

Top Event for Early Thanksgiving celebrations in Macon

Top Event for Early Thanksgiving celebrations in Macon

11/26/2014

The 8th Annual Early Bird Special & Pot Luck Thanksgiving Dinner at the Bird »

Top Pick place to shop for Thanksgiving Dinner

Top Pick place to shop for Thanksgiving Dinner

11/26/2014

The freshest locally grown produce will make a great addition to your Thanksgiving Feast »

Things to do with holiday visitors in Macon

Things to do with holiday visitors in Macon

11/26/2014

Got company in town for the Holidays? Take them on a behind the scenes tour of the Hay House »

Things to do with the Family on Thanksgiving

Things to do with the Family on Thanksgiving

11/27/2014

The Winter Wonderland is open for Santa photos on Thanksgiving Day »

TOP 5 Places to eat out on Thanksgiving Day

TOP 5 Places to eat out on Thanksgiving Day

11/27/2014

It wasn't easy, but we found 5 good options to go out to eat at on Thanksgiving Day »

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A Time To Give Thanks


It's the time of year we traditionally set aside to step back and reflect on our many blessings, and give thanks.  We here at Gateway are thankful the great things to do in Macon that we get to tell you about: holiday festivities and shows, music and art, festivals and traditions, all right here in Middle Georgia (and some not too far away).

We're thankful for a city that's pushing past the malaise of the past, and people with vision and heart and will, developing both our downtown and other neighborhoods.  Sometimes a block at a time, sometimes a bulding at a time, but progress nonetheless.

We're thankful for the holiday season, the city getting dressed in it's finest, and hopefully, we as a people thinking a little bit more about others, and reaching a helpful hand out to our neighbors.

And we're thankful for YOU, our loyal Gateway viewers.  You've made us the go-to place for mobile information about Macon and the surrounding area, live music, festivals, and all the other Good Things to do that add to our collective experience.

Find out what else we're thankful for at this link below!

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The Holidays In Middle Georgia

The holidays are upon us, and soon we'll deck the halls to their finest, rush about our errands, and hopefully be a little kinder to our fellow men and women.  Soon will come the Nutcracker Of Middle Georgia production, the Macon Christmas Parade, and all the rest.  While you're amidst the holiday rush, buy some extra canned goods for the less fortunate.  We like Loaves and Fishes, but there are plenty of worthy groups helping those in need.  It's not all iPhones and quad-copters and toys, but peace on Earth and a little charity of the heart.

In the meantime, to help get the Scrooges among you into the holiday spirit, check out this video of the Nutcracker of Middle Georgia from a few years ago.

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Early Bird Special with St Francis

11/26/2014

Celebrate Thanksgiving at our annual Early Bird Special with Saint Francis.

The 8th Annual Early Bird ...

The Annual Turkey Burn

11/27/2014

Join Body Evolution for the Annual Turkey Burn!
It's the easiest way to a guilt ...

Turnip Fest presents Second Street Reopen the Block Party

11/28/2014

A FREE Outdoor Music Event Celebrating the Reopening of the Second Street Gateway renovations!

Doc Holliday with Old Man Shoes

11/28/2014

Doc Holliday rides again with Eddie Stone leading the pack of the best musicians from ...

Trey Teem

11/28/2014

Trey Teem is a multi-talented young singer and musician on a mission. He purchased his ...

Papa Squirrelly's Hot Damn Family Jam - Official Second Street Block Party After Hours Event

11/28/2014

The official after-hours engagement for the Second Street Block Party! Featuring live musicians, DJs, and production. Special ...

Acoustic Workshop 20 Year Anniversary Reunion

11/29/2014

Acoustic Workshop was formed by Shane Bridges & Josh Carson in 1994. At the time, ...

Matt Pippin

11/29/2014

Matt

Trained By Cain Free Turkey Burn & After Turkey Burn Boot Camps - Shop Small/Local Sale

11/27/2014 - 11/29/2014

Need to burn some extra calories to off-set some bad choices or just looking for ...

A Very Merry Holiday Pops

11/30/2014

Celebrate the season by sharing this warm and joyful musical event with your family. Enjoy ...

Corks & Canvas

12/04/2014

Grab a friend and join artist Jennifer Hames as she guides you step by step ...

Christmas in the Corridor

12/04/2014

Ready for carolers, makers, yule tides, and a real snow slide? The celebration begins at ...

Bootz and Katz

12/05/2014

This show is in proud support of Veterans Voices:

Macon Veterans Voices is a Mercer-student ...

First Friday at the Lanier Courtyard

12/05/2014

Join us for a Macon First Friday Celebration featuring local artists HoneyBear! Enjoy a night ...

Pop up Gallery at Just Tap'd

12/05/2014

Heidi Clinite - Sir Real artist and Charlene Dooley will displaying art at Just Tap'd in Macon (formerly ...

Opening Reception of Winter Wonderland

12/05/2014

The December exhibit at The 567 will be "Winter Wonderland," an exhibit of seasonal works ...

Lessons and Carols: Mercer Singers

12/05/2014 - 12/06/2014

Stantley L. Roberts,

Christmas in the Village

12/05/2014 - 12/06/2014

Historic Ingleside Village invites you to celebrate "Christmas in the Village" on Dec. 5 and ...

New Madrid

12/06/2014

New Madrid is an Athens based band. Their unique indie sound will be sure to ...

First Saturday Village Market

12/06/2014

Come shop with us for one-of-a-kind handcrafted and homegrown gifts produced by local artisans and ...

VINYLMANIA 2: Back To Basics On WAX!

12/06/2014

Its the return of the all vinyl night at Fresh Produce Records

No Serato, Traktor, ...

Christmas Hay Day Family Event

12/07/2014

Hay Days are FREE Family Days held on Saturdays twice a year. The next Hay ...

Holiday Marketplace

12/05/2014 - 12/07/2014

The Federated Garden Clubs of Macon, Inc. is hosting a Holiday Marketplace at our Historic ...

Mercer University Children's Choir: Sing and Rejoice!

12/07/2014

The angelic voices of the Mercer University Children’s Choir sing in the season of rejoicing! ...

Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes and Jazz Reception

12/06/2014 - 12/07/2014

 2014 Biennial InTown Macon Christmas Candlelight Tour of Historic Homes with A Wine and Cheese ...

Holiday Marketplace

12/05/2014 - 12/07/2014

The Federated Garden Clubs of Macon, Inc. is hosting a Holiday Marketplace at our Historic ...

2014 Middle Georgia Christmas Parade

12/07/2014

This years Christmas parade theme is Macon's Musical Christmas. We'll be celebrating the music of ...

Choral Society of Middle Georgia: Handels Messiah, Stanley Roberts, conductor

12/09/2014

This favorite holiday event continues a long-standing tradition in our community. Join us to hear ...

Lunch and Learn With Canaan Marshall

12/09/2014

Come to an exclusive dining event at Hay House, Macon’s premier National Historic Landmark. Not ...

Handel's Messiah

12/09/2014

Part of the Christmas tradition for Macon is the Choral Society of Middle Georgia’s performance ...

Lunch Beat Macon - December 2014

12/11/2014

The December edition of Lunch Beat Macon will feature DJ Bruce Wonder! Lunch by Main ...

AN OLD TIME MACON CHRISTMAS

12/12/2014

 Join us for an Old Time Christmas Celebration at The Cannonball House. Enjoy an evening ...

Corks & Canvas

12/12/2014

Grab a friend and join artist Beth Smith as she guides you step by step ...

National Wreaths Day Ceremony

12/13/2014

Our service men and women sacrifice their time and safety every single day of the ...

Kool-Aid & Canvas

12/13/2014

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

Cinderella

12/05/2014 - 12/14/2014

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella has been a huge hit whether on television or stage. In ...

Holiday Jam & Jazz brunch

12/14/2014

Live Jazz by Little Eddie and the Winter Wonder Band with Champagne Brunch catered by ...

Best of Georgia Roots Rock Showcase

12/13/2014 - 12/14/2014

 In the Georgia red clay, the roots of music run deep. They dig the foundation, ...

"Swinging into the Holidays with John Tesh"

12/16/2014

 John Tesh and his Big Band Orchestra are “swinging” into town so you can Have Yourself ...

A Christmas Gala

12/17/2014

Enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres at a lovely reception held in the lavish Drawing and ...

"John Berry: The Christmas Concert"

12/19/2014

Grammy Award nominee John Berry returns with his nationally touring Christmas concert to the Grand ...

Selwyn Birchwood

12/19/2014

Selwyn Birchwood, Florida's rising young blues fireball, is a guitar and lap-steel-playing bundle of pure ...

Corks & Canvas

12/20/2014

Bring a bottle of your favorite wine or other beverage to sip on, bring a ...

A Christmas Cabaret at Theatre Macon

12/18/2014 - 12/21/2014

Back for a third year, A Christmas Cabaret at Theatre Macon is already an annual favorite ...

ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR, T HARDY MORRIS & THE HARD KNOCKS, AND THE SUNDOLLARS

12/27/2014

Roadkill Ghost Choir

Emerging fully-formed from the desolate heart of Central Florida, Roadkill Ghost Choir make ...

New Year's Eve Bash at The Bird

12/31/2014

STEREOMONSTER - 
is just that- a monster creeping and crawling across the FM airwaves mixing ...

Christmas at Hay House

12/01/2014 - 01/01/2015

Christmas would not be complete without a tour of Macon's premier antebellum house decked with ...

Kansas with special guests Arc and Stones

01/10/2015

Kansas, America's greatest and most successful progressive rock band, released the two-disc (one CD/one DVD) ...

"Million Dollar Quartet"

01/13/2015 - 01/14/2015

This Tony Award®-winning musical is inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording ...

Rebirth Brass Band

01/16/2015

Whether seen on HBO's Treme or at their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple ...

Windbornes Music of the Rolling Stones

01/17/2015

A fan favorite, The Music of the Rolling Stones comes to us from the same ...

Chris Knight

01/17/2015

Chris Knight doesn't like to say much. Won't chat about his worldview or engage in ...

Cats

01/10/2015 - 01/18/2015

“Cats” is based on T.S Elliot's book of poetry, "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats." ...

Mercer University Opera: Handels Alcina, Martha Malone, director; Richard Kosowski, conductor

01/15/2015 - 01/18/2015

Start the new year with adventure on the enchanted island of the sorceress Alcina, whose ...

Faculty Artist Recital: A Mile to the East of the Iron Curtain

01/20/2015

Monty Cole, clarinet and saxophone; Jean Roberts, piano; Marcus Reddick, percussion Concordia College faculty artist ...

Joan Stockstill Godsey Concert Series: Jack Mitchener, organ

01/23/2015

Mercer University Organist Jack Mitchener has performed in venues throughout the world including the Cathedral ...

Ron White Nutcracker Tour

01/23/2015

Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White, best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from ...

Schoolhouse Rock Live!

01/28/2015

Based on the hit Saturday morning cartoon series, the show that taught history, grammar, math, ...

Robert McDuffie Center for Strings: MCS Ensemble

01/28/2015

Peter Oundjian, Music Director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducts the MCS Ensemble in what ...

All That Jazz: Stephanie Mills

01/31/2015

Join us for the 19th annual All That Jazz concert and ball featuring Stephanie Mills. ...

Bring a Friend to Rehearsal Day

02/02/2015

Thinking of joining MSYO, or just curious about what goes on in rehearsal? Either way, ...

Faculty Artist Recital: Hallowed Harps: Calista Anne Koch, harp

02/03/2015

Calista Anne Koch plays solo masterpieces for harp as well as chamber music. Accompanied by ...

Mercer Wind Ensemble: Mad About Chamber Music II

02/06/2015

This program is the second concert in the annual chamber music series featuring a variety ...

Fabian Concert Series: Voces Intimae: Ehnes Quartet

02/11/2015

James Ehnes, violin; Amy Shwartz Moretti, violin; Richard O'Neil, viola; Robert deMaine, cello

The Ehnes Quartet ...

Grandkids Series: "Ivy and Bean" The Musical

02/11/2015

Ivy & Bean: The Musicalis the story of an unexpected friendship between two very different ...

Townsend Master Class: Ehnes String Quartet

02/12/2015

Hailed as “an important new force in the chamber music arena” (Strings), members of the ...

"Neil Bergs 130 Years of Broadway Romance"

02/13/2015

Spend Valentine’s Day Eve with your sweetheart celebrating the 130th anniversary of The Grand Opera House ...

Robert McDuffie Center for Strings: Robert McDuffie, violin

02/21/2015

Macon native and Center founder, violinist Robert McDuffie, presents his annual concert in the intimate ...

Clybourne Park

02/13/2015 - 02/21/2015

Neighborhoods change, but do people? Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award ...

Faculty Artist Recital: Robert McDuffie; violin

02/21/2015

Macon native and Center Founder, violinist Robert McDuffie, presents his annual concert in the intimate ...

2015 Induction Ceremony

02/21/2015

The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame's Class of 2015 will be inducted on Saturday, February ...

Joan Stockstill Godsey Concert Series: A Musical Journey With Friends: Carol Goff, collaborative piano

02/24/2015

Townsend faculty artist Carol Goff and colleagues Richard Kosowski, Monty Cole, and Martha Malone perform ...