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Weekend Events Celebrating Otis Redding


The celebration begins Friday, September 9th on Otis Redding’s 75th birthday, with a parade down Cherry Street and a proclamation at Cherry Street Plaza beginning at 11am and continues on through the weekend.
 

Friday, September 9

Macon-Bibb County Proclaims Otis Redding Day, 11 a.m., Free
Cherry Street Plaza/Terminal Station

Central High School Sugar Bear Band & Otis Redding Foundation Director Karla Redding-Andrews Macon-Bibb Proclamation, free Lane Southern Orchards ice cream, food trucks, live entertainment

Otis Redding Photography Exhibit, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $5/person
Tubman African American Museum

A special exhibit of photographs from Mrs. Zelma Redding’s personal collection
Private reception 7-8:30pm, media invited to the reception 

First Friday Events 
Free Gallery openings, live music at various venues, restaurant specials throughout downtown
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“Unsung, The Story of Otis Redding” film screening at 2 & 6 p.m., Free
Historic Douglass Theatre

Saturday, September 10

Otis Redding Photography Exhibit, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $5/person
Tubman African American Museum

Otis Redding Day in Gray, 3 p.m., Free
Otis Redding marker, Corner of US Hwy 129 and Georgia Hwy 11

City of Gray proclaims September 10 Otis Redding Day near Redding’s beloved Big O Ranch

“A Picnic Under the Stars with Otis Redding” vintage films, screening,  9 p.m., Free
Coleman Hill

Bring a picnic, blankets and chairs for an evening not to forget. Films include: 

Stax/Volt Revue Live In Norway (1967)
Dreams To Remember: The Legacy of Otis Redding (2007)
Live at Monterey Pop Festival (1967)

Presented by Bragg Jam Music & Arts Festival and the Macon Film Festival
 

Sunday, September 11

Second Sunday with The Hank Wonder Trio, 6 p.m., Free
Coleman Hill

Presented by Bragg Jam Music & Arts Festival

An Evening of Respect musical tribute concert, 7 p.m.
Macon City Auditorium

Featuring the reunion of The Reddings: Dexter Redding, Otis Redding, III, & Mark Lockett 
with musical performances by:
St. Paul And The Broken Bones
Eddie Floyd
Steve Cropper
Chuck Leavell
Robert McDuffie
& other surprise musical guests 

Complete information and tickets: www.otisreddingfoundation.org

Continuing the celebration…

October 1-30
Lane Southern Orchards Corn Maze Play Dayz, Wednesdays-Sundays, noon-6 p.m.
A six-acre portrait of Otis Redding, Celebrating 75 years of his legacy and the year of Georgia Music

 

posted 05/01/2017 in Community, Events, Trending Now
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