"I'm so sad.  I wish it was Monday instead." - Said no one in history EVER!

It's the last weekend in September. We don't really know what that means for y'all, but for us it means catching the Georgia game, listening to some live music, and being efficiently unproductive.  There's food, there's music, there's beer, and there's bucket loads of culture. What more could you want in a middle Georgia weekend?


Grand Opening

Friday 9/25 10:00-6:00       Ribbon Cutting @ 2:30
Saturday 9/26 9:00-4:00

The Grand Opening celebration will have lots of delicious food, games, prizes & giveaways!  Be one of the first 15 people in the door on Friday or Saturday to receive a free jar of local honey!

Dirt Farmers Marketplace is a locally owned and operated specialty store in the heart of Georgia. We showcase local, organic, and artisan goods.  The Dirt Farmer's goal is to make wholesome, organic, and local food readily available to everyone. Food that is not sold in our store will be provided to local organizations such as churches and our neighborhood fire department.  Food from Wisham Jellies, Propper Pepper Pimento Cheese and Rocking Chair Ranch will be on hand for the event.  All day tastings will be available.  Also, enter to win a Georgia Grown goodie basket.

Sip and Shop - WEAR. Your dollar makes change

Wear is hosting a special 'Sip & Shop' with our volunteer, Erma Shinholster, this Friday! Stop in, & shop, while enjoying light refreshments, wine, & soda. Encourage, and enjoy the encouragement, of others to try on 'that dress' just to see how it looks!

FYI, you'll look great.

*Save 10% on your total with a flyer (you can pick one up in store), or by using the code "Erma". See you there.

Presented by the Allman Brothers Band Association

Since the early 90's, Allman Brothers fans have united in Macon to celebrate their favorite band during GABBAfest. They all hang out, hear great live music, buy and sell collector's items and memorabilia, visit the Big House, Rose Hill Cemetery, and just generally drink in the vibes of the place where the ABB lived and played their early years.  Fans travel from as far as Finland to hear the outstanding bands, participate in jams, plant trees, and generally bask in the brotherly shadow of the Allman Brothers Band. GABBAfest holds something for everyone and this year will be no exception.

Friday night features Lamar Williams, Jr., son of the late Allman Brothers bass player Lamar Williams. Dirty Uncle Bob from Statesboro, Georgia opens. The Georgia Songbird E.G. Kight, 2015 nominee for the Koko Taylor award by the Blues Foundation, is set to drop in for a special guest appearance with Dirty Uncle Bob.

Official After - Party at historic Grant's Lounge
Immediately following the GABBA Festival headliner, Lamar Williams Jr. (11/11:30ish)
$5 cover - Only $3 with GABBA LAMINATE featuring Royal Johnson and Mr. Robert Lee Coleman

Kunio Playing free Concert at Gallery West
Gallery West
447 Third Street, Macon, GA 31201

Gallery West welcomes GABBA members and Macon music fans to a special concert Friday, September 25 - 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Japanese guitar master Kunio will be playing at Gallery West, 447 Third St., Macon. Beverages and light snacks will be served. The first 10 people attending will get a free Paul Thorn CD and ticket to the Paul Thorn concert at the Cox Capitol Theatre on Oct.2.

Free event open to the public.

Moonhanger Presents  Drivin-N-Cryin @ The Cox Capital Theater

With Special Guests - The Saint Francis Band

It’s the 30th anniversary for the Atlanta hard rockers, who released their debut, “Scarred But Smarter,” on the local-rooted 688 Records and were fixtures at the defunct alt-punk 688 Club on Spring Street in Atlanta Georgia.  Be sure to check out Drivin-N-Cryin this Friday before they head to Atlanta to be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, Saturday September 26th. 

"The Diary Of Anne Frank"
Perry Players, 909 Main St, Perry, GA

In this transcendently powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne's voice shines through: "When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death!" This is a new adaptation for a new generation.

Evening shows start at 7:30PM and Sunday Matinees start at 2:30PM.
The Box Office opens at 7:00PM and at 2:00PM.

The theater seats 179 people, and every seat in the house is great!  Our performances have become extremely popular, so we recommend making reservations.  Our reservation line is 478-987-5354 where you can leave your reservation on voice-mail.  Or you can email your reservation to us using the reservation form on the webpage.


Watch Georgia Football at Macon Beer Company

It's a BYE weekend for Mercer Football, but the University of Georgia is playing Southern this Saturday.  According to ESPN, the main attraction in the Georgia vs. Southern game just might be halftime show.  Georgia will likely beat Southern on Saturday, but the Bulldogs don't stand a chance at halftime when the Jaguars' 'Human Jukebox' band takes over.  Why not head downtown and watch this weekend's SEC teams battle it out on the flat screens at Macon Beer Company?

Susan G. Komen Central Georgia Race For The Cure
Mercer University

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created.  The annual event raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.

This Race is unique in the fact that 100% of the net proceeds are allocated to our mission. 75% of the net income stays in the Central Georgia service area to help fund local programs offering breast health education, breast cancer screening and treatment. The remaining 25% of the net income supports the Susan G. Komen® research fund.  Participate in the Annual Susan G. Komen Central Georiga Race for the Cure® and show everyone you support the women and men of Central Georgia and their fight against breast cancer. 

7:00a-8:30a Registration and Expo Opens (Race Day Sign Up)

Macon Has Talent Dinner Show
Dinner begins at 5:30p - Show starts at 6:30p

The public is invited to the 2nd annual Macon Has Talent Dinner Show.  Last year was a huge success.  It is extremely important that you buy your tickets early as we are limited on the amount of tickets that can be sold, and tickets that include dinner will NOT be sold at the door - show only will.  An amazing cast of actors, comedians, & musicians from our local theater community have joined together to help raise funds to buy a cage-free, no-kill cat shelter for our local cat rescue, Kitty City Cat Rescue, formerly known as Macon Purrs N Paws.  The show promises a fun-filled evening of skits from the 60’s and 70’s.

For tickets call Pam at (478) 550-8491. If you can not attend, please consider making a donation to the fundraiser by mailing a check to MPNP Building Fund at 241 Bass Rd. Macon, GA 31210 or use a credit card through paypal at email: [email protected]

Abbey Road Live @ The Cox Capital Theater

Since 2002, Abbey Road LIVE! has been rocking the music of the Beatles at clubs, theatres, festivals, and private events. Initially a tribute to the monumental "Abbey Road" album, the band has expanded its scope to include more than 100 Beatles tunes, from all eras of the Fab Four's career. The band specializes in complete, start-to-finish album performances of masterpieces such as "Abbey Road,""Magical Mystery Tour," "Rubber Soul," "Revolver" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band."

Abbey Road LIVE! is not your typical Beatle look-alike tribute act; don't expect mop-top haircuts and vintage Rickenbacker guitars. Rather, this show is about bringing to life some of the more mature and complex Beatles material in a raw & spirited fashion, while remaining true to the original recordings. Combining attention to detail with a creative exuberance, the band always delights its audiences with its diverse repertoire of hits and more obscure favorites.

Doors open at 7:00 pm - Show starts at 8:00 pm

Wesleyan Market

Front Campus of Wesleyan College,
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210

Held monthly, this fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and crafts. Music, fun & educational events also offered. Free and open to the public. Market opens at 9 am.  For more information, call (478) 757-5233

2015 Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Show

Rub Elbows and Walk the Red Carpet with Some of Music's Greats at the 2015 Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards.

2015 GMHF Inductees include Gregg Allman, John & Jane Barbe, Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, John Huie, Sam Moore, Monica Pearson among others.

The awards will be televised live across the state of Georgia by GPB (Georgia Public Broadcasting) and will showcase Georgia’s broad spectrum of talent in one magical evening. The evening will begin with a VIP Red Carpet and Governor’s Reception, a seated Gala Dinner, followed by the main event filled with tributes, salutes and exclusive performances, and presentation of the highly anticipated GEORGY™ Award. Posthumous inductees honored this year include: Philip Walden, Jr., Tim Wilson and Sonny Limbaugh.  The Georgia World Congress Center will be home to the 37th Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Show on September 26, 2015. The show will take place in the beautiful Georgia Ballroom.


Hiking For Health
Ocmulgee National Monument

Join a ranger on a guided fitness walk of 2 1/2 miles for adults, Sunday, Tuesday, & Thursdays at 9:30am.  Check-in at the Vistors Center, and the walk begins at the Parking Area for The Great Temple Mound.  Bring water and comfortable waking shoes.

Every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday (9:30am) in August and most in September (excluding Ocmulgee Indian Celebration dates 18th-20th).

The Allman Brothers Band Museum @ The Big House
Presents Live in the Backyard - OTIS - Current Artist in Residence

Kunio Kishida, 68-75 and Otis will play a free show September 27th.

This is our final Last Sunday @ The Big House in 2015.  Bring your blanket or lawn chair and listen to some great rock-n-roll in the back yard.  Otis is returning for their final show in a 3 show run.  Both 68-75 Kunio Kishida making their Big House debut. Don’t miss this show!  Show starts at 2 p.m.

Kunio Kishida is a musician and guitar collector form Japan.  Many fans know Kunio from his visit to NYC and The Beacon Theatre,  This will be Kunio’s first appearance at The Big House.  68-75 are from Atlanta, their music is rooted in 70’s rock and influenced by bands like Free, and Humble Pie.  Don’t miss the Georgia residence when they bring their straight ahead rock and strong vocals.





posted 05/01/2017 in Community


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