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Celebrate Summer Love with Macon Pops


Fans from across the Southern region will soon enjoy the first concert of the 2016 – 2017 Season from Macon Pops. Songs of Summer’ will take place on campus at Middle Georgia State University on Friday, August 26, behind the Wellness Center. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and will feature summer songs with music from the Beach Boys, The Beatles, Seals & Crofts, Kenny Chesney, Katy Perry and more.

“We've always wanted to do an outdoor concert and the lawn behind the Wellness Center on the beautiful Middle Georgia State University will serve as the perfect setting for ‘Songs of Summer,’ explains Steve Moretti, the co-founder and president of Macon Pops. “So [fans] should bring their blankets, chairs, picnic baskets and the family to enjoy a fun evening as we open our fourth season.”

The upcoming concert will feature Kevin Spencer, who is with the Kristian Bush (from Sugarland) Band and Abbey Henry, who is a Mercer Senior. More surprises are in store for attendees during the performance.

Macon Pops brings a high quality production coupled with popular music performances to a wide audience and works to partner with local organizations and educational institutions in Middle Georgia. The concept of Macon Pops was developed in Macon and has been a huge hit since its inception three years ago.

“Music is at the very heart of who we are in Middle Georgia, and we are delighted to partner with the Macon Pops,” says Dr. Christopher Blake, president of Middle Georgia State University. “As educators and stewards of the public trust, we are committed to increasing awareness of and accessibility to the arts in our region. We welcome the Macon Pops onto our beautiful Macon campus and look forward to sharing an evening of music with the Middle Georgia State University community and the broader community as a whole.”

About Macon Pops
The mission of Macon Pops is to bring the highest quality production and performance of popular music to a broader audience than found at traditional symphonic concerts. This concert series blends classical instruments with pop culture music. Macon Pops’ unique approach is more than just its innovative musical style, nightclub style venue, and fabulous food and drinks.  The musical group showcases an orchestra of accomplished studio and symphonic musicians that encourages an interest in the musical arts for people of diverse ages and backgrounds.
For more information on Macon Pops, visit http://www.maconpops.com

About Middle Georgia State University
What is now Middle Georgia State University was created in 2013 under the direction of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. It was among the first of new institutions resulting from mergers intended to boost the efficiency and accessibility of higher education to the citizens of Georgia. Building on the considerable strengths and legacies of two former institutions, Middle Georgia State University is a powerful force for economic, social and cultural growth. With five campuses and many programs online, Middle Georgia State is among the region’s top producers of bachelor's degree graduates. The University offers quality bachelor’s degrees in today’s most sought-after fields, including Business, Health Sciences, Information
Technology, New Media, Education and more. In January 2016, the University began offering graduate degrees in Nursing and Information Technology. Other master’s degree programs are in the planning stages. Middle Georgia State's five brick-and-mortar campuses are in Macon, Cochran, Dublin, Eastman and Warner Robins, giving the institution a wide physical reach.  Each campus offers vibrant student life opportunities that extend learning and experiences beyond the classroom. Residence life is offered on three campuses - Macon, Cochran and Eastman. Eight sports teams compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The University offers a residential dual-enrollment program for high school students called The Georgia Academy and is home to the state’s only public School of Aviation.
For more information on Middle Georgia State University, visit www.mga.edu