Live Music and Entertainment in Macon this Week


Magnolia Moon performing at The Society Garden's Festival of Darkness last year (Photographer Nate Weeks)

There are many fantastic venues in Macon where you can usually enjoy some kind of live music and entertainment. This article features just a few of the events taking place this week in Macon.

Thursday, November 3rd

Black Jacket Bandolier at Grant's Lounge (9 p.m.)

Black Jacket Bandolier is a five piece Rock 'n Roll band from Macon who play "classic to modern blues, rock, and funk" music. They have performed at Grant's Lounge previously including with singer Rachel Forehand.

Tickets cost $10 and Grant's Lounge is located at 576 Poplar Street.

Friday, November 4th

Church on a Friday with Lord D'Andre and Friends at JBA (9 p.m.)

Lord D'Andre is just one of the talented rappers/musicians performing at this concert on Friday. Special guests at Church on a Friday include Quancico Ca$h, Bob Lennon, Macadocious, Gabriel Aurett, G Monet, African Americana, and DJ B3.

JBA is located at 499 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Joshua Ray Walker at Grant's Lounge (9 p.m.)

Joshua Ray Walker is not your typical country music singer. An article in Rolling Stone compared his voice to Dwight Yoakam's but the subject matter of his songs are distinctly his own, ranging from boat-show models to more serious matters.

Tickets cost $15 and Grant's Lounge is located at 576 Poplar Street.

Swain at A Brook Haven Lounge (9 p.m.)

Swain will perform a mix of country, rock, and soul at this show on Friday night.

There is no cover charge but if you are interested in attending you can RSVP at (478) 259-6759: the dress code for this show is casual dress. A Brooke Haven Lounge is located at 401 Cherry Street, Suite 101.

Dirty Sound Professors at The Hummingbird Stage and Taproom (10 p.m. - 2 a.m.)

The Dirty Sound Professors play their own music as well as some of the Rock 'n Roll hits everyone knows. This concert is a part of Downtown Macon's many November First Friday events.

Tickets cost $5 at the door and The Hummingbird is located at 430 Cherry Street.

Saturday, November 5th

The Festival of Darkness with Magnolia Moon at The Society Garden (7 - 11:59 p.m.)

Local favorites Magnolia Moon will perform a mix of their original music along with some of Black Sabbath's music. There will also be fire breathers, contortionists, and a daredevil who will spin on a wheel as knives are thrown at her.

The Festival of Darkness is a popular annual event for The Society Garden that coincides with Samhain, a Gaelic festival that celebrates those who have passed on as well as the end of harvest season and the beginning of the 'dark' half of the year. 

Tickets cost $15 and The Society Garden is located at 2389 Ingleside Avenue.

One of the talented fire breathers from last years Festival of Darkness (Photographer Nate Weeks)

Mercer OUTlaw Drag Show with The Tribe at JBA (7 p.m.)

This drag show will benefit the Mercer Crisis Line and Safe House and will feature the hard working performers of The Tribe as well as specialty drinks.

JBA is located at 499 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Larry Fleet at Hargray Capitol Theatre (8 p.m.)

Larry Fleet is a country music singer and songwriter from Tennessee whose music is also influenced by artists like Marvin Gaye. One of Fleet's most popular songs is "Where I Find God".

Tickets for the concert cost $25 for general admission and $35 for balcony seats and they can be purchased on the venue's website. Hargray Capitol Theatre is is located at 283 Second Street.

9th Annual Roots Rock Showcase at The Hummingbird (8 p.m. - 2 a.m.)

The Root Rock Showcase will feature Georgia bands The Shade Trees, Shy Company, Redhead Magic, and Pearl Bottom Radio.

Tickets cost $5 at the door and The Hummingbird is located at 430 Cherry Street.

Marie Ortiz at Grant's Lounge (9 p.m.)

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Marie Ortiz performs all over Middle Georgia. She recently released "Don't Got My Love Short"at the end of October.

Tickets cost $10 and Grant's Lounge is located at 576 Poplar Street.

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