Introducing the New JBA on Cherry Street


JBA is now located across the street from The Hummingbird in the building that once house the Thirsty Turtle (Photographer Nate Weeks)

JBA opened the doors of their brand new Cherry Street location on Friday, March 25th and those who experienced the venue on the corner are certainly in for a surprise.

Some of the first patrons to experience the new JBA on Friday included famed musician Newton Collier and music publisher, writer, and attorney Tim Griggs.

Everyone there moments after the front doors were unlocked shared a sense of awe at the impressive amount of space, the two stages for the talented musicians JBA is known for hosting, the multiple bars (each with their own distinct and pleasing aesthetic), multiple classy bathrooms, and more.

Here are some of the views patrons at the new JBA will be able to enjoy the next time they come  to hang out or listen to live music in Downtown Macon.

The long hallway at the new JBA has a surprising number of disco balls hanging overhead (Photographer Nate Weeks)
Distinctive lights built into one bar help create a very classy ambiance (Photographer Nate Weeks)

Many walls at JBA are now covered with creative and colorful art based on symbols from tarot cards, which have been around since the mid-15th century and were first used to play games.

Colorful works of art like these cover multiple wall as the new JBA (Photographer Nate Weeks)

Finally, for those who like to play competitive games while hanging out and listening to music, there is a large room with multiple dart boards, pool tables, and even its own bar.

The dart boards at the new JBA were in pristine condition soon after the doors were opened (Photographer Nate Weeks)

More News from Macon
JBA manager Seth Brown captured shortly after the historic moment when JBA's open sign was turned on and they officially opened for business (Photographer Nate Weeks)
A table with signatures from hundreds of patrons at the JBA on the corner hangs in a prominent position in the lobby of the new JBA (Photographer Nate Weeks)
Younger readers might not recognize what these rectangular objects with holes in them are that make up artwork in the lobby of the new JBA (Photographer Nate Weeks)
I'm interested
I disagree with this
This is unverified