A Guide to Macon's Weekend Music Scene
There will be plenty of talented musicians performing on stages all around town in the next few days, including DJ Carlos kicking off the Memorial Day weekend with Freedom Friday at The Crazy Bull and Macon Pops performing at the Hawaiian Swing Revisited on Saturday. The following are just a small selection of some of the live music performances taking place this weekend in Macon.
FRIDAY, MAY 26
DJ CARLOS PLAYS FREEDOM FRIDAY AT THE CRAZY BULL (8:30 P.M.)
DJ Carlos Ramos will be spinning at Freedom Friday to start off the Memorial Day weekend and the patrons at Crazy Bull will be celebrating our freedoms until early in the morning on Saturday.
KEITH WILLIAMS AT 20’S PUB (9 P.M.)
Keith Williams is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter who will be performing at 20’s Pub Friday night. 20’s Pub does not have a cover charge.
MAY KARAOKE AT REBOOT (9 p.m.)
Reboot Retrocade & Bar will host an evening of karaoke presented by Talk Nerdy to Me Friday night. This song filled event is free and for patrons 18 and older.
SOLID COUNTRY GOLD AT GRANT’S LOUNGE (9 P.M.)
Solid Country Gold Review will perform at historic Grant’s Lounge Friday night. They will play 90’s hits as well as classic country music. General Admission tickets cost $10.
CANCELLED: MATT MCMILLAN & THE CITY LIMITS AT BILLY’S CLUBHOUSE (10 P.M.)
Matt McMillan & The City Limits return to Billy’s Clubhouse to perform popular country and classic rock songs this Friday evening. McMillan was born in Rochelle, Georgia and attended Mercer University as a law student before deciding that music was his true calling. Billy’s Clubhouse does not have a cover charge.
SATURDAY, MAY 27
MACON POPS’ HAWAIIAN SWING REVISITED AT MUSEUM OF ARTS AND SCIENCES (4 - 7 P.M.)
Hawaiian Swing Revisited will celebrate the legacy of The Big Kahuna and The Copa Cat Pack Saturday evening. In addition to the neo-swing music, there will also be Hawaiian food from Satterfields and drinks from JBA and Kona Ice. The event starts at 4 p.m. and Macon Pops start playing at 6 p.m. General Admission tickets for adults cost $25 and $10 for children 10 and under.
THE GARRETT COLLINS PROJECT AT AMICI MACON (8 P.M.)
The Garrett Collins Project will perform on the roof of Amici Macon this Saturday evening. This band based out of Atlanta describes themselves as a “funky blues based rock power trio”. Amici Macon is located on the campus of Mercer University, does not have a cover charge and is a restaurant known for their wings, pizzas, and pastas.
FREE LANCE RUCKUS AT THE SOCIETY GARDEN (8:30 P.M.)
Free Lance Ruckus is an alternative Americana rock band from Middle Georgia who will performing covers as well as original songs at The Society Garden on Saturday. The Society Garden charges a cover that helps support the performers.
THE SHADY RECRUITS AT GRANT’S LOUNGE (9 P.M.)
The Shady Recruits is a band based out of Greenville, South Carolina that plays jazz and funk music inspired by the musicians like Frank Zappa, Steely Dan, and Parliament-Funkadelic. General Admission tickets cost $10.
SOUTHBOUND MOJO AT THE HUMMINGBIRD (10 P.M.)
Southbound Mojo is a band from Macon that plays country and rock covers. The Hummingbird Stage and Taproom has a $5 cover charge.
Southbound Mojo's "Please Come Home"
THE PAINTERS AT BILLY’S CLUBHOUSE (10 P.M.)
The Painters are a funk rock band from Statesboro and Laurens County who will be performing at North Macon’s Billy’s Clubhouse this Saturday evening. Billy’s Clubhouse does not have a cover charge.
SUNDAY, MAY 28
ALPHONSO THOMAS AND MOMENTS NOTICE PLAY JAZZ IN THE COURTYARD AT THE DOUGLASS THEATRE (7 P.M.)
Alphonso Thomas and Moments Notice will play the first concert of The Douglass Theatre’s summer Jazz in the Courtyard concert series. This band is based out of Warner Robins and they play smooth jazz, funk, and rhythm and blues. The Jazz in the Courtyard concerts are free to attend.
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