Fun and Interesting Events in Middle Georgia this Week (4/25 - 5/1)


This large, expressive turtle can be found in the beautiful garden next to the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon (Photographer Nate Weeks)

There will be many free, live music performances, shows, and plenty more to do this week in middle Georgia. Mercer University's Townsend School of music will present multiple free concerts this week and the Macon-Mercer Symphony Orchestra will finish out their inaugural season at The Grand Opera House on Monday night. 

Monday, April 25th

Walk With a Doc: Just Walk! at Central City Park in Macon (5:30 - 7 p.m.)

The Southern Center for Choice Theory, LLC and HamTECH Solutions invites the public to join others as well as "local mental and/or physical health and wellness professional(s)" for a walk in the park to promote health and wellness. Central City Park is located at 115 Willie Smokie Glover Drive in Macon.

Walking is an effective way to get exercise and improve your health (Photo courtesy of

Macon-Mercer Symphony Orchestra at The Grand Opera House in Macon (7:30 - 9:30 p.m.)

The Grand Opera House, Robert McDuffie Center for Strings, and Mercer University - Townsend School of Music presents a concert to end the Macon-Mercer Symphony Orchestra's inaugural season. It won't surprise many that Beethoven's music will play a big part in this concert with Ward Stare as the conductor. More surprising is that Bob Lennon, a hip-hop artist with roots in Macon, will perform his song "Don't You Look at Me". Tickets start at $20 for adults and are free with any valid student ID. The Grand Opera House is located at 651 Mulberry Street in Macon.

Tuesday, April 26th

Mercer Jazz Combo Concert in Macon (7:30 - 8:30 p.m.)

Mercer University - Townsend School of Music presents conductor Dr. Monty Cole and the students of the Mercer Jazz Combo performing music from the likes of Grover Washington Jr., Spyro Gyra, and Joseph Zawinul. This performance takes place in Neva Langley Fickling Hall in the McCorkle Music Building on Mercer's Macon Campus located at 1501–1545 Mercer Terrace in Macon.

Therapy Open Jam at JBA in Macon (9 p.m. - 1 a.m.)

Every Tuesday JBA and Downtown Macon hosts an open jam. You are invited to bring your own instruments and share the stage with other middle Georgia musicians. JBA is located at 499 MLK Jr. Boulevard in Macon.

Thursday, April 28th

Festive Flutes in Macon (7:30 - 9 p.m.)

The Mercer University - Townsend School of Music and conductor Kelly Via presents an concert to celebrate the "sounds of spring". This performance takes place in Neva Langley Fickling Hall in the McCorkle Music Building on Mercer's Macon Campus located at 1501–1545 Mercer Terrace in Macon.

Friday, April 29th

Fired Works 2022 in Macon (1o a.m. - 4 p.m.)

This Macon Arts Alliance (MAA) presents their annual pottery show which ends this weekend. This event is hailed at the "largest exhibit of functional and sculptural pottery" in Georgia, according to MAA. This event takes place in the Round Building at Central City Parklocated at 115 Willie Glover Drive in Macon.

Fired Works 2022 takes place every day this week at Central City Park (Photo courtesy of Macon Arts Alliance)

2nd Annual Blackshear Ferry Spring Vintage Market in Dublin (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

The Blackshear Ferry Vintage Market is described at a "true vintage antique market" with multiple middle Georgia vendors. The Blackshear Ferry Spring Vintage Market is two day event and will also take place on Saturday at 1309 Blackshear Ferry Road W in Dublin.

Saturday, April 30th

Just Tap'd Craft Beer Festival in Macon (1 - 5 p.m.)

Just Tap'd presents their 6th Annual Craft Beer Festival in downtown Macon with live music, food, and of course plenty of drinks. There will be yard games like corn hole for some competitive fun. Attendees 21 and older will be able to purchase beer tasting tickets. This event takes place at Just Tap'd located at 488 1st Street in Macon.

Autism Rocks Music Fest in Macon (3 p.m.)

Central Georgia Autism and the Museum of Arts and Sciences invites the public to a music festival that raises money for a good cause during April, which is Autism Acceptance Month. There will be three bands performing as well as a silent auction, food trucks, and drink vendors. Tickets for this event are $20 for adults and free for children. Museum of Arts and Sciences is located at 4182 Forsyth Road in Macon.

Sunday, May 1st

GABBA PRESENTS at The Big House in Macon (1 - 6 p.m.)

This free musical entertainment event is presented by Lisa Meyer and GABBA - The Georgia Allman Brothers Band Association. Cash's Juke Joint, BAS, and Headstrings (featuring Scott Baston) will perform at The Big House. Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs and coolers. The Big House is located at 2321 Vineville Avenue in Macon.


This video shows Moonshine Still performing in 2003's Turtle Jam: Moonshine Still will perform a reunion show on June 25th at The Society Garden

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