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Events in Macon Aug. 24-30

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In town this week, we have dance parties and full moon floats, plus a recommendation for a road trip to a gunslinger’s grave.  

Thursday, Aug. 24

Sean McConnell at Grant’s Lounge

Singer/Songwriter Sean McConnell plays Grant’s as a part of his worldwide tour in support of his 14th album, the folk and country inspired “A Horrible Beautiful Dream.”

7 p.m.; $20 tickets available at; 560 Poplar St., 31201; (478) 746-9191;

Friday, Aug. 25

Hung Jury at Society Garden

If you like classic rock, you won’t want to miss this five-piece cover band’s show at Society Garden. The evening is a fun time for a great cause with all proceeds benefiting the Middle Georgia Access to Justice Council.

8 p.m.; Free; 2389 Ingleside Ave, 31204; (478) 508-7096;

Saturday, Aug. 26

Come on Barbie, Let’s Go Dance Party at The Capitol Theatre 

Relive the great vibes from this  summer’s blockbuster movie with an epic dance party. DJs will  spin the Barbie soundtrack and some radical ‘80s tunes, and there’s facepainting and live motion painting by Court of Miracles.  

8 p.m.; $15 tickets available at; 382 Second St, 31201; (478) 257-6391;

Sunday, Aug. 27

Ceramic Jack-O’-Lantern Workshop at StARTup Studios 

The end of August is pretty much September, which means it’s the beginning of Spooky Season! Pumpkin spice lattes start appearing on drink menus and everyone is doing fall-inspired crafts. StARTup Studios is hosting a workshop on how to make your own ceramic jack-o-lantern. StARTup provides all the materials and guidance you’ll need. Note: This class is intended for attendees 12 years and older, so the little ones will have to stay home this time. 

3:30-5:30 p.m.; $70 (participants can choose to glaze their pumpkins for an additional $10 for the kiln firing) tickets available at; 1055 Riverside Drive, 31201; (478) 254-183;

Monday, Aug. 28

See Doc Holliday’s Supposed Grave in Griffin

Doc Holliday is a legend of the Old West. Made famous in the O.K. Corral gunfight and iconic in Val Kilmer’s portrayal in “Tombstone,” Holliday was a Griffin, Georgia native who, after his time riding with Wyatt Earp, died in Colorado. The mystery picks up there. There is a theory that the Holliday family disinterred his body from Colorado and had it reburied in Griffin with the rest of the Holliday clan. The theory goes on that Holliday family decided Doc’s Griffin grave should go unmarked to stop would-be tourists. Whether or not that’s true is anyone’s guess, but in Oak Hill Cemetery, there is a plaque commemorating the possible site of Doc Holliday’s grave.

Oak Hill Cemetery, 797 Memorial Drive, Griffin, 30223

Tuesday, Aug. 29

Music Therapy Hosted by Kenny Ray Williams Band at JBA

Think of Music Therapy as an Open Mic Night for instrumentalists. Hosted by Kenny Ray Williams and his band, the event gives local musicians an opportunity to jam with a full band backing them, or use the band’s gear and play solo. 

9 p.m.; Free; 425 Cherry St., 31201;

Wednesday, Aug.30

August Full Moon Float 

Ocmulgee Outfitters’ “Full Moon Float” is a great way to see the Ocmulgee River and its animal life by the glow of the moon. In the two-hour guided tour, which starts at the Highway 83 bridge and ends at Juliette, kayaks are decorated with glow sticks so paddlers can see the river (and each other). At the end of the float, participants return to the put-in location, so no worries about how you’re going to get home. 

7:30 p.m.;  $75 single kayak, $140 tandem kayak, $150 canoe; Meet at Juliette River Park (5543 Juliette Road, 31046); (478) 733-3386;

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