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Events in Macon November 9-15

Cheyenne Hines
Stage on the main floor of Grant’s Lounge

In town this week, we have an Americana legend in the making, a 100th birthday, a free concert and so much more.

Thursday, Nov. 9

Washington Memorial Library’s 100th Birthday Celebration

The best library in the whole world (granted, we may be a bit biased here) is celebrating its 100th birthday. Washington Memorial is inviting the city for birthday cake, face painting, a photobooth and a marathon storytime. There will be live music from kid-friendly band Green Grass Green and visits from the Macon Mayhem mascot Mac and Pete the Cat.

4-6 p.m.; Free; 1180 Washington Ave., 31201; (478) 300- 6744;  

Friday, Nov. 10

Pure Prairie League at The Grand Opera House

Country rock pioneers Pure Prairie League play the Grand Opera House as a part of their 50th Anniversary Tour. The band, best known for its hits, “Aime” and “Falling In and Out of Love,”has been cited as inspirations to bands such as Nickel Creek and Wilco.  

7:30 p.m.; $25 and up tickets available at; 651 Mulberry St. 31201; (478) 301-5470;

Saturday, Nov. 11

Marcus King at the Macon City Auditorium

Marcus King has been making big waves in the world of Americana music for the last few years. His solo album “El Dorado” was nominated for a “Best Americana Album” Grammy Award. Signed by the legendary producer Rick Ruben’s American Records, King’s new album “Young Blood” is an exploration of despair and salvation, according to 

8 p.m.; $32 and up tickets available at; 415 First St., 31201; (478) 803-1593;

Sunday, Nov. 12

Second Sunday at Colman Hill

Local band “The Open Seas” takes to the concrete stage at Coleman Hill for November’s edition of the Second Sunday free concerts. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnics and on-leash pets to this open-air community concert. Parking is usually difficult to come by on Second Sunday with cars lining Coleman Hill. It’s recommended to carpool, and if you can, walk to the concert and save yourself some stress.

6-8 p.m.; Free; 285 Spring St.;

Monday. Nov. 13

Check out Sweet Eleanor’s downtown

There are some Mondays you deserve a reward for getting through. Stop by downtown’s newest restaurant, Sweet Eleanor’s, for a bit of a sugar pick-me-up. Started by the owner of The Bohemian Den, Scott Mitchell, this dessert shop has coffee, cakes, gelato, smoothies, pastries and more. 

Open daily from noon until 8-p.m.; 530 Poplar St. 31201; (478) 955-3402;

Tuesday, Nov. 14

Storytellers Presents: In the Trenches at Grant’s Lounge

Storytellers Macon explores the meaning of the phrase, “In the Trenches” at November’s event. It could mean to physically be in the trenches of war or to be deep in the battle of achieving a goal. Featured storyteller Erika Renee Land will tell the story of time spent in her own metaphorical trenches, and attendees are encouraged to sign up to share their own stories related to being in the trenches. More information is available at Storytellers Macon’s Facebook event page

6:30-8:30 p.m.; Free; 576 Poplar St., 31201

Wednesday, Nov. 15

Top 100 Pabst Blue Ribbon Ribbon Party at The Hummingbird Stage & Taproom

Pabst Blue Ribbon seems to be the drink of choice for Macon, as the local dive bar, The Hummingbird, was recently named 23rd Top Seller of Pabst Blue Ribbon in the World. To celebrate, The Hummingbird will have karaoke and PBR merchandise giveaways. 

8 p.m.; $5 cover; 430 Cherry St. 31201; (478) 741-9130; 


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