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Events in Macon July 11 – 17

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The members of Gray City Limits, a band of young musicians from Gray, Georgia.

July means music in Macon with the Bragg Jam Festival just around the corner. This week there are lots of opportunities to get a head start on your groove with some other musical offerings, plus art, film, baseball and a road trip!

Thursday, July 11 

Songwriter, Poet & Performer 

Kevn Kinney is widely known as founder and frontman of Atlanta-based rock band Drivin N Cryin, but he’s collaborated with Warren Haynes, REM, The Who, John Popper, and others.  In the fall of 2023, the first part of “Let’s Go Dancin’: A Compilation Celebrating The Songs Of Kevn Kinney” released. The four-album vinyl series features more than 100 digital recorded titles celebrating Kinney, with tracks from Jason Isbell, Violent Femmes, Shovels & Rope, Mike Farris, Great Peacock and dozens more. 

7:30 p.m.; $35 tickets available here; Capricorn Sound Studios and Museum, 530 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, 31201. 


 Friday, July 12 

They may be young, but they will rock the house! 

Gray City Limits is a band composed of young musicians from Gray, GA. They’re up-and-comers who take center stage with confidence. They’re bringing their sound to Macon’s Society Garden, so pack up the family and come enjoy a night of fun.  

7:30 p.m.; free; Society Garden, 2389 Ingleside Ave, 31204 


Saturday, July 13 

Join the Groove Train  

Yo, party people! Here’s your chance to put on your best 70’s attire and hustle on down to one of Macon’s most lauded listening rooms for an evening of love, peace and soul at the Players Ball, featuring DJ Phi.  

9 p.m.; $15 in the door, for tables or sections reservations call (478) 370-8633; Serenity Entertainment Complex, 427 Poplar St Suite A, 31201 


Sunday, July 14 

Take it Slow 

“A supremely confident piece of filmmaking that negotiates the tricky terrain of non-typical sexualities with sensitivity, humour and a refreshing lightness of touch.” — Screen International 

Slow, Marija Kavtaradze’s second feature film, tells the story of two people falling in love in their own way.  Elena and Dovydas instantly connect and their relationship quickly deepens, but when things get physical it gets complicated because Davydas is asexual. The pair navigate new territory, challenging the stereotypes of what it means to be in love.  

Showings at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. with discussion following the matinee; $5; Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, 31201 


Monday, July 15   

A little sand between the toes takes away the woes  

 You won’t get sandy, but you will get those beach vibes in the watercolor class at Farmhouse Fibers. No stress, lean back and relax —  the image is pre-drawn and all materials are provided for a set of beach paintings.  

6:30 p.m.; $35 for a 5×7 painting and matching bookmark; payment must be made to secure your spot in the limited-seating class and they accept cash app ($BrandiStanovich), Venmo (@BrandiByromArt), PayPal ([email protected]), and Zelle (BrandiByromArt); Farmhouse Fibers, 380 Forest Hill Rd, 31210. 


Tuesday, July 16 

America’s National Pastime

What will happen when the Macon Bacon (currently 13-20) meet the Asheboro Zookeepers (17-17)?  Can the Bacon cook the Zookeepers? Will the Zookeepers lock up the Bacon?  Find out when they face off at at Luther Williams Field.  

7 p.m.; single tickets $15 – $30, but ticket packages including unlimited food and drink are available; Luther Williams Field, Willie Smokie Glover Drive, 31201. 


Wednesday, July 17 

Macon Music Review  

Macon Music Revue features a cast of respected local musicians performing a curated playlist of hits and deep cuts by Macon icons Little Richard, Otis Redding, the Allman Brothers Band and Johnny Jenkins. The band also nods heavily to Capricorn-associated artists like Wet Willie, Marshall Tucker Band, Elvin Bishop, Delaney & Bonnie, Delbert McClinton and more.  

7:30 p.m.; $10 plus service fee, buy ticket here; Grants Lounge, 576 Poplar Street, 31201. 


Hop, Skip and a Jump (Friday July 12 & Saturday July 13)

Raccoon Creek Bluegrass Festival  

It’s the 50th year for this festival, where you can enjoy two days of live music, camping, BBQ and other family-friendly activities in Dallas, GA. This year’s lineup includes Darin and Brooke Aldridge, Edgar Loudermilk Band, Retro 78 and a full slate of others.  

Friday 7/12 and Saturday 7/13; Friday- $25; Saturday- $35; Weekend- $50; Camping/RV – $100 for the weekend (contact Kale Hansen for camping reservations (770) 262-3205); Tickets can be bought at the gate; Location: 332 Music Park Path, Dallas, 30132.  


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