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September 2017

Downtown Challenge Grant Application Deadline

September 15

This three-year program will fund the best ideas to transform downtown Macon. The goal is to make Macon a place that can grow with grace, build upon its good bones, dance to its local rhythm, care for its heart, and coordinate and focus for maximum impact. Businesses, non-profit organizations, government entities, and individuals may apply to the challenge. The Downtown Challenge Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, was made possible by the Peyton Anderson Foundation and the John…

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Ocmulgee Indian Celebration

September 16 - September 17
Ocmulgee National Monument, 1027 Emery Highway
Macon, GA 31217 United States
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One of the largest Native American gatherings in the Southeast as more than 200 craftsmen, dancers, storytellers, living history demonstrators and others with ties to the region return to Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon, Georgia. Named one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society, the Ocmulgee Indian Celebration shares this vital piece of American history with some 17,000+ guests to the monument each year, allowing new generations to understand the Native American heritage, arts,…

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Project Giving’s “Retro Night Glow”

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Northway Church, 5915 Zebulon Rd
Macon, GA 31210 United States
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Come RUN & PLAY with us under the stars with thousands of glowy thinga-ma-bobbies & people EV-ER-Y-WHERE! It's the 8th Annual Project Giving "Retro Night Glow" 5K/10K/1 Mile Fun Run, 80's Concert, Kids' Fest, & Black Light Dance Party. From 6-10 p.m. the entire family can enjoy The dynamic 80's band, "The Fabulous Boomer Band." A huge Kids' Fest including LARGE inflatables, GIGANTIC obstacle course, BIG slides, choo-choo train, sports games, face painting, snow cones, & many other activities! Wristbands…

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Riverkeeper Rendevous

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Amerson River Park, 2551 North Pierce Drive
Macon, GA 31204 United States
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6-10 p.m. A gala celebration of the Ocmulgee River. Individual Tickets $50 and features a Georgia seafood feast, low country boil, blue crabs, Quahog Clams and more. Silent auction, music by Blue Sky Blue and a Kudu Grill Raffle! The Altamaha Riverkeeper is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of Georgia's largest river system- including the Ocmulgee, Oconee, Ohoopee, and Altamaha Rivers and Georgia's southern Golden Isles. Seeking to protect and preserve healthy swimmable, fishable, drinkable waters for our communities…

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Corks & Canvas

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
567 Center for Renewal, 456 First Street
Macon, GA United States
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Bring a bottle of your favorite wine or other beverage to sip on, bring a friend, and learn to create an 11 x 14 painting. No painting experience required. An artist will guide you through the steps. $28 includes all materials for the class (except the wine), and the class lasts 2 and 1/2 hours. Space is limited. To register, call (478) 238-6051. 456 1st Street

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GABBAfest 2017

September 22 - September 24

Celebrating 25 Years of GABBA Dedicated to Our Brothers, September 22-24 - Macon, Georgia Purchase a nightly pass or weekend lanyard good for all events! Friday Night at the Douglass Theatre: Lefty Collins & the No Mercy Band, Royal Johnson with special guests Paul Hornsby & Benny Mobley. Aftershow at Grant's Lounge with Dirty Uncle Bob. Saturday Night at the Douglass Theatre: The Freight Train with special guests Cody & Luther Dickinson and Vaylor & Melody Trucks, Kunio Kishida and…

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Betty Cantrell CD Release Concert

September 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second Street
Downtown Macon, 31201
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Presented by Cox Capitol Theatre. Concert starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15. Betty is currently recording more songs for the release of her first country music solo EP debuting September 22, 2017.  With Betty being a student at Mercer University, she also has the distinguished honor to be one of the first artists to record in the Mercer Music at Capricorn Studio in Macon, GA with her recording of Georgia On My Mind.

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Thin Mint Throwdown

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Rd
Macon, GA 31201 United States
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Presented by Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia at Wesleyan College. Chefs from Tommy's Bakery & Cafe and Piedmont Brewery & Kitchen face off in a Girl Scout Cookie dessert contest at this fundrasing dinner and auction in support of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. Cocktail Hour- 6:00 - 7:00 pm Dinner and Program- 7:00 p.m. $75 per person. For more info: (478)  239-4899.

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The Georgia Brass Band Presented by The Townsend School of Music

September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Neva Langley Fickling Hall, Mercer University + Google Map

7:30 p.m. (Fickling Recital Hall) Since its founding in 1999, the Georgia Brass Band has performed at concert halls, churches, and colleges throughout the southeast. Like most brass bands in the United States, the Georgia Brass Band is made up of a dedicated group of volunteer musicians from all walks of life. Members are selected by audition and travel from all over the Metro Atlanta area to rehearse and perform with the band. Admission is $10; free with student ID.

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Fabian Concert Series Presents “Dvorak Viola Quintet in E Flat Major, Op. 97”

September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Neva Langley Fickling Hall, Mercer University + Google Map

Townsend School of Music brings world-class musicians to this yearly concert series. 7:30 p.m. Fickling Recital Hall. Rebecca Albers, viola Lawrence Dutton, viola Annie Fullard, violin Paul Watkins, cello Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin Elizabeth Pridgen, piano Center Faculty and Emerson String Quartet violist Lawrence Dutton brings the quartet's newest member, cellist Paul Watkins, to the Center for a once-in-a-lifetime performance of Dvorak's Viola Quintet. Tickets are $15 per person/ Free with Mercer ID/ Free with any valid student ID. Purchase…

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