Music Festivals and Outdoor Concerts

Where Music Traditions are Found.

Opportunities abound to experience Macon’s music scene. With weather that lends itself to outdoor concerts year-round and a music heritage that inspires unique events, traditions and signature concerts, even Macon’s signature cherry blossoms are bursting with tunes. There are the ancient roots to African heritage, our very own Macon Pops Orchestra AND one of the biggest concert crawls in Georgia. These are the festivals and outdoor concerts where Macon’s music flavor and community take center stage.

Bearstock
Bearstock 1600 1000 Macon Music Trail

Bearstock

The Ultimate College Town Concert. Bearstock is Mercer University’s student-run music festival featuring a day-long line-up of local and state performers and a headlining nighttime concert with nationally recognized acts. The free concert event takes place in Macon’s Tattnall Square Park, across from Mercer’s main campus, where the community is invited and families are welcome.…

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Jazz & Arts On Riverdale
Jazz & Arts On Riverdale 1600 1000 Macon Music Trail

Jazz & Arts On Riverdale

Jazz Music’s Neighborhood Block Party. This long-standing neighborhood jazz and arts event turns the quiet residential Riverdale Drive into a vibrant, family-friendly block party for one autumn afternoon every year. Thousands attend annually to enjoy various jazz performances from student and professional musicians, both locally and nationally recognized. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair…

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Second Sunday Concert Series
Second Sunday Concert Series 1600 1000 Macon Music Trail

Second Sunday Concert Series

Sunday Concerts with a View. Combining incredible views of Downtown Macon with a community concert featuring live music from both celebrated and emerging musicians, Bragg Jam’s Second Sunday Concert Series invites everyone and anyone to this free event, every second Sunday evening of the month, from April through October. What began as a free concert…

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Macon Pops
Macon Pops 1600 1000 Macon Music Trail

Macon Pops

World-Class Hometown Orchestra Experience. Macon Pops is an innovative, high-energy music experience that pairs popular songs with the musicianship of a symphony orchestra and the musical direction of acclaimed modern musicians. Guest vocalists, exciting musical themes and special concert venues give each concert series installment a feel of being a stand-alone, one-of-a-kind musical event. Musicians…

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GABBAfest
GABBAfest 1600 1000 Macon Music Trail

GABBAfest

Macon’s Reunion of Allman Brothers Band Fans. Hosted by the Georgia Allman Brothers Band Association, GABBAfest is an annual weekend long musical festival and “Brothers and Sisters” family reunion that reunites Allman Brothers fans from all parts of the world with live music at historic music sites, visits to the Big House, history-sharing, fan fellowship…

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Cherry Blossom Festival
Cherry Blossom Festival 1600 1000 Macon Music Trail

Cherry Blossom Festival

Live Music at the Pinkest Party on Earth. Macon is the self-proclaimed pinkest place on Earth each spring when at least 350,000 Yoshino Cherry trees bloom to brilliance, but the 10-day International Cherry Blossom Festival is more than an homage to Macon’s baby-pink petals. Each day of the festival is also packed with live music…

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Bragg Jam
Bragg Jam 1600 1000 Macon Music Trail

Bragg Jam

Bragg Jam is Macon’s signature, citywide music festival, hosting 40+ bands on more than a dozen stages around Downtown Macon during the last weekend of July. A community festival and concert crawl, expect to sweat and see it all:stage after stage, jam-packed with incredible talent, and playing loud and proud and well into the night.…

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First Friday
First Friday 1600 1000 Macon Music Trail

First Friday

Macon Music’s Monthly Downtown Block Party. First Friday is a multi-block party occurring monthly in Downtown Macon. The event is a multi-faceted, people-packed monthly tradition showcasing the vibrancy and excitement surrounding Downtown Macon and often features live music performing in Third Street Park and along the sidewalks of Cherry, Second and Poplar Streets. Founded by…

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Rhythm & Jazz On The Dock 1600 1000 Macon Music Trail

Rhythm & Jazz On The Dock

Live on the Dock of the River. Macon’s longest-running outdoor concert series seats puts listeners along the scenic banks of the Ocmulgee River. Created by a local musician to feature other local and touring musicians, these free Sunday concerts invite everyone to take in the smooth sounds of live music against Macon’s river backdrop, alongside…

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Pan African Festival
Pan African Festival of Georgia 1600 1000 Macon Music Trail

Pan African Festival of Georgia

Embracing Culture, Diversity and Music From Around the World. The Tubman Museum is host to the annual Pan African Festival of Georgia. Embracing cultural diversity while celebrating African influence in Central Georgia, the Festival takes place every April and includes live music, dance, drum circles, art, storytelling and the Children’s Village. Live music is featured…

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Skydog 72
Skydog 72 Music Festival 1600 1000 Macon Music Trail

Skydog 72 Music Festival

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Duane “Skydog” Allman. The Skydog 72 Music Festival is an annual concert tradition every November in Central City Park that pays tribute to the late Duane Allman and celebrates his birthday. What began as a small tribute among friends is now a major outdoor concert event, drawing Allman Brothers…

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