Thursday, July 28, 2011

Catch Macon's Bragg Jam this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 3:10 PM

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It's just an hour-long drive away, but the music scene in Macon is almost completely different than Atlanta's. In fact, for a long time there wasn't too much of a scene to speak of. But in the past few years there's been a resurgence of creativity in the city, spawning several bands that are definitely worth looking into. And there's no better time to discover those bands than now.

Bragg Jam, Macon's annual music festival, is this Saturday, July 30, and it's bringing together 40 of Macon's most talented bands, as well as several out-of-town acts from Atlanta and New York. The festival is spread out across Macon's downtown area, with bands appearing at nine different venues throughout the night. The lineup includes local Macon singer/songwriter Amy Godwin, post-rockers Xavii and rapper Floco Torres, along with Athens indie rock outfit Futurebirds and tons more. The schedule is pretty long, so we'll just link you to it. A $20 wristband gets you access to the entire event, but single-stage tickets are also available. If you're up for a short drive this weekend, it's worth checking out.

And if you're interested, but unfamiliar with the bands (or just want free music), the Bragg Jam website offers a promo CD featuring songs by Future Birds, Noot d' Noot, Xavii and more. Check it out here.

$20. 5 p.m. Sat., July 30. The 567 and other venues. 533 Cherry St., Macon.

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