Grant’s Lounge, championed as “The Original Home of Southern Rock” for hosting legendary acts like the Allman Brothers Band, the Marshall Tucker Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and more is set to celebrate its 52nd anniversary with five nights of homegrown talent.
Edward Grant, Sr. opened the now legendary doors on February 16th, 1971 hoping to attract the “long hair hippies” that had become a fixture in Macon with the arrival of Capricorn Records. A match made in rock n’ roll heaven, Grant’s Lounge became a proving ground for acts looking to find success with the label and a cherished haunt for generations of subsequent bands and admirers.
On Wednesday, February 15th, the recently formed Macon Music Revue featuring Charles Davis & The Velvet Sound will feature classic hits and deeper cuts from the city’s history before turning the evening over to Fresh Produce Records for an improv jam.
The anniversary party officially begins on Thursday, February 16th with a performance by Central Georgia blues stalwarts Big Mike and the Booty Papas followed by the return of ABB tribute, the Restless Natives on Friday, February 17th.
Saturday, February 18th, will be a night of blues and soul with Bo Ponder, Robert Lee Coleman, Blak Pearl, and John Ford, and on Sunday, February 19th, the weekend’s festivities will culminate with Johnny Hollingshed, Jr. and the World Famous Grant’s Lounge Jam.
For more information or to purchase advance tickets to any of these events, visit historicgrants.com!