Fa-la-la-la-la: Twelve Days of Music in Downtown Macon

Music and the holidays go hand-in-hand, so 100.9 The Creek has put together a few recommendations for the next 12 days:

Wed. Nov. 29 – 6:00 -7:30 pm
Oxford American 25th Anniversary Music Edition Release Party
Grant’s Lounge – Free with registration
Celebrate Oxford American‘s 25th Anniversary Music Edition with a release party and live taping of OA’s Points South podcast featuring a conversation with Karla Redding-Andrews and Justin Andrews of Otis Redding Foundation and a performance by Macon Music Revue. Free – register online here.

Daniel Donato

Thurs. Nov. 30 – 8:00 pm
Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country + Eggy
Capitol Theatre – $20 & up
While Donato has made multiple appearances in Macon with Trouble No More, this is his first time with his own band. Rolling Stone just called the 28-year-old “Nashville’s new guitar hero” and noted the “healthy dose of unchecked exploration” on his new album, Reflector. Tickets here.

Thurs. Nov. 30 – 10:00 pm
The Dire Waltz
Grant’s Lounge – $10
The official Daniel Donato after-party features the lads from Direwoof, Macon’s beloved keepers of the Grateful Dead flame. Don’t miss the trip when they present their very own tribute to The Last Waltz. Tickets here.

West Ridge Circle

Fri. Dec. 1 – 10:00 pm
West Ridge Circle
JBA – $10
The Macon band, featuring singer/songwriter Ben Kilgore, Tyler Jackson (guitar), Madison Kilgore (bass) and Luke Cochran (drums), formed in a house on West Ridge Circle in 2021. Drawing from their shared love of blues, funk and space rock, the group is quickly building a loyal following in Georgia. Tickets here.

Eddie 9V

Sat. Dec. 2 – 8:00 pm
Eddie 9V
Capitol Theatre – $22 & up
Fresh off a European tour and an opening slot for Grace Potter in the states, Eddie 9V makes a highly anticipated return to Macon, where the band recorded its #1 blues album, Capricorn. American Highways called it “Dr. John humid blues-funk.” Nashville’s Vegabonds and Wim Tapley and The Cannons of Athens open the show. Tickets here.

Patterson Hood

Dec. 3 – 8:00 pm
An Evening with Patterson Hood
Capitol Theatre – $30 & up
He’s best known as front-man, singer, songwriter and guitar player for the critically acclaimed rock and roll band Drive-By Truckers, but Patterson Hood is also a writer of essays, columns and short stories. Whether on stage or page, his character-driven stories paint vivid pictures. Tickets here.

Macon Music Revue

Wed. Dec. 6 – 7:30 pm
Macon Music Revue
Grant’s Lounge – $10
Having just celebrated its first anniversary as a weekly residency, the Macon Music Revue mines hits and deep cuts from Macon’s rich musical history. The band’s fiery Thanksgiving Eve performance, featuring Charles Davis, Adam Gorman, Ethan Hamlin, Caleb Melvin, Dustin McCook and Sean Williams, blew the roof off :0the lounge and earned a rare Grant’s standing ovation. Tickets here.

Dec. 7 – 6:00 pm
Luther Dickinson After School Special In-Store Performance & Album Signing
Fresh Produce Records – Free
Bring the family! Join Luther Dickinson to celebrate the release of his brand new children’s record, Magic Music for Family Folks, which features beloved songs from his childhood, including tracks by The Meters, Staple Singers, John Lee Hooker, Mississippi John Hurt, Doc Watson and more. The album features guest appearances from artists including Yola, Allison Russell, and Lillie Mae, plus Dickinson’s family—his mother and children.

Dec. 7 – 8:00 pm
Mike and the Moonpies
Capitol Theatre – $10 & up
The honky-tonkers from Austin, Texas, return to Macon on the heels of their brand new album release, Live from the Devil’s Backbone. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the road warriors who have been called “country music’s best live band.” Tickets here.

Dec. 7 – 8:00 pm
Allman Betts Family Revival
Macon City Auditorium – $39
With deep musical connections to Macon, Devon Allman and Duane Betts return on Dec. 7 with their sixth annual Allman Betts Family Revival. This year’s guests include Anders Osborne, Luther & Cody Dickinson, Jimmy Hall, Jackie Greene, Tal Wilkenfeld, Larry McCray, Max Orbison and Ally Venable. Tickets here.

Dec. 7 – 9:30 pm
Melody Trucks featuring The Tony Tyler Band
Grant’s Lounge
The official Allman Betts Family Revival Afterparty will be hosted by percussionist/singer Melody Trucks, who will be joined by the blistering rock sounds of The Tony Tyler Band. Tickets here.

 Dec. 8 – 9:00 pm
Channing Wilson
Grant’s Lounge
“Straight with no chaser” is how one writer describes Channing Wilson’s country music. While he’s written songs that have been recorded by Luke Combs, Travis Tritt and Jason Eady, Wilson released Dead Man, the Dave Cobb-produced album, earlier this year. His songs of heartbreak, loss…and well…drinkin’…are rendered even more heart-breaking by Wilson’s powerful vocal delivery. Tickets here.

Dec. 9 – 7:00 pm
O’Tis the Season
Capitol Theatre $30 & up
Grammy-winning singer and rapper Cee-Lo Green performs this year for O’Tis the Season, along with the Otis Redding Center for the Arts DREAM Team members and Otis Music Camp Rap Room participants. Proceeds from the holiday fundraiser support the Otis Redding Foundation’s music and arts program. Tickets here.

Ben Chapman

Dec. 9 – 9:00 pm
Ben Chapman
Grant’s Lounge
Singer, songwriter and Georgia native Ben Chapman’s love for the Allman Brothers Band and Little Feat peaks through in the country-soul-jam songs featured on albums like Make the Night Better and Amber Sound Vol. I. Chapman has toured extensively this year, including an opening slot for Lainey Wilson, and he curates and hosts the wildly popular monthly Peach Jam shows at Nashville venue The Basement. Tickets here.

 Dec. 10 – 9:00 pm
Sunday Night Jam Session
Grant’s Lounge – $10
A long-standing tradition, the Sunday Night Jam Session at Grant’s features a spirited band of veteran Middle Georgia musicians laying down R&B, soul and blues grooves. Church-raised singers, guitar slingers, horn players, percussionists—you never know who’s going to sit in or where the jam will go—and that’s the best part of the weekly magic.Tickets at the door.