First Friday August 2017!

Special Events

FIRST FRIDAY AT THE TUBMAN: SIP ‘N PLAY
$5 | 6PM – 8PM
Stop by the Tubman Museum for BIG fun for the whole family! It’s a fun Game Night, with snacks and games, bring your own to ensure everyone can play!
There will also be a healthful and energizing Zumba class in front of the Tubman on the Cherry Street Plaza (or in the Peyton Anderson Rotunda during inclement weather).
This event is free for Tubman Museum members and $5 for non-members!
RSVP is not required, but is requested. Contact Trenda Byrd at (478) 845-3814 or tbyrd@tubmanmuseum.com
The Tubman Museum || 310 Cherry St

FIRST FRIDAY OPEN MAKE NIGHT
FREE | 6PM – 9PM
Come and see what SparkMacon is all about! Make something new by collaborating with the community or using state-of-the-art tools and equipment, complete with free food and drinks. The space will be filled with members showing off all the amenities of SparkMacon and providing a place for you to create.
Our entrepreneurial members will also be showcasing and selling their awesome creations.
Spark Macon || 557 Cherry St

MACON CLAY STUDENT SHOW OPENING RECEPTION
FREE | 5:00PM – 8:00PM
This First Friday come to the opening reception of the Macon Arts Alliance’s August exhibit featuring ceramic works by the students at Macon Clay. You can also enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine!
Macon Arts Alliance || 486 1st St

FIRST FRIDAY LISTENING
FREE | 5:30 – 7:30
Free Listening at the Fountain on the corner of Cherry and Third! Come out and be heard free of judgment or attempted assistance. You can also join as a volunteer listener. Let’s connect and discover common ground.
Third Street Park || Corner of Cherry and Third

END OF SUMMER ART SALE
3:00PM – 9:00PM
Ever wanted to own local art? Now is your chance! Come on down o Travis Jean for their End of Summer Art Sale featuring works by some of Macon’s favorite artists including Priscilla Esser, Sarah Tinsley Parker, Joy Stanley, Heidi Clinite, Hazel Caldwell, and more!
Travis Jean || 522 Cherry St

FIRST FRIDAY ART OPENING: CHROMA
FREE | 6:00PM – 9:00PM
The August exhibit at The 567 will be “Chroma,” featuring abstract paintings by Cherry Brewer, Sharon Clabo, Thomas Sanders & Daly Smith. Come to the opening reception on First Friday to see the new exhibit, meet the artists, and enjoy light refreshments.
567 Center for Renewal || 456 First St

Live Music

SISTER SANDOZ
10:00PM – 2:00AM
If you want a night of refreshing rock music, come out and hear Sister Sandoz, a rock band with originals and over 50 rock covers, specializing in the new oldies.
The Thirsty Turtle || 425 Cherry St

NEW MANTRA
10:00PM – 2:00AM
The band formerly known as “Athens” has spent the past 7 years finely tuning their rock sound. Come out for a night of laid back rock music, both original songs and covers.
The Hummingbird Stage and Taproom || 430 Cherry St

THE TWOTAKES
10:00PM
The Hummingbird will be featuring two musical acts this First Friday! First to perform is The Twotakes, an alternative rock band from Atlanta GA. Come out for a rock and roll double feature!
The Hummingbird Stage and Taproom || 430 Cherry St

MARTY STUART AT COX CAPITOL THEATRE
Starting from $35 | 7:00PM – 10:00PM
The Cox is proud to host country music legend and Grammy winner, Marty Stuart! This is a night you do not want to miss!
The Cox Capitol Theatre || 382 2nd St

JB CROCKETT
10:00PM
Who doesn’t love country music? Come down to the Crazy Bull and dance the night away with your friends!
The Crazy Bull || 473 2nd St

FIRST FRIDAY: B3 AND FRIENDS
5PM – 9PM
Macon’s own DJ B3 will be hosting an open jam/ open decks/ open mic night! Come dance and groove to local artist.
Performances are first come first serve, 3 songs at the most. Any DJ who wishes to spin, we will have CDJ900nexus available and you will get 20 mins.. All music must be clean.
Fresh Produce Records || 362 Second St

Soul Spots

Every First Friday, the streets and sidewalks of Downtown Macon come to life with live performances. Stop by to hear some music while you walk around and enjoy Downtown!
Also remember that open containers are permitted every First Friday downtown, so take your drink to go!
Soul Spots are sponsored by the Macon Bibb Convention and Visitors Bureau.

7:00PM – 8:00PM:
Louise Warren outside of Travis Jean Emporium (530 Cherry St)
DJ B3 outside of Fresh Produce Records (362 Second Street)

6:00PM – 9:00PM:
Live painting demo by Loganic outside of the Lamar Lofts (Cherry Street)