October First Friday!

It’s fall y’all! Start your october off right and head to Downtown Macon! This First Friday there are many events for you and your friends/family to enjoy.

SPECIAL EVENTS

First Friday Flow
$10 | 5:30PM
This is an hour long Vinyasa Flow class set to music and movement! It’s a great start to your weekend and a perfect stop before you head out to enjoy walking the streets during First Friday events.
This event is $10 for drop-ins and $5 for Sparks Members. Also, bring a friend for free and grab a free Chair Massages from our massage therapist!
Sparks Yoga || 1044 Washington Ave

First Friday Happy Hour
6PM – 9PM
Come out to the Macon City Auditorium patio for Drink specials and music provided by Q106.3 and Andrew “Pinky” Harman! Help welcome home the SPHL’s 2017 President’s Cup Champions, the Macon Mayhem!
Macon City Auditorium || 415 First Street

First Friday Jazz on the Sidewalk
6 – 8PM
Jazz musicians perform on the sidewalk in front of Travis Jean to help showcase the official poster of the 14th Annual Jazz and Arts on Riverdale. Featured artist Sarah Tinsley Parker will be inside, showcasing her new art. Hosted by Jazz Association of Macon.
Travis Jean Emporium || 522 Cherry St

Full Moon Float
7 – 10PM
The Full Moon Float is happening one last time! See the moon rise over the river as you paddle and float from Amerson River Park to the Spring Street Boat Ramp. Sign up by calling Ocmulgee Outdoor Expeditions at 478-733-3386
Meet at Spring Street Landing

Middle GA Ghost Hunt
$50 | 9PM – 2AM
Are you ready to be a paranormal investigator for a night? Middle Georgia Ghost Hunts offers structured ghost hunting events throughout the Middle Georgia area. Your time with us offers an experience that is memorable and impressive. All tickets must be purchased online. Everyone present for this ghost hunt will have access to the most innovative equipment offered in the field and have access to an extremely haunted location in downtown Macon.

ART & CULTURE

Opening Reception for Sarah Tinsley Parker
5 – 8 PM
Join the Jazz Association of Macon and Travis Jean as they present the Jazz & Arts on Riverdale 2017 Featured Artist: Sarah Tinsley Parker for an Opening Reception. Sarah Tinsley will be signing her Festival Poster and there will be a jazz band on hand to get you in the mood!
Travis Jean Emporium || 522 Cherry St

Book Release Party for The Blues in Black & White
FREE | 5 – 8PM
Kirk West has just released his second photographic coffee table book, The Blues in Black & White. Gallery West is hosting a book release party and book signing with free drinks and light appetizers. The new book covers Kirk’s time spent in Chicago following the blues scene there during the 70’s and 80’s.
Gallery West || 447 3rd Street

I Used You Open Reception
FREE | 5:00-8:00 PM
Join the Macon Arts Alliance for an immersive exhibit by Alexis Gregg and Tanner Coleman. Meet the artists at the gallery and enjoy complimentary wine and light appetizers.
Macon Arts Alliance || 486 First Street

Art, Mind & Soul Opening
Free | 6-9 PM
Featuring oil paintings by Beth Smith. Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments.
567 Center for Renewal || 456 First Street

BARS & ENTERTAINMENT

A Nightmare on Elm Street Viewing
FREE | 6:30PM
Start October off with a scare! Reboot will be showing the original A Nightmare On Elm Street on a 120″ high definition projector! This event is 21 and up an there will be free popcorn!
Reboot Retrocade & Bar || 566 Cherry Street

Roxy Roca
$5 | 10PM
No one leaves a Roxy Roca show dissatisfied. A sonic shot to the arm of Texas infused, powerhouse-southern soul and funk complete with a certain tightness. Roxy Roca shows are like stepping into a tent-revival somewhere in the Deep South, and crooner Taye Cannon is here to speak the gospel.
Hummingbird Stage and Taproom || 430 Cherry Street

Groove Town Assault
$5 | 10 PM
Come out for an evening of Rock, Funk, Pop, Reggae, Hip-Hop and more!
The Thirsty Turtle || 425 Cherry Street

Bull Jam
$10 || 9PM
Come out and listen to some great live country music featuring Beyond the Sun, Scooter Brown Band, and Matt Rogers
The Crazy Bull || 473 Second Street

SOUL SPOTS

First Friday Soul Spots Are presented by Macon Bibb Convention and Visitors Bureau
Spread throughout Downtown Macon, check out some local talent!

Live Painting by Heidi Clinite
6pm at Lamar Lofts

Live Music by Victoria Day
6:30 at Third Street Park

Live Music by Jackson Griffith
6:30pm at Second and Poplar Street