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August/September 2021

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Top 10 478 Our arts & culture guide 'Songs for a New World' Aug. 20-29 | Macon Little Theatre This contemporary song cycle weaves characters and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self- discovery. 'Some Americans Feel Like This' Aug. 26-Oct. 16 | McEachern Art Center Internationally-renowned artist Jim Roche presents text-based renderings of idioms sourced directly from America's internal debate about who and what we are. 'The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940' Sept. 3-12 | Theatre Macon An eccentric heiress has invited a group of theater people to her home on the pretense of holding a backer's audition for a new musical. Labor Day Festival Sept. 6 | Fickling Hall, Mercer University After three days of intense study with McDuffie Center for Strings faculty, eight high school seniors showcase their talents. Youth Music Fest Sept. 11 | Otis Redding Foundation Celebrate 80 years of Otis Redding with a series of events culminating in the Youth Music Fest in downtown Macon. in the First Street Art and Wine Festival Sept. 17-19 | First Street Enjoy wine tastings and food pairings, art classes, an artist market, live music and more all along downtown's First Street. Ocmulgee Indian Celebration Sept. 18-19 | Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park As one of the largest celebrations of Southeastern Native Americans, the annual festival includes storytelling, cultural crafts, educational programs, music, dance and food. GABBAFest Sept. 23-25 | Grand Opera House The annual Georgia Allman Brothers Band Association jam session of outstanding live music mixed in with the preservation of Southern rock history. Fabian Concert Series 'September Salute' Sept. 21 | Fickling Hall, Mercer University Hear award-winning pianist Orion Weiss, multi-Grammy winning violist Lawrence Dutton, recent gold medalist of the Tchaikovsky International Competition cellist Zlatomir Fung, Fabian Series curator and violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti, and the young artists of the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings. Macon Pride Sept. 23-26 | downtown Macon Four days of fun to celebrate love. Events include entertainment, a drag show, dance parties, a day in the park, a worship service and family picnic. OCMULGEE INDIAN CELEBRATION | PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER SMITH 112 | AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2021

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