Events this week Thursday July 28 to August 3, 2016

Highlight of events in and around Macon and Middle Georgia for the week of July 28-August 3, 2016. This weekend includes Bragg Jam events for those who love live music and arts.

Thursday July 28, Bibb County Schools are hosting an Elementary School Open House from 4 PM – 7 PM at the respective elementary schools around the county. Parents and students are urged to visit their 2016-2017 classrooms to meet teachers and learn important information for the upcoming school year. Visit the Bibb County School website to see more information about supply lists and policies such as the dress code.

Streetline Camp Drums and Dreams Percussion Showcase will perform at Macon Terminal Station from 5:30 – 7 PM.  The fundraising event includes a spaghetti dinner. Camp Drums & Dreams is a collaborative initiative between StreetLine Percussion, Inc. and Neighborhood Academy.  Tickets are $5.

Concert on the Lawn at Colosseum North Hospital, 400 Charter Blvd in Macon, featuring The Grapevine. Concerts starts at 7 PM and runs until 9 PM.

Friday July 29, Second Impressions Consignment Expo kicks of for three days in the Anderson Conference Center at 5171 Eisenhower Pkwy from 10 AM to 7 PM.

Christian rock band Disciple will be in concert at Christ Chapel in Warner Robins with special guests The Persuaded. Tickets are available online and are $10-15.  Venue location is 2288 Moody Rd, Warner Robins. Concerts runs from 6 – 10 PM. This a family friendly event.

The Medical Center of Peach County will be hosting Free Movie Night at the hospital at 1960 Ga Hwy 247 Conn in Byron from 8 – 10 PM. Tonight’s feature is the touching Disney movie UP. Be sure to bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets. This is an outdoor and family friendly event.

Bragg  Jam
The extremely popular music, arts and children’s festival returns Saturday July 30th in Macon. Events include music, arts and crafts and will be hosted in several venues around Macon. Image courtesy Bragg Jam.

Saturday July 30, The big event this weekend is Macon’s Bragg Jam. Venues throughout downtown (mostly around 3rd and Cherry) will host music and art events. Concert Crawl tickets are $30-$75 and can be purchased online. See their Concert Crawl schedule for times and locations of events.  There are over 20 stages, including Twangs, The Hummingbird, Cox Capitol Theater, Crazy Bull, Spark Macon and many others.

The Bragg Jam Arts and Kids Festival goes from 10 AM to 2 PM in the Cherry St. Plaza between the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and Tubman Museum buildings. This is a free event for all members of the family. Activities include music, face painting, sand art, and other crafts. Music will be tailored to be safe for kids and food trucks will also be available.

The sales tax free holiday starts up to aid families buying school supplies for the new school year. Be sure to read Jim Bealls’ column about maximizing your savings.

Second Impressions Consignment Expo continues and runs from 10 AM to 7 PM at the Anderson Conference Center at 5171 Eisenhower.

Sunday July 31, Second Impressions Consignment Expo finishes up at the Anderson Conference Center at 5171 Eisenhower. The expo runs from 9 AM to 6 PM and the last three hours will feature many items on sale for $1 or less.

The Georgia two day tax free holiday continues and ends today.

Monday August 1, It’s the first day of school for Bibb County Students. Check with the Bibb County Schools website for more information.




Published by Doug Deal

Founder Doug Deal is a former chemical engineer from Georgia Tech who switched careers into software development at the turning of the millennium. He has lived in Macon for nearly 12 years and started Macon Community News in 2013 with his wife Lauren. His goal in starting the newspaper was to publicize positive news because he grew tired of so much negativity driving most local coverage. He has 2 children, Sam and Isobel.