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Support local artists: COVID-19 creates new opportunities for Theatre Macon

The cast of the play “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
September 24, 2020
Theatre Macon, located in downtown Macon, is set to showcase “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” as a virtual performance Sept. 17-20. 

Allman Brothers mural coming to downtown Macon

Allman Brothers mural coming to downtown Macon
August 24, 2020
The Sierra Development Group and Argus Eyed Partners, a community development partnership, has unveiled plans for an Allman Brothers Band mural to be painted between the downtown Lofts at Capricorn and Mercer Music at Capricorn. 

Mercer-grown coffee shop celebrates one-year anniversary 

A Z Beans coffee outside of the Mercer Village storefront.
September 10, 2019
The past, present and future of the Mercer Village staple, according to its co-founders.

Drawn to Macon 2: Art Exhibit Returns

Craig Coleman's art on display at the Macon Arts Alliance.
February 12, 2019

The Macon Arts Alliance is hosting an art exhibit for the second year in a row named “Drawn to Macon 2”. The exhibit centers around the ideas of the different types of drawing, and mainly focuses on...

Michael’s Law Could Bring Change to Bar Crawl

The Crazy Bull is located on Second Street in downtown Macon.
August 19, 2016
“Just because you’re at a place that sells alcohol doesn’t mean you’re there to drink,” Neese said. “It’s fun to go out with your friends and to just have fun. You can still be safe and not drunk to do that.”

Artistic innovators show off art and gadgets at Make-End Festival

A festival-goer participates in the
November 19, 2015

The Make-End Festival  celebrates "makers" or people who create original art, craft or technology-based works at Make-End Festival at Tattnall Square Park.

Mercerians, prepare to be entertained: even more of Macon’s most beloved arts venues

The historic Bell House, home to the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings, opens its doors to students and faculty for numerous student recitals and concerts.
August 27, 2015

Here is a bigger and better list of the local cultural experiences that abound in and around town for the lover of the arts in us all.   Douglass Theatre Recently renovated, The Douglass...

Local musician amplifies Macon Venue Project

One of the MVP's shows in 2008
August 13, 2015

Local musician Ryan Glisson thinks Macon’s emerging music scene and economic growth all mean one thing. It’s time to give the Macon Venue Project, MVP, another go. In 2007,...

Movie Causes Waves Through Macon, GA

Movie Causes Waves Through Macon, GA
January 28, 2015

Macon has become a prime location for filmmakers and TV producers. With films being filmed in Macon and going off to have great success, Macon as well as other cities in Georgia is becoming quite the hub...

Bear Bites: Stirring Things Up with Ginger Stir-Fry

Bear Bites: Stirring Things Up with Ginger Stir-Fry
October 9, 2014

Downtown Macon is a almost a city of its own with its charming stores, dazzling nightlife, artsy culture and delicious restaurants. There is something for everyone downtown; the hard part is deciding what...

7th annual Weaver's Weekend to take place this Saturday

August 22, 2014

Weaver’s Weekend is an annual fundraising event for the Friends of Mike Weaver Foundation, a foundation that supports the memory of Mike Weaver. Weaver, who died at the age of 20 in an altercation,...

Macon knows how to shop 'til you drop

Macon knows how to shop 'til you drop
September 21, 2011

This week, the Cluster has profiled five boutique stores in Macon to help students uncover the best shopping downtown has to offer. Macon boutique stores may be small in numbers but are growing in style...

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