Music Ambassadors: Macon

Music Ambassadors

Music Ambassadors: Macon rolls out the red carpet to show artists all that Macon has to offer performing artists. Musicians are invited to play a house concert in a historic home in the College Hill Corridor, play a lunchtime show in Mercer Village and are treated to private tours of the city, VIP accommodations and promotion in multiple outlets in the region.

With a music history virtually unrivaled by any other city, affordable living, historic homes to rival Savannah and Charleston, over 30,000 college students, and Southern charm with an international bent, Macon is an ideal place for artists to play, record, vacation or live.Macon, likened to Renaissance Florence in a 2007 Washington Post article, has been home to the architects of rock ‘n’ roll, soul, funk, and Southern rock. This small city has redefined music multiple times. Artists that have called Macon home include: Little Richard, Otis Redding, Allman Brothers, James Brown, Lucinda Williams, Blind Willie McTell, Rev. Pearly Brown, 1/2 of R.E.M., Lena Horne, Mark Heard, Chuck Leavell, Jason Aldean and Cale Parks (drummer for Yeasayer and Aloha). Jimmy Hendrix learned to play guitar in Macon. Young Jeezy was discovered in Macon. Macon is home to the internationally acclaimed McDuffie Center for Strings, indie-music blog, pop culture site, and one of the founders of Paste Magazine (Tim Regan-Porter, creator of Music Ambassadors).

Music Ambassadors is part of the Knight Neighborhood Challenge, a project of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Community Foundation of Central Georgia.

Music Ambassadors June 2014 Preview: PATTERSON HOOD

Music Ambassadors welcomes Patterson Hood, Athens-based singer-songwriter and co-founder of Drive-By Truckers, to Macon on Monday, June 9.

Music Ambassadors December 2013 Preview: Cheyenne Mize

Cheyenne Mize brings her “beautiful, smoky vocals and lush, chamber pop” to Macon as part of the Music Ambassadors Macon series: December 12th-13th.

Speech – Music Ambassadors: Macon

Music Ambassadors: Macon hosted Grammy-winning artist SPEECH (of Arrested Development) in October as part of their 2013-2014 series. Enjoy a full review from Laura Corley, as part of our partnership with Art Matters: Engaging the Community through Embedded Arts Journalists

Music Ambassadors October 2013 Preview: Speech

Music Ambassadors: Macon welcomes Speech, of Grammy-winning group Arrested Development, to Macon on October 28th as part of the 2013-14 series

Bombadil – Music Ambassadors: Macon

Miss out on Bombadil’s Music Ambassadors performances? Enjoy a full recap as part of our partnership with Arts Matters: Engaging the Community through Embedded Arts Journalists, a collaboration between the Macon Arts Alliance and Mercer’s Center for Collaborative Journalism.

Music Ambassadors October 2013 Preview: Bombadil

Music Ambassadors Macon returns for the Fall 2013 series with a performance from critically acclaimed folk group BOMBADIL on October 14th.

Sophia Bastian – Music Ambassadors: Macon

Enjoy two performances from Sophia Bastian as part of the preview of Music Ambassadors: Macon project. June 2013.

Music Ambassadors June 2013 Preview: Sophia Bastian

Music Ambassadors: Macon is pleased to welcome recording artist Sophia Bastian to our fair city for a preview of the MAM project.