The Year of Georgia Music

This year was claimed by many Georgians as the “Year of Georgia Music”. Georgia Tourism focuses its spotlight on the state as a destination for live music and music heritage. The state engages its visitors with more than 75 annual music festivals, live music venues, outdoor amphitheaters, recording studios, and numerous musical attractions and landmarks.

Insider Advantage reports in 2015, travel and tourism in Georgia generated $58.9 billion in business sales, an increase of 2.7% over the previous year, which outpaced the average growth rate nationwide (2.1%). The “Year of Georgia Music” campaign seeks to boost the number of visitors traveling to and within Georgia for music-themed experiences. … More The Year of Georgia Music

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GEORGIA MUSIC FESTIVAL – SAVANNAH STOPOVER March 9-11 @ Savannah Historic Distoric

The 7th anniversary of the Savannah Stopover Music Festival is taking place March 9th to 11th. It’s the perfect gig for touring bands across the country on their way down Interstate-95 and across I-10. Over 70 bands will perform on 10-12 different stages at various venues in the historic district with capacities ranging from 120-700. The event is expected to draw over 7,500 festival goers.

As the festival has grown, more and more regional and national acts of the established nature have decided to make Savannah Stopover a destination in its’ own right.

Savannah Stopover is booking a minimum of 5 Sonicbids artists for the 2017 festival. Selected artists will be compensated and get the chance to appear onstage with some of the hottest emerging acts on the scence. … More GEORGIA MUSIC FESTIVAL – SAVANNAH STOPOVER March 9-11 @ Savannah Historic Distoric

GEORGIA ANNUAL BENEFIT CONCERT Skydog 70 Nov 20 @ Central City Park in Macon Georgia

The Skydog annual benefit concert starts on Sunday, November 20 from Noon to 5:00 PM at Central City Park in Macon, Georgia.

The Skydog Annual Benefit Concert, founded in 2006, is an annual benefit concert celebrating the life and music of Duane “Skydog” Allman. The concert, which is held on the third Sunday in November, features a variety of local, regional, and national acts performing music recorded by Duane Allman.

“The Skydog Music Festival was founded with one idea in mind: use music to do good.” … More GEORGIA ANNUAL BENEFIT CONCERT Skydog 70 Nov 20 @ Central City Park in Macon Georgia

GEORGIA MUSIC EVENTS Steve Vai live @ Cox Capital Theatre in Macon, Georgia Nov 28 @ 7pm

While many musicians fit easily into a single category, Steve Vai’s unique musical vision remains unclassifiable. After more than 20 years, Vai continues to use unbridled guitar virtuosity and soulful artistry to explore the spectrum of human emotion.

From his self-released solo debut “Flex-Able” (1984) to his most recent “Alive In An Ultra World” (2001, Epic), Vai creates a sound all his own by striking a balance between technical ability and poetic phrasing. “I make music to push my own buttons,” explains Vai. “I’ve always been driven by an addiction to create sounds that are unique – not better than what other people do, just different.” … More GEORGIA MUSIC EVENTS Steve Vai live @ Cox Capital Theatre in Macon, Georgia Nov 28 @ 7pm

GEORGIA MUSIC FESTIVAL in Duluth Nov 19, 2016 @ SAFE IN SOUND TOUR – BORGORE & SNAILS, Must Die!, Rain

The 2016 Safe In Sound Festival will be hosted by the Atlanta Coliseum in Duluth, GA. on Saturday, Nov 19th. The show will feature Borgore, Snails, Must Die and Rain!

Safe in Sound is a traveling music festival that bringns bass-heavy performing acts to cities across the United States including San Jose, California. Presented by Vital Events, the festival has hosted past performers like Flux Pavillion, Terravita, Caked Up and Destroid. This event is perfect for dance and electronic music enthusiasts. … More GEORGIA MUSIC FESTIVAL in Duluth Nov 19, 2016 @ SAFE IN SOUND TOUR – BORGORE & SNAILS, Must Die!, Rain

Georgia Music Events – JJ Grey Live at Georgia Theatre – Friday, Nov 11 @ 7pm

Grey delivers his songs with compassion and a relentless honesty, but perhaps not until Ol’ Glory has a studio record captured the fierceness and intimacy that defines a Grey live performance. “I wanted that crucial lived-in feel,” Grey says of Ol’ Glory, and here he hits his mark. On the new album, Grey and his current Mofro lineup offer grace and groove in equal measure, with an easygoing quality to the production that makes those beautiful muscular drum-breaks sound as though the band has set up in your living room. … More Georgia Music Events – JJ Grey Live at Georgia Theatre – Friday, Nov 11 @ 7pm

Georgia Music Events – Mother’s Finest SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2016 – 7:30 PM at MILL TOWN MUSIC HALL in Breman

Mother’s Finest is a funk rock band founded in Atlanta, Georgia by Joyce Kennedy and Glenn Murdock in the early 1970s.

Many fans have described their funky vibrations as a blend of funky rhythm, heavy guitars and expressive R&B singing. Their debut album Mother’s Finest from 1976 today is a rare collector’s piece and contained with the ironic song “Nigizz Can’t Sing Rock’n Roll”. The band was highly criticized for it by an important religious leader and dropped it from their live concerts.
More Georgia Music Events – Mother’s Finest SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2016 – 7:30 PM at MILL TOWN MUSIC HALL in Breman

The 50th Annual CMA Awards Live! Nov. 2 – 8/7c on ABC | CMA

Tonight kicks out the 50th Annual CMA Country Music Awards. For decades, the CMA Awards made us laugh, cry, dream, remember, believe, love, and a million emotions in between. Join the celebration of all the moments we will never forget on Country Music’s Biggest Night… ever.

Tune into the 50th annual CMA Awards, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, on ABC starting at 8 p.m. ET. The 2016 event promises spectacle, accolades and countless special moments as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the CMA Awards.

The 2016 Georgia Music Country Awards (GMA) will be on November 6th at the Crazy Bull in Macon, Georgia. … More The 50th Annual CMA Awards Live! Nov. 2 – 8/7c on ABC | CMA

Georgia Music – Music Attracts Tourism and Ties Communities across the state

Cities like Macon, Georgia and across the state are in the middle of celebrating “The Year of Georgia Music”. Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Department of Economic Development have worked hard to bring in more live music and music festivals to Georgia. … More Georgia Music – Music Attracts Tourism and Ties Communities across the state

RECORDING STUDIO and Band Rooms – Jam at Macon, Georgia’s First Music and Band Incubator

“If you’re a musician, come to the space, bring your instrument and jam out with us, perform in our open mic nights, get connected with other bands,” Eck said. “Everyone else, we would love for you to support the musical arts . . . It needs to be seen and heard. That’s when art truly becomes alive, when their is audience interaction.” … More RECORDING STUDIO and Band Rooms – Jam at Macon, Georgia’s First Music and Band Incubator