The Library Ballroom

at the Old Macon Library

The Library Ballroom is the perfect place to host your next event, be it a wedding, reception, anniversary party, corporate or private party, a conference, seminar, concert or show. The venue lends it's beauty to all functions!

Listening Room Series: Randall Bramblett Band CD Release Show
Jun
23
8:00 pm20:00

Listening Room Series: Randall Bramblett Band CD Release Show

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We're excited to welcome back Randall Bramblett on June 23, 2017 for our Listening Room Series at The Library Ballroom! Join us for their CD Release of "Juke Joint at the Edge of the World"! 

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Live Music - Early Showtimes - Non-Smoking

Tickets Available Now!

 Thank you to our sponsors for making this show possible! 
 Widner & Associates, Inc.Pi-Tech, Inc.The Fuller Center for Housing, Macon, GAGreg's Georgia Gardens, and Tradebank International

"......Although sometimes associated with the Southern rock scene built around the ’70s-’80s Capricorn label’s core, Randall has never identified with that sound. “Black music is what I grew up loving and the folk scene really hit me too,” he says. “So it’s a combination of Dylan and Ray Charles.”

Elements of pop, soul, blues, and the sounds of the church combine with Randall’s often wistful, beautifully conceived lyrics on these dozen ruminative, roots-based tunes. “Some of the words come from dreams. I do meditations in the morning and write in a journal,” he says. His lyrical strength is mixing unusual thematic concepts with dry humor. That helps explain the album’s upbeat title. “In almost every song there is darkness, yet some thread of humor. The irony of the bright spots is that there is a lot of hurt in these songs and there are the bright spots too. It’s pain and joy simultaneously. There are gifts of desperation.”

That takes the form of the lowdown “Whatever That Is,” his most overtly blues composition, and the sing-along gospel of “Shine,” which sports an anthemic chorus different from anything Bramblett has previously written. “I’ve tried to push the boundaries, but we always follow the song and see what it needs. If the song doesn’t like something, it will tell you......” click for more

Listening Room Series: Great Peacock with Jennifer Mitchell
Aug
19
7:30 pm19:30

Listening Room Series: Great Peacock with Jennifer Mitchell

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We are excited to announce that Great Peacock will be joining us as part of our "Listening Room Series at the Library Ballroom"! Come enjoy an evening with these stellar musicians on Saturday, August 19, 2017! We're also happy to welcome back local sensation Jennifer Mitchell as the night's opener. 

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
$15 or 2 for $25 - Advanced Purchase
$15 - Day Of Purchase

You can call Great Peacock a folk band... but don’t expect them to make music for campfires or square dances. Raised in the Deep South and headquartered in Nashville, they’re a group of red-blooded country boys who aren’t afraid of the big city. Case in point: Making Ghosts -- the duo’s harmony-heavy, guitar-driven debut album -- whose 11 songs find the middle ground between rootsy, down-home Americana and super-sized arena pop/rock.

“To us, it’s just pop music with organic acoustic instruments,” says Andrew Nelson, who
shares lead vocals and guitar duties with co-founder Blount Floyd. “The album has some fiddle, some pedal steel and a whole lot of acoustic guitar, which sounds like the traditional setup for a country band. But this isn’t a country record. It’s not really a folk record, either. It’s a pop/record... with folk tendencies.”

Nelson and Floyd first crossed paths in their early 20s, bonding instantly over a shared love of cheap beer and good Southern music. After logging several years together in a loud, Tennessee-based rock band, they split off to form their own project, swapping out the amplified swagger of their previous group for a straightforward sound anchored by acoustic guitars, anthemic melodies and two intertwined voices. Like an old-school harmony duo retuned for a new generation, they started off with a handful of classic influences -- the country croon of George Jones, the working class rock & roll of Bruce Springsteen, the heartland hum of Tom Petty -- and expanded their sound from there, turning Great Peacock into the sort of band that’s simultaneously rooted in tradition and headed toward new territory.
The music on Making Ghosts reflects Great Peacock’s ambition. Songs like “Tennessee” are swooning, sweeping tributes to the band’s homeland, while “Take Me To The Mountain” pushes the band toward anthemic territory, fueled by super-sized drums and a radio-ready melody. On “Arms,” the guys jump between haunting verses and big, Technicolor choruses, capping everything off with a screeching guitar solo. These peacocks know how to strut their stuff.

What’s in a name, by the way? In Great Peacock’s case, quite a bit.
“We initially thought it was just a funny name for a band,” Nelson admits, “but through the evolution of everything we’ve done, we’ve always been big and colorful. That’s why Blount jumps around onstage. That’s why I wear a suit jacket embroidered with feathers, which is basically a poor man’s nudie suit. We’ve embraced the image of the big peacock feathers, and we want to entertain you. We look that way, we think that way, and we sound that way, too.”


Listening Room Series: Beverly "Guitar" Watkins and The King Bees
May
20
8:00 pm20:00

Listening Room Series: Beverly "Guitar" Watkins and The King Bees

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TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE! PLEASE PURCHASE AT THE DOOR STARTING AT 7:00PM. 

 

Listening Room Series at The Library Ballroom
Presented by:
 Widner & Associates, Inc.Pi-Tech, Inc.The Fuller Center for Housing, Macon, GAGreg's Georgia Gardens, and Tradebank International

Join The Library Ballroom as we kick off an amazing year of acts with our new Listening Room Series. Live Music - Early Showtimes - Non-Smoking Environment. Concerts are scheduled once a month through 2017, so be on the look-out! 

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

First up is the blues powerhouse Beverly "Guitar" Watkins and the King Bees on May 20, 2017! 
Beverly Watkins plays a mean blues guitar. Over six decades of performing, the 77-year-old has opened for Ray Charles, James Brown, BB King and other legendary musicians. She's one of the greatest female blues guitarists, and still plays local gigs in Atlanta. You're not going to want to miss this! 

A Night of Blues with The Mobile Slim
Mar
25
8:00 pm20:00

A Night of Blues with The Mobile Slim

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Put on your best pinks and get on down to The Library Ballroom for a Night of Blues during the Cherry Blossom Festival! Saturday, March 25th, The Library Ballroom will feature Barry Darnell and the Mobile Slim playing the best Blues, Soul, Funk, and Rock-n-Roll! 

$10 or 2 for $15
Tickets Available Now! 

Thank you to our sponsors!  Widner & Associates, Inc.Pi-Tech, Inc.The Fuller Center for Housing, Macon, GAGreg's Georgia Gardens, and Tradebank International

Mobile Slim was born to a boogie-woogie ivory-tickling mother and a construction-working harmonica-playing father in the segregated Southern gulf coast: Mobile, Bay St. Louis, and New Orleans. He eventually moved to Georgia, where he played juke joints and honky tonks all over the Southeast, and sang for spare change on the streets of Underground Atlanta. Ever the rolling stone, he spent several years in Mississippi, where Jesus strummed a funky chord in his soul and inspired Mobile Slim to become a minister of the Lord. He preached in many churches throughout the area, and meanwhile wrote a newspaper column and became active in the Civil Rights movement. But Mobile Slim was still restless. He returned to the blues rhythm he had found in Georgia, this time to Macon, where he continued to make music and live out his groove. Things were pretty mellow, until Mobile Slim suddenly vanished after playing a gig downtown. Some people close to him reported that a few months before his disappearance he became very moody and secretive. He would be gone all night and return at ungodly hours in the morning. No one knew where he went during this time. He had been known to hang with some pretty cool cats at Wild Bean Recording Studio, and one day, a mysterious unlabeled tape was found there, and it was put on the stereo. First there was nothing, and then out came a blast of the funkiest rhythm and blues anyone could ever dream of, a six-course serving of soul food for the soul. They knew immediately what it was: the last known recording of Mobile Slim.



Valentine's Bash with A2Z Band
Feb
11
Feb 12

Valentine's Bash with A2Z Band

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Celebrate Valentine's Day with your sweetie while dancing your heart out! We welcome A2Z Band back to The Library Ballroom for a fantastic night of entertainment and fun.

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Saturday, February 11th ~ 9:00PM
$15

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
(LIMITED Tables of 10 are also available for purchase at $175, please contact Kaylee Smith at 478-957-7728 for more details. If you do not purchase a whole table you are not guaranteed a seat. Any tables left over will be available to general admission.)

Cocktail attire is welcome but not mandatory

Tickets sold out for our Rockin' New Years Eve Party so don't miss out again.
Get your tickets early!

Thank you to our sponsors! 
 Widner & Associates, Inc.Pi-Tech, Inc.Tradebank International and Greg's Georgia Gardens

A Night with Maggie Renfroe - Fuller Center for Housing Benefit
Jan
28
8:00 pm20:00

A Night with Maggie Renfroe - Fuller Center for Housing Benefit

  • The Library Ballroom

Fame-bound singer and songwriter Maggie Renfroe will be in concert at The Library Ballroom, Saturday, January 28th, 2017! Proceeds will benefit the Fuller Center for Housing of Macon to help renovate derelict houses. Won't you join us for a great cause! Benefit starts at 8:00pm with Kirsten Beach followed Maggie Renfroe!

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE. PLEASE PURCHASE AT THE DOOR STARTING AT 7:00PM BEFORE THE SHOW.

General Admission Tickets: $10
 

All ticket sales will benefit The Fuller Center for Housing of Macon, Georgia!

The Fuller Center for Housing of Macon is a local partner of the Fuller Center for Housing, an affordable housing nonprofit working in 60 U.S. cities and 17 nations throughout the world. The Macon organization works to repair and rehabilitate owner-occupied homes for families who, due to economic circumstances, cannot otherwise afford a simple, decent and affordable home.

 
 

Maggie Renfroe is a 16 year old singer-songwriter from Macon, Georgia. She has a soulful sound with a modern twist. She’s a free spirit with an authentic connection to her audience.
Interested in singing and guitar playing from the age of 7, Maggie is making her dream of a music career a reality with her most recent EP album release, How Did I Get Here – now available on iTunes and Spotify. Maggie is currently working on new songs, performing locally and training with Mama Jan at Jan Smith Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, where other popular artists such as Justin Beiber and Usher have trained. Maggie recently opened for Chuck Leavell of the Rolling Stones in Macon, Georgia. She has also entertained 30A by performing live at Bud and Alley’s and at The Hub in Seaside, Florida. She can also be seen on Season 11 of The Voice! 

Rockin' New Year's Eve with A2Z
Dec
31
Jan 1

Rockin' New Year's Eve with A2Z

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Help us ring in 2017 with
A2Z Band
on New Year's Eve! 

Dance the night away in your best party attire while balloons rain down at the stroke of midnight! Complimentary champagne toast during Ball-Drop. It's going to be a night to remember so get your tickets today!

Saturday,  December 31st, 2016 ~ 9:00 PM ~ 21+ only
 

TICKETS/TABLES ARE SOLD OUT!

Limited tables of 10 are also available for purchase for $300 - includes party favors. Seating is not guaranteed if you do not purchase a table. - TABLES ARE SOLD OUT! General admission tickets still available. Please contact Kaylee Smith at 478-957-7728 or
TheLibraryBallroom@gmail.com for more details.

Blues with a Mission! with The Mobile Slim
Dec
3
8:00 pm20:00

Blues with a Mission! with The Mobile Slim

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'Tis the season for giving! What better way than to support our wonderful, military men and women! Barry Darnell & The Mobile Slim are doing it again on December 3rd at the Library Ballroom...this time with a great cause in mind.

All ticket sales will go to the Navy Seal Foundation. 
$10 or 2 for $15! 

Tickets Available Now! 

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LET'S DANCE! A Glam Rock Experience
Oct
7
8:00 pm20:00

LET'S DANCE! A Glam Rock Experience

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With the passing of David Bowie this year, what a better way to remember him than to celebrate the style he helped to create – GLAM ROCK! Dress up and rock out with music from David Bowie, Queen, Sweet, Slade, New York Dolls, T Rex, Alice Cooper and more. Hear some great glam tracks and party at the Library Ballroom! 

Friday, October 7, 2016
$10 or 2 for $15

Tickets Available Now! 

Campbell Airlines gave us a taste of glam in a memorable performance at last year’s Freddie For A Day show. This year they share the stage with Matt Lang of Great White Lion Snake, Acoustica, and the Dirty Diamonds. If you enjoyed last year’s Freddie For a Day, you are going to love this!

Thank you to our sponsors! 
 Widner & Associates, Inc.Pi-Tech, Inc.The Fuller Center for Housing, Macon, GAGreg's Georgia Gardens, and Tradebank International  

A Night of Downtown Sounds
Aug
6
8:00 pm20:00

A Night of Downtown Sounds

  • The Library Ballroom

The Library Ballroom celebrates talent from our beautiful city with "A Night of Downtown Sounds" on August 6th!

What better way to spend a night in Historic Downtown than by listening to music by Macon's own Joshua Neal, Dean Brown & Louise Warren. The soulful sounds of our city are not to be missed. 

$5
Tickets Available!

The 567 Beer & Bluegrass
Jun
25
7:00 pm19:00

The 567 Beer & Bluegrass

  • Library Ballroom

What better way to spend a summer night than drinking craft beer and listening to bluegrass music with your friends? On June 25, you can do just that at The 567's 2nd Annual Beer & Bluegrass event, featuring craft beer tastings by Growler Spot, food, and live music by Grassville.

Tickets are $25 in advance and include 6 tasting tickets, plus a souvenir pint glass. Purchase raffle tickets at the event for a chance to win a special craft beer prize package. All proceeds from Beer & Bluegrass benefit The 567 Center for Renewal and support its mission of bringing creative life to downtown Macon through events, classes, and business development.

Tickets available through the 567 Center for Renewal. 
Click here to purchase!

7:00-9:00 pm.
Presented by the Library Ballroom and Macon Beer Company.

90's Extravaganza!
Jun
4
Jun 5

90's Extravaganza!

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The Library Ballroom's annual "decade party" is upon us and we couldn't be more excited to announce that this year...it's the 90's!

Tickets available now!
$10 or 2 for $15

Join us to celebrate the 1990's in all of its glory! Throw on your best flannel, get out those terrible wind-suits, did someone say Doc Marten's?! Dress in your best nineties gear and dance the night away with Far From Over playing all your favorite hits! 

Thank you to our incredible sponsors for making this possible!
Widner & Associates, Inc., Pi-Tech, Greg's Georgia Garden's and Tradebank Middle Georgia

Cherry Blossom Jazz Celebration
Mar
25
7:00 pm19:00

Cherry Blossom Jazz Celebration

  • The Library Ballroom

Join us at The Library Ballroom during the Cherry Blossom Festival, Macon Georgia for our 2016 Jazz Celebration with
The World Famous Walnut Street Dixie, Racing & Marching Society Jazz Band on March 25, 2016. Doors will open at 6:30pm with music at 7:00pm. 

$10.00 or 2 for $15

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE. PLEASE PURCHASE AT THE LIBRARY BALLROOM DOOR STARTING AT 6:30PM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATRONAGE! 

Thank you to our sponsors!
 Widner & Associates, Inc.Pi-Tech, Inc.The Fuller Center for Housing, Macon, GAGreg's Georgia Gardens, Tradebank International, and the Jazz Association of Macon

Webb Wilder @ The Library Ballroom - 01.22.16
Jan
22
8:00 pm20:00

Webb Wilder @ The Library Ballroom - 01.22.16

Webb Wilder Live at The Library Ballroom!
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 8:00 PM

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

$10.00 Early Bird Special - $15.00 at the Door

Inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame “The Home Office for American Music”   He’s there alongside Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, BB King, Muddy Waters, Sam Cooke, Bo Diddley, Sonny Boy Williams and Jimmy Rogers.
 
Long before there were Kings of Leon, Keys of Black or Whites of Jack in Music City there was a riddle spewing prophet of roots rock and roll. A bluesy blast of baritone bombast.  Equally versed in two glorious worlds, Rock and Roll. He is a force on tour and a tour de force. He is the last of the Full Grown Men and Roots Rock Royalty. 
 
Rock ’n’ roll, from Nashville. Formed from Mississippi mud, tinged with British mod. 
Bruised by the blues.  Baptized by Buck and Chuck.
Psychiatric psycho-rootsy. Sizzling, glistening, uneasy listening.
As it has been for three decades, it is now and ever shall be. 
Webb Wilder.
 
Hardly a purist, Webb has described the music he makes as, “Rock for Roots fans and Roots for Rock fans.” Growing up in Hattiesburg, MS, he spent some years in Austin before setting his new home, Nashville, on its ear with his unique hybrid sound – was this music Country? Rock? Rockabilly? Blues?  What it was was popular, and he found himself touring worldwide – and growing legions of his Loving Public.  His critically acclaimed indie films made him a cult hero.  He was also one of America’s first Satellite DJs on XM Radio. 
 
And he has just made an album of uncommon uncommonness, of unusual unusualness.   Mississippi Moderne.  The main thing is to listen, and in your listening you shall hear a marvelous encapsulation of things right and righteous, wistful yet wild, strange at times but always strong. Garage rock and bluster blues. Fuzz-tone and fury, and, in many ways, a full and unbroken circle back to the days when Webb Wilder was a boy possessed of the mind of a full-grown man, listening to The Kinks and The Move, an Anglophile in Mississippi.

Webb flat out rocks! They serve up potent Southern comfort.
— Rolling Stone Magazine
With his obvious love of British rock and Southern roadhouse, Wilder could be a kind of Tom Petty for the trailer set.
— San Francisco Chronicle
These days the term ‘roots rocker’ is almost meaningless, but Wilder’s blend of a rocker’s heart with a hillbilly’s soul is probably the best aural definition of it yet.
— Time Out Chicago
The Fall Bluegrass Revelry!
Nov
21
6:30 pm18:30

The Fall Bluegrass Revelry!

  • The Library Ballroom

The Library Ballroom in conjunction with Widner & Associates, Inc., Pi Tech, Inc., Greg's Georgia Gardens, Fuller Center for House and The Gentry presents

THE FALL BLUEGRASS REVELRY!

Kicking off this jig will be Grass Backardz and Friendz followed by the talented Recycled Grass to set the mood for a toe-tapping good time!

Enjoy the beautiful rustic atmosphere of the Historic Library Ballroom while listening to your favorite Bluegrass bands! Bring those dancing shoes! It's sure to be a good time!

Tickets Available Here!

Recycled Grass

Recycled Grass


Flick or Treat! featuring Beetlejuice
Oct
30
7:30 pm19:30

Flick or Treat! featuring Beetlejuice

  • The Library Ballroom

This Halloween join us for a spooktacular viewing of Beetlejuice!

Friday, October 30th, 2015, The Library Ballroom will have a special picnic-style screening of BEETLEJUICE! Doors will open at 7:30pm with the show starting at 8:00pm (or a little after depending on daylight). We encourage guests to get there early to pick the best spot. Blankets, pillows and lawn chairs are welcome for this picnic-esque set-up. 

Guests may also bring in food and beverages!
We will have a bar and concessions provided by Lanier's during the show!

And don't forget that it is Halloween after all, so DRESS UP!

Tickets are only $8.00
(Can't go to the movies for that!)

Tickets available now! 


"Freddie For A Day" AIDS Benefit
Sep
5
8:30 pm20:30

"Freddie For A Day" AIDS Benefit

  • The Library Ballroom

Dress up and rock out with us for famed Queen lead-singer Freddie Mercury's Birthday on September 5! Hear all of your favorite Queen tracks and dance the night away for a great cause! The Benefit starts at 8:30pm with music from Campbell Airlines followed by local favorite, Legenderry Big Hairy Monster and wrapping up with showstopper, Great White Lion Snake!

$10.00 donation to attend the benefit will go to The HOPE Center of the North Central Health District and Sisterhood, a local HIV prevention and resource for women, in honor of the late-great Freddie Mercury.

Share this poster!

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 This event will be based on a popular fundraising event for a charity in the UK but we would like it to support our local AIDS research foundations. Here is a little more information on the event overseas.....

"The Freddie For A Day initiative is a celebration of the life of the iconic Freddie Mercury, bringing people together to dress as Freddie to raise awareness and much needed funds to support the work of the Mercury Phoenix Trust – fighting AIDS worldwide. Freddie For A Day was launched in 2010 and is held every 5th September, Freddie’s birthday, although people are encouraged to hold their own FFAD on any day of the year. Fans and friends around the world celebrate Freddie For A Day in every way imaginable. Young and old, people have donned a moustache and gone out for drinks, gone to class, gone shopping, taken the train, taken the plane, put on a concert or run a mini-marathon dressed as Freddie.Some go the whole hog by wearing full costume for the entire day. Some just decide to support the cause by wearing something yellow or putting on a moustache. The main thing is to have fun, raise awareness and try and get sponsored to raise funds."


Randall Bramblett @ The Library Ballroom
Aug
15
8:00 pm20:00

Randall Bramblett @ The Library Ballroom

  • The Library Ballroom
Randall Bramlett

Randall Bramlett

Randall Bramblett Live at The Library Ballroom!
August 15, 2015 - 8:00pm

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT DOOR
STARTING AT 7:30 PM!

Randall Bramblett Bio - 

"......Although sometimes associated with the Southern rock scene built around the ’70s-’80s Capricorn label’s core, Randall has never identified with that sound. “Black music is what I grew up loving and the folk scene really hit me too,” he says. “So it’s a combination of Dylan and Ray Charles.”

Elements of pop, soul, blues, and the sounds of the church combine with Randall’s often wistful, beautifully conceived lyrics on these dozen ruminative, roots-based tunes. “Some of the words come from dreams. I do meditations in the morning and write in a journal,” he says. His lyrical strength is mixing unusual thematic concepts with dry humor. That helps explain the album’s upbeat title. “In almost every song there is darkness, yet some thread of humor. The irony of the bright spots is that there is a lot of hurt in these songs and there are the bright spots too. It’s pain and joy simultaneously. There are gifts of desperation.”

That takes the form of the lowdown “Whatever That Is,” his most overtly blues composition, and the sing-along gospel of “Shine,” which sports an anthemic chorus different from anything Bramblett has previously written. “I’ve tried to push the boundaries, but we always follow the song and see what it needs. If the song doesn’t like something, it will tell you......” click for more

Randall Bramblett

Randall Bramblett

Totally Radical 80's Revival!
Jun
27
Jun 28

Totally Radical 80's Revival!

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Like totally get the hairspray out because this is going to be a righteous night!
Dance the night away in your best 80's gear with
MATT LANG (of GREAT WHITE LION SNAKE) and LEGENDERRY BIG HAIRY MONSTER.

MATT LANG is sure to please with your favorite metal jams from Poison, Motley Crew, Quiet Riot, Guns & Roses and more! Then get your Flashdance on with LEGENDERRY BIG HAIRY MONSTER playing like the most rad tunes from Bon Jovi, Peter Gabriel, Duran Duran and more! 

It's going to be like totally gnarly!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Caroline Aiken @ The Library Ballroom
May
16
7:30 pm19:30

Caroline Aiken @ The Library Ballroom

Caroline Aiken LIVE @ The Library Ballroom!
with special guests Doug Peters and Eddie Glikin
May 16, 2015 -
Doors open at 7:30 PM - Show at 8:00 PM

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PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Caroline Aiken Bio- 

Independent to the bone with seven CDs, and with a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Folk CD in 2006, Caroline Aiken has performed numerous times to benefit thousands of causes, and has played thousands of shows in her 40-plus years of touring at home and abroad. Writing, producing shows, festivals, theaters, and series, Caroline has also served 12 years as Entertainment Director for the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Caroline has recorded with and shared stages with The Indigo Girls, Bonnie Raitt, and has been a guest performer at major venues with them such as San Antonio’s Majestic Theater, Denver’s Red Rocks, and Berkeley’s Greek Theater. Caroline has headlined at the Kerrville, Texas Music Festival (Main Stage since ’95), Seattle’s Bumbershoot (since ’96), Folk Life Festival (since ’76), NY’s Falcon Ridge, and Northern California’s High Sierra Music Festival. Course description: Caroline’s class, “How to Enjoy the Time on the Stage,” teaches how to be an independent artist, a booking agent, a manager, a record label, and how to read the fine print, as well as song writing, and guitar-percussive finger style.  Caroline’s finger picking style won an invitation to the Stuttgart Germany Guitar Seminar in May 2006 and 2007. Click for more info

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Event is presented by Widner & Associates, Inc., Pi Tech, Inc., The Fuller Center for Housing, Macon, GA, and The Gentry. 

First Friday Celebration with the Joey Stuckey Trio
Apr
3
8:00 pm20:00

First Friday Celebration with the Joey Stuckey Trio

  • The Library Ballroom

Come on down to The Library Ballroom for a Macon First Friday Celebration!  First Friday, April 3rd, The Library Ballroom will feature The Joey Stuckey Trio with influences of Stevie Wonder, Beatles, John Mayer and the Allman Brothers Band!

Doors open at 7:45pm. Admission is only $5.00! It's going to be a great time! 

Event is presented by Widner & Associates, Inc..Pi Tech, Inc.The Fuller Center for Housing, Macon, GAAce HardwareThe Gentry and Cotton Avenue Lofts. 

PURCHASE TICKETS

Joey Stuckey

Joey Stuckey

Born in Green Cove Springs, Florida, Joey Stuckey is an award-winning blind guitarist, songwriter, singer, composer, producer, radio & TV personality, music columnist, educator, inspirational speaker, and sound engineer. Joey’s guitar style is reminiscent of rocker Jeff Beck and jazzer Wes Montgomery while his vocal influences range from Mel Torme to Gregg Allman—these influences have inspired an original sound that Stuckey calls “jazz infused rock with southern attitude”.
Stuckey lost his sight and sense of smell as an infant as the result of a brain tumor. Despite these limitations, he remained in mainstream education. Scholastically outstanding, Joey Stuckey graduated from high school at the age of 14. At the age of 17 he began his musical career by taking classical guitar lessons from noted music professor Terry Cantwell. Joey continued his musical education by studying with renowned jazz guitarists Stanley Jordan and Steve Crowell. Stuckey is the owner and sound engineer of a recording facility Shadow Sound Studio (www.shadowsoundstudio.com) which boasts vintage analog gear and state-of-the-art digital technology. He also owns and operates a 24-hour internet radio station, WTMT, where he promotes independent music of all genres.
Stuckey is currently active in student instruction for guitar, voice, music theory, and sound engineering and is a professor of music technology at Mercer University. No stranger to musical theater, he was the music director for Macon State College’s production of “The Rocky Horror Show” in the fall of 2002. In short, Joey Stuckey is a young man with an enormous talent, clear vision, and a tireless work ethic who is well respected by his peers, fans, and more than a few legends. click for more

First Friday Celebration with Mobile Slim
Mar
6
7:30 pm19:30

First Friday Celebration with Mobile Slim

  • The Library Ballroom

Come on down to The Library Ballroom for a Macon First Friday Celebration!  First Friday,  March 6th, The Library Ballroom will be featuring Barry Darnell and the Mobile Slim playing the Blues, Soul, Funk, Gospel and Rock-n-Roll!

Doors open at 7:30pm. Admission is only $5.00! It's going to be a great time! 

Event is presented by Widner & Associates, Inc..Pi Tech, Inc.The Fuller Center for Housing, Macon, GA,Ace HardwareThe Gentry and Cotton Avenue Lofts. 

PURCHASE TICKETS

Mobile Slim

Mobile Slim was born to a boogie-woogie ivory-tickling mother and a construction-working harmonica-playing father in the segregated Southern gulf coast: Mobile, Bay St. Louis, and New Orleans. He eventually moved to Georgia, where he played juke joints and honky tonks all over the Southeast, and sang for spare change on the streets of Underground Atlanta. Ever the rolling stone, he spent several years in Mississippi, where Jesus strummed a funky chord in his soul and inspired Mobile Slim to become a minister of the Lord. He preached in many churches throughout the area, and meanwhile wrote a newspaper column and became active in the Civil Rights movement. But Mobile Slim was still restless. He returned to the blues rhythm he had found in Georgia, this time to Macon, where he continued to make music and live out his groove. Things were pretty mellow, until Mobile Slim suddenly vanished after playing a gig downtown. Some people close to him reported that a few months before his disappearance he became very moody and secretive. He would be gone all night and return at ungodly hours in the morning. No one knew where he went during this time. He had been known to hang with some pretty cool cats at Wild Bean Recording Studio, and one day, a mysterious unlabeled tape was found there, and it was put on the stereo. First there was nothing, and then out came a blast of the funkiest rhythm and blues anyone could ever dream of, a six-course serving of soul food for the soul. They knew immediately what it was: the last known recording of Mobile Slim.

1st Annual Mardi Gras Party
Feb
17
8:00 pm20:00

1st Annual Mardi Gras Party

  • The Library Ballroom

The Library Ballroom would like to invite you to our 1st Annual Mardi Gras party on Fat Tuesday! Please join us on February 17th in celebrating this New Orleans tradition in our very own historic Downtown Macon.   

Come and enjoy delectable Cajun style food and drinks in the enchanting atmosphere of the Library Ballroom. The event will also feature the sensational Dixieland sounds of The World Famous Walnut Street Dixie, Racing & Marching Society Jazz Band.   

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

The World Famous Walnut Street Dixie, Marching & Racing Society Jazz Band

The World Famous Walnut Street Dixie, Marching & Racing Society Jazz Band

The night will be filled with activities! Find the surprise in your slice of King Cake and win a free Hurricane! We will also have a raffle courtesy of a local Downtown establishment! 

This is the event where you can dress up as anything! Party as a superhero, jester, flapper, or be creative in your own Mardi Gras style. A prize will be awarded for best costume!

The party kicks off at 8 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. Admission is $15.00 per person or $25.00 per couple, 21 and up. Call now to reserve your tickets 478-957-7728 or purchase at the link below. 

Here's a little Mardi Gras history to show off to all of your friends!
Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, a centuries-old celebration predating the French.   Early Christians incorporated the ancient Pagan festival into a period of celebrations prior to Lent.  The modern carnival marks the overturning social conventions in the wearing of masks, costumes and bacchanalian revelry.  The symbolic colors are purple, for justice, green for faith and gold for power.  Today Mardi Gras is celebrated all over the world.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!


Thank you to our Sponsors!





First Friday Celebration with the Mid-Life Chryslers
Feb
6
7:30 pm19:30

First Friday Celebration with the Mid-Life Chryslers

  • The Library Ballroom

Come on down to The Library Ballroom for a Macon First Friday Celebration! This First Friday, February 6th, The Library Ballroom will be featuring The Mid-Life Chryslers playing the Best Stax, Motown, Classic Rock, R&B with a touch of Reggae, Patsy Cline & so much more. It's going to be a night to remember! Don't miss it!

Doors open at 7:30pm. We will also have a cash bar open throughout the night. Admission is only $5.00! It's going to be a great time! 

Event is presented by Widner & Associates, Inc.., Pi Tech, Inc., The Fuller Center for Housing, Macon, GA, Ace HardwareThe Gentry and Cotton Avenue Lofts. 

The Mid-Life Chryslers are the busiest & most In-demand band in Middle GA! Their fans & Clients are happy & satisfied, and they love them right back! Energetic, toe-tapping, & FUN! The Mid Life Chryslers bring on the party with great classic rock, soul, R&B, & country! The Chryslers will rock the house and get everyone on the dance floor! They are a group of dependable, veteran musicians who play from the heart and love to entertain! They truly love their audiences & are happy for them to join in the fun! Come see why The Mid Life Chryslers are the most In-demand band in Middle GA!

Jan
2
9:00 am09:00

No First Friday Event in January

Enjoy the day after New Years with your friends and families and come back to join us for First Friday in February! Details to be announced. We have some wonderful activities on the way for 2015! It's going to be a great year!

An Intimate First Friday Acoustic Celebration with Honey Bear
Dec
5
8:00 pm20:00

An Intimate First Friday Acoustic Celebration with Honey Bear

  • The Lanier Courtyard - In The Alley

Join us for a Macon First Friday Acoustic Celebration featuring local artists Honey Bear. Enjoy a night under the stairs as Joe and Daniel serenade us with their soulful melodies at the Lanier Courtyard. Please bring a canned good or toy for admission! Cash Bar will be available on site. 

Event is presented by Widner and Associates, Inc., Pi Tech, Inc., Greg's Georgia Gardens, Ace Hardware and the Fuller Center of Central Georgia.  This is a Library Ballroom sanctioned event. 

Please contact Kaylee Pruitt for more info: 478.957.7728 or thelibraryballroom@gmail.com

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Nov
7
7:00 pm19:00

First Friday with The World Famous Walnut Street Dixie, Racing & Marching Society Jazz Band

  • The Library Ballroom

Join us at The Library Ballroom for a Macon First Friday with The World Famous Walnut Street Dixie, Racing & Marching Society Jazz Band. Admission is only $5.00. We will have a cash bar open throughout the night. 

Event is sponsored by Widner & Associates, Inc., Ace Hardware, Pi Tech, Inc, Greg's Georgia Gardens, The Fuller Center for Housing and Jazz Association of Macon

For more info contact Kaylee Pruitt: 478-957-7728 or TheLibraryBallroom@gmail.com

The World Famous Walnut Street Dixie, Racing & Marching Society Jazz Band
Oct
3
7:30 pm19:30

First Friday Blues Celebration with Barry Darnell and the Mobile Slim

  • The Library Ballroom

Join us at The Library Ballroom for a Macon First Friday Celebration with Barry Darnell and the Mobile Slim Band. Reminiscent of Van Morrison and Marshal Tucker Band, Mobile Slim is sure to please! Admission is only $5.00! 


Event is presented by Widner and Associates, Inc., Pi Tech, Inc., Greg's Georgia Gardens, Ace Hardware and the Fuller Center of Central Georgia. 


Please contact Kaylee Pruitt for more info: 478.957.7728 or thelibraryballroom@gmail.com


Sep
27
1:00 pm13:00

GABBAfest 2014 Members Jam

  • The Library Ballroom

This year, The GABBA Members Jam will be held at The Library Ballroom on Mulberry Street, formerly The College Discotheque, site of the first Macon gig The Allman Brothers Band played upon their arrival in Macon in May of 1969. Earlier this year, a historic marker sponsored by GABBA was placed on the building to commemorate the gig, and is another site on the GABBA “footsteps” map. Back by popular demand, the jam will be hosted by Mystery Road. The boys in Mystery Road have become great friends of GABBA over the last few years and we have really come to love them as brothers! The jam this year promises to be another barn burner!

For more information: http://www.gabba.org/

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