Coming to Middle Georgia in Macon, Saturday March 9th, a "can't miss" blues and rock concert event - The Macon Blues and Brews Bash mini-festival. With 4 acclaimed blues/rock artist sharing 2 stages for an exciting day of music, food, drink and fun....
The Macon Blues & Brews Bash, is a vibrant festival that celebrates the rich musical heritage of Macon, Georgia. Hosted at the beautiful Macon Arts Center, this event is an absolute must-attend for all music lovers.
Featuring Albert Castiglia:
Miami-raised Blues Rock Album of the year winner Albert Castiglia, who served an apprenticeship while backing legendary blues musician Junior Wells. The Miami’s New Times lauded him as South Florida’s “Best Blues Guitarist” and USA Today was inspired to remark “It’s a revelation to discover the thrilling retro-electric blues from this astonishing young guitarist.” M Music & Musicians once noted, “His back-to-basics approach follows in the footsteps of those who fostered the blues in the Mississippi Delta and the smoky late-night haunts of Chicago.” After the highly successful and critically acclaimed release of Masterpiece on Gulf Coast Records, Castiglia was nominated for two Blues Music Awards in the categories of Blues Rock Album of the Year and Blues Rock Artist of the Year and won Blues Rock Album of the Year...
Houston, Texas native ANNIKA CHAMBERS, like most great American singers, began singing as a child in the Southern Baptist church. Though Gospel music is her mother tongue, it is in the Blues that she found her true voice, and what a voice it is!! She is the 2022 Blues Music Award Winner for Soul-Blues Female Artist of the Year. After winning her first Blues Music Award for Soul-Blues Female Artist of the Year in 2019, she gave us her third release entitled Kiss My Sass on the VizzTone Label Group. It debuted at #4 on the Billboard Blues Chart and won the 2020 Living Blues Award for Best Southern Soul album. Annika performs regularly at top Blues festivals across North and South America as well as Europe including Montana Folk Festival, Gloucester Blues Festival, North Atlantic Blues Festival, Chicago Blues Festival, Montréal Jazz Festival, Sierre Blues Festival, Vancouver Island Music Festival, Gravitaz Blues Festival, Mississippi Delta Blues Festival and White Mountain Blues Festival.
Deeply rooted in the blues-rock idiom, guitarist-singer Paul DesLauriers is the winner of the Maple Blues Awards (Canada’s national Blues Award program) for Entertainer of the Year (2016, 2017), Electric Act of the Year (2016), Guitarist of the Year (2013, 2019) and Acoustic Act of the Year (2013). In 2016 he took 2nd Place at the 32nd International Blues Challenge held by the Blues Foundation in Memphis, Tennesee. His most recent recording Bounce (Bros/Vizztone) debuted at #1 on Canada’s Roots Music Report and held the top Spot for several weeks. In November 2019, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Joh Lord of Deep Purple fame’s Concerto for Group & Orchestra, the Paul DesLauriers Band were invited perform the piece at Palais Montcalm in Quebec City, Canada along with Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden and L’Orchestre Symphonique de Québec under the direction of Paul Mann.Paul DesLauriers’ international touring schedule includes regular performances at top Blues Festivals in North America and Europe including the Montreal International Blues Festival, Ottawa Blues Fest, Edmonton Blues Fest, Calgary Blues Fest, Big Blues Bender Las Vegas NV USA, White Mountain Boogie n’Blues NH USA, Heritage Music Blues Fest Wheeling WV USA, Passion
Blues Cognac and Cahors Blues Festivals in France, the Sierre Blues Festival, Switzerland, and Grölsch Blues Festival Shöppingen Germany to name a few.
Bridgett Kelly Band:
An Alabama Blues Hall of Fame recipient, Living Blues and Radio charting blues rock powerhouse Bridget Kelly Band, is renown as an incredible performer and blues star. Featuring blues rock guitar gunslinger Tim Fik, this band will deliver an evening of incredible blues, rock and soul
Alex Lopez and The Xpress:
Acclaimed Blues/rock recording artist Alex Lopez and his band The Xpress bring their special brand of British infused blues to Macon. Mixing blues, rock, pop, and even funk, Alex and his band create a blues sound that is uniquely mesmerizing within a framework of melodic memorable songs. Recognized by critics as a formidable force and modern master of the blues, Alex and his band blend contemporary blues with a high-energy performance to deliver a show to remember. In addition to his new release "Looking for a change" which went TOP TEN on The Billboard Charts, Alex will be performing songs from all his albums to include “Slowdown” which was hailed as one of 2017’s best by Europe’s Blues Magazine, “Yours Truly me” which reached #6 on the blues radio charts, 2022's smash album "Rising Up which made top ten on the Billboard charts" and last years Nasty Crime which was #1 on the Blues/rock radio charts.
The Macon Arts Center, a hub for creativity and culture in Macon, is the perfect venue for an event as vibrant as the Macon Blues & Brews. With a dedication to fostering artistic expression, the Center provides the perfect backdrop for the soulful melodies and passionate performances that define the festival. The venue will have adult beverages, soft drinks and Food trucks to make it a full day experience.
The bands will be sharing on 2 stages at alternating times so that you can literally attend the equivalent of 4 concerts!
Tickets for General admission on $25 with special VIP section seating only $40.
Get your tickets today for this amazing music event