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Music Line-Up

In the spirit of celebrating the city’s musical heritage and local greats

Like Otis Redding, Little Richard, and the Allman Brothers Band, Macon Octoberfest presents a musical lineup of all Southern acts, from hard-drivin’ Southern roots music to alt-country to soul.

Check out the 2017 Performers!


Bear Cats

Saturday: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Bier Garden Stage

The Bearcats are an alternative rock group from Macon, Ga. We play originals! We play covers! But most importantly, we play LOUD.

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Hank Vegas

Saturday: 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Bier Main Stage

Hank Vegas often refers to itself as “Andy Warhol’s honky-tonk band”, both to explain the deliberate concpetual spirit of the project as well as to sidestep the perceived need to explain the collective’s intent. Myth creators and cliche abusers are of equal interest.

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Sound Experiment

Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Bier Main Stage

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Street Clothes

Saturday: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Bier Main Stage

SINCE THEIR 2014 FORMATION, SAVANNAH DANCE-ROCK BAND STREET CLOTHES HAS ENDURED LINEUP CHANGES, BREAKUPS, AND BIRTHS TO CRAFT DANCE-POP FOR THE VINTAGE-LOVING GLAM-POP MASSES. 

Singer/songwriter Andy Sutphen relocated to Savannah, GA with a catalog of songs in his pocket. He was set on a finding a fresh start and a new band. By 2015, with the addition of Veronica Garcia and David Murray, Street Clothes was formed and creating a stir in the local scene with their dynamic, dance inducing live performances.

In early 2016, Street Clothes released the album With Signs & Wonders which was recorded with engineer and producer, Peter Mavrogeorgis. A strong rapport was developed during these studio sessions and Street Clothes returned to Mavrogeorgis later that year to collaborate further on their second LP, Superautomatica. The sophomore album brings a sleek, synth-driven sound that evokes 1970’s new wave paired with anecdotal lyrics.

Upon the release of Superautomatica, Street Clothes is focused on local and regional performances lined up for late summer and early fall. Enjoy at this year’s Macon Octoberfest.

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Widow Pills

Saturday- 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Bier Main Stage

Hailing from the land where the ghost of southern music lingers like a closet full of the clothes of a deceased loved one. Clothes that you cannot bring yourself to get rid of; a ghost whose presence is not so much seen as it is felt. While ignoring this ghost is futile, these guys know there’s much more to this ghost called “southern music” than red solo cups and economic disparity. Simple songs and arrangements presented in a fairly traditional setup based around an acoustic guitar and vocal, but that’s exactly what made early country music, early blues, and much later (with speed and volume added for good measure) punk rock so fantastic. A sound all-together familiar but not derivative; one that stems from an array of influences and life experiences all united by the eccentricity of the South. A sound built on late-night porch storytelling, cold beer, family and friends, good food and good people.

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