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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!


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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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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