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Categories: APRIL/MAY 2024, ARTS & CULTURE, Arts & Culture Top 10

Top 10 in the 478: April – May 2024

Our top arts and culture picks in chronological order

1 Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

April 5-7 

Round Building, Carolyn Crayton Park

Thousands of like-new and used books can be purchased for as little as one dollar. All proceeds support local public libraries.

2 Soprano Lenora Green

April 11 at 7 p.m.

Pierce Chapel, Wesleyan College

Macon Concert Association presents acclaimed Macon native, Dr. Leona Green-Turner, soprano.

3 5th Annual Little Richard Festival

April 12-14

The Little Richard House

Join The Little Richard House in celebrating the life and legacy of Macon’s own Little Richard with a youth talent showcase, music, food, and Sunday Gospel Explosion

4 Magnolia Soap Box Derby

April 13

Washington Park at Magnolia Street

Spectators flock to the park while dozens of teams compete in a STEM-oriented annual tradition with custom-built soapbox cars. Free family fun includes DJs, StreetLine drum corps, Art in the Park, and more


5 Macon-Mercer Symphony Orchestra

April 15 at 7:30 p.m.

The Grand Opera House

The season concludes with the Mercer University Concerto Competition winner and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, conducted by Jeffrey Turner.

6 Storytellers Macon: Live at Wesleyan College Leadership Lab

April 18 at 5:30 p.m. 

522 Cherry St.

In partnership with Wesleyan College, Storytellers Macon presents“Charting the Course: Leadership in Everyday Life: Tales of Triumph and Transformation.”

7 Pan African Festival of Georgia

April 27-28 

Macon Centreplex

Celebrating African influences from around the world for the 28th year, the festival features food from around the world, and local and regional artists will showcase unique goods for purchase.

8 Purple Madness Prince Tribute

April 27 at 8 p.m.

The Society Garden

Prince tribute artist Bobby Miller brings an electrifying and high-energy performance, recreating the sights and sounds of The High Priest of Pop.

9 Beach Bash with Macon Pops

May 25 at 6 p.m.

Museum of Arts and Sciences Amphitheater

A tropical outdoor symphony invites you to welcome the summer on Memorial Day weekend.

10 Hairspray

May 29-30 at 7:30 p.m.

Grand Opera House

Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour and will stop at the Grand Opera House for two nights only.

Fine artist Amy Gross's stereoscopic viewers and biotopes at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, Southeast Contemporary Exhibit, open through June 1.

TOP IMAGE: Pan African Festival 2018. Photo by Matt Odom.