Macon is a city located in central Georgia, US. It lies near the geographic center of Georgia, approximately 85 miles south of Atlanta, hence the city's nickname as the Heart of Georgia. As of the 2010 Census, Macon had an estimated population of 91,351.
Macon has been the birthplace or hometown to such musicians as The Allman Brothers Band, Randy Crawford, Mark Heard, Lucille Hegamin, Otis Redding, Little Richard, Mike Mills and Bill Berry of R.E.M. as well as more recent names like violinist Robert McDuffie and country artist Jason Aldean. Rapper Jody Breeze (1/4 of the hip-hop group Boyz N Da Hood along with fellow Maconite Young Jeezy, currently signed to P. Diddy's Bad Boy Entertainment) was discovered in Macon at a car show. The Georgia Music Hall of Fame was built here.
International Cherry Blossom Festival - During mid-March of every year, the height of the cherry trees' bloom, Macon holds a 10-day celebration of concerts, food festivals, arts and crafts shows, parades, street markets, picnics, dances, and exhibitions of artists from around the world. The city is decorated in pink, the symbolic color of this event, reflecting the color of the blossoms.
The Mulberry Street Festival, is an arts and crafts festival held the last weekend of March in downtown Macon.
Pan African Festival - Macon celebrates its African American cultural heritage. In April, Macon holds the Pan-African Festival featuring parades, African and Caribbean musical performances, African dancing, films, food festival, cultural shows, and exhibitions.
The Georgia Music Hall of Fame hosts Georgia Music Week in September. During the museum's free Brown Bag Boogie concert series, artists from across the state perform outdoors at noon. Festivities have also included the annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards held in Atlanta.
Macon's annual Bragg Jam festival features an Art and Kids' Festival along the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail and a nighttime Pub Crawl featuring local and national musical acts. The event pays tribute to the lives of musicians Brax and Taylor Bragg, brothers who were killed in an automobile accident. Proceeds benefit the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail.
Macon has approximately 30,000 college students, the third highest number in Georgia. Mercer, Macon State, and Wesleyan College have the largest populations of "traditional" college students. Georgia College & State University has a "Center for Graduate and Professional Learning" in Macon.
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Adja's African Hair Braiding - Category: Black Hair Salons - 1682 N Atwood Dr - Macon, GA (478) 742-5188
Bebe African Hair Braiding - Category: Black Hair Salons - 2810 Napier Ave - Macon, GA (478) 330-6050
Brown Sugar Beauty Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 4354 Mercer University Dr - Macon, GA (478) 254-4987
CBS Beauty Supply & Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 4490 Columbus Road - Macon, GA (478) 477-5133
My Hair Braiding - Category: Black Hair Salons - 1477 Pio Nono Ave - Macon, GA (478) 621-0560
Natural Hair by A.J. - Category: Black Hair Salons - 195 Spring Street
Suite C - Macon, GA (478) 538-2300
Tangles and Locs - Category: Black Hair Salons - Wesleyan - Macon, GA (678) 852 8067
Urbanity Hair Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - Curl classes
Braids, twists, and other natural hair styles - 195 Spring Street, Suite C - Macon, GA (478) 538-2300
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
African American Telecom LLC - Category: Tele - Order the latest cell phones and wireless products right here at African American Telecom LLC at deeply-discounted prices and with Free Shipping on most orders! - 2851 Wilkes Court, Macon, GA (478) 719-5583 - (visit website)
Bubba's Mobile Tire - Category: Auto - 24/hr roadside service; Sell new and used tires. Rotate and Balance - 3561 Broadway, Macon, GA (478) 781-7433
First Baptist Church - 595 New Street, - Macon, GA (478) 745-8368
Grant Chapel A.M.E. Church - 385 Pittman St., - Macon, GA (478) 781-7760
Greater Turner Tabernacle AME Church - 1104 3rd Street, - Macon, GA (478) 743-4932
Saint Paul AME Church-Macon, Inc. - 2501 Shurling Drive, - Macon, GA (478) 745-0507 - (visit website)
Steward Chapel Ame Church Inc - 887 Forsyth Street, - Macon, GA (478) 742-4922
Club Synergy - Category: Nightclub - - 425 Cherry Street - Macon, GA (478) 755-9383
Douglass Theatre - Category: Theatre - The theater was an important center for early African-American film written and produced by blacks for black audiences. - 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd - Macon, GA (478) 742-2000
The Rookery - Category: Entertainment - Live bands & entertainment Fridays & Saturdays with a variety of music playing. - 543 Cherry Street - Macon, GA (478) 746-8658
550 Blues - Category: Entertainment - Live bands here & entertainment Wednesdays through Sundays. - 550 Riverside Drive - Macon, GA (478) 750-0005
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