Celebrate the 4th with Georgia Music on public television
If you’re looking for some musical fireworks to celebrate July 4th, Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) offers a rockin’ evening. The concert film, A Night of Georgia Music, will premiere at 7 p.m. on GPB affiliate stations across the state and will stream on gpb.org.
The program features R.E.M. founding member and Macon native Mike Mills, former Allman Brothers Band member and current Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell, internationally renowned violinist and Macon native Robert McDuffie and students from Mercer University’s Robert McDuffie Center for Strings.
Your favorite iconic songs of Georgia are on the playlist, including those by Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Brook Benton, The Allman Brothers Band, R.E.M., Outkast and the B52s. The concert was filmed and produced for PBS by Emmy-award winner 7 Cinematics, which has filmed Georgia’s Zac Brown Band, Jimmy Buffett and John Legend, among others. Along with filming at Macon’s Grand Opera House, one of the show’s segments was shot at the city’s historic Capricorn Sound Studios, which was restored by Mercer University in 2019.
All of us at Georgia Trend wish you a happy and safe Independence Day. We’ll be back in the office on Tuesday, July 5.
Photo provided by Mercer University