September 9 will mark the 75th birthday of one of Macon, the state of Georgia and the world’s most favorite sons. In recognition of this historic occasion, the Redding Estate and the Otis Redding Foundation will host Celebrating 75 years of Otis Redding, a weekend of events held in Otis’ hometown of Macon, GA. All proceeds from the weekend will go to support of the efforts of the Otis Redding Foundation, whose mission is Progress through Education – Enlightenment through Music.
Friday, September 9:
- The City of Macon declare this day as Otis Redding Day with a host of activities in downtown Macon from noon.
Saturday, September 10:
- The celebrations will continue with more Celebrating 75 Years of Otis Redding events across the city of Macon.
- Luxury coach lines will take VIP sponsors and guests to the 400-acre Big “O” Ranch located in Round Oak, Georgia for a BBQ Luncheon in their honor from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, September 11:
- A star-studded tribute concert takes place at the Macon City Auditorium featuring a reunion with the 80’s hit group The Reddings with Mark Lockett, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Robert McDuffie, Otis Music Camp All-Stars and other celebrity guests!
Sponsorship opportunities are available now. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you are planning on staying overnight in Macon, please be sure to make use of the discounted rate at the Macon Marriott City Center, available HERE.