Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 8th | 6pm

Mr. Pitiful's Pilsner Launch

Beer Launch for the NEW Mr. Pitiful’s Pilsner

Piedmont Brewery
450 3rd Street
Macon, GA 31201

Friday, September 9th | 11am

Otis Redding Birthday Celebration

Otis Redding Day Declaration & Groundbreaking for the NEW Otis Redding Center for the Arts

Otis Redding Center for the Arts
436 Cotton Avenue
Macon, GA 31201

Friday, September 9th | 7pm

An Evening of Respect

Award of RESPECT recognition with a tribute concert starring Robert Glasper and performances by Mickey Guyton and Zach Wilson

*Cocktail Attire

Grand Opera House
651 Mulberry Street
Macon, GA 31201

Robert Glasper

Robert Glasper is a pianist, record producer, songwriter, and film composer with a career that bridges multiple musical and artistic genres including R&B, Hip-hop and Jazz. To date, Glasper has won four Grammy Awards and received eleven nominations across eight categories. 

Mickey Guyton

Born in Arlington, Texas this vocal powerhouse is making history as the first Black female solo artist to earn a GRAMMY nomination in a country category. Her music has topped the charts hitting the top 10 on NPR and Billboard.

Zach Wilson

Zach Wilson is a keyboardist and artist currently residing in the metro Atlanta area. Throughout his career in music, Zach has performed in many places with various artists including touring with Grammy- nominated artist Baby Rose, and performing at the esteemed Apollo Theater in New York. He also currently works closely with the Otis Redding Foundation in Macon, GA as music director for their various camps and special events.
Saturday, September 10th | 7pm

Big "O" Homecoming Show

Starring The War and Treaty with performances by Monophonics, Kendra Morris, DKOMX, Aläz and Reese Soul

Capitol Theatre
382 2nd Street
Macon, GA 31201

The War and Treaty

Since forming in 2014, The War And Treaty have amassed a following as eclectic as their sound itself, a bluesy but joyful fusion of Southern soul, gospel, country, and rock-and-roll. The husband-and-wife team of Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Trotter endlessly create an exhilarating exchange of energy with their audience.


One of the best live soul bands I have ever seen!”- Al Bell 

The Bay Area’s Monophonics contemporize the heavier and more psychedelic sounds of late-’60s and early-’70s soul and rock while also drawing from other facets of R&B and jazz from the same era.

Kendra Morris

Kendra Morris’s LP Nine Lives, released on Karma Chief Records in early 2022, marks not only the culmination of the decade since the release of her first LP Banshee, but also a turning point in Kendra’s life. Nine Lives heralds the beginning of a new chapter; label, and an evolution to the next level of adulthood. This collection of her original songs encapsulates moments from what could be nine lifetimes. Kendra, while very much a New Yorker and veteran of almost 2 decades on the NYC scene, hails from Florida and aesthetically embodies the broader sense of American culture, bringing to her contemporary sound influences found in music and cinema dating back to the mid 20th century. Her music conjures imagery evocative of road trips to weird and wonderful places.


DKOMX (meaning DK Over Music) Dakarai B. Williams is a musical talent from Macon, Georgia, and has always been interested in all things creative and influential to hip-hop culture. Most importantly, his musical roots can be traced back to his father’s exposing him to his hip-hop legendary friends, Goodie Mob and other members of the Dungeon Family, to name a few. However, his pursuit of music took off at age 14 when he attended the Otis Music Camp in Macon, GA. DKOMX released his second individual project in April of 2022, an EP titled “Go Mode,” which has created a buzz. DKOMX is creating his own lane while still drawing creative inspiration and paying homage to hip-hop artists and cultural creatives who have come before him.


ALäZ is ambassador for his city, preserver of a culture, and servant to the people. Whether moving the crowd as a lyrical force or  playing captivating melodies on his trumpet, he is truly a one of a kind artistic genius. Born in a house in Macon, GA, at the age of 13, ALäZ heard the album Sneak Attack by KRS-One and connected to a particular song called Attendance. He is a community activist, student minister, and music educator, ALäZ uses his platform as an artist to teach people how to “Be Yourself” and then work to “Be Better” by demonstrating it with his own life first.

Reese Soul

Reese Soul received his formal musical training at Marshall University in West Virginia under the classification Music performance and jazz studies. Since then he has worked and shared the stage with many chart topping artists such as The Isley Brothers, Van Hunt, Desiigner, Alex Isley, and Kevin Ross, just to name a few. He was also a performer at the 2016 BET Hip-Hop awards.

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