Celebrating 81 Years of Otis Redding

Zelma Redding and family, guests

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"Mr. Pitiful's Pilsner" Launch

On Thursday, September 7th, the Piedmont Brewery and Kitchen teamed up with The Otis Redding Foundation for an event to launch Mr. Pitiful’s Pilsner, a dry-and-crisp creation by Head Brewer David Fountain. Read more about the special beer offering.
Photos by Codec for the Otis Redding Foundation

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Otis Redding Center for the Arts Groundbreaking

On Friday, September 9th, community leaders, supporters and media gathered in front of the future location of the Otis Redding Center for the Arts. The new center will be located blocks away from Otis Redding’s 1966 office on Cotton Avenue in downtown Macon, GA.
Photos by Codec for the Otis Redding Foundation

An Evening of Respect

On Friday, September 9th, guests and supporters joined the Otis Redding Foundation for An Evening of Respect Tribute Concert featuring GRAMMY Award winner Robert Glasper, GRAMMY-nominated artist Mickey Guyton, and Zach Wilson.
Photos by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for the Otis Redding Foundation

Big "O" Homecoming Show

On Saturday, September 10th, the Big “O” Homecoming Show featured a variety of artists, such as DKOMX, Reese Soul, Aläz, Kendra Morris, Monophonics and special guests, The War and Treaty. The tribute show is a callback to Otis Redding’s own Home Coming Show & Dance, held at the Macon City Auditorium throughout the 1960’s.
Photos by Codec for the Otis Redding Foundation