Bragg Jam

Macon streets fill with music fans during annual July festival

Bragg Jam has grown exponentially over the years, from the initial gathering of friends in 1999 to jam together in honor of two young and talented Macon brothers, Brax and Tate Bragg, who died in a car accident while traveling together on a cross-country road trip, to the city-wide arts and music festival that attracts thousands and has donated over $150,000 to the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail and other community causes. The 15th anniversary in 2014 included a day full of arts and kids’ activities followed by the Saturday night club crawl with over 50 acts representing diverse genres on 14 stages throughout historic downtown Macon.

Blind Boys of Alabama headline Bragg Jam 2014 to a packed house. Photo by Scott Corkery

Blind Boys of Alabama headline Bragg Jam 2014 to a packed house. Photo by Scott Corkery

Jessi Darlin of Those Darlins, one of Bragg Jam's most anticipated acts, does not disappoint. Photo by Chelsea Kornse

Jessi Darlin of Those Darlins, one of Bragg Jam’s most anticipated acts, does not disappoint. Photo by Chelsea Kornse

O'Brother brings a sonic wall of sound to the Mercer University stage at The Wall during Bragg Jam 2014. Photo by Chelsea Kornse

O’Brother brings a sonic wall of sound to the Mercer University stage at The Wall during Bragg Jam 2014. Photo by Chelsea Kornse

Col. Bruce Hampton, a Macon, Georgia favorite, shares his musical brilliance at Grant's Lounge during Bragg Jam 2014. Photo by Scott Corkery

Col. Bruce Hampton, a Macon, Georgia favorite, shares his musical brilliance at Grant’s Lounge during Bragg Jam 2014. Photo by Scott Corkery

Returning to Bragg Jam 2014, Kelsey Kopecky of Kopecky Family Band performs at 567 Center for Renewal. Photo by Chelsea Kornse

Returning to Bragg Jam 2014, Kelsey Kopecky of Kopecky Family Band performs at 567 Center for Renewal. Photo by Chelsea Kornse

Jimmy Carter of Blind Boys of Alabama electrifies the Cox Capitol Theatre audience. Photo by Scott Corkery

Jimmy Carter of Blind Boys of Alabama electrifies the Cox Capitol Theatre audience. Photo by Scott Corkery

Family and Friends, the Athens-based folk-pop collective, gathers after working up a Macon sweat at 567 Center for Renewal. Photo by Chelsea Kornse

Family and Friends, the Athens-based folk-pop collective, gathers after working up a Macon sweat at 567 Center for Renewal. Photo by Chelsea Kornse

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