Bragg Jam turns up volume in downtown Macon

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The streets of Macon were filled with people Saturday night.
Music poured out of buildings as everyone enjoyed the Bragg Jam music festival.

It’s that time again.

“It’s a beautiful place, lot of friendly people, and plenty of venues to go to,” said Wyatt Moore.

“Loud, loud, loud, loud music,” said Kye Kennington.

“Awesome, it’s my second trip, I came last year, I wouldn’t miss it again,” said Greg Renz.

Bragg Jam 2014 hit the streets of Macon Saturday night.

With 57 bands playing at 14 different venues, you have to have a plan.

“We’re just enjoying the music, but a little later on we’re gonna go see the 5 blind boys from Alabama. Right now, we’re going to go get something to eat and just enjoy,” said Bernice Hart.

It’s as simple as that.

“We’re going to go see the Kobecki family band at 10:30 at 567. Then we’re going to see Oh Brother at 11:45 tonight. So it should be pretty cool. And Jooby later. And Jooby. And Jooby of course,” said Moore.

“All this going on downtown, all the people coming and spending money, visiting different venues,” said Barbara Cox. “It’s really good for Macon.”

And it’s good for the economy.

“It seems like the city is growing, it seems like events like these help to pay for jobs and to bring marketability to the city,” said Jared Wozny.

You can see why these people love Macon.

“I’ve been to many many events, but this one is really nice, so I’m definitely going to come back. And as far as the economic impact, I think it’s going to do Macon very well,” said Bernice Hart.

And apparently, Bragg Jam does Rock ‘N Roll pretty well too.

“I like rock n roll,” said Kennington.

Bragg Jam board member Alex Morrison says the toughest obstacle organizers faced was booking the bands.

But, he said it was another successful festival.

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