Bragg Jam is one of the biggest music festivals in downtown Macon. The opening concert kicks off Friday at the Cox Capital Theatre. Several local artists stopped by 100.9 FM The Creek, excited to take the stage for the very first time.

Matt Brantley is one of nearly 85 acts that will take the stage this weekend. “I play rock. I play guitar. I play southern music,” said Matt Brantley with the Matt Brantley Band. “We're looking forward to that. It’s our first Bragg Jam that we've played.”

It's a nice homecoming for Brantley. Back in March, he left his job in Macon to write and sing full time. “It was scary, but so far, we're making it and enjoying every minute of it,” said Brantley.

Singer and songwriter Savannah Cameron is also coming to the Bragg Jam stage with her own sound. “It's very ambient,” said Cameron. “I feel like it's dreamlike to inspire awareness and hope.”

But her goals in the industry, she says, are bigger than her performance on Saturday.
Cameron is a senior at Wesleyan College, with plans to use her voice to provide music therapy to children. “I volunteer for a program called Songs for kids at the Children's Hospital, and we go in a play music for the kids,” said Cameron. “It just brings them alive and takes them away from their situation for a minute.”

Even though these performers have different sounds, their Bragg Jam goals are the same. “I'm really excited. I can't wait to hear all the different genres and to see everyone out supporting Macon and the community,” said Cameron.

It's a fun time to share their passion for music with a universal message of hope. VIP tickets for shows on Friday and Saturday are sold out, but you can still purchase Saturday's Concert Crawl tickets for $30 on