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The Otis Redding Foundation is gearing up for his 81st birthday celebration

The event is completely open to the public. Tickets are available on their website.

MACON, Ga. — A birthday celebration for all to remember is coming to Macon in honor of one of the cities most iconic natives: Otis Redding.

"We are rolling out the red carpet. We've got people coming from all over the country, all over the world that are coming in for this concert," said Justin Andrews, Redding's grandson and Director of Special Projects and Outreach at the Otis Redding Foundation. 

Grammy award-winning pianist Robert Glasper and Grammy award-nominated singer Mickey Guyton are just some of the artists coming to Macon for the Otis Redding celebration.

"Every time we try to do these things, we try to do them on big major birthdays every five years. Last time we did it, it was the 75th," said Andrews.

The Otis Redding Foundation couldn't hold a big event in honor of Redding's 80th birthday last year because of COVID-19 concerns. One of this year's venues is the Hargray Capitol Theatre.

"We are going to have six acts in total in here on Saturday. So, there has been a lot of preparation and coordinating to get all of the timing down with everybody, but we've got it all figured out and we are ready to roll on Saturday," said General Manager Hubble Beasley. 

As far as what other stars may pop up as a surprise...

"When you have these kind of celebrities and these kind of amazing stars and Grammy-nominated artists in their own right, there is no telling who is going to end up showing up down here in Macon," said Andrews. 

The event is completely open to the public. Tickets are available on their website.


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