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July 25 Music in the Park. Rutledge Gazebo. Free. 7:00-9:00 PM

July 26 Firefly Festival Concert & Dance. Town Park. $5

August 1-2. Live music at Perk Avenue.

August 2  Good Vibrations Band. Eatonton. 7:30 PM

Friday at Noon Gazebo Grooves Concerts Madison Town Park

Friday Nights Rutledge Gazebo Concerts 7 - 9 pm

Perk Avenue Live music on weekends!

 

 

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Thank you, thank you, thank you...for showing us how beautiful this land and its people are!
  - Australia - January 22, 2012

Calendar of Events: scroll down for events by month

Book Early for Special Events ~ Two Night Minimums May Be Required

 

Don't forget that you can golf, canoe, swim, bike, go horseback riding, and play tennis in the area. At the Inn, you can play boccie ball, croquet, badminton, horseshoes, ride our bikes, or just swing in the hammock!


Location! Location! Location!

Have a hankering to explore? Got the time to really tour? Brady Inn is the perfect place to stay while you explore the Antebellum Trail, the Historic Heartland,  Treasures Along I-20 Trail, and Georgia's Lake Country. Of course, you have to experience Madison's breathtaking beauty and history first! You'll need several days to do it all and we'll help plan your itinerary.

FARMeander is a map-based tour guide to farms and farm-related activities in Morgan, Newton, and Walton Counties and includes tours, pick-our-own,  markets and festivals.  706-342-9252  www.mmcgeorgia.org   (April 12-13, 2014)

Take a look on YouTube at what Madison Georgia is all about!

 Budget Travel Online Magazine announced their Top 16 Most Beautiful Villages in the WORLD…and Madison, Georgia made the LIST!

Although we take great care to insure accurate information, events and dates are subject to change. Use the key below for organization names, links, and phone numbers:

CVB - Madison Visitor Center/Chamber 706-342-4454

HLC - Hard Labor Creek State Park  706-557-3001

MAG - Madison Artist Guild 706-752-0137

MCAAM - Morgan County African American Museum 706-342-9191

MMC - Madison Morgan Conservancy 706-342-9252

MMCC-Madison-Morgan Cultural Center 706-342-4743

MMOFA - Madison Museum of Fine Art 706-485-4530

MMS - Madison Mainstreet: City Website  706-342-1251 x 208

STMA-Steffen Thomas Museum of Art 706-342-7557

Recent articles: Arts Alive in Madison: Augusta Magazine; Antebellum Trail: Madison

Weekly Happenings: 

Schedule a tour in a horse drawn carriage at North Georgia Tours! Call Melissa and Charlie Horse at 706-340-4357. Your tour encompasses the real history and true Southern culture of a bygone era.


Thursday Nights: Amici Italian Cafe provides a mean game of Trivia and great hot wings -- not to mention their super pizza! 706-342-0000.

 

 

 Madison  Chophouse Grille  from 6:30-8:30 pm features talented high school student musicians on Thursday evenings. 706-342-9009.

 

Fridays & Saturdays, Perk Avenue offers up-and-coming talent as well as seasoned performers such as John Berry & Randall Bramlett. Make reservations for dinner and stay for the show or a cover and enjoy libations and entertainment.  

On Tuesday evenings join local Bluegrass pickers at Perk and dine on the Bluegrass special. If you play, pick, or play spoons, you are invited to join in!   706-342-2562

 

Try Town 220 Restaurant After Dark on Saturday nights - call to make sure of their music schedule! 706-752-1445. Check Atlanta TV CBS review of Town 220 and The Caboose in Rutledge!

 

 Ricardo's Kouzzina is the newest restaurant in Madison which also hosts live music on occasion.  706-342-0729

 

Ricky D's Retro Cinema offers a trendy mix of films with a casual dining and a "Backdoor" wine bar for the adults on Fridays & Saturdays at 6 PM! On the square by courthouse. 


Ongoing!

 

 April 3 - September 29. "Springtime in Madison" Art Exhibition and Show. In the Oak Room at the James Madison Inn, 260 West Washington Street.

JULY

 3  MMCC: Independence Day Picnic & Free Concert 7 pm. Cultural Center lawn. Bring your picnic and cooler. 706-342-4743


4   Bostwick Bar-B-Que & Fireworks. Downtown Bostwick.  www.bostwickga.com

4   Perk Avenue: Second to None Band.  8:30 PM 

11  Music in the Park ~ Rutledge Gazebo. 7-9 pm. Free 

12 Hard Labor Creek Observatory Open House ~  9:00 - 11:00 PM. 

18  Music in the Park ~ Rutledge Gazebo. 7-9 pm. Free

25  Music in the Park ~Rutledge Gazebo. 7-9 pm. Free

25   Firefly Festival. Town Park. Family Night on Friday. Ticket includes all activities in the park. 7:00 - 9:00 PM. Kids $5; Adults Free.

26   MAG: Joanie Bruce Book Signing. Christian suspense/romance theme. 11 AM

26   Firefly Festival. Date Night! Twilight Concert & Dance featuring The Sounds of Motown Band. Picnics & coolers welcome on Saturday night. $5 Adults; Kids Free. 7:30 - 9:30 PM

26   MAG: Silent Art Auction 5-8 PM (across street from the Town Park)


AUGUST

1   Music in the Park ~ Rutledge Gazebo. 7-9 pm. Free

1   Butch & The Buckheads at Perk Avenue. 8:30 PM reservationsrecommended. 706-342-2562

2   Jeff Beasley Band at Perk Avenue. 8:30 PM Reservations recommended. 706-342-2562.

2    Good Vibrations Band.  Plaza Arts Center, Eatonton (25 minutes away). 7:30 PM. Top 40 hits from the 60s to today!

2   Hard Labor Creek Observatory Open House: 8:45 - 10:45 PM

8   Music in the Park ~ Rutledge Gazebo. 7-9 pm. Free

9   MMCC: Gallery Talk with Don Cooper. Three Paths exhibit. 2:00 PM

15  Music in the Park ~ Rutledge Gazebo. 7-9 pm. Free

16  Bike Race @ Hard labor Creek State Park. 706-557-3001

22  Music in the Park ~ Rutledge Gazebo. 7-9 pm. Free

23  14th Annual Festival of Friends  706-752-2237.

29  Music in the Park ~ Rutledge Gazebo. 7-9 pm. Free

30  UGA vs Clemson.

SEPTEMBER

5    MMCC: Farm Exhibit Opening Reception. 6-8 pm. Free and open to public. An exhibition of  art inspired by the agrarian life in Morgan County. On display through January 4, 2015.

6   Hard Labor Creek Observatory Open House:  8:00 - 10:00 PM

11  MMCC: Southern Circuit of Independent Filmmakers Screening. 7 PMOil & Water. Two boys come of age amid a toxic disaster. $5 members; $7 non-members. Admission includes reception with filmmaker.

6   Hard Labor Creek Observatory Open House: 8:00 - 11:00 PM

13  MMCC: Open Art Day. Madison Morgan Cultural Center, Steffen Thomas Museum of Art, the Madison Art Guild, and Morgan County African-American Museum open with free admission between 12:00-4:00 PM. Refreshments at each location.

17  MMCC: OLLI @ UGA: Madison Lecture 'Johnny Mercer'. Dr. Glenn T. Eskew will explore work of Johnny Mercer (1909-1976), the jazz-infused Savannah musician.

20   Rock n Roll Cruise-In. Downtown Greensboro,GA  - North Main Street only 25 minutes away. 4 - 8 PM. Featuring antique, classic, vintage, street rods, and special interest cars. Live music on Courthouse lawn with dancing, restaurant specials, and more. Band favorites from 50s, 60s... 

20  UGA vs Troy

21   Country Road Cruisers Fall Car Show. 706-474-1575. Vintage automobiles roll into town.

27  UGA vs Tennessee

27-28   Cotton South Fine Arts Festival @ Harbor Club. 706-342-2050

OCTOBER

1   MMCC: OLLI @ UGA, Madison Lecture 'Janette Rankin'


4  UGA vs Vanderbilt

4   10th Annual Downtown Chili Cook-off & Fall Festival. Sample a healthy mix of chili from amateurs and experts from around the southeast. Live entertainment, vendors, and chili make for a great day in Town Park. Free admission. 

4   Hard Labor Creek Observatory Open House: 7:00 - 11:00 PM

11   Annual Rutledge Fall Yard Sale. 8-4 pm.

11   Firefighters Fall 5K & 10K. An annual fall run through Madison's Historic District benefiting Madison's volunteer fire department. Registration required.

17  MMCC: OLLI@UGA Madison Lecture 'Aristopheles & Greek Antiquity'

18    MMC: Greenprint Ramble. Tour western slice of Morgan County and explore the history of the families who lived in and built the communities of Rutledge, Dorsey, Fairplay, and Reese.at 2 pm. Supper at 5:30 pm at Ainslie's Ardenlea Farm - the site where General Slocum's Union troops camped on the March to the Sea 150 years ago.

18  STMA: Golden Ghoul Awards. 7-9 pm

23   MMCC: Southern Circuit of Independent Filmmakers Screening 

25   MMCC: Farm Day. 10-2 pm.

25   STMA: The Golden Ghoul Awards. Wonderful evening of food, drink, music & costumed fun! 7-10 PM

NOVEMBER

1   Bostwick Cotton Gin Festival & Gin Run.  One of the best festivals around and with a working cotton gin - see the raw cotton come off the trucks to be ginned and turned into bales to e shipped to the mills. 

11  MMCC: OLLI@UGA Madison Lecture 'Russian Art History'

13   Dancin' with the Stars Fundraiser ~ Boys & Girls Club. PS S0ld out last year.

15  UGA VS Auburn

20  MMCC: Southern Circuit of Independent Filmmakers Screening. 7 pm.

22  UGA vs Charlest0n Southern

29  UGA vs Tech

DECEMBER

3  MMCC: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert. 

5-6  Heritage Hall: Holiday Tour of Homes. The highlight of the holiday season and a special weekend that sells out fast if you plan to stay overnight. We are taking reservations now.

11   Bingo for Books at Morgan County Library  6 PM

13  Christmas Rush Classic 5K. Rusty Ewing. 706-342-4900 x 208

13 MMS: Holiday Parade. 4 pm. 

13  MMS: Caroling by Candlelight @ Town Park. 5 pm.

2015

FEBRUARY

12  MMCC: Southern Circuit of Independent Filmmakers Screening.  7 pm

MARCH

12  MMCC: Southern Circuit of Independent Filmmakers Screening.  7 pm

APRIL

23  MMCC: Southern Circuit of Independent Filmmakers Screening. 7 pm