Grand Opera House
The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street, Macon, GA 31201, USA


Mar 20 2021


8:00 pm



Storytellers Macon: Blossoming

Storytellers Macon: Live at The Grand Opera House

March 20: Blossoming

Your friends and neighbors speak their truth. For the past five years, Storytellers Macon has been asking people around Middle Georgia to tell their stories. The ritual has grown from front porches and bonfire tales to monthly open events at Grant’s Lounge, Amerson River Park, and now stART Up Studios. This limited series will bring the best stories back for a heightened presentation at The Grand, which will be recorded live for a new podcast series about the real-life souls in the city where soul lives.

The theme is Blossoming: There is a pivotal moment when every baby bird has to leave the nest. And the feeling of flying for the first time – of hitting one’s stride and making the mark – is priceless. We will tell tales of ascending to success, which is as beautiful and as delicate as any flower. This show will focus on the rite of spring with people who are still emerging and becoming, just as the city celebrates the bloom of Macon’s famous cherry blossoms.

The featured storytellers are:

  • Jerry Anderson, criminal justice reform activist granted clemency by President Barack Obama
  • Marlon Baldwin, financial professional and insurance agent
  • Lauren Beaty, workforce development for Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
  • Julie Bragg, former swim instructor
  • Ivy Marie Clarke, emerging writer and Mercer University student
  • DSTO Moore, photographer
  • Christèle Parham, entrepreneur and innovation expert
  • John Roberts, collegiate athletics commissioner
The heartbeat of Georgia’s best stories!


This show will also have tickets available for livestream supporters.
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The Grand Opera House values the health of our visitors and staff and is implementing a safety plan which includes social distancing, temperature checks, reserved seating and requiring face coverings. However, there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present. Important details of your visit may be found here.

This program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly and with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Macon Arts Alliance Community Arts Programming and Projects (CAPP) is funded by Macon-Bibb County in order to advance the 2020 Cultural Master Plan for Macon, an important effort to bolster and increase arts programming and enhance the cultural vibrancy of our community.