Thanks to generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Field Note Stenographers will partner with the Cox Capitol Theatre to present four concerts in August, September, October and November of 2016. The concerts, dubbed the Living Room Concert Series, will focus on the listening experience, putting the artist first and foremost in an intimate setting.
Rather than separate the artist from the audience, the Living Room Concert Series will promote a communal atmosphere that encourages connections with a of variety musical styles, from hip hop to psychedelic country-rock. There are a few locals, and there are a few nationally-recognized acts on the bills.
The experience will take on the look and feel of a house concert, but take advantage of the existing Cox Capitol Theatre, a beautifully restored historic theatre in downtown Macon. However, rather than use the traditional stage setup, the concerts will take place in the areas normally reserved for standing-room guests, and the bottom half of the theater will closed off. As such, tickets to the events will be limited.
“We’re excited to experiment with using the theater in this way,” says Jared Wright of Field Note Stenographers. “It’s a great way to put people up close and personal to the type of artists that really deserve an attentive listen. We’ve all been frustrated by concert experiences where the artist seems to become background noise to conversation. We want to help change that with the Living Room Concert Series.”
For each show, doors will open at 7:00 p.m., and music will begin at 8:00 p.m. Tickets range from $5-$15.
Living Room Series Schedule: