Hotel Forty Five Launches Live at Forty Five Music Series

Posted: November 3, 2023

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MACON, Ga. (Nov. 3, 2023)Hotel Forty Five, the historic boutique hotel situated amongst Macon’s vibrant downtown area, announces its Live at Forty Five music series. Starting this month, Hotel Forty Five will host live music from local artists on the first Friday and third Thursday of the month at Loom and second and fourth Saturdays of the month at Hightales Rooftop Bar.

“With Macon’s lively, deep-rooted music scene, the addition of live music aligns seamlessly with our mission,” says Gary W. Byrd, general manager of Hotel Forty Five. “Our goal has always been to provide a space where the local community can come together, and we look forward to fostering an environment where we can support Macon’s musical talents.”

Each month, Hotel Forty Five will feature a lineup of up-and-coming local artists to perform throughout the hotel. The series will kick off on November’s First Friday – a fan-favorite event held by local businesses on the first Friday of each month in Macon’s downtown area – with live music now on Loom’s patio.

The November lineup includes the following:

• Friday, November 3 – First Friday featuring Adam & The Testifiers at Loom
• Saturday, November 11 – Live at Forty Five featuring Makeda Nichelle at Hightales Rooftop Bar
• Thursday, November 16 – Live at Forty Five featuring Amani Rose at Loom
• Saturday, November 25 – Live at Forty Five featuring Makeda Nichelle at Hightales Rooftop Bar

All three artists hail from Middle Georgia and bring a unique sound to the series. Through Adam Henley’s ten-year career as a professional drummer, Adam & The Testifiers have played its soul and funk at festivals across the South, such as Suwannee Hulaween and New Orleans Jazz Fest. Makeda Nichelle is a soulful artist from Macon with a distinctive vibe, creating thoughtful music that promotes self-love and healing.  Amani Rose is a multi-talented musician who shares her love of music through her voice, saxophone, flute and piano, while also serving as the director of the Creative Arts and Music Program in Macon.

Guests and locals can gather for a pre-show dinner with Southern revival-inspired food at Loom and enjoy specialty cocktails and Macon’s iconic downtown skyline at Hightales Rooftop Bar. Music lovers and travel enthusiasts can explore Macon’s historic roots all weekend long by booking an overnight stay. For more information on Live at Forty Five and to view each week’s lineup, visit the hotel’s events calendar. High-resolution photography can be found here.


About Hotel Forty Five

Hotel Forty Five, owned by IDP Properties and Mainsail Lodging & Development, is a 94-room boutique hotel in Macon, Georgia. Joining Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio, an exceptional collection of independent hotels and resorts with unique personalities and spirit, Hotel Forty Five celebrates the building’s original character and historic significance. Each of Hotel Forty Five’s rooms and suites immerse guests in a timeless experience, providing the ideal space to rest and recharge. Vintage design elements with rich contrasting colors and copper metal accents are featured throughout creating a redefined yet classic finish. Hotel Forty Five boasts three different dining concepts, Loom, Hightales Rooftop Bar and Reckon Coffee & Wine Bar. Occupying one of downtown Macon’s few remaining historic high-rises, the boutique hotel is aptly named after its location on an iconic 45-degree angle, formed by Cherry and First Streets with Cotton Avenue. For more information please go to hotelfortyfive.com, or follow on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

About Mainsail Lodging & Development

Mainsail Lodging & Development is an award-winning, Tampa, Florida-based company specializing in hotel, furnished housing, and resort property management and development, marketing and sales. An established company with a dynamic entrepreneurial spirit, Mainsail prides itself in finding unique lodging opportunities with a purpose and applying its passion and expertise to each project. Founded by President Joe Collier with a combination of daring vision and dogged determination, Mainsail has built an impressive portfolio of top-branded properties throughout the southeastern United States and Caribbean. Each Mainsail property inspires guests with a distinct character and meticulously crafted, sophisticated style, from a private island resort, and urban culinary showplaces, to waterfront marvels, boutique southern hotels, and a historic jazz era icon. Stay Sojo, Mainsail’s newest brand, provides short-term furnished living options across the country, while Mainsail Vacation Rentals manages a collection of private vacation homes in Florida and the Caribbean. To ensure long-term success and profitability, Mainsail relies on the dedication of its high-performing associates, a growing group of enterprising investors, and a commitment to giving back, every step of the way. MainsailHotels.com

About IDP Properties

IDP Properties is a full-service real estate development firm headquartered in Valdosta, Ga that invests in and redevelops communities. The IDP team has completed over $1 billion dollars in projects and specializes in acquisition, property management, consulting and development. IDP takes pride that each project they develop is as diverse as the communities they serve. IDP Properties’ purpose is to strengthen communities and leave a lasting positive impact.

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