Posted: December 15, 2022
Hailing from North Carolina, NITROGRASS Brings Bluegrass and Good Vibes to Macon
MACON, Ga. (Dec. 15, 2022) – Hotel Forty Five, a historic boutique hotel situated amongst Macon’s vibrant downtown area, will host NITROGRASS as the only Georgia stop on its early 2023 tour. Presented by Mainsail Lodging & Development, the hotel will offer a free performance on Sunday, January 15 complete with room packages, creating the perfect Southern getaway in the iconic music city.
“The city of Macon is deeply rooted in music, so we knew this would be the perfect opportunity to bring the best of Bluegrass to Hightales Rooftop Bar atop Hotel Forty Five,” said Joe Collier, Founder and President of Mainsail Lodging & Development. “While I personally play the banjo, we believe this performance will bring the community together for an uplifting night of drinks, bites and tunes.”
Consisting of members Charles Wood, Darren Nicholson and Colby Lane, NITROGRASS will bring its carefree yet exciting atmosphere on tour in early 2023. Based in North Carolina, the Bluegrass-inspired band provides sonically unique and visually appealing acoustic performances. The percussive banjo of two-time national champion Charles Wood lays the foundation for the band’s unique style. Merging Scruggs-style banjo with rhythmic motifs reminiscent of ZZ Top and the Allman Brothers, Woods’ playing is melodic in its sensibility with pure, driving syncopation. Woods has previously played on The Late Show with David Letterman, A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor and at the New Yorker Festival with actor and accomplished banjo player Steve Martin, Earl Scruggs, Pete Wernick and Tony Ellis in 2005. Darren Nicholson is a bluegrass and Americana musician based in Haywood County, in the mountains of western North Carolina. A Grammy nominee and a recipient of multiple International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, Darren has appeared countless times on WSM’s Grand Ole Opry, at the Ryman Auditorium, CMT, GAC, and many of the world’s most famous venues and networks. Currently, he records and tours as a full-time, founding member of Balsam Range, with all sorts of collaborative efforts each year. Darren is also renowned as a solo artist, session musician, and songwriter.
Hotel Forty Five will host NITROGRASS at Hightales Rooftop Bar atop the sixth floor from 6-8 p.m., offering Macon’s iconic skyline as a backdrop to the band’s spirited repertoire. Guests and locals can gather for a pre-show dinner with Southern revival-inspired food at Loom and enjoy specialty cocktails all night long at the rooftop bar. The hotel will offer special room rates throughout the weekend, allowing music lovers and travel enthusiasts to explore Macon’s deep-rooted history. To reserve free tickets and an exclusive room rate, visit the events page at hotelfortyfive.com.
NITROGRASS will tour several other Mainsail Lodging & Development hotels with Hotel Forty Five being the first stop. Afterwards in Florida, NITROGRASS will visit EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge at Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, The Front Lawn at Fenway Hotel in Dunedin and the Caloosa Sound Amphitheater at Luminary Hotel & Co. in Fort Myers. For more information, tickets and to reserve rooms for other tour stops, visit MainsailConcerts.com.
Photography of Hotel Forty Five and NITROGRASS band members 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 leadership team, 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.