Macon, GA, April 05, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Third Wave Advertising is pleased to announce that is has been selected as a media sponsor for the upcoming 10th anniversary of Bragg Jam Festival 2009. Third Wave Advertising will be responsible for publicizing Bragg Jam Festival 2009 through online sources.
Planning is well underway for the 10th anniversary Bragg Jam Festival 2009, Macon’s premiere summer music and arts festival to benefit the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail. The 2008 festival contributed $45,000 of its net proceeds, breaking all previous festival records.
Bragg Jam will launch a new website this spring (www.braggjam.org) listing a full schedule of festival activities, including performance venues and artists. Until then, mark your calendar for these annual festival favorites:
Saturday, July 18 (time TBA): Moonlight Miles 5K Fun Run/Walk, the second annual run/walk at sundown returns with a new 5K course.
Friday, July 24 (7-11 p.m.): The Patrons’ Kick-Off Party at the Armory Ballroom featuring a live music performance by the Lee Boys and music & art auction.
Saturday, July 25 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.): Bragg Jam’s Arts & Kids’ Fest, a free family daytime event to create, perform and play along the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail featuring art, food and beverage vendors, live music performances and nature-oriented activities.
Saturday, July 25 (6 p.m.-until): Bragg Jam’s signature Concert Crawl features 40 + live music performances at a variety of Macon venues, with free trolley service throughout the night. In addition to bars, there will be all-ages performance venues that are smoke-free and open to the entire family. Admission armbands will be available for purchase.
During the summer of 1999, 27-year-old Macon singer/songwriter Brax Bragg was on the brink of something big. He had just recorded a CD with his new band the Buckleys and was scheduled to set out on tour. But before hitting the highway with his band, Brax took his 17-year-old brother Tate, an accomplished classical guitarist, on a cross-country road trip. While traveling through Texas on July 3, the brothers’ young lives were tragically cut short by a car accident.
Back in Macon, friends were reeling at the news of the brothers’ tragic deaths. Russell Walker, a family friend and fellow musician, organized an impromptu jam session of local musicians to celebrate and honor the Bragg brothers’ talented lives. The healing power of music perpetuated, and one year later, the jam session resumed. By 2003, it was expanded into a city-wide music festival. Today, Bragg Jam has evolved into a full-scale arts festival and Macon’s premier music event, operating as a 501(c)3 organization with a volunteer board of directors.
An untimely tragedy has found a way to give back to the community. All money raised from the Bragg Jam Festival goes to the care and maintenance of the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail in memory of Brax & Tate Bragg.
For media inquiries, contact Jessica Walden at 478.957.7433.