Macon Pops

is an innovative, high energy, and world class orchestra event bringing together the most talented studio and orchestral musicians from around the southeast and across the country. But? this is no traditional orchestra.

If images of expensive tuxes, tight-lipped audiences, and conservative, structured performances float through your brain, let us change your outlook. Learn more here!


Matt Catingub

Artistic Director & Conductor

I am looking forward to seeing everyone experience a new kind of event that includes not only brilliant musical performances, but also the element of casual fun. It’s a new and exciting combination for Macon, and for the orchestra community in general.

The history of music in Macon is well documented and we hope to tap into this, using it as inspiration for the future. In the coming years, we plan to bring world-class artists and unique musical events to you, and hope that Macon Pops becomes not only one of the leading arts organizations in Georgia, but indeed the whole country. The future looks bright indeed.

-Matt Catingub

Steve Moretti

President & CEO

It?s our goal to break down the barriers of what people think about orchestra that it’s a stuffy, elitist, dress-up and sit-still type of thing. At Macon Pops, we want everyone from all walks of life and interests to experience the exciting event and have an opportunity to truly appreciate world class music.

-Steve Moretti, Drummer, President & CEO

Upcoming Events

Main Street Christmas Light Show Extravaganza

A FREE outdoor concert featuring Macon Pops and a variety of local artists, synchronized to over 500,000 lights. Concert location is on First and Poplar Streets in downtown Macon. ***Covid-19 precautions***

Fall Into Fun

Fall into fun with Macon Pops! Our 7 piece band will play favorite songs from past and present. Our first performance since the pandemic!   Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. For our upcoming event on Nov. 15, masks are required entering and exiting...

Our Story

This is our 6th fabulous season. Watch to see how Macon Pops was born.

Concert Gallery – Photo Credit, Maryann Bates

Some great shots from recent concerts by our photographer, Maryann Bates. Be there or be square!

A Huge Shout-Out to our Sponsors


Jo Phelps Fabian


Dr. Kirby Godsey

Linda Harriet Lane Fund

Betty F. & Charles F. Heard Fund



Lynda & Steve Daugherty

Kim & Fred Schnell

Jackie & Ken Harper

Dr. Minor Vernon

Julie & Jed Renfroe


Bob & Stacy Lane

R.A. Bowen Trust

Stella Tsai & Ken Deaton

Stephen Reichert

Rosemary & John Spiegel

Camille & Robert McDuffie Foundation