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Macon Rocks with Macon Pops

April 5, 2024 | 7:30 pm

Middle Georgia State University

Get your tickets TODAY to rock out on April 5 at 7:30pm at Middle Georgia State University! Join us for an encore presentation as Macon Pops performs the best hits from legendary classic rock bands. Sing along, reminisce, and let the music transport you to the golden era of rock 'n' roll! This show will take place outside, so make sure you pack all the essentials: lawn chairs or a picnic blanket, your cooler, and be ready to dance!
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Macon Rocks: Featured Artists

Andrew Synowiec (‘Sin-o-wik) is a Grammy award-winning guitarist in Los Angeles. With his collection of nearly 100 stringed instruments, Andrew has become Hollywood’s “go-to” guitarist, racking up countless Oscar, Emmy and Grammy-winning projects for artists ranging from music industry icons The Who and Barbra Streisand to young trail-blazers Lil Nas X and Meghan Trainor. Andrew can routinely be found on Hollywood scoring stages lending his hand to blockbusters like Encanto and Frozen (including the infectious song “Let It Go”) or in his private recording studio working on the #1 hit series such as Cobra Kai and The Simpsons.

Andrew also performs nationally as a solo instrumental artist, lighting up his fretboard in styles reminiscent of Jeff Beck and Larry Carlton fused with modern sensibilities. He routinely brings his all-star band to sold-out crowds at the world famous Baked Potato club in Los Angeles. His latest album Fun was produced by Jim Scott (Foo Fighters, Tedeschi Trucks, Tom Petty, Wilco, Joe Satriani). When not playing guitar, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and volunteering with Guide Dogs of America. For more info, visit: www.andrewsynowiec.com

Nicole Kubis, a Southern California native, has a rich history of singing with some of the best musicians of our time. At an early age, she began recording on projects with Steve Allen, Jack Sheldon, and Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

Nicole has been a featured vocalist with the Long Beach Municipal Band for the past thirteen years and is the lead vocalist of the Tom Kubis Big Band. Besides solo singing, Nicole can frequently be seen singing with her Andrews Sisters-inspired vocal trio, The Swing Kittens. The Swing Kittens have been featured artists with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, under the direction of Rick Gerber, for the past nine years, and have traveled with the band on six international tours. The Swing Kittens have also traveled twice to Japan as featured artists with the Billy Vaughn Orchestra. During their travels, they have had the honor of performing for the Princess and King of Thailand, and most recently, movie legend Steven Spielberg. She has also been a featured soloist with the Les Brown and Benny Goodman Orchestras.

Aside from jazz and big band, Nicole sings lead and background vocals for various dance bands such as The Mighty Untouchables and many other pop/rock tribute acts. Nicole has done demo work for shows appearing at Tokyo Disney and Tokyo DisneySea and has also done demo work for Rod Stewart. Nicole plays guitar and sings in her acoustic/vocal group, ECLIPS3.

Kevin Axt hails from California where he attended the University of Southern California as a music major and subsequently began his career in Los Angeles as a freelance bassist. Proficient on both upright and electric basses, Kevin has toured and recorded with many artists across a myriad of musical genres. To date, he has performed on over 300 albums which have garnered over 30 Grammy nominations, as well as hundreds of films and television shows. His diverse credits include artists Natalie Cole, The Manhattan Transfer, The New York Voices, Chuck Mangione, Eddie Daniels, Dave Grusin, Bob James, Shelby Lynne, The Tierney Sutton Band, Bernadette Peters, Hank Jones, Phil Woods, Carol King, Etta James, Dave Koz, Glenn Frey, David Benoit, Christopher Cross, Arturo Sandoval and Seal, to name but a few. He currently lives in Santa Clarita and remains one of Los Angeles’ most in-demand bassists.

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Who We Are

Macon Pops is an innovative, high-energy, and world-class orchestra bringing together the most talented studio and orchestral musicians from around the southeast and across the country. 

But rest assured, we are no traditional orchestra.  At our concerts, instead of formal attire, tight-lipped audiences, and staying in your seat the entire time, get ready to have an exciting time dancing, having fun with friends, and experiencing some of the most popular music there is performed by an energetic orchestra led by Grammy award-winning musicians! 

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Matt Catingub

Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Macon Pops in Macon, GA

Steve Moretti

President & CEO, Co-Founder of Macon Pops in Macon, GA

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