Macon Music Tour

Once referred to as "the Vatican of music," Macon's musical landmarks and stories celebrate its place in history as the launching ground for Little Richard, Otis Redding, the Allman Brothers Band, Capricorn Records, Chuck Leavell, violinist Robert McDuffie, Jason Aldean and many more. From fascinating walking tours to the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House, fans will connect with American music history in Macon.

Tour At a Glance

Otis Redding Statue

"Otis Redding Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay," a life-size bronze statue of the soul music icon, is located on the banks of the Ocmulgee River in the city where Otis Redding grew up, was discovered and was raising his family before his untimely death in 1967. The statue was created...

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Douglass Theatre

The Douglass Theatre hosts a variety of concerts, events and movies. It was originally built by Charles Douglass, a shrewd Macon businessman who was the son of a former slave. In its heydey, the Douglass hosted jazz and blues greats such as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Duke Ellington...

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Little Carnegie of the South

Classical pianist and Southern hostess extraordinaire Louise Barfield hosts parlor concerts featuring regional and national artists in a historic Macon Victorian home-turned-concert hall. An art gallery, Carnegie Caf? bistro for children and teens and Carnegie Out Back outdoor stage...

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Bragg Jam Music & Arts Festival

Hot, sweaty and beyond fun describes the annual Bragg Jam Music & Arts Festival held in late July in downtown Macon. Buy a wristband for the signature Concert Crawl and see dozens of bands perform in participating venues across the city. The spirit of the festival is inspired by the...

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Rock Candy Tours

Rock, roll and stroll through Macon's legendary and notorious music history with Rock Candy Tours. See the landmarks and listen to behind-the-scenes stories of the artists and music industry icons who put Macon on the map, from Little Richard, Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers...

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Macon Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1976, the Macon Symphony Orchestra presents a variety of subscription, pops, family, youth and special concerts each year. The orchestra has performed a number of concerts with internationally recognized artists including violinist Robert McDuffie and heldenbaritone Allan...

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Grant's Lounge

The original home of Southern rock, tiny Grant's Lounge hosted the likes of the Allman Brothers Band, the Marshall Tucker Band, Tom Petty, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Outlaws, Charlie Daniels and many more in its heydey. Edward Grant, Sr., an African-American bartender at Macon's...

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The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House

From 1970 to 1973, the Big House, a rambling, grand Tudor-style home in Macon's historic Vineville district, served as home, gathering spot and inspiration for members of the Allman Brothers Band, their roadies, friends and families. It was the place where the band would get together...

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H&H Restaurant

Southern rock fans flock to the soul food restaurant founded by "Mama Louise" Hudson and the late Inez Hill for fried chicken, a funky jukebox and Macon music history on the cement block walls. A part of the Allman Brothers Band legend, Mama Louise famously fed the hungry musicians...

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Rose Hill Cemetery

The historic Rose Hill Cemetery on the banks of the Ocmulgee River provided artistic inspiration for the Allman Brothers Band in their early years, as immortalized in their songs "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" and "Little Martha." Today, ABB founding members Duane Allman and Berry...

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Cox Capitol Theatre

Originally opened in 1916 to show motion pictures, the Capitol Theatre was a cornerstone of downtown Macon life for 60 years. After being boarded up for more than two decades, the Capitol underwent a renovation and reopened in 2003 as Cox Capitol Theatre, a lively gathering spot for...

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The Grand Opera House

The gorgeous, historic Grand Opera House has played host to the likes of Georgia musicians including Ray Charles and the Allman Brothers Band. It is also home to the Macon Symphony Orchestra and presents national and international tours of Broadway shows and performing arts programs...

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Second Sunday Brunch

Every second Sunday of the month from April through October hundreds of people gather in Macon's gorgeous, terraced Washington Park for Second Sunday concerts on the lawn. Bring your kids, pets, picnics and lawn chairs, but leave your tents and grills at home. Cash bar and catered...

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Tubman African American Museum

The Tubman Museum celebrates African-American art, history and culture through engaging exhibits, tours, lectures, workshops and annual events including All That Jazz in January and Pan African Festival in April. The museum highlights Georgia artists and musicians among its many exhibits...

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