MUSIC History

Macon’s Music History Brochure

Considering the clear interest in Macon’s music heritage from the community and visitors alike, Historic Macon, Visit Macon, and Rock Candy Tours came together to create a brochure for a self-guided music tour, funded by a Downtown Challenge Grant from the Community Foundation. This brochure features locations from both the Historic Macon Music Registry and the Rock N’Soul riding tours, totaling 43 points of interest in total. The Macon’s Music History brochure perfectly complements these existing programs but can also be self-guided at any time. 

“This Macon’s Music History brochure is another example of collaboration in celebrating Macon as a true music destination. Visit Macon is proud to partner with Historic Macon and Rock Candy Tours in creating experiences for visitors and fans of our music past, present, and future,”

said Gary Wheat, president and CEO of Visit Macon.

This brochure is available at Visit Macon’s downtown visitors’ center, Historic Macon Foundations headquarters, and through Rock Candy Tours.


Historic Macon Music Registry

Thanks to the generous support of the the Cox Family Trust of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Historic Macon has created the Historic Macon Music Registry in partnership with Rock Candy Tours, NewTown Macon, and the Georgia Allman Brothers Band Association (GABBA).

The Historic Macon Music Registry is an ongoing documentation project that interprets and celebrates Macon's rich and diverse music heritage. The Music Registry aligns with ongoing efforts of groups like the Friends of Macon Music, Rock Candy Tours, the Otis Redding Foundation, the Allman Brothers Big House Museum, Field Note Stenographers, the 5/4 Music Space, and countless others to preserve Macon's music history and revive the city's music scene. Plaques are placed at influential sites that represent the diversity of music's role in shaping the character of soul of Macon.

Sites of Historic Macon Music Registry Plaques