Music Tour

Morning

Meet at the Downtown Visitor Center

Tour this state-of-the-art Visitors center, view colorful exhibits and informative time-line, browse gifts in the souvenir shop and watch the exciting 12-minute video for a perfect introduction to the Soul of Macon. Clean restrooms for all and a great place to start your Macon experience.

Downtown Visitor Center with Cherry Blossoms

Start Rock Candy Tour at Downtown Visitor Center

 Guided walking or step-on guided driving rock and soul tours showcasing Macon's rich music history through colorful stories and sites. See the homes, offices, crash pads, and favorite haunts of some of southern music's most legendary players as well as the backstage cast of characters who played a crucial role in their catapult to fame.

Tour the The Douglass Theatre

Imagine being a teen in the 1950's seeing Otis Redding with the Saturday night talent show in this historic African American theater. Enjoy a tour of this beautifully restored 1921 showplace.

Exterior of Douglass Theatre

Explore the Otis Redding Foundation & Mini-Museum

Stop by and learn about the King of Soul, Otis Redding.

Afternoon

Lunch on Your Own Downtown

Explore the Historic Downtown Macon and grab a bite at one of our many local eateries. No matter what you're in the mood for Macon has a place to satisfy your cravings. We have everything from our famous Soul Food to Greek Cuisine, Thai Influence to American Hamburgers.

 Allman Brothers Band Museum at The Big House 

Explore the world's largest collection of Allman Brothers memorabilia, sit on the front porch where Duane Allman and Berry Oakley spent countless hours together, walk up the steps that Butch Trucks, Jaimoe, and Chuck Leavell once did and tour the house that inspired Gregg Allman to Write the classic "Please Call Home." -2321 Vineville Ave. (open Thursday through Sunday)

The Allman Brothers Band

Whiskey Tasting at the Bourbon Bar

Enjoy and fine selection of whiskeys hand-picked by the beverage director of the Bourbon Bar. Learn all about this brown liquor with a private class for your group.

Evening

Dinner at Tic Toc Room

A downtown Macon icon, the building housing the Tic Toc Room once was the heart of the music movement in the southeast (called Miss Anne's Tic Toc back in the late 1940's). It was within these four walls of the Tic Toc Room that Little Richard first donned his cape and piano and created the blueprint for what is known today as rock-n-roll. The "Architect of rock n roll" was joined over the years by the greats Otis Redding, the godfather of soul James Brown and Johnny Jenkins to name a few.

 

Need additional tour suggestions for day trip and regional destinations? The Macon-Bibb County CVB will be happy to assist you!