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Birthplace of Southern Rock

Capricorn Studios

Built in 1969, this premier recording studio was created by Capricorn Records to capture the hotbed of music coming from the South. Not just limited to the label’s own roster of artists, the studio opened its doors to a variety of musicians who recorded here, including the Allman Brothers Band, the Marshall Tucker Band, the Charlie Daniels Band, Wet Willie, Percy Sledge, Bonnie Bramlett, Dexter and Otis Redding III and many more.

The former Capricorn Sound Studios has been fully restored as Mercer Music at Capricorn, offering two recording studios, a music incubator for aspiring young musicians and an interpretive area that tells the story of Capricorn and Macon’s music heritage through historic artifacts, static exhibits and interactive digital kiosks. The museum is open Wednesday - Thursday from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday - Saturday from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.