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Macon Music Trail provides an exhaustive look at all things Macon Music.

In addition to this online resource, we encourage you to visit Macon and tour, explore and experience Macon music, past and present.

Visit Macon is here to help you plan a trip to Macon. There’s something for everyone to enjoy here. Explore one of our museums, see over 17,000 years of history at Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, catch a live show at one of our music venues, try out tasty dishes at one of our many restaurants, sip a local craft beer at one of our breweries, & more. While you’re here, stop by the Downtown Visitors Center where our group of knowledgeable Destination Specialists is more than happy to answer your questions and help you decide what to do while you’re here. We also offer Guided Van Tours of Downtown Macon, including our partnership with Rock Candy Tours, Macon’s official music history tour company.

Guided Tours

Rock Candy ToursIf Macon’s walls could talk, they would sing. That’s the mantra of Rock Candy Tours, Macon’s official music history tour company. Rock Candy Tours is owned by locals Jessica Walden, daughter of music publisher Alan Walden, and her husband Jamie Weatherford, a Macon history buff and third generation candy manufacturer. Together, along with a team of music-loving tour guides, they will personally show you around town and give you a personal, backstage glimpse into the local landmarks that hold stories of legends who significantly shaped American music.

The Rock Candy Tours team is one of the best ways to experience Macon’s music heritage up- front and personal. Tour sites include everything from the historic Douglass Theatre to Rose Hill Cemetery to the unknown haunts and unsung heroes that make Macon’s music story unlike any other.

Rock Candy Tours offers public and private tours. In addition to a weekly walking tour, Rock Candy offers a public van tour every Saturday from the Downtown Visitors Center. Private tours can be arranged and customized for large and small groups, including motorcoach step-on tours. In addition to music history tours, Rock Candy also offers food and beer tours. Reservations can be made directly through the Rock Candy Tours website.

Guided Tours

If Macon’s walls could talk, they would sing. That’s the mantra of Rock Candy Tours, Macon’s official music history tour company. Rock Candy Tours is owned by locals Jessica Walden, daughter of music publisher Alan Walden, and her husband Jamie Weatherford, a Macon history buff and third generation candy manufacturer. Together, along with a team of music-loving tour guides, they will personally show you around town and give you a personal, backstage glimpse into the local landmarks that hold stories of legends who significantly shaped American music.

The Rock Candy Tours team is one of the best ways to experience Macon’s music heritage up- front and personal. Tour sites include everything from the historic Douglass Theatre to Rose Hill Cemetery to the unknown haunts and unsung heroes that make Macon’s music story unlike any other.

Rock Candy Tours offers public and private tours. In addition to a weekly walking tour, Rock Candy offers a public van tour every Saturday from the Downtown Visitors Center. Private tours can be arranged and customized for large and small groups, including motorcoach step-on tours. In addition to music history tours, Rock Candy also offers food and beer tours. Reservations can be made directly through the Rock Candy Tours website.

Rock Candy Tours

Self-Guided Tours

In conjunction with Historic Macon, Visit Macon and Rock Candy Tours, the Historic Macon Music Registry is an ongoing documentation project that interprets and celebrates Macon’s rich and diverse music heritage. Plaques are placed at influential sites that represent the diversity of music’s role in shaping the character of soul of Macon. These plaques can be found on public and private spaces, as well as well-known music landmarks. Look for the green and silver markers at the designated sites. To locate the most current plaque locations, download the self-guided tour brochure housed on Historic Macon’s website. Physical copies of the brochure can be found at Macon Welcome Centers and at Historic Macon’s headquarters at 338 Poplar Street.