If you searched for Macon online, the first result would probably have something to do with the Allman Brothers. Or Otis Redding. Or Little Richard.
The fact is this unassuming Southern town is so packed with music legends, past and present, that it has become a destination for devout fans across several genres and generations. Locals and visitors alike tour The Big House Museum (the Allman Brothers Band’s home in the early '70s), catch films at the Douglass Theatre (where Otis Redding got his start at talent shows hosted by local DJ Hamp Swain), or dine at Tic Toc (where Little Richard was once employed). Music culture permeates the historic downtown, underscoring the city’s slogan, "Where Soul Lives."
Whether you are a musician or simply a fan, a stop in Macon is a must the next time you find yourself in the Southeast. Here's our guide to enjoying all the music history, culture, sites and — most importantly —sounds Macon has to offer: