Local group honors Macon’s music history with commemorative plaques

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – One group in Macon is doing its part to preserve Macon’s music history.

Rock Candy Tours, along with Historic Macon and GABBA, are putting up special plaques around the city to commemorate musical sites that have been deemed historically significant. The project was helped funded by The Charles Cox Family Trust.

Jessica Walden, of Rock Candy Tours, believes this helps put the music spotlight back on the city.

“This is a way for us to say that these places matter,” Walden Said. “These structures really are important, not just to us as a community, but to American music.”

Places where you can visit these plaques include the exact spot where Gregg Allman proposed to Cher outside what is now known as the Downtown Grill, the former Capricorn Records building on MLK Jr. Boulevard, and the H&H Cafeteria.

“There’s a lot of preservation going on, and Macon music history is really hot right now,” Walden added.

Rock Candy Tours will provide a free trolley tour of these sites Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. and again at 6 p.m., beginning at The Creek radio station on Cherry Street.

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