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Address: Macon, GA
Phone Number: +1 478-955-5997
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Walk historic Macon, enjoying a malt beverage and soaking up music history!

Jessica Walden was our guide, so we not only got the history of Macon music but also her personal memories and family stories. She really needs to write a book, with lots of old... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Jessica Walden was our guide, so we not only got the history of Macon music but also her personal memories and family stories. She really needs to write a book, with lots of old photos, about Macon's blues, pop and rock past. At $10.00 per person, the tour is a bargain. Our group on Friday night was about 15-20 strong.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

We enjoyed our tour with Jessica so much four years ago, we returned to Macon and brought more family to enjoy the tour with us! Our tour guide, Rex, was extremely enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about Macon’s early history, Civil War history, Civil Rights history and music heritage. The tour can be designed to suit your available time and interests.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

We had a tour with Jamie last week. What a wealth of knowledge! Not only did we receive a history of music in Macon, we learned so much more about the city itself. Jamie even took us to the Rose Hill Cemetary and showed us things that we would never, ever found on our own. We would highly recommend this... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

We, four seniors, had an excellent walking tour with Rex Dooley, our guide. The two hour tour lasted about 2.5 hours due to our questions and Rex's enthusiasm for the topic. He grew up in Macon and participated in the events that occurred since the 50's.......and I think he loved every minute of it. If you are interested in rock... More 

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Blue Ridge, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

Our guide was Ruth Sykes. She is a life-long resident of Macon and knows the music scene in depth. On our tour, we ran into Otis Redding's son and then his grandson at different locations. The tour began downtown at The Rookery bar/restaurant. Ruth traced the development and interactions of stars such as Otis Redding, Percy Sledge, The Allman Brothers,... More 

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HB, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014 via mobile

We did the Friday night and Saturday morning tours and thoroughly enjoyed both of them. We learned so much about R and B and southern rock. Rex and Jamie (our guides) are passionate about their city and have excellent stories. Highly recommended.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

If you are a music aficionado like me, this is not to be missed. If you are just a history buff this is not to be missed. It is a wonderful walking tour of old mMacon focusing on the history of it's music scene from Little Richard, Otis Redding and of, the Allman Brothers. It can last anywhere from 2... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2012

Focusing on Macon's quite unique history around rhythm and blues as well as rock and roll eras, this walking tour is not limited to music fans only. The tour will take you through beautiful Macon streets as it features sites and first-hand stories that have been pivotal in careers of artists such as The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker... More 

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