Macon, Georgia, is an idyllic Southern city brimming with history and charm about an hour’s drive south from Atlanta. Yet those descriptors don’t fully capture all that this eclectic, yet intimate, city has to offer — especially when it comes to music. As the hometown of the inimitable Little Richard, soul legend Otis Redding, and Southern rock pioneers The Allman Brothers, Macon lures music lovers in droves.
Macon is steadily becoming an affordable option for the movie and music-making industries, and is drawing in visitors and tourists eager to see the city (and in the spring, not just because it’s known as the “Cherry Blossom Capital of the World”). Now is a great time to visit before it becomes known as the Hollywood of Georgia.