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Address: Macon, GA
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+1 478-955-5997

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Deserves more stars for EXCELLENCE!!

I have enjoyed the Rock Candy music tours twice in the past month, and both times they exceeded our expectations! Macon has a rich music history, with greats such as Otis Redding... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan L
Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have enjoyed the Rock Candy music tours twice in the past month, and both times they exceeded our expectations! Macon has a rich music history, with greats such as Otis Redding, Little Richard, The Allman Brothers, Percy Sledge, James Brown, and many others starting out here. Jamie was our guide on the bus tour I took with a large... More 

Thank Susan L
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guests could NOT stop talking about this wonderful experience Friday night. A super great way to entertain your guests for a night after enjoying a meal at Rookery. They were very impressed with the knowledge of tour director and how he allowed a question/answer discuss while moving along. They learned to appreciate all of the glory Macon has as... More 

Thank Catherine S
Columbus, Georgia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Wesleyan roommate and suite mates gathered in Macon for a weekend as tourists. Rock Candy Tours was recommended and we scheduled a private tour on Saturday! Rex arrived and off we went for 3 1/2 hours for pure fun and information. He was most knowledgeable about the history of Macon and the music scene. He actually made it come... More 

Thank ruthe12016
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2016

My family took the private Step on Tour with Jamie Weatherford as our tour guide. His wealth of knowledge about the music scene was amazing, and his passion for Macon and its musical history was contagious. We all HIGHLY recommend taking this tour and enjoy soaking it all in. Appropriate for all ages...Look forward to going on the tour again.

Thank Kathryn M
Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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 

Thank Hovinge
United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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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10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 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 

Thank Sivon
Raleigh, NC
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70 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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 

Thank Ed_and_Ann
Blue Ridge, Georgia
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107 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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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