Through Mercer Music at Capricorn, Mercer has put a historically significant facility back to work, not as just a museum, but as a tool to advance a vibrant music scene. This unique restoration and revitalization project provides a venue where the inspiration of the past facilitates creativity and collaboration for a new generation of artists to build on Macon’s rich, and internationally important, music and cultural legacy.
Mercer, NewTown Macon, Sierra Development and Southern Pine Plantations have brought back to life the historic Capricorn Sound Studios as part of the largest market-rate residential development in the history of downtown Macon.
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CAPRICORN'S GREATEST HITS
Though it began as a small, independent label, Capricorn Records grew to influence the tastes of a nation throughout the 1970s as it brought southern soul and rock ‘n’ roll to the masses. Sample some of the label’s greatest tracks through this Spotify playlist.
Macon Music Trail
Many other music heritage sites that draw tourists from around the world are within easy walking distance or a short drive from Mercer Music at Capricorn. Visit the Macon Music Trail website for more details on Macon’s extensive music heritage venues.