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Macon Music Sweepstakes

Enter for your chance to win a music-filled weekend getaway for two to beautiful Macon, Georgia!

  • Cherry Street in Macon, Georgia

Home to countless music legends, Macon is where Otis Redding, Little Richard, The Allman Brothers Band, Jason Aldean, Robert McDuffie and many more have cultivated their roots and found their sound. Drive on over to The Allman Brothers Band Museum at The Big House or Hargray Capitol Theatre, and you've found the heartbeat of Macon Music.

Want to spend a weekend listening to live music, eating at the best restaurants and learning a little history along the way? Enter our #MaconMusicSweeps to win a trip!


*A value of over $700 worth of prizes!!



About the Prizes

Dickey Betts & Friends @ Macon City Auditorium

Dickey Betts was inducted with The Allman Brothers Band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. He won the best rock performance Grammy Award for his instrumental "Jessica" in 1996. Recognized as one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time, he had early on in his career one of rock's finest guitar partnerships with Duane Allman, introducing melodic twin guitar harmony and counterpoint which "rewrote the rules for how two rock guitarists can work together, completely scrapping the traditional rhythm/lead roles to stand toe to toe."

Jaimoe's Jasssz Band at Hargray Capitol Theatre

Legendary drummer and founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, Jaimoe and his Jasssz Band play American music. They combine elements of Jazz, Blues, Rock-n-Roll, and R&B into a unique blend that captures the spirit and stirs the soul

The Allman Brothers Band Museum at The Big House

Matt Odom Photography

The Allman Brothers Band was formed in March 1969 by legendary guitarist Duane Allman. An offer to sign with Capricorn Records brought the band to Macon. Duane and his fellow band mates — brother Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Butch Trucks, Jaimoe and Berry Oakley — combined a wicked brew of blues, rock, jazz and country into a new musical genre.

In January 1970, Berry Oakley and his wife Linda rented a Tudor-style house on Vineville Avenue. Duane and Gregg moved in, as well. The house, "The Big House," became the center of the band's activities during those early years.

Today, the Big House has been restored as an Allman Brothers Band Museum, showcasing guitars and other musical instruments, clothing, photos, posters, gold records, a vast collection of memorabilia and state-of-the-art technology.

Moonhanger Group

Photo: Dovetail

The Moonhanger Group is the parent company of the The Rookery, Dovetail, H&H Restaurant, El Camino, Moonhanger Catering, Hargray Capitol Theatre and is also the managing partner of Natalia's. The Moonhanger Group is owned by Wes Griffith, a life-long Maconite, who is been heavily involved in downtown revitalization efforts since returning from his undergraduate and graduate studies in New Orleans and Atlanta.

Rock Candy Tours

See the homes, offices, crash pads, and favorite haunts of some of Southern music’s most legendary players, as well as the backstage cast of characters who played a crucial role in their catapult to fame.

Rock, roll and stroll through Macon's legendary, notorious music history with Rock Candy Tours.

Rock Candy Tours offers weekly music history walking tours and opportunities for private walking, group and step-on tours that explore miles of downtown Macon historic sites that helped shaped rhythm and blues, Southern rock, new wave punk and the global music industry.

Hilton Garden Inn Macon/Mercer University

Hilton Garden Inn Macon/Mercer University

The Hilton Garden Inn Macon/Mercer University hotel is located on the Mercer University campus, minutes from Interstate 75 and historic downtown Macon. Enjoy spacious guest rooms, take advantage of the fitness center or relax by the outdoor pool. Start the day with a cooked-to-order breakfast in The Garden Grille® & Bar and relax after a long day with dinner or room service, offered daily.


This promotion is managed by Georgia Department of Economic Development. Participation in this promotion is subject to the official rules.




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