For Mercer’s newcomers, the city of Macon has plenty to discover, especially from an artistic standpoint. Read on to find how you can get in on the scene.
Macon has a storied history in the world of music, with bragging rights as an influential home to music legends like Otis Redding, Little Richard and The Allman Brothers Band. With such a legacy, it’s easy to find the musical roots of Macon.
- Go downtown and have dinner at one of the many restaurants that have live music, like Parish on Cherry and sometimes The Rookery.
- Go to one of the performances of the Grand Opera House’s Concert Series, like “Live and Let Die” on Nov. 18 that serves as a tribute to Paul McCartney.
- Pay a visit to the Big House-- the home-turned-museum of the Allman Brothers on Vineville Avenue.
Visual art also has a strong presence in downtown Macon.
- In downtown, the Macon Arts Alliance is home to an art gallery that hosts the work of over 200 artists, local and regional.
- The Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences also has beautiful galleries (and a planetarium!). Entry is $7 with a student ID.
- Pay a visit to the Tubman Museum, home of African-American art and culture. The museum also has a massive mural that “travels through time exploring the feats of African Americans from past to present,” according to their site.
If you’re in the mood for a play or musical, several Macon venues have big fall seasons forthcoming.
- The stunning Grand Opera House will be home to some traveling Broadway productions, including “Spamalot” and “Evita”.
- The Macon Little Theatre on Forsyth Road will put on productions of “The Mousetrap” and “She Loves Me”.
- In downtown Macon, catch a show of Disney’s “Mary Poppins” or “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” at Theatre Macon.