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Rock Candy Tours, Macon

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Rock Candy Tours is Macon, Georgia’s tour company. Below is our “Menu of Tours” with tour descriptions and pricing. Please let us know what questions or concerns you may have by emailing us at rockcandytours@gmail.com.



PUBLIC MUSIC HISTORY TOURS: Operates Every Friday Evening & Saturday Morning

Free Birds & Night Owls Public Walking Tour – a 2 hour public “easy walking” music history tour that focuses on the downtown Macon commercial / nightlife district that is held every Friday night from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The Free Birds & Night Owls tour begins at The Rookery at 543 Cherry St. and ends at Grant's Lounge at 576 Poplar St. (31201) where guests of the tour are allowed free entrance to the club to enjoy a drink, see Grant's Lounge's renowned Wall of Fame, and potentially great live music. The cost of this tour is $15.00 per person and guests are allowed to carry open containers in approved cups purchased from one of downtown Macon's many restaurants or clubs. Please note that the open container ordinance allows for open containers Friday nights from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. only. To book go to www.rockcandytours.com > Reservations > Free Birds & Night Owls Public Walking Tour

Rock N’ Soul Public Riding Tour – (13 person maximum capacity) a 2 to 2.5 hour public music history riding tour on the Visit Macon van, the Rock N’ Soul Riding Tour is our most comprehensive public tour. Transportation provided by Visit Macon allows us to show you more sites in less time including Rose Hill Cemetery where Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, and Berry Oakley of the Allman Brothers Band are interred. This tour is every Saturday from 12:00 noon until approximately 2:00 p.m. and both begins and ends at Visit Macon (previously known as the Macon-Bibb Convention & Visitor’s Bureau) at 450 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (31201) where parking is free. The cost of this tour is $25.00 per person. To book go to www.rockcandytours.com > Reservations > Rock N’ Soul Public Riding Tour.

PUBLIC MUSIC HISTORY & FOOD SAMPLING TOUR: Operates Monthly on Saturdays

Taste of Macon Music Public Tour – (13 person maximum capacity) Sponsored by our friends at Macon Magazine, the Taste of Macon Music Tour is a 2.5 hour music history tour combined with samples from local restaurants that is offered once a month. The tour both begins and ends at Visit Macon (previously known as the Macon-Bibb Convention & Visitor’s Bureau) at 450 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (31201) where parking is free. Stops will be made at H&H Soul Food, Downtown Grill, Dovetail, Rookery, Fatty's Pizza, and Famous Mikes for tastings and tales of these locations' special connections to Macon music history.

Because this is a van tour, tickets are limited to 13 per tour. Reservations will close 24 hours before each tour so that our participating restaurants have ample time to prepare the samples. There will be light walking and boarding on and off the van. The tasting menu is set by restaurants and will not be able to accommodate dietary restrictions or food allergies. The cost of this tour is $50 per person. To book the Taste of Macon Music Tour go to www.rockcandytours.com > Reservations > Taste of Macon Music Public Tour.

Any cancellations after noon (12:00 p.m.) the Friday before the tour will incur a $15.00

cancellation fee. Thank you.

Rock Candy Tours’ Taste of Macon Music Tour is from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and offered the following Saturdays in 2020: 1/18/20, 2/8/20, 3/14/20, 4/18/20, 5/16/20, 6/27/20, 7/18/20, 8/15/20, 9/19/20, 10/17/20, 11/21/20. Dates are subject to change.

PUBLIC BEER BREWERY TOURS: Operates Monthly on Saturdays

Behind the Beer Public Brewery Tour – (14 person maximum capacity) The Behind the Beer Brewery Tour is a 2.5 brewery tour of Macon’s three breweries: Macon Beer Company, Piedmont Brewery & Kitchen, and Ocmulgee Brew Pub. This monthly tour offers guests the opportunity to sample four, five ounce beers of the brewery’s choice at each location. The tour both begins and ends at Visit Macon (previously known as the Macon-Bibb Convention & Visitor’s Bureau) at 450 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (31201) where parking is free.

This tour requires easy walking. The beer sample menus are set by the breweries who are not able to accommodate dietary restrictions or allergies. The cost of this tour is $40 per person. To book the Behind the Beer Brewery Tour go to www.rockcandytours.com > Reservations > Behind the Beer Brewery Tour.

Any cancellations after noon (12:00 p.m.) the Friday before the tour will incur a $5.00 cancellation fee. Thank you.

Rock Candy Tours’ Behind the Beer Brewery Tour is from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and offered the following Saturdays in 2020: 1/25/20, 2/15/20, 3/21/20, 4/25/20, 5/23/20, 6/20/20, 7/11/20, 8/22/20, 9/12/20, 10/24/20, 11/28/20. Dates are subject to change.

PUBLIC “MACON MACABRE” TOURS: Operates Monthly on Fridays

Macon Macabre Public Walking Tour – a 1.5-hour public “easy walking” ghost, murder, & mayhem history tour that focuses on the downtown Macon commercial / nightlife district that is held once a month on a Friday night (except Halloween season, of course) from 8:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The Macon Macabre tour begins at Just Tap’d at 488 First St. and ends at Parish on Cherry at 580 Cherry St. (31201). The cost of this tour is $15.00 per person and guests are allowed to carry open containers in approved cups purchased from one of downtown Macon's many restaurants or clubs. Please note that the open container ordinance allows for open containers Friday nights from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. only. To book go to www.rockcandytours.com > Reservations > Macon Macabre Public Walking Tour. This tour is not recommended for children.

Rock Candy Tours’ Macon Macabre Public Walking Tour is offered the following days in 2020: 1/03/20. 2/07/20, 3/06/20, 3/13/20, 4/03/20, 5/01/20, 6/05/20, 7/03/20, 8/07/20, 9/04/20, 10/01/20, 10/02/20, 10/08/20, 10/09/20, 10/15/20, 10/16/20, 10/22/20, 10/23/20, 10/29/20, 10/30/20, 11/6/20, 11/13/20

PRIVATE TOURS: Customizable Tours that Allow You to Select the Date & Times

Private Free Birds & Night Owls Music History Walking Tour – a 1.5 hour “easy walking” tour that focuses on the downtown Macon commercial / nightlife district. The Free Birds & Night Owls Walking Tour begins at The Rookery at 543 Cherry St. and ends at Grant's Lounge at 576 Poplar St. (31201) where guests of the tour are allowed free entrance to the club to enjoy a drink, see Grant's Lounge's renowned Wall of Fame, and potentially great live music as long as the tour takes place during Grant’s Lounge normal hours of operation which is 5:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. every night. The cost of this tour is $120.00 for up to six people with an additional cost of $15.00 per additional person. Email or text Rock Candy Tours at rockcandytours@gmail.com or (478) 955-5997 to make reservations.



Private Intown Rock N' Roll Stroll Music History Walking Tour - a 2.5 hour “more strenuous walking” tour that focuses on the Intown residential district of downtown Macon. The Intown Rock N' Roll Stroll begins and ends at H&H Soul Food Restaurant at 807 Forsyth St. The cost of this tour is $150.00 for up to six people with an additional cost of $20.00 per additional person. Email or text Rock Candy Tours at rockcandytours@gmail.com or (478) 955-5997 to make reservations.



Private Step on Music History Riding Tours – **HIGHLY RECOMMENDED** Our most comprehensive tour where you provide the transportation and Rock Candy Tours provides the guide. Step on tours generally last between 2 and 3 hours depending on how often the group wants to disembark and take pictures, see the sites, etc. but if you want, our guide will spend “all day” with you! You select the date, starting time, ending time, starting location, and ending location. The cost of a step on tour is $8 per person with a $120.00 minimum. As many people that can fit in the vehicle are welcome to attend. Email or text Rock Candy Tours at rockcandytours@gmail.com or (478) 955-5997 to make reservations.

Private Rose Hill Cemetery Ramble - available as an add-on to any of the aforementioned private tours above, the Rose Hill Ramble generally lasts about an hour and can be added for an additional $40.00. See where Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, and Berry Oakley of the Allman Brothers Band are buried in addition to many of the locations used for the Allman Brothers Band's album cover photo shoots and the graves that provided the names to, and inspiration for, many of their most popular songs. A must see for all Allman Brothers Band fans. Email or text Rock Candy Tours at rockcandytours@gmail.com or (478) 955-5997 to make reservations.

Private Macon Macabre Walking Tour – a 1.5-hour “easy walking” ghost, murder, & mayhem history tour that focuses on the downtown Macon commercial / nightlife district. The cost of this tour is $120.00 for up to six people with an additional cost of $15.00 per additional person. This tour is not recommended for children. Email or text Rock Candy Tours at rockcandytours@gmail.com or (478) 955-5997 to make reservations.



Rock Candy Tours is happy to provide suggestions of places to stay, restaurants to enjoy, clubs to see live music and dance, and other sites you should see when visiting the beautiful City of Macon. Just ask and we will make sure that you have the best experience possible. For further information about Rock Candy Tours or to make a reservation please email us (preferred form of contact) at rockcandytours@gmail.com or text / call us at (478) 955-5997. You may also reach us through Facebook at www.facebook.com/rockcandytours. You will get the quickest response through typed word: email, text, or Facebook. If calling, please allow us one business day to return your call.



Thank you for your interest and we at Rock Candy Tours hope you have a wonderful day.

Jamie Weatherford
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  • I had a wonderful walking tour of Macon's music history with a great guide. Rex Dooley was my guide on the Rock Candy Tour. He took me to all the places related to music in Macon. Many were little...  more »
  • Rex was great. We hated to let him go. So informative and fun. Macon and it's music have such a rich history.  more »

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