Rock Candy Tours is a music history tour that focuses on the downtown region of Macon, Georgia. Advanced reservations are required for all tours. Below you will find a general description of Rock Candy Tours:
“Rock, roll and stroll through Macon’s legendary and notorious music history. 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 Candy Tours offers walking tours, shuttle tours, and step-on tours in downtown Macon that feature up to 3.5 hours of historic sites that helped shape rhythm and blues, southern rock, new wave punk and the music business of today.”
Rock Candy Tours offers public walking tours every Friday and Saturday plus a variety of private tour opportunities. Below is a description of each type of tour and their corresponding cost:
Free Birds & Night Owls – a 1.5 hour public “easy walking” tour that focuses on the downtown Macon commercial / nightlife district that is held every Friday night from 7:30 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. 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. The cost of a private Free Birds & Night Owls is $120.00 for up to six people with an additional cost of $15.00 per additional person. Please note that the open container ordinance allows for open containers Friday nights from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. only.
Rock N’ Roll Stroll – a 2.5 hour public “more strenuous walking” tour that focuses on the Intown residential district of downtown Macon that is held every Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. 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 $20.00 per person. The cost of a private Intown Rock N’ Roll Stroll is $150.00 for up to six people with a cost of $20.00 per additional person.
Step on Tours – step on tours are tours where the client provides 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. The cost of a step on tour is $8 per person with a $150.00 minimum. As many people that can fit in or on the vehicle are welcome to attend.
Shuttle Tours – shuttle tours are tours where Rock Candy Tours rents a shuttle and drives the client(s) around for the tour. Shuttle tours generally last between 2 and 3 hours depending on how often the group wants to disembark and take pictures, see the sites, etc. Shuttles vary in price from $110.00 for a seven passenger mini-van to $180.00 for a 12 to 15 (based on availability) passenger van (all prices include insurance). The cost of a shuttle tour is the cost of the shuttle rental plus $180.00. A deposit to secure the shuttle is required. Rock Candy Tours rents shuttles from Enterprise Rental which requires two day rentals on the weekend.
Bus Tours – bus tours are tours where the client rents a 48 to 55 passenger bus with a driver. Bus tours generally last between 1.5 and 2.5 hours depending on how often the group wants to disembark and take pictures, see the sites, etc. The cost of the bus tour is the cost of the bus rental plus $8 per person with a $200.00 minimum. Rock Candy Tours is not responsible for any potential shortcomings of the bus.
Rose Hill Cemetery Ramble – available as an add-on to any of the aforementioned tours above except public tours, the Rose Hill Ramble generally lasts about an hour and can be added for an additional $40.00. See where Duane 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.
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 contact us at (478) 955-5997 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also reach us through Facebook at www.facebook.com/rockcandytours.
Thank you for your interest and we at Rock Candy Tours hope you have a wonderful day. – Jamie Weatherford