It’s surreal for us at Rock Candy Tours to have an office / headquarters in the newly relaunched Capricorn Sound Studios, now a nearly 20,000-square-foot complex known as Mercer Music at Capricorn featuring two working studios, a music incubator (with 12 rehearsal rooms!), co-working space and an official museum.
Rock Candy Tours is pleased to partner with Mercer Music at Capricorn at the finish of our weekly tours. That means anyone who takes the Free Birds and Night Owls Friday night walking tour and the Rock n’ Soul Van Tour on Saturday afternoons has the option to go inside the historic Capricorn studios and visit the museum upon completion of the tours. We also offer private tour options for groups and specialized tours.
The re-launched, state-of-the-art commercial studios encompass the historic Studio A, where bands such as the Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker, Charlie Daniels and others recorded in the heyday of Capricorn Records, as well as a new, larger Studio B (now the Phil Walden Memorial Studio) that is suitable for larger-scale recording, as well as concerts and special events.
The Capricorn Museum contains digital, visual and audio storytelling that interprets the history and impact of Capricorn Records and Capricorn Sound Studios in the context of Macon’s rich music heritage. More than 1,200 square feet of artifacts, murals and interactive digital kiosks featuring music, video and text bring Capricorn’s story to life and includes an interactive listening station where visitors can sample the Capricorn Records catalog.
The museum also features a retail store where fans can stock up on Capricorn-themed merchandise.
The Capricorn Museum at Mercer Music at Capricorn is currently open to the public from Wednesday through Sunday at various hours. Studio tours are also available but can be affected by recording sessions. Visit the official site for hours, further details and contact information.
Pictured is Rock Candy Tours’ own Walden Weatherford, the third generation to make a mark (look for his mama’s childhood doodles preserved on these walls!) inside this historic space that his Granddaddy Alan and Great-Uncle Phil Walden made happen for Macon. As we say at Rock Candy Tours: If these walls could talk, they would sing!