Thu., April 22, 2010 2:16pm (EDT)

Allman Brothers Museum Opening
By Josephine Bennett
Updated: 4 years ago

MACON, Ga.  —  
Gates at The Big House Museum in Macon, Ga. (photo courtesy The Big House Museum)
Gates at The Big House Museum in Macon, Ga. (photo courtesy The Big House Museum)
After more than two years of renovations the place the Allman Brothers Band called home in the 1970’s is opening as a museum.

Macon’s “Big House” has a big weekend planned including the band’s first concert in Macon in 19 years.

The mushroom-themed gates to the home will swing open on Friday afternoon. Museum officials say people are coming from all over the world for the event.

Following the ribbon cutting the band, including original members; Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks and Jaimoe, will perform a concert in Macon’s City Auditorium.

The Big House is where the band lived communally in the 70’s and wrote many of their biggest hits. The 6-thousand square foot museum is filled with hundreds of photos and posters as well as memorabilia. The cost to bring the project to fruition was 2.5 million dollars.