Mon., January 31, 2011 1:13pm (EST)

Iconic Music Studio Gets Second Chance
By Josephine Bennett
Updated: 3 years ago

MACON, Ga.  —  
Former Capricorn Recording Studios in Macon (photo Josephine Bennett)
Former Capricorn Recording Studios in Macon (photo Josephine Bennett)
One of Macon’s most iconic music sites is getting a second chance. Newtown Macon and the Peyton Anderson Foundation have purchased the old Capricorn Recording Studios in Downtown Macon. It’s where the Allman Brothers, Charlie Daniels, and Marshall Tucker Band recorded several albums in a music genre that came to be known as Southern Rock.


The project will include a working music studio, a museum, as well as a loft apartment development. Newtown purchased the building for 180-thousand dollars and plans to invest even more to stabilize it. Newtown officials had hoped the project would boost Macon’s chances at keeping the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. However, the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Authority recently rejected offers from four cities, including Macon, to house the museum.


The site was listed on the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s, “10 Places in Peril” list in 2010.