Mon., June 13, 2011 7:46am (EDT)

Music Hall's Final Weekend Draws Crowds
By Associated Press
Updated: 3 years ago

MACON, Ga.  —  
The Georgia Music Hall of Fame drew some of its biggest crowds of the year during its final weekend.
The Georgia Music Hall of Fame drew some of its biggest crowds of the year during its final weekend.
The Georgia Music Hall of Fame drew some of its biggest crowds of the year during its final weekend.

The Macon museum shut its doors on Sunday. Officials say it drew more than 670 people on Sunday after attracting more than 650 people on Saturday. Poor attendance was cited as a reason for the shutdown, and the museum had been averaging fewer than 100 visitors a day.

People stood in long lines to get a look at exhibits honoring Ray Charles, R.E.M., Alan Jackson and a variety of other musicians.

The museum will return items in its 31,000-piece collection to donors and move the rest of the artifacts, pictures and documents to the special collections libraries at the University of Georgia, the University of West Georgia and Georgia State University.