Mercer Music at Capricorn

Mercer Music at Capricorn Mercer Music at Capricorn is a multi-purpose music venue in downtown Macon whose mission is to leverage Macon’s music heritage to create Macon’s music future.
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In addition to the museum hours listed below, studio tours are 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday.

Mission: Leveraging Macon's music heritage to create Macon's music future.

Operating as usual

Not even a pandemic could stop The Otis Redding Foundation's signature summer music camp. 👏👏👏
09/18/2020
How the Otis Redding Music Camp Is Flourishing in a Pandemic

Not even a pandemic could stop The Otis Redding Foundation's signature summer music camp. 👏👏👏

Black Pumas’ donation of 30 guitars is the latest in a long line of philanthropic efforts to educate musically inclined teens on the music industry

Backstage with Sea Level #tbt📸: Herb Kossover
09/17/2020

Backstage with Sea Level #tbt
📸: Herb Kossover

09/16/2020

Thanks to The Bozwellz for sending us a message we all need to hear right now: It's gonna be alright. They recorded their new single, "Gonna Be Alright," at their home studio, but they work closely with Capricorn as studio musicians and will be recording a few songs from their upcoming album here soon.

Georgia's becoming a music destination. We recently announced our affiliation with the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum 🎉...
09/15/2020
Grammy museum closer for metro Atlanta

Georgia's becoming a music destination. We recently announced our affiliation with the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum 🎉 and now it appears a regional GRAMMY museum is coming to Atlanta.

Proposed Grammy Museum take a step foward

09/14/2020
Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President | Official Trailer

Capricorn helped propel Jimmy Carter to the presidency, and we spot a few of our key figures in this trailer for the documentary, "Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President." The film is now showing in select theaters and on virtual cinema.

NOW IN THEATERS AND ON VIRTUAL CINEMA! Visit http://www.JimmyCarterMovie.com for tickets. Part-rockumentary, part-presidential portrait, JIMMY CARTER: ROCK &...

The Grand Opera House in Macon is offering a unique opportunity Saturday to see a cabaret-style performance presented ou...
09/11/2020

The Grand Opera House in Macon is offering a unique opportunity Saturday to see a cabaret-style performance presented outdoors on its industrial fire escape stage.

"Broadway Does Southern Rock" includes songs from several Capricorn artists, including the Allman Brothers Band, Wet Willie and the Marshall Tucker Band. Tickets are $15 and available at http://bit.ly/broadway-southern-rock.

Happy birthday to the late Otis Redding, whose legendary impact was the catalyst for Capricorn Records.
09/09/2020

Happy birthday to the late Otis Redding, whose legendary impact was the catalyst for Capricorn Records.

Mercer Music at Capricorn is now an affiliate of the GRAMMY Museum, which will allow for collaboration on programs, shar...
09/08/2020
Mercer Music at Capricorn Affiliates with the GRAMMY Museum® - Mercer News

Mercer Music at Capricorn is now an affiliate of the GRAMMY Museum, which will allow for collaboration on programs, sharing of museum resources, participation in traveling exhibits, internship development and more.

MACON – Mercer Music at Capricorn is affiliating with the GRAMMY Museum®, Mercer University President William D. Underwood has announced. The affiliation allows Mercer and the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum® to collaborate on educational and professional development programs, share museum curri...

Stillwater may have been "almost famous" by rock 'n' roll standards, but the band will always hold a special place in Ca...
09/03/2020
'Almost Famous' at 20: Meet the Real Stillwater

Stillwater may have been "almost famous" by rock 'n' roll standards, but the band will always hold a special place in Capricorn's history.

Long before Cameron Crowe wrote a classic movie about a fictional band, a real Georgia outfit with the same name shared a label with the Allman Brothers and scored a minor (and very bizarre) hit

09/02/2020
Adam Hood records new album at Capricorn Sound Studios

We go behind-the-scenes with Adam Hood as he records his new album at Capricorn Sound Studios. The album is produced by Brent Cobb with Charlie Starr, Britt Turner and Richard Turner from Blackberry Smoke on backup.

We were honored to have Adam Hood play an exclusive show at Capricorn last week, and Brent Cobb even joined in for a few...
09/01/2020

We were honored to have Adam Hood play an exclusive show at Capricorn last week, and Brent Cobb even joined in for a few songs. Check out these awesome photos by Russ Campbell Photography.

We'll be closing early at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, for a sold-out, ticketed event. Never fear — we'll reopen at 10 a.m. S...
08/28/2020

We'll be closing early at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, for a sold-out, ticketed event. Never fear — we'll reopen at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Photographic proof that Bette Midler attended the annual Capricorn Barbeque and Summer Games at Lakeside Park in Macon. ...
08/27/2020

Photographic proof that Bette Midler attended the annual Capricorn Barbeque and Summer Games at Lakeside Park in Macon. #TBT

Happy birthday to Paul Hornsby!After accepting a position as an original staff musician at Capricorn Sound Studios, Horn...
08/26/2020

Happy birthday to Paul Hornsby!

After accepting a position as an original staff musician at Capricorn Sound Studios, Hornsby evolved into an engineer and producer. Hornsby produced the Marshall Tucker Band’s "Carolina Dreams" album, which spawned one of the band's biggest hits — "Heard it in a Love Song." In 1977, the album reached gold status.

Hornsby is pictured here with that gold record. He's flanked by engineers Richard Schoff on his left and Kurt Kinzel on his right. Today, Hornsby continues to own and operate Muscadine Studios here in Macon.

📸: Herb Kossover

Today in 1973, the Allman Brothers Band's song "Ramblin’ Man" hit the Hot 100. Written and sung by guitarist Dickey Bett...
08/25/2020

Today in 1973, the Allman Brothers Band's song "Ramblin’ Man" hit the Hot 100. Written and sung by guitarist Dickey Betts, it was the band's first and only top five hit.
📸: Herb Kossover

Thanks to all your support, our live show with Adam Hood on Friday is SOLD OUT!
08/24/2020

Thanks to all your support, our live show with Adam Hood on Friday is SOLD OUT!

On this day in 1978, Capricorn held its seventh annual Capricorn Barbeque and Summer Games at Lakeside Park in Macon. Th...
08/24/2020

On this day in 1978, Capricorn held its seventh annual Capricorn Barbeque and Summer Games at Lakeside Park in Macon. The event was often star-studded — throughout the years it was attended by the likes of (soon-to-be) President Jimmy Carter, Andy Warhol, Don King, Bette Midler and Cher. Highlights from the event were printed in the Capricorn newsletter, called Macon Messenger.

Todd Nance, the founding drummer of Widespread Panic, has died. The Southern rock jam band signed with Capricorn Records...
08/21/2020
Todd Nance, Widespread Panic Founding Drummer, Dead at 57

Todd Nance, the founding drummer of Widespread Panic, has died. The Southern rock jam band signed with Capricorn Records during the label's resurgence in the 1990s and in 1991 released its self-titled major label debut. In all, Widespread Panic released six albums on the Capricorn label.

"For 30 years Todd was the engine of Widespread Panic. He wrote great songs and was a giving and forgiving collaborator. T Man was the epitome of a ‘team player,’" the band wrote in a statement on its website.

“He wrote great songs and was a giving and forgiving collaborator,” band says of long-time drummer

Nothing's more beautiful than a velvet sunset. 😍
08/21/2020

Nothing's more beautiful than a velvet sunset. 😍

Blues legend Muddy Waters never recorded on Capricorn Records, but his music greatly influenced what was to come. The Al...
08/20/2020

Blues legend Muddy Waters never recorded on Capricorn Records, but his music greatly influenced what was to come. The Allman Brothers Band played his song "Trouble No More" during their first informal jam session, and it was the first song they officially demoed for their self-titled debut album. #tbt

Sixty-one years ago today we lost blues pioneer Blind Willie McTell. McTell was born in 1898 in Thomson, Georgia. He pic...
08/19/2020

Sixty-one years ago today we lost blues pioneer Blind Willie McTell. McTell was born in 1898 in Thomson, Georgia. He picked up guitar after his family moved to Statesboro and soon was playing music from Georgia to New York City and recording on various labels.

Though he died a decade before Capricorn Sound Studios opened, the music recorded here was deeply influenced by the southbound sounds of McTell's 12-string guitar. After all, it was McTell who first sung about those "Statesboro Blues," later made a legendary hit by the Allman Brothers Band.

Happy 77th birthday to Martin Mull! The actor and comedian recorded four comedy albums on the Capricorn Records label, i...
08/18/2020

Happy 77th birthday to Martin Mull! The actor and comedian recorded four comedy albums on the Capricorn Records label, including his debut in 1972. Known at the time as a musical comedian, Mull played guitar, piano and organ, in addition to singing and whistling, on the album, which featured many musical guests.

(Socially distanced) live music is coming back to Capricorn! Along with The Creek 100.9 FM, we're excited to present Ada...
08/18/2020

(Socially distanced) live music is coming back to Capricorn! Along with The Creek 100.9 FM, we're excited to present Adam Hood Live from Capricorn Sound Studios. For over a decade, Hood has carved out a Southern sound, mixing country, soul and American roots music.

Masks will be required for entry and while you move around the venue during this limited seating event. Tickets are $15, and we expect them to go fast! Get yours now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adam-hood-live-from-capricorn-sound-studios-tickets-117038825277

Who loves old photos? 🙋‍♂️🙋 We've shared a lot of our historical photos here, and now we want to see what you have. If y...
08/17/2020

Who loves old photos? 🙋‍♂️🙋 We've shared a lot of our historical photos here, and now we want to see what you have. If you have a photo of Capricorn (inside or out) from back in the day, drop it in the comments and tell us about it!

🎤: Bobby Whitlock
📸: Herb Kossover

Wet Willie's hit "Keep on Smilin'" is credited to the whole band. But frontman Jimmy Hall tells American Songwriter that...
08/14/2020
Behind The Song: Wet Willie, “Keep on Smilin'” « American Songwriter

Wet Willie's hit "Keep on Smilin'" is credited to the whole band. But frontman Jimmy Hall tells American Songwriter that legendary producer Tom Dowd provided advice that helped push the song to its iconic status.

Behind The Song: Wet Willie, “Keep on Smilin’” “If you smile at me I will understand/'Cause that is something/Everybody, everywhere does in the same

#tbt to before (and after) the renovation.
08/13/2020

#tbt to before (and after) the renovation.

Our music incubator is filling up! We love the opportunity it gives us to foster creative talent.
08/12/2020

Our music incubator is filling up! We love the opportunity it gives us to foster creative talent.

Old room, new view.
08/11/2020

Old room, new view.

The Macon Film Festival is screening the award-winning documentary "Chuck Leavell: The Tree Man" at 7:30 p.m. Friday at ...
08/10/2020
Schedule for 2020 — Macon Film Festival

The Macon Film Festival is screening the award-winning documentary "Chuck Leavell: The Tree Man" at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Grand Opera House. A Q&A with Leavell and director Allen Farst will follow. Visit us, then see the show.

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540 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Macon, GA
31201

Opening Hours

Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 20:00
Saturday 10:00 - 20:00
Sunday 10:00 - 15:00

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+14782575327

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Mercer Music at Capricorn

Mercer Music at Capricorn is a multi-purpose music venue in downtown Macon whose mission is to leverage Macon’s music heritage to create Macon’s music future.

The nearly 20,000-square-foot complex features four main components:

Capricorn Music Incubator: Twelve rehearsal rooms over two floors that provide space for musicians to rehearse, collaborate and provide instruction. Rooms are rented at affordable rates by the day, month or year and are accessible 24/7.

Capricorn Sound Studios: State-of-the-art commercial studios encompassing the historic Studio A where bands such as the Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker, Charlie Daniels and others recorded in the heyday of Capricorn Records, and a new, larger Studio B that is suitable for larger-scale recording, as well as concerts and special events. The studios are supported by a control room equipped with an analog, 40-channel API 2448 that was custom-built for Capricorn, as well as isolation booths and production suites.

Capricorn Museum: Through digital, visual and audio storytelling, the interpretive component of Mercer Music at Capricorn informs and engages the Macon community and attracts visitors from around the world. At the heart of the 1,200-square-foot museum is 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.

Offices, Co-Working Space and Meeting Rooms: Eight offices, three conference/seminar rooms and co-working space are available for rent by non-profit arts organizations, music-related businesses and creative professionals.

Learn more at capricorn.mercer.edu.

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I wanna produce house music and i was wondering if you could help me
I've had several friends ask me if they can purchase online the Capricorn Sound Studios t-shirts that were on available at the concert, is that possible?
Really digging my new t-shirt! ✌❤🎶🤘♑
Any future plans on reissues of the Capricorn back catalogue on vinyl?
Some shots from the SOLD OUT Capricorn Revival Concert in the Macon City Auditorium
Bought one of the posters last night at the show. For $50 there should have been better quality control over them. Mine was way out of register when printed!