Welcome to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame!
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.PERMANENT EXHIBITIONSBackstage Alley
looks behind the scenes of the music industry in Georgia. Songwriters such as Boudleaux and Felice Bryant, Buddy Buie and J. R. Cobb are recognized here. Bill Lowery of the Lowery Group, Phil Walden of Capricorn Records, and producers Chet Atkins and Felton Jarvis are among the many honored in this area.The Billy Watson Music Factory
is the museum's 2,400 square foot children's education area. It is a highly interactive area that has been designed primarily for children in Pre-Kindergarten through 4th grade. The activities in the Music Factory are designed to introduce children to various aspects of music and to spark their interest in musical instruments, techniques, and career possibilities.
Giant Radio: Everyone is a star in the Music Factory! The children can watch themselves on a big screen TV as they dance to the sounds of Georgia music.
The World of Music: Travel to the far reaches of the globe as you listen to bits of music from countries far and near.
The Big Band: Our wall of giant instruments allows any child to play a piano, double bass, violin, guitar, drum, xylophone, tambourine, or guitar. By pressing the button the child hears that instrument's part of a song.
Style Matters: Children can listen to a simple song like "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" in the traditional way or as a jazz, salsa or symphonic tune. There are eight styles available.
The Music Gallery is our "classroom." In this area we will conduct special programs in addition to allotting children time play various instruments. One of the instruments is a Keyboard built into the floor where the children can play a tune with their feet.That Great Gretsch Sound
is a dazzling display of historic and current Gretsch replica guitars and drums used by legends like 1995 GMHF Inductee Chet Atkins as well as George Harrison, Brian Setzer, Bo Diddley and many more.The Gospel Chapel
is home to one of the museum's two video presentations. Here you may view a 20-minute video on the origins of gospel music in Georgia. This venue features such artists as Dr. Thomas Dorsey, the Lewis Family, Hovie Lister and the Statesmen, the LeFevres, Lee Roy Abernathy and Amy Grant.The Gretsch Theater
features the short film Home Grown and World Known. Georgia Music Hall of Fame Inductees and other Georgia music industry notables illustrate the state’s rich musical heritage through interviews, personal anecdotes and music in this 15 minute documentary. Featured inductee interviews include Ronnie Milsap, Dr. Bobbie Bailey, Joel Katz, Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson of the B-52’s and more.The Jazz & Swing Club
is reminiscent of a Savannah music club. The ragtime music of Tom Turpin and Nellie CoCroft, the jazz sounds of Fletcher Henderson, and the unforgettable songs of Johnny Mercer, Harry James, Lena Horne and Joe Williams are all found in this storefront building.The Rhythm & Blues Revue
is a salute to Georgia's R&B greats. Here we find such notable performers as Ray Charles, "Ma" Rainey, James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, William Bell, Blind Willie McTell and Otis Redding among many others.The Skillet Licker Café
is the venue devoted to country, as well as bluegrass, traditional, and folk music. Here we find musicians from the past such as Fiddlin' John Carson, Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers and George Riley Puckett. We also find stars of today such as Travis Tritt, Trisha Yearwood, Alan Jackson and Ray Stevens.The Vintage Vinyl Record Store
is the place to find the sounds and artists of the Rock and Roll scene and Urban Contemporary music. Here we find early rock and roll with Little Richard, Joe South, Tommy Roe, Billy Joe Royal, the Tams, and the Classics IV. Southern rock groups such as the Allman Brothers Band, the Marshall Tucker Band, the Atlanta Rhythm Section, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Wet Willie are located here. This area would not be complete without the sounds that still rock today such as .38 Special, TLC, Toni Braxton, OutKast, Monica and Goodie Mob.The Coca-Cola Drugstore
serves as Tune Town's soda fountain. Travel back in time and enjoy the sounds and styles of America's diners.
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200 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Macon, GA 31201
Centrally located in the heart of Middle Georgia, 75 miles south of Atlanta. Take I-75 N or I-75 South into downtown Macon - take I-16 East (to Savannah). Take Exit 2 off I-16, go right, cross the Otis Redding Memorial Bridge and the Hall of Fame is 3 blocks south on your left.
Traveling west on I-16, take the Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. exit, go left, cross the Otis Redding Memorial Bridge and the Hall of Fame is located 3 blocks south on your left.
The Georgia Music Hall of Fame is located in the heart of downtown Macon within walking distance to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, the Tubman African American Museum, the Douglass Theatre and a thriving restaurant and retail district.