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Page 28 of 67 29 J U L Y / A U G U S T 2 0 1 7 frequently dined and other homes, rehearsal halls and recording studios that played a part in Macon's music connection. "Rock Candy Tours allow participants to see the homes and offices of the important musicians that lived and recorded there," said Bradley. "The tour is a really great way to become acquainted with Macon's music heritage and history." Rock Candy Tours helps groups discover the favorite haunts of Macon's musicians in a variety of ways. Groups can choose from step-on guides, walking tours, trolley tours or shuttle tours. Tours last between one and a half and two and a half hours, depending on how many times the group would like to disembark for tours and photos. The Rock 'n' Roll Stroll walking tour fo- cuses on Macon's historic Intown residential and Cotton Avenue business districts, where many of the most famous artists lived and made their mark. Tours end at the famous H and H Restaurant, where the Allman Broth- ers frequently dined. Visitors learn how "Mama Louise" would serve the band even when they were too broke to repay her. The Free Birds and Night Owls Tour high- lights the downtown Macon commercial and nightlife district. Beginning at the Rookery, guests stop at various Macon restaurants and clubs. The tour ends at Grant's Lounge, which boasts a long history as an influential Southern rock venue. Guests can end their tour with a drink and free admission to listen to some toe-tapping rock music. Rock Candy Tours

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