Each event is FREE to attend and will feature live music filling the streets of various neighborhoods in Macon, Georgia, as well as guided walking tours with narrative of the architecture featured in these beautiful settings.
The series will kickoff Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 6pm with “Lights & Strings on Macon Streets.” This inaugural event will be on historic Magnolia Avenue in Downtown Macon where a collection of homes highlighted along the Lights on Macon Architectural Tour will participate in guided walking tours and enjoy music by Headstrings Acoustic.
Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and even a thermos (or two!) filled with your favorite toasty beverage! Tours will begin at Washington Park. Look for the InTown Macon Neighborhood Association tent.
The series will continue with “Lights & Love Songs on Macon Streets” featuring the Macon Music Revue with special guest Sam Stephens on Thursday, February 15th on High Street; and “Lights & Soul on Macon Streets” Thursday, March 7th on Tatnall Street (musical guest to be announced at a later date).
“The Lights on Macon trail is a hidden gem of an asset in Macon, Georgia,” explained Marisa Rodgers, Director of Marketing for Visit Macon. “The InTown Macon Neighborhood Association, has put together a directory of over 180 historic Macon homes that are illuminated each night with a lamp to designate its participation along the trail. We have a huge segment of visitors that are enthralled by the beautiful architecture in Macon and we wanted to help continue to broadcast this self-guided trail experience to our visitors, visiting media & writers, and give the community something to look forward to as well!”
To see more, visit lightsonmacon.com or download the Tour Macon app for free on GooglePlay or in the Apple store and choose the “Lights on Macon” Trail.
The Lights On Macon Illuminated Tour showcases architecture styles of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Carefully researched and presented, the self-guided tours are designed to highlight the intricate differences between Craftsman, Gothic, and Victorian styles. Come admire the towering fluted columns of the Revival periods, the swirling corbels of the Italianates, and the abundant decoration of the Victorian styles. The tour features over 50 Victorian mansions and homes.
The Lights on Macon Tour is presented by the InTown Neighborhood Association and is funded by a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Central Georgia.
“Macon is a perfect example of a small Southern city, centrally located in Georgia and less than an hour from Atlanta, that has many historic homes restored for public appreciation.” says Kate Aultman, President of the InTown Macon Neighborhood Association. “We partnered with Visit Macon and 100.9 The Creek FM to begin what we hope will build into a recurring porchfest and show off our beautiful InTown neighborhood!”
For more information, please contact Visit Macon’s Director of Marketing, Marisa Rodgers, at (478) 743-1074 x106 or email email@example.com.
About Visit Macon: The mission of Visit Macon is to unify and lead our community in marketing the Macon-Bibb County area as a superior visitor and meeting destination. Visit Macon promotes Macon, Georgia to travel writers, meeting planners, group tour operators, and leisure travelers in an effort to bring people and revenues into the community and area businesses. Visitmacon.orgAbout The Creek 100.9FM: The Creek 100.9FM curates the finest in American roots music through the lens of Macon and Central Georgia's music history, culture and community. Listen locally or stream at thecreekfm.com