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Music in Georgia

From pop tunes that just dropped on the charts to traditional bluegrass and street-smart hip-hop, there's a diverse music scene in Georgia. Atlanta is the site of music festivals throughout the year, with events celebrating every style from jazz to hip hop to gospel and electronic dance music. Classic music lovers head to performances of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Find live music throughout town, at dive bars, the Tabernacle (a church-turned-concert-hall), and the Verizon Amphitheatre.

Athens is known for the bands with unique sounds that perform in this college town. Music venues include the Morton Theatre, known for featuring acts like Duke Ellington back in its early days, and The Foundry, with live music nightly. Macon was the home of the Allman Brothers Band; besides their classic rock, the city was the setting for the classic soul of Otis Redding. Check for live music performances at Mercer University's Grand Opera House.

Hawkinsville's Historic Opera House is on the National Register of Historic Places. More than 100 years old, the recently renovated building is still a live performance setting. In Coastal Georgia, the Savannah Music Festival draws performers from multiple genres each spring.

Hawkinsville Opera House

Make plans to explore Georgia and head for the central region. Once there, you'll want to stay in the charming city of Hawkinsville, home of them Hawkinsville Opera House – a can't-miss attraction in the state. You can find the Hawkinsville Opera House near downtown along Broad Street and just west of the Ocmulgee River.

Built in 1907 and originally known as the Hawkinsville City Auditorium, the HOP underwent a sweeping $1.7 million renovation in the year 2000. Back in 1973, it was officially added to the National Register of Historic Places. Throughout the year, the HOP hosts a wide range of live performances, from staged productions, to seminars and speeches.