Chuck Leavell, John Bell & More Aboard For ‘Capricorn Revival: A Commemorative Concert’
“Capricorn Revival: A Commemorative Concert” celebrating the reopening of the Capricorn Sound Studios facility in Macon, Georgia will take place at Macon City Auditorium on Tuesday, December 3. Chuck Leavell, who recorded at the historic studios with The Allman Brothers Band and more, will serve as musical director for the event with Widespread Panic frontman John Bell and legendary blues musician Taj Mahal among special guests.
Jimmy Hall, Marcus King, Jaimoe, Tommy Talton, Charlie Starr, Brent Cobb, Randall Bramblett and Duane Betts are also slated to perform. Additional musicians taking part in the event will be announced in the weeks to come. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 11 at 10 a.m. ET via Ticketmaster.
Many legendary Southern Rock acts recorded at Capricorn Sound Studios including the ABB, Gregg Allman, the Charlie Daniels Band, Wet Willie, the Marshall Tucker Band and Elvin Bishop. The facility first opened 50 years ago in 1969 and has been newly renovated as part of Mercer Music At Capricorn. The nearly 20,000-square-foot complex includes the renovated Studio A, a larger Studio B which will also host live music performances, the Capricorn Music Incubator of 12 rehearsal rooms spread over two floors, a new studio for larger-scale recording, the Capricorn Museum to tell the story of the studio and the Capricorn Records label as well as offices, co-working space and meeting rooms.
Watch WMAZ’s report on the announcement of the concert below: