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Macon in Bibb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Rookery

Historic Macon Music Registry

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 20, 2021
1. Rookery Marker
Inscription.  
The birthplace of
Bragg Jam

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1976.
 
Location. 32° 50.177′ N, 83° 37.689′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is on Cherry Street west of 3rd Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 543 Cherry St, Macon GA 31201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elizabeth Reed Music Hall (a few steps from this marker); Post 3 Macon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Public Camellia Show (about 300 feet away); Sidney Lanier (about 400 feet away); Sidney Lanier's Law Office (about 400 feet away); Andersen's Jewelers (about 400 feet away); William Arthur Fickling, Sr. (about 400 feet away); Emerson Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
 
Regarding Rookery. Excerpt from the music tour pamphlet:
An anchor restaurant of downtown Macon since 1976, the Rookery has
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 20, 2021
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hosted countless live music performances. Most notably, Rickie Lee Jones and Tom Waits performed here in the 1970s, and Widespread Panic played here in 1986. Today, it is remembered as the birthplace of Bragg Jam, Macon’s premier summer music festival that honors the memory of musician brothers Brax and Tate Bragg.

 
Also see . . .  About Bragg Jam. Details of the annual event's history, from an impromptu jam by grieving friends to a daylong fundraising event featuring concerts at multiple venues. (Bragg Jam) (Submitted on November 25, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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