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eorgia’s musical talents have influenced generations of musicians and can be heard around the world. The music scene in Georgia is vibrant, growing and full of history. Georgia boasts a variety of musical venues, talents and experiences just waiting to be discovered. Travelers stopping at Georgia’s Visitor Information Centers will now find more than a friendly face and directions: they’ll hear a stirring introduction to the state’s rich musical heritage.
Music and Movies Made in Georgia
Little Richard, James Brown, Otis Redding, Trisha Yearwood, B-52’s, R.E.M. and the Allman Brothers are just a few of the more than 450 Georgia musicians who are celebrated at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Macon. Athens has a music vibe that is explosively energetic with hundreds of bands calling it home who play jazz, classical, blues, country, hip hop, rock, and every kind of alternative genre. Augusta’s James Brown Tour features 13 Godfather of Soul-related sites. Head to Albany, birthplace of Ray Charles, and visit the new Ray Charles Plaza where you can hear the legendary performers music and reflect at a one-of-a-kind sculpture. The Savannah Music Festival, Georgia’s largest musical arts festival, brings a diversity of musical genres to Georgia’s oldest city. Head to the Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival in Thomson. Spend Labor Day weekend in Atlanta at the Montreux Jazz Festival at Underground Atlanta.
Stop Café, put on the map by “Fried Green Tomatoes.” The Whistle Stop Café was the site of the 1991 filming of the Oscar and Golden Globe Nominated film. Visit Warm Springs the location for the filming of the Emmy Awardwinning HBO film “Warm Springs”.
Since 1973, Georgia has served as a backdrop for more than 600 major motion pictures, indie features and television programs filmed across the state. Visitors can see where movie history was made all across the state.
Enjoy historic Savannah where more than 85 films have been shot since 1915, including 10 Academy Award such as “Forrest Gump,” “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” and “Glory.” On the Savannah Movie Tour, you'll see over 70 movie locations up close and personal. While you walk the streets the historic district, remember that Robert rolled back the clock to the 1930’s in the historic city market area on West Congress for the golf
Visit famous movie sites around Atlanta such as those featured in “Driving Miss Daisy,” and “Sweet Home Alabama.” Stop by the tiny town of Juliette and the Whistle
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Music and Movies Made in Georgia film “The Legend of Baggar Vance”. Make your way down the 100 miles of picturesque Georgia coastline to Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island, Sea Island and Little St. Simons Island to see where movie history was made. The most memorable and widely-recognized American film was written in Atlanta and can still be experienced in Georgia today. The Margaret Mitchell House is the birthplace of “Gone With the Wind”, where Margaret Mitchell wrote her 1936 Pulitzer-prize winning novel. Set on a two-acre site in Midtown Atlanta, the revival mansion built in 1899 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and includes the Movie Museum. Discover the unexpected in Georgia visit www.ExploreGeorgia.org.
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