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The fabled building in Macon, Georgia where many Southern Rock's most iconic songs and albums were recorded has been saved from the wrecking ball and will reopen as both a museum and working studio by the end of 2019.

The studios the late Phil Walden, his brother Alan and Frank Fenter teamed-up to operate became a second home in Macon for the Allman Brothers Band and attracted many of the other southern bands and artists of the 70's, including the Marshall Tucker Band, Wet Willie, Elvin Bishop, Grinderswitch, Cowboy, the Outlaws, Delbert McClinton, the Dixie Dregs, Stillwater and Sea Level.

$2 million in foundation funding with additional assistance assistance from Mercer University will transform the building listed as a Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation 'Places in Peril' structure into a museum of instruments, equipment and memorabilia related to the albums and musicians that made musical history in it and a music incubator offering more than a dozen rehearsal spaces available on a round the clock basis.

The re-opening of the Capricorn building is scheduled, for December 3 and will feature tours and live music.