MACON (WAOK/AP)-The Georgia Music Hall of Fame has closed it doors forever. The final weekend was one of the biggest of the year. The Macon museum shut its doors on Sunday. Officials say it drew more than 670 people on Sunday after attracting more than 650 people on Saturday. Ironically, poor attendance was cited as a reason for the shutdown of the museum, which was built in 1996.

The museum had been averaging fewer than 100 visitors a day until it’s final weekend.

People stood in long lines to get a look at exhibits honoring James Brown, Ray Charles, R.E.M., Alan Jackson and a variety of other musicians.

What will happen to all of the artifacts from the musuem? Read more about the final days of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame here

Comments (2)
  1. Ken says:

    It’s sad that with all this young rich make-it-rain-at the-strip-club money in Georgia, that no one would step up to the plate and help keep history from diappearing. Either alone or as a group, surely someone could of got this situation back on track and properly promoted and run. Hell, if I had money I would have done it ,as Georgia deserves a musical mecca for our contribution to music. This is sad.

  2. Sarah says:

    I agree with Ken that this is indeed a sad day for Georgians not to have a museum to honor our musicians…I see Tennessee have the Gaylord and all things country and promote that state as the country musical capital; Kentucky promotes the Kentucky Derby, NY the Statute of Liberty, etc…GA lost a major opportunity to promote itself as a state promoting statewide cultural attractions…Most tourists that comes to this state are not concentrated in Atlanta, they also visits Savannah, Macon, Augusta and there should be attractions in those cities to keep the tourists coming back…

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