Group seeks to make Macon “Birthplace of Southern Rock”

A group of local community leaders will hold a public meeting today to discuss the branding of Macon as “The Birthplace of Southern Rock.”

The newly formed Macon Music and Creative Arts Alliance is inviting the public to attend the meeting at the Cox Capitol Theatre from 2-3 p.m.

The group is seeking to revitalize downtown by using Macon’s musical heritage to give the area a brand.

John Elkington of Proforma Entertainment Real Estate in Memphis, Tenn., will give a presentation about the challenges of reaching the group’s goal.