Unless you are a celebrity with connections, parking will be at a premium in Macon Saturday near the funeral procession for musician Gregg Allman.
The funeral at Snow’s Memorial Chapel will be private, and so will the burial at Macon’s Rose Hill Cemetery.
Organizers are encouraging fans of the Allman Brothers Band to pay their respects by lining the streets from the funeral home to the cemetery, beginning at the corner of Cherry and First streets, near the Macon City Auditorium. The procession will follow First Street to Riverside Drive, then travel along Riverside Drive to the cemetery, 1071 Riverside Drive.
A number of streets will be closed before and during the funeral procession.
“We just ask that everybody respect the family’s privacy and give (Gregg) a great sendoff,” Snow said Tuesday.
The funeral begins at 1 p.m., with the procession and burial following.
The Bibb County sheriff’s office suggests parking in one of two spots within walking distance of the funeral procession, according to the office’s Facebook page.
The first is at Macon City Central Services, an open field in the 800 block of Riverside Drive, directly across from the intersection of New Street and Riverside Drive.
The second is a vacant car lot at 1090 Riverside Drive, east of Orange Street.
Go early to allow plenty of time to find a legal parking place. Take water and take an umbrella. The weather forecast for Saturday in Macon is 87 degrees with isolated thunderstorms, according to Macon’s WMAZ TV.
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Music writer Melissa Ruggieri contributed to this article.