The Jaxson presents: Jax music history bike tour

Join The Jaxson on Saturday, June 26 for a two hour bike tour of key pieces of Jacksonville's vibrant music history.

Join The Jaxson’s Ennis Davis, Bill Delaney and Mike Field for a two hour bike tour of key pieces of Jacksonville’s vibrant music history. We’ll visit LaVilla, a historic Black neighborhood dubbed the “Harlem of the South” for its role as a center of blues, jazz and ragtime; sites relevant to Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers and other Southern rock greats that hailed from Jacksonville; the city’s underknown hip-hop heritage; and the birthplace of James Weldon Johnson and Rosamond Johnson, creators of “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” the “Black national anthem.”

Bring your bike and meet us at James Weldon Johnson Park. The narrated tour continues through the Northbank, LaVilla and Brooklyn and ends back the park. Street parking is free on Saturdays. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through Eventbrite here for tours at 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Kids 12 and under are free. For questions, contact Bill Delaney at wdelaney@moderncities.com.

Article by Ennis Davis, AICP. Contact Ennis at edavis@moderncities.com.