Press Release
Boardwalk Talk: The Allman Brothers Band and American Music
Wednesday, June 26, 6:00 p.m.
The Beaches Museum will present Bob Beatty at the historic Beaches Museum Chapel on Wednesday, June 26th at 6:00 p.m.

Fifty years ago in Jacksonville’s Riverside neighborhood, a group of six southern musicians gathered to play together for the first time. The result combined multiple genres of southern music—blues, rhythm and blues/soul, gospel, rock ‘n’ roll, country and western, and jazz—into a singular, cohesive sound. In doing so, the Allman Brothers Band created a new form of American music.

Historian, museum consultant, and music lover Bob Beatty achieved a lifelong goal in 2018 when he wrote a Ph.D. dissertation on Duane Allman and the founding of the Allman Brothers Band. A Florida native, Beatty is author of several books including  Florida’s Highwaymen: Legendary Landscapes Zen and the Art of Local History , and  An AASLH Guide to Making Public History .

The event is free to Beaches Museum members with a suggested $5 donation for non-members. Please visit or call 904-241-5657 for further information.

About the Beaches Museum

Beaches Museum is operated by the Beaches Area Historical Society whose mission is "to preserve and share the distinct history and culture of the Beaches area." To learn more about the Beaches Museum, please visit our  website .

The Beaches Museum is generously supported by The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.

Beaches Museum
381 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250