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
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 www.beachesmuseum.org or call 904-241-5657 for further information.