The James Brown Journey
Augusta is proud to have played such an important role in the life of a world-renowned musical artist and is grateful Mr. Brown called Augusta home. As you journey through our funky sidewalks, you will walk where Mr. Brown walked and stand where he stood. We hope you enjoy this soul-city journey and feel THE groove of Augusta's most famous son. Soul Starts Here.
On this point-of-interest tour, you will visit the following historic locations from the life of the Godfather of Soul: the Bell Auditorium, the James Brown Arena, the Imperial Theatre, the site of James Brown's childhood home, site of the Lenox Theatre, site of The Boss radio station, the Augusta Museum of History, the James Brown statue, Mother Trinity CME Church, and the iconic Soul Bar.
Below you will find the walking map and points of interest to take you on the James Brown Journey. Click the album images to access historic information and the audio tour segment for each stop. You can pick up a supplemental brochure to compliment the tour at the first point on the walking tour map, our experience center, Augusta & Co.
James Brown Journey Walking Map
James Brown Journey Sites
Remembering James Brown
On Christmas Day in 2006, the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, died. In 2016 a local new station interviewed Deanna Brown, one of James Brown's children and took the James Brown Family tour of Augusta. Enjoy this video of that experience.