Discover the history of Harlem's famous music scene on a 3-hour walking tour. Visit the sites of the most important music venues, both past and present, including Connie's Inn, the Lafayette Theater, Small's Paradise, The Shrine, and The American Legion.
What to Expect
Feel the rhythm and beat of the lively Harlem neighborhoods, visiting legendary music venues, and enjoying performances of the area's iconic sounds.
Beginning at one of central Harlem's famous Victorian brownstones, learn the history of the building and community before departing along neat streets adorned with trees and more grand houses. Learn about the most important music venues, both past and present, that helped shaped Harlem's famous music scene.
See Connie's Inn, located by the old Lafayette Theater, one of the most important contributors to the Harlem Renaissance. Then view the site of the long-defunct Small's Paradise, where Lena Horne and Duke Ellington both performed regularly.
Enjoy the evening's first live music set at The Shrine, an exciting new addition to Harlem's arts scene. Then head to The American Legion on West 132nd Street to enjoy classic Jazz performed by seasoned musicians. The tour ends here but you are of course welcome to stay and savor the sounds of some of Harlem's finest!
- Admission fees
- Local taxes and fees
What's Not Included
- Food and drinks
- Transportation to and from start and end locations
Meet at the historical 1882 brownstone building located at 129 West 130th Street, Harlem
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Know Before You Go
Please note that this walking tour runs rain or shine.