Discover the musical heritage of U Street --aka Black Broadway-- from jazz to hip hop to punk to go go. Walk the streets & back alleys and learn how murals, theatres, music venues, and memorials embrace the history of this amazing neighborhood. Along the way, we'll listen to a diverse playlist that will match up with the murals and venues.
Hand warmers if we tour in freezing temperatures or below. (32 F, 0 C).
We will be on the streets and back alleys of the U Street and Shaw neighborhoods. In addition to murals and public art, we will see Historic Howard Theatre, the African American Civil War Memorial, Ben's Chili Bowl, "Little Ethiopia," Lincoln Theatre, and a few more modern music venues along the way.
Camera or camera phone.
This tour ends at the intersection of 13th & U NW, 8 blocks from the starting point. It's precisely 1 mile (1.6 km) of walking. It happens on time, rain or shine.