Marvelous Music of NY: Musical History by Coach, Foot or Subway
Our 3 – 4 hour NYC Highlights tour focuses on this city's rich musical heritage. Open your ears and engage your eyes as you listen and learn about New York's incredible musical heritage. The tour kicks off with Frank Sinatra's anthem New York, New York. As we pass Lincoln Center, enjoy the serenade of Swan Lake and the Nutcracker Suite. At Strawberry Fields in Central Park we share the importance of the Beatles and John Lennon's songwriting legacy.
Dig the development of Jazz and Bebop uptown in Harlem with hot numbers by Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane and Miles Davis. As we pass by the World Famous ApolloTheater, James Brown belts over the bus’s loudspeakers. Groove to Salsa and Cha Cha by Tito Puente as
we skip past East Harlem. No New York musical conversation is complete without riffs on rap, hip-hop, graffiti culture and break-dancing, while listening to beats by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
Farther downtown in Greenwich Village we hear Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell’s Folk anthems. On the Bowery, specifically the former location of CBGBs – where Punk Rock was born, featuring Talking Heads, Blondie, Television and The Ramones. For a more detailed tour of NYC's Punk Rock history, check out our HEY HO! LET'S GO! Punk Rock on the Bowery Pub Crawl tour.