Historic Markers Across Georgia

James Brown (Plaza)

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Location: on Broad Street between 8th and 9th Sts, Augusta, GA
County: Richmond
Coordinates: N 33° 28.536    W 081° 57.987
  33.4756    -81.96645
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
James Brown (Plaza) Marker
Photo by Mike Stroud


Singer, songwriter, musician and one-of-a-kind performer, James Brown has thrilled millions around the world with his hit recordings and electrifying performances. The 1983 Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee, 1986 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and 2003 Kennedy Center honoree has called Augusta "home" since moving here when he was five. It was in Augusta's Lenox Theatre that he first received recognition for his talent by winning an amateur contest. His songs have enriched the world, and his personality and generosity have enriched this city.
Dedicated to the "Godfather of Soul" on May 6, 2005
Dr. John Savage, Sculptor
The Honorable Bob Young, Mayor

This statue is made possible by the generous financial contributions from:
Augusta Downtown Development Authority Usher-Fast Pace, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. David G. Cannon
The Augusta Chronicle, Mr. William S. Morris, III, and Mr. Don Bailey
And Friends of James Brown

The City of Augusta offers special thanks to:
Augusta Recreation and Parks Department
Augusta Public Services Department
Mr. Don Rhodes
Mr. Patrick G. Blanchard