Jacksonville has been the birthplace for so many great musical acts over the years, and the city has always enjoyed an active music scene.
So it should come as no surprise that, over the years, several artists and bands have penned songs that allude to or even pay homage to the Bold City.
Below we’ve assembled a short collection of our favorite songs about Jacksonville. It’s by no means a definitive list, and we hope to hear from you all with some of your favorites!
Punk band Yellowcard hit it big with their 2004 single, “Ocean Avenue.” Most locals know that the song refers to growing up and coming of age in Jacksonville – specifically, at the Beaches.
The titular street of Ocean Avenue, of course, doesn’t actually exist. It just sounded better than Ocean Boulevard, the actual street being referenced.
The song also references Cherry Street. There are two of those in the area, but it’s most likely that Yellowcard was referring to the one in Neptune Beach.