On this Southern US tour, visit the cities and landmarks that have influenced America’s musical heritage—country, rock-n-roll, soul, blues, and jazz. Start in Nashville and visit the Country Music Hall of Fame; RCA Studio B, one of the country’s most important recording studios; and the Grand Ole Opry, where you have reserved seats. In Memphis, visit the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, celebrating the great Memphis soul music; Sun Studio, the most famous recording studio, which launched the careers of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and more; and Elvis Presley’s Graceland. Travel deep into the heart of the Mississippi Delta, the “Birthplace of the Blues,” and visit the Delta Blues Museum, dedicated to the history and legends that made this style of music popular.
Other musical landmarks on this tour include the B.B. King Museum and the Delta Music Museum, where you will learn more about Louisiana Delta musicians such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Mickey Gilley, and more.
But that’s not all… in addition to musical heritage, you’ll also have the opportunity to learn about life on a plantation and cruise through the swampy waterways of Atchafalaya Basin. Plus, we have arranged unique experiences for you throughout this Southern US tour. Enjoy a special dinner at an antebellum mansion in Natchez and lunch with a private musician at Ground Zero Blues Club, owned by actor, Morgan Freeman. A special treat is an opportunity for you to make a recording at RCA Studio B that you can take home with you! It’s a vacation no music lover should miss!
Special Event – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, aka Jazz Fest, is a 10-day cultural feast. The music encompasses every style associated with New Orleans, plus the hottest names in music from around the world. In addition to the music, enjoy locally made specialties—from classic New Orleans gumbo, po-boys, and jambalaya to fine international cuisine. Don’t miss the craft and marketplaces, where you’ll find tempting handcrafted clothing, leather goods, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and more. Your New Orleans Jazz Fest package includes a 1-day pass to the festival plus transportation to and from the festival grounds. Available on the 15 April 2021 departure.