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THE MUSIC TRAIL

04/30/2018 - 05/05/2018

HIGHLIGHTS:   BEAU RIVAGE , New Orleans, BB King Museum, Delta Blues Museum, Graceland, Stax Records, Country Music Hall of Fame, Grand Ole Opry, & lots more …10 Meals

 

APR 30…This is a trip that follows the "Music Trail'' from New Orleans to Nashville and explores the different genres and influences that blended into the sounds of "Blues", Jazz, Dixieland, Rock N Roll, & Country.  Relax our first night as you will stay in the beautiful BEAU RIVAGE of Biloxi, Mississippi.  The most elegant and finest hotel along the Strip on the Gulf of Mexico offers great meals, entertainment, and if gaming is your interest, you have plenty of time to try your luck in their huge casino.  Dinner.    (D)

MAY 1…  Today we make an excursion to New Orleans where a local guide will narrate the many interesting stories of the famed musicians in this culturally diverse city… Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Al Hurt, Pete Fountain, & others. We enjoy a "JAZZ BRUNCH" at the Court of Two Sisters and take a DIXIELAND Cruise on the Mississippi. You will have some leisure time in the French Quarter for a stroll down Bourbon Street and enjoy the many sounds of the city.     (B,L) 

MAY 2 … Breakfast and we begin on of the most interesting days of our trip.  We arrive in the small town of Indianola, Mississippi, in the heart of what is called "The Delta". From the cotton fields, street corners and juke joints of the Mississippi Delta came a new kind of music – THE BLUES. Considered by many to be the only truly indigenous American music, this form that has influenced musicians worldwide is deeply rooted in Delta soil. We stop at the BB King Museum, paying tribute to the local native that helped spread the popularity of the blues... Riley B.B. King. Our journey continues through the Delta to Clarksdale for another interesting stop at the DELTA BLUES MUSEUM.  Dedicated to creating a welcoming place where visitors find meaning, value, and perspective, we explore the history and heritage of the unique American musical art form of the blues. Not far away is Tunica, where it's 2 nights in the Gold Strike Resort & Casino. (B,D)

MAY 3 … Rooted in the Blues and in Gospel music came a new sound in the 1950's in America.  A young man took the stage singing such songs as "Blue Suede Shoes", "Shake, Rattle, & Roll, in a way and sound that no one had ever heard before. The "King" had arrived as Elvis Presley introduced ROCK N ROLL to the world. We visit his home at Graceland on the outskirts of Memphis. Later we stop at the home of Stax Records. Your experience kicks off with a 20-minute film intro into the Soulsville Foundation and the history of Stax Records. Here you can learn about artists like Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding and more & check out the Soul Train dance floor, a replica from the one used in Studio A.  Later we return to our hotel in Tunica after a great day of touring. (B)

MAY 4 … Our final highlight features the most popular music that has its roots in the sounds that we have explored the last few days… COUNTRY.  We arrive in the "Music City" of Nashville for a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame, recognizing its many stars, from Hank Williams to Johnny Cash, from Patsy Cline to Reba McIntire, and so many more. A fitting end to our tour, as we take our seats in the Opry House to be part of the GRAND OLE OPRY.  (B,D)

MAY 5 … Breakfast and we return home after a most interesting and entertaining trip to the "Cities of Music" and the sounds of America.  (B,L)

 

PRICE OF TRIP:  $899 per person 

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:  $275 

TRAVEL PROTECTION: $75
With Trip Cancellation / Interruption

DEPOSIT REQUIRED:  $100

FINAL PAYMENT DUE:  March 15, 2018 

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