The roots of American music are firmly planted in the South. There’s no better way to understand southern music or life than to visit the lyrical landscape of the Delta. Here Antebellum Homes and Plantations are surrounded by soulful blues, brassy jazz, Cajun accordions, calliopes and gospel choirs. Come listen to music.
From the Birthplace of Country Music and the first recordings in 1927 to the modern era of I-Pods and Satellite Broadcasts, you’ll explore the recording of music. From the simple Joys of singing on the porch to the electrifying sounds that rocked the world. This tour is about the music of America and the Recording Studios that produced it.
To paraphrase the legendary Muddy Waters, “The Blues got married to The Jazz, and they had themselves a baby they named Rock and Roll.” This trip is a little climb down the family tree as we enjoy the heritage and a little music history from the Mississippi Delta to Graceland.
This sightseeing tour is about listening & learning. It’s about Music & Recording. It’s about the 50’s in Memphis (already Home of the Blues), and Sun Studios giving birth to Rock n’ Roll. It’s about the 1960’s and music studios in Muscle Shoals, AL turning Albums into Gold. Come visit these Studios, cut a group record and learn about producing music.
Join us for an economical outing to Mobile and the largest Flower Show in the South. Inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show in London this event showcases the talents of the South’s best florists, garden designers and landscape architects. At the end of the day a hilarious and engaging evening awaits with our friends from Murder Mystery Dinner Theater.
Birmingham, Alabama is a city rich in history; known for its iron industry and for its role in the Civil Rights Movement. Today, Birmingham is a center for the arts, entertainment, dining and shopping. You will visit the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and the Museum of Art. Plus, a trip to Talladega Speedway and the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro where anything you’ve ever lost at the airport may end up there at a bargain price.
Alabama’s Black Belt is named for the color of the soil, but it’s said, “The Culture is as Rich as the Land.”
It was indeed a hotbed of Civil Rights activity and the 1965 The Selma March was a huge event in American History. But, The Black Belt also holds the art and culture of the Old South, preserved for you to see. Come feel it, taste it and hear the story of Selma.
Mobile, AL is not only recognized as celebrating the first-known American Mardi Gras celebration in 1703 (yes, even before New Orleans), but also as home to the “America’s Family Mardi Gras” delighting both young and old from around town and across the nation. For weeks, the streets of downtown Mobile, AL are filled with the sights and sounds of live marching bands, brilliant-colored floats.