Wrapping itself around the mountains of SW Virginia, is a heritage trail preserving the region’s musical history, and deep back in the hills is a winding stream where people say the music began. What is true for sure, is that people here enjoyed their front porch music at the end of the day and gospel on Sunday morning. It was peaceful and harmonic, until one day, circumstances conspired to create what Johnny Cash called “The Big Bang of Country Music” – the day that music records were born.
Introducing “Under the Boardwalk” a group travel event based on The Drifter’s 1964 pop hit that rose to #4 on the charts. The song’s lyrics describe an afternoon where a young couple plan to meet “out of the sun” and out of sight, “down by the sea.” It is a melodic and romantic focus for a group tour event featuring three straight nights of Pop and Rock music near the Virginia Beach Boardwalk.
From Jamestown and the beginnings of the Virginia Colony to Yorktown and the end of The American Revolution you enjoy a new understanding of American History. Then in Norfolk you attend The Virginia International Tattoo, the largest spectacle of Music and Might in the United States of America offers an astounding display of inspirational military music, majestic massed pipes and drums, show stopping drill team maneuvers, colorful and elegant dancers, and much more.
Start with a tour of Harpers Ferry National Park where a visit is like stepping into the past. Then enjoy a narrated excursion on the Potomac Eagle and view historic farms and lush mountain greenery. Then it’s on to Winchester, VA for a Patsy Cline tour. Learn of Patsy’s music career, her childhood home and dreams of becoming a Country Music Star. This package also includes a tribute singer who will sing some of Patsy’s favorite songs. End your trip with a scenic ride on the Western Maryland Railroad through the spectacular scenery of the Allegheny Mountains.
This is a celebration of Country Music History, a Spectacular Event is set in the beautiful mountains of SW Virginia where country music was born. Follow us onto “The Crooked Road,” a 300 mile long Heritage Trail that crosses the frontier of the recording industry, with the memory of Virginia’s Country Music Legends.
A heritage music Special Event available only to Tour Groups.
In the mountains of Southwest Virginia the Roots of American Music run deep. On this tour your travelers will hear the Bluegrass and Mountain tunes of the regions earliest settlers. You will discover the Birthplace of Country Music and hear the first musical Radio Broadcasts. Then you meet Grammy Award Winning Songwriters in an intimate dinner show setting and learn the stories behind their songs.
Flappers just want to have Fun! The 1920’s were the Era of the New Woman and we’ve packaged events and exhibits that are relevant to that time. You will see costumes and fashions of Downton Abbey, join a Woman’s Suffrage Rally, enjoy a Jazz Dinner in a Victorian Mansion, and more. This trip combines living in the moment, with sharing a laugh and escaping reality – what more could you want from a tour!
The Virginia International Tattoo is an astounding display of patriotism and spirit, its inspirational music, majestic pipe and drums, show stopping drill teams, colorful and elegant dancers. Each year’s Tattoo is different, with new performers from across the globe, new themes of honor and patriotism and state of the art technical effects which will leave you amazed. It’s a must-see, one of the most exciting events in the world.
A rollicking good time this new trip features the Chincoteague Island Wild Pony Cruise, a Tour of the NASA Facility that services the International Space Station, oceanfront lodging, lots of seafood, a Military Aircraft Museum and the the most patriotic of all the world’s great military tattoos – The Virginia International Tattoo.
It was the most important event in the History of Country Music. In 1927 in the mountains of Virginia, a talent scout for the Victor Talking Machine Co spent 8 days making the first ever musical recordings. Known as the ‘Bristol Sessions’ that event has also been called “The Big Bang of Country Music,” bring your group and see Country’s origin at the hallowed Carter Family Fold, and its glory at the Grand Ole Opry.