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Day 1 – On arrival in Nashville your group will check into a local hotel. High-end groups will want to lodge in The District for convenience but it is pricey, other groups may want the suburbs for the economy.
This evening highlight is a Johnny & June Tribute Show with Dinner at the Hard Rock Café. With seats in the Pit, stage front, you enjoy a nice meal and an hour long performance by tribute artists playing the music of Johnny & June Carter Cash. (D)
Day 2 – Troubadour Music Sightseeing is an “Only in Nashville” kind of experience. Bringing new meaning to the phrase “Entertaining Narrative” it’s sightseeing with a singer/songwriter guide. The tour will include Downtown Nashville’s colorful history with drive-bys of the historic Ryman Auditorium, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Honky Tonk Row, Ernest Tubb’s Record Shop and The Bluebird Cafe. Plus, you will hear what it’s like trying to break into Nashville’s music scene, both the struggles and the victories. As an added bonus your Troubadour will perform some of his or her original songs!
After a lunch break you visit the Johnny Cash Museum where you find a touching display that chronicles the life of the Man in Black, his love with June, and the stories behind the songs that live on long after he has gone.
Then it’s off to the Country Music Hall of Fame, the keeper of priceless Country Music Treasures. Your self-guided tour is a walk through history, one that leads you from the earliest folk traditions to the music that thrills millions of fans today. Every tour ends in the Hall of Fame Rotunda, the never-ending circle, and storied home of the inductees.
Ending the day your dinner is at the Wildhorse Saloon Home to exhilarating live entertainment and free line dancing. This restaurant /nightclub is rooted deep in music traditions and you never know who you will see here, performing or dining on any given night. (B,D)
Day 3 – With a morning departure from Nashville your group continues on the Quartet Trail, stopping in Jackson, TN to visit the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. This small museum features a collection of old photographs, video interviews & other memorabilia from famous rockabilly icons, including every member of our famous Quartet: Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley.
This afternoon you visit the Graceland Mansion, Elvis Presley’s home. Your all-inclusive ticket includes a tour of the home, the car collections, Elvis’ private airplanes, as well as a couple of special photo exhibits.
This evening your group will check into another hotel for a two nights stay in Memphis, we recommend a hotel on Beal Street for the experience and convenience, but economy minded groups will prefer the suburbs.
For dinner we’ve selected an early meal at Jerry Lee’s Café & Honky Tonk on Beale Street. It’s a classic Southern Barbecue dinner in a building where there’s a “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ on!” The walls are lined with memorabilia, there’s a live band starting at 7:00pm, and your group can spend as much time after dinner listening to music as you wish. (B,D)
Day 4 – Memphis comes alive today starting with the MoJo Tour. A professional Beale Street musician/tour guide will sing of the city’s music history, entertaining you with tunes and behind-the-scenes stories of Memphis celebrities. Along the way, you will see the City’s famous sights including The Lorraine Motel and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, plus you have photo stops at Graceland and the Johnny Cash home.
During this tour you will also visit Sun Studios – The Birthplace of Rock N’ Roll (1950) and home to that famous Jam Session by our Million Dollar Quartet – Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. And, did you know that Sun Studios is still rockin’ today? You never know who may walk in that door as you’re walking out.
Next, we tie the Memphis Scene all together at the Rock n’ Soul Museum; come hear the story of the greats who for the love of music, overcame racial and socio-economic barriers to create sounds that shook the world. Created by the Smithsonian Institution, Rock n‘ Soul explains how Memphis is both “The Home of the Blues” and “The Birthplace of Rock ‘ Roll” – you will leave with the idea that this town was one exciting place in the 1950’s!
You also visit the Memphis Music Hall of Fame on Beale Street. This fun, fascinating and educational exhibition features never-before-seen memorabilia, rare video performances and interviews, interactive exhibits, and much more.
Tonight’s feature is dinner and Live Music at B.B. Kings on Beale Street. This dinner club presents some of the best Live music in the south. Relax, and enjoy yourself in a club built by “The King of the Blues.” (B,D)
Day 5 – This morning you motor over the Mississippi River, across Arkansas to Branson, MO for the night. Here your group will stay at the Welk Resort. You enjoy dinner and then one last show; The Finale, The Highlight of this Musical Pilgrimage an all-new production of the Tony Award Winning Musical “Million Dollar Quartet.”
It’s a legend inspired by the true story of that famed recording session where Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” brought together Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night. It captures the infectious spirit of that single moment when the music industry’s most extraordinary talents, all in their creative prime, came together for the most famous night in music history.
Featured songs include “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Ghost Riders,” and “Whole Lotta’ Shakin’ Goin’ On,” (B,D)
Day 6 – This morning you must decide if you’re leaving Branson or adding another day. We would be happy to include additional Branson Shows to your tour. Call us and we’ll discuss the many options. (B)