PROGRAM REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar desk in the lobby to register with the program staff at our desk. You'll receive your arrival packet containing the most up-to-date schedule and program information that we'll review during our orientation session.
INTRODUCTIONS & ORIENTATION: 5:00pm.: After introductions of your fellow participants and the program staff, we will have an informative overview of the program including a review of the updated daily schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have.
Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Dinner will follow orientation. Thank you for your understanding.Dinner: It's a short walk to dinner at a popular Nashville restaurant near the hotel. Enjoy tasty cuisine and begin getting to know your fellow music lovers. Dinner will be at 6:30 pm.Lodging: Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville-DowntownMeals Included: Dinner
After the excursion, we will arrive and check in at Hampton Inn & Suites at Peabody Place, in the heart of the Memphis entertainment district, half a block from world-famous Beale Street.Dinner: The menu at world-renowned B.B. King’s Blues Club and Restaurant on Beale Street offers a variety of the South's most delicious comfort food influenced by flavors from New Orleans all the way to the Mississippi Delta, including authentic Memphis-style BBQ ribs, chicken, pulled pork, and other delicacies.Evening: PERFORMANCE: B.B. King's Blues Club. The house band is B.B. King’s All Stars, and guest musicians include some of the best in the business for one of the most diverse, sophisticated lineups of modern blues and R&B in Memphis — a good show every night of the week. Feel free to jump up and dance or sit back and relax. This is the real deal! Then go out and hear music up and down Beale Street on your own.
Lodging: Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis - Beale StreetMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Learn the story of musical pioneers who, for the love of music, overcame racial and socio-economic barriers to create the music that shook the entire world. The museum provides a comprehensive Memphis music experience – the sounds of rural field hollers, work songs, blues, country and gospel of the sharecroppers in the 1930-40s that eventually collided and fused with the urban sounds of Beale Street (urban blues and jazz), SUN Studio (rock ‘n’ roll and rockabilly), STAX Recording and HI Records (rhythm and blues, soul music). This is the story of the body of music that had the most influence on the culture and lifestyles of the world during the middle 20th Century to this day. It affected the way we talked, walked, combed our hair and dressed – not only in Memphis or the U.S., but around the world.Lunch: Select one of the many restaurants on Beale Street or venture one block for many more selections for lunch on your own or with newfound friends.Afternoon: Free Time – Coordinator will work with you on planning your afternoon. You are in the heart of all the Memphis activities and museums.Dinner: No need to rush back for dinner but instead we have left this dinner selection for you to choose the restaurant. You may decide to join the coordinator for dinner also.Evening: Free evening to explore Memphis on your own or with newfound friends.Lodging: Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis - Beale StreetMeals Included: Breakfast