Hotel check-in from 4:00 p.m. Program check-in at 4:15 p.m. Stroll to Beale Street for dinner is a two block walk. Midnight is the cut off time for loud music in Memphis. Our hotel is right at Beale St. so be prepared for loud music.
Road Scholar check in is at 4:15. After you have your room assignment, come to the lobby area conference room to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing your up-to-date schedule that reflects any last-minute changes, other important information, and to learn when and where the Orientation session will take place. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet when you check in. Orientation. The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer questions. Periods in the daily schedule designated as “Free time” and “At leisure” offer opportunities to do what you like and make your experience even more meaningful and memorable according to your personal preferences. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Program activities, schedules, personnel, and indicated distances or times may change due to local circumstances/conditions. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
Dinner will be at King’s Palace Café on Beale Street, with live music during dinner. Get up and dance or sit back and watch others dance. Dinner will be a plated meal, coffee, water or tea. Additional beverages for purchase.
Time to go out and enjoy more music. Our dinner at King’s Palace Café waives the cover charge at nearby Rum Boogie Café serving up hot music. Or set out to find the place that vibrates to your inner rhythm from Blues to Soul, Gospel, Jazz, Rock, Fusion, and Reggae. We’re in the heart of old Memphis, where W.C. Handy wrote the first blues song in 1909.