Music Cities USA: Nashville to Memphis

Pack your dancing shoes and join us on a musical adventure, where you’ll visit Graceland, explore the Country Music Hall of Fame and attend live performances in legendary music venues.
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Program No. 21154RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

The blues made its home on Beale Street, while country music immortalized the Grand Ole Opry — and the residence of the “King” remains an iconic pilgrimage for fans of Rock ’n‘ Roll. Feel the rhythm of America’s music as you explore the legendary and historic landmarks of Nashville and Memphis, and attend live performances at venues including the Listening Room Café and B.B. King’s Blues Club. Walk along Music Row and enjoy a field trip to Studio B, formerly RCA records.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to 1.5-2 miles at moderate pace. Standing for on-site lectures on field trips. Frequent getting on/off coach. Stairs only in historic buildings and homes.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience the heart of country music at Ryman Auditorium — a National Historic Landmark — the Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • Walk in the footsteps of “the King” during a field trip to Graceland, Elvis Presley’s home in Memphis.
  • Discover the origins of the Blues as you experience Beale Street and explore the Rock ’n‘ Soul Museum.

General Notes

Women-Only departures are available on this program. For a 9-night version of this program that includes New Orleans, check out "Music Cities USA: Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans" (#21979).
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Jimmy Grubbs
Jimmy Grubbs is publisher of The Best Times, a Memphis news magazine for age 50-plus adults. Until 2004, he spent 36 years as a manager and owner of Dale Carnegie franchises. Jimmy initially came to Memphis from Jacksonville, Fla., in 1985. He notes, “I’m not from Memphis originally, but I got here as soon as I could.”

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Ron Harman
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