Music Cities USA: Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans
From the historic Grand Ole Opry in Nashville to legendary Beale Street in Memphis and the iconic jazz of New Orleans, join us for a learning adventure that will be music to your ears.
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Program No. 21979RJ
10 days
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At a Glance

To experience the true pulse of American music, you have to find its source in the heart of the South. Go on the road in Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans to discover the roots of jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, country, the blues and much more! In Nashville, music comes to life at Studio B — formerly Sun Records — the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry. Tap your feet to the rhythms of Beale Street in Memphis, take a field trip to the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and pay homage to the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” at Graceland. Complete your musical pilgrimage in New Orleans, where live jazz performances and contemporary Creole sounds bear witness to America’s musical foundation.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to several blocks at a time.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Thrill in a live performance at the Grand Ole Opry from your seats in the Gold Circle section of the music hall.
  • Visit B.B. King’s Blues Club on Beale Street for a southern smorgasbord of Memphis-style BBQ ribs, pulled pork and more and a modern blues performance by the house band.
  • At the world-famous New Orleans School of Cooking, learn how to cook Creole and Cajun as a local chef demonstrates a traditional dish — then lunch on the creation.

General Notes

For a 6-night version of this program, check out #21154.
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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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Peggy Benton
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