Bonfires on the Levee are a Southern Louisiana tradition, that depending on who you speak to, either lights the way for Papa Noel (Cajun Santa figure). Or it is to help guide the faithful Catholics to Midnight Mass on Christmas. Whatever the belief, it is carried forward to this day.
It’s a very simple recipe. Your take two parts Memphis (get your Mojo simmering) . . . then add New Orleans . . . then you combine two parts of the French Quarter (oh my). . . and Baby, you’ve got a dish that’s gonna make your feet start dancin’ on the street.
The roots of American music are firmly planted in the South. There’s no better way to understand southern music or life than to visit the lyrical landscape of the Delta. Here Antebellum Homes and Plantations are surrounded by soulful blues, brassy jazz, Cajun accordions, calliopes and gospel choirs. Come listen to music.
Come and listen to the music that defines a nation. You learn the basics with Dixieland Jazz in New Orleans then hear the influence of Creole and Cajun Music in the Louisiana Bayous before embarking on the Mississippi Blue Trail. Armed with that rudimentary knowledge of Jazz you learn of slave music on the plantations, and hear how it co-mingled with Jazz, then moved north into the Cities of America after our slaves were freed. While Jazz and Blues were two distinct music forms – they also combined to create Rock n’ Roll. Join us on this great adventure and get your Mojo on.
This tour of Lafayette and St. Martinville, LA features narrated touring, Atchafalaya Swamp tour, Acadian Village tour, Rip Van Winkle Gardens & Avery Island Jungle Gardens, Evangeline’s Grave and much more.
This historical combo-tour of Natchez and New Orleans is filled with music, antebellum sightseeing and history. You’ll have a walking tour of the French Quarter, visit the Frogmore Plantation and the Historic Homes in Natchez. You’ll hear music on a Dixieland Jazz Dinner Cruise. Then at a Cajun Dance Hall, a Slave Wedding and the Delta Blues Museum. This is Best scheduled in the Spring and Fall.
The heart and soul of American Music beats in the history of Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans. These are the towns where the inspiration for our uniquely American Music styles were born and where they grew to maturity. On this three city tour you’ll hear Country, Bluegrass, Blues, Rock n’ Roll, Soul, Dixieland Jazz, and Cajun. Why, you’ll even have the chance to write and perform a song of your own.
It has often been said that you have not experienced New Orleans until you have spent a night in the French Quarter. Prices vary based on the quality of the hotel you choose and the date of your visit, but experience is always the same. Come experience the joix de vivre that is the French Quarter of New Orleans.
This is a deluxe visit to Mississippi’s Gulf Coast. You have the finest accommodations in town, enjoy superb and unique meals, each complete with a real Southern Experience. Learn how to catch shrimp and what a shrimp boil is. Learn about Cajun spices at the New Orleans School of Cooking, and enjoy Beavoir’s Confederate Era Dinner. Biloxi Tours don’t get any better than this.
Cajun Country is transformed into a winter wonderland during the holiday season as Acadiana present festivals of light, parades, tours of homes and holiday events. Then head to New Orleans for two nights and celebrate the holidays with a traditional French Creole Holiday Dinner and millions of twinkling lights in the holiday exhibit, “Celebration in the Oaks.”