Come to Nashville and help celebrate the Grand Ole Opry’s 94th Birthday. There are many birthday activities planned including a special birthday concert, backstage tours, free music in the Opry Plaza, and even the Opry’s birthday cake! This tour also includes lodging at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, the Country Music Hall of Fame with a songwriters recording session and Tickets for the Grand Ole Opry.
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.
Wrapping itself around the mountains of SW Virginia, is a heritage trail preserving the region’s musical history, and deep back in the hills is a winding stream where people say the music began. What is true for sure, is that people here enjoyed their front porch music at the end of the day and gospel on Sunday morning. It was peaceful and harmonic, until one day, circumstances conspired to create what Johnny Cash called “The Big Bang of Country Music” – the day that music records were born.
This new tour combines the historic grace of the Boone Tavern Hotel with a visit to America’s newest faith based attraction -The Ark. It also features the arts and music of Appalachia. Your days are filled with both artistic and divine inspiration. Then your evenings are filled with enough Bluegrass Music and Southern Cooking to have your lips and toes tap-smacking a duet.
(lyrics) I’ve got some records from World War II,
I play ’em just like me granddad do.
He was a rocker and I am too.
Go “Cleveland rocks!”
“Yeah Cleveland rocks!”
Cleveland rocks!, Cleveland rocks!
Smiles along Virginia’s Blue Ridge combine with historic harmonies of America’s Original Music. To see the Carter Family Fold is to listen to history – it was the beginning of Commercialized Country Music. To experience the Floyd Country Store’s Friday Night Jamboree is to share the joy of old-time music in both dance and melody. This tour requires a little walking and a lot of toe-tappin.