The Crossroads

Itinerary Overview

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Day 1 Saturday
Arrive in Memphis and consolidate our group then drive to Nashville. Check into our home followed by a 7 PM dinner at Acme Feed & Seed. After dinner meander lower Broadway where on any given night there are 20 bands playing including at the famous Tootsies & Roberts.
Day 2 Sunday
Breakfast 8 to 9. Meet our local guide then visit Belle Meade Plantation, Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, light lunch, Ryman Auditorium guided tour then free time followed by dinner at Pinewood Social.
Day 3 Monday
Breakfast from 8 to 9. Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Public Library, Union Station, Frist Center for the Visual Arts for light lunch followed by free time for either Frist or other options from 3 to 6:30, then a 7 PM dinner at the famous Bluebird Cafe.
Day 4 Tuesday
Breakfast from 8 to 9. Scenic drive down the Nanchez Trace Parkway including selected stops and a picnic lunch on the Tennessee River. Check into The Inn on Ole Miss campus (Oxford MS). Happy Hour with free time in the historic Town Square then a 7 PM dinner at the award winning City Grocery restaurant.
Day 5 Wednesday
Breakfast from 8 to 9. A stroll around Ole' Miss campus and a 20 minute hike to Rowan Oak (William Falkner's house). Lunch at Ajax diner and a free hour for the Town Square then drive to Clarksdale MS AND Check into The Shack Up Inn, rest then a BBQ dinner TBD followed by live blues at Red's (an authentic juke joint, cash only).
Day 6 Thursday
Breakfast 8 to 9. A visit to The Delta Blues Museum and free time to explore central Clarksdale. Then a 3 hour driving tour with local guide Billy Howell including a visit to the Crossroads. Drive to Memphis and check into our home. 7 PM dinner TBD. 
Day 7 Friday
Breakfast from 8 to 9. Meet our local guide then Stax Museum of Soul Music, Sun Studio, light lunch and free time from 4 to 6:30 PM followed by dinner at Blues City Cafe then live music on Beal Street's with it's multitude of venues including BB King's club. 
Day 8 Saturday
Breakfast from 8 to 9. Graceland, light lunch, National Civil Rights Museum, free time from 5 to 7 PM then dinner at McEwens. After dinner more live music on Beal Street or elsewhere. 
Day 9 Sunday
Breakfast and Airport Transfers.

Recommended Reading or Viewing for The Crossroads

Sam Phillips, the man who invented rock 'n' roll 
- Peter Guralnick
 
The Last Train To Memphis, the rise and fall of Elvis
- Peter Guralnick
 
The Land Where The Blues Began
- Alan Lomax
 
Crossroads
- Jim Milward
 
The New Jim Crow
- Michelle Alexander
 
The Movies: Two Trains Runnin', Selma, Crossroads
 
PBS episodes of Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain
- Nashville & Mississippi Delta

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