Blues and country music are distinctly American and both have deep roots on the banks of the Mississippi River. This theme cruise explores the people and places that played an instrumental role in creating soulful music that remains extremely popular to this day.
Known as "Music City", Nashville is home to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Grand Ole Opry and the Johnny Cash Museum. The second largest city in Tennessee, Nashville maintains a vibrant music scene with a number of clubs, honky-tonk bars and studios that continue the tradition of this city's musical heritage.
Home to Sun Studios and Graceland, Memphis is one of America's most renowned music towns. The city that launched the careers of Elvis Presley, B.B. King and many other legendary country and blues musicians is a must-see destination for any music fan.
The birthplace of Miles Davis, Roosevelt Sykes and Ike Turner, St. Louis is synonymous with the blues, enough so that there is a specific style of the genre called "St. Louis Blues". This style is typically more piano-based and is closely related to Ragtime.