Jazz, Blues, Rock & Soul Vacation
8 Days, 7 nights*
Ride the rails on a Jazz, Blues, Rock & Soul Vacation celebrating these four uniquely American music genres. You’ll travel America’s Heartland on an Amtrak liner from Chicago to Memphis
and finally down to New Orleans,reliving the legendary music that shaped America and the world.
The Windy City
Begin your jazz, blues, rock and soul musical odyssey in Chicago, home to blues greats such as Muddy Waters, Hollin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy and Little Walter. The blues part of your vacation includes a cruise along the Chicago River, with views of the mainstay landmarks and classic architecture. During your overnight stay, you’ll have free time to shop the Magnificent Mile, sample local foods such as deep-dish pizza, hot dogs or upscale fare at one of the celebrity-chef restaurants on Michigan Avenue. Music diehards will want to sit in on a late-night blues set.
Then, head south to Memphis, the Home of Rock n Roll. You’ll get to visit the place where it all started, the Memphis Recording Service, which later was renamed Sun Studios. Take a look back into a cultural revolution at The Staxx Museum, which chronicles the rise of Soul music with a fun trip down memory lane. With more than 2,000 interact exhibits, films, artifacts and memorabilia, you’ll be transformed back to the music of Isaac Hayes, The Staple Singers, Otis Redding, Booker T. & the MGs, Wilson Pickett and Johnnie Taylor, to name a few.
Next stop on the jazz, blues, rock & soul vacation is the Memphis Rock ‘n Soul Museum. Learn the incredible story of how musicians paved the way for racial and socio-economic integration because of their common love of music. And be sure to eat some good ol’ Memphis barbeque while you are on Beale Street. Of course, there will be the obligatory stop at Graceland.
The Big Easy
After an overnight stay in Rock ‘n Soul City, climb back on board to the “Birthplace of Jazz”, New Orleans. What better way to kick off your “Nawlins” stay than with a jazz brunch? During your visit in the “The Crescent City”, jazz music will fill the air all throughout the city, including the world-famous French Quarter, where you can eat like a local with a beignet with café au lait. Surely, you’ll want to soak in as much as you can during your overnight in “The Big Easy” by indulging in hurricane cocktails, jambalaya, etoufee, crawfish, gumbo and of course, down-home jazz.
Call us now to book your slice of American music history. If you love music, the you will be thrilled to experience this one of a kind musical journey. The Jazz, Blues, Rock & Soul Vacation is the perfect escape for the music lover. All bookings through Fine Living Enthusiast receive our personalized concierge service and a FREE wine-related gift.
Space is limited and quickly filling up for this incredible musical journey through the legendary music and artists that helped make America the Music Capital of the World.
*Price package is per person, double occupancy, tax included. Prices do not include rail from your home. Prices subject to change without notice.
** This amazing music-themed vacation is available on an escorted tour basis or as an independent traveler. The stated prices are reflection of these two options, respectively.