Riding that Blues Train with Dr. Demento

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Join Us as We “Cruise Through the Blues”

October 12-17

Blues. Soul. Rock & Roll. Jazz. From Memphis to New Orleans, this five day program is designed to delight those who love these genres and want to explore their roots. With the expertise of our own legend, Barry Hansen who authored Cruise through the Blues), we’ll start with Memphis and indulge in that city’s musical history. Then we’ll board the famous “City of New Orleans” and pass farms and fields as we head to the Crescent City to soak up the weekend’s musical offerings coupled with some special experiences just for us Reedies. Join in the fun!

Cost: $995 double occupancy
Includes: Lectures/Talks, ground transportation, lodging, breakfasts and lunches, entrances
Excludes: Alcohol, dinners, cover charges, tips

Minimum group size: 14 travelers

Deposit:
$400 per person

A note about accommodations:
In Memphis, we have 5 rooms reserved at the lovely Talbot Heirs Guest House, an intimate and historic property one block off Beale Street. The first ten travelers will have choice of these rooms. Others will stay in larger hotel properties nearby.

Itinerary:
Wednesday, October 12 (arrival): you will be greeted at the airport and driven to your hotel. No programming—just time to get settled (and excited).

Thursday, October 13: Breakfast and program overview; Walking tour of downtown; Gibson Guitar Factory; Blues & Soul Museum; Sun Records (followed by a Graceland driveby). Optional Tour of Stax Records. Evening: Music on Beale Street

Friday, October 14: Breakfast and morning discussion; Lorraine Motel and National Civil Rights Museum; Central BBQ; Blues Hall of Fame. Free time. Evening: Free

Saturday, October 15: Train to New Orleans (note: early morning—6:00 a.m); lunch on train; arrival in New Orleans; hotel check in. Reception; Evening music

Sunday, October 16: Mississippi Queen cruise; Columns Hotel lunch; Lafayette Cemetery tour.

Monday, October 17: Breakfast at Historic New Orleans Collection; Collection talk and French Quarter Walking Tour. Departures.

 

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1 Response to Riding that Blues Train with Dr. Demento

  1. Anne Gottsdanker says:

    Hi. This sounds like a really fun tour at a great time of year.
    Are you able to accommodate a person in an electric wheelchair? I cannot stand nor walk at all. But ah love da bluez. Can this work for me? I do not have anyone to bring along, so how would it work out, given the assumption of double occupancy?

    Thanks, Anne Gottsdanker ’71

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