The Deep South USA Blog
Stax Music Academy are bringing the Memphis Sound to the UK, France & Ireland this summer!
In 1967 Stax records sent its top artists on a first-ever tour of Europe, which became known as the legendary Stax/Volt European Tour. Now, to recognise the 50th anniversary of the milestone event that catapulted Stax into the international limelight, the Stax Music Academy has been invited to follow in their footsteps with its first-ever tour of the UK, France and Ireland.
Documentary featuring Space Camp in Alabama airs on Netflix
The Mars Generation is a new documentary about human space exploration as aspiring teenage astronauts reveal that a journey to Mars is closer than you think.
Natural Wonders of Deep South USA - 5 states, 5 spots!
CNN have put together a list showcasing a natural wonder in each of the US states. So here's our pick for Deep South USA. There’s a reason songwriters wax poetic about America’s abundance of natural beauty with each of these favourite spots helping define each state.
Mississippi country act Southern Halo start their UK tour
Following the success of their current single ‘Living Like That’ and the self-titled debut album 'Southern Halo' the country-pop trio of sisters from Cleveland, Mississippi will set out on their first tour of the UK this month, with dates in London, Nottingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Newcastle.
Mardi Gras this year started with a party flight!
Read Jody's experience on board the inaugural London to New Orleans British Airways party flight with Nicole Scherzinger and YolanDa Brown for entertainment and her four days of Mardi Gras celebrations - with a cocktail or two thrown in for good measure!
'Elvis Presley's Memphis' opens at Graceland - the most significant expansion in Graceland history!
Elvis Presley’s Graceland® officially opened its new, $45-million, state-of-the-art, 40-acre entertainment complex, “Elvis Presley’s Memphis™” and welcomed visitors from around the world to its largest and most significant expansion since first opening to the public in 1982. The four-day opening celebration started yesterday and features live performances that celebrate Elvis’ incredible life and career, and honour Memphis’ rich musical legacy across all genres including Blues, Rockabilly, R&B, Soul and Rock ‘n’ Roll.
I Am Ali Festival coming to Louisville
Coming in June “I Am Ali” festival celebrating legacy of “The Greatest” to debut in Muhammad Ali’s hometown Louisville, Kentucky in 2017.
Historic Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Alabama is now open!
For the first time since 1978, music and history fans will be able to see Muscle Shoals Sound Studios as it appeared in its 1970s heyday.
Come and meet Deep South USA at Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show
Discover your next adventure at Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show, in association with The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sunday Times Travel magazine, the UK’s biggest event for travel inspiration taking place at Manchester’s EventCity from 19- 22 January 2017 and Olympia London from 2 - 5 February 2017.
A Kentucky bourbon-crafted experience
USA Today featured this great article on Kentucky which we just had to share with you all. Some people say that there’s only one word that describes Kentucky: horses. But there’s a second that’s just as telling: bourbon.