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As Mississippi celebrates 200 years of statehood, the Mississippi Blues Trail reached a major milestone with its 200th marker, “Rocket 88,” which celebrates what many credit as the first rock ‘n’ roll recording.

Rocket 88 200th Marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail

Halloween is one of the largest parties in the Crescent City and it makes for a spooky, wild and crazy night offering something for kids and adults alike! From ghost tours, Voodoo festivals and fancy dress street parties, New Orleans welcomes all to enjoy Halloween in the "The Most Haunted City in America." 

The CMA Songwriters Series, which was established in 2005, presents the very best of Country Music’s songwriters and artists, whose hits are known worldwide and they are about to tour the UK and Europe.

CMA Songwriters Series

Halloween season is big in America and a great time to visit the South. We have come across this great article by Practical Wanderlust 12 Reasons to Celebrate Halloween in Louisville, Kentucky: A Local’s Guide as they think it's the best time to visit Louisville (other than Derby season, of course).

Pumpkin Picking in Louisville, Kentucky

The New Orleans Saints Football Team will be playing against the Miami Dolphins at Wembley on 1st October 2017 and to celebrate and show support, two of New Orleans most loved restaurants will take up residency in London venues, giving visitors the opportunity to discover the fabulous cuisine of the Crescent City from two of its famed dining institutions.

Travel South USA will launch the U.S. Civil Rights Trail on 15th January, 2018 - on Dr Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

New US Civil Rights Trail

Due to phenomenal public demand, Elvis Presley™, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll™, will be returning to The O2 in London with a new exhibition, Elvis on Tour, opening on 3rd November 2017.  Tickets for this new exhibition will go on sale at 9am Friday 18th August.

Elvis On Tour - The Exhbition at O2 London

A new route to Music City will be music to traveller's ears with British Airways' new service to Nashville. From May 2018, British Airways will launch a five-a-week service from Heathrow, Terminal 5 and will be the only airline flying direct between Europe and the capital of Tennessee.

 British Airways launch new flights to Nashville

The Stax Music Academy's commemoration of the 1967 Stax/Volt Tour has come to an end but was a HUGE success as the students performed around the UK & France. Here's some videos just to prove it!

Stax Music Academy European Tour

Tennessee distillers come together to unveil a 25-stop whiskey tour across the state with three launch celebrations planned throughout the year in East, Middle and West Tennessee.

 

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