The Deep South USA Blog
What's New in Memphis?
There's no place like Memphis....where else can you eat world-famous cuisine, visit one-of-a-kind attractions on hallowed ground, hear music in the very spot where modern American music was born and visit with the friendliest people on earth? Count down has begun to new music shrines, a mega outdoor activity centre under one roof in a pyramid and a converted rail-trail that'll lift you over the Mississippi River!
15 Must-Eats in 5 Neighbourhoods in New Orleans
New Orleans and food heaven are synonymous & to ensure your taste buds get a full representation of the outstanding food found throughout the city, don't leave home without this guide for dining your way across some of the Big Easy's most notable neighbourhoods.
Alabama Tourism Launches Year Of BBQ
Alabama Tourism launches the Year of Alabama Barbecue in March 2015 to celebrate the state's barbecue heritage and highlight Alabama as a destination for barbecue lovers.
Memphis Beale Street Music Festival 2015 Lineup Announced
Once again, Memphis in May will deliver an oustanding and diverse list of musical acts to entertain the expected 100,000 guests that will travel from across the country and all over the world to enjoy the 2015 Beale Street Music Festival.
Coachella Who? Alternative Cool & Affordable Summer Music Festivals
I read an article recently listing more affordable festivals across America and three of them were listed in the South...
Country to Country....it's the final countdown
The wait is almost over as the UK’s largest country music festival, C2C, returns to The O2 London for the third time on 7th and 8th March 2015. Over 30,000 country music fans will enjoy a weekend full of live performances from the biggest country music stars as well emerging artists from the UK and Europe. Last few tickets remain for both days, but if you haven’t got a ticket it’s still worth a visit…..there’s plenty going on!
Reginald D. Hunter's Songs of the South on BBC Two
Starting tomorrow on BBC Two, Reginald D. Hunter travels through the Southern States on a journey of rediscovery through its rich musical heritage.
The Atlanta Streetcar is the latest great happening in downtown Atlanta
The tram loop connects the Olympic Centennial Park to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site and the historic Auburn Avenue corridor, the birthplace of the Civil Rights movement. It's free until the end of March and then it's only $1 per trip thereafter.
Selma in UK cinemas now!
"...he talked about social justice and he fought for it, knowing that his life was under threat every single day," - David Oyelowo speaks to The Times and The Sunday Times about playing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and read some great reviews...