The Deep South USA Blog
Can you keep a secret?
Looking for somewhere for a great night out that is mysterious and obscure? We may have the perfect place for you! Located in the Avondale district of Birmingham, Alabama you will find The Marble Ring - a very well-hidden, roaring, 20’s themed speakeasy bar!
Mississippi must-eats: Blue & White Restaurant, Tunica
Fancy a bite? You’re never far from excellent eats in the South, be it a home-made barbecue sandwich or a star-quality ten-course dinner. If it’s truly Southern comfort you want, we got you covered. The Blue & White Restaurant has been a local Tunica favourite since 1924.
Dollywood, in Tennessee, officially opens largest expansion in park history - Wildwood Grove!
U.S country music legend Dolly Parton has opened the dreamland inspired expansion ‘Wildwood Grove’ to her Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The newest and largest ever development solidified the theme park’s place among the United States premier family destinations.
Who is Cedric Burnside?
“My school was a juke joint / From a kid till I was grown / And blues is really / All I ever known” - Ain’t Gonna Take No Mess. Cedric Burnside is on tour in the UK & Dublin late May / June 2019.
Sleeping off the beaten track in Mississippi – Part 3
Just down the road and off the beaten track there are true gems to discover in the Magnolia State. In this ongoing series, we earmark some great accommodations in Mississippi. Here's Part 3: Natchez.
Help the Stax Museum Celebrate Memphis' 200th Birthday by choosing your favourite Memphis Soul Tunes
The Stax Museum of American Soul Music turned 16-years-old yesterday and is helping celebrate its birthday and the 200th birthday of the epicenter of American music - Memphis, Tennessee - with “biSoultennial” a new contest to allow fans worldwide to vote on their favourite Memphis Soul Songs recorded between 1957 and 1975.
Airboat, kayak or cruise on a guided Louisiana swamp tour
Louisiana serves up memorable experiences - more than just bowls of its famed gumbo - as a guided swamp tour is definitely a highlight on any Deep South road trip.
Sleeping off the beaten track in Mississippi - Part 2
Just down the road and off the beaten track there are true gems to discover in Mississippi. In this ongoing series, we introduce you to some great accommodations in Mississippi, so here's Part 2: Greenwood.
Louisville gets everyone ready for the Derby with the celebration of Mint Julep Month®
The Mint Julep is a fine Southern tradition dating back to the 18th Century, as well as being the official drink of the Kentucky Derby since 1938. Louisville has designated April as “Mint Julep Month®” since 2013, celebrating the official cocktail of the Derby and the arrival of Spring.
Party like it's 1969! ~ at Huntsville, Alabama
With less than 125 days until 20th July, Huntsville, Alabama is hard at work planning a weeklong celebration of humanities greatest technological achievement - the lunar landing of Apollo 11.