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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.

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.

Louisiana Airboat Swamp Tour

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.

Tallahatchie Flats, Greenwood, Mississippi

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.

Mint Julep Month

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.

Apollo 50 - Rocket City, Huntsville, Alabama

The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event takes place every April in Lexington, Kentucky, bringing tens of thousands of visitors from around the globe to the Kentucky Horse Park.

The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event

You’ll see them sooner or later: signs promising Gas, Food & Lodging along the highway. The chain hotels behind those off-ramps surely offer an comfortable and affordable night’s sleep, but lack dearly in local charm. Which is a shame, because just down the road there are true gems to discover. In this ongoing series, we introduce you to some great off-the-beaten-track accommodations in Mississippi.

Part 1: Clarksdale.

Shack Up Inn

The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience (The MAX) in Meridian will host The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited beginning 12th January. 

Jim Henson Exhibition, Meridian, MS

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival - an outdoor extravaganza of music, food and history - reaches its golden anniversary in 2019.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2019 - 50 Years Of Joy

The Memphis food scene may be much better known for its barbecue and Southern soul food, but it’s also a hub of ethnic cuisine.

Global Cafe, Crosstown, Memphis

 

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