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Summer may be winding down, but don’t start singing the blues just yet. Whisk those doldrums away with a last-minute getaway to Memphis.

Summer Events in Memphis

Alabama was front and center at this year’s Maverick Music Festival at Easton Farm, located in Suffolk, held each year on the 4th of July weekend.

Maverick Music Festival

On the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, Nigel Richardson from the Telegraph visited Alabama, to re-discover the roots of the world-changing movement.

Alabama Civil Rights Trail

On 5th July 1954, a 19-year-old Elvis Presley walked into Sun Studio and recorded three tracks. To mark the anniversary of Elvis's historic recording, Hollywood actor and musician Sam Palladio hosted That's All Right: 60 Years On, live from Sun Studio in Memphis.

Elvis at Sun Studios, Memphis

Celebrate the Christmas festive season on board the world's most opulent paddle steamer, the American Queen, as you cruise 'Ol' Man River', on the mighty Mississippi.

American Queen Christmas Cruise

I just stumbled upon this great article on who asked themselves "If you could only tell a visitor to do ONE thing in your whole state, what would it be?”. Between themselves, trusted friends and a bunch of Huffington Post editors they have created the ultimate American travel guide – and here is what they listed for our Deep South States:

US Space & Rocket Center, Alabama

Finger-lickin' barbecue, live music that makes your hips move and world-famous attractions like Beale Street and Graceland - Memphis has all of this plus so much more. Think funky shops, neighbourhoods with personality and history you won’t find anywhere else. It's all waiting for you in Memphis...

I Love Memphis Mural - Kerry Crawford

To commemorate the 60th anniversary of Elvis' first recordings at Sun Studio, Elvis Presley’s Graceland is planning a variety of activities, starting with a new exhibit at Graceland entitled “60 Years of Elvis.”

60 Years of Elvis

The best of Sundance in London. Over 50 film and music events. 3 days. Under 1 roof. Be part of the action and catch international premiere of new film Memphis.

Memphis at Sundance Festival

BBC4 recently showed Muscle Shoals: The Greatest Recording Studio in the World and you can still watch online until 7th April.

Muscle Shoals: The Greatest Recording Studio in the World


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