The Deep South USA Blog
2018 Official Tennessee Guide Honours Civil Rights Icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development today released its 2018 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide. The cover features an inspiring and artistic rendering of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. along with the Lorraine Motel, the site of his assassination, to commemorate the year-long celebrations for MLK50 and to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King.
Mississippi Blues Trail Reaches 200th Marker with Rocket 88
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.
CMA Songwriters Series
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.
Celebrate Halloween in Louisville
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).
New Orleans is taking over London this September!
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.
New U.S. Civil Rights Trail to launch in 2018
Travel South USA will launch the U.S. Civil Rights Trail on 15th January, 2018 - on Dr Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
Graceland Presents ELVIS ON TOUR - A New Exhibition at The O2
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.
Music City Hits The High Notes! #BAlovesNashville
A new route to Music City will be music to traveller's ears with British Airways' new service to Nashville. From 4th 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.
Stax Music Academy Tour Videos
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!
Tennessee Distiller Guild Announce Official Launch of the Tennessee Whiskey Trail
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.