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Million Dollar Melodies:
A Musical Journey Through Legends

Nashville, Memphis, Branson 

September 13 – 19, 2024 

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Embark on a musical odyssey unlike any other with our "Million Dollar Melodies" tour, where the echoes of legends resonate through the heartlands of Nashville, Memphis, and Branson. From the soul-stirring tunes of Johnny Cash to the electrifying charisma of Elvis Presley, immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of American music history. Our journey begins in the vibrant streets of Nashville, where the Grand Ole Opry sets the stage for an unforgettable night of country melodies and backstage secrets. Delve into the hallowed halls of the Country Music Hall of Fame, where the stories of music icons come to life, and trace Elvis's footsteps at Graceland, the iconic estate that still echoes with the King's spirit. 

 

But the heartbeat of our tour truly comes alive as we delve into the storied night of the Million Dollar Quartet, a legendary jam session that shook the foundations of rock 'n' roll. From the iconic Sun Studio in Memphis to the foot-stomping theaters of Branson, experience the magic of that fateful night where Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins came together in a whirlwind of music and camaraderie. As we journey through the cities that shaped their careers, let the melodies of the Million Dollar Quartet carry you on a voyage through the soul of American music, leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime. Along the way, you'll even have the chance to meet descendants of Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins, who will share personal stories and insights into the lives of these legendary musicians, adding an intimate touch to our musical adventure. 

Friday, September 13, 2024
– Day 1 

Let’s kick this tour off with a feast fit for a king at the brand-new Old Glory Restaurant in Clarksville, TN.  Order from a limited menu and even take the time to taste some of their Tennessee Spirits.  

 

Alright y'all, get ready to go where the magic happens with the Grand Ole Opry Backstage Tour! Picture this: you're strolling through the very halls where Dolly Parton and Hank Williams Jr. once strutted their stuff. From the cozy dressing rooms filled with glitter and glam to the legendary wooden circle where all the action goes down, every nook and cranny tells a story. 

 

And oh boy, the tales our guides have! They'll regale you with juicy backstage gossip and spill the beans on secrets that only insiders know. It's like getting VIP access to the heart and soul of Nashville's music scene.  

 

After we check into our hotel for the next two nights, we will head over to Sante Fe Cattle Company for some wonderful vittles before our evening of country music.  

 

Now, who's ready for a night of toe-tappin' tunes and good ol' country fun at the Grand Ole Opry Show? We're takin' over the Opry House, folks—the ultimate stage for a rip-roarin' good time! 

 

We've got live performances from some of the biggest names in country music—singing their hearts out and strumming their guitars like there's no tomorrow. From tear-jerking ballads to barn-burnin' bluegrass, there's a little somethin' for everyone in this musical extravaganza. 

 

So grab your favorite cowboy boots, throw on your fanciest hat, and get ready to hoot, holler, and dance the night away. 'Cause when the Opry's in town, you know it's gonna be one heck of a good time! 

(Lunch, Dinner) 

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Saturday, September 14, 2024
– Day 2 

Howdy, music aficionados! Get ready for a day packed with tunes and good vibes as we delve deeper into Nashville's legendary music scene! 

 

First things first, let's kick off our day by paying homage to the greats at the Country Music Hall of Fame. From Hank Williams to Loretta Lynn, soak in the stories and artifacts that define the heart and soul of country music. Marvel at the glitz and glamour of rhinestone-studded costumes, trace the evolution of country sound through historic instruments, and delve into the personal memorabilia of music icons. Plus, don't forget to explore Studio B, the historic recording studio where Elvis Presley himself laid down some of his most iconic tracks, infusing country music with his legendary rock 'n' roll style. 

 

Next up, we're stepping into the world of two iconic figures at the Johnny Cash Museum and Patsy Cline Museum. Walk in the footsteps of legends as you explore Johnny's iconic black suits, guitars, and personal artifacts. Then, immerse yourself in the timeless allure of Patsy Cline's captivating voice and career. It's a journey through the lives of two of country music's most beloved stars. 

 

After all that exploring, it's time to refuel and recharge in downtown Nashville. Take a stroll down Broadway, grab a bite at a local eatery, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of Music City. Whether you're craving southern barbecue or a classic Nashville hot chicken, there's something to tantalize every taste bud! 

 

With our bellies full and spirits high, it's time to hop back on the bus for our Singing Nashville City Tour! From honky-tonks to historic landmarks, we'll serenade the streets with our favorite tunes and soak in the sights and sounds of Music City. Get ready to sing your heart out and make memories that'll last a lifetime! 

 

As the sun sets and the music fills the air, we'll make our way to Paula Deen's Family Kitchen for a dinner fit for country music royalty! Indulge in mouthwatering Southern classics like fried chicken, creamy mashed potatoes, and buttery biscuits, served up with a side of down-home hospitality. And to top it all off, we've arranged for a private entertainment session just for our group, featuring live performances that'll have you dancing in your seat and singing along to your favorite tunes!  

(Breakfast, Dinner) 

Sunday, September 15, 2024
– Day 3 

Hey there, music aficionados! Get ready for a day full of heart and rhythm as we dive deep into Johnny Cash's world and groove through Memphis! 

 

First up, we're hitting the road to Johnny Cash's Hideaway Farm and Storytellers Museum! Led by none other than Mark Alan Cash, Johnny's nephew, get ready for stories that'll make your heart sing and your boots tap. We're diving headfirst into the world of the Man in Black! 

 

But wait, there's more! We're making a pit stop at Casey Jones Village for some good ol' fashioned grub, and guess what? We've got a special guest joining us! Get ready to chow down on some serious comfort food while we swap stories and soak in the Tennessee charm. 

 

Next on the agenda? Memphis, baby! From Beale Street to Sun Studio, we're hitting all the hot spots. Get ready to feel the soulful vibes and soak in the rock 'n' roll history that oozes from every corner of this legendary city. 

 

But wait, we've saved the best for last - dinner at Marlowe's! Get your taste buds ready for some finger-lickin' Memphis-style barbecue that'll have you drooling. We're talking slow-smoked ribs, tangy pulled pork - the whole nine yards! It's a feast fit for rock 'n' roll royalty, and we're gonna savor every bite. 

 

As the sun sets on another epic day of music and memories, let's raise a toast to the  

legends who've paved the way. Here's to Johnny Cash, Memphis, and the magic of music that brings us all together! 

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 

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Monday, September 16, 2024
– Day 4 

Today, we're diving headfirst into the musical magic of Memphis, paying homage to the one and only King himself! 

 

First up, we're heading to Graceland, the legendary home of Elvis Presley! Get ready to strut through the Jungle Room, soak up the vibes in the Meditation Garden, and step into  

the world of the King of Rock 'n' Roll himself. It's like taking a trip back in time to the golden age of rock! 

 

But wait, we gotta refuel, right? Let's take a break and chow down at Vernon's Smokehouse! Picture this: smoky ribs, savory brisket, and all the fixings. It's a feast fit for a rock 'n' roll king, and we're gonna dig in like there's no tomorrow! 

 

Next stop: Sun Studio, where the magic happened! This is the spot where the legendary night depicted in Million Dollar Quartet went down. Step inside and feel the history wash over you. From Elvis's first recordings to the birth of rock 'n' roll, every corner of this iconic studio tells a story that'll make your heart sing! 

 

But wait, there's more musical magic to explore! We're off to the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, where the soulful sounds of the city come to life. From the blues of Beale Street to the soul-stirring melodies of Stax Records, get ready to groove to the rhythm of Memphis! 

 

Last but not least, we're wrapping up our day with a rockin' dinner at Blues City Cafe! From juicy steaks to sizzling seafood, it's a culinary celebration of Memphis's rich musical heritage. And get this: we've got live entertainment and stories from none other than Jerry Lee Lewis III himself—the son of the Killer! It's gonna be a night to remember, folks!  

(Breakfast, Dinner) 

Tuesday, September 17, 2024       
- Day 5 

Today, we're hitting the road and heading straight for the shimmering lights and non-stop fun of Branson, Missouri! 

 

Buckle up and get ready for a scenic drive like no other as we make our way to Branson! 

 

With rolling hills and sparkling lakes as our backdrop, it's bound to be a journey filled with breathtaking views and good vibes. 

 

But first, let's take a breather and soak in the beauty of the Ozarks at the Table Rock Lake Visitors Center! Picture this: fresh air, stunning vistas, and a moment to recharge before we dive into the excitement of Branson. 

 

As the sun begins to set, it's time to satisfy our appetites with some delicious local cuisine! We're talking hearty comfort food, gourmet delights, and everything in between. With flavors that'll tantalize your taste buds, it's the perfect way to fuel up for the night ahead! 

 

And now, folks, the moment you've all been waiting for - Presley's Country Jubilee! Get ready to kick up your heels and let loose to toe-tapping tunes and side-splitting comedy. With performances that'll have you laughing, singing, and clapping along, it's a night of entertainment that's sure to leave you grinning from ear to ear! 

(Breakfast, Dinner) 

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Wednesday, September 18, 2024
– Day 6 

Get ready to rock 'n' roll as we dive into another day of fun and excitement in Branson, Missouri! 

 

First things first, it's time to indulge in some shopping therapy at the Branson Craft Mall! You'll have plenty of time to browse through unique treasures and find that perfect souvenir to take home. And hey, while you're at it, why not grab a bite to eat and recharge your batteries? Lunch is on your own, so go ahead and treat yourself! 

 

Now, here's where the magic happens - Dean Z as Elvis! Get ready to be blown away by Dean Z, one of the premier Elvis Tribute artists in the world. From the swivel hips to the velvet voice, he's got all the moves and charisma of the King himself. Get ready to shake, rattle, and roll as we celebrate the music and legacy of Elvis Presley in true rock 'n' roll style! 

But wait, the fun's not over yet! We're wrapping up the day with a bang at the Million Dollar  

Quartet show at Shepherd of the Hills. Step back in time to that legendary night when Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins came together for an unforgettable jam session. It's a toe-tapping, hip-shaking extravaganza that'll leave you singing and dancing all the way home! 

 

So get ready to make some memories and soak in the sights and sounds of Branson like never before! It's gonna be a day to remember, folks!  

(Breakfast, Dinner) 

Thursday, September 19, 2024       
- Day 7 

Alrighty, folks, it's our last hurrah! We're kicking off the morning with some down-home country vibes at the Grand Country Theatre. Get ready to tap your toes and sing along to the tunes that'll have you feeling like you're right at home in Branson! 

 

After we've soaked in all the country goodness, it's time for one last feast in Branson! Lunch is on your own, so go ahead and indulge in your favorite local eats before we hit the road back to St. Louis. 

 

As we cruise along, let's keep the music playing and the good times rolling! It's been a journey full of laughter, memories, and unforgettable melodies. Here's to the Million Dollar Quartet and the incredible adventures we've shared. Until next time, keep on rockin' and rollin', y'all! 

(Breakfast) 

Single: $3,199/TRAVELER

Double: $2,529/TRAVELER

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