Made-in-America Music Tour 13 Day RV Caravan
Once upon a time, a single note sounded deep in a sleepy Tennessee hollow, and American country music was born. Fantasy’s unique Made in America Music Tour, May 11-23, 2017, follows the sound of this unique American music through three major music destinations: Nashville, Memphis, and Branson.
Country music is alive and living in Nashville, and that’s where this 13-day celebration starts with an orientation and get-acquainted party at a favorite locals’ haunt near Opryland. Hosted by Fantasy’s friendly and professional WagonMasters, this gathering is just one of the many signature tour elements that sets Fantasy apart from all other competitors. Afterwards, the sound of music starts at the famous Ryman Auditorium, the ‘Mother Church of Country Music,’ for live Opry Country Classics.
Nashville is ‘Nowville’ and we do it all in just 72 hours. A comprehensive city tour makes all of this possible, beginning with a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame. From there, we head to the Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Greece and Vanderbilt University. Our last stop is Music Row, the soul of Nashville’s entertainment industry. You’ll love the home-style cooking and live performances at Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater, rated Nashville’s number one dinner and show.
We cruise the mighty Cumberland River on the General Jackson Showboat, savoring the sounds and flavors of the south with lunch and another live music show. Our Nashville stay ends on a high note with the best seats in the house at the Grand Ole Opry!
Welcome to Memphis with famous local Memphis barbecue catered right to you at our RV park! The group takes another city tour here. We visit the blues clubs along historic Beale Street as the strains of blues, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll fill the air. We even visit the Peabody Hotel Ducks on their march to their favorite lobby fountain! Lunch is at blues legend B.B. King’s Blues Club no less. A favorite stop is always the legendary Sun Studio where the ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins recorded in 1956. The sound studio remains today as it was then. As folks like to say in Tennessee: ‘If music was religion, then Memphis would be Jerusalem and Sun Studio its most holy shrine!’
More of Memphis means paying homage to King Elvis Presley at gorgeous Graceland with a VIP package. There’s plenty of the King’s famous ‘TLC’ in this experience: full access to the all-new Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex, Mansion & Grounds Tour, the Auto Museum, Elvis The Entertainer Museum; the Custom Airplanes, and Exclusive VIP exhibits. On our last night in Memphis, we enjoy a cookout at the campground where we do what RVers like to do best: eat, talk, share and compare.
Your trusty Fantasy tour triplog guides you to the William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas to explore the history of the 42nd presidency from 1993-2001. The Clinton Library is just a stone’s throw away from our campground right across the river.
The rolling hills and blue lakes of the mighty Ozarks beckon us on to Branson, the ‘Live Entertainment Capital of the World,’ for five nonstop days packed full of live musical shows. Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner Show gets this party started with a live action musical and culinary adventure into America’s Wild West.
The beat goes on with the SIX Show (six real brothers!), Hughes Brothers Show and dinner, and the Blackwoods Show. Finally, we witness the blazing violins of legendary Branson showman, Shoji Tabuchi.
Next we take the ‘Showboat Branson Belle’ dinner cruise on the gentle waters of Table Rock Lake. We spend a glorious day at Silver Dollar City, the beloved 1880s theme park bursting with 40 live performances, rides, craft demonstrations, and lots of shopping. On day 12, we call on the College of the Ozarks for their culinary and craft school demonstrations. We lunch at the Keeter Center right on campus thanks to the exceptional service of the Hard Work U. student staff. After lunch we visit the Ralph Foster Museum also on campus. This national treasure is devoted to preserving and presenting the rich history and the culture of the Ozark region. Fantasy always offers optional excursions on all their tours, and a visit to Stone Hill Winery, the oldest award-winning winery in Missouri, is an option available to you on the last day of your Made in America Music adventure. The high-energy Dutton Family Show is a fitting finale to this magical mystery tour.
The people you meet, the music you hear and the culture you discover, all orchestrated by your hardworking Fantasy wagon masters and crew, will be welcome music to your ears here in the heart of America!
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