As the motherland of blues, soul, and gemstone‘n’roll, and the home of legends like Elvis Presley and Otis Redding, Memphis, Tennessee, is the heart and soul of contemporary music in America. But there’s also so much further to witness in this inconceivable megacity. From the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel to the mouthwatering Southern cookery and the spooky haunted spots, then’s the stylish way to spend 48 hours in Memphis.
Maybe the most notorious road in Memphis, Beale Street is the motherland of blues, soul and gemstone n’roll. When you travel with Trafalgar, we ’ll introduce you to a original musician to learn about the toe-tapping history of the megacity. Respect the facade of the old Daisy Theatre, and learn about the topmost musicians at the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. See the occupant scapegoats at Silky O’Sullivan’s, and cool off at the antique pop root atA. Schwab.
You ca n’t spend 48 hours in Memphis without taking a stint of the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, the point of Martin Luther KingJr.’s assassination in 1968. The gallery is one of the most significant heritage spots in the country and provides the important literal background of Memphis. You can walk through the interactive shows to get an understanding of the story and impact of Martin Luther KingJr. and the civil rights movement and it’s a veritably affecting experience.
The Mississippi is one of the most notorious gutters in the world. It’s inspired innumerous pens, muses and artists over the times, so you ’ve got to check it out on your Memphis trip. You can go kayaking, or head over to Mud Island. You could indeed cycle over the Big River Crossing, the longest public rambler ground across the Mississippi that connects Memphis to Arkansas.
It’s been the hottest place to hear to live music since the roaring‘20s and you can still snub until dawn then. From blues to jazz, gemstone to reggae, you ’re sure to find commodity to get you jiving on Beale Street.
Start your day right with breakfast at Arcade Diner, the oldest eatery in Memphis, innovated in 1919. It’s also famed as one of Elvis’ favourite spots and you can indeed get his cherished peanut adulation and banana sandwich at his cell in the reverse. Or get soulful with some country-fried steak and sweet-potato flapjacks.
You ca n’t spend 48 hours in Memphis without visiting the Graceland Mansion. Formerly possessed by Elvis Presley, Graceland was where his family grew up and spent time together. Graceland is now devoted to the King of Rock‘n’Roll and you can come then to pay homage and learn about his extraordinary life. It’s one of the most inconceivable Memphis lodestones, where you can get immersed in the life and heritage of the King with interactive shows.
The manse has been restored to how it looked in 1977 and the stint takes you through the living room, kitchen, pool room, Jewel Structure, Racquetball Building, and the notorious Jungle Room. You can see his chased jumpsuits, classic buses, and gold records, plus movie cairn and further.
Keep your musical education going with a visit to the Sun Studio, the motherland of gemstone‘n’roll. The first gemstone‘n’roll single, Rocket 88, was made then in 1951. You can see the original recording space and indeed take a print with the original microphones that touched the lips of these musical titans.
This little movie theatre had a huge impact on music in America. Now a gallery, it tells the story of the legends of American soul. There are harkening stations, cotillion bottoms, and cairn from the days of Otis Redding, Albert King, Isaac Hayes, Tina Turner, and Carla Thomas. You can see Isaac Hayes’gold-plated Cadillac and learn how Otis Redding came a star after he arrived at Stax as a motorist. Otis was invited to sing in the plant, of course, impressed everyone. You could spend a couple of hours then and it’s an amazing sapience into the history and heritage of soul music.
Top off your day of musical history with a visit to the Memphis Rock‘n’Soul Museum. This fascinating gallery tells the story of blues, country, and philosophy in the pastoral South. You ’ll get an sapience into how Memphis’ musicians crushed ethnical and social-profitable walls to produce the music we still cherish moment.
Once the sun sets, it’s time to discover the ghosts and fiends of Memphis! Join a ghost stint of the megacity to learn further about the haunted and supernatural history of Memphis. You ’ll be charmed by spooky tales as you visit the most notorious haunted spots in the megacity like the Orpheum Theater, Alexander Austin House, and Earnestine & Hazels.
Round off your 48 hours in Memphis with one last cure of the famed live music of Memphis. You might like to head back to Beale Street or go further amiss to other iconic venues. Lafayette’s has a quaint vibe and live music every night with a blend of jazz, blues, androck.However, head to Earnestine & Hazel’s on Sunday evening for live music, If you prefer jazz. Or if gemstone music is more your speed, stop by Hi Tone where you ’ll find original gemstone, indie, and hipsterism hop acts. There’s also the Green Room at the Crosstown Trades Complex which draws artists from each over the world. Take your pick!