New Motorcoach Tours offer Insights to Elvis’ Blues Influences and the birth of R&R

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(Memphis, TN) – Elvis Presley’s Graceland will offer expertly-guided, luxury motorcoach tours of major music landmarks and museums in the Delta. Initial tours will include trips to Tupelo, Mississippi, Elvis Presley’s birthplace, and the Mississippi Delta region – known as the birthplace of the Blues.  These newly-created tours of Tupelo and the Mississippi Delta are designed to trace Elvis Presley’s musical roots, featuring the influences that inspired Elvis and other artists to begin mixing blues, country, gospel and R&B to create an entirely new sound – dubbed Rock ‘n’ Roll – brought to life in Memphis, Tennessee over 60 years ago.

The Graceland Excursions Tupelo trip will include Elvis’ birthplace, the two-room “shotgun” house where Elvis was born, his childhood church, Birthplace Museum; Tupelo Hardware, where Elvis’ mother Gladys purchased Elvis’ first guitar; and the Tupelo Fairgrounds, where Elvis performed homecoming concerts in 1956 and 1957.

The Graceland Excursions Mississippi Delta trip will follow U.S. 61, known as the “Blues Highway,” and make stops at the Gateway to the Blues Museum in Tunica, Mississippi; the legendary “Crossroads” and Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Mississippi; Dockery Farms, widely regarded as where the Delta Blues genre was born; and the state-of-the-art, GRAMMY® Museum in Cleveland, Mississippi, featuring interactive exhibits that showcase Mississippi’s important musical heritage and celebrate all genres of music. On-board entertainment and video programming will entertain guests as they travel by luxury coach to each musical landmark and museum.

The luxury coach ride to and from each destination will be a big part of the experience, as Graceland tour guides and Archives staff take guests on a fun musical journey, celebrating the music that influenced Elvis Presley.

Graceland Excursions is available to the general public and will preview with select dates in December 2017 and early January 2018, with an official launch of its regular, weekly schedule beginning January 12, 2018.



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