Download brochureSounds of the USA - Deep South

New Orleans, Cajun Country and Memphis

11th - 21st April 2018

Songlines Music Travel and Master Travel invite you to experience the sounds of the Deep South. Catering for music lovers and travellers alike, this trip will take you to the heart of Louisiana's music scene.

It is no exaggeration to say that Louisiana is one of America's richest sources of traditional music. Join us in our discovery of the diverse sounds of this melting pot of French, African, American and French-Canadian cultures. Accompanied by your Songlines tour leader Garth Cartwright, you will have privileged access to the very best local music venues and the chance to hang out with artists.

USA - Deep South

Highlights include:

  • Tour of the French Quarter / Jackson Square Buskers in New Orleans
  • French Quarter Festival
  • McGee's Swamp Tour in Breaux Bridge
  • Meet local musicians and waltz in a Cajun bar
  • Visit a New Orleans recording studio to meet with the owner and musicians
  • BB King Museum in Indianola
  • Steamboat Cruise on the Mississippi with dinner and live Jazz by the Grammy- nominated Dukes of Dixieland
  • Tour of Belmont Plantation
  • Sun Studio and the STAX Museum of American Soul Music

New Orleans, Cajun Country and Memphis - Itinerary

Please note that this is a provisional itinerary only. The final itinerary will be confirmed in your pre-departure pack which will be sent to you 2 weeks before departure.

Wednesday 11th April: New Orleans

AM/PM: Arrive in New Orleans and make your way to the hotel
EVE: Meet up with the tour leader and the rest of the group for a trip briefing over dinner

Thursday 12th April: New Orleans

AM/PM: Walking tour of the French Quarter / Jackson Square Buskers
EVE: Dinner and enjoy live music at local venues

Friday 13th April: New Orleans

AM/PM/EVE: French Quarter Festival

Saturday 14th April: New Orleans

AM/PM/EVE: French Quarter Festival

Sunday 15th April: New Orleans - Cajun Country

AM: Drive to Cajun Country and explore the bayous around Lafayette, including McGee's Swamp Tour in Breaux Bridge
PM: Enjoy live music and Cajun waltz in a Cajun bar
EVE: Head to Lafayette for more live music and overnight

Monday 16th April: Lafayette - New Orleans

AM: Visit LARC's Arcadian Village in Lafayette to learn about Cajun history. Meet some local Cajun musicians
PM: Drive back to New Orleans via the Old Highway. Visit a recording studio and meet with the owner and musicians
EVE: Dinner and enjoy live music at local venues

Tuesday 17th April: New Orleans

AM: Visit the Backstreet Cultural Museum
PM: Afternoon at leisure
EVE: Steamboat Cruise on the Mississippi with dinner and live Jazz by the Grammy-nominated Dukes of Dixieland

Wednesday 18th April: Mississippi Delta

AM: Drive to Mississippi Delta
PM: Take a tour of the highlights of the Delta, including the BB King Museum in Indianola and the Indian Mounds
EVE: Dinner and overnight at the Belmont Plantation in Greenville

Thursday 19th April: Greenville - Memphis

AM: Tour of Belmont Plantation
PM: Drive to Memphis, stopping en-route in Clarksdale
EVE: Dinner and live blues

Friday 20th April: Memphis

AM: Walking tour and Civil Rights Museum
PM: Visit Sun Studio and the STAX Museum of American Soul Music
EVE: Dinner and live blues

Saturday 21st April: Memphis

AM: Tour ends and depart for onward journeys

USA - Deep South

Pricing Details

Tour price excluding flights to/from Memphis: £3,750 per person.
Early Bird booking: £3,585 per person valid only until 11th January 2018.

For more information on this trip please email tours@mastertravel.co.uk or call +44 (0)20 7501 6741