American Motorcycle Music Tour

American USA Music BBQ and Blues Tour – Live Music Nightly
Smokey Mountains  Atlanta  Deal’s Gap Tail of the Dragon  Nashville  Memphis  The Cross Roads birthplace of the blues  New Orleans  San Antonio  Austin, Texas  ADD Santa Fe, Grand Canyon  Vegas  Blues  Western Swing  Country  Cajun  Bluegrass  Mountain Music
Option 2: Chicago to New Orleans on the Blues Trail 

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This is an incredible ride. We hit the great American Blues, Roots, and Country Music Cities and Locations. Listen to Live Music Every Night.

Visit the famous Crossroads, the birthplace of the blues.

Nashville, Memphis, Sun Studios where Elvis first recorded, Graceland, the Cross Roads, New Orleans, Austin Texas, and more on the 1 week tour.

Country and Blues Music Motorcycle TOUR OPTIONS
( all itineraries below )

For 2017 we are running most motorcycle tours New Orleans to Atlanta
June 4-13, 2017 – New Orleans to Atlanta – 10 Day Basic Blues and Country
Sept 18-28, 2017 – New Orleans to Atlanta – 11 Day Basic Blues and Country
PLUS NASHVILLE BIKE WEEK! – we add a night at the bike week on way to Nashville, and spend the next day or 2 at bike week, or the extra day in Nashville.  Up to you!  www.nashvillebikeweek.com

2018:  12 Day – New Orleans to Atlanta – Basic Route + layover Nashville + layover Loretta Lynn Ranch Bike and Music Rally
September 24 – Oct 5, 2018 –

1:  9 or 10 Day 8 /9 Night -New Orleans to Atlanta – The Basic – Blues and Country
2:  14 Day 13 Night – New Orleans to Atlanta – Ultra – Blues and Country
3: 16 Day 14 Night – New Orleans to New Orleans – Ultra Blues and Country
4:  16 Day 15 Night – Atlanta to Dallas, Texas  – Country and Blues
5:  14 Day 13 Night – Chicago to New Orleans-  American Blues

Atlanta to New Orleans – Basic Option – 9 or 10 Days
Country and Blues Music Motorcycle Tour

Day 1 – We start in Atlanta Georgia ( big airport ).
Blue Clubs.  Welcome to The South.


Day 2 –  Atlanta to Smokey Mountains / Tail of the Dragon Mountain Ride / Blue Grass Mountain Music
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We head up into the Mountains for some mountain bluegrass music and the Tail of the Dragon. One of the USA’s most famous mountain twisty roads in the beautiful Smokey Mountains.


Day 3 –  The Dragon to Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Great motorcycle ride out of the mountains today and through the American countryside to end up in the neat city of Chattanooga.  Let’s see some music tonight.


Day 4 – Chattanooga  to Nashville, Tennessee
We visit the Jack Daniels Bourbon Distillery in the morning on our way to Nashville.
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Want to do a Layover day here?  We can add an extra day and have a full day to explore Nashville.  There is so much to do here.  Make it a 10 day tour if we decide on a layover for this tour.

We cruise around town for a good breakfast, and then head out into the surrounding countryside for a nice ride and lots to see and hear. Then we are in Nashville after lunch for plenty of neat things to do in the Country Music Capital of the World.


Day 5 – Nashville to Memphis / Elvis
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We have a beautiful Southern country ride planned today from Nashville to Memphis.

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Once in Memphis  we see Sun Studios where Elvis first recorded.  We will save Graceland for tomorrow so we are not rushed in our ride today, or rushed seeing Graceland. I have a secret spot here to eat where Elvis used to hang out to relax and get away from the crowds. It is in no book or map. My wife and I found it years ago when we got lost after visiting Graceland on a cross country journey. The ladies that worked there had worked there their whole lives and told us stories and showed us pictures of Elvis when he used to hang out there. I think we were the only people not from the area to have been there since Elvis. Everyone in the place was absolutely fabulous.  Tonight we go hear some blues.


Day 6 – Memphis to  Clarkesdale
The Crossroads / Mississippi Delta

This is a short riding day, but that gives us time to get up and go to Graceland in the morning and not be rushed.
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Then we ride our Harleys down the famous Blues Highway towards the mysterious Cross Roads where the blues was born along the Mississippi Delta. Don’t sell your soul to the Devil here! Not only do we visit the known cross roads, but we also visit the on the low crossroads where some old bluesmen claim it really started… no one knows for sure.

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Not much going on in Clarkesdale, except some blues, beer, bourbon, and BBQ.  If you are looking for fancy, this is not it.  This is the real deal.


Day 7 – Clarkesdale to Vicksburg

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We ride along the the Delta countryside, let it take us back in time.  A relaxing riding day that relaxes our souls.


Day 8 – Vicksburg to New Orleans.

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Another amazing riding day that takes us back in time.  We ride on our final leg of the journey to New Orleans.  We cruise the famous Blues highway again through some great scenery and country.


Day 9 – New Orleans  Departure
Tour is over, you are on your own.
We could spends days in New Orleans. Plenty to see and do. Swamp boat rides, listen to the blues all day, wrestle a gator……

OTHER TOUR OPTIONS BELOW PRICING CHART

Guided Tour – Per Person 8 Day 7 Night 9 Day 8 Night  10 Day 9 Night   11 Day 10 Night
2 People – 1 Bike – 1 Room2446$2840 $3244 $3623
2 People – 2 Bikes – 1 Room3094$3590 $4092 $4590
1 Person – 1 Bike – 1 Room3806$4390 $4980 $5478
Self Drive Tour – Per Person      8 Day 7 Night 9 Day 8 Night  10 Day 9 Night  11 Day 10 Night
Self Drive 2 Drivers 1 Room $1999 $2328 $2648 $2968
Self Drive 1 Driver 1 Room $2545 $2940 $3335 $3730
  Guided Tour – Per Person               12 Day 11 Night                13 Day 12 Night                14 Day 13 Night                15 Day 14 Night              16 Day 15 Night             
2 People – 1 Bike – 1 Room $4020$4407$4804$5189 $5581
2 People – 2 Bikes – 1 Room $5099$5589$6099$6587 $7080
1 Person – 1 Bike – 1 Room $5990$6689$7288$7887 $8486
Self Drive Tour – Per Person 12 Day 11 Night        13 Day 12 Night        14 Day 13 Night        15 Day 14 Night      16 Day 15 Night     
Self Drive 2 Drivers 1 room$3288$3608$3928$4248$4568
Self Drive 1 Driver  1 room$4125$4520$4915$5310$5705

Plus Return Fee depending on which route  $375 on most routes.

Atlanta to New Orleans – Ultra Version – 14 Days –
Country and Blues Music Motorcycle Tour

Day 1 – We start in Atlanta Georgia ( big airport ).
Blue Clubs.  Welcome to The South.

  • or on 16 Day New Orleans to New Orleans – start in New Orleans and add 2 extra days through the beautiful Southern countryside to get to the Smokey Mountain day where you ride to Tail of the Dragon

Day 2 –  Atlanta to Smokey Mountains / Tail of the Dragon Mountain Ride / Blue Grass Mountain Music
We head up into the Mountains for some mountain bluegrass music and the Tail of the Dragon. One of the USA’s most famous mountain twisty roads in the beautiful Smokey Mountains.

Day 3 – The Dragon Layover – Mountain Ride Day
Today we ride the beautiful mountain roads.  An amazing relaxing day in one of the most famous motorcycle riding spots in the USA.

Day 4 – The Dragon to Lynchburg, Tennessee
We visit the Jack Daniels Bourbon Distillery

Day 5 – Lynchburg  to Nashville, Tennessee
So much to do and see here we do a layover day here or New Orleans. We cruise around town for a good breakfast, and then head out into the surrounding countryside for a nice ride and lots to see and hear. Then we are back in Nashville after lunch for plenty of neat things to do in the Country Music Capital of the World.

Day 6 – Nashville to Nashville ( layover )
We have a layover so we have time to explore all Nashville has to offer.

Day 7 – Nashville to Memphis / Elvis
Then we ride to Memphis where we see Graceland and Sun Studios where Elvis first recorded. I have a secret spot here to eat where Elvis used to hang out to relax and get away from the crowds. It is in no book or map. My wife and I found it years ago when we got lost after visiting Graceland on a cross country journey. The ladies that worked there had worked there their whole lives and told us stories and showed us pictures of Elvis when he used to hang out there. I think we were the only people not from the area to have been there since Elvis. Everyone in the place was absolutely fabulous.

Day 8 – Memphis  to Memphis  ( layover )
We enjoy Memphis

Day 9 – Memphis to Tupelo
We head towards the mysterious Cross Roads where the blues was born along the Mississippi Delta. Don’t sell your soul to the Devil here! Not only do we visit the known cross roads, but we also visit the on the low crossroads where some old bluesmen claim it really started… no one knows for sure.   Anyone know where Elvis was born?

Day 10 – Tupelo to Marigold
We explore more on our way to New Orleans

Day 11 – Merigold to Natchez
We explore more on our way to New Orleans

Day 12 –   Natchez to New Orleans
We arrive to New Orleans.  Time to ride to Boubon Street and explore New Orleans on our Motorcycles.

Day 13 –   New Orleans  to New Orleans

We do a layover day here on the 14 day ride, or we do it in Nashville.  Or we make it a 15 day ride and do both.

We could spends days in New Orleans. Plenty to see and do. Swamp boat rides, listen to the blues all day, fight a gator, we can go for a ride or two.  So we take a day and cruise around New Orleans together on our bikes.

Day 14 – Departure Day – New Orleans

Atlanta to Dallas Country and Blues Music Motorcycle Tour – 16 days

Day 1We start in Atlanta Georgia ( big airport ).
Blue Clubs.  Welcome to The South.  

Day 2 –  Atlanta to Smokey Mountains / Tail of the Dragon Mountain Ride / Blue Grass Mountain Music
We head up into the Mountains for some mountain bluegrass music and the Tail of the Dragon. One of the USA’s most famous mountain twisty roads in the beautiful Smokey Mountains.

Day 3 – The Dragon Layover – Mountain Ride Day
Today we ride the beautiful mountain roads.  An amazing relaxing day in one of the most famous motorcycle riding spots in the USA.

Day 4 – The Dragon to Lynchburg, Tennessee
We visit the Jack Daniels Bourbon Distillery

Day 5 – Lynchburg  to Nashville, Tennessee
So much to do and see here we do a layover day here or New Orleans. We cruise around town for a good breakfast, and then head out into the surrounding countryside for a nice ride and lots to see and hear. Then we are back in Nashville after lunch for plenty of neat things to do in the Country Music Capital of the World.

Day 6 – Nashville  (Layover)
Lots to do in Nashville.

Day 7 – Nashville to Memphis / Elvis
Then we ride to Memphis where we see Graceland and Sun Studios where Elvis first recorded. 

Day 8 – Memphis to  The Crossroads / Mississippi Delta
first we have time this morning to visit Graceland if we did not yesterday.   We have a short riding day today. We head towards the mysterious Cross Roads where the blues was born along the Mississippi Delta. Don’t sell your soul to the Devil here! Not only do we visit the known cross roads, but we also visit the on the low crossroads where some old bluesmen claim it really started… no one knows for sure.

Day 9 – Mississippi Delta to New Orleans.
We get in early with time for some Cajun and Blues fun. Don’t feed the Gators.

Day 10 – New Orleans  (Layover)
We could spends days in New Orleans. Plenty to see and do. Swamp boat rides, listen to the blues all day, fight a gator, we can go for a ride or two.

Day 11 – New Orleans to Texas
We stop on the way to Texas at an old port for some hole in the wall music and town. We experience and stay at an old port town on the water, or if you guys want to be city slickers, we stay in Houston. So either local little off the path joints, or Big City Lights, and clubs.

Day 12 – Texas to San Antonio, Texas and surrounding area BBQ and Dance Halls
The next am we head out to the old Dance Halls around Texas. Some have music playing all day. We lay our heads in San Antonio, but before that we cruise the Riverwalk and go hear some live music.

Day 13 – San Antonio to Austin, Texas and the Hill Country – The Live Music Capital of the USA
In the morning we hit the beautiful Hill Country and real deal BBQ joints on our way into Austin.

But not before we check some live music out in Luchenbach Texas “Let’s go to Luckenbach, Texas
With Waylon and Willie and the boys” Then so much live music to see in Austin. Blues bars, Western Swing, maybe we can catch Austin City Limits.

Day 14 – Austin Layover –  The Live Music Capital of the USA
So much music and fun to have in Austin and the Austin surrounding area.  Some great rides, BBQ,  and Music.

Day 15 – Austin to  Drop Off Dallas, Texas. – Drop bikes off late afternoon.
We get up after a great night out in Austin. Then start heading through Texas towards our final destination. We turn our bikes in late in the afternoon, seeing what real old Americana we can find on the side of the road on the way.

Day 16 – Departure Day. – Fly out of Dallas.
Today you are on your own to explore Dallas, or board a flight and head home.

 

Chicago to New Orleans – Rt 61 Blues Trail Motorcycle Music Tour – 14 days

Day 1 Arrive in Chicago
Meet the group today and the fun begins!

Day 2 – Chicago to Fort Madison, Iowa
We begin our journey on our bikes on the Blues Trail.

Day 3 –  Fort Madison to Saint Louis 
Where the Blues Trail Rt 61 and the famous Rt 66 cross!

Day 4 – Saint Louis to Cape Girardeau
More old blues roads.

Day 5 – Cape Girardeau  to Nashville, Tennessee
So much to do and see here we do a layover day here or New Orleans. We cruise around town for a good breakfast, and then head out into the surrounding countryside for a nice ride and lots to see and hear. Then we are back in Nashville after lunch for plenty of neat things to do in the Country Music Capital of the World.

Day 6 – Nashville to Nashville ( layover )
We have a layover so we have time to explore all Nashville has to offer.

Day 7 – Nashville to Memphis / Elvis
Then we ride to Memphis where we see  Sun Studios where Elvis first recorded. We will do Graceland tomorrow when we have time to enjoy it with out rushing. I have a secret spot here to eat where Elvis used to hang out to relax and get away from the crowds. It is in no book or map. My wife and I found it years ago when we got lost after visiting Graceland on a cross country journey. The ladies that worked there had worked there their whole lives and told us stories and showed us pictures of Elvis when he used to hang out there. I think we were the only people not from the area to have been there since Elvis. Everyone in the place was absolutely fabulous.

Day 8 – Memphis  to Memphis  ( layover )
We enjoy Memphis.  Graceland!  BBQ, Blues, Bourbon, and more!

Day 9 – Memphis to Tupelo
We head towards the mysterious Cross Roads where the blues was born along the Mississippi Delta. Don’t sell your soul to the Devil here! Not only do we visit the known cross roads, but we also visit the on the low crossroads where some old bluesmen claim it really started… no one knows for sure.

Day 10 – Tupelo to Merigold
We explore more on our way to New Orleans

Day 11 – Merigold to Natchez
We explore more on our way to New Orleans

Day 12 –   Natchez to New Orleans 
We arrive to New Orleans.  Time to ride to Boubon Street and explore New Orleans on our Motorcycles.

Day 13 –   New Orleans  to New Orleans 
We could spends days in New Orleans. Plenty to see and do. Swamp boat rides, listen to the blues all day, fight a gator, we can go for a ride or two.  So we take a day and cruise around New Orleans together on our bikes.

Day 14 – Departure Day – New Orleans

 

 

I love this tour. So much fun.

Let’s go to Luckenbach, Texas
With Waylon and Willie and the boys
This successful life we’re livin’
Got us feuding like the Hatfields and McCoys
Between Hank Williams’ pain songs and
Newberry’s train songs and Blue Eyes Cryin’ in the Rain
Out in Luckenbach, Texas ain’t nobody feelin’ no pain

So baby, let’s sell your diamond ring
Buy some boots and faded jeans and go away
This coat and tie is choking me
In your high society you cry all day
We’ve been so busy keepin’ up with the Jones
Four car garage and we’re still building on
Maybe it’s time we got back to the basics of love

Let’s go to Luckenbach, Texas
With Waylon and Willie and the boys
This successful life we’re livin’ got us feudin’
Like the Hatfield and McCoys
Between Hank Williams’ pain songs and
Newberry’s train songs and Blue Eyes Cryin’ in the Rain
Out in Luckenbach, Texas ain’t nobody feelin’ no pain

Let’s go to Luckenbach, Texas
With Willie and Waylon and the boys
This successful life we’re livin’s got us feudin’
Like the Hatfield and McCoys
Between Hank Williams’ pain songs
And Jerry Jeff’s train songs and Blue Eyes Cryin’ in the Rain
Out in Luckenbach, Texas there ain’t nobody feelin’ no pain