Taste and Sounds of Memphis -Giveaway

Elvis, Beale Street, B.B. King, and style of BBQ that is all their own.  This – and so much more – is Memphis.  We have been there now twice over the years.  Both itineraries were so different as there is so much to do in this city. It would be really hard to take it […]

Central BBQ is No. 1 in Memphis

n lace for lunch. Central BBQ has been in business since 2002. They have three locations in the area, but the location on Central in Midtown is the original. Central continually ranks among the best BBQ in the Memphis area. When I saw the line outside, I told Lisa I’m not sure any place is […]

Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum looks at Memphis’ music history

Rock, soul and gospel music converged on the city of Memphis in the 1950s and spread globally. The impact and influence of the music is brought together by the Rock and Soul Museum. The museum, appropriately located on one end of Beale Street, examines the influence of music from the rural areas to the launch […]

Beale Street lights up Memphis

Beale Street is to Memphis what The Strip is for Las Vegas. It’s party central in Memphis. And home to great music. I think everyone visiting the city must take in Beale, regardless of the time of day. During the day, it’s more of a tourist attraction, but at night, the music comes alive, the […]

Memphis’ National Civil Rights Museum rises from turmoil

It amazes me that our country once denied basic rights to people based on the color of their skin. We’ve come a long way as a nation, but we still have a ways to go before we don’t judge someone based on the color of their skin. The National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine […]

Sun Studio proud of Rock ‘n’ Roll legacy

Lots of cities claim to be the “birthplace” of Rock ‘n’ Roll. But, Memphis seems to trump them with the starts of careers of some of Rock’s earliest stars. It’s largely believed that Memphis Recording Services – later known as Sun Studio – launched the first Rock ‘n’ Roll song in 1951. “Rocket 88,” featuring […]

Graceland visit: Thank you. Thank you very much

Most people in their 50s and older can likely remember the day Elvis Presley died – Aug. 16, 1977. I remember my oldest sister coming over to our house that evening to watch a special on TV about his life and death. I remember how emotional she was. Elvis had that effect on people. Elvis […]

Our Day in Memphis – Felt like we had 10 feet ON Beale

So, you have one day in Memphis and you need to decide what to see. What do you do? Well, if you’re us, you push yourself from before sunrise to well after sunset. We departed Cape Girardeau for the 2.5-hour drive to the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll. On the itinerary: Graceland (duh!), National Civil […]

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