Morrison Hotel Gallery fuses images with music. Visitors at one of galleries get intimate glimpses into the lives of some of pop culture’s biggest names, spanning rock, blues, and jazz from the 1940s through today. Photographs from 90 of the world’s finest music photographers are represented.
At the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, Arkansas, music lovers can discover how blues and gospel music grew along the Arkansas Delta. The Center comprises a Visitor’s Center on Cherry Street in Helena, Arkansas, and The Depot, a former train depot located on Missouri Street.
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, is home to a very special motel for music enthusiasts. The Holiday Music Motel, an ideal accommodation for traveling musicians, hosts weekly jam sessions, open mic nights, songwriting retreats, and other music events year-round. It has two recording studios and is run by musicians melaniejane, and pat mAcdonald (formerly of Timbuk3), who also perform together as Purgatory Hill.
Visitors to the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, California, can now experience its newly renovated galleries, featuring interactive displays and new exhibits that incorporate the latest instrument innovations. The museum documents the evolution of musical instruments from the late 19th century to the present day, and future visitors can enjoy hands-on experiences with instruments at the museum’s five galleries.
Denton, Texas, is a city that lives and breathes music. Stay here a few days, and you’ll see that it’s a community-wide phenomenon. Every other person you meet is a musician, and those that aren’t, have a love and respect for music that borders on obsession.
Oklahoma City was once a vibrant center for jazz. Its Deep Deuce neighborhood was home to Charlie Christian and Jimmy Rushing, however little remains of that important heritage but a few markers in the sidewalk. The heart of the city’s live music scene today is the Bricktown Arts and Entertainment district.
Just walking down the streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan, you can feel the city’s artsy vibe, and it probably won’t be long before you are hearing or seeing it as well. From its numerous live music venues to University of Michigan (U-M) facilities and programs there is plenty to discover.
Although people associate Nashville with country music, the city’s music scene is rich and diverse. Many bluegrass, classical, rock, country, and gospel musicians call the city home. In fact, there are few places in the country that offer the range of musical experiences available in Nashville
Memphis has been the inspiration for many a music maker. In fact, there have been more songs written about Memphis than any other city in the US. This four-day tour touches on the “must-see” sights for music lovers. For a good choice of hotels with discount prices, visit Hotel in Memphis for more information.
While South Louisiana is known for jazz, Cajun, and zydeco music, North Louisiana’s influence on blues, rockabilly, and country music is well established by homegrown heroes like Jerry Lee Lewis, Huddie Ledbetter, and James Burton, and current stars like Kenny Wayne Shepherd. The northern part of the state has its own music trail, stretching from Carthage, Texas, west to Ferriday, Louisiana, with musical pit stops along the way.