Collette Shakes, Rattles and Rolls through America’s Music Cities



This January, fans worldwide will gather to celebrate the life and legacy of one of music’s most influential artists, Elvis Presley, on his 80th birthday. With more than 18 number one hits and 150 albums, the “King of Rock ‘N Roll” has paved the way for many of today’s mainstream performers. Music aficionados can continue the celebration by exploring the melodic styling’s of the Southeast with Collette’s “America’s Music Cities” tour as it spotlights the hometowns of great musical talents like Elvis, Louie Armstrong and B.B. King.

“Music is a language that everyone understands and guests from all walks of life will appreciate the history and culture of each of the three musical destinations found on this experience,” says Kristine Chochrek, Collette’s vice president of marketing. “With special backstage access and tours led by local musicians, travelers ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ with music all over again.”

Collette’s eight-day “America’s Music Cities” spans three major musical hubs including Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans to offer a mix of sights and sounds from region. Guests will visit the beloved King’s 14-acre Graceland estate; take in a performance and backstage tour at the renowned Grand Ole Opry; record a hit at the historic RCA Studio B, Nashville’s oldest remaining studio where Elvis, Dolly Parton and Charlie Pride recorded classic hits; peruse the vast collection of music memorabilia at the Country Music Hall of Fame; share stories with local Memphis musicians as they lead the group the city’s highlights; prepare a traditional Cajun and Creole-inspired cuisine at the New Orleans School of Cooking; and journey through Louisiana’s swamp country by boat.

Tour departures being January 25, 2015 through April 2016. Tour prices begin at $2,099 for land only, per person, double occupancy.

For more information and to book available tours, contact a travel agent or call 1-800-340-5158, or visit