WE’RE GO­ING TO GRACE­LAND

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Escape - - WHEN TO BOOK MEMPHIS -

It’s one for the money, two for the show, and Mem­phis is go cat go in 2017 – the 40th an­niver­sary year of Elvis’s death – with in­ter­est on ex­pe­dia.com.au up more than 30 per cent year-on-year.

“Mem­phis is a must if you want to visit the birth­place of the blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll,” says Ex­pe­dia travel ex­pert, Lisa Perkovic. “The city is hav­ing a culi­nary mo­ment.

“Dur­ing the week­ends, restau­rants are abuzz with Mem­phi­ans mak­ing the most of a long, re­lax­ing brunch spent with fam­ily and friends.”

With more than 100 bar­be­cue restau­rants alone, and more soul food than you can poke a rib at, your stom­ach will be kept happy while you im­merse your­self in the mu­sic heart­land.

“When you come to Mem­phis, it’s best to stay in the Down­town area, which is also close to Beale Street where the ma­jor­ity of the ac­tion is,” Perkovic says.

“One of the best venues is BB King’s, the orig­i­nal B.B. King’s Blues Club. Seven days a week, you can en­joy live en­ter­tain­ment, from au­then­tic blues to clas­sic soul and rock and roll.”

CE­LESTE MITCHELL

* RATES COR­RECT AT 8 AU­GUST 2017 FOR 14 MARCH 2018 ON EX­PE­DIA.COM.AU

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