Marjorie Fort-Dees

Black Soul Rhythms Travel

Black Music & Culture in Nashville Tennessee

Nov 5, 2021 to Nov 9, 2021
Nashville Tennessee

Friday November 5 - Tuesday November 9, 2021

5 days / 4 nights
$898.00 per person double occupancy (airfare not included)
$500 single supplement

DEPOSIT = $200 non-refundable

Condé Nast Traveler named Nashville as one of the Top 20 Places in the World to Visit for 2020.


  • Hotel accommodations
  • Breakfast
  • 3 walking tours
  • 1 bus tour
  • Entrance to National Museum of African American Music


  • Round trip airfare 
  • Airport transfers
  • Lunch, dinner and snacks
  • Entrance fee to music venues 
  • Evening at B.B. Kings Blues Club and Rudy's Jazz Room
  • Add-on tours/activities
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, spa (where applicable), boutique items, medical expenses
  • Gratuities

Hotel Accommodations

Selection will be based on availability and made from the following list of accommodations in Nashville: 

  1. Drury Plaza Hotel
  2. Hyatt House
  3. Residence Inn
  4. Embassy Suites
  5. SpringHill Suites

For 4+ star accommodations, contact us for pricing: 

  1. Margaritaville Hotel
  2. Cambria Hotel Downtown Nashville
  3. Dream Nashville
  4. The Westin 
  5. The Renaissance Hotel


Day 1:  Arrive in Nashville and check into hotel. 
Free time on your own enjoying activities at the hotel -  lounging by the pool, spa, gym.

Day 2 Explore the city. Tours start in the morning.

 Best of Nashville City Tour on Double Decker Bus (1 hour)
Get oriented with Nashville on this quick "New Nashville" tour, which was designed to show off the best of the city for those short on time or who only want an introduction before exploring more on their own. Traveling by open-top double-decker bus, you'll pass by more than 100 landmarks and attractions, such as Ryman Auditorium and Vanderbilt University.   

National Museum of African American Music  (2 hours)
5th and Broadway
tours are every 30 minutes 9AM - 4PM


Blues and Soul Hidden Music  History Tour (1 hour) 
Go beyond the country music Nashville is famous for and find out about the city's rich history of blues and soul music on this 1-hour walking tour. Uncover insider facts about a city that never stops singing and take an exclusive look at this hidden scene in the Music City During this Nashville walking tour, stroll down Jefferson Street, the mecca for blues and soul music in the 1900s, with your local guide. Learn about the music's history and hear fun stories about the people, places, and events responsible for Nashville’s world-famous Music City reputation.

 Evening at B.B. Kings Blues Club
 Let the good times roll when you step into B.B. King’s Blues Club, one of Nashville’s best restaurants, bars, and live music clubs. We’re more than the Blues. We’re classic soul, rock and roll, tender juicy ribs, and signature drinks that will fill you to the brim. Temporarily closed as of December 2020. Will monitor announcements for reopening date.
 let the good times roll when you step into B.B. King’s Blues Club, one of Nashville’s best restaurants, bars, and live music clubs. We’re more than the Blues. We’re classic soul, rock and roll, tender juicy ribs, and signature drinks that will fill you to the brim. 

Day 3Explore the city

Murals, Music and Museums Walking Tour (2 hours) 
In the South, it's all about soul, and in the Music City, the pulse of the city is more than just music. It’s the combination of the people, the diverse music, and the move from street art to murals. By combining the fascinating urban murals + blues music + community museums, you’ll experience the authentic side of the city with United Street Tours. Together we will discover the rhythm & blues heritage of Historic Jefferson Street. Combine that with capturing special moments in front of the new murals of North Nashville that are mostly designed by social impact artists reflecting rich history. In 2-hours, you will celebrate a neighborhood, history, and art with a rich tradition that is not found in your average convention and visitor's bureau brochure. This experience gives you the opportunity to give back to the local community by raising awareness and driving traffic to local, minority-owned businesses and artists. Tour will continue rain or shine. Dress for the weather.   

Nashville Black History Walking Tour (2 hours) 
Trace the footsteps of legendary musicians such as country music star the late Charley Pride, and the iconic Fisk Jubilee Singers. Combine that with a splash of storytelling about early black life in Nashville. Enjoy strolling from Lower Broadway, the most visited street in Nashville; then alongside the peaceful Riverfront Park, and into the historic 5th Ave of the Arts District. After covering early black life in Nashville, learn more about the civil rights era and enter Woolworth on 5th, the site of the first lunch counter sit-ins during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement in Nashville. Join this Nashville walking tour to see the most unique black history sites and attractions and get the inside scoop on local favorite southern food restaurants and live music venues.  

Evening at Rudy's Jazz Room
Rudy's Jazz Room provides an intimate, unique, cozy atmosphere with fabulous live jazz nightly. Great cocktails and delicious authentic New Orleans cuisine with  Creole and Cajun flavor are served by a friendly staff. 

Day 4Free time on your own enjoying activities at the hotel - lounging by the pool, spa, gym.  Explore the city with the following add-on events/activities:

Tour of African American Culture (1 1/2
add-on for $70

Immerse yourself in the African American culture of Nashville during this 1.5-hour walking tour. With your guide in the lead, take in the scenery and history over 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) of walking, during which you will be privy to insightful commentary on the African American history and culture. See popular downtown landmarks in a new light and get the chance to take lots of photos and ask questions.   

For animal lovers consider a trip to the zoo:

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

3777 Nolenville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211

Day 5:   Check out of the hotel and return home

Optional Add Ons

Travel Insurance:

Travelers insurance is highly recommended to protect you and your travel investment. We suggest Allianz.

Allianz travel insurance plans offer:

  • Trip cancellation and interruption benefits
  • Lost and delayed baggage benefits
  • Coverage for pre-existing conditions, if purchased within 21 days of initial trip deposit
  • Emergency accident and sickness medical coverage
  • Medical and security evacuation coverage
  • 24/7/365 phone assistance

The trip protection insurance plan is highly recommended and provides you with a full refund (minus the initial non-refundable deposit and cost of protection plan) in the event that you need to cancel your trip for any reason--right up to the day of departure.

Trip protection insurance must be purchased with deposit.

Contact us for a free quote.

Travel Gear:

Black Belt Bag $35


Cancellation Policy
If you cancel your trip ALL DEPOSITS are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you purchase trip protection insurance you will provide you with a full refund (minus the initial non-refundable deposit and cost of protection plan).

The deposit holds your space and locks in the current price. A deposit along with a completed client profile form is required by each traveler. Unless otherwise specified on a hosted group travel event by BSR Travel, any adult over 18 years old can join a hosted group travel event by securing their spot with a deposit as long as the final payment due date hasn’t passed and space is available. Deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable if you cancel any or all portions of the itinerary.   Please note that if you find a lower package price PRIOR to paying your deposit, please let us know and we will do our best to match that price. If you find a lower price AFTER making payment, we can not refund or reduce your travel package and our quote as listed stands as agreed upon. All quoted prices are subject to change. Deposit and final payment must be made by due dates to avoid cancellation.


Airfare is not included in this "Land Only" travel package. If you decide to proceed with "Land & Air" package, airfare must be paid at time the deposit is made.  

If you decide "Land Only" package you can purchase airfare on your own at anytime before travel date. If you need a payment plan for the airfare we recommend Airfordable. 

 Airfordable enables you to book flights for a fraction of the cost upfront and pay the rest in installments before your departure date.  They charge a one-time service fee per booking.  Use the link and get $25 towards the first booking:

Travel Health

For full advice on domestic travel due to COVID-19 restrictions from the please see here: 

You may want to visit your local travel health provider for further advice.

Terms & Conditions
Deposit and/or full payment shall be deemed as consent by the traveler to the following Booking Terms and Conditions.

Contact Us

If you have questions about this vacation package or you need to add or change services or activities in the itinerary before booking, please contact us as soon as possible:

phone: 929-376-9658

Prices quoted in this itinerary are subject to change.

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Available Packages

DOUBLE: Black Music & Culture in Nashville Tennessee (click for details)
Available until May 30, 2021

Deposit: $200.00

5 days / 4 nights 
November 5 - 9, 2021
Nashville Tennessee

Double Occupancy


  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Breakfast
  • 3 walking tours
  • 1 bus tour
  • Entrance to National Museum of African American Music

SINGLE: Black Music & Culture in Nashville Tennessee (click for details)
Available until May 30, 2021

Deposit: $200.00

5 days / 4 nights 
November 5 - 9, 2021
Nashville Tennessee

Single Occupancy


  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Breakfast
  • 3 walking tours
  • 1 bus tour
  • Entrance to National Museum of African American Music

Extra Options

Tour of African American Culture (click for details)
Available until September 30, 2021

Deposit: $70.00

2 hour walking tour


- Stop at attractions that tell an inclusive story of Nashville’s history
- Feel the “aha moments” and vibes of lesser known Nashville
- Sightsee with a cultural awareness approach as you celebrate differences
- Savor the rich historical discoveries of the African American community


Our tour is perfect for individuals and groups looking for an eye-opening, out-of-the-box experience. Embark upon an “off-the-beaten-path” expedition through the streets of downtown Nashville. Defy standard tourist sightseeing and navigate through the little-known stories of the Music City. This is a highly active, fun, 1.5-hour walking tour. Meet us by the front door of the Nashville Visitors Center to begin your walk.

Experience African American culture on this one-of-kind tour of Nashville. Ever wish you could go beyond the cowboy boots, Broadway, and other tourist traps. There’s a Nashville you know, then there’s the lesser known one.

Dive into the nooks and crannies that most visitors overlook and tap into the story of the black experience in Nashville that dates back to 1779 to the present day. Save your spot on this tour to hear stories that will help you become more culturally aware so that you. Invest in a more well-rounded experience in Music City. 


Your adventure begins at 501 Broadway, the heart of Nashville. Most people sprinting (or slogging) down this famous stretch of entertainment, lights, cameras, and live country music likely blow right past the bold historic marker of the prestigious, Sampson W. Keeble, which sits discreetly in front of one of the most populated areas downtown. Not you! Numerous cultural pieces are scattered throughout downtown that dates back to before you were born.

On the tour, you’ll discover that Keeble was one of the wealthiest black men in Tennessee, an attorney, a barber, and a proprietor of a prosperous boarding house in Nashville. He was on the board of the Freedman’s Bank, and insurance company, and others. He lost his first nomination to the General Assembly in 1870 but didn’t let this major loss slow him down. He emerged victorious just two years later to take his seat as the first African American Tennessean in the state legislature. Learn more about Sampson W. Keeble and others like him on the Tour of African American Culture.

Trip Protection
Available until September 30, 2021


Contact us for a quote for travel insurance. Trip protection insurance must be paid at time of deposit.

Belt Bag
Available until September 30, 2021


Belt Bag is the ultimate accessory for people on the go. And this waist bag has everything—the right size, a small inside pocket, and adjustable straps—to become your favorite fashion item if you're going to a festival, getting ready for a vacation, or just like to keep your hands free. Black Soul Rhythms Travel logo on the front.

• 100% polyester
• Fabric weight: 9.91 oz/yd² (336 g/m²)
• Dimensions: H 6.5'' (16cm), W 13'' (33cm), D 2¾'' (7cm)
• Water-resistant material
• Top zipper with 2 sliders
• Small, customizable inner pocket without zipper
• Silky lining, piped inside hems
• 1¼'' wide adjustable straps with plastic strap regulators