Marjorie Fort-Dees

BSR Travel

2025 Black Music & Culture in Nashville Tennessee

Nov 7, 2025 to Nov 11, 2025
Nashville

 

Embark on an extraordinary journey where the soulful echoes of history meet the vibrant beats of the present. Introducing "Black Music and Culture in Nashville TN," an exclusive group trip set to unfold from November 7 to 11, 2025. This isn't just a trip; it's a passage through the heart of musical heritage, tailored for the travel connoisseur with a rhythm in their heart and a song in their soul.

Picture this:
Four days immersed in the pulsating energy of Nashville, Tennessee, a city where every chord tells a story, and every melody inspires a dream. Where else can one trace the roots of legendary music genres and stand in the very places where icons of the African diaspora carved their indelible marks into the fabric of global culture?

This curated expedition is more than a mere exploration; it's a celebration of the rich tapestry that Black music and culture have woven into the American narrative. Delve into exclusive tours of historic studios, indulge in live performances that resonate with the spirit of the greats, and savor culinary delights that are as much a feast for the palate as the music is for the soul.

Connect with a vibrant community of fellow aficionados—each a storyteller, a listener, an explorer in their own right. Together, share in intimate gatherings and insightful discussions that transcend the usual travel experience. With a blend of luxury and authenticity, each moment is designed to enrich, engage, and elevate.

The harmonious blend of past and present awaits in Nashville, and this is your invitation to be a part of the rhythm. Secure your place in "Black Music and Culture in Nashville TN," and join a symphony of travelers who seek more than just sights—they seek sensations, connections, and memories to cherish.

Spaces are limited, and the melody of adventure calls. Will you answer? Reach out to weave your story into this unforgettable tapestry of travel and tune. Let the rhythm guide you to Nashville with us.

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Friday November 7 - Tuesday November 11, 2025

5 days / 4 nights
$1,699.00 per person double occupancy (airfare not included)
$2,499.00 single occupancy (airfare not included)

Final Payment is due September 15, 2025

Included

  • Hotel Accommodations @ Margaritaville (2 double beds) or similar hotel
  • Lunch at Hard Rock Cafe
  • 2 bus tours
  • Entrance to National Museum of African American Music
  • Entrance to Rudy's Jazz Club
  • Round trip transportation to Rudy's Jazz Room 

Excluded

  • Round trip airfare 
  • Airport transfers
  • Breakfast, lunch (except Hard Rock Cafe), dinner, snacks and beverages
  • Entrance fee to music venues not included in itinerary 
  • Add-on tours/activities
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, spa (where applicable), boutique items, medical expenses
  • Gratuities

Hotel Accommodations

4+ star accommodations (breakfast NOT included): 

  1. Margaritaville Hotel Nashville

Accommodations, activities, and restaurants are subject to change in the travel industry. Any necessary modifications will be updated here and BSR Travel will ensure the modifications are in keeping with the original intention and quality of the outlined trip.

Scroll to the bottom of this webpage to select your hotel accommodations and make payment.

 


Itinerary

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. Tour operator will meet you at the hotel and review the itinerary for the weekend. He will drive you to the meeting point for the Double decker Bus tour.
 

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.   

Hard Rock Cafe 
Rock ’n’ roll-themed restaurant chain with a high-energy vibe serving burgers & American classics.  Included:  Lunch from prix fix menu 1 entree, 1 non-alcoholic beverage and 1 dessert.

 

 


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

https://nmaam.org/

             
 
 
 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

Nashville Black History Bus Tour (4 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. Together we will discover the rhythm & blues heritage of Historic Jefferson Street.  Join this Nashville bus 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.  

             


Day 4:  A day of free 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:


 

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.  Tour operator will provide round trip transportation between the hotel and Rudy's Jazz Room. Entrance included in vacation package. Food and beverages are not included.

 

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OPTIONAL ADD-ON ACTIVITIES & TOURS:

For animal lovers consider a trip to the zoo:
       

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

3777 Nolenville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
615-833-1534
https://www.nashvillezoo.org/ 

Shopping at Fifth + Broadway 

More than 30 restaurants and shops

https://fifthandb.com/directory/

 

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Belle Meade "Journey to Jubilee" Guided History Tour (1 hour)
Embark on a 1-hour journey into Belle Meade with its Journey to Jubilee historic tour. Join us as we take an honest look at the lives and stories of the African Americans who were enslaved, and later employed, at Belle Meade with intentional respect and empathy. Our Journey to Jubilee tour is intended to honor the legacy and sacrifices of the individuals held in legal bondage on this property from 1807 until emancipation in 1865, as well as to explore the complexities of their new freedom in the post-Civil War years. Using a unique approach that includes reading aloud from primary sources, and engaging dialogue with the audience, this experience creates a forum for exploring the history of slavery in a new way. Enjoy a complimentary Wine Tasting after your tour and access to the Grounds for a self-guided tour.

Please Note: This tour is guided, but it does not include access to the main Mansion portion of the estate. Please book your Guided Mansion Tours separately.

BOOK IN ADVANCE starts at $27 per person

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Helicopter Tour of Downtown Nashville (15-Minutes)

This is a fun and luxurious way to get a whistle-stop tour of Nashville’s top sights. Instead of being stuck in traffic, ascend into the sky in a helicopter and see the best of Music City from above. Along the way, listen to commentary about the sights you pass and fly over lots of key city landmarks in a short space of time—such as the Ryman Auditorium, Tennessee State Capital, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

  • Swap crowded bus tours for the luxurious alternative of a helicopter ride
  • Get your bearings of the city by viewing Nashville from above
  • Avoid the crowds—this is a private helicopter tour for just your party
  • Fly over a variety of top sights—including the Ryman Auditorium

Departure point: Helistar Aviation, 110 Tune Airport Dr., Nashville, TN 37209

BOOK IN ADVANCE starts at $80  per person

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Madame Tussauds Nashville Admission Ticket

Immerse yourself in America’s musical history at Madame Tussauds Nashville. Conveniently located steps from the Grand Old Opry, this attraction celebrates legendary music icons in Music City. Purchasing your admission ticket in advance allows you to breeze past lines and head straight in to the exhibits, which feature lifelike wax figures of 60 musical artists, from Johnny Cash to Bruno Mars and Beyonce.

  • Visit themed rooms like WSM Studios, MTTV, Jazz Room, Rock Bar and the Grand Ole Opry
  • Touch and interact with the lifelike wax figures, each created by a team of artists over several months
  • Admire artifacts, including clothing provided by the celebrities or replicas made by the original designers
  • Take a journey through memory lane with some of history's most iconic musical artists

BOOK IN ADVANCE starts at $28 per person

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Day 5:   Check out of the hotel and return home

 

 

 
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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.

We cannot add Cancel For Any Reason insurance after deposit, however we can add other traditional insurance at a later date. 

Contact us for a free quote.

 
 
Travel Gear:
 


Black Belt Bag $35
 

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

 

Deposit
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. All payments including deposit are 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.
 
Scroll to the bottom of this webpage to select your hotel accommodations and make your payment.

Airfare

Airfare is not included in this "Land Only" travel package. 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:

https://www.airfordable.com/referred?referree=5cea23fe76a9e5001ae307c8

 

 

Travel Health

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

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html 

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:

email:  travel@BlackSoulRhythms.com
phone: 929-376-9658

Prices quoted in this itinerary are subject to change.

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Available Packages

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY (click for details)
Available until September 15, 2025

$1,699.00
Deposit: $1,699.00 per person

5 days / 4 nights 
November 7 - 11, 2025
Nashville Tennessee

$1,699.00 per person double occupancy

All payments including deposit are non-refundable

 

Included

  • Hotel Accommodations (2 beds)
  • 1 lunch @ Hard Rock Cafe
  • 2 bus tours
  • Entrance to National Museum of African American Music
  • Entrance to Rudy's Jazz Room
  • Round trip transportation to Rudy's Jazz Room

SINGLE OCCUPANCY (click for details)
Available until September 15, 2025

Starting At: $2,499.00
Deposit: $2,499.00 per person

5 days / 4 nights 
November 7 - 11, 2025
Nashville Tennessee

$2,499.00 per person single occupancy

All payments including deposit are non-refundable

 

Included

  • Hotel Accommodations (2 beds)
  • 1 lunch @ Hard Rock Cafe
  • 2 bus tours
  • Entrance to National Museum of African American Music
  • Entrance to Rudy's Jazz Room
  • Round trip transportation to Rudy's Jazz Room

Extra Options

Trip Protection
Available until November 1, 2025

$0.00

Make this selection for $0 and we will contact you with a quote for travel insurance. Trip protection insurance that is "cancel for any reason" must be paid within 15 days of deposit.