Rolling on the River - Music & More on the Mississippi

From Bob Dylan to Bix Beiderbecke; from BB King to the King of Rock and Roll; from the Delta Blues to Cajun Zydeco, join us as we explore the music, history, food and people along the mighty Mississippi.

We gather in Duluth, MN, the birthplace of Bob Dylan, and make a visit to the home and recording studio of Prince in the Twin Cities before we join the “Father of Rivers” near Red Wing, MN. From there we make our way down the Great River Road, with stops in La Crosse, WI, Davenport, IA (home of jazz cornetist Bix Biederbecke) and Hannibal, MO (think Mark Twain and riverboat cruising), among other locations. In addition to the music, we will learn about the river, its history and commerce.

We will explore Memphis, TN for several days, including visits to Graceland, Sun Studios and the Stax Museum. From there, we take a straight shot down the Blues Highway, with stops at the hometown of BB King and athe famous “crossroads” in Clarksdale, MS, where Robert Johnson is rumored to have sold his soul to the devil in exchange for learning to play the blues. Stays in Vicksburg and Natchez are also on the itinerary (think cotton country and ante-bellum architecture).

Finally, we make our way to cajun country, where the Zydeco is playing and crawfish is on the menu. Our last stop is in Breaux Bridge, LA, where they say, “laissez les bon temps rouler!”

This is the caravan previously known as Highway 61 Revisited. We led it for the first time in 2021 and enjoyed the journey very much. We have made a few adjustments/additions and look forward to leading again in 2022 (and beyond). Although much of the route will include the iconic US Highway 61, in 2022 we will be following more closely the Great River Road as we make our way from north to south through the heartland of the country.

Start Date: 9/9/2022
Starting  Location: Duluth, MN

Stop Date: 10/17/2022
Stop Location: Breaux Bridge, LA

Total Number of Nights: 38
Number of Stops: 12

Leaders: Kevin Garrett & Cheryl McChesney WBCCI #4109
Cell phone: (505) 795-1553
Email: kevin.garrett@mac.com

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 20

Kitty Fee w/2: $4200
Kitty Fee w/1: $3500
Guest: $750
Deposit Amount: $500

Dates of Payments (if applicable)
First payment of ½ remaining balance due 3/31/22
Final payment of remaining balance due 6/30/22
Cancellation Fee:$100 plus non-recovered expenses                 
Leaders discretion after 6/30/22