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Follow the Music: An All-American Road Trip

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1NV135
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$25 - Member
$30 - Non-Member
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You love the songs that are the soundtrack of your life. Join national travel journalist and broadcaster Bill Clevlen on a virtual road trip to the places where they were born and where iconic performers made history, a memorable cross-country journey into the heart of American music.

The itinerary takes you from instrument-themed museums to recording studios, famous stages to murals honoring musical greats. Along the way Clevlen spotlights statues of artists including Dolly Parton and Ray Charles; Motown’s legendary Studio A; the Grand Ole Opry; the places where the blues and hip-hop were first heard; Little Richard’s childhood home; the room where Aretha Franklin recorded her first hit; and the last spot Hank Williams was seen alive. It’s a virtual trip that will bring back plenty of memories—and perhaps inspire your own real-life one to follow the music you love.

Clevlen’s new book, The Ultimate American Music Bucket List: A Guide for Music Lovers and Road Trippers (Publishing Concepts) is available for sale.

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