us in June 2001
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This year, because so many changes are happening with Fan Fair itself, new dates, new venues, new schedules, we’ve freshened up the trip for our regulars with a trip through Kentucky that promises to be delightful in scenery and song with a headline concert thrown in at Renfro Valley! You click on the links embedded in the itinerary below to see the itinerary live!
So come along and join the happiest mob of Aussies in Tennessee, Call now to reserve you seat 07 3221 3000, or drop a line. Seats will be limited to one coach only, about 40-45 people. Please get in touch if we can assist further at any time.
Ron And Rosie Adsett(your escorts)
Depart from Sydney for Los Angeles and then on to Memphis Tn. Arriving around 4pm.
Thursday June 7
Tonight, your chance to visit Beale Street, home of the Blues, birth place of Rock n Roll. Eat at Elvis' Restaurant at the top of Beale St or just cruise the block and take in the sites and sounds.
Stay a block away at the Hampton Inn
Friday June 8
In the morning we visit Elvis Presley’s mansion Graceland (platinum admission ticket included to mansion and Car & Plane museums). Leave Memphis on our private coach to travel through West Tennessee into Kentucky on a "voyage of discovery" to “the Land Between The Lakes” then along the Bluegrass Highway to Elizabethtown overnight.
From our overnight stop we head to the Ohio River, past legendary Fort Knox, and on to Louisville for some spare time to look around this river town before heading across the state through Lexington and onto Berea, the college town with an unmatched reputation for crafts and steeped in Country Music tradition. Have you ever wondered what inspired the wonderful music and the Country Stars that came from the culturally rich hills of Kentucky and East Tennessee. The kind folks at the College have agreed to come on down and meet the Aussies to tell us about this rich musical heritage of the area, so that'll be quite an experience (for us I mean). After lunch we move on to Renfro Valley where we have included your ticket to the Saturday night Concert with Don Williams.
Saturday June 9
Travel east along the Daniel Boone Parkway and Country Music Highway where so many country legends were born and raised, Loretta Lynn, Billy Ray Cyrus, Keith Whitley, Dwight Yoakam and many more.
Sunday June 10
We then turn south into Tennessee and on to Gatlinburg in the Smoky Mountains where we stay tonight. We’ll take you to the top of “Old Smoky”, through the beautiful wooded national park of North Carolina to the Indian reservation of Cherokee, and you’ll be staying in the beautiful Alpine village of Gatlinburg where you can wander through the quaint shops, or take the chair lift to the top of the mountain. At night the hills light up like fairyland and the restaurants and nightspots come alive.
You have your full day pass to Dollywood included with it’s mountain crafts and music. Your ticket to Dollywood will allow you to wander through this beautiful theme park at your leisure, take the rides, walk through Dolly’s childhood home, enjoy watching glassblowers, broom makers and other local craftspeople make their goods, and be constantly entertained by a plethora of Partons. Stay overnight in Gatlinburg
Monday June 11
Tuesday June 12
By this stage you’ll have truly experienced the glory of Southern food, but you’ll find room for just a bit more when we stop in Chattanooga on the famous Chattanooga Choo-Choo. Don’t worry, you’ll get to walk it off when we tour the beautiful Jack Daniels Distillery. After the tour, the good ol’ boys you see in those JD advertisements will do some fine pickin’ while we sample a large amount of the famous Tennessee whiskey, watch the lightenin’ bugs rise from the grassy slopes on sundown, pitch a few horse shoes and sing and dance away the night. Our private party on the hilltop at sunset, meal and entertainment are all included in your tour price. Stay overnight in Murfreesboro.
Wednesday June 13
Just when you think the South can’t offer up anything more, we’ll hit Nashville, Music City USA, for the biggest Fan Fair Year ever. It’s true what they say, there are country music stars every which way, and we’ll start off by attending the TNN Country Music Awards Gala night where they come in all their finery. You’ll probably be pretty pumped up after the big awards show, but don’t worry our hotel, the brand new Hilton Suites, is right across the street and right in the middle of the downtown nightclub area, so you can party on if you want and just wander home when you wish
From a recent press statement by CMA CEO Ed Benson...
In 2001, Fan Fair events shift from weekdays to a four-day weekend running Thursday through Sunday, June 14-17. The Main Stage shows will be held each night at Adelphia Coliseum (home of the AFC Champion Tennessee Titans), with the popular exhibits and autograph sessions during the day at the nearby Nashville Convention Center. New entertainment and amusement elements being planned for 2001 include afternoon concerts in Riverfront Park at the Riverfront Stages, along the banks of the Cumberland River, across from Adelphia Coliseum. An entirely new schedule format will give registrants more opportunities to visit area attractions and attend other activities planned in and around Fan Fair week. It will also make Fan Fair more accessible for local and regional attendance.
Thursday June 14 to Sunday June 17
Fan Fair starts today, and it’s just a short walk from the hotel to go and meet the artists in their booths in the air-conditioned Convention Centre, and you can even pop back to your room for a nap if you’ve had a very late night. The big shows are at the Coliseum at night so you won’t ever have to bake in the noonday sun again. You can catch the shuttle, or you can walk if you have any energy left. We’ve booked the platinum tickets for you so you’ll have the best seats in the house.
You have Full Fan Fair registration with platinum level seating, and admission to the artist’s booths (where they meet fans and make photos) at the Convention Centre also across the street. There are daytime performances at the River Stage just down the block. Major night time shows at the Coliseum will have shuttle buses to get you there and back or it’s a short walk across the pedestrian bridge to the other side of the river. Out the front door of the hotel, straight across the road is Miss Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge bar, and the original Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, with shows all week. Just out the back door through the hotel gardens, is the all new Country Music Hall of Fame due to open in May of 2001.
Check the Fan Fair - Nashville street location map right hereLatest Names added 13th march to the performing roster for Fan Fair are
they join already announced artists
Tracy Byrd, Kenny Chesney, Billy Ray Cyrus, Joe Diffie, Bill Engvall, Sara Evans, Vince Gill, Billy Gilman, Andy Griggs, Alan Jackson, The Kinleys, Lonestar, Patty Loveless, Jo Dee Messina, Martina McBride, Montgomery Gentry, Brad Paisley, Collin Raye, Travis Tritt and Trisha Yearwood. Tracy Lawrence, Bryan White, South 65, Gary Allan, Tim Rushlow, Craig Morgan, Kristin Garner and John Michael Montgomery.
More names will be announced as they are confirmed. More than 200 artists participated in Fan Fair 2000.
Monday June 18
Homeward bound for some, leaving for LA and Home (arriving in Australia Wednesday 20th). Others will journey on for a few days optional add-on to Las Vegas, or maybe New Orleans or on to other optional touring of their own.
Fan Fair 2001 - $7987
per person twin share
triple and single share prices available on request
Departing Thursday June 7 from all East Coast Capital Cities for Los Angeles, then Memphis TN., Elizabethtown Ky, Renfro Valley Ky, Gatlinburg Tn., Murfreesboro Tn.., and Nashville Tn.
Full accommodation with private facilities, and breakfast everyday. Private coach transportation
Admissions to Graceland in Memphis
Renfro Valley (Headline Concert ticket included).
Full day pass to Dollywood
Tour and private party and Bar-b-q at Jack Daniels all included.
In Nashville the TNN Country Music Awards Gala platinum ticket is included.
Full Fan Fair registration to platinum level included.
Here's a list of links for stops along the way
Accommodation is at the brand new Hilton Suites next door to the Nashville Arena, across from the Ryman Auditorium, and the brand new Country Music Hall of Fame
Returning from Nashville Tn Monday June 18 arriving Australia Wednesday June 20.
|Kentucky||Elizabethtown, Ky||Berea, Ky|
|Renfro Valley, Ky||Daniel Boone Parkway|
|Gatlinburg, Tn||Dollywood, Tn||Jack Daniels Distillery|
|Fan Fair||Hilton Suites||TNN Country Music Awards Gala|
|Miss Tootsie’s||Nashville street location map||Country Music Hall of Fame|
Details of Optional add-ons will be available soon to Las Vegas & maybe New Orleans. Ask us for further details
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Tour Booking Conditions
Travel is arranged by Travelworld (License Number Tag 343)
to contact Ruth Carlton or Anna Manson at the Groups Department call
toll free 1800 065 152 or in Brisbane call 07 3844 4999.
Travelworld is at 38 Hope St South Brisbane 4101
No-one else has this experience in Country Music touring.
Extensions are easy to arrange if you'd like to travel further around the USA while you're there,
like New Orleans, Las Vegas or extra days in LA.
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