Monthly Archives: February 2010

Grand Ole Opry Performances for the 26th and the 27th of February

Please Note: The Grand Ole Opry does not release final lineups until the Wednesday prior to each performance. This list will be updated weekly as new performers are confirmed and added to the lineup.

Friday, February 26th – Order Tickets

  • John Conlee
  • The Whites
  • Jeese McReynolds & The Virginia Boys
  • Josh Thompson
  • Jimmy Dickens
  • and more

Saturday, February 27 – Order Tickets

  • Jimmy Dickens
  • Jimmy C. Newman
  • The Band Perry
  • Jeannie Seely
  • Jack Greene
  • and More

Spring Break in Sunny San Diego, CA

For your Spring Break vacation, check out San Diego, California’s many activities. San Diego is famous for being fun in the sun, and you won’t be able to help but agree when you reach San Diego and go on the Disneyland Parks Tour. This famous theme park is exciting for people of all ages. The rides, the cartoon characters, and the exciting shows are almost too much excitement to handle! 

Despite the excitement of the Disneyland Parks Tour, you’ll still want to go and explore the rest of San Diego. Experience the wonders of marine creatures with SeaWorld. The shows and rides in the beautiful park are sure to thrill you. See dolphins do tricks and meet the famous killer whale Shamu. If you’re interested in marine wildlife, go on the San Diego Harbor Whale Watch and see whales, dolphins, and sea lions. A professional guide will inform you all about the whales and other wildlife you encounter.

After your experiences with marine wildlife, you will probably want to sit back and relax for awhile. A dinner cruise is the perfect way to do that. Go on the San Diego Harbor Excursions Dinner Cruise and spend an evening eating a delicious gourmet meal and enjoying the ship’s entertainment. This cruise is also a chance to see the San Diego skyline at night, and that is an incredible experience. San Diego has a lot to offer for your Spring Break vacation!

Myrtle Beach, SC Makes Others Green With Envy Over Their St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

For a fantastic St. Patrick’s Day celebration, go to Myrtle Beach’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival. The event is held on March 13th and is a St. Patrick’s Day extravaganza that is legendary. The parade in the morning includes fantastic floats, talented marching bands, community organizations, extraordinary street performers and more. In the afternoon, live entertainment will be on several stages and arts and craft vendors will be out selling their wares. With over 30,000 people attending each year, this is one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the region. 

While you’re in Myrtle Beach for St. Patrick’s Day, you will want to see some of the incredible attractions unique to Myrtle Beach. Ripley’s Aquarium is a fantastic aquarium that you are literally surrounded by. A 750,000 gallon tank is home to 10 foot sharks, beautiful fish, and other sea inhabitants. Fish of every type imaginable have found a home at Ripley’s Aquarium and you can see them all while you’re in Myrtle Beach. 

After being surrounded by water at Ripley’s Aquarium, you may find yourself interested in getting wet. Myrtle Waves Waterpark offers you the opportunity to do just that. With 20 acres of wet rides, pools, and a LayZee river, you’re certain to have a splashing good time. If you’d love to visit a theme park but aren’t too interested in getting wet, the Pavilion Nostalgia Park is a great theme park in the area. The rides are classic rides from the past and there are treats for those who become hungry while at the park.

Festival of Nations Brings World Culture, Entertainment to the Smoky Mountains

This March 27 through April 26, Dollywood will be holding its 25th annual Festival of Nations. Throughout the month of April, guests will find the general Smoky Mountains charm that Dollywood exudes infused with lively cultural demonstrations from around the world! In particular, steel orchestras from Trinidad and Tobago; hang drums from Switzerland; and vocal groups from Zambia will all be on-hand for a fascinating look into world entertainment complete with the traditional thrill rides, theme park dining, and live shows that annually draw millions of people to the park.

Those visiting the Gatlinburg – Pigeon Forge area during Dollywood’s Festival of Nations will find that Splash Country Waterpark offers a perfect compliment Dollywood and its Festival of Nations. As Dollywood’s sister-park, guests will find all of the quality excitement expected from Dollywood, but with a wet and wild twist. Whether lounging on the lazy river or racing through tubes and down chutes, there are a variety of experiences waiting to ensure a fun-filled day for one and all at Splash Country!

And for those looking for a complete Dolly Parton experience while in the Gatlinburg area, there is Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede. This encompassing time of entertainment combines interactive competition and equestrian entertainment with a hearty meal for a lively evening of dinner and entertainment.

This spring, explore the world from America’s backyard with Splash Country, Dixie Stampede and Dollywood’s Festival of Nations!

Sing Me Back Home Takes You Back to Nashville, TN

The Sing Me Back Home event is about to start in Nashville, TN. The event is scheduled for April 1st and celebrates music history in Nashville.  There will be incredible artifacts, photos, and recordings that take you on a journey through music history. The event is held at the Historic RCA Studio B ,which has been a fascinating hub of music history  since the 1970’s. 

While you’re in town celebrating the history of music continue to educate yourself on music at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. This museum focuses on country music and is certain to have information even dedicated country music fans will be surprised to learn. The museum is stunning on the outside with its beautiful architecture, and on the inside, rare artifacts are on display for everyone to learn from and enjoy. 

After learning so much about music, you will be eager to go out and see music stars. Go and see the homes of the stars with a Homes of the Stars Tour. Bring along your camera in case you get lucky and see some of the stars outside. To see the other sights of the city while you’re in town go on the Music City Queen Sightseeing Cruise. See the highlights of Nashville and enjoy a great meal on this cruise. You’re sure to enjoy Nashville to the fullest with this cruise.

Have a Spring Break Adventure at the Grand Canyon in Arizona

Make your Spring Break an exciting one to tell all of your friends about with a thrilling trip to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Sunny Arizona with it’s incredible landscapes has a lot to offer and the Grand Canyon is at the top of the list. Why bother having a Spring Break anywhere that is less than spectacular? The Grand Canyon has everything you could want!

See the Grand Canyon’s majesty spread below you with one of the helicopter tours available. The Grand Kingdom Helicopter Tour – North and South Rim or the Imperial Helicopter Tour – North Canyon, Painted Desert, and Colorado River. Scenic views of awe-inspiring cliffs and ledges are behind and ahead of you with a helicopter tour. 

If you’re interested in seeing the Kabib National Forest while you’re in the area, you should check out the Grand Sunset Safari Jeep Tour. You will go through the national forest and experience all the forest has to offer before going to the Grand Canyon. Once you reach the Grand Canyon, you’ll see something really magical – the Grand Canyon at sunset. It’s an incomparable experience you’ll never forget!

Garden Week Offers Blossoming Views of Williamsburg, VA

The Historic Garden Week in Williamsburg, VA is creating quite a stir.  The event is so large that is has been dubbed ‘America’s Largest Open House.’ This event, which takes place on April 17th, takes visitors through over 250 homes, gardens, and landmarks across the state giving people a chance to see the best and most beautiful areas on Williamsburg. 

Some of the landmarks that will be on the tour are the Yorktown and James River Plantations. While you’re in the area, you’ll want to see some of the other historical landmarks Williamsburg has to offer. The Jamestown Settlement and Colonial Williamsburg have a lot of historical value to the history of the United States that would be fascinating for anyone to explore. Colonial Williamsburg has 300 acres on which various political sites and historic homes sit just waiting to be discovered. 

For other types of entertainment, you may also want to visit one of the amusement parks in the area. The Busch Gardens Williamsburg offers some culture, some history, and a lot of thrill rides. If you’re looking for some wet rides as well as thrill rides, you may want to consider purchasing a ticket for

Memorial Day Weekend Brings Extra Significance to Mount Rushmore

Spend Memorial Day Weekend at Mount Rushmore where history and all that America stands for is rich and plentiful. Remember America’s veterans from May 27th to May 31st in a place that represents what they fought for. The beginning of the summer season couldn’t possibly be better spent elsewhere. With Mount Rushmore and the open plains of South Dakota before you, you’re sure to really appreciate the sacrifice of our veterans on Memorial Day Weekend. 

Take the Mount Rushmore Grand Legends Tour to learn more about the historical landmark. See the faces of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt carved into rock and turned into a legendary landmark. Afterwards, visit Custer State Park for lunch and some scenic views. Then go for a trip to the Crazy Horse Memorial and more. This tour is one must-see adventure for everyone who ventures into the Mount Rushmore area. 

After a trip to Mount Rushmore, you might find yourself inspired to go rock climbing. For those who have never been rock climbing before, a great rock climbing experience can be found with the Mt Rushmore Rock Climbing Adventure for Beginners. This course teaches you the basics for a fun and safe first rock climbing experience. You can enjoy the beauty of the landscape while enjoying the thrill of learning a new skill. The 3 Hour Black Hills Rock Climbing Adventure is also great for beginners, and a rock climbing professional stays with the group for safe climbing.

TaleSpin Festival Brings Unique Entertainment to Chattanooga, TN

On May 14th and 15th, the TaleSpin Festival comes to Chattanooga, TN. Storytellers from all over the nation come and spin tales for listeners who gather together for the occasion. Learn about history and culture from people who can weave it into an interesting story. Share humor with other visitors who experience the stories with you. The TaleSpin Festival brings people together in a unique way. 

While you’re in Chattanooga for the TaleSpin Festival, you’ll also want to go and see the natural attractions the area is famous for. Many of these attractions are featured in the Lookout Mountain Attractions. Explore Rock City, Ruby Falls, and the Incline Railway on this tour. Gorgeous rock formations in Rock City, a beautiful underground waterfall in Ruby Falls, and a ride on the world’s steepest passenger railway with the Incline Railway are enough entertainment for everyone on this tour. 

For more natural scenery attractions, visit some of the amazing caverns in Chattanooga. The beauty of the scenery above the ground is incredible, but don’t underestimate the caverns. Caverns like the ones in the Crystal Palace Cave Tours are sure to thrill you with their beauty and the mystery their dark corners provide. For an entirely out of the ordinary cavern tour go on the Sequoyah Caverns Tour with Visit to Ellis Homestead tour which has a Lantern Tour that is one of a kind. The other half of this tour is called the Looking Glass tour and features underground reflecting pools that show a different view of the caverns.

Grand Ole Opry Schedule of Performers for February 19 & 20, 2010

Please Note: The Grand Ole Opry does not release final lineups until the Wednesday prior to each performance. This list will be updated weekly as new performers are confirmed and added to the lineup.

Grand Ole Opry Schedule of Performers for February 19, 2010

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Montgomery Gentry
  • Craig Morgan
  • Diamond Rio
  • Del McCoury Band
  • Riders In The Sky
  • Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press
  • and more

Grand Ole Opry Schedule of Performers for February 20, 2010

  • Kellie Pickler
  • Craig Morgan
  • Tracy Lawrence
  • Marty Stuart
  • Connie Smith
  • The Whites
  • and more