Tonight's Sky
Sun
Sun
Moon
Moon
Mercury
Mercury
Venus
Venus
Mars
Mars
Jupiter
Jupiter
Saturn
Saturn

Tonight's Sky — Change location

OR

Searching...

Tonight's Sky — Select location

Tonight's Sky — Enter coordinates

° '
° '

SOLD OUT: 2017 America's Music Cities Total Solar Eclipse

empty

Travel Overview

  • Spend three nights in New Orleans, two nights in Memphis, and three in Nashville, all at 4-star hotels.
  • Experience the majesty of a 2 minute 40 second total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 — the first in North America in nearly three decades!
  • In New Orleans, enjoy traditional jazz and explore Cajun bayou life.
  • In Memphis, visit the birthplace of the blues and Elvis’ Graceland.
  • In Nashville, go behind the scenes at RCA’s recording studios and experience a country music show at the Grand Ole Opry.
When the Moon’s shadow falls over the U.S. heartland in August 2017, it will have been nearly three decades since North Americans last witnessed a total solar eclipse in their own backyard. What better way to mark this rare event in the sky than to celebrate the uniqueness of the land below? And what better cultural dimension to showcase than America’s unrivaled gifts to the world of music: jazz, blues, country, and rock ’n’ roll?

Astronomy magazine and TravelQuest invite you to join a one-of-a-kind solar eclipse tour exploring three American cities, New Orleans, Memphis, and Nashville — each a landmark in its own right, and all contributing to a remarkable legacy of popular music that has traveled around the globe. Then on August 21, 2017, experience 2 minutes and 40 seconds of totality during the first North American total solar eclipse in nearly 30 years — and the first visible from the contiguous states since 1979.

Your musical eclipse experience begins with three memorable days in the famed French Quarter of New Orleans, where amazing cuisine and great jazz compete for your attention. Next you travel to Memphis, “birthplace of the blues,” where your two-day visit includes a tour of Elvis Presley’s Graceland. Your final three days introduce you to the many sides of Nashville, including a live performance at the Grand Ole Opry and a behind-the-scenes tour of RCA’s historic Studio B, where Elvis, Chet Atkins, Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, and countless other legends recorded some of their best-known hits.

Then on eclipse day — Monday, August 21, 2017 — we head out from Nashville in the morning hours to our specially selected viewing site in a small Tennessee town, where you enjoy a uniquely American eclipse experience. It’s the crowning moment in a journey that neatly weaves together musical history, vibrant live performances, and, of course, an unforgettable show overhead. Space is limited on this one-of-a-kind trip, so make your reservation today!
Make a Reservation!
downtownelvis grave
ADVERTISEMENT

FREE EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Receive news, sky-event information, observing tips, and more from Astronomy's weekly email newsletter.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
EclipseEguideBooklet

Click here to receive a FREE e-Guide exclusively from Astronomy magazine.

Find us on Facebook