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Fortunately, for those who enjoy the Natchez nightlife, Doc Big Love's offers a late night menu for those who might feel some hunger pangs long after other restaurants have closed. Doc's is primarily a bar, and you can cut a rug or two if you're order isn't ready when you arrive (if you phone it in that is), or if you order when you get there. There is an area where you can dine-in, but they'll be happy to box it up for you if you want to take it back to your room. Their burgers are awesome, and huge, and you've just got to compliment your burger with an order of their gigantic, beer-battered onion rings. Doc's is located on Main Street, convenient to all downtown hotels, and they serve on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.
In the early years of their marriage, the cottage provided a private getaway for the couple. The home is not open for tours, but is a popular visitors site.
The original birthplace of the "king of rock and roll" includes the modest home Elvis' father built, a statue of Elvis with his first guitar, memorial chapel, walk of life, fountain of life, park, story wall, gift shop.
Eugene Powell first recorded on the Bluebird label in 1936 under the name "Sonny Boy Nelson." He was a good friend of Sam Chatmon. He died November 4, 1998, and is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Metcalfe.
Known for its muffalettas and “Grocery” burgers, this restaurant and bar combines a down home feel to locals and tourists alike. Great Music Venue!
Honors musicians Gus Cannon, Robert Wilkins and Jim Jackson. Gus Cannon wrote "Walk Right In", which was recorded by the 1960's folk group Rooftop Singers. Blues artists Robert Wilkins and Jim Jackson were Hernando natives.
James "Son" Thomas, internationally famed Blues musician and folk sculptor, worked as a porter at the Montgomery Hotel, which once occupied this site. Born in the Yazoo County community of Eden October 14, 1926, Thomas moved to Leland in 1961. He made his first recordings for folklorist Bill Ferris in 1968 and later traveled the United States and Europe to perform at Blues concerts and exhibit his art. He died in Greenville on June 26, 1993.
The "Killers" home is a red brick ranch house surrounded by a large brick and board wall. The home is not open for tours but is still a popular draw for visitors to drive by and see the piano gates.
The "Father of Country Music" is immortalized in this collection of memorabilia located in his hometown.
Mathis James "Jimmy" Reed, one of the most influential Blues artists of the 1950s and '60s, was born here on the Shady Dell plantation on September 6, 1925. Reed was one of the first Bluesmen to achieve "crossover" success, scoring hits on both the Rhythm & Blues and Pops charts with songs including "Honest I Do," "Big Boss Man," "Baby What You Want Me To Do," and "Bright Lights, Big City."
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