Memphis, Tennessee. Home of the Blues and Birthplace of Rock and Roll. Even if you aren’t into music, you’ll find plenty of reasons to vacation in Tennessee. In addition to Graceland, Elvis Presley’s estate, there’s the zoo, museums, restaurants, Beale Street, the Peabody Hotel and more. Vacation in Memphis in May and you’ll find yourself deluged with opportunities to see and do.

What do I mean by this? Prices for tickets are lower in the winter because that is the slow season at the park compared to the peak season during the busy summer months.

Graceland, the fourteen-acre Elvis Presley estate, is at the top of many Memphis visitors’ lists. Elvis’s celebrity mansion Tour Tickets features authentic clothing, personal mementos and more. Rooms featured in the self-guided audio tour include the living room, music room, dining room, kitchen and “jungle” den.

Dates for 2011’s spring tours, originating on Newport’s historic Point at 33 Washington St., are June 17, 18, and 19. Fall tours, originating at Kingscote, Bellevue Avenue property of Newport Mansions, are set for Sept 9, 10, and 11. Newport Secret Garden Tours tickets are available here with instructions for acquiring your secret garden map, where you can also purchase the new Secret Garden logo tote bag. Tickets purchased online are $20, and bags are $25.

Throughout her afternoon Q&A fan session, Bradbery revealed a few tidbits about her dream duet partner and tour. “It’d be so cool to go on a Taylor Swift tour,” she confessed. Is a collaboration with the country-pop superstar in her future? Not quite. Bradbery’s sights are set on her musical idol, Carrie Underwood.

During Depeche Mode’s summer 2013 North American tour the band will perform 19 concerts over a six and a half week time span. “There are so many die hard Depeche Mode fans who have been with us every step of this journey that I can’t wait to see. I also hope that we gain some new fans with the release of Delta Machine, and I look forward to exposing them to a great Depeche Mode live performance,” said Dave Gahan in an issued press release.

Countdown to Green leads into coverage of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing in Michigan at 2 p.m. ET with Weber, Dallenbach and Petty calling the action with frequent interaction with McReynolds (analyst) who will man the TNT Offtrack Robotic Car.