Erick and the crew are making moves for the premiere of season two, boogying from the mountains of East Tennessee to the mighty Mississippi. They’ve traveled all this way to attend the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival, an annual event boasting a bill of over 65 musical acts and attracting 100,000 visitors over the course of three days.
While they’re in town, Erick pedals over to Mud Island to visit a childhood favorite—a fantastic water feature modeled after the mighty Mississippi that spans five city blocks. From there, Erick does a little rockin’ and rollin’ out on the churning, chocolate waves of the real Mississippi, taking a look at TWRA’s specialized efforts to keep boaters and barges safe on this stunning waterway. Finally, before he can head home, Erick satisfies his craving for that world famous Memphis BBQ with a stop at Central BBQ to determine if the local reputation is more than just smoke and mirrors.
It’s an episode that travels back in Erick’s past to take a look at what this legendary city once meant to him, all the while singing the praises of what this community has recently become. From the blues of Mud Islands’ family-friendly waterpark to a beer garden with ballads in the background, and everything in between, this episode will make you want to put on your shoes—suede or otherwise—and chart a course to Memphis.