Memphis is the largest city in the American state of Tennessee (Southern USA) and lies on the banks of the Mississippi river. The city is home to Elvis Presleyâ€™s mansion Graceland, a must see for Elvis fans! Tours of Graceland are available. Each year in May is the Memphis in May festival. This month long festival is made up of four main events, The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, the Beale Street Music Festival, International Week and the Sunset Symphony. Northwest Airlines operates flights via Detroit to Memphis and American Airlines operate flights from the UK via Chicago.