What our guests say...
This was our first time in America and doing tours and were a bit apprehensive. Soundmart Tours immediately put all that to rest. We visited great attractions and fantastic seats for a trip of a lifetime. Definitely the best, made us feel very welcome. Thanks so much Nathan and Mel
Just stop sitting on social media looking at all the Soundmart crew pictures and videos of everyone having a blast on their Nashville CMA holiday, when you should be booking it for yourself. So come and have an amazing time just like we all did. Do it by yourself or bring families and friends. Either way just do it. Great music with great new friends. So get off that couch and create some amazing memories. We are certainly heading back over for a second trip. Rock on Soundmart Crew.
Rach & Bob Derschow
Wow, what a great experience! Nashville is such a fun city, something for everyone. Touring with Soundmart gives you the opportunity to have access to the best seats at the stadium shows and the Opry. You also have unique experiences that you would not get if travelling independently. Definitely one of those unequivocally awesome trips that you will remember for a lifetime. Nathan, Damien and Troy are just stunning humans and delightful hosts. Would highly recommend to all my friends and who ever will listen to me. Do it!
I can’t thank Soundmart tours, Nath, jaimie lynn, Kempie and Damo for making this a trip of a lifetime. There’s nothing I would change about how it was run and organised, plenty of free time to do what you want and so much to see and do with the group.
Honestly can’t say enough about how amazing it was, coming solo to the states everyone on tour and all staff were welcoming and made the trip the best I’ve ever done.
Thank you Soundmart Tours for an excellent adventure. I always say strangers are just the friends we haven't yet meet. I got on a bus full of strangers and now have friends for life. If you're thinking about doing CMAFest, then I highly recommend Soundmart Tours. From my first email till our Nashville farewell, i felt like i was being wrapped in blanket of Country Love. Thanks Nate, Mel, Troy & and Damien, you helped me create some awesome memories that my future self will be grateful for.
As a single women travelling on her own from Australia, I felt looked after and cared for from Day 1, everyone was fun, approachable and I created memories I never thought possible, If you are concerned about being solo on this tour with Soundmart trust me, you will never feel alone, Nathan looked after me the whole time. Even if it was as I was getting of the bus "Hey you going ok?"
The breakfast room to us was a game changer for me, just being able to grab a bottle of water and a snack I believe it is next level service, and saved so much money, and made us closer as a group to have brekkie with each other and catch up on antics. On this tour you have the chance to party like a rock star or kick back and go slow and enjoy each moment, it really is for everyone.
Do yourselves a favor and get around Soundmart Tours. Oh my gosh do they absolutely know how to create a trip of a life time! We came, we saw, and we absolutely partied! This trip absolutely exceed my expectations and then some. There is no doubt a ridiculous amount of behind the the scenes organising because everyday was ever so seem-less! There was enough time to see and do everything plus have some time to ourselves. The whole team were so accommodating from start to finish and really helped shape the trip! The whole dam trip was arrrrrhmazing! Thankyouuuu SO much to all of the the extremely talented hosts and the really awesome bunch of people we meet along the way… it most definitely is a trip I will not forget!
Can’t wait to do it all again! YeeeeHaw!
For my second year, Soundmart and the team have provided an exceptional experience yet again. The tour down to Dollywood and back to Nashville for CMA has given so many memories, created so many new friendships and even found family Hahaha If Y'all want an experience of a lifetime, get aboard the Soundmart CMA Fest experience.
B Shuttz highly recommends!!!
Had the most amazing time for our first ever trip to Nashville. Soundmart provided us the most incredible itinerary which had us hooked as soon as we saw it. However, what you can't learn until you have been is that the itinerary is just the beginning. Soundmart excells at building amazing relationships with their clients. Nathan and Mel should be highly commended for it. This same sentiment is present with all guest hosts - Troy and Damian were brilliant!! This trickles down to the group immediately, creating genuine friendships between those on tour from day 1. Overall 10/10 experience.
The tour, the people, the organisation is next level. We won't use anyone else ever and have told our friends and family the same if they want the best. Soundmart all the way !!!!
I went in this tour as a solo traveller and boy it did not disappoint. Nath and his team went above and beyond to make sure everyone was ok and was always there for us if we needed anything. The tour never felt rushed or jammed packed, it was well balanced. One of my highlights was the singing on the coach, everyone got in and sang, it was the best feeling. I also met new friends who are now my lifelong friends. I truly loved every moment and I thank you guys for the best experience I’ve had in a long time.
Having travelled to CMC in Australia with Soundmart several times, it was a no-brainer to join the tour to CMA Fest. I knew that the team had the experience and contacts to provide a great itinerary across our time in Nashville. The visits to the Cash Farm, The Opry and all the additional activities provided a great introduction to Nashville and set us up for a great CMA. There was time to do some adventuring on your own, and join in the extra activities and get to know the group - who were all great, friendly and a joy to be around. The whole experience was stress-free and well organised. A great testament to Nathan and Mel and the work they do in the background to ensure everyone is happy. I would recommend Soundmart - both for CMC and CMA Fest unreservedly. If you are thinking about it - just commit. You won't regret it and it will be a trip you will never forget. Being with like-minded country lovers just makes it all the better..
Just like to say a big thankyou to Nath, Mel and all of the Soundmart Tour crew for an amazing tour showing us the best of Nashville & New Orleans. We were slightly reluctant going on an organised tour, but this tour far exceeded our expectations in more ways than one. Having Damien, Troy, Blake, Sinead singing with the local musicians was unbelievable and something we’ll never forget. Even though we were over in Nashville for the CMA Festival, the tour had so many other highlights it would be hard to pick our favourite. Due to covid we had to wait 2 years for this tour to eventuate, and it was definitely worth the wait. Great work Soundmart Tours.
Fay & John Harris
"Soundmart Tours, go above and beyond to ensure a unique experience. The entire tour runs seamlessly, with more highlights than you can count! A brilliant balance of tour events and spare time to shop or head to a Honky Tonk! Access to so many opportunities that you just can't do on your own! The knowledge of the tour guides was phenomenal and the interaction with the guest hosts Damien, Sinead, Blake and Troy was brilliant! The Neon Cactus event was a highlight! You'll just have to go to experience it! I would definitely go again! From start to finish you are well informed and looked after. If you don't have anyone to go with, don't hesitate to travel with Soundmart Tours. I believe you don't travel alone with Soundmart. We met and made so many friends on the tour who we hope we will travel with again! If you are thinking about doing the AAA all access CMA Festival tour, just book it! You will not regret it!
Barbara & Wal Hopmans
I have had an incredible holiday travelling to Nashville for CMA fest and then onto Memphis, Mississippi, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Los Angeles.
I am so grateful to have been able to travel with Soundmart Tours. The extensive work they put into every detail creating this amazing trip and the special experiences that were included was nothing but incredible and a credit to all involved.
The team are professional, knowledgeable and go out of their way to make your trip unforgettable to the point of customising days to allow last minute ‘extra’ rare and amazing opportunities.
My highlights of this trip were our day trip out to Storytellers hideaway farm and museum in Bon Aqua with our private performance from Mark Cash, this was such a precious and treasured experience.
Tallahatchie Flats was a beautiful and tranquil place where we were lucky enough to be invited to a private event and entertained and enjoyed sharing a meal with a group of local folk from Greenwood. This was one of my favourite evenings on the trip.
I have made some great friendships from the trip and fond memories to hold onto for a long time, our guest hosts also made the trip fun and the numerous on the spot performances were very enjoyable.
If you enjoy music then I would highly recommend you book a tour with Soundmart Tours you will not regret becoming a part of the Soundmart family. I can’t wait till my next trip! Thank you Soundmart Tours you guys Rock!
"To my family & friends if any of you are thinking of going to Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans then I cannot recommend enough Nath & Mel from Soundmart Tours. Their attention to detail was fabulous - so organised & kept us all very informed before & during the trip - what we have seen & done over the last week has been awesome - lots of special surprises that only came due to Nathan’s contacts over here. If you want to know more ask me or just call them
Thanks Nath & Mel I had the most fun, informative, exciting time of my life
Thanks to Troy Kemp & Damien Baguley (Alesha & Lori) friends for life."
"I would highly recommend Soundmart Tours, if you are looking at going to the CMA Fest in Nashville, CMC in QLD, Stage Coach Tour in the USA, Calgary Stampede in Canada or the the Gympie Music Muster in Gympie QLD.
I have just gotten home from a 10 day tour to Nashville USA for the CMA Festival and I had the most amazing time, this was my first time going overseas and the guys made me feel like part of the family. They organised everything, even taking you on day tours or let you do your own thing.
A huge thank you to Nath Marshall, Melissa Marshall, Kate Marshall, Damien Baguley and Troy Kemp. You all made my first experience memorable and I will not hesitate to go with you guys again, 100% loved the time away. "
"We have no hesitation in recommending travel with Soundmart Tours.
From the moment my sister and I paid our deposit (18 months prior) for the CMA Fest 2019 Nashville & Memphis trip Nathan and Mel were in constant phone and email contact with both of us, regularly updating us on tour info.
They went above and beyond to ensure we knew what was going on and that we were comfortable.
The trip was so well organised and they had thought of every little detail.
Absolutely loved our trip to Nashville and couldn't have asked for a more seamless process.
Having guest hosts with knowledge of the city and festival to give us inside tips and tricks enhanced the trip even more.
Thank you Soundmart Tours for everything!"
Celeste & Cindy Newbery
"Like to shout to all the soundmart tour crew. Especially Nathan Kate and Mel for organising super Cma 2019 festival of Nashville. They where so professional organised not to mention super cool to hang with.. Also big shout out to troy and damo for also sharing there knowledge. By far the best trip that I have also booked again for next year.
So l would total recommend these guys."
"It is an absolute pleasure to travel with Soundmart. They are professional, knowledgeable, friendly & go out of their way to make your journey unforgettable!"
"My fiancé & I recently went on a tour to Nashville with Soundmart Tours. It was an incredible experience that we didn't want to end. I highly recommend planning your next adventure with them, as this trip was very well put together & the team were so friendly & approachable the whole time. Sometimes you're even lucky enough to get into some very rare & amazing places like we did with the Blue Bird Cafe! If you're still thinking about whether to go away on one of their tours, you definitely should! Thanks so much Nathan, Kate & Mel! Also a big thanks to our hosts Troy & Damien!"
"Thanks heaps to soundmart tours for the best trip to the CMA FEST in Nashville 2019. Highly recommended for any music tour. Great company , great new friendships , great adventures and the best memory’s Made that will last a life time. Job well done to the whole team. Can’t wait for our next trip with you guys."
Love always Neil and Lisa Sperinck
"CMA 2019 was nothing but amazing! everything was organised so well. everything promised was provided! Nath and Kate ran the tour in such a fun and friendly way! Thank you for everyone that put in all their time and effort! Highly recommend anyone for this tour!
Thanks for the memories and fun times!"
"The best tour I’ve ever done! So well organised by Nathan and Mel, and Nathan and Kate are so friendly and approachable on tour. I have made lifelong friends!!! Thanks heaps guys!" ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"The Soundmart Team are amazing, they went above and beyond for the tour group every step of the way. Mel and Nath helped me to overcome difficulties to be able to attend the tour and the tour hosts made themselves available but also went out of their way to ensure everyone had anything they needed and were managing ok. The group felt like lifelong friends from the start. My first trip overseas could not have been in better hands. Just do it !!"
"Mel and Nathan are such fantastic hosts. These tours are so much fun looking forward to the next one."
"These guys, rock, roll, transport, shows. They do it all. You can't go wrong. And the whole crew are fans and musos themselves. You'll travel in good company. Do it!"
"What a AWESOME time we just had at Gympie Muster 2019 thanks to Nathan @ Soundmart Tours. Nathan you Rock and we'll definitely be back for more Music & Goodtimes the hardest part will be picking what trip to do next."
Karen & Cathy
"Fantastic day yesterday in Tamworth for the CMF thank you Nathan , Mel and the Soundmart Tours Crew we had a great day"
"Highly recommend Soundmart Tours, Nath & Mel really made our time at CMC 2019 the best experience ever!! Can’t wait for 2020"
"Had the most amazing experience in Nashville with Soundmart Tours, Highly recommend them. Fun filled adventure with some amazing tours.
Can’t wait for the next adventure.
Thanks to everyone for helping create such an incredible experience."
" First time traveller to CMA Fest Nashville 2019, I love to travel and I love my country music and this team of fantastic people and Aussie artists make that dream a reality.
If you love music then Soundmart is the tour company for you, Nath, Mel and Kate make your dreams come true, and if your go to CMA you will get to travel with Troy Kemp and Damo for the Viper Creek Band who entertain you along the way.
If it’s a concert in Sydney, the CMC or Muster In Qld or a music festival in the USA Soundmart is your ticket there. You guys rock, see you in 2020! "
"Well where do I start with Soundmart Tours!!!
What an incredible experience I had with them travelling to Nashville for the CMA Festival!!
I can not recommend them highly enough... I’m so grateful to have come across them on Instagram!!
Nath, Mel and Kate you all went over and beyond for everyone on the tour. The background work that went into the tour really showed and attention to detail was impeccable and you always kept us well informed before and during the tour. The places we got to experience Blue Bird Cafe, RCA Studio B and being able to record a song as a group, Graceland and Memphis just to name a few. Our tour hosts Troy, Damien and their partners Aleesha and Lorie it was a pleasure meeting you all and thank you also for making it a memorable tour. The friendships and memories made on this tour I will cherish forever and look forward to catching up with everyone again in the near future! You will not be disappointed if you book with Soundmart Tours and as Nathan said we are all apart of the Soundmart Tour Family now!"
why travel with soundmart tours?
We don’t do Bali surfing trips, African Safaris, or Europe River cruises…
What we do is create hand crafted music touring adventures around the world custom built specifically for music lovers, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year our entire team are 100% focused on creating and delivering the second to none music touring experiences our guests deserve. Which is why we are experts at what we do and true music touring specialists
Music Touring Specialists
Expert Team, Tour Manager & Road Crew
With over 15 years’ experience in the music & travel industries we have the knowledge and experience to make your dream trip come true. Our North American ground suppliers are the absolute best of the best which means you are sure to receive the ultimate music touring experience.
There are so many special moments and awesome inclusions everyday throughout our touring program, however there are a few that standout. At Soundmart we call these our “Spotlight Experiences” custom selected, once in a lifetime highlights that can’t be duplicated, like private access to the legendary Bluebird Café, an authentic wagon ride and BBQ lunch with locals in the Rockies, recording your own song alongside guest artists at the iconic RCA Studios, these are the moments you will remember for a lifetime.
Centrally located accommodation
We like to be in the heart of the action, as we are sure you do to. Which is why we select all our hotels based primarily on location and the experience that location provides for our guest. All hotels are centrally located and comfortable throughout
Choose your own adventure! Our Encore Experiences allow you the freedom to create your own journey. We pride ourselves on balancing guided touring activities with free time for you to explore your surroundings, your own way. To allow you to customise your adventure we offer optional activities “Encore Experiences” to ensure you have the freedom to walk your own path.
Comfortable Coach Transport
Ever driven on the other side of the road along the I-5 during peak hour? We have.. Rest assured our expert team, local guides and drivers know exactly what they are doing, let us take the stress out of traveling in North America. Kick back and relax on a comfortable, air conditioned coach and let our ground crew do the wheel work for you.
Complimentary Wi Fi
Complimentary Wi Fi comes as a standard inclusions for most hotels throughout our North American touring program. So you will have no worries staying in touch with the fam or sharing your new Keith Urban selfie on your insta feed (Don’t laugh, it could happen).
We look after you every step of the way, from time of booking right through the reservations process, we provide all the info and suggestions you need before you go, take care of you during your trip (we are there to help you have the time of your life) and after you get home (With our regular meet ups, closed group forum and loyalty program). We aren’t a corporation or part of a travel agent franchise, we are a 100% family owned and operated business so you aren’t just a number to us you are a member of the Soundmart family (Just ask our past guests, Im sure they will tell you the same).
Happy to Share
Always wanted to do CMA Fest or Calgary Stampede but your partner isn’t keen? Friends or family not interested, or your travel buddy has dropped out on you? With over 30% of our tours being made up of solo travelers, you have come to the right place…and to save you having to fork out for single supplement we also offer a willing to share option that allows you to share with another like minded traveler of the same gender, this means you can spend your hard earned cash on the important stuff! A lot of our willing to share guests also end up making a new friend for life.
Best Value For Money
We truly believe it is the amazing people who join us on these tours that make them so special and a cut above the rest! Jam packed with premium inclusions you won’t find anywhere else, we also believe we offer the best value most comprehensive Music Trips on the market, we stand by this 100%. This is your dream trip and we are here to help you have the time of your life
Artist Guest Hosts
Ever wondered what it would be like to go on the road with your favourite artist? Well wonder no more, with a number of Golden Guitar and CMC Award winning artists like McAlister Kemp, Christie Lamb, Damien of the Viper Creek Band & Blake O’Connor to name a few our artist guest hosts are the best in the business. Fellow music & travel lovers like you, they are always ready to share a story, have a chat, offer some behind the scenes advice or play a song or two for the crew.
Included attractions / entry
Along with concert, event & attraction entry throughout our day to day touring programs, we also offer a number of private access opportunities to iconic venues, exclusive performances, private event access not open to the general public and loads more, Sssshhhh we don’t want to spoil all the surprises.
Flexible Payment Options
Booking your next music travel adventure couldn’t be easier with our flexible payment options. All you need to do is meet your deposit due dates and you are able to pay your trip off at your discretion until time of final payment There are no minimum monthly payments or set payment amounts. This gives you maximum flexibility and allows you to tailor payments to suit your needs.
We have several flexible flight options to suit all of our guests needs. Although you can book any of our tours as “Land Only” without flights, you can also add group flights to your tour or if you prefer to do your own thing you can book your own flights or talk to our team about creating a custom flight option for you, the choice is yours.
Most Meals Included
Most meals are included on your trip including Full Breakfast Daily and some lunches and dinners. However, as food is all part of the travel experience and no one likes to be told what to eat all the time, we do like to give our guests the freedom and flexibility to choose their own meals throughout as well.