- 90 to 180 minutes (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
The Home of the Blues comes alive aboard Memphis' only Music Bus! Real Memphis musicians will show you the sights, make you laugh, and perform the music that has made Memphis famous throughout the world. Audience participation is encouraged!
- Guided sightseeing tour
- Local taxes
- Entry/Admission - Sun Studio
- Admission to Sun Studio (if option not selected)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Alfred's On Beale, 197 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Returns to original departure point
See calendar for schedule
All of the guides on this tour are professional Beale Street musicians who play and sing selections from the city's rich musical heritage while entertaining you with comedy, history, and behind-the-scenes stories of your favorite Memphis personalities.
Along the way, you will see:
• Sun Studio
• Beale Street
• Stax Studio
• The Lorraine Motel
• Cotton Row
• Peabody Hotel
• Overton Park
• Historic Central Gardens
• St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
• Early homes of Elvis, B. B. King, and Johnny Cash
High energy fun!
Upgrade to a guided tour of Sun Studios where many renowned performers recorded some of your favorite hits.This 3-hour upgraded tour includes transportation to Sun Studio from downtown Memphis, and admission.
Get ready to shake, rattle and roll - guaranteed fun for folks young and old!
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Lots of fun and very informative. Our tour guide/musician (Krystal?) was a third generation local musician. She had a great voice, was funny and informative with stories about Memphis’ greatest singers. She also seemed very proud of Memphis and gave us information about the current state of the downtown area and restoration projects. On the guides suggestion we also made time in a very tight schedule to walk to Mud Island to to their Mississippi River display. So glad we did that as well.
Great introduction to Memphis. Much better than a conventional bus tour. It was a highlight of our trip.
The tour guide, Katherine, was amazing. Knowledgable, fun, and a KILLER musician! Best way to see Memphis!
Fantastic--one of the best bus tours I have ever been on. Chinistra sp? our guide was really, really talented, and singing and playing along to blues and early rock classics was a blast. I don't usually write online reviews, but had to do so on this one!
If you like history and music, youll love this tour and appreciate the roots of the Memphis music scene. Driver and musician were excellent. I plan on doing this again on my next trip to Memphis.
This was very fun. Our singing/guitar-playing tour guide was very energetic and charismatic, and knew a lot! You learn a lot about Memphis music history and ride by sites related to Elvis and B.B. King and Jerry Lee Lewis among other historical sites, including the Lorraine hotel. Most of the time youre on the bus, though you do stop at the park where Elvis and others took the stage. I definitely recommend upgrading to the Sun Studios tour. That was an amazing tour with a different tour guide considering its basically just two rooms youre seeing but the guide made it a very entertaining and interactive experience.
Really great tour.
Jump onto a bus with several others and a storyteller / singer with his guitar. Get handed a tambourine, bongo or shaker.
Lets make music!!
The young singer was so enthusiastic about telling and singing the stories that have made rock and roll history.
Touring Memphis from site to site with a couple of short exit the bus stops all the time singing and tambourining.
We did the extension of Sun Studio. Just stay on the bus, Sun Studio tour then bus back to Beale Street.
The driver was a bit grumpy, but funny grumpy.
Lots of fun, our guide was very knowledgeable and upbeat. I would definately recommend.
What a blast. Really fun experience. Our guide was excellent and a fun and talented entertainer.
Highly recommend , great tour especially if you do the sun records extended tour
Excellent tour! Recommend for everyone. The history of music and the singing was inspirein. Thanks for such a great time!
Fun time with lots of good information. I'm a baby boomer who knew a lot of the history of Memphis and the music industry there so I loved the details and background information given. My grandkids, 10 and 14, loved the singing, shaking and entertaining delivery. My 8 year old wasn't so entertained.
Great tour. Informative and entertaining. The guide provided information and music, all good.
This tour is a MUST, especially for music lovers. I learned so much about the music history of Memphis and had a great time. Nancy Apple was a great tour guide. She is like a walking encyclopedia of Memphis history. It was so fun learning all about Memphis with great music in between information. Be sure to tour Sun Studios as well, it's an optional add on that was really amazing to see. I loved this tour and would even do it again if I visit Memphis again in the future.
This tour is NOT your ordinary bus tour with a guide who is weary of his speech and his job. The mojo guide sings and plays a guitar skillfully. He is a consummate storyteller and quick to improvise when appropriate. We are older than dirt, but even when the guide told stories we knew, they seemed fresh again. We followed this tour with a visit to the Rock and Soul Museum, and it was a perfect pairing. The Museum experience built on themes already set by the bus tour. We would give it six stars if we could.
This trip could not have been better. The guide in the bus played all the most appropriate tunes, he was funny and entertaining. We felt we saw most of the relevant things.
One small criticism, we didn t stop at Stax studios,
When we signed in the girl had all of our information right there. It was very easy to sign in and she was very nice and she really was good at her job. The tour was great! The bus driver did a great job. When we were finiished he answered our questions about various topics. While on the tour, the young man who played guitar and told us about all of the history of Memphis was extremely enjoyable and informative. He was perfect for the job. He also answered a lot of questions. I would recommend this tour to everyone.
The tour of Sun Records was better than I expected it to be. The person that gave the tour was vibrant, knowledgeable, and fun. We were supposed to go on to other parts of the Memphis tour but somehow wires got crossed - The tour company refunded us our entire fee and gave us direction to a wonderful restaurant where we wrapped up our day. Loved the part of the tour that we experienced and very happy with the way the company respolved the mix-up.