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Memphis Mojo Bus Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours  (Approx.)
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Shake, rattle, and roll through Memphis on this guided musical bus tour. Local musicians lead the way on a fun-loving ride through the home of blues, complete with live music and tambourines, shakers, and bongos for all to enjoy. Visit historic Beale Street, one of the most iconic streets in America, plus Stax Studio, the Lorraine Motel, and more. Upgrade to include admission to Sun Studio, the most famous recording studio in the world.
  • Memphis music bus tour led by local musicians
  • See Beale Street, Peabody Hotel, Civil Rights Museum, Cotton Row, and early homes of Elvis, Johnny Cash, and B.B. King
  • Get in on the action—Join the Backbeat Rhythm Section featuring tambourines and bongos
  • Upgrade to include a guided tour of Sun Studios

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Learn about Memphis’ music culture during the only tour that’s led by real musicians.
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Guided sightseeing tour
Local taxes
Admission to Sun Studio (if option not selected)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

197 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA

197 Beale St.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This musical Memphis mojo bus tour begins on Beale Street, one of the most iconic streets in America. Climb aboard the nation’s only music bus and meet the guide, a professional Beale Street musician who will play and sing selections from the city's rich musical heritage, while entertaining with comedy, history and behind-the-scenes stories of favorite Memphis personalities. 

Along the way, see famous Beale Street, one of the most iconic streets in America. Also, drive by legendary Stax Studio, now the Stax Museum of American Soul Music; the Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King Jr. was assasinated, now part of the complex of the National Civil Rights Museum; plus historic Front Street/Cotton Row, the Peabody Memphis hotel, the 342-acre Overton Park, Central Gardens district, the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and the early homes of music legends Elvis Presley, BB King and Johnny Cash.

Upgrade to include admission to Sun Studio, the birthplace of rock and roll and the most famous recording studio in the world. Sun Studio is the very place where Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and countless other superstar musicians launched their illustrious careers.
Stop At:  
Beale Street
The tour starts and ends on Beale Street - the Home of the Blues - at Alfred's on Beale.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Handy Park
Explanation of how WC Handy became known as the "Father of the Blues."
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The Peabody Ducks
History of the South's grand hotel
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The Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange
History of the Cotton Exchange and historic Cotton Row
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Mississippi River
History and importance of the Mississippi River
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Lauderdale Courts
History of the Presley family's first real home in Memphis
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
History of Danny Thomas and St. Jude's
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Sun Studio
The birthplace of rock 'n' roll! (Optional admission.)
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Sam Phillips Recording Studio
History of Sam Phillips' second recording studio, the successor to "Sun Studio"
Stop At:  
Overton Park
Overton Park Shell and the story of Elvis' first concert
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Lafayette's Music Room
History of Overton Square and Lafayette's
Pass By:  
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Home of Stax Records and Southern soul - Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, the Staples Singers, Booker T & the MGs, and many, many others!
Pass By:  
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
Explanation of the 1968 Sanitation Strike and the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • The bus does not have a wheelchair lift, but if you have a collapsible wheelchair and have some mobility, we should have no problem accommodating you. Please contact us in advanced with any additional questions.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Within a few blocks there are four different parking garages, and several open-air parking lots. The closest garage to our location (just two blocks away) is at 149 Peabody Place between Second Street and BB King Blvd., next to the Hampton Inn. You can try your luck with on-street metered parking, too, on Second Street just south of Beale; on Beale between Front and Second; or along Peabody Place from Front to Fourth Street.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Backbeat Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Memphis Mojo Bus Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Memphis Mojo Bus Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Memphis Mojo Bus Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Memphis Mojo Bus Tour.
What is the maximum group size during Memphis Mojo Bus Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers.

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The experience was...
, Sep 2021
The experience was wonderful, entertaining, and very informative! Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!
Fun fun fun
, Sep 2021
We had so much fun and our guide was very knowledgeable on memphis history. Her name was Indiana who sang with a voice of an angel. I would suggest this trip to anyone visiting memphis.
Memphis Music history
, Sep 2021
A lot of background information on music in Memphis. Learned more about all the musicians who got their start here.
Indiana was beautiful
, Sep 2021
I love Indiana she was awesome and has a great voice and very well educated I must sign her up with a record contract,but me and my mom loved it a must for everyone
Fun and educational
, Sep 2021
The story behind each song on the bus...the music and funny stories made all the difference. Several historical sites in a short time
History and music a great combination.
, Aug 2021
A great introduction to the City of Memphis and it's rich musical history. The guide was friendly and talented.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Bus tour
, Aug 2021
We loved the tour guide (Mr Yancey). He was very informative, talented and fun! We had taken a similar tour last trip but this was by far the best!
, Aug 2021
We learned a lot about the music history in Memphis. Our guide was knowledgeable and fun. We also saw the civil rights museum and the assassination spot of Dr. King. We did the Sun Studio add on which was a cool way to round off the tour.
Awesome tour
, Aug 2021
Very personal tour guide and it was great to see and hear about the history of Memphis!! First time in Memphis—this gives a lot of information to make the rest of your trip enjoyable!!
It's ok
, Aug 2021
Music was good but didn't spend much time at each location. Driver was nice buss was hot and way over crowded

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