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Memphis Mojo Bus Tour

Memphis Mojo Bus Tour
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Tour snapshot
Tour Memphis with a local musician to learn about the city’s musical past
Duration:
90–180 minutes
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
36
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Gain a better understanding for the music culture of Memphis on this unique bus tour led by local musicians. Leave the driving to someone else as you enjoy live music—you might even be asked to shake a tambourine—and learn behind the-scenes stories about legends such as Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Plus, you can upgrade to include a tour of Sun Studio on the same day.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 90-180 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Hear behind-the-scenes stories about famous musicians from Memphis
  • Upgrade to add a guided tour of Sun Studio, where Johnny Cash’s career began
  • Choose from multiple tour times to best fit your schedule
What to expect
This music tour of Memphis meets on the famous Beale Street. Board your bus, and get ready for a great adventure through the music history of the city. Your guide—a local musician—plays and sings songs associated with area, and might even ask you to help out with an easy-to-play instrument. Hear interesting facts about the city’s music history as you ride. Pass by the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, the Lorraine Motel (the location of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination and the current home of the National Civil Rights Museum), and the early homes of music legends such as Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. If you’ve chosen to upgrade to add the guided tour of Sun Studio, you'll see where B.B. King, Roy Orbison, and Jerry Lee Lewis launched their careers. Once your tour is over, get dropped back off on Beale Street.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 90-180 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Hear behind-the-scenes stories about famous musicians from Memphis
  • Upgrade to add a guided tour of Sun Studio, where Johnny Cash’s career began
  • Choose from multiple tour times to best fit your schedule
What to expect
This music tour of Memphis meets on the famous Beale Street. Board your bus, and get ready for a great adventure through the music history of the city. Your guide—a local musician—plays and sings songs associated with area, and might even ask you to help out with an easy-to-play instrument. Hear interesting facts about the city’s music history as you ride. Pass by the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, the Lorraine Motel (the location of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination and the current home of the National Civil Rights Museum), and the early homes of music legends such as Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. If you’ve chosen to upgrade to add the guided tour of Sun Studio, you'll see where B.B. King, Roy Orbison, and Jerry Lee Lewis launched their careers. Once your tour is over, get dropped back off on Beale Street.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3111MOJO
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guided sightseeing tour
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Admission to Sun Studio (if option not selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
90–180 minutes
Departure details
  • Alfred's On Beale, 197 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA 197 Beale St.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not 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.
  • 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.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travellers
Inclusions
  • Guided sightseeing tour
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Admission to Sun Studio (if option not selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Alfred's On Beale, 197 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA 197 Beale St.
Duration
90–180 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not 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.
  • 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.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 28 Jul. 2021
A note from Memphis Mojo Bus Tour
Guests are asked to please wear face masks on board our buses.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Alfred's On Beale
    197 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
    197 Beale St.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Beale Street
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Handy Park
    The Peabody Ducks
    The Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange
    Lauderdale Courts
    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    Sun Studio
    Sam Phillips Recording Studio
  • 2
    Overton Park
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Lafayette's Music Room
    Stax Museum of American Soul Music
    National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Jessica B
4 contributions
Our tour leader was Drew at Sun Studios. We also took the MOJO bus tour before we went on, and it was fabulous. Sun Studios, though, for any Elvis fan, is really so magical. It is where it all began.. and the passion of the people who work there, like Drew, make it all that more special. I cannot express enough, how moving it was to be in that studio, how emotional, and how powerful. More so, even though Graceland, which I also really loved, but it wasnt the same to me anyway, as Sun Studios. My husband and I just loved it, the absolute highlight of our visit, but honestly, we truly loved all of Memphis. And we are lol, NORTHERN yankees, but we were treated with such southern hospitality, and love.. I just highly highly recommend visiting this city, doing this TOUR, walking down Beale, visiting the Civil Rights Museum, etc, etc. It is a city whose voices should be listened to, just wonderful on every level. Bravo, Memphis. We will return.
Written 18 March 2022
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martha r
1 contribution
Awesome storytelling and music from Nancy. Totally made the trip hearing all her first hand stories.
Added on Sun Studio- bus brings you there and then their tour guide takes you through. Well worth extra money to do this.
Had a great time.
Written 10 August 2022
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Maggie S
1 contribution
Couples
Had a great tour. Apologies I can’t remember names but the driver was great and the singer/tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Saw parts of Memphis we would otherwise have missed. Took the extra tour of Sun Studios and again our tour guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic
Written 14 May 2022
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Rebecca B
1 contribution
Couples
David Ray was a great storyteller and musician/song leader. He kept us happy even when we went through some less scenic areas. And it hit all the high spots (except Graceland), including the Stax Museum, Sun Studios, Beale Street, and even the hotel where MLK was shot (heartrending) which had its own musical history. We plan to make separate visits on our own of many of the areas we saw. Also, Princess was a phenomenal bus driver who deserves kudos (and a pay raise and tips) for making sure no one got sick on some of the winding roads and over railroad tracks, etc. We will do other tours!
Written 1 June 2022
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Travellin' Sue
5 contributions
Solo
I went on the extended Mojo Bus tour that included Sun Studio. The studio was the best part of it. I recommend you skip the bus and go just to the studio. While our tour guide on the bus was very enthusiastic and sang pretty well, I got bored after the first 30 minutes. Not much historical information, mostly anecdotes about Elvis, and one pointless stop by a statue of Johnny Cash where we were encouraged to buy ice cream. I did enjoy the information about other musicians, such as Otis Redding, and with the title "mojo" had expected to hear about a lot of blues and soul singers. Didn't happen on the bus.
Written 27 June 2021
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Rebecca S
9 contributions
We had such a good time, Cecil was such a great storyteller and an amazing musician. He definitely makes the tour from the time he welcomes each person onto the bus until we depart. He is full of knowledge, talent and personality that leaves you smiling for the rest of the day.
Written 5 June 2021
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Alex
5 contributions
Our tour was really good. We weren't sure what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised. The guide (sorry don't remember his name) gave us a tour of the city, through music and his guitar. It was lovely to see the city highlights and hear the music played live which related to the places. Very informative, great entertainment and followed up we also did the sun studio tour. Amazing to be where so many music legends recorded.
Written 29 June 2022
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Delaware Mermaid
Long Neck, DE1 contribution
This is unlike any of your usual tours. The tour guide not only provides a very entertaining history lesson, she accompanies the talk with music, and by that I mean she sings (great voice) and plays a song appropriate to the site. She was a lot of fun and we enjoyed every minute of the tour. A must do tour if this is your first trip to Memphis.
Written 7 November 2021
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Richard S
Abilene, TX592 contributions
Backbeat Tours is a well organized tour company. Our tour departed from Beale St and was a short walk from the Peabody Hotel. The tour limits the size of the group and provides social distancing on the bus. The guide was a singer and provided excellent facts and stories using the spoken word and singing. The tour provides you a good overview of how music was born. The tour also provides a good overview of how Memphis developed into the city of today.
Written 3 November 2020
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Backbeat_Tours
Wow! Thanks so much for such a nice review. We are glad that our team was able to provide the best possible experience for you on your tour. We certainly hope to see you again in the future, maybe on one of our other tours!
Written 4 November 2020
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Alison C
3 contributions
Family
I took this same tour on an immersion trip in college 15 years ago and now had the pleasure of coming back with my musician and artist husband, mom (who was nice enough to pay for my previous trip :)), and my 10 year old son who has recently discovered how much he loves Elvis! The bus tour is a great way to satisfy such a diverse family trip. The guitar playing and singing tour guides make the longer distances between sights super fun and engaging like a good ole family road-trip singalong (great for kids); the comfortable seats and air conditioning were great for my mom recovering from a recent knee surgery and otherwise might have stayed back at the hotel; and the history the tour guides share is fascinating for anyone who loves Americana, music, or simply people’s stories. We live in a fascinating country and you unknowingly walk and drive right past it every day. Having a guide who can draw your interest to a seemingly unimportant building facade covering a key piece of history makes you grateful for their work keeping these things alive and passing the stories on to kids like my son. It took me 15 years to come back; here’s hoping I’ll do it again in another 15 years! Thanks, Backbeat!
Written 17 June 2021
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Backbeat_Tours
This is so great to hear. We are thrilled that you came back to visit us after 15 years and brought your whole family--3 generations, how cool! Thanks so much for this awesome review, we will certainly pass the compliments on to your guide. We definitely hope it doesn't take 15 years, but we would love to have you back again!
Written 18 June 2021
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