Sun Studio Guided Tour
Sun Studio Guided Tour
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Sun Studio Guided Tour
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Sun Studio Guided Tour

706 Union Ave , at Marshall Street Memphis, TN 38103 | 1-800-987-9852  
Sun Studio Guided Tour

Stand amidst the legacy of greatness when you visit Sun Studio, the location where rock 'n' roll was born when artists like Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and others began their careers.

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Detail Guided Tour Takes Approximately 45 Minutes
Detail Shuttle to/from Graceland & the Rock 'N' Soul Museum and Parking Included in Price
Detail Restaurant and Gift Shop On-site
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Upcoming Schedule:
Date Day Hours of Operation
Feb 11 Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Feb 12 Friday
10:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Feb 13 Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Feb 14 Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Feb 15 Monday
10:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Feb 16 Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Feb 17 Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:15 PM
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Description
When Sam Phillips opened the Sun Recording Studio in 1950, he probably never guessed that his business venture would produce a worldwide impact. He could not have known that his recording studio would be the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll, as cutting edge musicians of the 1950s fused Blues and Country to create a unique and revolutionary new sound. Located in downtown Memphis, Sun Studio is the only recording studio to be named a National Historic Landmark. Visitors can tour the facility, hear stories about different artists, and admire showcases of rare memorabilia and original historic recording cuts.

On display is Elvis Presley's microphone used in 1954 when he recorded his first song, 'That's All Right.' Now, Sun Studio features studio artifacts never seen before as well as pieces on loan from the Presley Estate, Graceland. After a tour of the studio, visitors may enjoy refreshments or pick up a souvenir in the ‘50s-style Sun Studio Soda Shop and Record Store. Sun Studio's important musical heritage and collection of one-of-a-kind memorabilia makes it an unforgettable stop for visitors to Memphis.

More About the Artists Who Have Recorded at Sun Studio

In addition to Elvis Presley, other famous musicians got their start at Sun Studio, including Johnny Cash, BB King, Roy Orbison, Carl Lee Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis. The special historic significance of Sun Studio among modern rock ‘n' rollers is evident as today's musicians still come to this world famous site to make recordings. Such musical artists as Ringo Starr, Def Leppard, Tom Petty, Bonnie Raitt, U2 and Matchbox 20 have all recorded songs here.

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This tour was fun, lots of music clips,
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Wonderful tour guide, again just a large tour group....Guess to be expected! :)
-- Janell Hamilton - Emporia, KS
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