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Sun Studio

706 Union Ave, Free Parking lot in the rear of the building, Memphis, TN 38103
+1 901-521-0664
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Sun Studio - The place where an 18 year old Elvis Presley recorded his first song. It’s well-known in the music industry as "The Birthplace of Rock 'N' Roll" and the most famous recording studio in the world. Opened by rock pioneer Sam Phillips in 1950, this national Historic Landmark is where superstar musicians like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and countless others started their recording careers. Today, Sun Studio still serves as a recording studio in the evenings while hosting public tours during the daytime hours.
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706 Union Ave, Free Parking lot in the rear of the building, Memphis, TN 38103
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A must visit if coming to Memphis for an Elvis experience. But also includes a lot of other artists who shaped the music scene

Thank trustytraveler151
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Close friends, who knew we were coming thru Memphis on our way back from vacation highly recommended our visit. We will be sure to thank them. What an awesome experience it was primarily due to the immersion experience that our terrific guide, Lahna, provided. Sun...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I really did not know what to expect from this tour but it was a lot of fun and I learned a lot about the history of Elvis Presley and other Sun Studio stars. Well worth the money.

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 2 days ago

I didn't realize the studio was so small. It's hard to imagine all of the great music that originated here. Our guide was amazing. He made his talk informative as well as entertaining. A must see if you love music.

Thank Carole F
Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun. Learned how a lot of singers got there start. Was really neat to know that after all these years they are still using the studio to record music.

Thank l0iswilliams
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I wasn't looking forward to this tour. My wife and her friend dragged me there and after seeing all the people that were going to be on our tour time was even worse. But by the time the tour was over I was thoroughly impressed....More

Thank memaw925
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is a great tour full of history. The guides were enthusiastic and very nice. It's a must do for music lovers.

Thank Will P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great little tour. To be in the studio where Elvis, Bono and others recorded is well worth the time.

Thank peggyk509
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not as good as the tour of Sun Studios in Nashville. A lot of memorabilia to see. You could pose with the microphone that many entertainers sang into. This is where Elvis cut his first record.

Thank Christine F
Reviewed 5 days ago

The visit to Sun Studio is a must for music lovers. The 20 minute tour is exciting and educational, especially for those that are interested in Elvis or Johnny Cash. Learn about how Sun changed music - from Country, Soul to Rock and Roll! I...More

Thank Rachel S
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1 September 2017|
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Response from amazinggrace1969 | Reviewed this property |
I'm thinking the reasoning behind no children under 5 could be for several reasons. Sun Studios is extremely small. When we went it was very hard to move around in there. We had to wait for our tour to begin for a few... More
9 August 2017|
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Response from Jim P | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, making a recording wasn't an option on the tour. You would probably have to reserve the studio at a different time of the day because it is still used by artists to record.
Cindy M
15 July 2017|
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Response from Sylvia C | Reviewed this property |
The coffee shop is on the ground floor and the actual studio can be accessed thru a a door from the outside. The office and memorabilia are on an upper floor which probably is not wheelchair accessible.