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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 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go to just one of the music "museum" attractions in downtown Memphis, make it Sun Studio, a living homage to this city's amazing place in American music history. The tour we had from Lahna was super - she was informed, funny, engaging and...More

Thank bethdaddono
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this visit!!!! It probably was enhanced by the fact that we had been watching the canceled, TV series about Sun Studio. So we were pleasantly surprised to see that the actual studio looks like the one in the series. It's a tour...More

Thank 317sbuck
Reviewed 1 week ago

They really make you feel the Rock'N'Roll of the period. Lots of information. You even get to sing an Elvis song!

Thank francoisepr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 20-minute tour will provide individuals with a perfect summary of the birthplace of rock and roll and it's most important contributors to 20th century music in the world. No one can deny that Rocket 88 by Ike Turner is truly the first rock and...More

Thank Charley B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was very informative and I loved learning about the actual business and how it started, it focused on many talented musicians and our tour guide was very well informed and very funny! Would definitely recommend and not too pricey either

Thank Rybix
Reviewed 1 week ago

The studio is small. The stairway is cramped. But... to see where someone had the vision to record Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash - to name a few..well - that's alright Mama. It is amazing that in such a small place...More

Thank Begonia3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am in a wheelchair so 1/2 of the tour I could not do. Stairs....I enjoyed seeing the office and studio. Nick was super nice. Music history extraordinair.

Thank acuisinelady
Reviewed 1 week ago

An enthusiastic young lady took us around the establishment. She was very informative and full of fun. We entered by way of the shop and coffee bar. It was not just about Elvis,but several others and the history of Sun studios. It was smaller than...More

Thank Lindagreenacre
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour meets upstairs in a room with some cool memorabilia where the guide tells some great stories and plays some music. Then you go downstairs to the recording studio which is great to see. I agree with some of the previous reviews that I...More

Thank Millin1
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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.