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Memphis Mojo Bus Tour
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icon1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


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
Alfred's On Beale , 197 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA

197 Beale St.

This activity will end right where it started.
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!
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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
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Backbeat Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Don't miss this tour, it is well worth the time and money!" See review
  • "Check in was easy and we loved the entire experience!" See review
  • "I highly recommend this tour if you enjoy music and it’s history." See review


562 Reviews

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Fantastic Tour!
, May 2022
Wonderful entertainment and informative leader of our tour. We highly recommend this as your indoctrination to Memphis.
Fun tour!
, May 2022
Our tour guide Cecil was wonderful. He was not only knowledgable but also a seasoned musician. He exuded pure joy while singing and talking to us. Highly recommended!
MOJO bus tour
, May 2022
Davies Performance and knowledge of memphis was top tier. My friends and I really enjoyed this tour. It was the icing on the cake to us visiting for the beale st music festival. This is definitely an opportunity you don't wanna miss.
Good tour…
, May 2022
Learned a lot about Memphis history… enjoyed the songs performed by our tour guide… bus driver was awesome. Hour and a half flew by. Memphis is huge and possesses lots of different neighborhoods…interesting to see all the nuances.
Don’t miss this tour!
, May 2022
Cecil our tour guide! Knowledgeable, entertaining. Loved the singing and learning Memphis history!!!
Love the Mojo tour
, May 2022
Our tour guide provided many personal stories and punctuated them by performing songs from the artists. It was both informative on some of Memphis-made celebrities and entertaining.
Great tour with signing
, May 2022
Singing, information, and tour of different localities of a regular city tour! Cecil, our guide, was very entertaining and interesting!
Tour cancelled at time of departure
, May 2022
Your survey does not allow a N/A not applicable option so it looks like I am giving mojo tour a bad rating. See The tour was cancelled while we were waiting to get on bus. The muscian did do show and we were offered another day or money back. So I do not know if tour would have been good or not but it was bad that we had our day planned around that. It was our 13th anniversary and mothers day. Guess 13 wasnt lucky for us. I think they should have done more than just a refund.......
I had a great time....
, May 2022
I had a great time. Everyone was so nice. I love music, so it was very educational and entertaining. Both tourists did a great job.
Such a fun way to see the...
, May 2022
Such a fun way to see the sights and learn the history. We loved our tour guide. Funny, interactive.

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