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Sun Studio

Sun Studio

Tours daily from 10am - 6pm
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, 38103-3218

The Basics

Die-hard music lover or not, it’s fascinating to take a guided tour of the famous recording studio’s headquarters and see where legendary performers like B.B. King and Roy Orbison laid down their first hit singles. Sun Studio is especially famous for the Million-Dollar Quartet recording, performed by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. Tour the studios with an advance-purchase ticket, during an excursion with transportation included, or in conjunction with other Memphis music-themed sights on a city sightseeing tour.

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Memphis City Tour with Optional Riverboat Cruise & Sun Studio Add-On Options
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Memphis City Tour with Optional Riverboat Cruise & Sun Studio Add-On Options
$38.00 per adult
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Our tour guide was outstanding. He was engaging, funny, and very knowledgeable about the Memphis heritage.
David_M, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Memphis

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Highly recommend bus trip to Memphis!
Michelle_H, May 2022
Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Graceland VIP Tour and Sun Studio Admission
Great bus trip. Graceland and Sun Studio were well worth the visit, and I highly recommend. The stop on Beale Street in Memphis wasn't so great. It was extremely busy and all the bbq restaurants had lines. The street looks run down and, although we didn't have any issues, safety was a concern.
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Fun Day Trip
Catherine_G, Aug 2022
Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Graceland VIP Tour and Sun Studio Admission
To be honest, Sun Studios was enjoyable because of the tales of different artists. Of course, Graceland was awesome because it was Elis’s home we heard about throughout our lives. Beale Street was fun…good barbecue, music, friendliness, and alive!
star-5
Sun Studios was the BEST!
Mary_C, Aug 2022
Memphis City Tour with Sun Studio Admission
The gentleman who told us all about Sun studios, the floor, the piano, the microphone, the announcers booth! It was the best trip!
star-5
Uber from Sun Studio
Teresa_L, Jul 2022
Beale Street Private Tour with entrance to Sun Studio
The tour guide was great ! The only complaint I have is being dropped off at Sun studio and no way to where we parked . The company needs to let customers know they need to provide transportation back to where you parked . We waited for a bus to show up and had to Uber to the Hard Rock . This tour cost to much money to not provide a detailed explanation of how you gonna get back .
star-5
A fantastic way to spend the day!
Lynda_P, Jul 2022
Memphis City Tour with Optional Riverboat Cruise & Sun Studio Add-On Options
Michelle was a fantastic tour guide. Very passionate and a great sense of humour. Sun Studios was great and the river boat trip interesting.
star-5
Great experience
Amy_K, Aug 2022
Memphis City Tour with Optional Riverboat Cruise & Sun Studio Add-On Options
Had a great time! First visit to Memphis. Our tour guide Sam, was fantastic, polite, knowledgeable and funny. Would definitely recommend this tour! Bus was clean and comfortable. Easy and convenient pick up and drop off at the visitor center.
star-5
Fabulous
Steve_S, Aug 2022
Memphis City Tour with Optional Riverboat Cruise & Sun Studio Add-On Options
Our bus driver/tour guide was very knowledgeable and so nice. We learned a lot. This tour is a must if you want to learn about Memphis.
star-5
The Broadway's Visit to Memphis
Dreanne_B, Jul 2022
Memphis City Tour with Sun Studio Admission
Our driver, Sam, was great. He was very knowledgeable, fun and helpful. He made our visit to Memphis special and memorable.
star-5
Excellent experience - Graceland & Sun Studios
Tracey_K, Jul 2022
Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Graceland VIP Tour and Sun Studio Admission
Graceland & Sun Studios were both fantastic. Excellent tour overall. Good transportation, timely, well run.
star-5
Felt Like I was Going Back In Time
Beth_T, Jul 2022
Beale Street Private Tour with entrance to Sun Studio
Brandon did a great job. He was very knowledgable about the area, focused on the things we were most interested in, and made sure we were enjoying our tour.
star-5
Memorable Memphis City tour
Margaret_O, Jul 2022
Memphis City Tour with Sun Studio Admission
What a great way to see the city of Memphis. One of the highlights was learning about Saint Judes research hospital and the corporations that support it. The final stop on the tour was also a highlight. Sun Studios where many famous musicians recorded their music. Our guide, Mike, was fantastic. It was epic to stand in the very place where Elvis Presley recorded music. I highly recommend the tour.
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Memphis
Lourdes_R, Jun 2022
Memphis City Tour with Sun Studio Admission
Sun studios was very interesting. The guise was knowledgeable . The temperature in the bus was very cold.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Music fans and those interested in Memphis music history won't want to miss Sun Studio.

  • Plan to spend one to two hours here for a tour and exhibition visit.

  • Check out the 1950s-style Sun Studio Soda Shop and Record Store for additional nostalgia or a souvenir.

  • Kids ages 5 to 11 years old can visit (with accompanying adult) free of charge; kids under 5 are not allowed.

  • Entrance for guests with limited mobility is free given that half of the tour is not wheelchair-accessible.

  • The site’s first-floor café and record stare are wheelchair-accessible.

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How to Get There

Located right in downtown Memphis, Sun Studio is easily accessible from anywhere in the city. There is a free shuttle that runs between Sun Studio and Graceland, as well as the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, allowing you to visit some of Memphis’s key music-themed sights with ease. Parking is free.

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When to Get There

Sun Studio is open daily from 10am to 6pm with guided tours offered every hour on the half hour. Crowds are lightest first thing in the morning.

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Music Sites of Memphis

Sun Studio has been called one of the most significant musical history sites in the country, along with nearby Graceland—the former home of Elvis Presley. The Elvis-themed tours of the city are a must for hard-core fans, but for those seeking a more general tour of Memphis music, don’t miss Beale Street, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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