RCA Studio B Tours
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The historic RCA Studio B is where Nashville’s legendary music scene began. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this Tennessee studio is credited as being the epicenter of Music City and the place where the Nashville Sound originated. RCA Studio B has recorded more than 35,000 songs—many of them platinum hits.
At RCA Studio B, you can wander the halls where Dolly Parton and the Everly Brothers once recorded, and even sit at the piano Elvis Presley played. This recording studio, an irreplaceable part of music history, is now part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and its interior in decorated in 1970s-era style, as it was in its heyday as the “Temple of Sound.”
Guided studio tours depart every day from the Country Music Hall of Fame and are available in conjunction with Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum admission. You can also see RCA Studio B as one of the attractions included in the Nashville Music Attraction Discount Pass, which also includes admission to other Music City highlights such as the Ryman Auditorium, the Grand Ole Opry, and the Johnny Cash Museum.
Things to Know Before You Go
- RCA Studio B is a must-see for music lovers visiting Nashville.
- Die-hard music fans with kids may want to go this one alone, as there isn’t much to keep small tots occupied.
- All studio tours depart from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, with transportation included from that location.
- RCA Studio B is accessible to wheelchair users; there are ramps and accessible bathrooms on-site.
How to Get There
RCA Studio B is located in downtown Nashville’s Music Row. The studio is easily accessed from downtown Nashville on foot, by car, or via bus #8 (get off at the 8th Avenue South and South Street stop).
When to Get There
Guided tours depart the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hourly between 10:30am and 2:30pm every day except for New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
The Nashville Sound
RCA Studio B is credited with reviving the popularity of country music in the 1960s, introducing what became known as the Nashville Sound. This style of music was more sophisticated than other country styles, and incorporated string instruments and background vocals. Music fans consider a visit to the studio, which made Nashville into an international recording center, a must-do when visiting Music City.
Address: 1611 Roy Acuff Pl, Nashville, TN, USA
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Nashville
Time well spent
, Mar 2020
Very informative. Lots of music history. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made all the difference.
Studio B Tour
, Feb 2020
Ron, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and could tell he enjoyed doing these tours. It was great to be where a lot of history was made.
Skip the studio tour
, Feb 2020
The museum was worthwhile, but skip the studio tour. Not much to see there and the Sun Studio in Memphis is much better for memorabilia and stories.
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Step into Nashville’s musical history on a guided tour of RCA Studio B that includes admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Visit a recording studio that helped to shape the 'Nashville Sound,' then explore country music heritage with interactive exhibits and recordings. Multiple departure times are available for this tour of RCA Studio B and the Country Music Hall of Fame, in the historic heart of Nashville.
Visit three top attractions in Nashville with the convenience of a combination ticket that is good for admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame, RCA Studio B, and the Hatch Show Print tour. See the glittering exhibits of the Country Music Hall of Fame on a self-guided tour, then take guided tours at both RCA Studio B (where Elvis recorded) and the Hatch Show Print shop.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Should I book RCA Studio B tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since RCA Studio B can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 0 RCA Studio B tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit RCA Studio B 2020?
Currently, an entrance ticket to RCA Studio B costs USD 45.95. Guided RCA Studio B tours start around USD 45.95 per person. See all 0 RCA Studio B tickets and tours on Viator.
What's the best way to experience RCA Studio B?
The best ways to experience RCA Studio B are:
- RCA Studio B Tour & Country Music Hall of Fame Combo
- Nashville Combo: Country Music Hall of Fame, RCA Studio B, Hatch Show Print
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