All music lovers as well as those just looking for a fun night out on the town will not want to pass up an opportunity to visit Beale Street. This 1.8 mi (2.9 km) stretch of restaurants, bars, and clubs is more than just a place to get a bite to eat. It is now considered "The Official Home of the Blues."
From 1920 to 1940, artists descended on Beale Street and began to collaborate with one another, creating a new music style that blended smooth jazz with hard charging rock 'n' roll. This blend eventually gave birth to the blues, a new and distinctly American genre of music that gradually made its way into the American pop culture mainstream.
A visit to Beale Street today allows you to check out the blues clubs that served as the launching sites for some of the most famous American blues musicians of all time.
This tour was a lot of fun. Our tour guide, Brad, was very knowledgeable and could play a mean guitar. Everyone on the bus was singing and shaking those eggs. This is a great way to see the sights of Memphis
an excellent experience not to be missed only gave it 5 stars cause there wasn,t more to give ...........
Enjoyed very much and learned a lot about life in memphis as the music was born. The trip to sun studio was special. Recommended
Beale Street is located in the southern part of Memphis, and is easy to access from any location in Memphis.
The state of Tennessee gave Beale Street an exemption allowing clubs to stay open until 5 am, so be prepared to party well into the morning!