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  • Address: 203 Beale Street, Memphis 38103-3727, USA
  • Admission: Free

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Beale Street Historic District

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.

Practical Info

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!

Tours & Tickets

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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission, Memphis, null
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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission

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Explore the birth of rock and soul music at the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum where extensive exhibits detail the musical pioneers who put Memphis on the map. ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: Flexible

From USD $11.00
Memphis City Tour with Optional Graceland Admission, Memphis, Museum Tickets & Passes
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Memphis City Tour with Optional Graceland Admission

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See top Memphis attractions on this narrated sightseeing tour that takes you along the Mississippi River. Pass Victorian homes, historical statues and cultural ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $24.00
Memphis Mojo Music Bus Tour, Memphis, City Packages
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Memphis Mojo Music Bus Tour

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The Home of the Blues comes alive aboard Memphis' only Music Bus! Real Memphis musicians will show you the sights, make you laugh, and perform the music that ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: 1.5 or 3 hours

From USD $30.59
Memphis Coach Tour including Rock and Soul Museum, Memphis, Literary, Art & Music Tours
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Memphis Coach Tour including Rock and Soul Museum

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Explore downtown Memphis on a guided tour with fascinating commentary from a local guide. The city’s history comes to life as you learn about sights such ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.33
City of Memphis Tour, Memphis, Walking Tours
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City of Memphis Tour

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Our professional, humorous guide will help you discover Memphis. Explore what Memphis has to offer the world with us. Discover our Musical and ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $24.00
Private Tour of Elvis Presley's Memphis, Memphis, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Private Tour of Elvis Presley's Memphis

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Explore Memphis from Elvis' eyes on this private themed city tour in a 1955 Chevy Bel Air or 1959 Ford Fairlane. Cruise along the Memphis streets and see the ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $136.56
Historic Memphis Walking Tour, Memphis, Cultural Tours
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Historic Memphis Walking Tour

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On this walking tour of Memphis, admire architectural landmarks such as Court Square Fountain, the Lincoln American Tower and Calvary Episcopal Church while ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $15.00
Memphis 101 City Tour, Memphis, Walking Tours
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Memphis 101 City Tour

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The city of Memphis has a story with disaster and triumph.  Memphis 101 is a one hour tour and a great way to learn about how Memphis evolved since the early ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $81.94
Party Bike Pub Crawl in Downtown Memphis, Memphis, City Tours
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Party Bike Pub Crawl in Downtown Memphis

Cruise the streets of downtown Memphis on a party bike on this 2-hour pub crawl. Pedal from Beale Street to Main Street on your own mobile bar and stop at ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.00
Downtown Memphis Food Tour, Memphis, Bar, Club & Pub Tours
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Downtown Memphis Food Tour

Savor tastings at five popular eateries, interact with chefs and managers and sample a range of local flavors with this 2.5-hour guided tour. Between bites, ...  Read more

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $55.00

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