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  • Address: 706 Union Avenue, Memphis 38103-3218, USA
  • Hours: Tours daily from 10am - 6pm
  • Admission: Adults: US$12, Children (5-11yrs): Free. Kids under 5 years old prohibited

Known as "The Birthplace of Rock and Roll," this former studio is Memphis's own Mecca of music. Opened in 1950, the studio was the recording site of what is supposedly the first rock and roll single - Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats' Rocket 88. From there, Sun Studio took off, signing iconic rock and country artists such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis to its label and continuing to serve as the recording site for these superstars. 

Today, take a tour of the famous studio's headquarters and see the place where legendary performers laid down their first hit singles. Among the artifacts on display includes the microphone Elvis Presley used in 1954 when he recorded his first song, "That's All Right." After a tour of the studio, enjoy refreshments or pick up a souvenir in the ‘50s-style Sun Studio Soda Shop and Record Store. Sun Studio's musical heritage and collection of one-of-a-kind memorabilia make for an unforgettable stop while you're in Memphis.

Practical Info

Located right in downtown Memphis, Sun Studio is easily accessible from any location. There is also a free shuttle that runs between Sun Studio and Graceland, as well as the The Rock 'n' Soul Museum, allowing you to easily visit some of Memphis's key music sites in a day.

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Sun Studio Guided Tour, Memphis, null
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Sun Studio Guided Tour

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Take a guided tour of Sun Studios in Memphis - the birthplace of Rock N' Roll. All the big names recorded here, including Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash ...  Read more

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

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Memphis Music Attraction Discount Pass

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Memphis Mojo Music Bus Tour

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Memphis City Tour with Optional Graceland Admission

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Location: Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis Day Trip with VIP Access to Graceland from Nashville, Nashville, City Packages
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Memphis Day Trip with VIP Access to Graceland from Nashville

This day trip from Nashville to Memphis lets you to experience the character of Graceland, home to the legendary Elvis Presley. See the mighty Mississippi ...  Read more

Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

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City of Memphis Tour, Memphis, Viator VIP Tours
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Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour of Elvis Presley's Memphis, Memphis, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Explore Memphis from Elvis' eyes on this private themed city tour in a 1955 Chevy Bel Air, 1955 Belvedere or 1959 Ford Skyliner.  Cruise along the Memphis ...  Read more

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Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

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