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Sun Studio

706 Union Ave, Free Parking lot in the rear of the building, Memphis, TN 38103-3218
+1 901-521-0664
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Sun Studio - The place where an 18 year old Elvis Presley recorded his first song. It’s well-known in the music industry as "The Birthplace of Rock 'N' Roll" and the most famous recording studio in the world. Opened by rock pioneer Sam Phillips in 1950, this national Historic Landmark is where superstar musicians like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and countless others started their recording careers. Today, Sun Studio still serves as a recording studio in the evenings while hosting public tours during the daytime hours.
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  • Average3%
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706 Union Ave, Free Parking lot in the rear of the building, Memphis, TN 38103-3218
+1 901-521-0664
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Reviewed May 11, 2016

We had a great guide. It is really just two rooms. A room with lots of memorabilia and the sound studio. Parking is scarce. If you are a true music buff you will enjoy Sun Studio.

Thank DKNJ3132
Reviewed May 11, 2016

Brilliant visit to Sun Studios on Union Ave. Excellent tour, well run, very informative and entertaining , our guide was brilliant, involved us all and showed real enthusiasm as to the history surrounding this iconic studio.

1  Thank Jim M
Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

The knowledge given to us on this tour took us back many years, absolutely wonderful, our guide was so enthusiastic and knowledgable that we had a tour to remember for the rest of our days. My wife played on the same piano as Elvis and...More

Thank David R
Reviewed May 11, 2016

We had no idea where we were Memphis. We saw Sun Records and we were so glad we did! This was interesting and the staff made it fun. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. He made time for questions and gave great answers.

1  Thank mjhinkins
Reviewed May 11, 2016

Very interesting! Love the gift shop! Worth the visit and makes a nice day trip. This is downtown on Union Ave. Be aware of your surroundings, lock cars, and going during at lunch time will also bring some great eating options that Memphis has to...More

1  Thank Nancy W
Reviewed May 11, 2016

Interesting tour by a very enthusiastic guide and a atmospheric place to see. Surreal to stand in a place where stars past and present have recorded their songs

1  Thank veryannoyed1
Reviewed May 11, 2016

As so many reviewers have stated, Sun Studio is really, really small; basically two rooms are visited so it was really miserable that they put 30+ people on our 10:30am tour; it was way too many!!! The explanation by “Cat” was great, but you couldn’t...More

1  Thank AnnArborMHT
Reviewed May 10, 2016

Nicolas our guide was a great one, he did a great job telling all about the studio and its history. Telling about the start of Elvis' career and so much more.

1  Thank maryde17
Reviewed May 10, 2016

it is on a busy junction but parking available. great photo opportunities. iconic place where some of the greatest artists have recorded

1  Thank damekaren
Reviewed May 10, 2016

We had a very informative tour guide, he was polite and had a lot of knowledge of the studio, spoke clearly for everyone to hear. Not sure what I was expecting, but found the room upstairs with all the memorabilia to be small and cramped...More

1  Thank 5fromNZ
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August 8, 2017|
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Response from Gasunflower | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The recording staff will be happy to get you started. TA will not allow web addresses, so just go to the Sun Studio web site. There you will see the names of the sessions producer, public relations manager, sound... More
Cindy M
July 15, 2017|
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Response from Sylvia C | Reviewed this property |
The coffee shop is on the ground floor and the actual studio can be accessed thru a a door from the outside. The office and memorabilia are on an upper floor which probably is not wheelchair accessible.
June 29, 2017|
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Response from 4jeriv | Reviewed this property |
If they enjoy music and museums, yes. I think small children aren't allowed but don't know age limit. They would enjoy a milkshake in the lobby before the your or as incentive after!