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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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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 March 15, 2016

My wife (Anna), & myself had the fantastic opportunity to do the arranged guided tour of Sun Studio. Lots of memories in this place of music atrists' from days gone by. We also had the chance to stand in the area where Elvis Presley performed...More

Thank Lions367
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Hubby and I took the tour. It was fantastic. Lots of great information about the studio and the artists that came through the doors. Shout out to Lara - rocker from Canada - she was a wealth of information, a perfect host, and made it...More

Thank Kim29494
Reviewed March 15, 2016

This tour was very enlightening, fun, and reasonably priced. The tour guide was energetic and knowledgeable....A must see for any music fan of all ages. Don't miss this tour!

1  Thank searunners
Reviewed March 15, 2016

This was such an amazing place. Just walking in the door you can feel the history! Paying for the tour is a MUST. All of the backstory and walk through the magic of what happened. Buy a copy of the CD's too! Well worth a...More

1  Thank Michael W
Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

We have 3 small children, but being a music lover, I couldn't not stop in at Sun Studio while we were in Memphis. Right off the bat, free parking in the back was a plus. The exterior alone was just so cool, the Sun Studio...More

Thank Lindsay A
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Enthusiastic tour guide. Great original building and they still record there; really great to be in THAT ROOM where so many greats recorded.

Thank tashley05
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Tiny little place with a whole lot of history. Great quick tours with tons of information!! A really must see for music lovers!!

Thank Mary B
Reviewed March 14, 2016

very interesting to learn about the late great stars that started with Sun Studios. I loved seeing the old time microphones, recording area, and photos of past stars.

Thank azbill1
Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Jerry Lee Lewis, Johhny Cash, Carl Perkins and Elvis. You MUST add this onto your Memphis trip. Great tour guides, magnificent nostalgia. I can just envision this quartet jamming and having a great time in the studio way back when! Don't miss this tour, is...More

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed March 14, 2016

We heard they made great milkshakes, which was a draw. THEY STOPPED MAKING THEM!! But we stayed for the tour anyway. It was an interesting little place, our tour guide was entertaining and it was fun to learn the back story behind the Million Dollar...More

Thank darlene08
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August 31, 2017|
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Response from amazinggrace1969 | Reviewed this property |
I'm thinking the reasoning behind no children under 5 could be for several reasons. Sun Studios is extremely small. When we went it was very hard to move around in there. We had to wait for our tour to begin for a few... More
August 8, 2017|
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Response from Bobby31225 | Reviewed this property |
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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.