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Beale Street

Beale Street

Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee, 38103

The Basics

Music lovers—as well as those just looking for a fun night out in downtown Memphis—will not want to pass up an opportunity to visit the "Home of the Blues." Nearly every sightseeing tour in Memphis makes a stop on this iconic stretch of road, and those who really want to dig into the history can take a walking tour of the street to learn about its musical haunts and legendary performers. After a day spent exploring Memphis, Beale Street sets the scene for a lively, music-fueled night on the town to eat, drink, and dance in the footsteps of legendary greats such as BB King, Louis Armstrong, and WC Handy.

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Beale Street Guided Walking Tour
Beale Street Guided Walking Tour
$16.46 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Very informative
Our guide Shannon was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the history of the area. Highly recommend.
Debra_C, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Memphis

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Uber from Sun Studio
Teresa_L, Jul 2022
Beale Street Private Tour with entrance to Sun Studio
The tour guide was great ! The only complaint I have is being dropped off at Sun studio and no way to where we parked . The company needs to let customers know they need to provide transportation back to where you parked . We waited for a bus to show up and had to Uber to the Hard Rock . This tour cost to much money to not provide a detailed explanation of how you gonna get back .
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Felt Like I was Going Back In Time
Beth_T, Jul 2022
Beale Street Private Tour with entrance to Sun Studio
Brandon did a great job. He was very knowledgable about the area, focused on the things we were most interested in, and made sure we were enjoying our tour.
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The whole tour was very...
Sam_D, Jun 2022
Beale Street Guided Walking Tour
The whole tour was very informative and interesting. Charlie was an amazing tour guide. We were fortunate to have a private tour on a rainy afternoon.
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Connecting with the Real Beale St
JohnLeslie_M, May 2022
Beale Street Guided Walking Tour
Wow! Shannon is an excellent tour guide with depth of knowledge, storytelling skills and lots of energy. Thank you Shannon for a great experience. We learned a bunch and really enjoyed the walking tour experience.
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Worth it!
julie_m, Mar 2022
Beale Street Guided Walking Tour
Shannon our tour guide was really great. I have lived in the greater Memphis area for 10 years and have visited Beale Street a few times over the years, and on this tourI learned so much that I never knew. Be a tourist in your hometown, and do it with these guided tours.
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Our tour guide, RJ, was...
Roseann_M, Apr 2022
Memphis Musical Scene: Private Tour of Beale Street's Hidden Gems
Our tour guide, RJ, was fantastic. He knew a lot of interesting things to share, was willing to skip around based on what looked interesting, and was genuinely interested in showing us the best possible time. He did a fantastic job and we would love to join him on a tour again!
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Best
Elizabeth_W, Jul 2022
Beale Street Private Tour with entrance to Sun Studio
Had the best time Brandon was the nicest guy he’s going places he had it all he won all of us over it didn’t feel like a guild but freinds
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Highly recommended
Jacqueline_H, Mar 2022
Memphis Musical Scene: Private Tour of Beale Street's Hidden Gems
Grahame was excellent so informative, very easy to chat too, really good fun and made the tour a very memorable experience
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Charming walking tour
Regina_R, May 2022
Beale Street Guided Walking Tour
Wonderful way to explore Savannah learning the history while strolling through this beautiful city. The guide I believe his name was Pete was very informative and loves sharing the history with us.
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Best tour guide!!!
Diane_B, Apr 2022
Beale Street Guided Walking Tour
Shannon is the best tour guide we’ve ever had. She was so upbeat and very very knowledgeable. We enjoyed our tour very much
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Great guide and great city
Robert_T, Apr 2022
Beale Street Private Tour with entrance to Sun Studio
Mike our guide called an audible because of the rain and we had a great time with his modifications. Enjoyed the tour of Mempho
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Learn a lot in a flash!
Natalie_D, Apr 2022
Beale Street Guided Walking Tour
The tour guide was very knowledgeable. I learned a lot from her. She did an amazing job. There is so much history in Memphis I knew nothing about! This was awesome!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Beale Street is a must-see for music lovers and night owls.

  • Don’t forget to bring a valid ID if you want to enter bars and clubs.

  • Some bars on Beale Street with live music charge a small cover fee.

  • Expect shoulder-to-shoulder crowds at night, especially on weekends.

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How to Get to Beale Street

The most convenient way to reach Beale Street is by road, and there are several parking garages within walking distance. Several Memphis hotels offer free shuttle services to the district, and it’s also accessible via the Main Street Trolley or on a tour that includes roundtrip transport to and from area hotels.

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When to Get There

The best time to visit Beale Street depends on what you want out of the experience. By day, the entertainment district has few crowds and is more kid-friendly, ideal for visiting the specialty shops and restaurants. Those expecting Beale Street's legendary party atmosphere should wait until the sun goes down and the neon lights go on. As a top hot spot in one of America’s most musically rich cities, Beale Street features live music and jam sessions pretty much every night of the week. Unlike in the rest of Memphis, some bars here stay open until 5am. Expect the biggest crowds during the Beale Street Music Festival in May.

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The Best Places to Hear Beale Street Blues

All sorts of styles of musical acts take to the stages of Beale Street. To feast your ears on authentic blues played by great musicians, head to establishments such as BB King's Blues Club, Rum Boogie Cafe, Mr. Handy's Blues Hall, or Handy Park, where a local rag-tag band sometimes plays in the afternoons.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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