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Sun Studio

Sun Studio

Tours daily from 10am - 6pm
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, 38103-3218

The Basics

Die-hard music lover or not, it’s fascinating to take a guided tour of the famous recording studio’s headquarters and see where legendary performers like B.B. King and Roy Orbison laid down their first hit singles. Sun Studio is especially famous for the Million-Dollar Quartet recording, performed by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. Tour the studios with an advance-purchase ticket, during an excursion with transportation included, or in conjunction with other Memphis music-themed sights on a city sightseeing tour.

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Memphis City Tour with Optional Riverboat Cruise & Sun Studio Add-On Options
Memphis City Tour with Optional Riverboat Cruise & Sun Studio Add-On Options
$38.00 per adult
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Don’t miss this tour!
Our tour guide was awesome! He was very knowledgeable. We learned so much about the city. He had such a wonderful attitude and you could tell he truly lies his town. Worth every penny!
Susan_D, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Memphis

star-5
Highly recommend bus trip to Memphis!
Michelle_H, May 2022
Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Graceland VIP Tour and Sun Studio Admission
Great bus trip. Graceland and Sun Studio were well worth the visit, and I highly recommend. The stop on Beale Street in Memphis wasn't so great. It was extremely busy and all the bbq restaurants had lines. The street looks run down and, although we didn't have any issues, safety was a concern.
star-4
Memphis
Lourdes_R, Jun 2022
Memphis City Tour with Sun Studio Admission
Sun studios was very interesting. The guise was knowledgeable . The temperature in the bus was very cold.
star-5
Graceland and the Sun...
Yolanda_H, Jun 2022
Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Graceland VIP Tour and Sun Studio Admission
Graceland and the Sun studio were fantastic! Very very disappointed with Beale street. It did not feel safe and sorry to say but everything just seemed dirty. We would take that out of the tour , our opinion. Thank you
star-5
TCB
Lori_C, Jun 2022
Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Graceland VIP Tour and Sun Studio Admission
All of it! Especially the VIP status tour at Graceland. It was great to skip lines and have a room to cool off in. It was 103 degrees the day we visited. On hot days, I suggest having cold bottled water available for the bus ride and waiting period for the bus transportation.
star-5
Don’t miss this tour!
Susan_D, Jun 2022
Memphis City Tour with Optional Riverboat Cruise & Sun Studio Add-On Options
Our tour guide was awesome! He was very knowledgeable. We learned so much about the city. He had such a wonderful attitude and you could tell he truly lies his town. Worth every penny!
star-5
Best day!
Morgan_M, Jun 2022
Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Graceland VIP Tour and Sun Studio Admission
The trip was amazing from start to finish! Graceland was the highlight of the day! 4 hours we spent there and it was the best experience! We then went to sun studios which is small but it was an alright stop, good to see! Then off to Beale street. Beale street was good to see nothing compared to broadway in Nashville! We went and saw the Peabody hotel which is a must see! Would defo recommend this trip!!
star-5
Great introduction to Memphis
Derek_C, Jun 2022
Memphis City Tour with Optional Riverboat Cruise & Sun Studio Add-On Options
Fun and informative. Michelle our driver and guide made it funny and educational. Could have skipped the ducks, but I guess people enjoy watching ducks walking....
star-4
Chillin’ in Memphis
Christine_R, Jun 2022
Memphis City Tour with Sun Studio Admission
The bus trip was informative but freezing! There was an excellent presentation at Sun City but it was also cold. My advice is to bring a sweater or sweatshirt!
star-5
Highly recommend this tour.
Mary_H, May 2022
Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Graceland VIP Tour and Sun Studio Admission
Graceland was a great tour, but the big highlight of our day was Sun Studios tour, as the young gentleman that guided the tour was excellent. Beale Street was a very good experience. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone that is interested in Elvis. Our bus driver was very courteous & great at explaining everything we needed to do. He was an excellent driver that got us there & back safely. Highly recommend this tour.
star-5
A life time dream come true
Angela_O, May 2022
Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Graceland VIP Tour and Sun Studio Admission
Brilliant trip very well organised with a friendly and helpful driver. Graceland was all I wanted it to be and more. Very emotional visiting Elvis’s home and grave as it’s something I have wanted to do since I was a young girl. Sun studios very interesting.
star-5
Excellent tour
Ron_B, Jun 2022
Nashville to Memphis Daytrip with Graceland VIP Tour and Sun Studio Admission
Prompt, well organized trip with a great bus driver who explained about the day highlighting details a lot the tour at Graceland, Sun City, and Beale Street. It was a. Wry interesting day.
star-5
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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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Music fans and those interested in Memphis music history won't want to miss Sun Studio.

  • Plan to spend one to two hours here for a tour and exhibition visit.

  • Check out the 1950s-style Sun Studio Soda Shop and Record Store for additional nostalgia or a souvenir.

  • Kids ages 5 to 11 years old can visit (with accompanying adult) free of charge; kids under 5 are not allowed.

  • Entrance for guests with limited mobility is free given that half of the tour is not wheelchair-accessible.

  • The site’s first-floor café and record stare are wheelchair-accessible.

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How to Get There

Located right in downtown Memphis, Sun Studio is easily accessible from anywhere in the city. There is a free shuttle that runs between Sun Studio and Graceland, as well as the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, allowing you to visit some of Memphis’s key music-themed sights with ease. Parking is free.

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When to Get There

Sun Studio is open daily from 10am to 6pm with guided tours offered every hour on the half hour. Crowds are lightest first thing in the morning.

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Music Sites of Memphis

Sun Studio has been called one of the most significant musical history sites in the country, along with nearby Graceland—the former home of Elvis Presley. The Elvis-themed tours of the city are a must for hard-core fans, but for those seeking a more general tour of Memphis music, don’t miss Beale Street, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum.

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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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