Mon–Sun 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
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Tips for Sun Studio
Cash and the King made it popular, but did you know the first rock 'n' roll song was recorded at Sun by Jackie Breston and the Delta Cats in 1951? "Rocket 88" had Ike Turner on the keyboards.
- Memphis Travel
This Studio opened on January 3rd, 1950 & was originally called the Memphis Recording Service. Elvis Presley recorded his first song here.
Don't stand in the street to take pictures.
- Antonio Ortega
wanted to make the experience more authentic but the tour guide refused to let me do cocaine off a prostitute's breast even if I provided my own cocaine.
- Andrew Healan
Yes Memphis, that's THE Stanley Cup. I was proud to be able to bring it here in April of 2004. Drop a few beats and the puck!
- Steve Giglio
Truly hallowed ground!
- Sally Burnett
Two Japanese tourists took a short, shuffling tour through the history of this legendary recording studio in Mystery Train, Jim Jarmusch's paean to the spirit of Memphis.
- The Criterion Collection
While you're waiting for your tour to start, have a milkshake. They're really good.
- Kerry Crawford
So much rich history. I loved this place. Some of the best American music of all time was recorded here. Touch elvis' mic and the killers piano.
- Sam Svita
Grab a drink and hang out at the counter before your tour. The staff is amazing and fun to talk to (most of them are in bands or produce or do other cool stuff).
- Allison Kasic
Do the tour! I recommend starting at Sun Studio before heading to any of the other music spots. Lays a solid foundation for everything else you will learn.
- Yaeka Katsuta
It a cool place & Great museum of the starting of Rock & Roll ;)
- Brad F
Sam Phillips spent much of his time here creating music that changed the world forever.
- Brian aussierockman1
Usually hate tours, but this one was really, really good. The tour guide was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
- Tash Concepcion
Sign up for the tour online so you don't arrive to find the next sold out. But it's probably only an hour wait if you do.
- Clinton Pittman
Bring a baby with you...kids under 5 can't take the tour but they'll give you a company ticket for the baby and the adult that has to wait with the baby. So baby=free ticket!
- Erin Shea
Sorry to spoil it folks, but it doesn't get better than this!
- Memphis Vic
It's silly to go and NOT take the tour. The tour is well worth the $$
- Chef Stacy LaRoche
Sun Studio is one Memphis' coolest, most fun museums. It's only $12 per person, tours last less than an hour, and all of the guides are local musicians.
- Kerry Crawford
Muita história do Rei do Rock!
- Beth Klein