Elvis Presley got his start at this small studio just east of downtown Memphis. Today, you can take a tour to learn all about Memphis’ musical lore from local artists who serve as tour guides. Plus, you can even stand at the microphone where the King of Rock & Roll himself made history while crooning “That’s All Right.”
Welcome to Memphis, ‘Home of the Blues’, where the live music is great and the BBQ is (arguably) even better. Tennessee cities like Nashville are only getting more popular as destinations, and this historic southwestern Tennessee city has become well-loved for its fascinating history and thriving arts and culture scene.
It helps that Memphis is the home of the legendary Sun Studio (where Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley both recorded albums), and the music has been flowing ever since. Simply stroll through Beale Street to get completely absorbed in the culture – jazz, blues and rock ‘n’ roll sing from every corner. From fascinating museums to vintage train rides, here are the best things to do in Memphis right now.