Memphis Music Legacy

  • Attraction Pass
  • All year round

The Memphis Music Legacy Pass allows you to prepay for Memphis’ most popular attractions, save money and be able to have everything arranged in advance to better enjoy your Memphis stay.  The attractions do not have to be visited all in one day.  Here is a taste of whats included: 

Beale Street Walking Tour is a tour of one of the most historic and musical streets in the world!  Walk in the footsteps of W.C. Handy, B.B. King, Elvis Presley, and explore one of the world’s most famous (and sometimes infamous) musical streets with our self-guided audio tour of Beale Street.  Check out your MP3 audio guide from Rock ‘n’ Soul, snatch your souvenir guide map, and stroll through one of America’s most fascinating history lessons.

Memphis Music Hall of Fame introduces you to the heroes of Memphis music.  It’s a fun, interactive experience that’s as outrageous as our Hall of Fame inductees.  More than a century ago, music began pouring into Memphis, Tennessee. Musicians of all races and backgrounds came together and, for the love of music, created a sound that changed the cultural complexion of the world forever. America’s music exploded out of Memphis. Today, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame honours many of the greatest musicians of all time, who created this city’s musical legacy, and who shook our planet to the core!

Sun Studio is the birthplace of Rock’n’Roll. Today the studio, where Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King, Rufus Thomas, Howlin’ Wolf, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, and many others launched their careers, is open to the public for tours daily while still operating as a studio by night. Sun Studio Cafe is located next door to the studio. Above the cafe is a new museum/gallery featuring hundreds of rare recordings, memorabilia, photographs, and vintage recording equipment.

Rock‘n’Soul Museum is an exhibition about the birth of rock and soul music, created by the Smithsonian Institution, and tells the story of musical pioneers who, for the love of music, overcame racial and socio-economic barriers to create the music that shook the entire world. The museum offers a comprehensive Memphis music experience from the rural field hollers and sharecroppers of the 1930s, through the explosion of Sun, Stax and Hi Records and Memphis’ musical heyday in the 70s, to its global musical influence.  “Rock ‘n’ Soul: Social Crossroads” is the story of the body of music that had the most influence on the culture and lifestyles of the world during the middle 20th Century unto this day.

The story of Stax Records is one of a cultural phenomenon that changed the culture of music forever – locally, nationally, and internationally. The success of Stax was perhaps, as Steve Cropper has said, “an accident. Many factors were involved with the success of Stax.” What began as a tiny record store in an old movie theatre at the corner of McLemore Avenue and College Street in Memphis, Tennessee, grew to become one of the most important music recording studios in the world. When the modest Capitol Theater in the heart of Soulsville USA was transformed into Stax Records in 1959, it began launching the careers of unknowns who would become icons, cranking out a massive catalog of smash soul hits by the likes of Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, Wilson Pickett, Luther Ingram, Albert King, the Bar-Kays, Booker T. & the MG’s, Johnnie Taylor, Rufus and Carla Thomas, and dozens of other artists whose influence remains vital in the music of today.

$15.00 in Sweet Magnolia Bucks for each person at Alfred’s, B.B. Kings Blues Club or Hard Rock Cafe on Beale St or for merchandise at Sun Studio.

From £66 per adult and £43 per child (3-12 years)

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