Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King—they all recorded here at Sun Studio. Founded by Sam Phillips in 1950, this ... More
Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King—they all recorded here at Sun Studio. Founded by Sam Phillips in 1950, this studio became the heart of the Memphis sound. It is still a functioning studio, and modern musicians still record here to try to acquire a little of the magic. Take a tour and see exhibits relating to the artists who recorded here, including Carl Perkins, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and, of course, Elvis. Many visitors to Memphis cite this tour as the highlight of their stay.
At Mud Island,trace the twists and turns of the Mississippi River following the River Walk. Learn about the shipping of
cotton on the river and the musical history made in cities along the river, from New Orleans Jazz to ...
Center for Southern Folklore is worth the visit if you want to sit and hear some blues or have a
beer and learn about Southern culture. This private, non profit organization is dedicated to informing people about Southern history ...
Each year, Memphis honors a different country with this month long celebration. Various events around the city celebrate the arts
and culture of the chosen country, from art exhibits to dance exhibitions to special dishes served in area restaurants. ...