After classically missing the bus, undersized schoolchildren toting oversized backpacks have entertained generations. For $15, today's deal gets you one guaranteed seat aboard the bus for a Memphis Mojo tour with Backbeat Tours (a $25 value). Launching from Beale Street, each ride explores the city's vast roots of rock, blues, and more.
Each 90-minute jaunt covers more than half a century of Music City magic six days a week while cruising through the heart of the entertainment district. Pulling in for pick-up, each bus, like the time-traveling Miss Clawdy, captures the spirit of classic Memphis. Your tour begins with an all-aboard call, sung in the key of enthusiasm, by your musically gifted guide. Armed to drop both beats and knowledge, each Backbeat MC brings the city's landmarks to life with a blend of comedy, history, and participatory live performance. Passengers are kindly asked to remain in their seats with provided bongos, tambourines, and shakers properly secured in 4/4 time.
The bus cruises Memphis, showcasing the W.C. Handy House and Overton Park. Keep your bongos banging as you pull past the Stax Museum, Cotton Row, and Sun Studio, famed recording site of the Million Dollar Quartet, featuring Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash. Though admission to museums and sites is not included in the Memphis Mojo tour, the engaging tour guides will shake their tambourines of knowledge with such rhythmic force that you'll feel each site vibrating harmoniously within your bones.
- We had an extremely entertaining and knowledgeable guide. His personality brought the whole tour together, the music he played was fab. – Jan W., Viator
- This was probably the most fun and the most entertaining tour I've ever experienced. Our guide knew so many fascinating facts and stories about the history of Memphis, and integrating the tour with music made it a one of a kind experience. – aplynn, TripAdvisor
- It is refreshing to see people who really love what they do. Seeing the story of Memphis while jammin [sic] out to live tunes that span decades of rock & roll history with a bus full of instruments & singers= great times for a visitor of ANY age. – AMCIVER, TripAdvisor