BLUES. SOUL. ROCK 'N' ROLL. And that's just the beginning.
Everything sounds better in Memphis, the home of Blues, Soul and Rock 'n' Roll. What makes Memphis a famous music city? Memphis is where music legends from Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Johnny Cash and Isaac Hayes to Three 6 Mafia and Justin Timberlake honed their sound. The city is home to world-famous Beale Street, where you can listen to live music every day and night. But Memphis is also a place where modern musicians are still recording today, where you can experience concerts and some of Tennessee's best music fests, and where you can visit famous tourist attractions and tours that take you behind the music. Start at Sun Studio to stand in the room where some of the first rock, rockabilly and blues hits were recorded.
Visit Elvis Presley's Graceland, where The King of Rock 'n' Roll lived, and catch a concert at Graceland's Soundstage. Dance your way through Stax Museum of American Soul Music to learn about the soul music explosion and legends like Otis Redding and Sam & Dave. By day or night, stroll the Beale Street Entertainment District for live music in dozens of bars and clubs, arena concerts at FedExForum and museums including the Memphis' Rock 'n' Soul Museum and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. The Blues Hall of Fame is a short walk away in downtown Memphis. Scroll for music-inspired trip ideas, links to our concert calendar and concert venues, and attraction listings to help you plan your trip.
YOUR MEMPHIS MUSIC PILGRIMAGE STARTS HERE
Through sequin-spangled jumpsuits, gold-plated Cadillacs, platinum records and interactive audio/visual exhibits, experience the full Memphis music story at these museums and mansions.