365 Things to Do in Memphis #208: Go on a Mojo Tour
Forget what you think you know about bus tours (like that they're lame) and complete assignment #208 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis: get on the Backbeat bus for the Memphis Mojo tour.
The Memphis Mojo tour is half bus tour, half tent revival. All of the guides are local musicians who play the guitar and lead the entire bus in Memphis music sing-alongs. If you’re not the singing kind, everyone is armed with an egg-shaped shaker or a tambourine.
The tour, which lasts about two hours, passes downtown's music history sites, then stops at Sun Studios for a little break, then heads to notable places in Midtown (like the Levitt Shell and Johnny Cash's first Memphis apartment) then to Soulsville.
Tickets for the tours are $28 and can be purchased in advance on the internet or at the Backbeat ticket window at Blues City Cafe on Beale St.