365 Things to Do in Memphis #208: Go on a Mojo Tour

Posted by Holly Whitfield | July 26th 2012 1520 0

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.

Memphis Jones on the Backbeat Tour Bus

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.

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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