365 Things to Do in Memphis #133: Record at Sun Studio

Posted by Holly Whitfield | May 13th 2018 1579 0

Memphis’ Sun Studio launched the recording careers of many music legends. Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, etc. all got their start recording in Sun’s famous one-room studio. Assignment #133 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis is to record at the legendary Union Aveune rock ‘n’ roll factory.

Recording Room, Sun Studio, Memphis, Tenn.

You don’t have to be some kind of a big deal to do it, either – anyone can record at Sun Studio for a fee. They’ve got a recording engineer who will capture your session on vintage equipment.

Original ILM blogger Kerry did it a while back, and while it was a little bit awkward, she had a complete blast.

If you want to see what recording at Sun is like, there’s plenty of video of bands playing in Sun’s hallowed  studio on the Sun Sessions page. If you’d like to tour the studio and museum, it’s open daily from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

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Go there:

Sun Studio

706 Union Ave
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
(901) 521-0664

This post was originally published on May 12, 2012. It was updated on May 13, 2018,


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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