Memphis Mojo Tour: the Best of Memphis

Backbeat Tours

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Activity #1227
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Rating: 4.7  190 rating points
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Last 3 months 20 48 3 = 45 95% 4.6
Last 6 months 52 124 6 = 118 96% 4.6
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Memphis Mojo Tour: the Best of Memphis

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Visit legendary sites where music history was made and learn little-known facts about them from a professional musician and guide.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
interesting tour of memphis history
Sat, Jan 14, 12   2:30 PM shlarben Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Gary Hardy was funny & had great stories of his personal and the cities music history. Great raport between him & the tour guide. Would recommend actual stops to be able to spend some time at the historic sites.
Rating: 5
Best In Town
Wed, Sep 3, 08   2:30 PM shiner139 Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
There is so much to see and do in Memphis, but a must is the Backbeat Tour, I cannot recommend it highly enough, our guide for the Tour Memphis Jones was supberb, and highly entertaining
Rating: 3
Good but not for international tourists.
Sat, Oct 2, 10   2:30 PM Shevchenko Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was our second time on the tour (and maybe the last one). The first time, we had a great time with Memphis Jones as our guide. I am originally from another country and the first time we went on the tour, I took my mom on the tour who does not speak English at all. Based on the reviews, I decided that there would be a lot of music, and I would be able to translate the rest. And this was exactly what happened. Memphis Jones is very talented, and we REALLY ENJOYED the tour. Last Saturday, we had visitors from Israel. The first thing that came to our mind was to go to Memphis and take the Mojo tour. However, this time we had a different experience because we had a different guide. The tour was Ok, and he sang nicely not a lot though. We heard a buch of names and it was difficult to imagine what the music was like. Sometimes the examples were provided (this made a whole a lot of difference). Overall, it was boring for our guests. It might be very interesting for people who are experts of musical history of those times. I understood that the guide's whole career was in music in Memphis, which is nice. However, I think that he went a bit overboard with self-promotion. I am not sure if I am ever going on this tour myself again. If I am sure that Memphis Jones is going to be my guide, I might still take my international visitors on a tour.
Rating: 5
A must do for all my visitors
Fri, Jun 18, 10   2:30 PM sherrymarmon Female 40-49 Combination Family Without Children
Loved it, loved it, loved it. Having just moved to Northwestern Mississippi we are of course trying to find our way around the area. Memphis is great and Beale street is fantastic, but, until you have experienced the Backbeat MoJo Tour you haven't seen anything yet. We had an awesome guide... Memphis Jones.... I will be bringing everyone who comes to visit our family on this tour. Ninety minutes wasn't enough, we could have stayed on that bus all day.
Rating: 4
Enthusiastic tour guide, interesting information
Mon, Jul 18, 11   1:30 PM sherene Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
There was a lot of interesting information about the music history of the area, and of course Memphis has a ton of history! Our guide was resourceful when his guitar amp. hook-up broke, and quickly got things back in order. Our guide entertained us with many songs along the way. Driving around Memphis, you get a feeling for how economically depressed the area is. Only drawback was that it was a 90+ degree day, and the bus was very hot with minimally effective AC. Nice intro to the city--I would suggest doing this on the first day of a first visit as a starting point to see what you might like to investigate in greater detail later.
Rating: 5
AWESOME
Sat, Feb 16, 08   2:30 PM shelly12 Female 30-39 Unspecified Family Without Children
My husband and I truly enjoyed this tour. It was fun, entertaining, and full of great information and music. The guide was outstanding...top notch. He was very knowledgeable and made sure to include others into the conversation. The 90 minute tour flies by and it puts you into a great Memphis mood. I would highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Fantastic experience!!
Mon, Aug 2, 10   1:30 PM shellr88 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our family enjoyed every moment of our tour! We learned a lot of local tidbits and saw sights that we would never have known about if it weren't for the tour. Our guide was great! The tour was both of our boys' (14 & 11 y/o) favorite thing on our entire trip.
Rating: 5
Fun experience!
Thu, May 13, 10   2:30 PM ShelleyThree Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
What a great way to see a little of Memphis. We loved Beale Street. It was a great place to wait for and board the bus. We were completely entertained with information, music and sights for the entire 90 minutes.
Rating: 5
Great Insight to the Music, People and the Town
Sat, Oct 2, 10   2:30 PM sheilaxday Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour was fun and informative...made me realize what I did not know about music I have listened to all my life. Inspired me to learn more about the people responsible for the music and the region that produced so many talented artists.
Rating: 5
musical fun on wheels
Thu, Jul 16, 09   2:30 PM shazken Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
A great way to learn about the great musicians who made memphis what it is - Jake was enthusiastic about his subject which is not just musicians but the city itself. A great introduction with small groups keeps it personal and the stories he shares are delivered in a way that the information stays in your mind. Highly reccomended and a complete contrast to the herding instinct of the Graceland experience!