Backbeat Tours is Memphis’ only tour company that puts the city’s incomparable musical heritage in the hands of real musicians. Memphis is the home of the blues and the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, and nowhere can you better experience all that Memphis has to offer than from a seat on board one of Backbeat’s time machine buses. You’ll learn the history of one of the South’s most interesting and complex cities while hearing the music performed live by your tour guide.

Founded in 2006 by owner Bill Patton and a group of Memphis musicians who all share a common passion for Memphis music and history, Backbeat Tours has already gained a reputation for being one of the city’s most unique and entertaining attractions. Experience the music and high-energy fun while you see the sites where modern popular culture began.
Backbeat owner Bill Patton is the author of "A Guide to Historic Downtown Memphis," published by The History Press in 2010.  

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
  Date Attended Gender Age Where From Group Type
Rating: 4
Memphis Tour
Tue, Apr 26  1:30 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Attended: Memphis Mojo Tour: the Best of Memphis
My sister and I enjoyed our tour. It helped us decide which places we wanted to investigate further.
Rating: 5
Mojo At It's Best!
Mon, Apr 25  1:30 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Attended: Extended Memphis Mojo Tour
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour, Sun Studio was an added plus. If you're going, make sure you include Sun Studios. Can't believe the history, and the guides on the bus and at Sun were great. Would definitely do it again when visiting Memphis
Rating: 5
Tourin' in Memphis w/BackBeat Tours
Mon, Apr 25  1:30 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Attended: Extended Memphis Mojo Tour
We loved our singalong tour of Memphis and extended stop to tour Sun Studios!
Rating: 5
Memphis Walking Ghost Tour.
Sun, Apr 24  8:00 PM Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Other
Attended: Memphis Walking Ghost Tour
Easy to book. Excellent friendly guide. Interesting stories. Just the right distance and length of time. Highly recommend.
Rating: 5
Tour guide Amazing
Sun, Apr 24  10:00 AM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Attended: Memphis Discovery Tour: Explore, Taste, Shop
He was so knowledgeable about the area and helpful with any and all questions. Worth every penny!