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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Last 3 months 182 385 14 = 371 96% 4.4
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
  Date Attended Gender Age Where From Group Type
Rating: 5
Back beat
Tue, May 24  10:00 AM Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Attended: Memphis Discovery Tour: Explore, Taste, Shop
Michael was great!
Rating: 3
Mon, May 23  8:00 PM Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Attended: Memphis Walking Ghost Tour
Tour guide was knowledgeable and gave good background information
Rating: 5
Awesome tour guide
Mon, May 23  1:30 PM Unspecified 40-49 Unspecified Family With Children
Attended: Extended Memphis Mojo Tour
This tour was easily my favorite activity while visiting Memphis. Our tour guide was informative in a fun way! My family really enjoyed it.
Rating: 3
May 22nd Tour
Sun, May 22  8:00 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Attended: Memphis Walking Ghost Tour
I liked our guide but he was a bit 'windy' with unnecessary info. Also would like to have heard more on the history of Memphis.
Rating: 4
Great tour
Sat, May 21  2:30 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Attended: Memphis Discovery Tour: Explore, Taste, Shop
I had a good time. Michael was awesome!