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: 5
Mojo Musical Bus Tour
Sat, Jan 16  2:30 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Attended: Memphis Mojo Tour: the Best of Memphis
Awesome experience!!!!
Rating: 5
Best bus tour ever!!
Sat, Jan 16  2:30 PM Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Attended: Memphis Mojo Tour: the Best of Memphis
We have never enjoyed a bus tour more. So much fun! Our tour guide was a fabulous performer (coincidentally we saw him perform the night before at a club). And while he was entertaining us, we were given so much information about Memphis. This tour is the perfect introduction to Memphis.
Rating: 5
amazing authentic
Mon, Jan 11  9:00 AM Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Attended: Graceland Tour
We came to Graceland as we have always grown up loving Elvis's music and movies. Graceland is tastefully presented and is amazing to see everything as it was back then. His accolades are amazing. We also loved his car collection and planes. Thank you for an awesome tour.
Rating: 5
Very fun and informative!!
Sun, Jan 10  10:00 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Attended: Elvis Presley's Memphis: Hound Dog Tour
I really enjoyed the tour. They really personalized and shared things I didn't know about Elvis Presley.

I plan on going again the next time I am in Memphis!!!

AWESOME job guys!!!
Rating: 4
We he a wonderful time
Sat, Jan 9  1:30 PM Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Attended: Elvis Presley's Memphis: Hound Dog Tour
Lots of things we never seen before lots of informatio0n. Thanks again!