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
Great times!
Sun, Nov 22  1:30 PM Female 30-39 Combination Family With Children
Attended: Memphis Mojo Tour: the Best of Memphis
We had a really great time, such a wonderful idea to combine a tour with great music. Very professional, very informed. Everyone were super nice!
Rating: 5
Very pleased with a tour that was different.
Wed, Nov 18  1:30 PM Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Attended: Memphis Mojo Tour: the Best of Memphis
The young lady who conducted our tour was an excellent docent and singer. She was a good speaker, who knew the sites well, combined with stories and some personal experience. The coach was comfortable and the driver did a good job. We got more than we expected!
Rating: 5
We had a great time !
Sat, Nov 14  8:00 PM Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
Attended: Memphis Walking Ghost Tour
Thank you !!
Rating: 5
Sat, Nov 14  8:00 PM Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Attended: Memphis Walking Ghost Tour
Guide was a lot of fun. She was very in to the whole thing...
Rating: 5
Lots of fun
Fri, Nov 13  8:00 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Attended: Memphis Walking Ghost Tour
The tour was very informative. Grant (tour guide) sure knew his info.

He was very polite and a blast to hang with that night. I just regret not getting picture

of him with our group - 3 college friends.