Memphis Mojo Tour: the Best of Memphis

Backbeat Tours

Zerve Seller: Backbeat
Activity #1227
Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  228 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 21 50 0 = 50 100% 4.7
Last 6 months 60 142 3 = 139 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 95 231 3 = 228 99% 4.7
All 1,120 2,806 27 = 2,779 98% 4.7
Rating and reviews for:

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: 5
Don't Miss This One!!!!!
Sat, Oct 9, 10   2:30 PM sumiba Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Don't leave Memphis without taking this tour. Memphis Jones was our "host" and was delightful, funny, talented and knowledgeable. You could tell he loves his music and this city. He had a lot of fun music and historical facts that he shared. Tambourines and egg shakers were passed out on the bus along with the invitation to join in on the singing. I could think of at least 5 people back home (Chicago) that would immensely enjoy this tour.
Rating: 5
A tour like no other!
Sat, May 17, 14   11:30 AM SueTrevitt Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This was a great fun tour! A really great start to our visit to Memphis! We were shown all around the places in Memphis which were of interest musically and historically accompanied by Brad who is an accomplished and enthusiastic musician who plays in local clubs. He handed round percussion instruments to all on the bus and we all joined in with appropriate songs as we passed by places of interest! At the end we all felt uplifted and happy to have taken part in in this very lively experience! Would definately recommend this tour!
Rating: 5
Best part of Memphis!
Sat, May 29, 10   1:00 PM sueteg Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I took this tour with my mom and sister on our recent trip to Memphis. The tour was by far the best part of our trip. The tickets were easy to book (we booked online) and the meet-up location was simple to find. Upon arriving we were immediatly greeted and told when the bus would pick us up-Great customer service. We had just enough time to grab an frozen 'adult' beverage before boarding. Once on the bus we met the band and were given instruments to play along with. Our tour guide was awesome! He made the tour fun for everyone on the bus and even let me have a bongo solo! I definately recommend this tour, so grab your bongos and a "Call a Cab" and get on the bus!
Rating: 4
Entertaining & Informative
Thu, Apr 26, 12   2:30 PM SueSmith Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was a fun way to see the highlights without getting on/off the bus. Entertainer was informative and music a good background. Felt a bit too many details on the black individuals in Memphis who were friendfs with our entertainer. Would recommend though and am considering a group in Spring 2013.
Rating: 5
Very enjoyable, very informative.
Thu, Apr 18, 13   11:30 AM suejohnston Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
The 20 year olds in our group enjoyed this tour just as much as the 60 year olds.
Rating: 5
Mojo Tour was the highlight of our Memphis trip!
Fri, Apr 24  1:30 PM Suejkoch Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Booked this tour based on the reviews on Trip Advisor, and we were not disappointed! Very entertaining, enjoyed to musical accompaniment and all the historical and interesting tidbits that were shared.

The bus was full; my only complaint is that I was seated over the rear wheel well (the "hump"); I'm tall, and so my knees were bent up to my chin. We were the last ones to board, so we had no other choice in seating. I'd suggest that they don't consider that seat a "viable seat" when booking.
Rating: 5
A great, entertaining way to see Memphis
Fri, Jul 18, 08   10:00 AM stumlot Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our Mojo tour (which included the Sun Studio tour). In addition to seeing many of the sites of the city, our tour guide ("Memphis Jones") did a great job of getting our small tour group involved in the music and was extremely entertaining, both in terms of his stories and his musical performances.

We highly recommend taking one of the Mojo tours.
Rating: 5
very funny
Sat, Sep 3, 11   2:30 PM stukij Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
music, history and funny things about memphis. reccomended
Rating: 5
Great tour brings Memphis to life
Wed, Mar 27, 13   11:30 AM stucap Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I was visiting family in Memphis and looking for a tour to show my wife and son more about Memphis' history. A friend had recommended Backbeat Tours some years ago, and this was an opportunity to try it out. The tour was perfect, and I was even surprised how much I learned even after growing up in Memphis. Our tour guide, Dylan, did a tremendous job, getting the whole bus into the mood with funny stories and foot-stomping music. I will recommend the tour to anyone else going to Memphis.
Rating: 5
Memphis Jones rocks!
Mon, Aug 24, 09   2:30 PM Stremlou Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Other
As two British tourists in Memphis we were unsure as to where to begin. We took a look on Tripadvisor and saw that this tour had been recommended highly. And so it should have been. We toured the downtown area of Memphis in a 1950's style bus, with live music accompaniying the historic sites we visited. Amongst them were Elvis' first home, Sun Studios, the site of Martin Luther King Jr's assasination and the shell music arena. In all honesty the tour would have only been ok if it had not been for Memphis Jones, our tour guide. His extensive knowledge of the musical history of Memphis, musical talents and infectious enthusiasm for it all made the 90 minute tour just fantastic. We spent the whole time laughing, singing and shaking our shakers in time to his guitar. I'm only sorry the tour had to end and a further location to enjoy Memphis Jones' humour and music wasn't available.

If you want to have a lot of fun while touring Memphis, this is the way to do it.