Memphis Mojo Tour: the Best of Memphis

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Activity #1227
Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  199 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 28 72 0 = 72 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 35 89 0 = 89 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 84 206 7 = 199 96% 4.6
All 1,060 2,664 24 = 2,640 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
Fri, Sep 30, 11   1:30 PM rmcgarrah Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our tour guide was amazing! If I had more time, I would have taken this tour again! Very entertaining, informative, interesting and a true feel for the Memphis music history. Should I ever come back to Memphis, we will definitely book this tour again!
Rating: 3
Sat, Apr 9, 11   2:30 PM rmaddoxccr Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
After reading the rave reviews, maybe we just expected too much. For starters, it was so hot you could barely breathe on the bus. The backs of our shorts were completely soaked when we got off. The entertainer (I think his name was Ping) was very good, but there just seemed to be a lot of riding with very little actual "sight-seeing" involved. Plus there was a lengthy souvenir stop at Sun Studio, which we had already toured. For us it simply did not live up to the hype and we probably would not recommend it to friends visiting Memphis.
Rating: 5
wonderful tour
Fri, Oct 31, 08   2:30 PM rlentz723 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
High energy, informative and fun tour about the history of music in Memphis. Very entertaining
Rating: 4
Entertaining tour
Sun, Sep 25, 11   1:30 PM rldennis Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
We really enjoyed this tour. It was fun and entertaining. We drove by several landmarks and they were pointed out and a story was told and sometimes a song. We stopped briefly at Sun Studios for a quick break. It was a great way to see the city.
Rating: 5
Awesome, Entertaining, and Informative!! Loved it!
Sun, Aug 23, 09   2:30 PM Rknred13 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This tour was awesome, entertaining, and informative! Memphis Joe was our tour guide on the Memphis Mojo Tour and I highly recommend this tour! He plays the guitar and sings, and tells the stories of rock 'n roll legends. My daughter and I loved it! You've got to take this tour. You will not regret it!

We also took the Walking Ghost Tour! Loved it too! Our guide was very entertaining and informative as well.
Rating: 5
Singing, sights,conversation, humor: it's all good
Mon, Sep 20, 10   1:30 PM RJZerve Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The tour turned out way different than I expected. I thought we would be carted to Sun studio, STAX studio and some other places where we would take each of those paid tours.

Instead, Memphis Jones gave sang some of the songs that were milestones of the Memphis contribution to rock and R&B. And he told us and showed us where those songs fit in.

It was entertaining, insightful and just plain fun.

A year or so ago, I bought a Rhino collection just to get "Rocket 88". It cost more than the Mojo tour, and all I got was the song. Our tour guide let us know why the song was important.

Being "damn Yankees", the bus was too hot for our taste. But we certainly did love the tour.
Rating: 5
Impossible To Improve Upon!!!
Tue, Dec 30, 08   2:30 PM ritchiecee Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
My family of four (2 teenagers) along with two grandmothers took this terrific tour after enjoying lunch at Blues City Cafe. The pickup spot located directly outside Blues City was PERFECT! The age gap rom my oldest family member to youngest was 67 years yet everyone (from oldest to youngest) had the time of their lives.

We have lived in the area for 10 years and this tour is one of the best kept secrets in town! Entertaining, educational and packed with civic pride!

I will be back with clients and friends on this tour and can't wait to try the others offered by BackBeat.

Thank you Memphis Jones!
Rating: 5
Very interesting and funny.
Thu, May 3, 12   2:30 PM Rigmor49 Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We liked it a lot.
Rating: 5
Hope your tour guide is Brad.
Wed, Jul 31, 13   11:30 AM ridley Female 70+ International Tourist(s) Other
Brad presented so much wonderful history of music and was very knowledgeable. His singing and playing provided a great educational tour. We were thrilled and spent the better part of an evening listening to him at Blues City Café. He will know who we are as he nick named me son and I as Canada. We would highly recommend this tour. Terry from Canada
Rating: 5
Lots of fun with only one caveat
Wed, Aug 17, 11   10:30 AM rickss Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our musical guide was lots of fun and we all enthusiastically played along with our tambourines and maracas. The only drawback is that (as advertised) this is a MUSIC tour. Most of the sights he pointed out and explained were related to Memphis music. For instance, we drove right past a major art museum without a word in order to visit the historic stage behind it. If you want historic/cultural/architectural info on the city, take a more standard 'city tour.' If you want lots of fun and musical memories - this is the one for you!