Memphis Mojo Tour: the Best of Memphis

Backbeat Tours

Zerve Seller: Backbeat
Activity #1227
Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  250 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 37 92 0 = 92 100% 4.7
Last 6 months 45 111 0 = 111 100% 4.7
Last 12 months 105 253 3 = 250 99% 4.7
All 1,162 2,908 27 = 2,881 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
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!
Rating: 5
Tour guide was excelent
Sat, Aug 18, 12   11:30 AM Rickpesa Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Guide really made it interesting and was very good entertainer. Fact that he was from Pittsburgh area helped.
Rating: 5
Great entertaining tour. Whole family enjoyed.
Thu, Jul 24, 14   11:30 AM RickB4289 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Not knowing what to expect, we were very pleasantly surprised with the interactivity and engagement with everyone on the bus by our guide. Brandon "Stunning" Cunning was fantastic and he shared a lot of knowledge and kept the pace moving along. My boys, 14 and 11, had minimal awareness of the Memphis scene but when it was over they were chatting with me and my wife about Johnny Cash, BB King, and especially Elvis. Helped springboard us right into going to visit Graceland which I wasn't sure would hold their interest, but this Mojo Tour helped prep them for sure. This is well worth the time and money to "introduce" a family to Memphis and its music. Thanks!
Rating: 5
Lots of Fun
Sun, Sep 6, 09   2:30 PM RichSwanson Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a group of seven ranging in age from 16 to 60's and all of us loved it. Our host was very entertaining and kept us laughing the entire tour.
Rating: 5
Can't be missed
Wed, Jul 7, 10   1:30 PM richmelinda Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
After reading reviews on this tour and seeing all the comments about a tour guide named Memphis we were a little disappointed when we got a tour guide named Jake. The disappointment lasted about 2 seconds!! He was funny, talented and full of information and the history of Memphis. We've been on tours in other cities before and we've NEVER had a tour that was this entertaining AND educational. Thank You Jake for making it a great tour!!
Rating: 5
Very informative
Sat, Sep 20, 14   11:30 AM Richiej74 Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
She kea ? The young lady playing the guitar is entertaining and informative