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: 4
An Entertaining Tour
Thu, May 26, 11   1:30 PM Mronecoop Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The Backbeat Tour was an entertaining way to hear about the music history of Memphis. The tour guide was engaging, funny, and knowledgeable. Since we had visited the Stax Museum, Sun Studio, and Rock and Soul Museum the day before our tour, the information was not new to was simply presented in a different way. I also expected to hear more about the history of the city, beyond its musical roots, but the focus was clearly on Memphis' musical history. I would recommend this tour as a good introduction to the City's musical history.
Rating: 5
Best tour ever!
Tue, Oct 16, 12   2:30 PM mrmiggs61 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I enjoyed this tour more than I can express! So much fun and our tour guide, can't remember her name but it began with a K, was so knowledgeable and so much fun. I can't recommend this tour enough.
Rating: 4
Very Entertaining
Sat, Apr 13, 13   2:30 PM mrduryte Female 40-49 Combination Family Without Children
My family enjoyed the tour but had hoped to hear more about some of the african american singers. 90% of the tour was based on the Caucasian singers, we had a chance to tour Graceland and learned a lot about Elvis Presley and then learned the same things on the Mojo Tour. We would love for the tour to be 50/50.
Rating: 4
A fun way to see the city
Sat, Aug 30, 14   11:30 AM mrd5061 Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We chose this tour specifically for the musical element, and we weren't disappointed. The tour consisted of the guide talking about the history of specific places and people, then singing songs in between stops. It was a great intro to Memphis in general; we got more than a few ideas of things to do after our tour. Since it's in a air conditioned, covered bus, it's also a great rainy day activity.
Rating: 5
The best time in Memphis!
Wed, Jun 30, 10   1:30 PM mrbill8603 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We took the Memphis Mojo tour with our kids, ages 11 and 15. Our tour guide Jay was funny, insightful, and really knew the history of the tour stops. The tour stops at various spots through town and a lot of what you learn are the not so well known facts, the real gems about the people. This trip is a blast, if you don't enjoy it, you don't have a pulse!
Rating: 5
Wife & I enjoyed very much, would highly recommand
Sat, Jun 6, 09   2:30 PM mpowdrill Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Enjoyed very much, singer on bus was good and knew his history
Rating: 4
Great tour showing history of city
Sun, Jul 4, 10   1:30 PM mpiccoli07 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The tour was well done. The guide was very knowledgeable and fun. He couldn't carry a tune, but it was still a lot of fun. We love hearing about the history of the city and this was real informative. I would've rated it 5 star had I not already done the Sun Studio tour (really great tour) because about 1/3 of the mojo tour was a repeat of the nostalgia we heard at Sun Studio.
Rating: 4
Enntertaining, good
Fri, Apr 4, 08   2:30 PM movadu08 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Different, creative, good host/guide. The only negative detail that made the tour a bit uncomfortable was the extreme cold temperature inside the bus; specially since it was a very cloudy and rainy day.

It would also have helped if the stop at Sun Studio had been a bit longer. The place was so packed with visitors that it was practically impossible to even buy a hot cup of chocolate or walk to the bathroom.
Rating: 5
Gary Hart, fantastic
Sun, Oct 16, 11   1:30 PM mouser1990 Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I was on the mojo tour 2010. A young student, with guitar was our guide. I really enjoyed that and recommended it to my friends. This year, Gary was our guide. His enthusiasm and stories really made the trip great. I believe my friends would definitely take the mojo tour again. They are still talking about it.
Rating: 5
guide Wed. Mar. 17th 1:30 pm Mojo tour
Wed, Mar 17, 10   1:30 PM mouser Female 60-69 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This fellow was fantastic. Talented in music as well as a "real people" guide.

He MADE the tour.

I don't know what his plans are after he graduates, but I would hope you could keep him on even if casual.

guests from Canada