Sun Studio1219 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: 706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, 38103, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9015210664
- Fax: +1-9015258055
- Ticket Price: 12 USD
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Observatory, Historical Site, Entertainment, Performance, Family And Kids, Landmarks, Buildings And Structures
This is a recording studio in the heart of the city that was set up by the very famous rock pioneer Sam Philips. This studio was earlier known as The Memphis Recording Studio that shared the same location as the Sun Records Label Business. After Sam Philips recorded his first solo album naming it Sun Records in 1952 and since then the place was known as the Sun Recording Studio.
From its very initial days, the studio welcomed talented artists and new talents who later went on to shine in the world of music. Among these the most significant name is of course Elvis Presley, whose albums made hits to take the studio to new levels. The other famous artistes who recorded here include Junior Parker, Little Milton, B.B. King, James Cotton, Rufus Thomas, Rosco Gordon, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbisons’, etc. The music was the beginning of the era of rock ‘n’ Roll, Country Music, old Rock, etc. Among the many award winning albums are Rocket 88, Raunchy, etc. The legacy went on till many years and the recent time artists have also recorded in this studio to produce hit albums like No Better Than This, Beyond The Sun and many others.
The museum after it had been closed down immediately after the death of Elvis Presley was reopened in 1987 as a revamped recording studio with newer decorations and infrastructure. The studio now also served as a destination for music lovers and Elvis Presley fans from all over the world.
Sun Studio Travel Tips
- You can collect gifts and souvenirs from the Sun Studio Cafe.
- There is free parking available behind Sun Studio.
- Free shuttle facilities are available to/ from Graceland and Rock ‘N’ Soul Museum.
Entrance Ticket Details For Sun Studio
- Kids from 5-11 years enjoy complimentary entry.
- Children below 5 years are not allowed in the studio.
Sun Studio Hours
- Tours are given from the second half of every hour from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM.
How to Reach Sun Studio
- Bus numbers 20, 34, 36 and 56 till stop Union Ave @Marshall Ave
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63.03% of people who visit Memphis include Sun Studio in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
58.44% of people start their Sun Studio visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Sun Studio
94.2% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sun Studio
Sun Studio Reviews & Ratings
Sun Studio was outstanding. An interesting tour of a well maintained landmark of American history. The tour guides are passionate and we'll prepared. I highly recommend it. While your in the area, stop in and visit Edge Motor Museum down the street. A beautiful museum, filled with outstanding examples of American Muscle cars with exhibits helping to understand their place in modern history. A great bookend to the Sun Museum.
Excellent tour and such a wonderful experience. Knowing I stood in the same spot as so many Rock N Roll legends is a remarkable experience. Our tour guide was excellent and I felt awesome when I was able to answer some of his trivia questions. Great time and a must see place when you travel to Memphis
I loved going here. It's an amazing place for anyone that loves music. A lot of musicians recorded here and it is so cool to see all of that. The workers are super nice and willing to answer all the questions you have!
Lived in Memphis my whole life (56 years) and though I have driven past it 100's of times I had never walked in the door until this week when a business associate in town requested we go. WOW...what a cool experience!! Both the memorabilia in the shop and the exhibits on the tour are very interesting. Our tour guide did an awesome job walking us through the history of Memphis music & the impact Sun Records had in sharing the soulful heartbeat of Memphis with the world. Especially cool to stand in the studio on the very marks where so many giants of music once stood to record the songs known & loved around the globe. As a lifelong Memphian I thought I knew all there was to know about my city's musical heritage and very glad I took time to visit Sun to learn there is so much more I don't know. If you love Memphis music, recommend highly that you take time to visit the true birthplace of rock & roll next time you are in town.
Top shelf!!! Minute we walked in we were greeted and treated with jovial respect. Loved the tour. We got there at 5 took the 5:30. It started on time, was entertaining and fun. I loved the exhibits. Old records, tons of guitars and the studio recording history stuff. There is no opportunity to record your own CD though, unless you hire the studio. No big loss, it was great anyway.