Sun Studio

Currently Closed
  • 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

Sun Studio - Review

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 Information

  • 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.

Sun Studio Ticket Prices

  • Kids from 5-11 years enjoy complimentary entry.
  • Children below 5 years are not allowed in the studio.

Sun Studio Opening and Closing Hours

  • Tours are given from the second half of every hour from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

How To reach Sun Studio by Public Transport

  • Bus numbers 20, 34, 36 and 56 till stop Union Ave @Marshall Ave

Restaurants Near Sun Studio

  • Dominoz Pizza
  • Orchid Club

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TripHobo Highlights for Sun Studio

  • Sun Studio Address: 706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, 38103, United States
  • Sun Studio Contact Number: +1-9015210664
  • Sun Studio Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Sun Studio Price: 12 USD
  • Best time to visit Sun Studio(preferred time): 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Sun Studio: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Sun Studio

  • 95% of people who visit Memphis include Sun Studio in their plan

  • 43.55% of people start their Sun Studio visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Sun Studio

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

93.23% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sun Studio

People normally club together Graceland and Beale Street while planning their visit to Sun Studio.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • Loved this place! Small yes but very cute and historical. It was easy to get tickets for a very good tour. He was nice and very passionate about music. An absolute walking musical encyclopedia, answering every question in detail. Can't believe they still record music here. Loved the original microphone I got to touch!

  • I loved this tour. Many times it seems like a snooze fest to go listen to fact after fact. It's a very laid back and easy going kind of tour. It's told as if it's a story and not a list of things to tell. They also do a great job incorporating the actual music and that was made into the tour. It was a neat touch. I think our tour guide gave an excellent tour and kept it engaging with humor and not droning on and on. I apologize for forgetting his name but it was truly excellent. It's a really neat place where history was made!

  • This place is great!! Excellent place to get a feel for where the great stars of rock and roll began. Our tour guide really knew her stuff and enjoyed interacting with the group. Just thinking about it makes me happy i got to stand where Elvis, Cash and many more started out there amazing careers! I recommend everyone stopping and seeing this place!

  • Visiting Memphis means a visit to Sun studios. A lot of musical history can be found there. Also famous artists, like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more, have been there. The tour is nice and brings you to the original recording studio. You should definitely go there!

  • I love this place!!! My wife and I went on our Anniversary and it was worth every cent... I mean the original recording studio of Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and so many more! Getting to stand in the actual studio where all these legends made their greatest work. Amazing! The tour guide was excellent and the memorabilia was incredible! I highly recommend Sun Studio if you are ever in the area.

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