Sun Studio

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  • 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
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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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  • 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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  • 56.2% of people who visit Memphis include Sun Studio in their plan

  • 58.44% of people start their Sun Studio visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Sun Studio

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

94.2% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sun Studio

People normally club together Orpheum Theater and Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum 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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