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We're the only tour company in town that puts Memphis' musical heritage in the hands of real musicians. We won't just talk about music, we'll play it live for you!

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We wrote the book on Memphis history. Let us show you another side of Memphis as we entertain you with stories of this captivating river town and its people.

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Ever seen a ghost? We can’t promise you will, but freaky things have happened on our Ghost Tours. Find out for yourself!

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As unique and unconventional as Memphis itself, our tours are the only way to truly experience this amazing city. One of our passengers said it best: “I felt like a part of Memphis.”

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Every tour is an entertainment extravaganza, complete with music, comedy, and laughter. Grab the bongos or a tambourine and join the fun! There’s always a whole lotta shakin’ going on.

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To purchase by phone, call (877) 230-0331 or (901) 527-9415

Welcome to Backbeat Tours!

Our tours – the popular Memphis Mojo Tour, the Memphis Discovery Tour, the Ghost Tour, the Beale Street Tour, and the Historic Memphis Walking Tour – are the best way to experience one of the South’s most beautiful and complicated cities: Memphis, Tennessee. Starting from the heart of the city at the intersection of Beale Street and the old Blues Highway, our tours fan out over the city’s many fabled historic districts and show you what Memphis is all about.

You can purchase a gift certificate for any of our future tours by clicking here. Gift certificates are good for all of our tours, and make great presents for family and friends. Or use them yourself! Just choose the tour and the number of tickets, and decide later when to come – there’s no expiration date. In the meantime, you’ll be supporting a small, local business – that’s a win-win right there!

And don’t forget to check out two great books: A History Lover’s Guide to Memphis & Shelby County or the classic A Guide to Historic Downtown Memphis – it’s the next best thing to being here with us!

Founded by author and historian Bill Patton, Backbeat Tours has been showcasing our great city to people from all over the world since 2006. We’ve been featured in the New York Times, on CNN, the BBC, Irish TV, Japanese TV, and Fox 13 News, and in Forbes, USA Today, Southern Living, Memphis Magazine, and newspapers around the country. Come see us, and find out what all the talk is about!

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5 Star Rating on tripadvisor

“I can’t think of a better way to see Memphis. I am so thankful that I decided to take the Mojo Music tour. Not only was it a fabulous time – I would have had no concept of exactly how history rich Memphis was without it. Jessica at ticketing was friendly and beyond helpful & our tour guide/musician …really shined…”
A. McIver, Omaha, Nebraska

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