Memphis: Pride of Place and Plate

What to See

The heart of Memphis’s downtown entertainment district is historic Beale Street. This bustling, pedestrian-friendly area is lined with venues with rock and roll, rhythm and blues, jazz, and soul music emanating from every corner. The area is also home to a park named in honor of Memphian and “Father of the Blues” W. C. Handy.

Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee
Beale Street. Photo courtesy of Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau/Andre Zucker

Learn how Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and many other legendary musicians began their careers at Sun Studio, which is still an active recording studio.

Pride of Place and Plate: Memphis, Tennessee
Sun Studio