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Beale Street Historic District

203 Beale St., Ste. 300, Memphis, Tennessee 38103 USA

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Beale Street Historic District

Memphis City Tour with Optional Graceland Admission

Memphis
3 hours
From $24

Memphis Mojo Music Bus Tour

Memphis
1.5 or 3 hours
From $31

Memphis Coach Tour including Rock and Soul Museum

Memphis
3 hours
From $39
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Sun 12p-12p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards not Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • No Public Restrooms
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“Home of the blues”

The music and entertainment pulse of downtown Memphis, Beale Street at the turn of the 20th century served as a haven for African Americans migrating from small towns. Legendary greats such as W.C. Handy, B.B. King, Rufus Thomas, Willie Mitchell and Isaac Hayes have showcased their talents on Beale. Beale Street offers three blocks of nightclubs, specialty shops, galleries and restaurants.

For over 150 years, Beale Street has hosted blues music and entertainment. Beale played a pivotal role in branding Memphis as one of the most musically rich cities in the world, and was prominent in hosting some of the first black business owners in the south. In between, the street was host to the birth of blues music, the civil rights movement, rock 'n’ roll, racks of ribs and bands.

As thousands of bands, fans, major blues players, entertainers and reporters (including the American blues scene) descend on Beale, the street once again takes a party atmosphere as only the blues can provide, colliding a searing helping of original Memphis soul with dozens of different styles, takes and interpretations of hundreds of artist’s blues music and dedication. Most of the buildings that exist on Beale are the same buildings that have been frequented by the great many music lovers and great musicians that came in the 100 years before, providing a proprietary sense of history to the legendary street.

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Reviewed by
Dagoondock

  • 7 Reviews
  • 8 Helpful
August 13, 2014

Really cool street!! Great music, fun unique stores, and the food.. oh, my gosh. The food is amazing! It made me want to move to Memphis! Loved Beale Street.

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DanielJosephCox

  • 10 Reviews
  • 8 Helpful
October 1, 2014

Better than Bourbon Street! More authentic feel and less of a corporate vibe, with marvelous local and international acts at a variety of venues that have an aged patina that only history can create. This is the heart of the Blues scene with some great rockabilly thrown in, too There's always plenty to do, shop, see, hear, drink and eat. Our favorite destination spot. Hit up Bourbon Street in NOLA or Broadway in Nashville, BEFORE you come here, because afterward they'll pale in comparison!!

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Reviewed by
pwarnick

  • 7 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
June 30, 2014

Nasty Dirty . We kept driving!

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Reviewed by
susieqw3

  • 11 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 23, 2016

Fun, Fun, Fun !!!! Food, Food Food !!! And fabulous music to enjoy as a great backdrop to all the fun and food!!!

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Reviewed by
MelissaBustos

  • 8 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 16, 2016

Parking is hard to find. Had my two teenagers with me and they loved the atmosphere and shopping, Loved the live music and the night time was spot on for being a tourist.

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Reviewed by
judi.matoushek

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
April 10, 2016

So much fun! The only thing I can say is I have to go again... Without the grand littles! I could sit and listen to the music all day!

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Reviewed by
Evan

  • 9 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
February 25, 2015

Had a blast on Beale street!

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Beale Street Historic District

203 Beale St., Ste. 300
Memphis, Tennessee
38103 USA

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  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards not Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • No Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • No Wifi
  • Street Parking
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  • Private Parking

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