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Reasons to Visit the Legendary Sun Studio at Memphis, TN

If you have any aspirations of being a recording artist or musician, you would be wise to visit the legendary Sun Studio at Memphis, TN. After all, it’s where Elvis Presley first recorded.

There are plenty of other reasons to visit Sun Studio as well and I have listed them below:

1) The Legendary Sun Studio at Memphis, TN is where Elvis Presley recorded his very first recording at the age of eighteen. He recorded his song, “That’s All Right” in July of 1954. Because there were many requests for the song after it was aired on a Memphis radio station, Sun Studio decided to press up the record and sell them out of the trunk of their car. The rest is, as they say, history.

2) The Historic Sun Records Store is owned by Jerry Schilling, personal friend and tour guide for Elvis during his rise to fame. You can actually purchase an official t-shirt that reads “I Got My Start At the Legendary Sun Studio” with Jerry’s signature printed on the bottom of it. The store also contains some one-of-a-kind items that are autographed by people who have recorded or worked at Sun, including Elvis Presley.

3) You can see where Johnny Cash recorded “I Walk the Line”, Roy Orbison recorded “Only the Lonely” and Jerry Lee Lewis recorded “Great Balls of Fire”. In fact, the walls are literally lined with gold and platinum records from some of the greatest musicians who have ever lived.
4) The Sun Studio is located in the heart of Memphis’ music district which is full of bars, restaurants and music venues. It’s a great place to people watch and soak up some of the Memphis music culture.
5) The staff at Sun Studio are extremely passionate about their studio and love to share their stories with visitors. They are more than happy to show you around and answer any questions that you may have.
6) Admission is free!
7) The Legendary Sun Studio is open seven days a week from 10am to 6pm.
8) It’s a great place to take your music-loving friends and family. It’s a great place to bring friends who love music and introduce them to some of the greatest musicians who have ever lived.

9) You can’t beat the feeling of standing in the same room where some of the greatest music ever recorded was made.

10) If you’re lucky, you may even get to meet some famous musicians.

11) On the last Friday of every month, they do a “First Friday” event where local artists display their work in the parking lot and visitors can explore the studios after hours.

12) If you have a friend or family member who loves music, it’s a great place to bring them for a birthday or Christmas gift.

13) It’s free and you get to see where some of the greatest musicians in history recorded some of their most famous songs. What more could you ask for?   
14) The staff loves music and are super friendly.

15) The Sun Studio is located in an up-and-coming area of Memphis that is quickly becoming one of the city’s most popular districts for nightlife and entertainment.

Those are just some of the reasons to visit the Legendary Sun Studio. If you love Elvis Presley you should visit for sure and try to catch the play Million Dollar Quartet.