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Memphis


Tennessee

Beale Street

Beale Street—The historic “Home of the Blues” is a must for all tourists interested in experiencing the rich musical heritage for which Memphis has long been known.

Located in the heart of downtown Memphis with three blocks of more than 30 nightclubs, restaurants and retail shops. Music includes traditional Blues, Rhythm and Blues, Jazz and Rock 'n' Roll. Catch a concert at Handy Park or attend one of the annual festivals or parades.

One of America's most famous musical streets once the musical home of W.C. Handy, “ Father of the blues;” Furry Lewis; B.B. King; Albert king and Bobby “ Blue Bland; and others, continues its musical tradition enhanced by a fascinating collection of nightclubs, shops, restaurants, boutiques, and other special events.

Gibson Beale Street Showcase
Memphis has its very own Gibson Guitar factory located right next door to Beale Street n downtown Memphis.
The facility is an active manufacturing plant of Gibson’s world famous guitars, such as B.B.King's 'Lucille', and accommodates docent-led tours.
Plus, the Gibson Memphis features an extensive collection of rare an exciting tours. Plus, the Gibson Memphis features an extensive collection of rare an exciting musical instruments, records, music art and memorabilia.

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Beale Street is lined with Music Clubs
Beale Street is lined with Music Clubs

A factory tour where you can witness hand-craftsmanship at its best while on
the factory floor with $4 million of guitars. A narrated tour takes you through 16
workstations where solid blocks of wood are transformed into legendary musical
instruments. See it all from fitting, sanding and painting to electronics installation,
tuning and packing of American-made World-played Gibson guitars
A factory tour where you can witness hand-craftsmanship at its best while on the factory floor with $4 million of guitars. A narrated tour takes you through 16 workstations where solid blocks of wood are transformed into legendary musical instruments. See it all from fitting, sanding and painting to electronics installation, tuning and packing of American-made World-played Gibson guitars

   
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