All week on World Cafe with David Dye, the Sense of Place series is exploring the city of Memphis and its musical heritage. Today, David Dye shares his top five Memphis sites. You can listen to the Sense of Place series on WXPN at 2 p.m. Monday through Friday all this week, or at 7 p.m. on XPN2: Singer-Songwriter Radio.

Some more of the places you should not miss on any Memphis visit: Graceland and the National Civil Rights Museum were the two most defining visits of our trip. Spend a Sunday morning at Reverend Al’s. And Leavitt Shell is a beautiful outdoor venue.

3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard  Memphis, TN 38116
(901) 332-3329

National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry Street  Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 521-9699

Full Gospel Tabernacle Church (Al Green’s church)
787 Hale Road  Memphis, TN 38116
(901) 570-1464

Leavitt Shell
1928 Poplar Avenue  Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 272-2722

Memphis Rock N Soul Museum
191 Beale Street  Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 205-2533