Stax Museum of American Soul Music
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Discover the story of soul music at the historic home of Stax Records—now the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. The museum lays out the legacy of one of soul music’s top record labels while also unraveling the evolution of soul music in America. Along the way, discover the roles of artists ranging from Otis Redding to Aretha Franklin.
The interactive exhibits within the Stax Museum of American Soul Music give you a chance to learn about the history of soul music and also experience it for yourself. You can listen to hits recorded by Stax at the Wall of Sound listening station, see replica recording equipment, and dance along to Soul Train on the Express Yourself dance floor.
The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is one of many music-focused attractions in Memphis. To visit multiple Memphis music hot spots, consider booking a music-focused tour or a combo ticket that includes access to the Memphis Rock N' Soul Museum, Sun Studio, Graceland, and the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The museum’s interactive elements are meant to keep people of all ages and interests engaged.
- You can pick up music, shirts, and memorabilia in the museum’s gift shop.
- Most visitors spend two to three hours at the museum.
- The museum is wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
Located about seven miles (11 kilometers) from the international airport and about three miles (five kilometers) from downtown Memphis, the museum can be reached from either location by car or taxi in under 10 minutes. It's also accessible by public bus.
When to Get There
The indoor museum makes an ideal escape on a hot or rainy day. Check the museum’s event schedule to visit for an event, show, or workshop. It's closed Mondays and open the rest of the week, midmorning through early evening.
The Sax Music Academy and Charter School
Part of the Soulsville Foundation, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music shares a campus with the Stax Music Academy and Soulsville Charter School. Both the music academy and charter school are dedicated to providing education and performance opportunities. The academy focuses on music education and at-risk youth, and the charter school is open to students from throughout the region and focuses on academics as well as music.
Adres: 926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38126, VS
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