September 27, 2017
Memphis is the birthplace of blues and the capital of soul music. Explore the city’s rich musical heritage by visiting some of its legendary museums. For an entertaining lesson in Memphis music history, visit the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.
The once tiny record store grew into a massively important recording studio in the late 50’s. The careers of Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, and Wilson Pickett were launched there. The museum showcases a large variety of memorabilia, artifacts, films, galleries and interactive exhibits. If you enjoy soul music, or music in general, you owe yourself a visit to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, the only museum of its kind in the world.
After you visit the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, be sure to check out Sun Studio, where Elvis Presley recorded his first song.
If you’re interested in learning even more about Memphis’ soul music history then swing by the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum.