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Stax Museum of American Soul Music

926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38106-3338
+1 901-261-6338
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The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, is a 17,000 square-foot museum offering interactive exhibits, videos, vintage musical instruments used to create the Stax sound, stage costumes, photographs, records, and approximately 3,000 other items of memorabilia that tell the unique story, from beginning to present, of American soul music, particularly that of Stax Records and the Memphis Sound.Artists highlighted include Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, the Bar-Kays, Booker T. & the MGs, Johnnie Taylor, Little Milton, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, Rufus and Carla Thomas, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Ike & Tina Turner, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, and hundreds of others.
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926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38106-3338
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Reviewed yesterday

Stax was cool, fun and educational learning about another record company during that era , which was anti-motown was very cool. with there unique sound they were still able to reach the massess. when you look at the stax artist and there sound, the anit-motown...More

Thank chris m
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Reviewed yesterday

First, this was a trip taken during Memorial Day, so the place was PACKED. But, it was interesting and helped me learn a great deal about the history of American Soul Music. I found the experience enlightening and there was never a dull moment which...More

Thank Matthew H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a lovely museum that captures an interesting point of time but it could be a lot better if it gave a more complete history

Thank Marisa B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow this was an amazing find....so well done throughout so much detail had gone into this. It's on the other side of town so if you don't drive you will need to get a cab Sharon D

Thank Sharon D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a music buff, we so enjoyed this journey and the tour. Wonderful displays and more in depth information about the artists affiliated with Stax.

Thank Deborah D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a music person and this was great. The information provided is concentrated on this particular Memphis sound and the artists involved. I learned a lot. Don't skip the opening film.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure if you go you take the time to watch the video in the theatre...so much information...so interesting to see women playing electric guitar in church in the 1930's..and so much respect shown between early "soul" music and country and gospel and its child....rock...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited during our 5 day stay in Memphis. Stax is not widely advertised by any of the large hotels or tourist information centres as a place of interest which is a great shame! We had an awesome visit, it took you right back to...More

Thank kchaney
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a definite to do on my trip to Memphis and I wasn't disappointed. Really fascinating to learn the history of the label and there is so much STUFF to see. Isaac Hayes' limo worth it alone! A real trip down memory lane for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the STAX museum/complex on June 5, 2018. The intro movie had such great sounds and melodies, brought back memories! Walking thru the musee was fantastic; I especially liked the gospel music evolution and Issac Hayes caddy. Seems like someone is attempting to create...More

Thank WorldwideTee
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