To a certain type of music fan a trip to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music is the equivalent of a holy pilgrimage. The epicenter of southern soul music during the 1960's and 70's and home to such giants as Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, The Staple Singers and Issac Hayes Stax is the legendary record label that gave the world countless classics during soul music's golden era.
Despite falling on hard times after their golden years Stax has bounced back since the turn of the Millennium opening a museum which commemorates the great music they produced all that time again and beginning to release new music once again.
Things to Do
- Come to the museum to learn about some of the finest American popular music ever produced.
- Make sure to stop into the Museum's gift shop while you're there. With a great selection of vinyl and CDs along with posters, DVD's and all manner of Stax merchandise any soul fan will find plenty to interest them.
Stax Museum of American Soul Music Insider Tips
- Take advantage of the Memphis Hop Bus to see the Stax Museum along with some of the other top tourist destinations that the city has to offer. Other stops along the line include Graceland, the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum and the National Civil Rights Museum.
- Take a look at photos of the exhibits to whet your appetite for a visit!
- If you like soul music then there's a god chance you like soul food! Check out Stax's recommendations of four local restaurants that serve up some of the best in town.