The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is one of only a very few soul-focused museums in existence anywhere in the world. Some collection highlights include the dance floor from Soul Train, Isaac Hayes’ flashy gold and blue Cadillac El Dorado, a historical film on Stax Records you watch at the beginning of your visit, Studio A, Tina Turner’s gold sequined dress, a brown suede jacket owned by Otis Redding, the Hall of Records with its showcase of 912 singles and 292 full length albums, and a recreation of the Stax Records Control Room.
Don’t leave without perusing their gift shop for soul music inspired t-shirts, DVDs, CDs and memorabilia. Best of all, each purchase helps benefit the museum as well as the next door Stax Music Academy, which provides music education and arts opportunities to at-risk youth.
Allow about two to three hours to explore the museum.
Tours & Tickets
Visit the original site of the Stax Records studio in Memphis, Tennessee, the Stax Museum. See this museum’s special tribute to the artists who recorded there, ... Read more
Location: Memphis, United States
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Start your fun-filled music tour with pickup from your hotel or local accommodations and enjoy transportation to and from three historical Memphis music ... Read more
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)