Stax Museum of American Soul Music is inviting you out for a tour of their collection this weekend! Located on the original site of the Stax Records studio in Memphis, the Stax Museum pays special tribute to the artists who recorded there, as well as other American soul legends, with a rare and amazing collection of more than 2,000 artifacts, interactive exhibits, films, and galleries. Check it out for yourself this Saturday, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Start your museum tour in the true birthplace of soul music – a modest country church. Just as Stax’s music found its roots in the sounds of Southern gospel music, the museum opens in a real, circa-1906 Mississippi Delta church that has been carefully reassembled inside of our building.
We understand it’s hard not to dance when you listen to Stax tracks. While most museums don’t encourage dancing in the aisles, we invite you to shake what your mama gave you on the Express Yourself dance floor. Don’t worry if you don’t have the moves – you can pick up inspiration from the dancers on vintage episodes of Soul Train playing next to the dance floor.
Check out period recording equipment in the control room, then stand in Studio A, an exact replica of the legendary converted movie theater where Stax artists cut records, down to the gently slanted floor that contributed to Stax’s special sound. See Stax’s impact in our hall of records, where the walls are lined with floor-to-ceiling cases containing all of the albums and singles released by Stax and its subsidiary labels from 1957 – 1975.
Behold Isaac Hayes’ glittering custom Cadillac Eldorado, which was purchased as part of his renegotiated deal with Stax in 1972. The car, which was purchased for $26,000 (or, $143,000 in 2013 dollars), is fully equipped with unique amenities like a refrigerated mini-bar, television, 24-carat gold exterior trim and white fur carpeting on the floorboards.
Explore the world’s only museum dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of American soul music at the Stax Museum! General admission starts at $10, which can be purchased in person or in advance at www.staxmuseum.com.
Sure, at Appling Lakes Apartments in Cordova, Tennessee, you’ll find all the on-site amenities and services you desire, but we know your lifestyle demands more than perks that are close-to-home. By informing you of this upcoming event, we hope to inspire you to interact with your neighbors on a deeper level and just have an all-around good time.
Saturday, November 15, 2019—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
926 East McLemore Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38126