Stax’s legacy is inextricably tied to Memphis, and more specifically, to Soulsville, the neighborhood where the studio was located. Soulsville is arguably one of the most talent-packed neighborhoods in the world: Aretha Franklin, Memphis Slim, Memphis Minnie and Booker T. Jones all called the neighborhood home, and the neighborhood’s two recording studios – Stax and Royal (home of Hi Records) – produced some of the most beloved music of the last century.
Soulsville’s vibrant, creative community spirit is alive today in the students who attend the Stax Music Academy and The Soulsville Charter School, through the work of the Soulsville Foundation and in the community members who have contributed to the neighborhood’s resurgence.
The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is the world’s only museum dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of American soul music.
Located on the original site of the Stax Records studio in Memphis, Tenn., 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.
Discover the rich musical history of Memphis, Tennessee. See Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley; trace the roots of blues, rock, and soul along Beale Street; explore the musical heritage of Memphis at the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, Sun Studio, or Stax Museum.See all we have to offer in Memphis, TN Discover Memphis Package Elvis and Blues City Package Experience Memphis Package