Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Museum and History Museum
926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38106
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  • Today
    • 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–4:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
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  • "... music. Not to mention, Isaac Hayes' pimped out Cadillac on display is pretty..." (4 tips)
  • "... start: Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, Wilson Pickett - just..." (4 tips)
  • "... Hayes, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, Booker T, & the MGs, and many others." (3 tips)
  • HISTORY

    This museum is originally the home of the Stax Record Company which went bankrupt in 1976. The museum built in 2003 by anonymous philanthropists wanted to revitalize the surrounding community.

    HISTORY · July 8, 2010
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  • Kerry C.

    Two things you have to do at Stax: 1. Dance on the Soul Train dance floor.2. Be appropriately reverent in front of Isaac Hayes' car.

    Kerry C. · November 15, 2011
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  • The Grio

    Check out where numerous legends got their start: Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, Wilson Pickett - just to name a few. Read more

    The Grio · February 1, 2011
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  • BET

    Launched the careers of unknowns who would later become icons! Celebrate Black History by checking out BET's list of 25 influential Hip-Hop samples: http://bet.us/BHM

    BET · January 31, 2013
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  • Steve R.

    $12 gets you a tour of some of my favorite Memphis Music. You'll be amazed at how many recognizable songs and musicians came out this label. Pretty awesome experience. Read more

    Steve R. · November 19, 2009
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  • IFC

    Once a recording studio for many of the great soul artists, this soul music museum is filled with the history and culture of soul music.

    IFC · July 6, 2011
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  • TheUrbanDaily

    Founded in 1957 as Satellite Records, the small record label founded by bro& sis, Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton, changes its name to Stax, & becomes a major player in the creation of the Southern soul Read more

    TheUrbanDaily · May 25, 2011
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  • Homeless Bill

    I think my favorite part of the American Soul museum is that they have Dick Cheney's unused soul on display.

    Homeless Bill · July 29, 2010
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  • Mia D.

    This museum is originally the home of the Stax Record Company which went bankrupt in 1976. The museum built in 2003 by anonymous philanthropists wanted to revitalize the surrounding community.

    Mia D. · July 9, 2010
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  • Caroline

    Visit Stax and fall in love with Memphis' Soul Music Heritage. See the bling-covered Cadillac previously owned by Mr. Hot Buttered Soul, Isaac Hayes

    Caroline · March 12, 2010
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  • Kelly P.

    Make sure get this tour in if you coming to Memphis, TN!!!

    Kelly P. · August 31, 2011
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  • DIVINE M.

    Music Inspires A Generation And The History Of Memphis Music Can Be Found At Stax. Wear Your Dancing Shoes!

    DIVINE M. · August 21, 2011
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  • Kerry C.

    Take your future album cover photo in front of the mural on the east side of the building. Read more

    Kerry C. · June 26, 2012
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  • Dale R.

    bad part of town, go in the daytime only and use teh FREE parking in teh back, dont go to teh street!

    Dale R. · May 2, 2010
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  • Andy I.

    Great museum, lots of cool stuff in gift shop

    Andy I. · December 28, 2013
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  • Rob A.

    One of the best museums I've been to in a while. Great building, great history. And the Isaac Hayes car trumps anything you will see at the Smithsonian.

    Rob A. · July 27, 2013
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  • K12 Inc

    Did you know? Stax Records formed in 1959 and went on to launch the careers of such legendary artists as Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, Booker T, & the MGs, and many others. Read more

    K12 Inc · August 25, 2011
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  • Soul Train

    Explore the history of soul greats Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, Wilson Pickett, Luther Ingram, and more.

    Soul Train · March 14, 2011
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  • Elvis S.

    If you wear Isaac Hayes' gold medallions you will acquire all of his powers.

    Elvis S. · December 30, 2010
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  • Sony Mobile WTA

    Trace the roots of soul music from gospel to Al Green and beyond!

    Sony Mobile WTA · December 26, 2010
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  • Bertha R.

    Gotta do the Soul Train line

    Bertha R. · 2 weeks ago
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  • Jayy W.

    You HAVE to visit this place!!

    Jayy W. · January 22
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  • Amanda Michelle J.

    Isaac Hayes' gold-plated caddy is EVERYTHING!!! (No photos allowed)

    Amanda Michelle J. · December 24, 2013
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  • Sam

    Admission is free on Tuesday's from 1-5 for local residents.

    Sam · November 16, 2013
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  • Lisa H.

    Give yourself time to go through the entire museum - it's phenomenal and you don't want to rush and miss any of the history of this incredible music label.

    Lisa H. · September 10, 2013
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  • Duffy L.

    I loved this place. I could still feel the energy in Studio A. A must visit!

    Duffy L. · July 27, 2013
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  • Kim A.

    Rubin Studdard music camp visited Stax on yesterday, had a blast! Our tour guide was fantastic and his love for music served us well. I have a better appreciation for Memphis musical roots.

    Kim A. · July 20, 2013
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  • George G.

    Bluesville

    George G. · June 15, 2013
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  • Nathan K.

    If you're staying in the downtown area, the No. 4 MTA bus will get you close to all the main attractions down there.

    Nathan K. · May 25, 2013
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  • Nathan K.

    An incredible and moving experience for anyone who loves music. Not to mention, Isaac Hayes' pimped out Cadillac on display is pretty damn sick.

    Nathan K. · May 25, 2013
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  • City Saver

    Use your Memphis City Saver coupon to receive one free admission when a second admission of equal or greater value is purchased (up to $12 Value).

    City Saver · March 27, 2013
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  • Jamie G.

    A must do while in Memphis

    Jamie G. · August 8, 2012
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  • Maura T.

    Free for military and dependents until labor day.

    Maura T. · August 8, 2012
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  • Lisa W.

    My favorite museum I visited in Memphis. Isaac Hayes car is something every person needs to see in all its glory at least once in your life. Best car ever.

    Lisa W. · May 13, 2012
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  • SPORTIQE

    Fuel your retro desires with a Peace, Love, and Stax Tee. Read more

    SPORTIQE · May 11, 2012
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  • Memphis Travel

    Visiting Memphis for Black History Month? Stax is an excellent source of history about the rise of black music in Memphis. Stax artists include: Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, Jean Knight and Sam & Dave.

    Memphis Travel · February 8, 2012
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  • Memphis Travel

    Make sure not to miss the Otis Redding: I've Got Dreams to Remember exhibit which is being showcased at Stax through March 31, 2012.

    Memphis Travel · January 27, 2012
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  • Seismic Audio

    Attention all musicians, before you spend a ton of money on PA gear, check out Seismic Audio!

    Seismic Audio · December 13, 2011
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  • Tawni B.

    This place rocks so hard!

    Tawni B. · October 4, 2011
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  • Jeremy D.

    Great museum for music lovers! Read more

    Jeremy D. · May 23, 2011
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