“Learn the complete Memphis music story”
The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum’s exhibition about the birth of rock and soul music, created by the Smithsonian Institution, tells the story of musical pioneers who, for the love of music, overcame racial and socio-economic barriers to create the music that shook the entire world. Located at 191 Beale, on the corner of legendary Highway 61 at the FedExForum sports and entertainment complex, the museum offers a comprehensive Memphis music experience from the rural field hollers and sharecroppers of the 1930s, through the explosion of Sun, Stax and Hi Records and Memphis’ musical heyday in the 70s, to its global musical influence. The museum’s digital audio tour guide is packed with over 300 minutes of information, including over 100 songs, and takes visitors at their own pace through seven galleries featuring 3 audio visual programs, more than 30 instruments, 40 costumes and other musical treasures.
This museum is a must-visit for any fan of the blues and blues history. When you first walk in you're given a set of headphones that will guide you through the exhibits. You begin by learning about the roots of blues and country and how this genre of music started on farms and plantations and move on up through the years. Another cool feature is that there are jukeboxes in the exhibit rooms, so you can hear music from the time period.
Fun and very informative.
Rich history through an audio tour with great exhibits. Definitely worth the visit! Staff was very friendly.
Must visit the museum if you love music, very cool exhibits and you can hear music from the time period. Wish I could spend the whole day listening to it.
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Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum
- Mon - Thu: 11:00 am - 1:00 am
- Fri, Sat: 11:00 am - 2:00 am
- Sun: 12:30 pm - 1:00 am
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