Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Row 1

926 E McLemore Ave
Memphis, TN 38106
(901) 946-2535

Foursquare Tips

  • 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.
  • 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:
  • 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
  • I think my favorite part of the American Soul museum is that they have Dick Cheney's unused soul on display.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Music Inspires A Generation And The History Of Memphis Music Can Be Found At Stax. Wear Your Dancing Shoes!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Great museum, lots of cool stuff in gift shop
  • Take your future album cover photo in front of the mural on the east side of the building.
  • bad part of town, go in the daytime only and use teh FREE parking in teh back, dont go to teh street!
  • The best music museum in Memphis. Traces the whole journey of Soul from its roots to the heights of the 60s and 70s. Recreated in the original Stax Records location.
  • I loved this museum!!! Very informative information in the establishment of Stax Records and Blues and Soul music in Memphis. A MUST visit tourist stop!!!
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Make sure get this tour in if you coming to Memphis, TN!!!
  • Great museum for music lovers!