The mission of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music is to present, preserve, promote and interpret the art, history, culture and heritage of American Soul music, specifically the Memphis Sound and its influences internationally.
Located at the original site of Stax Records in Memphis,Tennessee, the museum offers a fun and interactive experience that includes an award-winning documentary film, video displays of interviews and classic performances, and exhibits of musical instruments, costumes, records, and photographs that tell the story of a great musical genre born in the USA. Preserved here is the legacy of musical giants such as Otis Redding, the Staple Singers, Booker T. and the MGs, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Ike and Tina Turner, and many others.
The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is a program of the nonprofit, Soulsville Foundation, which also operates the Stax Music Academy (an after-school and summer music program for middle and high school students) and The Soulsville Charter School (a college preparatory school serving approximately six hundred children in grades 6 through 12).
To learn more, visit www.staxmuseum.com