A Rufus Thomas Birthday Celebration by those carrying on his legacy!
Join the Stax Music Academy Rhythm Section and friends and family of Stax legend Rufus Thomas as the museum’s celebrates his career and legacy on what would have been his 100th birthday. Thomas is as indispensable to Memphis music as Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Otis Redding, and B.B. King. In fact, it is hard to imagine “The Memphis Sound” without him. This special concert and panel discussion will highlight various songs and anecdotes from Thomas’ lengthy career, and yes, there will be birthday cake!