About Stax Museum

The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is the world’s only museum dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of American soul music. Located on the original site of the Stax Records studio in Memphis, Tenn., the Stax Museum pays special tribute to the artists who recorded there, as well as other American soul legends, […]

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Rebirth

Stax’s legacy is inextricably tied to Memphis, and more specifically, to Soulsville, the neighborhood where the studio was located. Soulsville is arguably one of the most talent-packed neighborhoods in the world: Aretha Franklin, Memphis Slim, Memphis Minnie and Booker T. Jones all called the neighborhood home, and the neighborhood’s two recording studios – Stax and […]

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Museum

The Memphis, Tennessee-based Soulsville Foundation’s Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Souleo Enterprises launch Stax: Visions of Soul – a visual art exhibition celebrating songs from the iconic Stax catalog – July 17 through December 31, in what is the museum’s first contemporary art exhibition in roughly a decade. Specially commissioned works by 16 […]

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Home

A story about talent, hustle, and soul Plan your visit. The Story of Stax Organized by Memphis’ Stax Records to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the Watts rebellion in Los Angeles, Wattstax was seen by some as the “Afro-American answer to Woodstock”. To make sure everyone who wanted to attend could, tickets were sold for […]

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