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Stax Museum to open seven days a week during June and July in wake of massive Memphis power outage

 

MEMPHIS – On Saturday, May 27, 2017, Memphis, Tennessee was ravaged by a thunderstorm that caused more than 400 trees to uproot and block streets and caused over 140,000 residents to lose power. Some still have not had their power restored.

In the midst of this, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music was among the casualties, losing power for more than a week during one of its usually busiest weeks of the year, Memorial Day week.

In order to help make up for the tens of thousands of dollars in lost revenue at this crucial time, the Stax Museum, which is normally closed on Mondays for maintenance and other issues, will be open during every Monday during the months of June and July, beginning today June 5, 2017.

According to Stax Museum spokesman Tim Sampson, “We welcome visitors from around the world back to the Stax Museum, but we particularly hope the citizens of Memphis will take this opportunity to support us by visiting the museum, bringing guests, shopping in our gift shop, and considering becoming Stax Museum members.”

The Stax Museum will also be offering a wide variety of programming in June and July, from live music on Tuesdays to youth-oriented workshops and more. Revenue from the Stax Museum also helps fund programming at the adjacent Stax Music Academy.

Having recently changed its Sunday hours to open at 10 a.m. instead of the usual 1 p.m., this means the Stax Museum of American Soul Music in June and July will be open seven days a week, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information please contact Tim Sampson 901-485-8735 or tim.sampson@soulsvillefoundation.org.

For more information about the Stax Museum and its programming please visit www.staxmuseum.com.