As one of the many components to help celebrate the Stax Museum of American Soul Music’s 20th Anniversary in 2023, the Stax Museum announced it will launch its first-ever “Holiday Soul Mobile,” a traveling exhibit, gift shop, and DJ booth designed to take the Stax Records experience around the Memphis and the nation to festivals, record stores, radio stations, museums, and more. The Holiday Soul Mobile experience includes live vinyl soul DJs, exclusive merchandise designed by local artist Mia Saine, and special guest appearances that will create a “party on wheels” with opportunities for giveaways and exclusive content.
The times for each location are as follows:
- 11/24 Soul & Spirits Brewery 4 PM – 9 PM: 845 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38107. Catch the Stax Museum’s pop-up experience at Soul & Spirits Brewery’s Black Friday door-buster savings event!
- 12/2 Saddle Creek 2 PM – 8 PM: Poplar Ave. &, W Farmington Blvd, Germantown, TN, You’ll find Santa and the Soul Mobile at Saddle Creek South, two doors down from Lululemon.
- 12/9 Oxford, MS End of All Music: 103A Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655, Oxford Square’s independent record store + The Soul Mobile are teaming up for some holiday fun!
- 12/14 Stax Museum 6 PM | Stax Museum’s Annual Concert featuring The MD’s playing the class Booker T. & The M.G.’s record In The Christmas Spirit, holiday crafts for the kids, hot chocolate, Soul & Spirits Brewery, Central BBQ, and more!
MORE ABOUT THE SOUL MOBILE
Traveling in conjunction with the internationally broadcast Beale Street Caravan, these stops will hit many Memphis-tourism target markets and offer soul and R&B fans a good dose of the Memphis Sound.
With the Soul Mobile traveling during 2023 and in the future, we will promote the Stax Museums exhibits, programs, new artifacts, and more, as well providing partnerships in collaboration with our Bob Abrahamian collection, one of the world’s most prestigious and storied collections of approximately 35,000 soul music records mostly recorded on Chicago’s South Side in the 1960s and 70s.
The Soul Mobile was designed by artists Quantavious “Toonky” Worship and Anthony Lee. Worship is a Memphis-based artist who specializes in public art. His unique illustrations, murals, and logos are seen throughout Memphis and the Mid-South region of the United States. Lee is a public art expert and gallery manager whose West Indian Roots and time as a child spent in St. Croix, USVI shaped his aesthetic and artistic stylings.
The Soul Mobile will also feature exclusive merchandise designed by artist Mia Saine, who is a queer African American illustrator and designer based in Memphis, Tennessee. Saine enjoys sharing real narratives about marginalized people while creating vibrant illustrations. During Mia’s emerging career, she has collaborated with progressive national and international clients across the creative fields of advertising, branding, and publishing.