For more than 17 years, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music has been a favorite destination for school groups and children of all ages from around the world. With almost all travel and field trips halted during the COVID pandemic and much of the new virtual learning excluding exposure to the arts, the Stax Museum will now help fill that gap by offering an educational and entertaining STAX MUSEUM VIRTUAL TOUR that is student-friendly but of interest to the entire family.
Blending elements of a traditional museum tour, interviews, and live musical performances, this virtual museum experience will share the history of Stax Records and Memphis music through those who lived it and continue to be impacted by its legacy. Featured tour guides include former Stax Records employees, Stax Music Academy staff and alumni, and a number of Memphis musicians.
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This all-ages tour will help the Stax Museum continue introducing new generations to the authentic music created at Stax and offer keen insight into the culture that existed there. From stories of opportunity and empowerment to racial equality, social justice, and the pure magic of making timeless music, this engaging, informative experience is now available.
Free for students, schools, and other youth organizations; pay-what-you-can/donation option for others who wish to support the Stax Museum.
As an added bonus, after you and/or your students enjoy the Stax Museum virtual tour, our affiliated Stax Music Academy is presenting a worldwide virtual Black History Month concert with two companion study guides the Stax Museum helped create. The concert, which will be live at https://staxmusicacademy.org/ starting February 17, 2021, will feature valuable lessons in African American history along with upbeat, fun-filled music made famous by the likes of Aretha Franklin, Al Green, the Staple Singers, Jackson 5, Janet Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and many others. Register HERE for this event.
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