Rock & Soul Museum
Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum tells the story of musical pioneers who overcame racial and socio-economic barriers to create the music that shook the world. The museum offers a comprehensive Memphis music experience from the rural music of the 1930s, through Memphis’ musical heyday in the 70s, to its global musical influence.
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Rock & Soul Museum
According to the Smithsonian Institution, the finest museum system in the world, “Rock & Soul: Social Crossroads” is the story of the body of music that had the most influence on the culture and lifestyles of the world during the middle 20th Century unto this day. It affected the way we walked, the way we talked, the way we combed our hair and the way we dressed; not only in Memphis or the nation, but the entire world.
Located on world famous Beale Street, the museum offers a comprehensive Memphis music experience of the 1930s and 1940s through the explosion of Sun, Stax and Hi Records and Memphis’ musical heyday in the 50s-70s, to its global musical influence through today.
The museum’s digital audio tour guide is packed with over 300 minutes of information, including over 100 songs, and takes visitors at their own pace through seven galleries featuring 3 audio visual programs, more than 30 instruments, 40 costumes and other musical treasures. You’ll rock with the likes of Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, Johnny Cash, Sam & Dave, Al Green, The BarKays, and others.
Rock ‘n’ Soul teams up with several other Memphis tourist attractions to offer visitors a fun, educational and comprehensive Memphis, Tennessee music experience with a free shuttle from Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum to Sun Studio and Graceland.
Good To Know
- Developed by the Smithsonian Institution
- One of the city’s most prominent museums
- Gateway to your Memphis Music Experience
- Free Shuttle from Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum to Sun Studio and Graceland
- Tour begins with an introductory film and is self guided with an audio guide.
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