Memphis Music Hall of Fame
The Memphis Music Hall of Fame is a fantastic place to visit if you are looking for something fun and educational on your next Memphis, Tennessee vacation; with plenty of displays and exhibits to explore, you can always learn something new at this great museum.
Located at the corner of Beale Street, the museum is known for its many tributes to legendary musicians such as B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis, ZZ Top, Three 6 Mafia, and more, music lovers are sure to have a great time exploring the history of the industry in Memphis, TN. The museum is filled with unique memorabilia, video performances and interviews that are hard to find anywhere else, and tons of interactive exhibits. Some of the memorabilia include items such as Jerry Lee Lewis' custom Cadillac and Isaac Hayes' organ from Stax Records. As new inductees are added annually, the exhibit morphs and expands to accommodate the newcomers, making it a fresh, new experience every year! The museum is located only one block away from the Rock 'n' Soul Museum and offers combo pricing for the two locations.
In memoriam of the fantastic contributions to country music, the nominating committee chooses fantastic artists who perform genres from hard rock and roll to the blues and everything in between who have shaped the industry in Memphis.
List of Inductees
2019: Tina Turner, Steve Cropper, Charlie Musselwhite, Dan Penn, Don Bryant, Dee Dee Bridgewater, The Memphis Boys, Florence Cole Talbert-McCleave
2018:Aretha, 8Ball and MJG, Eddie Floyd, George Klein, Rock & Roll Trio, The Box Tops, O'Landa Draper
2017: Maurice White, Irvin Salky, Frank Stokes, Roy Orbison, The Memphis Horns, Cassietta George, Cowboy Jack Clement
2016: William Bell, Hi Rythm Section, John Lee Hooker, Charles Lloyd, Marguerite Piazza, Sam 'The Sham' Samudio
2015: Alberta Hunter, Al Jackson Jr., Memphis Slim, Scotty Moore, Charlie Rich, Sam & Dave, Justin Timberlake
2014: Lil Hardin Armstrong, Al Bell, Big Star, John Fry, Furry Lewis, Chips Moman, Ann Peebles, Jesse Winchester
2013: The Bar-Kays, The Blackwood Brothers, Rev. Herbert Brewster, Johnny Cash, Roland Janes, Albert King, Memphis Jug Band, Phineas Newborn, Jr., Knox Phillips, David Porter, Sid Selvidge, Kay Starr, Carla Thomas
2012: Estelle Axton & Jim Steward, George Coleman, Booker T, Bobby 'Blue' Bland, and the MG's, Lucie Campbell, Sam Phillips, Isaac Hayes, Dewey Phillips, Jim Dickinson, Al Green, W.C. Handy, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmie Lunceford, B.B. King, Professor W.T McDaniel, Willie Mitchell, Memphis Minnie, Three 6 Mafia, The Staple Singers, Otis Redding, Elvis Presley, Rufus Thomas, Jerry Lee Lewis, Nat D Williams, ZZ Top
Head to the Memphis Music Hall of Fame Museum where you can take part in musical history while learning something new on your next trip to Tennessee.
- For what ages is Memphis Music Hall of Fame appropriate?
Great for all ages.
- Is parking available at Memphis Music Hall of Fame?
There is plenty of nearby paid parking at Beale Street garages.
- Approximately how long could a customer plan to spend at Memphis Music Hall of Fame?
Guests spend approximately 1 - 1.5 hours at the museum.
- Is Memphis Music Hall of Fame handicap accessible?
- Is photography & video recording allowed?