Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Those who are fascinated with everything about Memphis and its origins in music are sure to have a fun time learning about the industry at the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. Guests will find the museum on the famous Beale street, where they can step inside for a unique look into the history of music's impact on Memphis. Uncover the roots of blues and rock and roll through various galleries and exhibits which will entangle your mind and give you new insight into the genres.
Rural Culture Gallery: Explore the history of the Mississippi Delta and its rural communities at this unique gallery. Guests can learn all about the culture, music, and more of this class of people who had an impact on modern Memphis culture.
Rural Music Gallery: Explore various genres that made their roots within the Mississippi Delta. From gospel and blues to country and everything in between, music was the cornerstone of rural culture. You'll be able to take a look at various hymns, ballads, and more that shaped Southern culture.
Coming to Memphis: River City is a place where many musicians went to work and to be inspired. No matter what you were there for, this intriguing city was a hub for musicians of all races, ages, and cultures.
Sun Records & Youth Culture: Sun Records is not only one of the most renown recording agencies in the South, but it was a place where young, broke, and hopeful musicians got their start. From Elvis Presley to Roy Orbison, musicians made their careers here, inspiring an entire culture surrounding the agency.
Soul Music: Soul Music is a cultural phenomenon that took the talents of black artists and turned the music world upside down on its head. A way to express black pride and to spark even political change, these songs became an anthem for an entire group of people and inspired various genres of modern music today.
Social Changes: The Social Changes gallery explores a turbulent and inspiring time of Memphis' past, including the revolutionary works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Explore how local culture changed in this city while various social changes took the world by storm.
With a variety of unique galleries, a gift shop, and plenty to see and do, a trip to the Rock 'n' Soul Museum is a must-have addition to your next Memphis, TN vacation.