Tips for Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Two things you have to do at Stax: 1. Dance on the Soul Train dance floor.2. Be appropriately reverent in front of Isaac Hayes' car.

- Kerry Crawford

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Founded in 1957 as Satellite Records, the small record label founded by bro& sis, Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton, changes its name to Stax, & becomes a major player in the creation of the Southern soul

- TheUrbanDaily

I think my favorite part of the American Soul museum is that they have Dick Cheney's unused soul on display.

- Homeless Bill

Visit Stax and fall in love with Memphis' Soul Music Heritage. See the bling-covered Cadillac previously owned by Mr. Hot Buttered Soul, Isaac Hayes

- Caroline

Did you know? Stax Records formed in 1959 and went on to launch the careers of such legendary artists as Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, Booker T, & the MGs, and many others.

- K12 Inc

Music Inspires A Generation And The History Of Memphis Music Can Be Found At Stax. Wear Your Dancing Shoes!

- DIVINE Magazine

Once a recording studio for many of the great soul artists, this soul music museum is filled with the history and culture of soul music.


This museum is originally the home of the Stax Record Company which went bankrupt in 1976. The museum built in 2003 by anonymous philanthropists wanted to revitalize the surrounding community.


Great museum, lots of cool stuff in gift shop

- Andy Imparato

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Take your future album cover photo in front of the mural on the east side of the building.

- Kerry Crawford

bad part of town, go in the daytime only and use teh FREE parking in teh back, dont go to teh street!

- Dale Rooftime

The best music museum in Memphis. Traces the whole journey of Soul from its roots to the heights of the 60s and 70s. Recreated in the original Stax Records location.

- Bobby Kennedy

I loved this museum!!! Very informative information in the establishment of Stax Records and Blues and Soul music in Memphis. A MUST visit tourist stop!!!

- Karen Johnson


- Lydia EspaAgui

One of the best museums I've been to in a while. Great building, great history. And the Isaac Hayes car trumps anything you will see at the Smithsonian.

- Rob Anderson

Use your Memphis City Saver coupon to receive one free admission when a second admission of equal or greater value is purchased (up to $12 Value).

- City Saver

My favorite museum I visited in Memphis. Isaac Hayes car is something every person needs to see in all its glory at least once in your life. Best car ever.

- Lisa W

Make sure get this tour in if you coming to Memphis, TN!!!

- Kelly Price

Great museum for music lovers!

- Jeremy Dickens

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