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Stax Records was the hub of a neighborhood that produced so much musical talent that it came to be called Soulsville, U.S.A.
Memphis is the center of the musical universe. Each year, music fans from around the world make the pilgrimage to Memphis' shrines - Beale Street, Elvis Presley's Graceland, Sun Records and the Smithsonian Rock 'n' Soul Museum.
But even in a city with such a musical heritage, Stax Records is unrivaled. In a modest neighborhood theater converted into a recording studio, American music and culture were transformed forever by the dynamic sound and mesmerizing hits created there.
Today, the museum is home to an amazing collection of artifacts, photographs, exhibits, commentary and, of course, music. Along with the legendary Stax Sound, the museum also spotlights the music of Muscle Shoals, Motown, Hi and Atlantic Records.
Located less than three miles from historic Beale Street, Stax Records was the hub of a neighborhood that produced so much musical talent that it came to be called Soulsville, U.S.A.
The sounds came from the fields, alleys, juke joints and choir lofts. After colliding in the city called Memphis, something new was created-- a kind of magic that would eventually transform the hearts, attitudes and ways of the world.
The Memphis Rock `n' Soul Museum, featuring the Smithsonian Institution's Rock `n' Soul: Social Crossroads exhibition, a dazzling chronology of rebellious hearts and echoes that shaped the Memphis Sound. Artifacts, pictures, words-- and of course, music-highlight slices of our cultural and musical past.
The Pyramid Arena in Memphis Tennessee is one of the most uniquely designed structures on earth. The 32 story Pyramid is the third largest pyramid in the world and soars even taller than the Statue of Liberty or the Taj Mahal. Managed and operated by SMG, this 21,000 seat sports and entertainment facility is home to the NBA Memphis Grizzlies and the University of Memphis Men's Basketball Program and is well known for hosting national basketball tournaments, concerts and family shows.
When 18 year old Elvis walked into Sun Studio, he was asked who he sounded like. He said: "I donít sound like nobody". And he sang like nobody ever had, with the honesty of the blues and the wildness of an all night party! Jerry Lee Lewis..Carl Perkins...Johnny Cash. They and Elvis were all friends here. They made a new sound in this Studio. It had the Beat, the Soul and especially the Attitude that came to be called "Rock NíRoll"
With over 96 acres of sweeping vistas, encompassing lakes, woodlands and display gardens, the Memphis Botanic Garden is the cultural crown jewel of the Mid-South.