Affiliate Profile

Memphis Rock 'N' Soul Museum

Memphis, Tennessee

The Memphis Rock 'n Soul Museum is an outgrowth of a 1990 traveling exhibition, Rock 'N" Soul:  Social Crossroads, which was developed and curated by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.  Through digital tours, audiovisual programs, and galleries displaying instruments, costumes, and other musical treasures, the museum now offers a comprehensive Memphis music experience.  It tells the story of American music that originated in Memphis:  from the sounds of rural field hollers and sharecroppers of the 1930s, through the explosion of Sun, Stax and Hi Records and Memphis' musical heyday in the 1970s, to its global musical influence.