Located in the broad area of the proposed Memphis Heritage trail, Stax Records was founded in 1957 as Satellite Records by Jim Stewart and his sister Estell Axton. The label changed its name to Stax Records and became a major recording studio for Southern soul and Memphis soul music styles, including gospel, funk, jazz, and blues. The 1960s were difficult times for American history, but Stax was a nucleus of ethnically-integrated bands where extraordinary music was produced no matter age, race, or economic status.
Seasons OpenAll seasons
Hours OpenMonday CLOSED, Tuesday through Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM, Sunday 1 PM - 5 PM, CLOSED: Easter Sunday Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day
Fees$13 Adults, $12 Seniors 62+, Active Military, and Students with ID $10 Children (Ages 9-12); Free for Members and Children (8 and under)
The Soulsville Foundation was created in Memphis, Tennessee, in the late 1990s by a group of concerned local business leaders, philanthropists, and former employees of Stax Records to ensure that the rich legacy of the Soulsville, USA community – which had been home to Stax in the 1960s and ’70s, but which had fallen into a devastating state of blight and decay – would not be lost to history. The Soulsville Foundation funds and operates three subsidiary organizations on its campus at the original site of Stax Records: The Soulsville Charter School, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Stax Music Academy.
Pet Friendly Notes
Pets are not allowed.