Stax Museum of American Soul Music

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Museum gathers 2,500+ soul-music artifacts, such as Otis Redding’s Grammys, Isaac Hayes’ fur-lined Cadillac & Soul Train dance floor

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Stax Museum of American Soul Music - Destiny Unlimited: $12 for Outing for Four to Stax Museum of American Soul Music (Up to $48 Value)

Music can soothe one’s fiery temper, propel a rousing dance, or distract a roommate long enough so you can sell his television at a pawnshop. Experience the stunning power of sound with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a four-pack of admissions to Stax Museum of American Soul Music (up to a $48 value).

Included as one of Time's 50 Authentic American Experiences in 2008, Stax Museum of American Soul Music assembles more than 2,500 artifacts chronicling the history of the genre. Through video footage of sermons and early 20th-century gospel performances, the Roots of Soul exhibit investigates soul and gospel's close-knit relationship and tension-fraught time as college roommates, and a chronologically ordered stretch of 912 singles and 292 full-length albums adorns the winding Hall of Records. As the "Express Yourself" dance floor coaxes tapping toes and curmudgeonly steam engines to boogey along with continuous Soul Train footage, the reconstructed Studio A, replete with musical outtakes and original instruments, grants patrons a glimpse into the room where numerous Stax hits were recorded.

Running until the end of March, Otis Redding: I've Got Dreams to Remember gathers numerous relics from the crooner's career never displayed for the public, including a pair of posthumously won Grammys. Additional unearthed remnants include Albert King's Flying V purple guitar, a Mavis Staples stage dress, and Isaac Hayes' completely restored, gold-trimmed and fur-lined 1972 Cadillac El Dorado, stationed beside his gold-trimmed, fur-lined toothbrush.

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Named by Time Magazine as the most Authentic American Experience in Tennessee, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music is a state-of-the-art facility with films, videos, interactive exhibits, 2,500+ artifacts, and more to showcase the unique history of American soul music, and specifically that of Stax Records. Using video footage of sermons and early 20th-century gospel performances, the Roots of Soul exhibit investigates soul and gospel's close-knit relationship forged out of a mutual distaste for sea shanties, and a chronologically ordered stretch of 912 singles and 292 full-length albums adorns the winding Hall of Records. Elsewhere, the "Express Yourself" dance floor coaxes tapping toes and curmudgeonly steam engines to boogie along to continuous Soul Train footage, and inside the reconstructed Studio A, patrons glimpse the room where numerous Stax hits were recorded, accompanied by original instruments and samples of recording-session outtakes. Additional unearthed remnants include Albert King's Flying V purple guitar, a Mavis Staples stage dress, and Isaac Hayes's completely restored, gold-trimmed and fur-lined 1972 Cadillac El Dorado.

Customer Reviews

201 Ratings

very interesting
Deb C. · September 11, 2016
Very informative and entertaining trip! Although the museum never answered my phone calls, we had no trouble redeeming the voucher when we arrived.
Jimmie L. · June 13, 2016
This is a great museum to go to. It is a must see. Try to go during the week or when school is not out to avoid the crowds. I learned a lot and I know people would be surprised to hear and see the history.
Donna C. · May 31, 2016
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