Immerse yourself in the birth of rock and soul music at the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, located on Beale Street. Its detailed displays feature instruments, stage costumes, artifacts and photographs. Fascinating exhibits trace a history from the rural areas of the Mississippi Delta to the bustling streets of the city, unveiling the story of Memphis and its music history in the process.
An audio guide comes with your admission ticket. With more than five hours of information, including 100 songs, your self-guided tour can be as comprehensive as you like. Enhance your experience by playing hits such as ‘Coming to Memphis,’ ‘Rural Music,’ ‘Soul Music’ and ‘Social Changes.’
After the museum, stroll outside with a new appreciation for Beale Street, famous for its blues music landmarks as well as watershed moments in civil rights history. Musician icons including BB King, Muddy Waters, Memphis Minnie and Louis Armstrong played the nightclubs here from the 1920s onward, creating many of the sounds and stories that made Memphis a hotbed of musical innovation.