Offering a comprehensive experience from the rural field hollers and sharecroppers of the 1930s, to Memphis’ musical heyday in the 70s, and its global influence.
Museum Re-Opening Guidelines in a Covid-19 World
Reopening May 21. Through June, open Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00am-5:00pm.
$13 for adults$10 for youth ages 5–17Free Tuesdays for Shelby County Residents
Find out what’s in store at the museum
The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum’s exhibition about the birth of rock and soul music, created by the Smithsonian Institution, tells the story of musical pioneers who, for the love of music, overcame racial and socio-economic barriers to create the music that shook the entire world.
The city known for the birth of rock & roll and soul music had the distinction of being included in the lyrics of more recorded songs than any other city on the planet!
Don't forget to stop by the museum store for great Rock 'n' Soul merchandise. There's something for everyone!
Discover upcoming Memphis music events, meet new Memphis musicians, test your Memphis music knowledge, keep up with current Memphis music news, and more.
The mission of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum is to preserve and tell the story of Memphis Music and to perpetuate its legacy.