926, the Stax Music Academy Alumni Band, live at Stax on Tuesdays during June & July

Join us at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music each Tuesday from 2-4 pm June 4 – July 23, 2024 for live music by 926, the Stax Music Academy Alumni Band! Admission is free for all Shelby County Residents – bring your ID and get ready to groove to the sounds of Memphis.

These are singers and musicians who have graduated from our world-renowned Stax Music Academy and are ,now either attending college or have graduated college and working as professional musicians. Many have graced concert stages throughout the country and the world, including Australia, Italy, England, France, Germany, New York City’s Lincoln Center, Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center and Smithsonian Museum Festivals, B.B. King’s Blues Club, Memphis in May, here at home at Overton Park Shell, and other venues.


Experience the vibrant energy of Memphis as the Stax Museum of American Soul Music proudly presents the 926 Stax Music Academy Alumni Band during our Live In Studio A: Summer Series! Join us every Tuesday from 2 – 4 PM throughout June and July for live music and family fun.

Transporting you back to the heart of where it all began, Memphis, the birthplace of soul, the Stax Museum and Stax Music Academy, programs of the Soulsville Foundation, continue the legacy of the iconic Stax Records. From the infectious melodies of Otis Redding to the iconic tracks of Booker T. & the MG’s, immerse yourself in the unmistakable sound that defines an era.

Delve into the rich history of Memphis Soul. Led by the talented alumni of the Stax Music Academy, this band embodies the essence of soul, R&B, funk, and gospel with unparalleled expertise and passion.

Founded to support recent graduates on their musical journey, the 926 Stax Music Academy Alumni Band showcases a dynamic lineup of organ, bass, drums, guitar, horns, and captivating vocalists. Prepare to be captivated as they deliver soul-stirring performances and surprises that will leave you craving more.