Stax Museum offering free admission, sidewalk sale, more during Soulsville USA Festival Saturday, October 20, 2018

The 2018 Soulsville USA Festival takes place on Saturday, October 20th from 11am-6pm in the historic Soulsville USA district on College & McLemore. If you (or your parents) were in Memphis in the 60’s/70’s, you’re probably very familiar with the many contributions Stax Records has made to not only Memphis but to soul music overall. Songs such as “Respect Yourself” or “Soul Man” and artists such as the Staple Singers, Sam & Dave, Isaac Hayes, Earth Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, and William Bell have helped shape the world with soul music. One of the goals of the Soulsville USA Festival is to educate the city about those who have contributed to Memphis’s soulful musical history and introduce them to those of us who are contributing to the city’s soulful future.

What: Soulsville USA Festival

When: Saturday, October 20, 2018, 11 am – 6 pm

Where: Corner of McLemore Ave and College Street including Memphis Slim House, Melvin’s Backyard, Stax Museum parking lot and amphitheater, Memphis Rox

Admission: Festival and Stax Museum FREE admission

This year’s festival features three stages of live music from Katrina Anderson, Nick Black, Izzy Moore, Courtney Richardson, Black Rock Revival, Stax Music Academy Alumni Band, and more!

In addition to the stellar music line-up, this year’s festival will feature:

  • Free Stax Museum entry & activities inside and outside the museum, including a sidewalk sale in front of the gift shop)
  • Neighborhood bike tours led by Explore Bike Share c)
  • Knowledge Quest Kids Zone with games, face-painting, and other fun activities for kids of all ages
  • Interactive contemporary, jookin/b-boy, and stepping dance demos on our street stage
  • Movement activities including rock climbing & yoga inside Memphis Rox.
  • Food trucks and craft vendors
  • Celebrating the grand opening of the new Grizzlies pocket park as the official kick-off to the festival!

Soulsville USA Festival Social Media Info:
INSTAGRAM @SoulsvilleFest