Stax Musuem of American Soul Music Honored among Best History and Specialty Museums in the First Annual TripSavvy Editors’ Choice Awards

MEMPHIS, TN, OCTOBER 2018 – Stax Museum of American Soul Music announced today that it has been named a winner in the inaugural TripSavvy Editors’ Choice Awards in the 2018 History and Specialty Museums category. The 2018 winners, sourced through a unique mix of machine-learning and TripSavvy editor testing, represent the best in travel, tourism, and hospitality, and celebrate each winner’s outstanding contribution to travelers and the travel industry worldwide.

Unique among travel awards, the TripSavvy Editors’ Choice Awards takes a two-pronged approach to choose winners: a combination of data and real, human vetting to recognize the very best restaurants, hotels, and attractions across the world. From a pool of over 60,000, only two percent of businesses, including Stax Museum passed TripSavvy’s editors’ rigorous testing and standards.

The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, located at the original site of Stax Records in Memphis, is the world’s only museum dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich legacy of Stax Records and all American Soul Music, with interactive exhibits, photographs, musical instruments, videos, a dance floor, a circa-1906 Mississippi Delta church, and thousands of items of memorabilia telling the uniquely Memphis story of icons such as Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. & the MGs, Sam & Dave, Rufus and Carla Thomas, the Staple Singers, and dozens of others who changed the world of culture and music in an integrated company during the turbulent 1960s and 70s.

“The Stax Museum,” says Molly Fergus, General Manager of TripSavvy, “impressed our seasoned TripSavvy editors and writers, who were tasked with highlighting the most special, noteworthy, and trustworthy businesses around the globe. The winners on this list are truly exceptional.”

Stax Museum executive director Jeff Kollath said, “We feel that the Stax Records story is one of the most important narratives in American and global history and we are honored that TripSavvy’s team has acklowedeged our work and the way we tell this story with this prestigious award.”

The TripSavvy Editor’s Choice Awards are a brand-new travel, restaurant, and hotel awards program celebrating excellence in travel, tourism and hospitality. The inaugural list of 2018 TripSavvy Editors’ Choice Awards winners can be found on the winner’s page or at

About Stax Museum of American Soul Music

The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is a program of the Memphis-based Soulsville Foundation, which also operates the Stax Music Academy and The Soulsville Charter School on a campus located at the original site of Stax Records. Its mission is to to present, preserve, promote and to interpret the art, history, culture and heritage of American Soul Music, specifically the Memphis Sound and its influences internationally.

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