The Roots of Memphis Music Bollard Project at FedExForum illustrates the history of Memphis drummers

Considering Willie Hall of The Bar-Kays, "the Human Metronome" Al Jackson, Jr., Steve Potts of Booker T. & the MGs and Howard Grimes of the Hi Rhythm Section – just to name a few – Memphis has produced some of the greatest drummers to ever pick up sticks. 


All points of interest below are mapped from the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, just steps from the bollards and FedExForum.

Walk 5 minutes

Memphis Music Hall of Fame
Tour the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, where drummers including Willie Hall, Al Jackson, Jr., Howard Grimes and Steve Potts (of Booker T. & the MGs) are immortalized. 
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Drive 9 minutes

Visit Soulsville, where Willie Hall and Al Jackson, Jr. laid down beats for some of Stax Records’ biggest hits, and where Howard Grimes recorded with Al Green and Ann Peebles at Royal Studios. 
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Drive 13 minutes

Memphis Drum Shop
Keep the beat alive by browsing Midtown’s Memphis Drum Shop. All the touring musicians stop by when they’re in town.  
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