The Roots of Memphis Music Bollard Project at FedExForum illustrates the impact of Furry Lewis

One of Beale Street’s earliest blues musicians, Walter “Furry” Lewis is considered to be the “personification of Memphis blues.” Lewis’ iconic finger-style guitar picking became a staple of the genre.  


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

Walk 15 minutes 

Blues Hall of Fame 
Visit The Blues Foundation’s Blues Hall of Fame for interactive exhibits on Furry Lewis and other legendary blues players.  
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Walk 2 minutes 

Beale Street 
Blues musicians like Lewis helped put Beale Street on the map. Explore the bustling bars and blues clubs that line this iconic street. 
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Walk 5 minutes

Memphis Music Hall of Fame 
Continue down Beale to the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, where you’ll learn about Lewis and other legendary pioneers of Memphis music. 
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