The Roots of Memphis Music Bollard Project at FedExForum illustrates the history of recording studios in Memphis

With a musical tradition as rich as Memphis', individuals and organizations stay focused on evolving the legacy by developing emerging talent in the city every day. From David Porter's Consortium MMT and Made in Memphis record label, to the UNAPOLOGETIC ecosystem and Stax Music Academy, Black music in Memphis is still king. 


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

Walk 15 minutes

The Consortium MMT
Stax legend David Porter founded The Consortium MMT to mentor and develop the next generation of Memphis artists. Keep an eye on their event calendar for concerts and workshops.
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Drive 9 minutes

The Soulsville Foundation honors Memphis’ musical heritage through the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and inspires the next class of Memphis musicians through the Stax Music Academy. Catch the Academy’s young musicians playing classic Memphis tunes around town. Also in the neighborhood, the Memphis Slim Collaboratory facilitates artist development through workshops, rehearsals and recording projects. Watch for upcoming performances.
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Drive 14 minutes

Through art, dance and music programming, Tone showcases Memphis culture as "built by Black artists, creatives, and communities." Bonus: The venue is located in the historic Black community of Orange Mound.
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