Published on 10/09/2013


Special exhibit:  “And The GRAMMY® Goes To Memphis”

Oct. 26, 2013 – Oct. 31, 2014

In conjunction with the 40th anniversary of The Recording Academy® Memphis Chapter, the 40th anniversary of the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame® and the 10th anniversary of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, the museum will host a special exhibit October 26, 2013 through October 31, 2014, “And The GRAMMY Goes To Memphis.”

This yearlong tribute to Memphis music will include various GRAMMY® Awards for music attributed to this region, including those given to Otis Redding, B.B. King, Elvis Presley, Charlie Rich, and Kirk Whalum, among others. Displayed in the Stax Museum’s 1905 Hooper’s A.M.E. Chapel and its gallery for changing exhibits, “And The GRAMMY Goes To Memphis” also features a B.B. King Lucille guitar, video showcasing rarely seen Memphis Chapter-related GRAMMY moments from The Recording Academy’s archives, never-before-seen photos, an interactive exhibit showcasing several of Memphis’ recording studios, and an interactive exhibit highlighting many of the Memphis Chapter’s community organizations.

According Memphis Chapter Sr. Executive Director Jon Hornyak, “The partnership between The Recording Academy Memphis Chapter and the Stax Museum in mounting this exhibit is an example of the great synergy that has always been at the heart of Memphis music. In 1973, when Memphis was chosen as the Recording Academy's sixth chapter, the role that Stax Records played in that decision cannot be overstated. And just as the GRAMMY Awards encompass all genres, our 40th Anniversary exhibit is a celebration of all of Memphis music, from its earliest days up to our historic commemorative concert held this past July at the Levitt Shell.”

Stax Museum spokesperson Tim Sampson added, “It is always difficult to convey the power, influence, and sheer magnitude of the music that has been recorded in Memphis. With all of these Memphis music-related GRAMMY statues under one roof that already houses the vast collection of artifacts and exhibits that tell the story of Stax, we hope visitors from all over the world will get an even broader understanding of how Memphis changed the world of music and popular culture.”

For more information, please contact Tim Sampson 901-261-6324 or