News

Living Blues Magazine: Stax Music Academy Keeping the Music Alive in Memphis

Living Blues, the oldest blues magazine in the United States, takes a look at how the Stax Music Academy is carrying classic soul and blues into the future for generations to come, performing in locations like Australia, Italy, France, England, Germany, New York City, Clarksdale, Mississippi; New Orleans, and more. Workshops with artists such as […]
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The Commercial Appeal: Stax Music Academy, closing in on its 20th year, is ‘amazing on a daily basis’ | Opinion

The Stax Music Academy began programming on June 1, 2000 in the lunchroom of Stafford Elementary School before it even had a building with 125 young children who were treated by lessons and workshops by the likes of Stax icons Rufus and Carla Thomas. Now, almost 20 years later, it’s amazing to see the successes […]
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Soul Tracks: Stax Music Academy celebrates success in Memphis

This week the national/international Soul Tracks online magazine looks at how Stax Music Academy is now watching its graduates grow up into successful adults. Not only are they doing amazing things all over the world, but they are coming back to help our current students in some amazing ways, including SMA graduate Kirby Dockery, who […]
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Performances

The Stax Music Academy Alumni Band, 926, Tuesdays in June at the Stax Museum

Each Tuesday throughout June, a group of Stax Music Academy graduates home on summer break from college wow tourists and locals alike from 2-4 p.m with their high-energy show in the Stax Museum’s famed Studio A. Free admission for Shelby County Residents and free for our out-of-town guests with paid admission. You won’t find a […]
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Summer Music Experience Grand Finale June 29, 2019 at Levitt Shell

The Stax Music Academy Summer Music Experience culminates with a concert in Overton Park’s Levitt Shell on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 7 pm. Featuring all students enrolled in the Summer Music Experience this is the largest concert of the for year for both the Stax Music Academy and the Levitt Shell Concert Series. Each […]
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