May 20, 2020 3:00pm

Our final documentary of the season tells the story of the iconic Stax Records label, whose studio musicians provided the backbone and soul of the original Blues Brothers™ Rhythm and Blues Revue.

Funky. Emotional. Raw. Powerful. That was soul music in the Civil Rights era, and Stax Records did it like no other. Stax quickly became a hit-making machine, producing a massive catalog of Top 100 records that defined the Memphis Sound. From its rollicking atmosphere came giants including Otis Redding, Rufus and Carla Thomas, Booker T and the MGs, Eddie Floyd, Sam & Dave, Albert King, Isaac Hayes, and the Bar-Kays. Recording in a converted movie theater, the earthy results were often as stunning and transcendent as anything from the iconic Sun Records across town or Motown itself.

While not required, we request attendees to RSVP to help us know the number of chairs to set up.

Please contact Ben Baer, Manager of Education, Youth Performance, and Community Programming at with any questions.


Ben Baer

Ben Baer