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Sense of Place: Memphis - Restaurants, Bars and Clubs


Record Stores



  • Peabody Hotel
    Site: Website
    Map: 149 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38103
    Description: The hotel is well known for the famous "Peabody Ducks" that live on the hotel rooftop, but which make daily treks to the hotel's lobby in a daily "March of Ducks" celebration.
    Media: Video



  • Ardent studios
    Site: Website
    Map: 2000 Madison Avenue Memphis, TN 38104
    Description: Located in Memphis, Tennessee's historic Midtown District, we house 3 studios within our 10,000 square feet with in-house mastering and video editing suites. In our 40+ years, we have hoarded all types of audio gear and now have amassed a sizable collection of vintage equipment.
    Media: Video
  • Royal Studios
    Site: Website
    Map: 1320 South Lauderdale Street, Memphis, TN
    Description: Constructed as a theater in 1915 and converted into Royal Studios in 1957, Royal Studios, home of Hi Records and the Hi Rhythm Section, grew from a minor rockabilly studio into one of the most successful producers of soul music worldwide.
    Media: Video
  • Sun Studio
    Site: Website
    Map: 706 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38103
    Description: Owner and recording engineer Sam Phillips first recorded, in the early 1950s, such local artists as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and Carl Perkins, who together created a sound that would shortly become known as rock 'n' roll.
    Media: Video


  • Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
    Site: Website
    Map: 191 Beale Street Memphis, TN 38103
    Description: The Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum is the only Memphis TN museum which tells the complete story of Memphis music history, as researched by the Smithsonian Institution.
    Media: Video
  • Stax
    Site: Website
    Map: 926 E McLemore Ave Memphis, TN 38126
    Description: What began as a tiny record store in an old movie theater at the corner of McLemore Avenue and College Street in Memphis, Tennessee, grew to become one of the most important music recording studios in the world.
    Media: Video

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