Stax Music Academy are bringing the Memphis Sound to Manchester!
MEMPHIS – In 1967, Stax Records sent its top artists on a first-ever tour of Europe, now known as the legendary 1967 Stax/Volt European Tour. Now, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of that milestone event that catapulted Stax into the international limelight, Stax Music Academy has been invited to follow in their footsteps with its first-ever tour of France, England, and Ireland.
For this very special show, the Stax Music Academy will celebrate the famous 1967 tour with music by Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, Eddie Floyd, Arthur Conley, Booker T. & the MGs and more.
If you are a lifelong Stax Records fans but don’t know about how the Soulsville Foundation is carrying the legacy of Stax Records into the future by helping young people discover the Memphis Sound, then this is the show for you! It is the only school in the world teaching young people the art form of American soul music and “The Memphis Sound” that was created in Memphis during the 1960s and 1970s, which is a worldwide phenomenon.
Because the majority of the Stax Music Academy students live at or below the poverty line and attend via scholarships the Soulsville Foundation provides, Stax Music Academy trips represent the first opportunity to travel beyond Memphis for many of the young people involved. It has proven to have significant impact on the students’ desire to succeed in life, to boost their self-confidence and self-esteem, and to make them think more globally about their lives.
The Stax Music Academy 2017 European Tour is a SNAP! Summer Soul Tour is sponsored in part by the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau.