This museum honors the legendary genre of music known as the blues and allows visitors to get an up close and personal look at the history of this art form.
The concept of the Blues Hall of Fame, located in Memphis, Tennessee, has been around since 1980 and included the individuals that have been the primary influences on the blues genre over the years. In 2015, the physical establishment finally opened up to honor the various artists that have made such a major impact on this art form. There are currently 443 inductees at the Blues Hall of Fame, and there are five different categories in which an inductees can fall under. The categories are performer, individual, Album, Single, and Literature.
The blues is one of the most iconic and timeless styles of music, and it is only fitting that the hall of fame is situated in the city that’s recognized as the Home of the Blues. This hall of fame allows for visitors to gain a deeper knowledge about the incredible history behind the blues and to leave with a greater appreciation for it. The museum has incredible exhibits and holds events throughout the year that members can participate in. You can see iconic displays, such as Muddy Water’s guitar and the kimono that Stevie Ray Vaughan performed in. Admission to the Blues Hall of Fame is $10 for adults, $8 for students, and free for members and those 12 and under. It is closed Monday and Tuesday, open from 10-5 Wednesday to Saturday, and open from 1-5 on Sunday.