Stax offers free admission to Katrina refugees

In an effort to help support the victims of Hurricane Katrina who are finding refuge in Memphis and the Mid-South, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music has announced that it is offering free admission between now and September 15, 2005 to anyone with a valid New Orleans, Gulfport, or Biloxi driver's license. Regular admission to the museum is $9 adults, $8 seniors, $6 children age 9-12, and free to Stax Museum members and children under age 8 accompanied by an adult. Children of adults with drivers' licenses from the cities may also enter free.

The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is located at 926 E. McLemore. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday thru Saturday and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday; Telephone: 901-942-7685.

Any mention of this to the general public would be greatly appreciated.

For more information, please contact:

Tim Sampson
Communications Manager
Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Stax Music Academy
870 E. McLemore Avenue
Memphis, TN 38106