Napa Cafe’s Heart Full of Soul, now in its fifth year, is a fundraiser for the Stax Music Academy and one of the hottest events of the year in Memphis. This year, the event takes place Sunday and Monday, November 13 and 14, 2016 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Napa Cafe, 5101 Sanderlin, Suite 122, Memphis, […]
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Editorial: Stax students spice up ‘Freedom Sounds’ celebration

From The Commercial Appeal Tuesday, September 27, 2016 A dozen young Memphians over the weekend added a special Memphis flavor to a momentous event. The students from the Stax Music Academy performed as part of the weekend-long “Freedom Sounds: A Community Celebration” on the National Mall, the grand-opening festival for the Smithsonian’s new Museum of […]
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USA TODAY: Stax Music Academy wows crowd at Smithsonian Event

Students from the Stax Music Academy just performed for three days in September at “FREEDOM SOUNDS: A Community Celebration, the grand opening festival for the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. The performances included a show on the Freedom Sounds main stage on Friday, September 23, and on […]
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Stax Junior Academy performs at Bona Fide Blues Festival Saturday, October 1st

The Stax Music Academy Junior Band will perform Saturday, October 1st at 1 pm in the Overton Square Tower Courtyard behind Babalu as part of the Memphis Blues Society’s Bona Fide Blues Festival, which takes place the Square on three stages Friday, September 30 and Saturday. For more details about the festival and schedule of […]
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Stax Music Academy at Moon River Festival Sunday, October 9th

The Moon River Festival at Memphis’ beautifully renovated Levitt Shell in Midtown’s Overton Park has quickly become one of the city’s favorite concert events. This year, the festival is stretched to three days, with the Stax Music Academy performing Sunday, October 9 at 2:45 pm. For more information about the festival please visit their website […]
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