If you're trying to cram the most Memphis musical history into the shortest amount of time (without leaving downtown), I've got a solution for you. Assignment #168 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis is to get a musical overview at the Rock'n'Soul Museum.
The tour of the museum includes artifacts from the early days of blues music, through the birth of rock'n'roll and the proliferation of southern soul through today.
Admission is $11 for adults and $8 for kids ages 5 – 17, and they're open daily from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
191 Beale Street
Memphis, TN 38103