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Center for Southern Folklore

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something very different

My wife and I visited this little gem when we were stuck for a light lunch, particularly as my wife... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2016
Mr L
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Fun little jewel on main street - Check out the Night Music

During the day this serves as a learning center of sorts and a great resource for information on... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2016
Ken T
Chicago, Illinois
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Jul 9, 2018
Jul 2, 2017
“Come for a show but don't come hungry”
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119 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-3647
+1 901-525-3655
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Went to this centre and expected something more with the name "Centre for Southern Folklore". She forgot we were coming and door was locked, put on a video (which was the wrong one) and it went on and on and on! We went to sleep....More

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Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

We game for a show on Saturday night and they did not disappoint. The only issue was that we came hungry expecting food (based off of the other reviews) however they do not have food at night. Only desserts. But we enjoyed the people and...More

Thank Jessica J
Reviewed November 1, 2016

Several months before our wedding anniversary, and our renewal of vows ceremony, we spoke to Judy about holding a family type blues/jazz evening, at the center, the evening after the ceremony. She asked how many people we expected to attend 20-40), would we be drinking...More

1  Thank dhmarshalljr
Reviewed October 27, 2016

My wife and I visited this little gem when we were stuck for a light lunch, particularly as my wife is a vegetarian. Although its primary function is not a restaurant but an arts centre, there is a small but interesting menu. Listed intriguingly on...More

Thank Mr L
Reviewed September 10, 2016

This is a terrific spot on Main St. If you want to get a feel for the music, culture, history and preservation of the past don't go anywhere but here first - before you hit Beale Street, Graceland or any of the clubs go the...More

Thank Moira1958
Reviewed August 13, 2016

During the day this serves as a learning center of sorts and a great resource for information on the Memphis area and its history. But we stopped in at night. A small cover charge paid for the bad - Daddy Macks' Blues Band this particular...More

1  Thank Ken T
Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

The Center for Southern Folklore has a passion for preserving history in its genuine forms. Music, stories, art convey the rich tapestries of life in the south. So much of our past would be totally gone were it not for Judy and devoted people at...More

Thank Carol W
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Meandering along Main St. following a great meal at the Majestic Grill, we heard some wonderful Blues emanating from the Southern Folklore Centre. We hadn't previously heard of the venue but we quickly recognised it as OUR best Blues experience in Memphis. Of course, there...More

1  Thank NICK1137
Reviewed May 3, 2016

While the exhibits may not appeal to everyone, and this is not a sophisticated museum with modern technology, Judy is a font of information about the history of blues and soul in Memphis. She knew everybody, and she loves to talk about it. If they...More

1  Thank TomM1951
Reviewed July 16, 2015

My granddaughter and I stepped in to get cooled off from the 98 degree heat. We met the nicest lady named Jill who offered us some peach tea and a place to sit down to get cooled off. The place is very unique. We looked...More

1  Thank Brenda L
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