CANCELLED: The Stax Music Academy

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We regret to announce that Stax Music Academy are no longer able to perform at Colston Hall. Please see below a statement from the Academy on the cancellation.

“The Soulsville Foundation’s Stax Music Academy sincerely regrets that it will not be able to perform, as scheduled, at Colston Hall on Monday July 17th 2017. We were very excited to play this historic venue that was a part of the original 1967 Stax/Volt European Tour. Due to unforseen circumstances we will have to reschedule for a later date. We offer our heartfelt apologies for any inconvenience this has caused and look forward to returning in the future. Our thanks to Colston Hall for helping us manage this unfortunate change in our schedule.”

In 1967, Stax Records sent its top artists on a first-ever tour of Europe, now known as the legendary 1967 Stax/Volt European Tour. Now, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of that milestone event that catapulted Stax into the international limelight, the Stax Music Academy (SMA) has been invited to follow in their footsteps with its first-ever tour of France, England, and Ireland.

SMA is the only school in the world teaching young people the art form of American soul music and “The Memphis Sound” that was created in Memphis during the 1960s and 1970s. For this tour, they have created a special concert show to celebrate the 1967 tour with music by Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, Eddie Floyd, Arthur Conley, Booker T. & the MGs and more.

The Stax Music Academy 2017 European Tour is a SNAP! Summer Soul Tour is sponsored in part by the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau. Past travel opportunities have included Australia, Italy, Germany, New York City, Washington, D.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, and other locations.

Part of River Town: Bristol’s Americana Weekend.
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