The long awaited grand opening of the Blues Hall of Fame at 421 Main Street in Memphis, Tennessee came off on schedule at 10:00 a.m., May 8, 2015. The crowds were brisk and appreciative. The venue is very well planned with excellent exhibits professionally curated to the highest museum standards, all of which translates to an informative, entertaining and mainly fun experience for for visitors. I will be back when I have more time to spend with the fine exhibits. In the meantime, here are a few pictures from my truncated first visit:
As I approached the Blues Hall of Fame, the international implications were immediately apparent.
As you enter the premises, you immediately see a spacious and well laid out gallery area with dozens of archival blues images you will like.
There is a downstairs section with well thought out exhibits and a couple of listening rooms. The view down the stairs is tempting, but me and my heavy camera bag took the elevator.
This dude says he worked on the Little Milton's album which is the inspiration for the sculpture.
As I departed visitors continued to arrive.