Memphis
Means Music

Memphis Listening Lab is a curated collection of music and music history, a forum for music-related talks and performances, and a music education, appreciation, and experimentation space located in Crosstown Concourse.

Memphis Means Music

Memphis Listening Lab is a curated collection of music and music history, a forum for music-related talks and performances, and a music education, appreciation, and experimentation space located in Crosstown Concourse.

The Collection

The Memphis Listening Lab’s collection consists of 35,000 45rpm singles, 15,000 LPs, 25,000 CDs, 2000 books, and over 1000 unique pieces of musical history.  The Collection represents an incredibly wide spectrum of musical genres, all of which are free to the public for listening and learning enjoyment.

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The Collection

The inaugural collection was generously donated by John King, co-founder of Ardent Records and longtime Memphis music promoter who famously broke iconic Memphis rock band Big Star. His gift of 30,000 45rpm singles, 10,000 LPs, 20,000 CDs, and over 1,000 unique pieces of musical history represents a lifetime of collecting and an incredibly wide spectrum of musical genres, all of which are free to the public for listening and learning enjoyment.

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The SoundRoom

The SoundRoom represents a truly unrivaled auditory experience. The SoundRoom’s speaker system is tuned for reference quality audio and equipped with playback capabilities for nearly every conceivable music medium, physical or digital.

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The SoundRoom

The SoundRoom represents a truly unrivaled auditory experience. The SoundRoom’s speaker system is tuned for reference quality audio and equipped with playback capabilities for nearly every conceivable music medium, physical or digital.

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The Production Studio

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Upcoming Events

Memphis Listening Lab hosts a wide variety of events including listening sessions, record release parties, guest speakers, forums, book signings, and much more. If you would like to inquire about holding an event at Memphis Listening Lab, please contact us.

Van Duren Listening Event

March 31, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

Loveland Duren Listening Event

January 4, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CST

Kevin Morby’s This Is a Photograph exhibit opening

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST

Van Duren Listening Event

March 31, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

Loveland Duren Listening Event

January 4, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CST

Kevin Morby’s This Is a Photograph exhibit opening

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST

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