1991 to 1999: Exhibits, Festivals,
Performances centered on interpreting Beale Street and presenting Memphis/Delta Music and Culture
Locations: 1989 to 1993 (152 Beale.),1993 to 1997 (126 Beale), 1997 to 2000 (209 Beale)
- Memphis Music & Heritage Festival held at Court Square, Mud Island and Beale Street
- 1991 Exhibit at 152 Beale Street: Memphis Soul: Music of the 60s and 70s.
Ray Brassier & Walker Buford at MMHF.
Herman Green & Freeworld at MMHF.
Seidenberg, King, Herenton, Morris at WDIA Exhibit.
- 1992 Exhibit at 152 Beale Street: Black Waves: A Salute to WDIA's Radio Pioneers
- 1992 CSF erects interpretive exhibits on Beale. Series of out door
exhibits on Beale Street using narratives, history and photographs.
Several exhibits still standing.
Mark Stansbury & Maurice Hot Rod Hulbert
CSF Beale Street walking tour
Robert Dye, Sr., Photographer
- 1993 Center moves to 126 Beale. Provided access and more opportunity for sales of folk art.
- 1993 Center opens Memphis Rocks: Rockabilly in Memphis
- 1994 Center opens exhibit about Sweet Soul Music festival in Porretta, Italy.
- 1996 and 1997 Center produces Viva Memphis Fiestas saluting Memphis' Latino Communities.
The Vaqueros at Viva Memphis Fiesta.
- 1997 www.southernfolklore.com begins.
- 1997 Moves to 209 Beale. Facility contains gift shop, performance
and exhibit space, bar and food service. This space gave the Center a
chance to provide a variety of music on a consistent basis.
Rufus Thomas at Mose Vinson's birthday.
Smoochy Smith and band
Cybill Shepherd & Mose Vinson
Othar Turner & family perform.
- 1999 Center closes on Beale and moves to 119 S. Main