Legends of Tennessee Music Museum at the Carnegie, Jackson

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Built in 1903 as a free library, the Carnegie Center now hold the rich history of Jackson and West Tennessee's musical past. Highlighting the lives of artists like Carl Perkins, Eddy Arnold, Sonny Boy Williamson, and today's artists Tina Turner, Jonathan Singleton, Lauren Pritchard and many more!

The museum documents the beginning of rock'n'roll and Jackson's unique rockabilly sound.
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  • A very interesting museum focusing on Carl Perkins but also covering a lot of his influences and the people that he influenced. There was an audio tour. On the day that we were we were shown round.....  more »
  • Great museum located in what was once a Carnegie library. The people there were very helpful in explaining the exhibits. If you like the beginning of rock and roll this is a great stop.  more »
  • Now this is a great museum. Music, stories, artifacts, more stories and all in classic former Carnegie Library. It's one of the beautiful turn of the century buildings which too often are now destroyed. Luckily this one has been kept up and now designed to house a wonderful History of Music and Musicians from west TN. The Staff is wonderful. Thanks for the personal tour.
  • Great place to learn about Tenn musicians and their local history.

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