In addition to a booming economy, Memphis is also considered the “Home of the Blues.” The city has several blues clubs on the historic Beale Street that have been around for nearly a century. Memphis has always been a prominent music scene. Elvis Presley, who is considered “The King of Rock and Roll” owned a house in Memphis called Graceland, which was where he passed away in 1977. People travel from all over to see his magnificent house and reminisce on his revolutionizing music that paved the way for rock and roll as we know it.
Memphis was also a central point for the American civil rights movement. Memphis honors the civil rights movement and Martin Luther King, Jr. in a museum that is affiliated with the Smithsonian and has drawn in thousands of people from all over the world.