Blues Hall of Fame Museum

421 S. Main St., Memphis, TN 38103 - United States





The Blues Hall of Fame Museum is a Memphis gem for both serious blues fans and casual visitors. With robust exhibits and in-depth history, the museum exposes, educates, and entertains visitors with all that is blues culture while highlighting our over 400 inductees in five key categories: Performer, Individual, Album, Single, and Literature.

Our visitors will enjoy 10 individualized galleries with interactive touchscreen displays along with master databases where they can hear the music, watch videos, and read the stories of each of our inductees.


Into The Light: The Music Photography by Jérôme Brunet

The Blues Hall of Fame's upstairs gallery is free to visitors. The current exhibition celebrates live music photography by artist Jérôme Brunet. Into the Light is a twenty-year retrospective coffee-table book featuring a foreword by blues and rock legend Steve Miller and showcasing many musical luminaries. This exhibit features blues legends and Blues Hall of Famers such as B.B. King, Robert Cray, Etta James, Mavis Staples, Honeyboy Edwards, and Johnny Winter to name just a few.

"After twenty years into my journey as a music photographer, I thought it was time to put my work “Into the Light” and share this collection with music and art lovers everywhere. As a musician and music fan, photography has allowed me to channel my passion and I hope you enjoy these photographs as much as I did taking them." - Jérôme Brunet

Into the Light is available for purchase in the Blues Hall of Fame Museum gift shop. In addition, each framed photograph is also available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds being donated back to The Blues Foundation.

The photography exhibition will be on display until November 2021.

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