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Blue Foundation and Hall of Fame, Memphis 2015

The Blues Foundation and Hall of Fame Unveil Their New Home in Memphis

Memphis has long touted itself as the home of the blues, and now the music has a permanent address in the Bluff City. On May 8, The Blues Foundation threw open the doors of its new headquarters, a renovated former storage facility that includes office space for the nonprofit's small staff as well as a hall of fame. Located just a few blocks from the Mississippi River in downtown's trendy arts district, the building overlooks the Lorraine Hotel -- the site of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1968 assassination and now home to the National Civil Rights Museum.