Staxtacular 2018 Presented by SunTrust, benefitting Stax Music Academy to be held January 27; cohosted by Memphis Grizzlies and former Memphis Grizzlies star and Staxtacular founder Shane Battier

Staxtacular, the largest fundraiser of the year for the Stax Music Academy, will take place Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Tickets, which may be purchased HERE, are $175 each.

Now in its 13th year, the event, hosted since its inception by the Memphis Grizzlies, has raised more than $1 million to date. This year, the team and the Soulsville Foundation welcome back for the first time in more than a decade the cofounders and original hosts of the event, former Grizzlies star and now NBA executive Shane Battier and his wife Heidi. Along with former Grizzlies star Brian Cardinal and his wife Danielle, the Battiers founded Staxtacular in 2005 as a way to raise funds for the students of the Stax Music Academy.

The event will feature cocktails, Southern cuisine with a twist, live and silent auctions, and live music by the Stax Music Academy and Stax Music Academy Alumni Band.


Sponsorships for Staxtacular are still available. For more information, please contact Christy Valentine, 901-261-6332 or

To donate items to the Staxtacular live and silent auctions, please contact Amber Robinson, 901-261-6336 or