The Memphis Grizzlies are at it again, with former Memphis Grizzlies star and Staxtacular co-founder Shane Battier and his wife Heidi gearing up to Grit, Grind & Groove as special guests of Staxtacular 2018 for the Stax Music Academy.


The upcoming event is scheduled for Saturday, January 27, 2018, 7 pm – midnight, at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. The event will be co-hosted by Memphis Grizzlies star Mario Chalmers and Paije Speights.

Tickets are $175 per person and may be purchased at the Stax Museum (926 E. McLemore Ave), online by clicking HERE, or by calling 901-261-6336.

All proceeds from Staxtacular 2018 will benefit the Stax Music Academy, which inspires young people and enhances their academic, cognitive, performance, and leadership skills by utilizing music with an intense focus on the rich legacy and tradition of Stax Records. Approximately 80 percent of SMA students attend via scholarships provided by the Soulsville Foundation through fundraising efforts such as Staxtacular.

“Heidi and I are still so proud of helping establish the Staxtacular fundraiser for the Stax Music Academy back in 2005,” Battier, now an executive with the Miami Heat, said. “The academy is one of the things we miss most about Memphis. And we are really happy that the event has raised over $1 million since then. We’re excited about coming back to support the event in January 2018 and hope it is the most successful one ever. Those kids are so deserving of everyone’s support.”

Now in its 13th year, Staxtacular has raised more than one million dollars for the Stax Music Academy. This year, guests will:

  • Dance to live music by the Stax Music Academy, Stax Music Academy Alumni Band, and special DJs
  • Mobile bid in our online and silent auctions and bid in our surprise live auction
  • Indulge in the many open bars and Southern cuisine with a twist
  • Relax at the coffee & espresso bar
  • Enjoy complimentary valet parking (all guests)

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To inquire about becoming a sponsor of Staxtacular 2018, please contact Christy Valentine, 901-261-6332 or