The Daughter and I were downtown one day and wandered through the Southern Folklore Museum. There's a lot of folk art on display, but the main attraction is the music. In addition to frequent concerts on site, there's an annual music festival. This year's festival will be in August. The description from their website:
Each Labor Day Weekend we produce the Memphis Music & Heritage Festival. It is the Center's signature event. With urban Memphis as our backdrop we showcase and celebrate of the music, culture, arts, and rhythms of the Memphis/Delta region. On five stages we present musicians, dancers, cooks, talkers, poets, folk artists, workshops, and craft vendors allowing festival-goers to celebrate Memphis' musical roots and also enjoy many contemporary twists to our musical heritage. As one first time festival goer said, "The Festival fits the entire spirit of the city into a few downtown blocks. It feels like we're in some big metropolitan city, It's really refreshing to see people who are warm to each other, just listen to music and relax." That's the way it's supposed to be. After people leave the Festival, they see each other differently. Their lives change, and for the better.
There are pictures of the interior of the museum and the store here, here, here, here, here, and here
There is a cafe, but we didn't see anybody serving. You can buy items from their store online.
Trip Advisor has mixed reviews of the store. Yelp gives it 4 1/2 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews. They have a Facebook page.