America at the Crossroads: The Guitar and a Changing Nation exhibit at The MAX

See how Mississippi Shaped American Music 6 strings at a Time.

If all of history’s musicians formed a band, Mississippi bluesmen would play lead guitar.

So were better to see a new traveling exhibit of 40 amazing instruments than the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience in historic downtown Meridian? The exhibition’s very name – America at the Crossroads – nods to the legend of Delta Bluesman Robert Johnson selling his soul at a Mississippi crossroads for otherworldly guitar mastery.

The museum’s permanent exhibits tell more about Johnson and other Mississippi guitar-playing greats: Bo Diddley, Charley Pride, Jimmy Buffett, B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Marty Stuart, Jimmie Rodgers, and, of course, Elvis.

Start Date

Feb 10 2024 ( 9:00 am-9:00 am )

End Date

May 11 2024 ( 5:00 pm-5:00 pm )


Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience


2155 Front Street
Meridian, MS 39301