(WMC) - The Blues Foundation held a ceremonial ground breaking Friday morning for an attraction that is expected to lure thousands to the Bluff City each year.
Memphis is very close to having a full-time Blues Hall of Fame.
"There's other music cities, you know New Orleans and Chicago, that are really associated with the blues, but Memphis is sort of, the hub of that spoke," said Bob Sekinger, who traveled to Memphis from Baltimore, Maryland.
Sekinger and Kathleen Minky are devoted "blues travelers."
"You see folks from all over the country, really all over the world, now that travel here," said Minky.
More than 150 musicians, like B.B. King, Robert Johnson and Stevie Ray Vaughn, are already in the hall of fame, but now there will be a place to pay tribute to them all on South Main Street.
Construction on the Blues Hall of Fame should begin this summer.
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