Local artist Dan Hall designed the Park Cosmorama sign in 2001. It was manufactured and installed by Frank Balton Sign Company (the same firm that built the famous Memphis Music sign on Beale near B.B. Kings). The sign is 35 feet of aluminum steel and neon and the planet-like sphere at the top rotates at 1 RPM. It looks its best at night don't you think?
In the heart of downtown Memphis with three blocks of nightclubs, restaurants and retail shops, the Beale Street entertainment district is a melting pot of delta blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll, R&B and gospel. With cold beer and hot music, Beale Street is one of the coolest places in Memphis.
The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum’s exhibition about the birth of rock and soul music, created by the Smithsonian Institution, tells the story of musical pioneers who, for the love of music, overcame racial and socio-economic barriers to create the music that shook the entire world.