Every delicious draft (66 from all over the world) just $3 all day!
11am - Midnight
Live music performances and a place for local musicians to network. Hosted by the Memphis Music Commission. No cover.
Run with the pack every week with the most dedicated group of runners downtown! Rain or shine, sleet or snow...there's not much we haven't tread. After the run retire to the Underdog Room for food and drink specials. Meet new friends, challenge old ones. Get in shape, have some fun. The best non-guilty beer is after a run! Course changes weekly.
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2 for 1 Appetizer specials
Every Tuesday - Friday
Hey Daddy-Os! Come see the American Muscle Car Club and the Perfect Nemisis Car Club and their cool Hot Rods on Beale Street from 6pm till 10pm. Participation is limited to those who have parking passes but anyone can come down and check out the Hot Rods for free!
Trivia Night at the Dirty Crow Inn!
Get your think on! Come on down and win some house cash. Drink specials for players and prizes for the winners. Clues for questions on Challenge Entertainment's FB page. Ka-kah!
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Live Trivia starting at 7pm, hosted by Memphis Trivia. Happy Hour 3-7pm. Food specials all day. Every Tuesday!
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Win $50 at each game! Games start at 7:30 pm & 10 pm! Free to play!
See weekly trivia themes on their facebook page.
Join the Memphis Medical District Collaborative and neighborhood partners for "Yappy Hour" on Wednesday, October 24th. We will have free goodie bags, Pupsicles, a cakewalk, and dogs to adopt from MAS. Have a night of fun in the Edge District with your four-legged friends! Dog costumes encouraged. Follow us to High Cotton Taproom for the after party! The first 50 guests at Yappy Hour will receive a free beer token good for that evening only!Giveaways, discounts, and more provided by:MEMPopS, Edge Alley, High Cotton Brewery, Mutt Island, Hollywood Feed, and Memphis Animal Services (MAS)
WEDNESDAYS: THEMED TRIVIA AT LOFLIN YARD (7pm-9pm)7 W Carolina AveMemphis, TN*Dog friendlyloflinyard.com
All trivia & bingo nights are free to play. All ages welcome unless otherwise noted.
See the weekly trivia themes on Cerrito Trivia's website.
Doors Open at 7pm
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Bring a Team. Win some Green.
Have your selection from 15+ local food trucks every Thursday in Court Square Park!
Trucks serve food from 11 am - 2 pm
Food truck selection varies each week. Enjoy extra seating and picnic tables, perfect weather, and live music throughout the year! Click here for more information on the Food Truck Thursday Concert Series and follow along with artists playing in the park!
Every Thursday and Sunday, grab the best bag-tosser you know and compete in cornhole tournaments in the backyard at Loflin Yard for weekly cash prizes. And if that weren't enough, cornhole tournament participants get exclusive food and drink discounts each week.Teams receive points for participating in Thursday and Sunday tournaments. 1st place winners get 3 points, 2nd place gets 2 points, and each team gets 1 point for just participating.The top 2 teams with the most points between Thursday, Aug. 23 and Thursday, Oct. 18 will face off in the Winners Tournament on Oct. 21 to win a fabulous Grand Prize.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cornhole-tournaments-at-loflin-yard-registration-49088671538Here's a few details:-Thursday tournament at 7:00-Sunday tournament at 2:00-First place winners receive (2) $20 gift certificates-Second place winners receive (2) $10 gift certificates-Contestants can play in as many Thursday and Sunday tournaments as they want leading up to the Winners Tournament
THURSDAYS: THEMED TRIVIA AT ARCADE RESTAURANT(7pm-9pm)Featuring beer bucket specials540 South Main StMemphis, TNarcaderestaurant.com
See weekly trivia themes on Cerrito Trivia's website.
Featuring berr bucket specials.
Free to play. Big prizes.
Live music from Brannon Heath and Friends!
50 INTIMATE NIGHTS LIVE
Maxwell has artfully managed to transfix music lovers for more than two decades, releasing four studio albums, all in his own time — all duly anointed as classics. Now, the Brooklyn-born soul legend returns with his fifth album, BlackSUMMERS’night, the long-awaited second installment of his trailblazing trilogy, a powerful reminder that great music really is about more than moving the Twitter needle.
Maxwell’s reentry into the pop orbit straddles but never strains the fertile groundwork he’s already laid as an R&B/soul pioneer. His seminal 1996 debut album, Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite, which The New York Times credited for "turning away gangsta" machismo to reclaim the utopian spirit of 1970s soul has been enthusiastically re-celebrated recently in an avalanche of commemorative articles marking the 20th anniversary of the genre spawning debut.
His last album, 2009’s No. 1 debuting, Grammy-winning BLACKsummers’night and its signature single “Pretty Wings” (which owned the top spot on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Chart for 4 and a half months), tamped down Chapter 1 of the sensual, pathfinding trilogy. The album landed on most critics’ Year’s Best lists and snared two Grammys, with Rolling Stone praising it as an "album about love, not sex, for grown-ups who know the difference."
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In June 2018, Maxwell debuted “Never Saw It Coming,” his reflective new song and his first piece of new music since 2016. The song’s music video, "The Glass House," is a chilling music short-film starring Maxwell and activist/actress/model Yomi Abiola. The film was written and directed by JAY-Z collaborators Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz.
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Maxwell has artfully managed to transfix music lovers for more than two decades, releasing four studio albums, all in his own time — all duly anointed as classics. Now, the Brooklyn-born soul legend returns with his fifth album, BlackSUMMERS’night, the long-awaited second installment of his trailblazing trilogy, a powerful reminder that great music really is about more than moving the Twitter needle.
TicketsMaxwell’s reentry into the pop orbit straddles but never strains the fertile groundwork he’s already laid as an R&B/soul pioneer. His seminal 1996 debut album, Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite, which The New York Times credited for "turning away gangsta" machismo to reclaim the utopian spirit of 1970s soul has been enthusiastically re-celebrated recently in an avalanche of commemorative articles marking the 20th anniversary of the genre spawning debut.His last album, 2009’s No. 1 debuting, Grammy-winning BLACKsummers’night and its signature single “Pretty Wings” (which owned the top spot on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Chart for 4 and a half months), tamped down Chapter 1 of the sensual, pathfinding trilogy. The album landed on most critics’ Year’s Best lists and snared two Grammys, with Rolling Stone praising it as an "album about love, not sex, for grown-ups who know the difference."
South Main's street festival has been celebrated the last Friday of every month for 17 years! Galleries and shops are open late, live music performances, restaurant specials and always something new.
Check out all the latest at the Trolley Night Facebook Page.
South Main Website
Grammy Award-winning Producer, Hall of Fame Songwriter, recording artist, and TV star Jermaine Dupri, has been an iconic presence in the music industry for 25 years. Celebrating his legacy and So So Def’s quarter century of success, Jermaine is bringing all his artists together on one stage for AEG Presents The So So Def 25th Anniversary Cultural Curren$y Tour. Joining Jermaine on the tour will be the So So Def Family, including Xscape, Da Brat, Jagged Edge, Bow Wow, Anthony Hamilton, Bone Crusher, Youngbloodz, Dem Franchize Boyz, and J-Kwon. Tickets for the tour, which begins in October, will go on sale starting Friday, August 3rd. For further information visit http://global14.com
Think ghost stories are just for kids? Think again. Our haunted pub crawl is just for adults! Come join our knowledgeable and entertaining guides on an informative and humorous walking tour of Downtown Memphis restaurants, bars and taverns. You’ll enjoy the macabre history and spirits with the spirits, as we explore two types of Memphis traditions: ghost stories and alcohol. Enjoy the intoxicating tales of haunted Memphis on the Historical Haunts Pub Crawl. Your host for the evening will be a real paranormal investigator with historical tales and current paranormal experiences from the dark side of Memphis.We will make 3 stops on our walking tour.This tour is for ages 21 and older, no exceptions. We depart promptly and the tour runs approximately 2- 2 1/2 hoursFridays at 7:30 PM$20.00 Per Person Ages 21 and overDrinks not included.Space is Limited! Please reserve your spot on our website.
The Memphis Farmers Market is a weekly outdoor market featuring local farmers and artisans. The market showcases locally sourced produce and food items and locally produced arts and crafts from the Mid-South region. Enjoy live music and weekly themed events and programs while you shop.
Find out more details like weekly specials on the website.
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2018 KOMEN MEMPHIS RACE FOR THE CURE®October 27, 2018 @ AutoZone Park @ 9 am
Run through the heart of Downtown Memphis and help fight the battle against breast cancer. The Memphis-MidSouth Race for the Cure is the only Race/Walk in our community that gives grants to local hospitals and health care providers for mammograms and diagnostics. The race returns for it's 4th year in Downtown, and will start at AutoZone Park, the home of our Memphis Redbirds! Click here for all race day info and registration including details on the Survivor Photo, Brunch and more events.
Story Pirates celebrates creative writing by students from coast to coast in a loud, hilarious sketch comedy musical performed by professional improvisers and musicians. The show is based entirely on stories written by elementary school students, including Stuck in the Stone Age by Memphis student Vince Boberski!
Part of the show is made up on the spot by the kids in the audience! Story Pirates will delight and surprise with puppets, enlivening songs and outrageous sketches, all the while motivating kids to pick up a pencil and write down their own fantastic adventures. Story topics run the gamut, from kung fu ninja babies fighting crime to cats flying and tickle monsters who rule the world.
River Arts Fest is a 2-day juried Art Festival on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. In 2016, RiverArtsFest was named one of The Best Festivals & Fairs in Tennessee by Travel Magazine. $5 admission.
Nearly 200 fine artists from across the nation will line Riverside Drive selling original work. A complete list of artists can be found here.
See our full line up of local musicians and bands performing each day. The festival grounds will also feature strolling musicians and performing artists.
Our Hands On Art stations will be open Saturday and Sunday for children of all ages to tap into their inner artists by participating in our special art project. Sponsored by the Art Center, activities are creative, simple and make a great keepsake.
Check out the artists lineup and schedule for our Artists At Work area, featuring local artists demonstrating their craft and skills.
Most artists accept credit cards; however, the festival will have an ATM on site for patrons.
Corner Bar Saturday Brunch
11AM – 2PM
Served on The Corner Bar
Brunchy bites and spirited delights! The Corner’s Bar’s Saturday Brunch menu includes a Brunch Pizza and Cinnamon S’mores French Toast along with brunch cocktails for $5 each.
Information: 901-529-4000 (reservations not required)
Haunted Happenings 10th Anniversary!! As Night falls and Darkness descends you are cordially invited to Haunted Happenings at the Woodruff-Fontaine Mansion! Join us this evening as mischief unfolds. Walk the darkened halls as spectral docents lead the way. Hear the stories of people long past, as the dead become living for one night only. Allow gypsies to foretell your future and partake in a live paranormal investigation. Live music, food trucks and dancing await, so don your costume if you wish and enjoy an evening of Victorian themed Halloween festivities.
$30 Adults $12 Children (12 & under)
This event will continue rain or shine. Tickets are nonrefundable.
Present your ticket email confirmation at the prepaid admissions table. Fortune tellers are $25 for a thirty minute reading. Each ticket comes with two complimentary drink tickets. No full coverage face masks allowed.
Come out for a night full of spooky drinks, live music by Hillbilly Mojo, costume contests, and much more! Special door prize to those dressed as a zombie! 21 +
Join us for The Current Event of the Year.Celebrate with RiverArtsFest' first year on Riverside Drive to witness the #MightyLights make their brilliant debut on the Hernando de Soto bridge -- thousands of LED bulbs decorating the bridge’s cables and trusses to create millions of dynamic colors and pattern designs that you won’t want to miss.RiverArtsFest admission is free after 5 p.m. and Mighty Lights ceremonies begin on the main stage at 6:30 p.m., leading to the grand reveal at 7 p.m. You can view the Mighty Lights on the Hernando de Soto bridge along the entire riverfront from Tom Lee Park to Greenbelt Park in Harbor Town, which will feature dynamic and collaborative light shows with Big River Crossing every hour on the hour after sundown.
Join us for an evening full of boo's & brews at some of downtown Memphis' hottest spots on Saturday, October 27 starting at 8:00pm for a Halloween-themed bar crawl.. "Boos and Brews" Halloween-themed Bar Crawl is hosted by Red Shoe Society - Ronald McDonald House of Memphis and benefits the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis. Participants will "crawl" through several local Memphis hot spots including:The VAULT on GE PattersonSouth Main SushiThe Green Beetle - Oldest Tavern in MemphisCafe PontotocSilly Gooseand Bardog TavernAll participants will begin at The VAULT on GE Patterson at 8:00pm. Don't forget to dress up! The best male, female, and group/couple COSTUMES will receive a special prize.GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY: $15 pre-sale, $20 at the door. Tickets give participants premium wristbands that can be used for drink specials and are good for free cover at all participating venues. All proceeds benefit families of the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis. bit.ly/boobrews ABOUT RED SHOE SOCIETY: Red Shoe Society - Ronald McDonald House of Memphis is a young professionals group in Memphis, TN whose mission is to engage, empower, and inspire young professionals to participate in philanthropic and leadership endeavors and to build awareness of Ronald McDonald House of Memphis.
Hosted by Julie Wheeler. Doors open at 8:30 pm. $10 general admission; $20 VIP. 21+
SUNDAYS: BINGO AT LOFLIN YARD(5pm-7pm)7 W Carolina AveMemphis, TN*Dog friendlyloflinyard.com
$30-$40 reserved seating
BIG RIVER CROSSING HALF-MARATHON & 5KNovember 3, 2018 @ Big River Crossing
The Big River Crossing Half Marathon + 5K benefiting Peer Power will feature the first race to make the interstate trek across the Mississippi River’s longest public pedestrian bridge. Starting at the foot of Beale Street on Riverside Drive, the Big River Crossing Half Marathon will take runners over Big River Crossing, through the Big River Trail on the Arkansas flood plain, and along Dacus Lake. The event also includes a 5K through Downtown and Tom Lee Park with inspiring views of Big River Crossing and the Mississippi River. Click here for race info and registration.
*Photo: Saafir Muhammad
This half marathon is the only of its kind to allow racers to cross the mighty Mississippi along its longest pedestrian bridge, Big River Crossing. You'll also get to trek through the Big River Trail, a paved path through the Arkansas floodplains with amazing riverside views. The 5K race goes through Downtown Memphis, with awe-inspiring views of Tom Lee Park and Big River Crossing. All race proceeds will benefit Peer Power Foundation, a Memphis-based nonprofit that recruits and trains high-performing high school and college students to tutor and mentor their peers.
Bettye LaVette is no mere singer. She is not a songwriter, nor is she a "cover" artist. She is an interpreter of the highest order. Her gift is being able to take a song, whether well known or obscure, from any genre and making it completely her own. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, and Bruce Springsteen are just a few of the artists who have had their work re-imagined by Bettye.
Now, in her 55th year in show business, she has been signed to Verve Records and has recorded an album of all Bob Dylan songs. Things Have Changed is a masterpiece of interpretation of the songs of one of the greatest songwriters alive, by one of the greatest soul singers alive. Bettye has recorded Dylan songs in the past, but this is the first time that she has devoted an entire album to one writer. She will be performing the album in its entirety, along with other songs from throughout her career.
Her career began in 1962, at the age of 16, in Detroit, Michigan. Her first single "My Man — He’s a Loving Man", was released on Atlantic Records. She recorded for numerous major labels, including Atco, Epic, and Motown, over the course of the 1960s through the 1980s.
The 2000s started what she calls her "Fifth Career." Her CD, A Woman Like Me, won the W.C. Handy Award in 2004 for Comeback Blues Album of the Year. She was also given a prestigious Pioneer Award by The Rhythm & Blues Foundation. She has received Blues Music Awards for Best Contemporary Female Blues Singer and Best Soul Blues Female Artist. She recorded 4 CDs for hipster indie label ANTI Records over the course of eight years, two of which received Grammy nominations. Her 2015 CD, Worthy, was also nominated for a Grammy.
Although still not a household name, fans, critics, and artists have nothing but high praise for her live show and her interpretive vocal skill. Now 72 years old, she is still performing with the ferocity of a woman half her age. She is one of very few of her contemporaries who were recording during the birth of soul music in the 60s and is still creating vital recordings today.
18 and up.
Hype or Die Tour with Bandlez
Welcome to the HYPE OR DIE family. I can’t wait to see you all this Fall on the road. I’m bringing a ton of homies with me (Krimer, HE$H, Carbin, Bandlez, SubDocta, etc...), as well all new production and visuals. If you’ve ever been to a show of mine, you know I don’t hold back. This tour is going to be nothing but HYPE from doors to close. Get your tickets ASAP before it’s too late!
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Greetings from catalysis 2018..!! Catalysis 2018 aims to bring together leading academic scientists and researchers to exchange and share their experiences and research results on various aspects of Catalysis Pyrolysis and their applications. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of catalysis and pyrolysis catalysis 2018 mainly focuses on current developments, novel approaches and cutting edge technologies in the field of catalysis and pyrolysis.
Hard Rock Memphis & Memphis Music Matters present: Memphis Music Monday (every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month) Always exciting, always diverse... and always fun! August 21st line up to be announced: Come early, get a good seat... Our stage is loaded with exciting talent and we're saving a seat for you! Monday, August 21th, FREE Admission, 6:00 pm Hard Rock Cafe Memphis, 126 Beale Street!
Hosted by the Memphis Music Commission. No cover.
The Master Taster's Club is a monthly series of fast-paced and informal wine tasting events, each highlighting a different theme, region or vintner. Light bites from the Peabody Chefs accompany each wine.First Wednesday of every month (except January and July)The Corner Bar5:30p.m. - 7p.m.7p.m. - 9p.m.: 1/2 off appetizers and $5 MTC wines$25 per person, per event
2018 Season Pass- $175Includes:Event Valet ParkingReserved Seating20% off in Chez Philippe, Capriccio Grill, Peabody Deli & Desserts
2018 Schedule:February 7: For the Love of WineMarch 7: Wine from Around the WorldApril 4: Wine Inspired by Nature (Spring Time Wines)May 2: Wine-0-1 (Select Sommeliers in 901 Area)June 6: American WinesAugust 1: Old World vs. New World WinesSeptember 5: Harvest WinesOctober 3: Natural WinesNovember 7: Give Thanks for WineDecember 5: Festive WinesInformation: 901-529-4000
Join us in celebrating the new 2018 Blacksmithing and Foundry Apprentices at the Metal Museum! Browse a pop-up exhibition on the first floor our Library building featuring the work of current Museum apprentices Kacy Ganley, Elizabeth Belz, and Cassandra Rebman. Light refreshments will be provided.
Come out and network with Young Professionals across the city of Memphis. Grow your brand and make new connections! All backgrounds and occupations are welcome! Happy hour drink specials end at 8:00 pm. $2.50 Domestic Bottles / $4 Well drinks / $5 House WinesYou never know who you could meet...Entrepreneurs, Lawyers, Designers, Doctors, Architects, Politicians, Financial Advisors, Artists, Photographers, etc.RSVPhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-social-network-young-professional-happy-hour-tickets-50911397360
The Wealthy West closes out the fall season of the Pure Memphis Music Series! Doors at 6:30 PM, music begins promptly at 7:30 PM. $5 from every ticket sold goes directly to our nonprofit co-host for the evening, The Consortium MMT!Grab a season ticket and join us for all six Pure Memphis Music Series events: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3564135
Join the Memphis River Parks Partnership and the Fourth Bluff for a grand opening and community celebration of the River Line trail and River Garden at Mississippi River Park.
The River Line trail is a new walking and biking trail that connects the riverfront from Big River Crossing to Wolf River Greenway. River Garden at Mississippi River Park is a vibrant space for connection, relaxation and play. The garden features native meadow plantings, life-sized birds nests, an event pavilion and a playful treehouse.
Join a bike ride from your neighborhood or meet us at the park. All rides begin at Explore Bike Share stations. There will be a bike valet available onsite. The program begins in the garden at 5PM with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, entertainment and s'mores!
River Garden at Mississippi River Park is located on Riverside Drive between Court and Jefferson streets.
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We invite you to put on your super cape and attend and support the Mid-South Distracted Driving SUPERHERO 5K Walk/Run sponsored by the Collegiate Life Investment Foundation (CLIF) on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Autozone Park.REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN AT 8:00 A.M.THE 5K/WALK WILL BEGIN AT 9:00 A.M.
In honor of our 5th anniversary of this event, we will have an after race celebration where we announce awards, eat hotdogs and popcorn, and play in the bouncers. This is a family-friendly event for ALL!Register NOW -------> www.midsouthdd5k.racesonline.comThe Mid-South Distracted Driving 5K originated in 2013 by the Collegiate Life Investment Foundation. It was developed to bring awareness in the Mid-South community of the dangers of Distracted Driving and to raise money for medical expenses of victims of fatal car crashes and allocate funds to implement teen traffic safety in local high schools. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit individuals directly affected by Distracted Driving crashes and traffic safety education in Tennessee.
Support our mission by entering to win a 2011 Harley-Davidson CVO or one of three other terrific prizes.
Purchase your ticket online now through 5pm on Friday, November 9. Tickets can also be purchased in person at Soiree in the Spotlight on Saturday, November 10.
Grand Prize: 2011 Harley-Davidson CVO donated by The Mustang Fund
This top-of-the-line CVO Street Glide motorcycle is part of a custom line of limited-production Harley-Davidsons. Download the full model features and specs here. The mileage of the CVO is 1,200.
2nd Prize: Broadway Luxury Suite Tickets
Two tickets to the following shows in the Orpheum's 2018-2019 season: Waitress, On Your Feet!, Fiddler on the Roof, and Anastasia.
3rd Prize: Table at a Dinner on Stage
Eight tickets to an upcoming Dinner on Stage event where you will enjoy a cocktail reception, theatre tour, three-course meal including wine, and more.
4th Prize: A Night at the Movies
Movie party for 20 to an Orpheum movie. Includes popcorn and soft drinks.
Winners will be drawn at Soiree in the Spotlight on Saturday, November 10, 2018. You do not have to be present to win.
Black Love Live is a party style concert that features the best in local soul music! The three artists (Courtney Little, J. Buck, & Gerald Richardson) put on a show that is simply captivating to all audiences. The Black Love Live on November 11 will be honoring military veterans. We will be giving away prizes to some veterans in the room! Little Media will also offer Voter Registration during the show! Black Love Live will start promptly at 6pm on that Sunday, so early arrival is highly advised. The event features live music, food, libations, give-aways, voter registration, and many more.
18 and over.
With DUDECALLEDROB, DJ BEN MURRAY, PAUL GRASS, and MYLON WEBB.
THE GUITAR EVENT OF THE YEAR
“They're calling him the future of blues, but they're wrong - Joe Bonamassa is the present; so fresh and of his time that he almost defines it." - Classic Rock Magazine
“Joe Bonamassa continues to push the boundaries of blues rock. With each new record, he challenges himself to deliver something new, something fresh, and keep things interesting whilst, at the same time, staying true to the roots of blues music.” - National Rock Review
TWO TIME GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock guitar icon Joe Bonamassa announces his tour dates in support of his upcoming all-original Studio Album Redemption (J&R Adventures), which will be released September 21, 2018. Hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Joe Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream.
Backed by a stellar band of legendary musicians including Anton Fig (drums), Michael Rhodes (bass), Reese Wynans (piano/organ), and featuring soulful background singers and fantastic horns to bring a whole new life to the show which will feature brand new songs alongside career-spanning favorites. Watch the music video for Bonamassa’s latest single “Redemption” here. By exceeding his own vertiginously high artistic goals, Bonamassa has shattered all expectations with this record and has reached new audiences — no mean feat when you continue his astonishing track record of releases, which now includes 20 #1 Billboard Blues Albums (more than any other artist in history). Bonamassa’s career in the music industry has built steadily over the years and is only gaining more momentum.
Live Off Tour
How do you describe the offbeat antics of David Feherty? The New York Times called him "a cross between Oprah Winfrey and Johnny Carson." With a sharp wit and irreverent style, the professional golfer turned golf analyst, talk show host and sports broadcaster has made a name for himself as one of the most hilarious and irrepressible personalities in golf.
Of Feherty’s live one-man show, Golf Digest said: "Uncensored and unhinged, and worth the price of admission. It really was stupendous." The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette raves, "David Feherty was uproariously funny. It was two hours of zaniness and madcap storytelling. People were coming out of their seats with laughter."
David Feherty is a former professional golfer on the European Tour and PGA Tour. He now works as a writer and broadcaster with NBC Sports and Golf Channel.
BACK IN BLACK & WHITE TOUR
Postmodern Jukebox is back ... Back in Black & White! The band’s nonstop throwback carnival is on the road again with their Back in Black & White Tour, kicking off this fall. PMJ has always been about using modern media to turn back the clock to a time we always imagine in shades of black and white — simpler, more carefree, without so many mind-boggling devices and distractions, every one streaming in hi-def at any hour of the day! Of course, live entertainment was always live and in vibrant color, so PMJ offers fans the best of both worlds.
PMJ shows bring a full band of gifted musicians, with a cast of favorite singers and tons of surprises, to a city near you. As any PMJ fan can tell you, the experience is never the same twice, with new songs and shifting combinations of members giving a unique twist to every show. PMJ looks forward to bringing their unique spin on modern pop hits and retro pop stylings to new cities for the first time while revisiting favorite haunts that feel more like home each time around.
The multi-talented collective reimagines contemporary pop, rock, and R&B hits in the style of various yesteryears, from swing to doo-wop, ragtime to Motown — or, as creator Scott Bradlee himself puts it, “pop music in a time machine.” Started by Bradlee in 2009, PMJ has gone on to amass more than 950 million YouTube views with 3.3 million subscribers, and have chalked up more than 1.5 million likes on Facebook. The band has performed on “Good Morning America,” topped iTunes and Billboard charts, caught the attention of NPR Music and NBC News, and played hundreds of shows to sold-out houses around the world.
For those who only know PMJ from their time-warping videos, the live show is an experience on a whole other level. It’s a Roaring 20s party that would make the Great Gatsby proud, mixed with a swinging 60s night with the Rat Pack, spiced up with a little Motor City soul and some classic sock hop rockin’ that gets the audiences twisting or twerking the night away — depending on what era their mood is in. A Postmodern Jukebox tour is a unique blend of talents and personalities that makes for a show that’s always entertaining and consistently fresh and exciting.
Infinitus is a critically acclaimed beatboxing string trio known for their unique sound and upbeat performance style. Their repertoire features classical standards and original jazz/hip-hop arrangements and compositions. Formed in 2008 by violist Anthony Cheung, cellist Alex Cheung, and violinist John "Adidam" Littlejohn, Infinitus is quickly becoming one of North America's premier chamber groups.
Collectively, the members hold degrees from the University of Michigan and the Peabody Conservatory and have won local, national, and international awards. Infinitus has been featured on CBC, National Public Radio, OMNI Television and in numerous publications. They have released two albums, Infinitus and Christmas Fantasia, and have performed at some of the world’s best venues, including a six-performance Lincoln Center Residency in New York City.
When Ain’t Misbehavin’ opened on Broadway, it made history by winning every Tony Award, including Best Musical. Reviewer Clive Barnes predicted Ain’t Misbehavin’ would be “a joyous celebration that is going to cross the world.” Well, that time is now, with an exciting new production of this award-winning musical.Ain’t Misbehavin’ encompasses 30 show-stopping musical numbers that take you on a journey not only through the Fats Waller songbook but through Harlem in its heyday. With snazzy period costumes, complete with bowlers and spats and ermine and pearls, the dynamic five-member cast turns the theatre into a rollicking rent party.
You don’t have to be a jazz buff to enjoy Ain’t Misbehavin’. Like Fats Waller himself, you just have to love a good time. The cast brings audience members onto the stage to dance, sing, and have a good time. This fast-paced romp takes you where the high-steppers partied, from honky-tonk dives to the Cotton Club, from Tin Pan Alley to The Waldorf. It’s a night of entertainment you won’t soon forget.
GRAMMY-NOMINATED INDIE SINGER/SONGWRITER
Iron & Wine is the musical project of singer-songwriter Sam Beam. Born in South Carolina and currently residing in North Carolina, the former film professor got his start making home recordings before landing on venerable Sub Pop Records. The 2002 debut, The Creek Drank the Cradle vaulted Iron & Wine into the spotlight of the burgeoning indie-folk/Americana scene where over the years he developed into one of its prolific songwriters.
Beast Epic’s eleven tracks take the listener on a ride thru the 15+ year history of Iron & Wine while still offering up a new and contemporary sound.
Curious about what's new at the Metal Museum? Join us for a gallery talk to learn more about the Museum’s latest acquisitions with our Registrar and Director of Collections & Exhibitions. We will be discussing newly acquired pieces and their makers in this ongoing series.
Elvis Costello & The Imposters present "Look Now And Then,” a 20-date, coast-to-coast tour for 2018.
Witness the rebirth of a craft! Join us for the screening of a short film which documents the first blacksmithing workshop at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Popcorn and light refreshments will be provided. The film begins at 6PM in the Smithy. "The interesting thing about the film is it undeniably records the birth of a medium, or the renaissance of a medium, into the American craft movement. These old men several months before were bemoaning the death of blacksmithing, and then you get all these academics, the teachers, students together, you have this enthusiasm, and it was really fun[...] Every established metalsmith who attended had some effect on the blacksmithing movement." L. Brent Kington, Master Metalsmith 1984. General: $7 Members: Free (Call to register) Images: Blacksmiths workshop, 1970 / unidentified photographer. L. Brent Kington papers, 1944-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Drop in anytime between 10AM and 2PM to make your own custom art tile. Use a stylus to carve your design into a 4”x4” square mold and our foundry crew will cast it for you! Cost: $20 per tile (pay upon arrival) | All ages This activity will be held outdoors while supplies last. Mold sales stop at 1:15PM.
With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck, cheering "Les Miz is born again!" (NY1).
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Spot-On Entertainment proudly presents a thrilling musical celebration of three of Britain’s legendary songwriters.
Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Elton John, and Sir Paul McCartney are not only knights — they also happen to be three of the most successful songwriters of all time with careers that span decades. "Music of the Knights®" honors their lasting musical influence with songs like "Memory," "I Don't Know How to Love Him," "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina," "The Phantom of the Opera," "Circle of Life," "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," "Your Song," "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me," "Yesterday," "Hey Jude," and many more!
ST. JUDE MEMPHIS MARATHON WEEKENDDecember 1, 2018
Runners get their chance to run through the home of the blues and American roots music of every stripe in the St. Jude Memphis Marathon & Half Marathon, which tests the hardiness and dedication of more than 2,000 full marathoners and 5,000 half marathoners each December. From the starting line at the corner of 4th and Beale Streets, in the heart of the city’s biggest tourist draw, both the half marathon and the full marathon head out on what is roughly a clockwise loop route through Memphis, taking runners past many of the city’s most famous sights, including Beale Street, Sun Studio, the National Civil Rights Museum, the Gibson Guitar Factory and more. Those running the half and the full share the same course for nearly all of the first 13 miles of the race; the full marathoners will split off from the half marathoners just before the latter group turns to head toward AutoZone Park for their finish. Mostly flat and fast (it’s run through the Memphis city streets), the race also provides ample views of the waterfront by the Mississippi River, and finishes at majestic AutoZone Park, home of the AAA-level Memphis Redbirds minor league baseball team.
*Photo courtesy of The Commercial Appeal - Brad Vest
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Celebrate the start of the holiday season with us! Join us for our annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 2nd to enjoy FREE museum admission and holiday-themed treats. Design your own cookie cutter, make an ornament from cast pewter and browse unique handcrafted gifts in our Museum Store. There will be hot chocolate, spiced cider, and s'mores by the fire pit!*
Enameled Copper Ornament Workshop: http://bit.ly/2MakYZj
Cast Pewter Ornament Workshop: http://bit.ly/2Ctdf96
*Weather permitting.**Free street parking is available along Metal Museum Drive ***Prices and ages vary for holiday workshops. See metalmuseum.org for more information.
A Christmas show featuring Jonathan Butler
A message from Kirk Whalum, Grammy-winning saxophonist:
"Kafé Kirk, The Series will bring a sophisticated, groovy, jazzy, spiritually uplifting mix of musical excitement to downtown Memphis! On designated first Sundays beginning October 2018, I will invite some of my good friends — many of whom you’re already fans of, some you absolutely will become fans of — to share an intimate evening of music at the exquisite Halloran Centre next to the Orpheum. You’ll also get an exclusive look into what exactly makes these artists who they are and what motivates them. Memphis has never had a series like this!
"If you dig Jonathan Butler or Maysa, Paul Jackson, Jr., or Michael Lington, Lindsey Webster, Euge Groove, John Stoddart, Keiko Matsui, Grace Kelly, Rick Braun, Everette Harp, or you just like discovering awesome new music, you won’t want to miss Kirk Whalum Presents, Kafé Kirk, The Series — Live at the Halloran Centre!"
About Kirk Whalum
Soulful, passionate, stirring...these are the words most often used to describe Kirk’s music. Forged from his Memphis gospel roots and his 1980's initiation into the thriving Houston nightclub scene, Kirk’s big, rich tenor sound is unmistakably his. The 80s were highlighted by Kirk’s stepping out of his blossoming sideman role and forming his own band. It was there that Kirk ultimately developed both his “voice” and songwriting in the crucible of the local club scene — especially at a rooftop club called Cody’s. It was also in Houston where jazz pianist Bob James “discovered” him and brought him on tour, which led to five successful albums with Columbia Records, including Cache, Kirk’s first No. 1 album. Kirk and Bob also received a Grammy nomination for their collaboration album, Joined at the Hip.
After moving to Los Angeles, Kirk became an in-demand session player for top artists like Barbara Streisand, Al Jarreau, Luther Vandross, Larry Carlton, Quincy Jones, and, most notably, Whitney Houston, amongst many others. It’s his sax heard on the mega-hit, “I Will Always Love You.” Kirk soon followed that career high point with his phenomenal hit album released on Warner Bros. Records, For You, perhaps the most successful of over 25 solo recordings to date. Others include his eclectic, and much-lauded, Gospel According to Jazz series, (Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4). In addition to his many solo projects, Kirk was also a member of the popular soul/jazz group, BWB, which features Kirk as the “W” of the group with Rick Braun (trumpet) and Norman Brown (guitar).
Doors open at 7pm
With CARPENTER BRUT
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America's favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years! Grammy Award-winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from Chip's groundbreaking Fresh Aire series, which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America.
The program celebrates the group's recent anniversary of 30 years since the first Christmas album and 40 years since the first Fresh Aire album and includes dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting.
Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy top spots on Billboard’s Seasonal Charts every year!
A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Drew and Ellie Holcomb and their band The Neighbors bring their Christmas celebration to the Orpheum for a night of Christmas standards, original holiday tunes and Holcomb favorites like “Fire & Dynamite,” “Live Forever” and “Fight for Love.”
Following the release of his highly anticipated album Man of the Woods, GRAMMY® Award Winner, global superstar and Memphis native Justin Timberlake announced today that his The Man of the Woods Tour will hit FedExForum for a second show on Saturday, January 12, 2019 due to popular demand.
Timberlake's fourth studio album Man Of The Woods was released on Friday, February 2. Yesterday, he performed for the third time at the most watched musical event of the year, the Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show. Timberlake's last tour was the critically acclaimed The 20/20 Experience World Tour, which sold out arenas and stadiums around the globe in 2013 and 2014.
For more information about Justin Timberlake's Man of the Woods Tour, visit FedExForum.com or follow @FedExForum on Twitter and Facebook.
Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage.
It was a vision of musical stardom as a Detroit teen that inspired Mary Wilson, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, to found one of the most successful female singing groups in recording history — The Supremes. Since then, Wilson has written a best-selling autobiography, performed on stage and screen, lectured and toured the world, and continues to be looked up to as a singer who set the standard for females in the recording industry.
This past summer, Wilson performed a number of consecutive shows at Feinstein’s at the Regency, New York’s premiere supper club. In her “Mary Wilson: Up Close” show, she wowed audiences with an intimate selection of standards and easy-listening tunes that showcased her smoky voice and vocal prowess. Wilson closed the season at the prestigious nightclub, which The New York Post called “an invaluable New York institution.”
As an original Supreme, Wilson was a much sought-after interview regarding the award-winning film, DREAMGIRLS. After covering the red carpet premiere for Extra, she endeared herself to a whole new generation of Hollywood stars and fans alike, including Golden Globe winners Eddie Murphy and Jennifer Hudson, as well as Jamie Foxx, Beyonce, and Snoop Dogg! The success of DREAMGIRLS has also rekindled interest in Wilson’s best-selling autobiography, Dreamgirl: My Life as a Supreme.