Sande Lollis Kris Acklen Stephen Chopek Shannon LaBrie and Emily Otteson join us for another amazing night of original music. We'll be streaming live and in general just having a good ol' time, join us, won't you?
Buckle up as the Memphis International Auto Show returns Sept. 21-23 with the newest cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers on the market. Showgoers can check out high-end exotics and ultra-luxury cars or test drive up to 35 new vehicles under one roof – plus fun for the kids with a variety of battery powered cars to take for a spin on a test track right at the show! See all the new vehicles and bring the entire family for a day of fun!
Hours:Komen Pink VIP Gala Thurs, Sept 20 from 6PM – 8PM, Fri, Sept 21 & Sat, Sept 22 from 10AM – 9PM and Sun, Sept 23 from 10AM – 5 PM.
Location:255 N Main Street, Admission: $8, $6 for seniors/military w/DOD ID & free for children 12 & under.
Enjoy a drink on the rooftop of The Peabody!
Bring a chair or a blanket! It’s free, fun, fast, and for everyone! Ideal for families and picnics, this quick-fire version of Two Gents provides a rare opportunity to laugh at Shakespeare’s first comedy – and perhaps even his very first play. He takes a well-known comedy of a love triangle and re-shapes it into a love rectangle, introduces strong female characters (one of whom takes on Shakespeare’s first “pants role” before the more famous Viola and Rosalind do), creates wise-cracking servants Speed and Launce, and even adds bandits to the mix. But for all that, the play remains famous for one particular role: Crab the dog. Even as the story ranges from the shocking to the hilarious, Crab sits non-plussed.
Hosted by Tennessee Shakespeare Company
School has started for most and the Fall season is nearly upon us, which means cooler temps and the perfect weather for outdoor concerts! Right on cue, the Civil Rights Museum is gearing up to host their annual MLK Soul Concert Series for the month of September. Every Friday night from 6 pm to 8 pm the Memphis community is invited to relax on the lawn and enjoy great live music that ranges from jazz, soul, to oldies, and more. To compliment the music, spoken word artists and stand up comedians will be performing live. Concessions and souvenirs will be available inside the Lorraine Motel to go along with food trucks outside. Check out the details below and be sure to bring the whole family to what will undoubtedly be a great time.
Learn more about the music series and performers here. Follow the National Civil Rights Museum on their Facebook page for updates.
Bring a Team. Win some Green.
Zeke Johnson and Friends continue their blues birthday tributes
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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The African American History Tour Features Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum And The National Civil Rights Museum In Memphis, Tennessee.Join Us As We Embark On A Day Trip Full Of History!!!The Prices Are $45.00 For Ages 4 And Under...$75.00 For Ages 5 And Older, Which Includes Your Entrance Into Both Museums, Lunch At Four Way Restaurant In Memphis, Tennessee, And Your Round Trip Transportation.The Motor Coach Will Depart From Memphis At 9:15am Sharp. In The Interest Of Safety And Security, The Boarding Location Will Be Announced To Customers Who Have A Paid Reservation. ***Reservations Are Non Refundable******Reservations Are Non Transferable Without Prior Notice******Refunds Are Issued ONLY IF The Trip Is Cancelled***Contact DeAnthony J. Banks @ I Love Road Trips, LLC. @ 901.212.8580 To Reserve Your Seat.
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)
Acting Open House Event
The studio tour will begin at 11am. Starting at 11:30am students will participate in a demo class and then end the exciting day with a meet and greet / info session. Games and prizes will continue throughout the entire day.
Gather up all of your bicycle friends and bring them to Memphis Made at noon. We'll lead you on a guided bicycle tour to local Memphis breweries! We'll stop in to grab a beer (or two) at each location, and then head to the next stop! We'll start the day off at Memphis Made Brewing where we'll drink a beer and enjoy a free slice of pizza from Fuel Cafe! Then we'll head to Ghost River Brewing, High Cotton Brewing, Crosstown Brewing, and then back to Memphis Made! During the event, Memphis Made is generously donating 20% of event sales to Revolutions’ 4th Grade Bicycle Safety Program at Shelby County Schools, launching soon. All proceeds from Tour de Brewer #4 will go toward purchasing two classroom sets of bicycles.
Comedian, actor and producer Nick Cannon is bringing his Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out Live tour to FedExForum on Saturday, September 22.
Tickets for the show go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 15 at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at (800) 745-3000, at the FedExForum Box Office or at NickCannonWildnOutLive.com. An exclusive FedExForum presale is available on Thursday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. to all Memphis Grizzlies’ MVP Season Ticket Holders, Grizzlies’ e-news subscribers, recipients of FedExForum Event Alert e-mail communications or by connection with FedExForum and the Grizzlies on their social sites.
Based on the hugely successful TV Series created and hosted by Nick Cannon, AEG Presents recently announced the first full length tour, Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out Live. Today, the tour reveals the fan favorite line-up from the original cast of “Wild ‘N Out” featuring Rip Micheals, Hitman Holla, Conceited, Justina Valentine, Iamzoie, Charlie Clips, Emmanuel Hudson, DC Young Fly, Chico Bean and DJ D-Wrek. Michael Blackson will also appear on select dates. Be sure to check your local date for exact cast line-up. The beloved cast of comedians will engage in live interaction with the audience as they participate in Wild ‘N Out’s most popular game segments with Nick and cast, and a live music performance from today’s most popular hip hop stars.
Special guests for the September 22 show date: DC Youngfly, IamZoie, Emmanuel Hudson, Justina Valentine, Conceited, Chico Bean, Hitman Holla, Charlie Clips, DJ D-Wrek and Rip Michaels.
More info and tickets available here!
Sundays are for beer, fried chicken, and waffles. And brunch drinks. And music. And football. That's why every Sunday, we have Flying Sobies on site with their delicious fried hens, waffles, and fries. All. Day.Flying Sobies will be on deck slingin' fried or smoked Cornish game hens paired with waffles or fries, though you could probably get both if you're into that. No judgement. You have 5 sauce options for your hen, or you can get it plain. Editor's Note: Memphis Gold sauce all the way.Brunch Drinks include Bloody Beers (Grindhouse Cream Ale combined with your Bloody Mary Mix of choice,) Beer-itas (Prestige Pilsner mixed with Crazy Good Rita Mix,) & Gose-mosas (Our new Howzit Gose paired with OJ.)
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This is a social paddle and a chance to explore the Mud Island Harbor.Bring your own equipment (paddleboard, paddle and PFD) or rent through us (provided by Kayak Memphis Tours)Be sure to bring a hat, sunscreen, and water20 minute SUP lesson followed by 60min paddle. A limited number of Kayak rentals are also available for friends & family that may not want to SUP. No kayak lessons are provided.Enjoy mimosas and brunch snacks at the marina after your paddle!
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
The River Series is BACK! The second installment will feature Cameron Bethany with Kid Maestro. A DJ will begin at 3 p.m. before the show starts at 4 p.m.
A $5 donation per person is requested to benefit the Maria Montessori School.
For more information, please visit riverseries.org
SUNDAYS: BINGO AT LOFLIN YARD(5pm-7pm)7 W Carolina AveMemphis, TN*Dog friendlyloflinyard.com
All trivia & bingo nights are free to play. All ages welcome unless otherwise noted.
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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Nine Inch Nails will bring their "musical, visual, emotional sensory onslaught,” as hailed by The New York Times, to some of the most iconic venues in the USA this fall with special guests The Jesus and Mary Chain and TOBACCO.
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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!
OUR YOGA DOWNTOWN returns for the 2nd year back on the bluff in Memphis Park! (Front St., between Court & Jefferson)
Same awesome class. New name! Our Yoga Downtown sessions begin on Tuesday, April 3nd.
The FREE weekly yoga series will happen every Tuesday in Memphis Park, 6-7pm with Charlie Baxter Graham.
Please bring your own mat or towel – yoga surface is in the grassy area. Water and sunscreen would be good too!
All yoga sessions are open to anyone and everyone!** #OurYogaDowntown #EveryonesWelcome #OurPark
*FREE Parking the first week of every Month at Shoppers Garage (Front Street, between Adams & Jefferson) available with an RSVP. Show your Eventbrite ticket at garage for entry, must arrive before 6:05 pm. Click here to RSVP
**Security Provided by the DMC’s Blue Suede Brigade
Please sign our yoga waiver here.
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.
There's a new FREE fitness class happening in Downtown Memphis! Join Instructor Cora Pitt of ENVISION MEMPHIS for "Pilates in the Park" Every Wednesday at 6pm!If you're looking develop strength, flexibility, balance, and inner awareness then this Free Weekly Class is just for YOU!Grab a friend, a towel, and a bottle of water!We hope to see you there!
A program of the Memphis Medical District Collaborative, Explore Bike Share, and Downtown Memphis Commission, Freewheel is a free, fun, social opportunity to better understand a neighborhood’s history and assets by bike. “Slow rides” are group bicycle rides with a focus on community and neighborhoods. Freewheel is for everyone; all ages, all skill levels and every type of bike is welcome. Don't have a bike? No problem. Borrow one for free from Explore Bike Share. Join us at 6:00pm at the Freewheel Container across the street from 600 Monroe Ave. Rides will last 1 hour. Please fill out and bring this waiver with you to the event.
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WEDNESDAYS: THEMED TRIVIA AT LOFLIN YARD (7pm-9pm)7 W Carolina AveMemphis, TN*Dog friendlyloflinyard.com
See the weekly trivia themes on Cerrito Trivia's website.
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!
Join us Thursday, September 27 from 6pm-8pm for an early evening drinks reception and be the first to preview Cuban artist, Eduin Fraga's latest work in anticipation of his first solo exhibition opening at Art Village Gallery titled Recuerdos de Cuba // Memories of Cuba. Fraga (b.1974 Havana, Cuba) uses a mixed media technique he calls "collage painting." His recent work focuses on the challenges of everyday life in Cuba, worker's struggles for economic survival, aging infrastructure and challenges related to infrastructure and transportation, sanitation, emigration, and familial separation and loss. The artist will be in attendance RSVP is essential
Be On The Look Out For More.... We have other exciting programming that will be part of this exhibition - Cuban Exhibition Dinner & Dialogue - Gallery Tour by invited Cuban expert and professor - Cuban Film/Documentary - Night of Cuban Sounds - we love a good dance party! To receive our newsletter announcing the details of each of these upcoming events, paste the url into your browser to subscribe: http://eepurl.com/dwcRzT
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Run at sunset along the Mississippi River in beautiful fall weather, celebrate your run and our great city at the Loflin Yard after-party.
Tia Songbird Henderson brings her soulful originals to 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 Collective!Grab a season ticket and join us for all six Pure Memphis Music Series events: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3564135
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!
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. Trolley rides are free from Beale to G.E. Patterson, so get on board and join the festivities!
Check out all the latest at the Trolley Night Facebook Page.
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MARK WALDEN MEMORIAL SICKLE CELL 5K RUN/WALKSeptember 29, 2018 @ AutoZone Park @ 8 am
The Sickle Cell 5K Run Walk in Memphis originated in 2007 by the Alpha Memphis Education Foundation. It was developed to create a greater awareness in the Memphis community of Sickle Cell Disease and to raise money for patient care, social services, and research. Presently, the event is under the leadership of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit individuals living with Sickle Cell. The ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life for individuals living with this debilitating disease. Click here for more information and registration.
VOICE POWER! is a high-energy participatory performance where critically acclaimed actor/poet/activist Darian Dauchan guides young audiences on a vocal odyssey through rhymes, beat-boxing, live looping, and acapella melodies in search of one of civilization’s most valuable treasures — the power of the voice!
VOICE POWER! was originally commissioned by an organization called Arts for All that provides access to the arts and artistic programming to communities in the New York City area who face socioeconomic, physical, or emotional barriers to exploring the arts. The show toured to all five boroughs reaching over 2,500 students and will bring the same dynamic experience to young people in the Mid-South.
VOICE POWER! is written and performed by Darian Dauchan and directed by Jennifer McGrath, the Orpheum Theatre Group's Vice President of Education.
Explore the world of gold leaf! Learn the simple technique of applying gold leaf to everyday objects. Bring in your own small object or pick from one of ours. $10 PER PROJECT | AGES 7+ (17 and under must have adult present; younger children may require assistance) *Members receive first project free and must call the Museum at 901-774-6380 to reserve a seat in the hands-on activity.
Dennis Quaid and the Sharks have been performing in front of thousands of people receiving rave reviews. He is not just another actor turned rock star, he is a rock star.
Dennis Quaid is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist. He performs many original plus classic hits such as "Spill the Wine," "Gloria," and many more.
The band's origins can be traced to one night when Quaid went to see actor Harry Dean Stanton and his longtime band (appropriately named the Harry Dean Stanton Band) perform at an L.A. club.
Quaid was invited to join the band onstage. At first reluctant because of his decade-long layoff from music, Quaid finally did perform with the band and was successful enough that James, also a member of Stanton's band, approached Quaid about starting a group of their own.
James quickly began recruiting others for the band and it wasn't long before Dennis Quaid and the Sharks, which specializes in "rock 'n' roll and country-soul," was performing at L.A. clubs.
The band even throws in a Jerry Lee Lewis song or two in the mix, such as "Great Balls of Fire," which Quaid has firsthand experience performing, having played "The Killer" in a 1989 biopic.
Quaid said the shows are as much fun for those in attendance as they are for the band. "[The audiences] have a blast, which is all we want," he said. "I make a complete and utter fool of myself. I think that's the only way to have fun [onstage], instead of trying to pretend to be cool and all the rest of that stuff."
Hosted by Julie Wheeler. Doors open at 8:30 pm. $10 general admission; $20 VIP. 21+
It's our favourite time of the year: Oktoberfest!Join us for the 5th Annual Oktoberfest Memphis at the High Cotton Brewing Taproom! We're pouring cold Oktoberfest and so much more from 12-5. Come one, come all as it's open to the public and all ages and pups are welcome at our house. We'll be offering speciality beers brewed just for the day as well as delicious Bavarian fare made by the excellent crew at Edge AlleyLive Music from DEVIL TRAIN and Nashville favorite Airshow will be on hand. Football on the big screen all day long so you don't miss the action. Drink specials, Oktoberfest Steins and other Ofest Merch will be available the day of.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. FREE ENTRY!
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The Newman to Now project, which is partially funded by a grant from Humanities Tennessee, will use the photographs of Don Newman taken between the 1940s and the 1960s as a starting point to explore the processes behind the evolution of Memphis' built environment. It will result in a digital exhibit as well as accompanying lesson plans to be developed by Shelby County School teachers. The kick-off event for this exciting project will take place at The Arcade (540 S Main) on September 30 at 2:30 pm. This is a fitting site to launch the Newman to Now project as The Arcade is itself an iconic Memphis institution photographed by Don Newman. The event an overview of the project and a question and answer session with project personnel. Departing from The Arcade at 3:30, Shelby County Historian Jimmy Ogle will also lead a walking tour on and around Main Street, which will feature several sites photographed by Don Newman.
The "Look Up Child" Tour
With special guests Scott Mulvahill & Infinity’s Song
Life experience often serves to sharpen a songwriter’s edge and provide them with a more colorful palette to draw from when creating images with their music. Though she’s young, Lauren Daigle has lived a lot of life and those experiences — some challenging and others exhilarating — enrich her perspective and create her heartfelt worship music.
Blessed with a voice that is both smoky and sweet, Daigle has forged a unique sound that combines the soulful, heart-in-throat vulnerability of Adele, with the passionate fire to serve God that Daigle admires in Brooke Fraser. Her Centricity Music debut, How Can It Be, is ripe with the kind of compelling lyrics and engaging melodies that invite listeners to draw closer to their creator, and that’s just what Daigle had in mind.
“There’s a continuing theme on this record — trust,” says Daigle. “My heart’s cry is that people feel empowered as a body of Christ. It’s just heavy on my heart for all of us to rise up in unity and recognize the goodness of God. My hope is that people are empowered by knowing who they belong to, knowing that they are the son or daughter of God, and in response to that being able to worship fully, worship with complete abandon.”
Faith and music have been intertwined in the Louisiana native’s life since birth. Growing up in a region steeped in blues, country, zydeco, and Cajun music has inspired her to frame her worship music in a unique light. But Daigle admits she almost pushed music to the backburner, unsure if it was her true calling, until a devastating illness brought her young life into sharper focus.
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
TWO OF MOTOWN'S GREATEST BANDS ON ONE STAGE
About The Temptations: For more than fifty years, The Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits, and sold-out performances throughout the world.
“The crowds are bigger, the sales are sizzling,” says one industry report. “The outpouring of affection for this super-group has never been greater.”
The history of The Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. An essential component of the original Motown machine, that amazing engine invented by Berry Gordy, The Temps began their musical life in Detroit in the early sixties. It wasn’t until 1964 however, that the Smokey Robinson written-and-produced “The Way You Do the Things You Do” turned the guys into stars.
An avalanche of hits followed, many of which...”My Girl,” for instance...attained immortality. “It’s Growing,” “Since I Lost My Baby,” “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Beauty Is Only Skin Deep,” “I Wish It Would Rain”...the hits kept coming.
About The Four Tops: The quartet, originally called the Four Aims, made their first single for Chess in 1956, and spent seven years on the road and in nightclubs, singing pop, blues, Broadway, but mostly jazz—four-part harmony jazz. When Motown’s Berry Gordy Jr. found out they had hustled a national Tonight Show appearance, he signed them without an audition to be the marquee act for the company’s Workshop Jazz label. That proved short-lived, and Stubbs’ powerhouse baritone lead and the exquisite harmonies of Fakir, Benson, and Payton started making one smash after another with the writing-producing trio Holland-Dozier-Holland.
Their first Motown hit, “Baby I Need Your Loving” in 1964, made them stars and their sixties track record on the label is indispensable to any retrospective of the decade. Their songs, soulful and bittersweet, were across-the-board successes. “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” a No. 1 R&B and pop smash in 1965, is one of Motown’s longest-running chart toppers; it was quickly followed by a longtime favorite, “It’s The Same Old Song” (No. 2 R&B/No. 5 pop). Their commercial peak was highlighted by a romantic trilogy: the no. 1 “Reach Out I’ll Be There,” “Standing In The Shadows Of Love” (No. 2 R&B/No. 6 pop) and “Bernadette” (No. 3 R&B/No. 4 pop) — an extraordinary run of instant H-D-H classics. Other top hits from the decade included “Ask The Lonely,” “Shake Me, Wake Me (When It’s Over),” “Something About You,” “You Keep Running Away,” “7-Rooms Of Gloom” and their covers of “Walk Away Renee” and “If I Were A Carpenter.” The group was also extraordinarily popular in the U.K.
CHF RACE FOR HOPE 5K & 10K CHRIS HOPE FOUNDATIONOctober 6, 2018 @ 66 N Main St @ 8 am
Participate in a 5k or 10k to raise proceeds to benefit families who struggle from job absence or job loss due to caring for their child who's fighting cancer. Race options include individual runners or a group/team. Not able to participate in the race? Sign up as a virtual runner and receive your runners medal in the mail. The proceeds from this event will benefit families who struggle from job absence or job loss due to caring for their child who's fighting cancer. Click here for all race info and registration.
WHO: Benefits Access to JusticeWHEN: Saturday, Oct 6 @ 10:00AMWHERE: Downtown MemphisHOW MUCH: $25 pre-registration; $30 day of race; $20 spirit runnerWHY: FOOD, BEER, LIVE MUSIC, GREAT ROUTE, AWESOME CAUSE, SWEET PRIZES, STAR WARS CHARACTERS, BIKESHARE!!Co-hosted by the Memphis Law Student Bar Association and Memphis Bar Association, Race Judicata (The Run for Justice!) benefits the Memphis Bar Association's Access to Justice program - which provides support and funding to non-profit organizations that offer free legal services to the elderly and low income families in Memphis.The race is in Downtown Memphis, begins at Memphis Law School, passes by Memphis's most stately courthouses, circles around Victorian Village and finishes behind the law school right on the Promenade overlooking the Mississippi river.The After Party is next door at Memphis Park on Front Street. Come listen to The Risky Whisky Boys play live music, enjoy hot food from Bardog and a cold Traffic IPA or Siren Blonde from Crosstown Brewing Company. Appearances by the 501st Legion dressed in their impressive Star Wars costumes will be there (great for the kids and the kid in all of us!) Explore Bike Share will be in attendance handing out coupons and giving live tutorials on how to rent the new bikes downtown. Awards will be three deep within five-year age group ranges - customized for this event. The overall male and female, masters, grandmasters, and senior masters champions will have their own award class - replete with a generous supply of diverse gift certificates. There will also be awards for fastest attorney, law student, professor, and legal support professional!"Registration: $25 for 5K Runners (includes a custom bib, tech T-Shirt, two free beers, and a raffle entry) up to 11:59PM Thursday October 4; $30 October 5-6; and $20 for Spirit Runners. Packet Pickup: All day Friday 10AM - 6PM & Saturday morning starting at 8AM on the rear drive-through of The University of Memphis Law School. 1 N. Front Street, Memphis, TN 38103
Come join us on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 from 5pm to 9pm as we travel through different regions spanning the globe at the beautiful Mud Island River Walk in Downtown Memphis. Sample wine from National and International vineyards. There is an “Around the World” theme focusing on cultural regions with wine and food in each selected area. Live music entertainment and lots of fun to benefit Best Buddies.
The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature the Memphis Symphony Orchestra performing every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone™. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a 40-foot screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams' unforgettable score.
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Featuring Lindsey Webster
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).
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.
School of Rock
Based on the hit film, the hilarious musical School of Rock features new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie, and musical theater’s first-ever live kids rock band!
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50 YEARS OF REVOLUTION: WHITE ALBUM WONDERS
This Liverpool-based Beatles Tribute Band was the resident band for over a decade at the world famous CAVERN CLUB, where The Beatles got their start. These childhood friends have played in 20 countries, selling out shows worldwide.
Experience the Mersey Beatles like never before as they celebrate 50 years of the White Album! The show will start as the lads perform many White Album wonders and hits from 1968. For the second set, the lads will return in the familiar suits of Beatlemania and grow older before your eyes. Throughout the night, they will take the audience on a trip featuring 35 of the greatest Beatle hits from all eras.
“The Mersey Beatles have been playing the Cavern Club for over 15 years and are one of the best you will ever see!” Julia Baird, John Lennon’s sister and Cavern Club Director
Official Website: http://www.themerseybeatles.com
Liz Brasher brings her blues rock sounds to the Pure Memphis Music Series at Old Dominick Distillery! 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 Soulsville Foundation (The Soulsville Charter School, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Stax Music Academy)!Grab a season ticket and join us for all six Pure Memphis Music Series events: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3564135
"Dougie MacLean is Scotland's pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musical treasure” (SingOut USA) who has developed a unique blend of lyrical, "roots-based" songwriting and instrumental composition. He has built an international reputation as songwriter, composer, and extraordinary performer, which has led to concerts and festivals all over the world including New York's Carnegie Hall, Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall, and London's Festival Theatre. His ending of the Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (with Kylie Minogue and Lulu) was viewed by over a billion people worldwide!
MacLean's songs have been covered by hosts of artists, including Paolo Nutini, Amy MacDonald, Ronan Keating, Mary Black, Frankie Miller, and Kathy Mattea.His song "Caledonia" has become one of Scotland's most popular contemporary songs and his music has been used in films (Last of the Mohicans, T2 Trainspotting) and TV dramas (BBC's A Mug's Game), and he's been the subject of three BBC TV music documentaries. Dougie has received numerous gold discs for album sales, two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of Fame, a Lifetime Achievement Award from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and an OBE in the New Year Honours list.
Calling all Pedal Pushers! Join the UTHSC Police Department, in partnership with the Memphis Medical District Collaborative 's Be Aware Pedestrian Campaign and Explore Bike Share for a FREE 13 mile community bike ride through the University of TN Health Sciences Center campus, and the surrounding Medical District. The ride will be led by UTHSC Police to promote unity throughout campus and the Medical District also to encourage individuals to stay fit and healthy.***1st 100 participants free t-shirt & bag***Want to ride but don't have a bike? Be one of the 1st 20 participants to register for a bike, and receive a code for a sponsored Explore Bike Sharebike for the race!
GiveAways! Education! Meet New Friends! Learn New Things! Prizes!
Deaf Family Reunion 2018
American Kidney Fund brings FREE event to Memphis—kidney screenings and family fun! Memphis Kidney Action Day Kidney Action Day is coming to Memphis on Saturday, October 13! Take action for your health, and join us at Handy Park from noon - 5 p.m. for free health screenings, fitness activities, healthy cooking demos and food samples, prizes, giveaways, kids’ activities and more. Kidney Action Day is free and open to the public, so bring your friends and family along. #KidneyActionDay #Memphis is where to be with @KidneyFund!
For more information, visit www.KidneyActionDay.org/Memphis or contact: Patricia Bonsu, pbonsu [at] kidneyfund [dot] org / (301) 984-6673. Memphis Kidney Action Day Saturday, October 13, 2018 Noon - 5 p.m. Handy Park 200 Beale St. Memphis, TN 38103
The River Series is BACK! The third installment will feature Teardrop City with Limes. A DJ will begin at 3 p.m. before the show starts at 4 p.m.
Doors open at 7pm
I Hope You're Happy Tour
BLUE OCTOBER, the San Marcos, TX-based band known for shimmering rock songs and haunting lyrics on albums such as 2009’s Billboard Top 15 debut, Approaching Normal, 2011’s Billboard Top Ten debut Any Man In America and the Platinum-selling Foiled, makes a triumphant return with Sway (Up/Down Records), the band’s first album in two years.
Rock legend Alice Cooper comes to town bringing his hard rocking, theatrical show to the Orpheum Theatre. Cooper continues to tour for several months every year and his most recent album, Paranormal cracked the Top 40 in 30 different countries. There is still nothing like an Alice Cooper show.
The St. Jude Ride Memphis unites bikers of all ages and ability levels, from competitive to recreational, in raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.It’s a day of festivities in Tom Lee Park in downtown Memphis, full of live music, food and games. Participate as an individual or as part of a team, and choose how long you ride, with both a family-friendly ride and multiple courses throughout Arkansas, starting over the Harahan Bridge. Invite friends and family to cheer you on or join you as you ride.
The St. Jude Ride Memphis unites bikers of all ages and ability levels, from competitive to recreational, in raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. It’s a day of festivities in Tom Lee Park in downtown Memphis, full of live music, food and games. Participate as an individual or as part of a team, and choose how long you ride, with both a family-friendly ride and multiple courses throughout Arkansas, starting over the Harahan Bridge. Invite friends and family to cheer you on or join you as you ride.
The Beale Street Artcrawl is a quarterly event that takes place on “America's Most Iconic Street, Beale Street. Established in 2018, managed by Dear Music, 501C3 in partnership with Downtown Memphis Commission. This event is free and open to the public.Tickets can be purchased here
Join us for one night only as we explore the unusual and fascinating Victorian mourning customs while we host an exclusive dinner in honor of the departed Woodruff and Fontaine family members. We will begin in the root cellar with pre-dinner cocktails before savoring a three course meal held in true Victorian mourning fashion. Seated in an intimate setting, guests will listen as history comes alive with each course. As a finish to the evening, stroll the darkened rooms and hallways of the mansion, listening to stories of those who lived and died within her walls.
Dinner With The Departed will begin at 7pm and end at 10pm, Saturday, October 20.
Tickets are limited and must be purchased online in advance. $75 per person, $135 per couple This event is 21 & up Tickets are nonrefundable
Matt Stansberry & The Romance is a nine-piece, American rock 'n roll band based in Oklahoma City. The band is comprised of The Romance Rhythm (bass, drums, and keys), the 23rd Street Horns (trumpet, trombone, and saxophone) and is fronted by the group’s songwriter and bandleader, Matt Stansberry (vocals and lead guitar), the soulful powerhouse, Ms. Myra Beasley (vocals) and sibling-harmony hype-man Joe Stansberry (vocals and rhythm guitar). The group has developed their own sound by blending American popular music, blues, R&B, soul, and funk. Early influences include Buddy Holly, James Brown, The Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix. The group is known for their dynamic live shows, which have included extended, three-hour, non-stop performances.
The Romance has released two studio recordings, both successfully fan-funded through Kickstarter campaigns (Let's Brighten It Up, debut EP released summer 2012, and Crash Landing, debut LP released summer 2014), two exclusive singles ("Heartbreaker," released spring 2016 and "The Good Life," released summer 2017), and a live, in-studio, three-song EP (Sun Studio Session, released summer 2016) recorded in one evening at the historic Sun Studio in Memphis.
Multi-platinum Irish group Celtic Thunder celebrates 10 years with their new Celtic Thunder X tour. The group's live shows are known for dramatic effects via lighting and choreography as well as realistic Irish stage sets with authentic Irish instruments.
ON SALE MARCH 30
Live music performances and a place for local musicians to network. Hosted by the Memphis Music Commission. No cover.
Grammy Award nominated hip-hop icons Nicki Minajand Future today announced that they will be hitting the road together for the first time ever on their NickiHndrxx tour, with a stop at FedExForum on Tuesday, October 23.
Tickets go on sale Friday, June 15 at noon at ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at (800) 745-3000 or at the FedExForum Box Office. An exclusive FedExForum presale is available on Thursday, June 14 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. to all Memphis Grizzlies’ MVP Season Ticket Holders, Grizzlies’ e-news subscribers, recipients of FedExForum Event Alert e-mail communications, or by connection with FedExForum and the Grizzlies on their social sites. Fans can also purchase tickets at LiveNation.com and NickiHndrxx.com.
The multi-award winning artists are known for their high energy performances of their chart-topping hits. Together, Minaj and Future will be bringing their music to the stage for an unforgettable night on this massive joint tour. Produced by Live Nation, the extensive outing will kick-off September 21 in Baltimore, MD. The tour is set to touch down in 50 cities across North America and Europe, with stops in major markets at iconic venues throughout Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, Munich, Paris, London, and more.
American Music Award nominated Future recently executive produced and curated the Superfly Official Soundtrack Album in addition to co-producing the film. The Atlanta hip-hop luminary and trendsetter is readying more new music for release very soon. In addition, AMA and Billboard Music award winner Minaj is set to release her anxiously awaited fourth full-length studio album “Queen” later this summer on August 10.
Doors Open at 7pm
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Official: Dale Watson brings his Ameripolitan music to the Pure Memphis Music Series at Old Dominick Distillery! 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, Beale Street Caravan!Grab a season ticket and join us for all six Pure Memphis Music Series events: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3564135
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.
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
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.
$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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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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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.