Fall Events, Festivals, Concerts and Theater in Downtown Memphis

Downtown Memphis has a non-stop schedule of festivals, concerts and fun during the crisp fall months. Mark your calendars.

September

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*Photo courtesy of Cat and Fish

MLKSOUL Concert Series

September 1, 8, 15, 22 – National Civil Rights Museum – 6 pm

Redbirds American Conference Championship Series

September 6, 7 – AutoZone Park – 7:05 pm

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Classic Concert

September 7 – The Orpheum Theatre – 8 pm

The 28th Southern Heritage Classic Cultural Celebration Classic Concert features Jeffrey Osborne and Stephanie Mills with Jammin Jay Lamont.

 

Southern Heritage Classic Cultural Celebration

September 7 – The Orpheum Theatre – 8 pm

 

Vaneese Thomas: A Tribute to the Women

September 8 – Halloran Centre – 7:30 pm

A musical, historical, and social presentation of pioneering women in R&B.

Featured songs include Etta James' "Tell Mama,” Aretha Franklin's "Never Loved A Man" and "Since You've Been Gone," Tina Turner's "Nutbush," and others.

 

Indie Memphis Youth Film Festival

September 9 – Halloran Centre – 9:30 am

 

The 5th Annual “Back 2 the Future” Part 5: 80s VS 90s VS 2000s Party

September 9 – New Daisy Theatre – 10 pm

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Redbirds Pacific Coast League Championship Series

September 12, 13 – AutoZone Park – 7:05 pm

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Nothing More: #TheStoriesWeTellOurselvesTour with As Lions, My Ticket Home, and Hell or Highwater

September 12 – New Daisy Theatre – 6 pm

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The Toadies with Local H

September 14 – New Daisy Theatre – 7 pm

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Mississippi River Monsters 2nd Annual Catfish Tournament & Angler Roundup

September 15, 16 – Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid

 

Valentino Khan with Scotty B, DJ Tubbz, Tree

September 15 – New Daisy Theatre – 10 pm

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September 16 – Mud Island Amphitheatre – 7 pm

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Will Hoge

September 17 – New Daisy Theatre – 7 pm

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*Photo courtesy of James Wessels

Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour

September 17 – FedExForum – 8 pm

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Lettuce Fall Tour 2017 with Maddy O’Neal

September 19 – New Daisy Theatre – 7 pm

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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I

September 19 - 24 – The Orpheum Theatre – See website for specific show times

Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between a British schoolteacher and the King of Siam.

 

Project Homeless Connect Memphis

September 21 – Cook Convention Center

 

Memphis Comedy Fest

September 22 – Cannon Center – 8 pm

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The Avett Brothers

September 22 – Mud Island Amphitheatre – 8 pm

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Adventure Club with Z-Dougie Plus DUDECALLEDROB and DJ Ben Murray

September 22 – New Daisy Theatre – 10 pm

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BreakFest

September 23 – Southern College of Optometry – 10 am

 

An Evening with JD Souther

September 23 – Halloran Centre – 7:30 pm

Grammy-nominated JD Souther has penned hits for the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Roy Orbison, James Taylor, Don Henley, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Brooks and Dunn and found success as a solo artist.

 

Andy Mineo Friends and Family Tour with Social Club Misfits and Wordsplayed

September 23 – New Daisy Theatre – 6 pm

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St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer

September 23, 2017

Start a team with your family and friends to join. Or join an existing team. Fundraise to support the kids of St. Jude. Walk: age 6 and up – $10, 5K Run: age 6 and up – $20, Age 5 and under – participation is free. Raise $100 and earn your official event T-shirt. Raise $250 to become a member of our Fearless Fundraiser Club, and earn additional St. Jude gear as you fundraise.

MFM Farm Fest with Star and Micey

September 24 – Loflin Yard – 5 pm

There's no better spot than Loflin Yard to kick back and enjoy the music while feasting on food from local restaurants, wine and Wiseacre beer.

So grab and friend or two for this amazing night celebrating the 12th season of Memphis Farmers Market.

 

The Weight is Over!: Full Figured Fashion Show

September 24 – Halloran Centre – 6 pm

The Weight is Over! is a full-figured fashion show that features some of the Mid-South’s most prominent career women, socialites, entrepreneurs, full-figured celebrities, and bloggers as models for some of the top plus-size designers and retailers throughout the country.

Tank Savage Tour

September 24 – New Daisy Theatre – 7 pm

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Hansel & Gretel

September 26 – The Orpheum Theatre – 6:30 pm

The Grimm Brothers bring the story to life with a rock and roll score amidst an animated wonderland inspired by Lemony Snicket and Roald Dahl.

ZZ Ward

September 26 – New Daisy Theatre – 7 pm

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Midsouth Pride Festival

September 29 – Handy Park – 7 pm

September 30 – Robert Church Park – 10 am – Beale Street – 1 pm

 

Trevor Noah

September 29 – The Orpheum Theatre – 7:30 pm

Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central.

 

South Main Trolley Night

September 29 – South Main

The last Friday of every month.

 

Wine on the River Memphis

September 30 – Mud Island River Walk – 5 pm

 

Memphis Symphony Orchestra

September 30 – Cannon Center – 7:30 pm

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Ryan Adams and Band

September 30 – The Orpheum Theatre – 8 pm

Ryan Adams' first album of all new original material since 2014’s Ryan Adams — is primed to add new superlatives to the C.V. of Jacksonville, NC’s most celebrated multiple-Grammy-nominee.

 

October

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*Photo courtesy of James Wessels

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Orlando Magic

October 2 – FedExForum – 7 pm

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Falling in Reverse & All That Remains: Coming Home to Madness Tour

October 2 – New Daisy Theatre – 7 pm

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Peppa Pig Live!

October 3 – The Orpheum Theatre – 6 pm

The number one family show of 2016 is back with an action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life-size puppets and costume characters in Peppa Pig’s Surprise!

 

Morgan James: Reckless Abandon Tour

October 3 – New Daisy Theatre – 7 pm

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Blue October: I Want It Tour

October 4 – New Daisy Theatre – 7 pm

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Downtown Memphis Commission Annual Meeting

October 4

Creative Works Conference

October 5-7 - Halloran Centre 

 

King Biscuit Blues Festival

October 5, 6, 7 – Map included in link – Times can be found on website

 

Wilco

October 5 – The Orpheum Theatre – 8 pm

The tour supports the acclaimed Chicago band’s 10th studio album, Schmilco.

 

Disney on Ice Presents Dream Big

October 6, 7, 8 – FedExForum – Times can be found on website

 

Darren Knight’s Southern Momma An Em Comedy Tour

October 6 – The Orpheum Theatre – 7:30 pm

Comedian, Darren Knight, has sold out over 100 straight comedy shows and has over 2 million fans. He’s been compared to Jeff Foxworthy, as the next star of redneck comedy.

Perfect Harmony

October 7 - Henry Ave - 10 am

Come join Perfect Harmony at Bickford Park and Community Center for a day of community empowerment! We are offering help with driver's license reinstatements, info on criminal record expungements, child support questions and concerns, and much much more! There will be free food and fun for all involved! Come reconnect with community at our U-turn event! 

Wellred: From Dixie With Love

October 7 – New Daisy Theatre – 7 pm

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The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

October 7 – The Orpheum Theatre – 8 pm

Celebrating 30 years of stirring virtual adventure and memorable soundtracks with live orchestral renditions directly approved by franchise producer Eiji Aonuma, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses brings the Zelda franchise to life with a 66-piece orchestra, 24-person choir, and a reimagined score.

 

Riot Ten:  BasSick, TBM, and Finn the DJ

October 7 – New Daisy Theatre – 10 pm

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Kids Artistic Revue Convention

October 8 – Cook Convention Center

 

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets

October 11 – FedExForum – 7 pm

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The Mersey Beatles: Sgt. Pepper’s 50th Anniversary Show

October 11 – Halloran Centre – 7:30 pm

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. They have played in 20 countries, selling out shows worldwide.

 

The Head and the Heart

October 11 – The Orpheum Theatre – 7:30 pm

An American indie folk band.

 

Je’Caryous Johnson Presents “Two Can Play That Game”

October 13, 14 – Cannon Center – Times can be found on website

 

St. Jude Ride 

October 13, 14

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 weekend 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 relay team, and choose how long you ride, with both 6-hour and 24-hour options. Invite friends and family to camp out, cheer you on or join you as you ride. You can register here.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. New Orleans Pelicans

October 13 – FedExForum – 7 pm

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Peter Cincotti

October 13 – Halloran Centre – 7:30 pm

Pianist, Peter Cincotti, has collaborated with artists ranging from Andrea Bocelli to David Guetta.

 

Space Jesus Morphed Tour with Esseks & Digital Ethos

October 13 – New Daisy Theatre – 8 pm

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Memphis Eats Food Festival

October 14 – Kim’s Kitchen and Catering Service – 11 am

 

John Mulaney

October 17 – The Orpheum Theatre – 7 pm

John Mulaney is an Emmy Award-winning writer and comedian.

 

Memphis Grizzlies vs. New Orleans Pelicans

October 18 – FedExForum – 7 pm

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Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives

October 18 – Halloran Centre – 7:30 pm

Marty Stuart is a five-time Grammy-winner, platinum recording artist, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the Americana Music Association, Grand Ole Opry star, country music archivist, photographer, musician, and songwriter.

 

National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Award

October 19 – Cook Convention Center

 

Victorian Village Halloween

October 20

E-Bike Demo by The Peddler

October 20 - Main Street & Peabody Place -  11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Curious about e-bikes, a.k.a. electric-assist bicycles? Ever wanted to ride one? Considering the purchase of one?

Stop by this free, open-house demonstration during your lunch break on Friday, Oct. 20th, to have your questions answered and take an e-bike for a test ride. The demo will be staffed by the Peddler Bike Shop, which has a location on South Main that specializes in e-bikes.

We'll be located at the northeast corner of Main and Peabody Place at the Great Streets Pilot Project.

Read more here.

Big River Crossing Half Marathon + 5K

October 21 - 8 am

Run with a whole new perspective.

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. The event also includes a 5K through Downtown and Tom Lee Park with inspiring views of Big River Crossing and the Mississippi River. 

These races will fund Peer Power’s mission to empower and inspire scholars through its innovative student-to-student tutoring program. Join as a participant or a sponsor for this historic event and to support scholars’ futures.

Register or donate to Peer Power here.

Momma’s Boy

October 20, 21 – The Orpheum Theatre – Times can be found on website

A tale of a young man who takes pride in being macho, but really is a momma’s boy.

 

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors

October 21 – FedExForum – 7 pm

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Yngwie Malmsteen: World on Fire Tour 2017

October 21 – New Daisy Theatre – 7 pm

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Foo Fighters ‘Concrete and Gold’ Tour

October 24 – FedExForum – 7 pm

 

An American in Paris

October 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 – The Orpheum Theatre – Times can be found on website

An American in Paris is the new Tony Award-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.

 

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Dallas Mavericks

October 26 – FedExForum – 7 pm

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Highly Suspect: DJ Redbees

October 26 – New Daisy Theatre – 7 pm

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South Main Trolley Night

October 27 – South Main

The last Friday of every month.

 

Daley: The Spectrum Tour

October 27 – New Daisy Theatre – 8pm

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RiverArtsFest

October 27, 28, 29 – South Main Arts District – Times can be found on website

Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth Race for the Cure

October 28 - AutoZone Park - Race Day Registration Opens 7 am - Survivor Photo 7:45 am - Certified 5k and Family Fun 1 Mile Walk 9 am - Survivor Brunch 10:30 am

Register here

Race for the Cure More Than Pink Block Party

October 28 - Hand Park and Beale Street 

 

Memphis Symphony Orchestra: Rachmaninoff’s Paganini Rhapsody

October 28 – Cannon Center – 7:30 pm

 

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets

October 28 – FedExForum – 7 pm

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Alice in Daisyland: Halloween with the Crystal Method -- with DJ Tree, Scotty B, and Defcon Engaged

October 28 – New Daisy Theatre – 10 pm

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An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt

October 29 – Cannon Center – 7:30 pm

 

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Charlotte Hornets

October 30 – FedExForum – 7 pm

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November

Indie Memphis

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Orlando Magic

November 1 – FedExForum – 7 pm

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Indie Memphis Film Festival

November 1-6 – Halloran Centre

 

The Beach Boys

November 2 – The Orpheum Theatre – 7 pm

This band has created a multitude of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions.

 

Mid-South Jewelry and Accessories Fair

November 2-5 – Cook Convention Center

 

Borgore: Blaspheymy Tour

November 3 – New Daisy Theatre – 10 pm

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Issues:  #HeadSpaceTour along with Volumes, Too Close To Touch, and Sylar

November 4 – New Daisy Theatre – 6 pm

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Michael McDonald

November 4 – The Orpheum Theatre – 8 pm

Five-time Grammy Award-winning artist who has been a singular musical presence for four decades.

 

Ray LaMontagne

November 5 – The Orpheum Theatre – 7 pm

Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter.

 

Cannibal Corpse with Power Trip and Gatecreeper

November 6 – New Daisy Theatre  – 7 pm

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Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE: King for a Day

November 8 – The Orpheum Theatre – 6:30 pm

In an adventure in Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Daniel learns just what it takes to be king.

(Includes sing-alongs, magical moments, and surprise guests.)

 

Memphis Symphony Orchestra: The U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club

November 11 – Cannon Center – 7:30 pm

National Arts Marketing Project Conference

November 11 – The Peabody 

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Downtown Dining Week

November 13-19, 2017

Restaurants in downtown Memphis present the 7th annual Downtown Dining week! Enjoy three course dinners or special menus for $20.17 and two for one lunch menus for $10.17 all week from 50+ restuaruants! Keep up with participating restaurants and menu announcements leading up to the event this year via the websiteFacebook, and Instagram.

 

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Indiana Pacers

November 15 – FedExForum – 7 pm

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Rhythmic Circus’s Red and Green

November 16 – The Orpheum Theatre – 6:30 pm

A brand new holiday experience with dancers and musicians.

 

Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science

November 17 – The Orpheum Theatre – 7 pm

Fans can expect all-new everything including songs, multimedia presentations, talk-show antics, and bigger and better potentially dangerous food demonstrations.

 

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets

November 18 – FedExForum – 7 pm

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Slander: Superhuman Tour with Finn the DJ, DudeCalledRob, and Nodus Defect

November 18 – New Daisy Theatre – 10 pm

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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trail Blazers

November 20 – FedExForum – 7 pm

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PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure”

November 21, 22 – Cannon Center – 6 pm - Times can be found on website

 

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Dallas Mavericks

November 22 – FedExForum – 7 pm

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South Main Trolley Night

November 24 – South Main

The last Friday of every month.

 

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

November 25 – Cannon Center – 3 pm

 

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Brooklyn Nets

November 26 – FedExForum – 7 pm

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Poptone

November 26 – New Daisy Theatre – 7 pm

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Rock ‘N’ Soul Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2017 Induction Ceremony

November 27 – Cannon Center – 7 pm

 

Hollywood Undead with Butcher Babies

November 29 – New Daisy Theatre – 6 pm

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The Phantom of the Opera

November 29, 30 – The Orpheum Theatre – Times can be found on website

The beloved story and thrilling score with a cast and orchestra of 52, making this Phantom one of the largest productions now on tour.

 

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St. Jude Memphis Marathon Expo - 2017

November 30 – Cook Convention Center

St. Jude Marathon Day - December 2 - Click here to register

*Photo courtesy of the Commercial Appeal

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