Put on my blue suede shoes
and I boarded the plane.
Touched down in the land of the delta blues
in the middle of the pouring rain.
-Marc Cohn “Walking in Memphis”
Home of Blues and Rock n Roll, Memphis has been graced with artist who walked Beale Street, recorded at Sun Records and Stax Records and changed the sound of music all over the world. From W.C. Handy, Isaac Hayes, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Otis Redding, Elvis Presley, Tina Turner and many more have left and continue to leave their mark in Music History. Music is vital part of Memphians’ history and culture. Justin Timberlake, from Millington, was inspired by this rich and diverse sound and helps bring a modern approach to Blues and Rock n Roll.
B.B. King might not be singing down Beale Street and Elvis might not be singing and dancing at Sun Studios, but these artists stories and sound haven’t been forgotten. Whether you are visiting Graceland or the Rock n Soul Museum or listening to a new band at Sunset on the Square in Collierville or at Levitt Shell in Memphis, there is no doubt that the Memphis is home to great music.
@ Levitt Shell – Memphis, TN
July 19th @ 7:30 – Baskery
July 20th @ 7:30 – Old 97’s
July 21st @ 7:30 – Mike Farris & The Roseland Rhythm Revue
@ Sunset on the Square – Collierville, TN
July 24th @ 7:00 – Wolf River Rednecks
July 31st @ 7:00 – Def Tonz
@ Ripley Square – Ripley, TN
July 24th @ 7:00 – Tumbleweed Band
@ Snowden Grove Amphitheater – Southaven, MS
July 24th @ 7:30 – KIX 106 Smokin’ Summer Showcase
August 2nd @ 7:00 – Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers
August 13th @ 7:00 – Weezer
Don’t forget about the Museums to learn about the history of Music in Memphis
– Stax Museum – Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-5PM, Sunday 1PM-5PM
– Sun Studio – Everyday 10AM-6PM
– Rock N Soul Museum – Everyday 10AM-7PM
– Graceland – Monday-Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 9AM-4PM