MEMPHO Fest Tickets
MEMPHO Fest tickets
With the announcement of its inaugural year in 2017, MEMPHO Fest joined a revered lineage of live musical events to take place in one of the world's greatest music cities: Memphis, Tennessee. The festival's founders have stated their intention to make MEMPHO Fest an enduring part of the city's cultural scene, with its lineup blending the best of contemporary music with homages to Memphis' unmatched heritage as the home of the blues. The venue is Shelby Farms Park, which takes up 4,500 unspoiled acres and is one of the largest urban parks in the United States.
MEMPHO Fest's background
The first ever MEMPHO Fest, with its two-day lineup in early October, 2017 is the first major music festival to be held at Shelby Farms Park. Headliners in 2017 include Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist Jason Isbell with his band The 400 Unit; Cage The Elephant, a Grammy-winning rock band known for its dynamic live shows; and another Grammy winner, the singer, songwriter and rapper Anderson .Paak with his band The Free Nationals. Joining these acts is indie-rock band Cold War Kids, plus an eclectic array of fan-favorite artists and emerging names, among them Hard Working Americans, Jojo's Slim Wednesday, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Southern Avenue, Bishop Briggs and The Weeks, and Dan Luke & The Rad.
The second day of the first MEMPHO Fest is dedicated to Memphis' musical heritage, with a special tribute to Steve Cropper and Booker T Jones (of Booker T. & The MGs). Both are honored for their influence on Stax Records and Memphis music. Booker T. & The MGs, for which Cropper was a guitarist, were the house band for Stax Records, who played backup for such artists as Otis Redding, Bill Withers, Wilson Pickett and Sam & Dave. For MEMPHO Fest, a 10-piece act called Booker T Presents: A Stax Revue & Journey Through Soul, Blues and R&B has been assembled for a main stage performance, which will be followed by a performance by Steve Cropper & Friends.
The MEMPHO Fest experience
In addition to its incredible live music on two stages, MEMPHO Fest features a wide variety of food and drink vendors offering craft beer, Memphis barbecue and much more. The natural beauty of Shelby Farms Park adds to the experience. One- and two-day tickets are available, along with VIP tickets that provide access to exclusive viewing areas, bar and food service, gift bags and other special provisions. The festival will take place rain or shine.
Similar to MEMPHO Fest
Memphis-area residents and visitors who are interested in MEMPHO Fest tickets might also want to check out the schedules for other local live music events, such as the Beale Street Music Festival and year-round shows at the world-famous New Daisy Theatre.
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