Minglewood Hall is a contemporary concert venue occupying a historic building in Midtown Memphis. The hall hosts a wide variety of events, but its schedule mostly features rock, indie, blues and soul singers and bands.
Minglewood Hall is housed in an industrial building dating to the early 20th century. The building was once a bread factory, and also has been used as a church and the Memphis Designers' Showcase. The property was used for a music store from 1999 to 2008, when the renovation project began to transform it into a concert venue.
Minglewood Hall mostly hosts music concerts representing many genres, but has also in the past presented boxing matches and other entertainment events. The venue is also used for private events. Big-name performers who have played on the Minglewood Hall stage include blues legend Buddy Guy, Elvis Costello, Deftones and Gary Clark, Jr.
Minglewood Hall is a 13,000-square-foot venue with a standing capacity of 1,600, a 1,000-person capacity with auditorium seating and a 650-capacity space with table seating. Most shows are standing room only, with some chairs available on a first-come, first-served basis. Many shows offer reserved tables, and some are partially or fully seated. The venue features a state-of-the-art sound system and LED lighting as well as a bar that offers food.
Minglewood Hall includes a number of other facilities in addition to the main concert hall. Inside Minglewood Plaza are 1884 Lounge, a more intimate venue used for local and regional music shows, a radio station, tattoo parlor, dance studio and practice rooms for musicians.
Memphis, Tennessee, the home of Memphis blues and Memphis soul, gospel and rock 'n' roll, where Elvis, Johnny Cash, B.B. King and Al Green got their starts, is an unmatched destination for music lovers. Tourist attractions showcasing the city's rich musical heritage include Beale Street, Sun Studio, the Stax Museum and, of course, Graceland, the lavish former home of Elvis Presley that's maintained as a world-famous homage to the icon.
The New Daisy Theatre on Beale Street continues in its long tradition of hosting the biggest names in music history. And the Orpheum Theatre, a historic, one-time vaudeville venue, now presents Broadway shows and is home to Ballet Memphis and Opera Memphis.
Other great Memphis attractions include the National Civil Rights Museum (at the Lorraine Motel, the site of the assassination of Martin Luther King), riverfront parks along the Mississippi, Dixon Gallery and Gardens and the Memphis Walk of Fame.
Minglewood Hall got its name from "Minglewood Blues," a classic blues song by Noah Lewis that was first recorded in Memphis in 1928.