This weekend in Memphis music
It’s a three-day weekend, which means you’ve got even more excuse than usual to stay out all night long jamming to some good Memphis music. Plus, festival season is in full swing. Check out a sampling of the city’s offerings for your Labor Day weekend:
- Saturday and Sunday at various stages downtown, the Center for Southern Folklore’s Memphis Music and Heritage Festival. Enjoy tons of Memphis music, plus good food, arts and crafts, dance and more.
- Today through Sunday at the Cook Convention Center, Memphis Hip Hop Weekend & Expo. The Expo Hall opens at noon each day and there are performances going on throughout the day.
- All weekend long at the Agricenter International (and through September 12), the Delta Fair & Music Festival. You can view the full line-up of performances here, and you’ll be able to catch a host of Memphis musicians this weekend and throughout the fair.
- Tonight at Otherlands, Bluff City Backsliders and The Cakewalkers. Show starts at 8 p.m. and cover is $5.
- Tonight at Old Whitten Tavern, Bob and Susie Salley kick things off at 8:30 p.m.
- Tonight at The Cove, Richard James and the Special Riders. Show starts at 10 p.m.
- Saturday at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Live in the Galleries featuring Van Duren, from 2 to 4 p.m.
- Saturday at Otherlands, Rob Jungklas Trio and Animal Sounds. Show starts at 8 p.m. and cover is $5.
- Saturday at the Blue Monkey, Ryan Peel.
- Saturday at Poplar Lounge, Gasoline Grace, Solar Porch and the Backsliders.
- Saturday at Murphy’s, River City Tanlines with Barewires.
- Saturday at the Buccaneer, the 145s.
- Saturday at Grace Celebration Lutheran Church, Mr. Del’s Refuge Inc. presents Rapture. The conference features performances by Mr. Del, Gammage and many more, and is free and open to the public.
- Saturday at Tom Lee Park, the 36th Annual Stone Soul Picnic from 1 to 9:30 p.m. featuring performances throughout the day, including Lee Williams & The Spiritual QCs, plus Don McKenzie and the Hi-Lites. Admission is free.