This weekend in Memphis music
Memphis Means Music Week is getting closer and closer — it’s October 23-30 in case you hadn’t already marked your calendars — and things have been going full tilt around here to get ready for all the awesome events going on during this year’s M3. (You don’t want to miss any of it, so check out the full listing here.) We definitely have live music on the brain even more than usual, and this is a good weekend for it. Check out a sampling of what’s on offer:
- Tonight at the Levitt Shell, The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker at 7:30 p.m.
- Tonight at Otherlands, the New Songwriter Invitational from 8 to 11 p.m. Just $5 gets you in the door to hear from a laundry list of talented singer/songwriters.
- Tonight at the New Daisy Theatre, Theater of Sound featuring Jimmy Harris, The Vail, Zephyr Eillis and Absentease. $10 cover, doors at 7 p.m.
- Tonight at Silky’s, Barbara Blue celebrates the release of her album Royal Blue from 6 to 9 p.m.
- Tonight at the FedEx Forum, hear Yo Gotti perform during Memphis Madness! Okay, so it’s not exactly a concert, but can you blame us for being excited about Tiger basketball?
- Tonight at the HiTone, the WEVL Fall Concert with The Dirty Streets, Pezz, and Limes. Showtime is 10 p.m. and admission proceeds go to WEVL.
- Tonight at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Rev. John Kilzer hosts The Way at 6 p.m. featuring a host of guest musicians.
- Saturday at the Levitt Shell, free concerts continue with Daniella Cotton at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday at Otherlands, Amber Rubarth will play with the Bluff City Backsliders. It’s an all ages show that starts at 8 p.m., and it’ll cost you $5 at the door.
- Saturday at The Cove, the Brown Hat Band gets things going at 10 p.m. for one crisp $5 bill.
- Saturday at the Cannon Center, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra presents “Hope in America,” compositions by Copland, Barber and Osvaldo at 8 p.m.
- Saturday at The Buccaneer, Yazoo Shakes, The Warble and Elsinore.
- Sunday at Shelby Farms, ArtsMemphis hosts its Conservation Through Art Family Day. The event is free to the public and runs from 2 to 5 p.m., featuring performances from local groups like Watoto d’Afrika, Ballet Memphis and the Visible School, as well as booths from Memphis’ myriad arts organizations. (And we’ll be there, so come say hi!)
- Sunday at the Levitt Shell, Vaneese Thomas wraps up the Shell’s fall season of free concerts at 5:30 p.m.
- Sunday at The Cove, Jazz with the Broad Ave. 3 gets started at 8:30 p.m.
- Sunday at Earnestine and Hazel’s, Jazz Jam with U of M students from 8 to 11 p.m.