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This weekend in Memphis music

October 22, 2010

Memphis Means Music Week is here! We’ve got tons of ways for you to celebrate every single day of the week (check out our handy guide), but as always we had to deliver you a menu of Memphis music happenings this weekend. Since it is still festival season (whee!), you can hit up River Arts Fest this weekend on the lovely strip of South Main that we call home, and even check out some MRC members performing on Sunday. But there’s tons more than just the festival, so check it out:

  • Tonight at The Cove, catch the Bluff City Backsliders at 10 p.m., $5 cover.
  • Tonight at Newby’s, Grace Askew takes the stage at 10 p.m.
  • Tonight at the HiTone, Oh No! Oh My! and The New Mary Jane, 10 p.m., $6 cover.
  • Tonight at Otherlands, Jimmy Davis and Nancy Apple perform at 8 p.m., $5 cover.
  • Saturday at The Arbor at Hope Church, The Summers celebrate the release of their EP with a show featuring Hey, My Name Is…, Joeseph Barrios and Looking for Alaska. The show starts at 7 p.m. and it’s $7.
  • Tonight at the Buccaneer, Fraysia and Vending Machine.
  • Saturday on South Main, the River Arts Festival features bands from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday at the Levitt Shell, the Memphis Center for Independent Living celebrates its 25th anniversary with a benefit concert — the Shellabration! The concert goes from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and will cost you $10.
  • Saturday at the Blue Monkey, Ryan Peel.
  • Saturday at Otherlands, Peter Hyrka and the Gypsy Hombres. The show starts at 8 p.m. and it’ll cost you $10.
  • Saturday at the Center for Southern Folklore Store, Blind Mississippi Morris and Brad Webb perform at 9 p.m.
  • Saturday at Neil’s, The Rindstars, Star & Micey, Good Luck Dark Star at 9 p.m., presented by Indie Memphis.
  • Saturday at the HiTone, The Perfect Vessels record release party featuring the Subteens and Tiger Mountain get things going at 10 p.m., $5 cover.
  • Sunday on South Main, the River Arts Festival features bands from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. performing on several different stages. You can check out MRC members performing on the Music Foundation Stage (at the National Civil Rights Plaza). Be sure to stop by our table and say hello! We’ll have handbills with a quick reference for all the other M3 Week events you’ll want to check out over the next few days.
  • Sunday at Otherlands, Susan Marshall, Richard Ford, Dave Cousar and Christian Seay. $7, show starts at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday at Huey’s Downtown, the Memphis Soul Revue plays from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
  • Sunday at the HiTone, Chuck Prophet and the Jeremy Stanfill Band, 10 p.m.


Let us know if you’ve got a show we should be talking about — hit us up in the comments section here to get your event added right away or get in touch on Facebook or Twitter.

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