6 July, 2017Print
Memphis Lands New Major Music Festival At Shelby Farms Park Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7, 2017Over 20,000 music fans are expected to celebrate Memphis as the birthplace of Blues, Soul, and Rock & Roll
The inaugural "MEMPHO" music festival announces Grammy Award-winning artists Cage The Elephant and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Grammy-nominated Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, as well as Cold War Kids, Bishop Briggs, Robert Randolph and The Family Band, Hard Working Americans, Southern Avenue among other featured performers. A special tribute to the music of Memphis featuring legendary artists Steve Cropper & Friends and Booker T Presents: A Stax Revue and a Journey thru Soul, Blues, and R&B.
"The roots of American music can be clearly traced directly to Memphis. The first annual MEMPHO Music Festival is being launched with a distinct purpose to pay homage to our community's unique role in shaping and influencing global music culture," said Memphis native Diego Winegardner, Founder and CEO of Big River Presents, the promoter behind MEMPHO.
MEMPHO will be the first major music festival held amid the natural splendor of Shelby Farms Park. Just minutes from downtown Memphis, and five times the size of New York's Central Park, Shelby Farms is one of the largest urban parks in America and features diverse outdoor activities including biking, canoeing, zip lining, and horseback riding. With two stages of music and culinary options for every taste and budget, MEMPHO will offer attendees an abundance of great music, food and nature. The menu will of course include Memphis' legendary barbecue, as well as a wide array of beer, wine, and cocktails.
Chuck Leavell, legendary keyboard player for the Rolling Stones and founder of the Mother Nature Network (MNN), said; "As a special advisor to MEMPHO, I'm proud to help bring one of the greatest musical cities in the world a new kind of music festival. The setting is spectacular and the talent line-up is top notch with a combination of great new artists and some established fan favorites. As an environmentalist, I'm also very pleased that everyone involved has a high sensitivity to keeping the event clean and green, and in harmony with nature."
Limited "Early Bird" Pre-Sale on Thursday, July 13th at 10 A.M. CST
Friday "Early Bird" General Admission Tickets: $35.00
Saturday "Early Bird" General Admission Tickets: $40.00
Two-day "Early Bird" General Admission Tickets: $69.00
VIP Packages available
Early Bird pricing while supplies last, plus applicable ticketing fees
Tickets on-sale Friday, July 14th at 10 A.M. CST
Friday General Admission Tickets: $40.00
Saturday General Admission Tickets: $50.00
Two-day General Admission Tickets: $79.00
VIP Packages available
Tier 1 pricing while supplies last, plus applicable ticketing fees
For more information and tickets for MEMPHO Fest, visit memphofest.com.
MEMPHO Fest on the web:
Official Hashtag: #MEMPHOFEST
MEMPHO is the latest chapter in the rich musical history of Memphis. Its founders are committed to making it an integral part of the Memphis cultural scene for years to come. MEMPHO has been created to blend today's best sounds with Memphis' storied musical heritage, creating a festival experience filled with music, food, and nature that appeals to people of all ages. The inaugural event on October 6th and 7th 2017 features Grammy award-winning artists Cage the Elephant and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. Other performances include Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Cold War Kids, Booker T Presents: A Stax Revue, Hard Working Americans, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Bishop Briggs, The Weeks, Southern Avenue, Jojo's Slim Wednesday, Dan Luke & The Raid and more.
About Shelby Farms Park:
At 4,500 acres, Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, Tennessee is one of the largest urban parks in the country. With a visionary master plan designed by James Corner Field Operations, it is poised to become one of the best. Today, the Park features miles of paved and unpaved trails, dozens of lakes and ponds, the internationally recognized and sustainably designed Woodland Discovery Playground, a buffalo herd, the FedEx Event Center, The Kitchen Bistro and Kitchenette, a water play splash pad, an outdoor event stage overlooking an 80-acre lake, a treetop adventure course and more.
About Big River Presents:
Founded by Memphis native Diego Winegardner, Big River Presents is focused on promoting live events like MEMPHO aimed at enhancing Memphis' cultural scene and reputation as a premier destination to live and work. Big River Presents believes Memphis is sacred ground for all those interested in the music industry.