30 March, 2022Print
Minglewood Hall to Reopen This Spring Featuring Upgrades that Enhance Audience ExperienceVenue to open with shows by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Shakey Graves, comedian Chelcie Lynn and more
March 30, 2022 — Minglewood Hall, a top Memphis gathering place for great music and events, announces its long awaited reopening this spring. The club will open with a series of shows, including Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real (May 4), Americana band Shakey Graves (June 10), stand-up comedian Chelcie Lynn (June 24), and more — with additional dates and artists to be announced soon.
The venue, which closed in 2020 due to pandemic regulations, instituted a number of exciting changes while shuttered, including interior/exterior improvements and upgrades. Now under new ownership and with a seasoned music industry crew, Minglewood Hall looks forward to better serving its fans, old and new, and enhancing its role in Midtown Memphis.
“Minglewood Hall has played a critical role in the Memphis music community and in the development of countless artists from all over the world,” says the venue’s talent booker, Grace Gibson. “I’m thrilled to see it come back with a vengeance after we’ve all faced such a tough couple of years.”
The new Minglewood Hall upgrades, which will be implemented in phases in the coming months, include:
- A reconfigured stage with top-of-the-line sound and lighting systems
- Updated paint and light fixtures throughout entire space
- Main venue features new bar tops, bar lighting, drapery and more
- Atrium boasts updated box office, new signage, poster wall and more
- Green Rooms fully remodeled to include new flooring, tin ceilings, renovated V.I.P. restroom and more
- Public Restrooms completely overhauled with new vanities, floor and wall finishes
Founded in a renovated bread factory warehouse on Madison Avenue — and now pioneering a Midtown boom — Minglewood Hall opened for concerts in February 2009 and has attracted a range of talented artists including Melissa Etheridge, Eric Church, Lucinda Williams, Gov’t Mule, Big K.R.I.T., Ben Folds, Kane Brown, Margo Price, and many others. In addition to its 1900-capacity main hall, a smaller, 400-capacity lounge hosts performances in a more intimate setting. A full bar, a dinner menu and small bites are available. Popular with visitors and locals alike, the Hall was voted “#1 Place to See Music” by readers of the Memphis Flyer.
A full schedule will be announced in the coming weeks at minglewoodhallmemphis.com.
About Minglewood Hall
Built in the 20's as a Tasty Bread factory, Minglewood Hall opened in 2007 and was quickly voted as the best place to see live music in Memphis by the readers of the Memphis Flyer. Inspired by the song "Minglewood Blues" from Memphis' own Cannon Jug Stompers and later reimagined by the Grateful Dead as "New Minglewood Blues,” the music venue set out to create the place these historical bands sang about. Hosting its first concert in 2009 with Old Crow Medicine Show, Minglewood Hall and the 1884 Lounge have since become known for bringing in some of the best regional and national talent across all genres to Memphis – from Chris Cornell and The Raconteurs to Les Claypool and Moneybagg Yo. Now under new ownership, run by a group of the industry's most distinguished veterans, Minglewood Hall is sure to return as Memphis' premier neighborhood venue to see all-time favorite musicians, along with a new generation of legends, right in the heart of Midtown. In the words of the legendary Bob Weir, “if you’re ever in Memphis, better stop by Minglewood.”
About Grace Gibson
Over the last three years, Gibson has worked as Talent Buyer for Live Nation in Texas, booking House of Blues Houston, House of Blues Dallas, Bayou Music Center Houston and Echo Lounge & Music Hall in Dallas. She also oversaw all club-level booking for Live Nation’s South Region. Gibson started her career on the agency side as an Agent’s Assistant at High Road Touring. After three years with the company, she relocated to the East Coast and worked in booking at Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club. In 2014, she accepted an opportunity to work in Marketing for Live Nation New York, promoting the shows at Irving Plaza, Gramercy Theater and Warsaw Ballroom to name a few. In 2016, Gibson stepped away from corporate concert promotion and became the in-house booker for the historic Arlene’s Grocery on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. While at Arlene’s, she partnered with local artists to create a variety of content to fill the independent club’s 365-day concert calendar.
Gibson relocated to her hometown of Houston, TX, in August 2018 for the opportunity to work as Talent Buyer for Live Nation. In 2019 she was selected as one of 30 honorees in Pollstar’s 2019 Impact: NextGen – Honoring The Future Leaders of The Live Business.