This Labor Day weekend – Sept. 4 & 5 – the Center for Southern Folklore will produce the 23rd Annual Memphis Music & Heritage Festival, a family-friendly celebration of the musicians, artists, craftspeople, cooks, talkers, dancers, and community members who make Memphis such a special place.
The festivities will take place from 11am – 11pm both days on Main St. between Peabody Place and Gayoso on three outdoor stages and two more indoors. In addition to some of the region’s best blues, soul, rock, gospel, folk, and country performers, the Festival will feature cooking demonstrations, local artists, food and crafts vendors, dancers, storytellers, and fun for the kids!
This year’s festival will celebrate Memphis musical legend Jim Dickinson with a t-shirt and poster designed by the artist Gray (pictured above) and performances by Hill Country Revue (featuring son Cody Dickinson) and former bandmates Sid Selvidge & Jimmy Crosthwait. Other performers include: Bobby Rush, Kate Campbell, Sonny Burgess and the Pacers, Joyce Cobb, Smoochie Smith Trio, Hickory Withe Bluegrass, Jason D Williams, Eden Brent, Los Contadores, Star & Micey, Bluff City Backsliders, Eddie Bond and many more still to be announced!
A $2 suggested donation will help keep the festival free and open to all.