GRAMMY MUSEUM® MISSISSIPPI TO CELEBRATE MEMPHIS’
ICONIC ROYAL STUDIOS WITH EVENTS FROM SEPT. 17–18
AN EVENING WITH THE MITCHELL FAMILY TO TAKE PLACE ON SEPT. 17, AND
A FREE FAMILY DAY EVENT WILL BE HELD ON SEPT. 18 WITH FOOD TRUCKS
CLEVELAND, MISS. (SEPT. 02, 2021) — In conjunction with its latest exhibit, Willie Mitchell & The Music of
Royal Studios, GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi will host a special weekend of events from Sept. 17–18 to
celebrate the legendary Memphis studio where icons such as Al Green, Bruno Mars and John Mayer have
been recorded. The weekend will kick off on Friday, Sept. 17, with An Evening With The Mitchell Family
featuring a moderated conversation with GRAMMY® winner Boo Mitchell, followed by a special performance
from the Hi Rhythm Section featuring Ashton Riker and Lil Rounds. On Saturday, Sept. 18, the Museum
will host Royal Studios Family Day, a free community event featuring a live performance from R&B and soul
duo Variety in partnership with Deep Roots, a special screening and more. Food Trucks will be on site for
guest purchasing. Sponsors for Royal Studios Family Day include Needle Specialty Products, Kings
Daughters and Sons Circle Number 2 and Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area.
“As one of the oldest recording studios in the country, Royal Studios has given so much to American music,
and the countless artists who have had the privilege of recording there,” said Emily Havens, Executive
Director of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi. “We are so thrilled to be able to celebrate the late Willie Mitchell
and the history of Royal Studios with our exhibit and this special weekend of events.”
Willie Mitchell & The Music of Royal Studios is a collaborative exhibit between the Mississippi Museum and
Memphis-based Royal Studios that tells the story of the iconic studio—one of the oldest in the world that
continues to operate today—and the late Willie Mitchell, who ran the studio and produced many artists on its
label, Hi Records. This exhibit will be on display at GRAMMY Museum Mississippi through February 2022. For
more information on the exhibit, click here.
An Evening With The Mitchell Family will be held in the Museum’s Sanders Soundstage on Friday, Sept. 17,
at 7 p.m., with a pre-event reception starting at 6 p.m. The event will feature a conversation with GRAMMY-
winning producer, musician, songwriter and audio engineer Boo Mitchell, son of the late Willie Mitchell, and
other members of the Mitchell family. The conversation will be followed by a special performance from
members of the Hi Rhythm Section featuring Ashton Riker and Lil Rounds. Tickets to An Evening With The
Mitchell Family are $20 for Museum Members and $25 for non-members. For ticket information, click here.
More information about the GRAMMY Museum’s Membership program can be found here.
Royal Studios Family Day will be held at the Museum on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free
event will give attendees the opportunity to explore the GRAMMY Museum and its exhibits, including the Royal
Studios exhibit, and participate in arts activities with the Delta Arts Alliance. At 11 a.m., the Museum will host
a special screening of Willie Mitchell and the Music of Royal Studios, followed by a 12 p.m. performance
featuring Variety in partnership with Deep Roots. Prior to the event, at 9 a.m. guests can get moving to the
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music of Motown at the Museum’s FitBeat Series: Motown Moves, presented by the Bolivar Medical Center
Foundation. For more information on Royal Studios Family Day, click here.
ABOUT BOO MITCHELL
Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell is a GRAMMY-winning record producer, musician, songwriter, audio engineer,