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Living in Memphis. Writing about music and such. Trying to support my rock n' roll lifestyle.

Juicy J and Project Pat Tear It Up at Minglewood Hall

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So Colt 45 and K97 got together and made quite a few Memphians very happy by putting on Juicy J and Project Pat at Minglewood Hall. Now I know most people would take one look at me and think I don’t have any business going to this show, but let me tell you something. I remember rolling around in my cousin’s old car bumpin’ “Tear Da Club Up” just as well as everyone else that grew up in this great city. I did my first twerk at 616 Marshall Avenue, and last night I was pleasantly surprised that I can still get that low without breaking a hip. It was just as sweaty and dirty as I wanted it to be. We dusted our shoulders off, we showed out, the bandz made her dance, me dance, and errbody dance!

Considering all of the social unrest going around lately sparked by the Ferguson shooting, and overflowing into our town with the Kroger parking lot fight, it was refreshing to see a group of people from all parts of town, and all walks of life, united by the common goal of watching some of our favorite artists at work. Sure a few drunken skirmishes broke out here and there, but the only shots taken all night were of the liquid variety. Getting up for work was a little harder this morning, and my ears are still ringing worse than after a night at Raiford’s, but it is a small price to pay for another unforgettable Memphis moment.

Memphis Events-October 2014

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SEINFELD TRIVIA NIGHT

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

THE MCDANIEL BAND

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 @ 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Grand Opening: Lafayette’s Music Room

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 @ 5:45 PM

Location: Overton Square

Feed the Soul

Thursday, October 02, 2014 @ 6:00 PM

MIFA benefit Tickets: $45 live music, local food, beer, and wine.

Location: The Warehouse

SOUNDS OF BEALE STREET: THE SENSATION BAND

Thursday, October 02, 2014 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

TACOS & TUNES

Thursday, October 02, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

THE BOOGIE BLUES BAND

Thursday, October 02, 2014 @ 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

90s TV TRIVIA

Thursday, October 02, 2014 @ 8:00 PM

SALSA CONVENTION

Friday, October 03, 2014 @ 12:00 AM – Sunday, October 05, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

PAM AND TERRY

Friday, October 03, 2014 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

THE BOOGIE BLUES BAND

Friday, October 03, 2014 @ 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM

PAM AND TERRY

Saturday, October 04, 2014 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

BLUES BALL

Saturday, October 04, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

AN EVENING WITH ALMOST ELTON JOHN

Saturday, October 04, 2014 @ 8:30 PM

THE BOOGIE BLUES BAND

Saturday, October 04, 2014 @ 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM

KATY PERRY

Sunday, October 05, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
  • The Prismatic World Tour

MEMPHIS BLUES SOCIETY JAM

Sunday, October 05, 2014 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • With Eric Hughes Band

THE HEAD AND THE HEART w/ RAYLAND BAXTER

Monday, October 06, 2014 @ 8:00 PM

Location: Minglewood Hall

JUICY J w/ PROJECT PAT

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 @ 8:00 PM

Location: Minglewood Hall

TACOS & TUNES

Thursday, October 09, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

SOUNDS OF BEALE STREET: CHRIS GALES BAND

Thursday, October 09, 2014 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

PAM AND TERRY

Friday, October 10, 2014 @ 5:30 PM until Friday, October 10, 2014 @ 8:30 PM

THE BOOGIE BLUES BAND

Friday, October 10, 2014 @ 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM

INSANE CLOWN POSSE

Saturday, October 11, 2014 @ 6:00 PM

THE EPITOME OF SOUL AWARD HONORING STEVIE WONDER: A SOULRIGHT EVENING

Saturday, October 11, 2014 @ 8:00 PM

LADIES’ CHOICE TOUR

Saturday, October 11, 2014 @ 8:00 PM

THE BOOGIE BLUES BAND

Saturday, October 11, 2014 @ 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM

TONY MAC & THE BLUES CONNECTION

Saturday, October 11, 2014 @ 9:30 PM

BRAD BIRKENDAL

Sunday, October 12, 2014 @ 6:00 PM

MEMPHIS BLUES SOCIETY JAM

Sunday, October 12, 2014 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • With Elmo & the Shades

THE WORD

Monday, October 13, 2014 @ 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
  • Open Mic and Live Music

GRACIE CURRAN AND THE HIGH FALUTIN’ BAND

Monday, October 13, 2014 @ 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

PEARL JAM

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
  • Lightning Bolt Tour

THE MCDANIEL BAND

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 @ 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

GRACIE CURRAN AND THE HIGH FALUTIN’ BAND

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 @ 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

TACOS & TUNES

Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

THE BOOGIE BLUES BAND

Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

PAM AND TERRY

Friday, October 17, 2014 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

THE MCDANIEL BAND

Friday, October 17, 2014 @ 8:00 PM -12:00 AM

THE BOOGIE BLUES BAND

Friday, October 17, 2014 @ 9:00 PM -1:00 AM

HONKY TONK BEATNIX

Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM

RIVER SERIES AT THE HARBOR TOWN AMPHITHEATER

Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
  • Featuring Ex-Cult and Limes

MEMPHIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: TCHAIKOVSKY’S FIRST PIANO CONCERTO

Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 7:30 PM

WIDESPREAD PANIC

Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 8:00 PM

STEEPWATER BAND

Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 11:00 PM – 2:00 AM

MEMPHIS BLUES SOCIETY JAM

Sunday, October 19, 2014 @ 7:00 PM -11:00 PM
  • With Red Thomas

WIDESPREAD PANIC

Sunday, October 19, 2014 @ 8:00 PM

JEFF JENSEN BAND

Monday, October 20, 2014 @ 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

BRANDON SANTINI AND HIS BAND

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 @ 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

THE MCDANIEL BAND

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 @ 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

GWAR

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

BRANDON SANTINI AND HIS BAND

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

THE MCDANIEL BAND

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 8:00 -12:00 AM

TACOS & TUNES

Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

BRIAN REGAN

Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 7:30 PM

MEMPHIS BLUESMASTERS

Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

THE BOOGIE BLUES BAND

Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Nightmare on Main Street III

Friday, October 24, 2014 @ 900 PM – 2:00 AM

Location: Ernestine & Hazel’s

PAM AND TERRY

Friday, October 24, 2014 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

RIVERARTSFEST

Friday, October 24, 2014 @ 6:00 PM until Sunday, October 26, 2014 @ 5:00 PM

THE BOOGIE BLUES BAND

Friday, October 24, 2014 @ 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM

PAM AND TERRY

Saturday, October 25, 2014 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

ALTON BROWN LIVE!

Saturday, October 25, 2014 @ 7:30 PM

THE BOOGIE BLUES BAND

Saturday, October 25, 2014 @ 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM

ROCK -N- BEALE ALL-STAR TRIBUTE TO JIMI JAMISON

Sunday, October 26, 2014 @ 5:30 PM

MEMPHIS BLUES SOCIETY JAM

Sunday, October 26, 2014 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • With Raven’s Call

THE WORD

Monday, October 27, 2014 @ 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
  • Open Mic and Live Music

GHOST TOWN BLUES BAND

Monday, October 27, 2014 @ 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

ONCE

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 @ 7:30 PM until Sunday, November 02, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

GHOST TOWN BLUES BAND

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 @ 8:00 PM -12:00 AM

THE MCDANIEL BAND

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 @ 8:00 PM until – 12:00 AM

BRANDON SANTINI AND HIS BAND

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 8:00 PM -12:00 AM

THE MCDANIEL BAND

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

TACOS & TUNES

from Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

MEMPHIS BLUESMASTERS

Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

THE BOOGIE BLUES BAND

Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 8:00 PM until Friday, October 31, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

JEFF CROSSLIN

Friday, October 31, 2014 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

SOUTH MAIN TROLLEY TOUR

Friday, October 31, 2014 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

ERIC CHURCH

from Friday, October 31, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
  • THE OUTSIDERS WORLD TOUR

THE MCDANIEL BAND

Friday, October 31, 2014 @ 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

THE PRIME CUT BAND

Friday, October 31, 2014 @ 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • With Vicki Newsum

THE BOOGIE BLUES BAND

Friday, October 31, 2014 @ 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Hi-Tone has Gone to the Dogs

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Get ready for the first ever Gone to the Dogs Festival presented by Sweet Water Brewing Company at The Hi-Tone, November 21-22! It is $10 for a 1 day ticket and $15 for both days. All proceeds are going to Street Dog Foundation. Saving puppies is always a good idea. Gift certificates, food, and lots of free stuff will be provided by Cooper Young Glassworks & GiftsRichard HiQuebbqYelp Memphis, Memphis Hates You, and more.

Grab your tickets at  http://www.holdmyticket.com/event/183163.

Here’s the lineup, doors open at 8:00 both nights:

FridayFly the Light Records Showcase:

Arms Aloft
Nights Like These
Gryscl
Chaos Order
Ugly Girls
Vera
+ Special Guests

Saturday – (Memphis Tolerates You Fest):

Iron Tongue
Tanks
Klaxxon
Reserving Dirtnaps
The Devil’s Right Hand
Wights
+ Special Guests

Concerts for Causes in Memphis

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Who doesn’t love getting together with their friends, enjoying a few grown up drinks, and watching some great performances in the process? It is even better when it is for a great cause! There are some excellent opportunities coming up in Memphis this fall to enjoy some of your favorite activities, without feeling guilty, because you are giving back to the community.

Two events will be supporting the Church Health Center. Church Health Center provides affordable medical services to individuals without health insurance. Since so many starving artists fall into this category, it is no wonder that so many are willing to provide the entertainment to help raise much needed funds.

One of these events is Rock for Love 8. This year’s the music festival will be held from September 5-7 with a huge dose of live, local musicians pumping out tunes at multiple venues around the city. Don’t miss what are sure to be outstanding performances from James & the Ultrasounds at Hi Tone, Mighty Souls Brass Band at Overton Square, and Al Kapone at Hattiloo. Check out the full lineup here.

There will be another chance to not only support Church Health Center, but to honor the memory of local legend Russell George at Ernestine & Hazel’s on September 13 from 7-11pm. Donate $10, munch on a soul burger, and listen to the Ernestine & Hazel’s band. E&H has not been quite the same since Russell passed away, but it is still one of the best places in town to grab a snack, have a cold beer, and be in the company of friendly faces.

Another upcoming event for a great cause is The Levitt Shell’s 3rd Annual Stars at the Shell Benefit Concert. This years benefit on October 25 will feature R&B and soul singer, Aaron Neville. The Shell hosts some of the best free concerts around, and this benefit helps them keep it up! General Admission tickets are available here.

September 2014 Events Memphis, TN

EARL “THE PEARL” BANKS

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

SWEETWATER BEER DINNER

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

DUELING PIANOS

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 @ 8:00 PM

KING BEEZ

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 @ 8:30 PM-12:30 AM

Tori Tollison

Wednesday, September 03, 2014 @ 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

MEMPHIS JONES

Wednesday, September 03, 2014 @ 5:30 PM-8:00 PM

SAVED BY THE BELL TRIVIA NIGHT

Wednesday, September 03, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

BARBARA BLUE

Wednesday, September 03, 2014 @ 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

BRAD BIRKEDAHL AND THE BURNIN’ LOVE BAND

Wednesday, September 03, 2014 @ 8:00 PM

THE MCDANIEL BAND

Wednesday, September 03, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

MIDNITE TRAIN FROM MEMPHIS

Wednesday, September 03, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

Heath & Danny

Thursday, September 04, 2014 @ 7:00 PM-11:00 PM

SOUNDS OF BEALE STREET: ALMOST FAMOUS

Thursday, September 04, 2014 @ 7:00 PM-10:00 PM

90s TV TRIVIA

Thursday, September 04, 2014 @ 8:00 PM

MEMPHIS BLUESMASTERS

Thursday, September 04, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

THE BOOGIE BLUES BAND

Thursday, September 04, 2014 @ 8:00 PM until Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

DON VALENTINE

Thursday, September 04, 2014 @ 8:00 PM until Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Rock for Love 8

Friday, September 05-Sunday September 7 

Lineup

Tim (Piano Man) Plunk

Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 5:00 PM-8:00 PM

Chris Johnson & Company

Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY

Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 11:00 AM until Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 1:30 PM
  • Featuring Mr. Frazier’s Fishfry

PLANTATION ALL STARS

Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 3:00 PM-7:00 PM

BLIND CRIPPLED AND CRAZY

Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 5:30 PM-8:30 PM

FIRST FRIDAYS: HOMECOMING “50 YEARS INSIDE THE WF”

Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 6:00 PM

A CIVIL RIGHTS MEMORIAL CLOSING RECEPTION

Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 6:00 PM

ALL THE WAY FROM MEMPHIS WITH MEMPHIS JONES

Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

FREE FRIDAY FLICKS: SHORTS: THE ADVENTURES OF THE WISHING ROCK

Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

ROXI LOVE

Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 7:00 PM-11:00 PM

ORPHEUM SUMMER MOVIE SERIES: ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 8:00 PM

THE DELTA PROJECT

Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 8:00 PM -12:00 AM

THE BOOGIE BLUES BAND

Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 9:00 PM until Saturday, September 06, 2014 @ 1:00 AM

DELTA CRUSH

Friday, September 05, 2014 @ 9:00 PM-1:00 AM

DOWNTOWN BICYCLE RIDE

Saturday, September 06, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

PLANTATION ALL STARS

Saturday, September 06, 2014 @ 3:00 PM-7:00 PM

JEFF CROSSLIN

Saturday, September 06, 2014 @ 5:30 PM-8:30 PM

AFTER THE MARKET READINGS: PAT MORGAN

Saturday, September 06, 2014 @ 1:00 PM

PLANTATION ALL STARS

Saturday, September 06, 2014 @ 3:00 PM-7:00 PM

JEFF CROSSLIN

Saturday, September 06, 2014 @ 5:30 PM-8:30 PM

BONFIRE ORCHESTRA

Saturday, September 06, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

NEO SOUL SATURDAY

Saturday, September 06, 2014 @ 7:30 PM-10:30 PM

THE DELTA PROJECT

Saturday, September 06, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

DELTA CRUSH

Saturday, September 06, 2014 @ 8:00 PM12:00 AM

AN EVENING WITH ALMOST ELTON JOHN

Saturday, September 06, 2014 @ 9:00 PM

THE BOOGIE BLUES BAND

Saturday, September 06, 2014 @ 9:00 PM-1:00 AM

KALEIDOSCOPE

Saturday, September 06, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

MEMPHIS BLUES SOCIETY JAM

Sunday, September 07, 2014 @ 7:00 PM-11:00 PM
  • With Earl the Pearl Banks

THE DR. “FEEL GOOD” POTTS BAND

Sunday, September 07, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

THE KING BEEZ

Sunday, September 07, 2014 @ 8:30 PM-12:30 AM

THE DR. “FEEL GOOD” POTTS BAND

Monday, September 08, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

BLAKE RYAN BAND

Monday, September 08, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

DEVIL TRAIN

Monday, September 08, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

NEEDTOBREATHE

Tuesday, September 09, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
  • With special guest, The Oh Hellos

DON VALENTINE

Tuesday, September 09, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

THE MCDANIEL BAND

Tuesday, September 09, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

C3 BLUES BAND

Tuesday, September 09, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

FOOD TRUCK RODEO

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 @ 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

BIG BARTON

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 @ 11:45 AM-1:00 PM

AZIZ ANSARI LIVE!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
  • Modern Romance Tour

Donnie Smith Acoustic Show

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 @ 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

PLANTATION ALL STARS

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

THE MCDANIEL BAND

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

TEEN HUSTLE, DINGUS TRON

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

Heath & Danny

Thursday, September 11, 2014 @ 7:00 PM-11:00 PM

PLANTATION ALL STARS

Thursday, September 11, 2014 @ 3:00 PM until Thursday, September 11, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

TACOS & TUNES

Thursday, September 11, 2014 @ 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

SOUNDS OF BEALE STREET: SAY IT AIN’T SO

Thursday, September 11, 2014 @ 7:00 PM-10:00 PM

GLADYS KNIGHT

from Thursday, September 11, 2014 @ 8:00 PM

MEMPHIS BLUESMASTERS

Thursday, September 11, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

THE BOOGIE BLUES BAND

Thursday, September 11, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

DON VALENTINE

Thursday, September 11, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

SHAHMAN

Thursday, September 11, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY

Friday, September 12, 2014 @ 11:00 AM-1:30 PM

PLANTATION ALL STARS

Friday, September 12, 2014 @ 3:00 PM-7:00 PM

Heath & Danny

Friday, September 12, 2014 @ 7:00 PM-11:00 PM

JEFF CROSSLIN

Friday, September 12, 2014 @ 5:30 PM-8:30 PM

FREE FRIDAY FLICKS: DIARY OF A WIMPY KID

Friday, September 12, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

DARREN JAY AND THE DELTA SOULS

Friday, September 12, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

THE BOOGIE BLUES BAND

Friday, September 12, 2014 @ 9:00 PM-1:00 AM

DELTA CRUSH

Friday, September 12, 2014 @ 9:00 PM-1:00 AM

HOPE CLAYBURN AND SOUL SCRIMMAGE

Friday, September 12, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

27th Annual Cooper-Young Festival

PLANTATION ALL STARS

Saturday, September 13, 2014 @ 3:00 PM-7:00 PM

JEFF CROSSLIN

Saturday, September 13, 2014-8:30 PM

RUSSELL GEORGE MEMORIAL BENEFIT

Saturday, September 13, 2014 @ 7:00 PM-11:00 PM

DARREN JAY & THE DELTA SOULS

Saturday, September 13, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

DELTA CRUSH

Saturday, September 13, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

AN EVENING WITH JOURNEY

from Saturday, September 13, 2014 @ 8:30 PM

THE BOOGIE BLUES BAND

Saturday, September 13, 2014 @ 9:00 PM-1:00 AM

INTERNATIONAL HAIR FEST

Sunday, September 14, 2014 @ 1:00 PM until Sunday, September 14, 2014 @ 5:00 PM

MEMPHIS BLUES SOCIETY JAM

Sunday, September 14, 2014 @ 7:00 PM until-11:00 PM
  • With Chic Jones and the Peckerwood Blues Band

THE DR. “FEEL GOOD” POTTS BAND

Sunday, September 14, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

THE DR. “FEEL GOOD” POTTS BAND

Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

GHOST TOWN BLUES BAND

Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

GHOST TOWN BLUES BAND

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

DON VALENTINE

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

THE MCDANIEL BAND

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 8:00 PM until Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Donnie Smith Acoustic Show

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 6:00 PM-11:00 PM

PLANTATION ALL STARS

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

901 BLUES BAND

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

THE MCDANIEL BAND

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

STAMMER

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

PLANTATION ALL STARS

Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 3:00 PM-7:00 PM

TACOS & TUNES

Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Donnie Smith Acoustic Show

Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 6:00 PM-11:00 PM

SOUNDS OF BEALE STREET: GHOST TOWN BLUES BAND

Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 7:00 PM-10:00 PM

MEMPHIS BLUESMASTERS

Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

THE BOOGIE BLUES BAND

Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

DON VALENTINE

Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

PLANTATION ALL STARS

Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 3:00 PM-7:00 PM

PAM AND TERRY

Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 5:30 P-8:30 PM

FREE FRIDAY FLICKS: FOOTLOOSE (1984)

Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

901 BLUES BAND

Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

THE BOOGIE BLUES BAND

Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 9:00 PM-1:00 AM

Donnie Smith Acoustic Show

Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 6:00 PM-11:00 PM

THE DELTA PROJECT

Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 9:00 PM-1:00 AM

MARCELLA & HER LOVERS

Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

PLANTATION ALL STARS

Saturday, September 20, 2014 @ 3:00 PM-7:00 PM

PAM AND TERRY

Saturday, September 20, 2014 @ 5:30 PM-8:30 PM

Donnie Smith Duo

Friday, September 20, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

RIVER SERIES AT THE HARBOR TOWN AMPHITHEATER

Saturday, September 20, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
  • Featuring John Paul Keith and Mark Stuart

901 BLUES BAND

Saturday, September 20, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

FOLLOW APOLLO

Saturday, September 20, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

THE BOOGIE BLUES BAND

Saturday, September 20, 2014 @ 9:00 PM-1:00 AM

THE DEATHLESS, POP RITUAL, ANOTHER GREEN WORLD, WHITE WIND, PROM DATE

Saturday, September 20, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

GET THE LED OUT

Sunday, September 21, 2014 @ 6:30 PM

MEMPHIS BLUES SOCIETY JAM

Sunday, September 21, 2014 @ 7:00 PM-11:00 PM
  • With Little Boys Blue

THE DR. “FEEL GOOD” POTTS BAND

Sunday, September 21, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

BRANDON SANTINI AND HIS BAND

Monday, September 22, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

THE DR. “FEEL GOOD” POTTS BAND

Monday, September 22, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

BRANDON SANTINI AND HIS BAND

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

DON VALENTINE

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

THE MCDANIEL BAND

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 7:30 PM-7:00 PM

PLANTATION ALL STARS

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

THE MCDANIEL BAND

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

MIDNITE TRAIN FROM MEMPHIS

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

FOOD TRUCK RODEO

Thursday, September 25, 2014 @ 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

PLANTATION ALL STARS

Thursday, September 25, 2014 @ 3:00 PM-5:00 PM

SOUNDS OF BEALE STREET: STUNNING CUNNING BAND

Thursday, September 25, 2014 @ 7:00 PM-10:00 PM

MEMPHIS BLUESMASTERS

Thursday, September 25, 2014 @ 8:00 PM until Friday, September 26, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

GRACIE CURRAN

Thursday, September 25, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

GONERFEST AFTER PARTY

Thursday, September 25, 2014 @ 11:00 PM

PLANTATION ALL STARS

Friday, September 26, 2014 @ 3:00 PM-7:00 PM

PAM AND TERRY

Friday, September 26, 2014 @ 5:30 PM-8:30 PM

FREE FRIDAY FLICKS: BACK TO THE FUTURE

Friday, September 26, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

DON VALENTINE

Friday, September 26, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

GRACIE CURRAN

Friday, September 26, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

THE PRIME CUT BAND

Friday, September 26, 2014 @ 9:00 PM-12:00 AM
  • With Vicki Newsum

ANDY DOZIER AND HEAVY SOUL

Friday, September 26, 2014 @ 9:00 PM-1:00 AM

DUNCAN-WILLIAMS DRAGON BOAT RACES

Saturday, September 27, 2014 @ 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

BIG SCOOP ICE CREAM FESTIVAL

Saturday, September 27, 2014 @ 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

PLANTATION ALL STARS

Saturday, September 27, 2014 @ 3:00 PM-7:00 PM

PAM AND TERRY

Saturday, September 27, 2014 @ 5:30 PM-8:30 PM

THE MCDANIEL BAND

Saturday, September 27, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

ANDY DOZIER AND HEAVY SOUL

Saturday, September 27, 2014 @ 8:00 PM until Sunday, September 28, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

THE BOOGIE BLUES BAND

Saturday, September 27, 2014 @ 9:00 PM-1:00 AM

MEMPHIS BLUES SOCIETY JAM

Sunday, September 28, 2014 @ 7:00 PM-11:00 PM
  • With Robert Nighthawk and the Wampus Cats

AMOS LEE

Sunday, September 28, 2014 @ 7:30 PM

THE DR. “FEEL GOOD” POTTS BAND

Sunday, September 28, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

BRANDON SANTINI AND HIS BAND

Monday, September 29, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

THE DR. “FEEL GOOD” POTTS BAND

Monday, September 29, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

BRANDON SANTINI AND HIS BAND

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

DON VALENTINE

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM

THE MCDANIEL BAND

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 @ 8:00 PM-12:00 AM
 
 
 

Coming Soon to Overton Square: The Zebra Lounge Piano Bar

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Get ready to earn your stripes, Memphis! The Zebra Lounge is coming to Midtown this fall. This piano bar has become an icon in Chicago over the last 85 years, attracting regulars and newcomers alike, with current owner Michael Vaughn taking the reins in 2009. Impressed with the uniqueness of Memphis, and inspired by the undeniable local talent, Vaughn is teaming up with partners Steven Kouba and Tamara Goldstein to make a second Zebra home on Overton Square. Hoping to recreate the intimacy and simple elegance of the Chicago location, the Zebra team invites you to relax, have a few cocktails, and enjoy your favorite tunes. This “unique watering hole” will feature local musicians 7 nights a week, ready to get your toes tapping to any request you can imagine. Keep checking in for updates on the opening.

Thoughts on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Over the last few weeks, anyone with internet access has been bombarded with videos of athletes, musicians, family members, friends, and neighbors dumping ice water over their heads to raise awareness and donate money for something called ALS. Having known a few people who have suffered from ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and very recently watching a family lose a loved one to it, I decided to jump on the bandwagon. Since then I have been overwhelmed with the viral sensation it has become, and am proud to have been a part of it all. On the other hand, I am very disappointed in some of the negative comments I have read, and would like to take this opportunity to respond.

Numerous meme’s are being passed around. One depicts an African child in a dirty t-shirt with the caption “So, let me get this straight. You waste clean water as a challenge, in order to avoid raising money for charity?” I’ve also read countless posts of people complaining that they keep seeing these videos of people getting wet, but how are they raising awareness when the person in the video does not explain what ALS is. Then there are the posts that suggest that if a person participates in the ice bucket challenge, somehow it means they do not care about other “more important” issues happening in the world, like the Ferguson, MO shooting, war in Iraq, saving the whales, cancer, AIDS, and the list goes on.

Here is what I have to say to these people, if you don’t want to participate, don’t. If you find the videos irritating, click on something else. I hate running, so I don’t sign up for 5k marathons. Do I think raising money for Saint Jude, Susan G. Komen, The American Heart Association, is important? Absolutely! As far as the meme suggesting that people are wasting water, maybe that’s true. I promise not to take a shower for the next 7 days to make up for it, and next time I donate money to a worthy cause, maybe I’ll go with The Water Project. I hope by day 7 of not showering, I sit next to every single person trying to take something that is meant to be positive and tear it down because they are annoyed.

When passing the challenge down the line, some people have set it up where the person/s being called out must dump water on their head OR donate. This implies to some people, that if you see a celebrity pouring a bucket over their head, this (might) mean they opted out of the donation part, making the whole thing pointless. I agree that if someone with the financial means to contribute chose not to, that is pretty tacky. Perhaps they did donate, and just didn’t want to make a big deal about it. Making the video still helps raise awareness and keep the message alive. In most of the videos I’ve seen, people simply state that they are participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, do the water bit, and then call out the next “victims.” I have seen people take it a step further and include the name of the website to donate to, offer to make a donation for each person they challenge that follows through, and the ones who don’t do a video must make their own donations. A few videos asks those challenged to donate to the charity of their choice. To those complaining that they have seen all of these stupid videos and still don’t know what ALS is, so it is not helping to raise awareness, please click this link www.google.com. Raising awareness does not mean that every participant is required to give a dissertation; it invites the viewer to get curious and do their own research to find out more, and hopefully get involved.

If The Ice Bucket Challenge was just a bunch of attention starved jerks trying to make a splash on YouTube, I would find this whole thing ridiculous, too. The facts, however, speak for themselves. According to an article posted on the Time Magazine website, The ALS Association has reported it has raised 16 times the amount they raised during the same time period last year, raising $8.6 million in a single day. There has been an outpouring of gratitude from those directly affected by this disease, including this incredible video shared by Anthony Carbajal. Anthony has lost a grandmother to ALS, is taking care of his mother while she suffers, and has recently been diagnosed himself, at the age of 26. So, I apologize on behalf of the millions who have participated to those who find our videos irksome, but it cannot be nearly as annoying or terrifying as waking up one morning to discover that the simple task of buttoning a shirt has become difficult. I will add that without this silly little fund raising campaign, videos like these from Foo Fighters (because Carrie), Ben Affleck (because their kid laughing in the background is the cutest), and Hugh Jackman (because fireworks) would not be in all of our lives. If you would like to find out more about ALS, or make a contribution, please visit www.alsa.org.

Journey: Coming to Memphis in September

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They are the band that can stop any bar fight, and get the whole room singing along. They are the band that can get the crowd believing in their team again when a come-back seems impossible. In Memphis, many a growl towel has been raised with the words “We Believe,” to show support for our Grizzlies. We waited “Faithfully” with “Open Arms,” and Journey is coming to our town! See Journey at Mud Island Amphitheatre September, 13. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.

27th Annual Cooper-Young Festival

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The 27th annual Cooper-Young Festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 13, with Cory Branan as the headliner. He’ll be joined by several local favorites like Mighty Souls Brass Band, Devil Train, and more.

 

Main Stage
11:15 a.m. – Devil Train
12:15 p.m. – Mighty Souls Brass Band
1:15 p.m. – James & the Ultrasounds
2:15 p.m. – Candace Ashir
3:15 p.m. – Marcella Simien & Her Lovers
4:15 p.m. – Darrel Petties & Strength and Praise
5:15 p.m. – Cory Branan

Memphis Grizzlies Stage (partnered with Goner Records)
12:30 p.m.- Subtractions
1:30 – Talbot Adams
2:30 p.m.- Nots
3:30 p.m. – Mark Edgar Stuart
4:30 p.m. – Manatees

School of Rock Stage
Noon – Tribute to U2
2 p.m. – Indie rock
4 p.m. – School of Rock house band

My Date with Michael Bublé

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We sang, we danced, he showered me in paper hearts, and he invited a few thousand other people to join us on our perfectly romantic evening. Then again, I brought my parents along. I guess it was a very awkward date, but as far as a brilliantly entertaining concert, Michael Bublé did not fail to impress.

He opened the evening with a smoldering rendition of the Little Willie John classic “Fever,” complete with flames leaping from the stage. Throughout the show Bublé ran through all the great American standards from “You Make Me Feel So Young” to “I’ve Got the World on a String,” sprinkling in his own hits like “Haven’t Met You Yet” and “It’s a Beautiful Day.” The production was beautifully done with sliding panels that moved the band to different sections of the stage and sometimes rose up in the back to dance with the music and enhance the videos and lighting. I think what surprised the audience most about Michael (I feel like we are on a first name basis now), was his sense of humor. Michael stated a few dozen times how excited he was to be playing in the city where Elvis came from. Then an audience member felt the need to correct Michael and let him know that Elvis was, in fact, from Tupelo, MS. Michael quickly responded, “I know he’s from Tupelo, but he didn’t like it there, so he moved to Memphis!” If there was anyone left in the crowd that was not eating out of his hand, this won them over.

Some people might find Michael Bublé and his fans a bit square, these people are wrong. My own father went into the evening rolling his eyes, and came out thoroughly entertained. Michael screams class and cool swagger, and he’s just plain charming. He is the kind of guy who will walk your daughter to her car and open the door for her, but then probably do dirty things with her in the backseat, but you can’t help but forgive the guy.