Fall is just around the corner, which means it is almost festival time here in Memphis. One of the biggest Fall festivals in the city is the Memphis Music and Heritage Festival, hosted by The Center for Southern Folklore.
As they describe it:
Memphis is a special place where music is not played in the background. It is a place where music and dance and song tells us who we are and tells visitors more about our home and community. For over two decades every Labor Day weekend, the Center for Southern Folklore’s Memphis Music & Heritage Festival has showcased artists whose music has helped define our region to the world. From urban blues and jazz to rockabilly, folk to gospel, soul and neo-soul, salsa and drum lines to Chinese dancers, the line-ups continue to be diverse as ever.
Join the Center on Labor Day weekend to celebrate the heritage of Memphis music, including artists such as Joyce Cobb, The Bo-Keys, Susan Marshall, Valerie June, Blind Mississippi Morris, Ghost Town Blues Band, and many, many more. Along with great music, there will also be dancers representing Memphis music heritage, family events, a cooking stage featuring Memphis soul food, and arts and crafts vendors. The festival takes place Downtown, near The Center for Southern Folklore.
Huey’s is proud to be a sponsor of the event this year. Music is one of the backbones of Memphis, one of the aspects of the city that makes it so great. Our founder Thomas Boggs always believed this, and we like to carry on the tradition to this day. We are happy to know that some of the bands that play at Huey’s on Sunday nights will also be playing the festival.
Everyone come down for a great weekend of music, food, and fun.
For more information on the festival, visit their website.