Perhaps this is the “Who’s Who Among American High School Students” of music festival rankings, but, nevertheless, BSMF received another accolade. “The Fest300 List highlights the 300 best festivals in the world, curated by festival guru Chip Conley and crowdsourced by you, the festival community. Each year 10% of the annual list is voted in by the international festival community. Get those bucket lists handy – these events serve up the truly remarkable experiences of a lifetime.” Everfest Fest300: Beale Street Music Festival The three-day Beale Street Music Festival is actually the kick-off event for Memphis in May, a month-long, … Continue reading Everfest Fest300: Beale Street Music Festival Each year 10% of the annual list is voted in by the international festival community. Get those bucket lists handy – these events serve up the truly remarkable experiences of a lifetime.
CA: Memphis in May reports $88 million economic impact in 2016 The Memphis in May International Festival delivered $88 million in economic impact this year, according to an analysis made public Wednesday; that’s up 15 percent from a similar study five years ago. The economic impact figure was produced by Sharon Younger of Younger Associates, a firm that previously prepared studies for Memphis clients including Shelby Farms Park and the Riverfront Development Corp. A study prepared in 2011 by the University of Memphis Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research found that year’s festival generated $76.5 million. Memphis in May … Continue reading CA: Memphis in May reports $88 million economic impact in 2016
MDN: Memphis in May Packs $88 Million Punch The Memphis in May International Festival, in addition to goals that include cultivating international relationships, had a major impact this year on the Memphis area economy – to the tune of $88 million. … Meanwhile, among other highlights of the 2016 festival in the Younger Associates report: • Overall festival attendance was pegged at more than 265,000. • Total visitor spending created by the 2016 festival was $38.3 million. • The Beale Street Music Festival, the largest event associated with the overall festival, drew almost 53,000 visitors from at least 50 miles … Continue reading MDN: Memphis in May Packs $88 Million Punch
his year marks the 45th anniversary of Overton Square. Big festivities are planned to honor the momentous occasion, including lots of live music. A stage will be placed on Madison Avenue and another on Tower Courtyard. Bands will also perform at surrounding bars and restaurants. The party is set for May 21-23. The complete music lineup is listed below. … The Story Teller’s Corner will be run by the Memphis Public Library. People with stories about Overton Square are invited to the Tower Courtyard Stage to share their memories while being audio recorded as a way to preserve the Square’s rich history.” … Continue reading MBJ: Overton Square 45th anniversary party will include a music lineup.
“On May 21, 1970, the TGIFriday’s opened on Madison, marking the launch of what would become Overton Square’s dining, nightlife and entertainment center. After five decades of ups and downs, the area is thriving once again, and Loeb Properties is set to mark the 45th anniversary of Overton Square with a free multiday concert and entertainment event. The anniversary celebration will take place May 21-24, with performances by more than 20 acts, many of them featuring familiar names who have historical ties to the Square. … Overton Square director of public events Mamie Shannon notes that the celebration of the … Continue reading CA: Overton Square to mark 45th anniversary with musical celebration May 21-24
“Sunset Symphony will take its final bow this year. Memphis in May International Festival announced Monday that the 2015 AutoZone Sunset Symphony would be the last, ending a 39-year run. … Memphis in May will announce next year plans for a new Memorial Day weekend event set to take Sunset Symphony’s place. … “We look forward to a spectacular grand finale with many special elements that will take place during this May’s culminating performance,” Valliere said in a statement. Memphis in May CEO Jim Holt said the decision to launch new event programming in 2016 was made by the board of directors … Continue reading MDN: Sun Sets on Memphis in May’s Annual Symphony
Whoa: “After 39 years, the Sunset Symphony will end its run after this year. The grand finale of the Memphis In May International will be replaced in 2016 by a new event, which hasn’t yet been determined. This year’s AutoZone Sunset Symphony is scheduled for May 23 in Tom Lee Park. The decision was made by the board of directors of Memphis in May. “While we’re sad to close the chapter on the Sunset Symphony as we know it, we’re excited about the spectacular and fitting grand finale program that’s in place for 2015, and we’re very excited to create … Continue reading MBJ: AutoZone Sunset Symphony being retired as part of Memphis in May International Festival
“Memphis in May International Festival has unveiled the lineup for the Beale Street Music Festival that will unfold over three days in May at Tom Lee Park. The event is expected to bring a crowd of more than 100,000. The lineup for the festival happening May 1-3 ranges from legacy acts like Lenny Kravitz and John Fogerty to younger artists and bands like Paramore, Ed Sheeran, and St. Vincent. Artists making their debut at the festival include singer-songwriter Hozier and indie alt-rockers the Pixies. Other performers at the festival include The Flaming Lips, The Avett Brothers, Cage the Elephant, Band of … Continue reading MDN: Memphis in May Unveils Music Festival Lineup
“The “unofficial countdown” for the Memphis in May International Festival has begun. Featuring a tribute to Poland, the country being honored this year, the annual commemorative fine arts poster for the 2015 festival has been officially unveiled. Created by Memphis artist Lester Merriweather, who based his work on “the natural beauty of the honored country,” the painting and the poster will be available for sale leading up to Memphis in May. Merriweather’s art has been displayed in the the Zacheta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, Poland; Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; and the Dixon Gallery in Memphis. He also produced a … Continue reading MBJ: Memphis in May International Festival artwork unveiled
A juried, biannual market for all things vintage is headed to Memphis next year, the product of two friends who share a love of antiques, flea markets, barn sales and giving new life to things that have a bit of history to them. The Urban Barn Market is planned to launch May 8 through May 10 and just completed a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, pulling in more than $2,600 with a goal that had been $2,000. The backdrop for the event will be the historic Woodruff-Fontaine House in Victorian Village, where hand-picked vendors from around the region will set up … Continue reading MDN: Antiques Market Planned for Memphis