MEMPHIS – Mempho Music Festival‘s AutoZone Stage, which spotlights top acts from Memphis and surrounding region, will feature Reverend John Wilkins, a singer and guitarist in the tradition of Hill Country gospel and country-blues greats like Mississippi Fred McDowell and R.L. Burnside, headlining the Friday, October 6 AutoZone Stage schedule that includes Dan Luke & The Raid and Bluff City favorites Star & Micey and Dead Soldiers.
On Saturday, the jazz and blues sound of JoJo’s Slim Wednesday, led by Widespread Panic keyboardist John “JoJo” Hermann, culminates a day that also includes performances by Marcella & Her Lovers, Devil Train, Objekt 12, Chinese Connection Dub Embassy, UTR and local students from School of Rock.
The inaugural Mempho Music Festival takes place Oct. 6-7 at the 4,500-acre Shelby Farms Park, one of the largest urban parks in America, just minutes from downtown Memphis. Tickets – including single-day and two-day general admission and VIP passes – are on sale now at memphofest.com.
For full details on the main stage acts and each major act, see our in-depth Mempho Fest preview.