The sixth annual Mempho Music Festival jumps into action September 29-October 1, bringing first-rate entertainment, mouth-watering food, and plenty of soul to Radians Amphitheater at Memphis Botanic Garden. Leading this year’s lineup are The Black Crowes, My Morning Jacket, and Turnpike Troubadours, with additional performances by Ween, Lake Street Dive, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Band of Horses, Tash Sultana, Dinosaur Jr., and more, with daily schedules out now.
Having played host to some of the biggest names in entertainment today including The Black Keys, Brandi Carlile, Beck, Post Malone, Widespread Panic, The Raconteurs, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Wilco, and more, Mempho Fest continues to assert itself as a can’t miss spectacle for music lovers. Recognized by Billboard Magazine as “one of the premiere Southeast music festivals for Americana, rock and blues music,” the annual celebration attracts upwards of 30,000 patrons per year.
New for 2023, Mempho Fest is pleased to announce the addition of the Overton Park Shell On Wheels Stage, presenting emerging acts like Aquarian Blood and The Runaway Grooms, as well as a sacred soul revue curated by Memphis-based record label Bible & Tire Recording Co. and featuring Dedicated Men of Zion and Faith & Harmony. Festival goers can also look forward to the return of silent disco in the eye-catching Incendia Dome. Explore the DJ lineup here. Additional performances will be taking place on the Adams Keegan main stage and the ZYN stage all weekend long.
This year, Mempho Fest has once again teamed up with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as its charitable partner and beneficiary. The Memphis-based treatment facility is a leading resource and support center for families affected by childhood cancer and other illnesses, providing first-rate care to patients regardless of income status. Mempho Fest attendees can support the organization through this year’s on-site auction, which includes a one-of-a-kind photo exhibition featuring some of the most memorable Mempho moments since its inaugural event in 2017.
Mempho Fest is also proud to announce that Memphis culinary masters Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman––known for acclaimed restaurants Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, Hog & Hominy, and Bishop––as well as top chefs from New Orleans, Charleston, and Birmingham will bring their incredible chops to Mempho’s VIP area and Lexus Suites, cooking up unforgettable dishes over a live fire all weekend long. See the complete Lexus Live Fire lineup below.
Additional vendors (accessible to all patrons) will include crowd-favorites like Cosmic Charlie’s Grateful Grill, MemPops, Copper Kitchen, and more, as well as local and nationally-touted beer and liquor brands like Bols, Wiseacre, and Jack Daniel’s. View all on-site food and drink offerings here.
As the festival weekend quickly approaches, organizers look forward to delivering a signature Mempho experience to newcomers and returning guests alike. For more information, and to start planning your Mempho Fest weekend, visit memphofest.com or download the Mempho Fest app, available at the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Lexus Live Fire Chef Lineup
Friday, September 29:
Ryan Prewitt (Pêche Seafood)
Stephen Stryjewski (Cochon Restaurant)
Andy Ticer & Michael Hudman (Catherine & Mary’s)
Saturday, September 30:
Rob McDaniel (Helen)
Andy Ticer & Michael Hudman (Hog & Hominy)
Sunday, October 1:
Jonathan Banta, Taylor Garrigan, Aaron Siegel (Home Team BBQ)
Andy Ticer & Michael Hudman (Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen)
Mempho Music Festival 2023 Lineup
The Black Crowes
My Morning Jacket
Lake Street Dive
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
Band of Horses
The War and Treaty
Billy Allen & The Pollies
Courtney Marie Andrews
The Runaway Grooms
Hope Clayburn’s Soul Scrimmage
Bible & Tire’s Sacred Soul Revue ft. Dedicated Men of Zion and Faith & Harmony
Lucky 7 Brass Band