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Memphis Music Foundation Spotlight: The Tori WhoDat Journal

South by Southwest

Each year Memphis artists head to South by Southwest Music Conference to showcase their talent, network with industry movers and shakers. The event is the largest music conference in North America and recent years they have expanded to include film and interactive. For music acts, the goal is to raise your profile and meet people who can help you move your career forward.


The Savior Foundation and SOS

Spring forward and join us at Memphis’ newest restaurant, Ecco on Overton Park, for an afternoon of fun and music to benefit two wonderful local organizations that support animals in the Mid-South, The Savior Foundation and SOS (Save Our Shelter) Memphis.


Memphis Downtowner 04.14

Nationally acclaimed Memphis artist George Hunt created “Club Handy” for this year’s Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival commemorative artwork. He was inspired by the festival itself, “which keeps in mind where music came from — the blues — where music is today, and where music is going. Music is the voice of the festival.” George exhibits at D’Edge Art and Unique Treasures, 550 S. Main, 901-521-0054, dedgeart.com. Posters are also available from Memphis in May, 56 S. Front, 901-525-4611,memphisinmay.org.

Mayor Wharton and Bobby Rush talk W.C. Handy

Producer Joanne Fish will be in Memphis the first week of April to do more filming for “Mr. Handy’s Blues: A Musical Documentary” about W.C. Handy. The crew will spend the week doing interviews with Mayor Wharton and Bobby Rush, among others and shooting a performance of ‘Memphis Blues’ by the Ghost Town Blues Band.


Music Commission Emissaries‏

Whether we talk about the trailblazers like Lucie Campbell or Memphis Minnie who are still influencing musicians and fans alike or the contemporary acts who are showing folks that Memphis music is here and now. Let’s not forget those powerful forces behind the scenes that were vital players in our music legacy.

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