Upcoming Events

October 2013

Memphis Means Music Month

Memphis, TN – Memphis Means Music Month is back this October. The Memphis Music Foundation invites the Memphis community to come be a part of the many music events the MMF will be hosting in October. From Opera Memphis to River Arts Fest and many things in-between, the whole month of October will be packed full of exciting opportunities to see and hear Memphis Music. A full calendar of M3 Month events can be found atwww.memphismeansmusic.com.

It’s not too late to be involved in the Memphis Music Foundation’s Memphis Means Music Month either. If you have an event you would like to be a part of M3 Month you can call or e-mail using the information above in the “For More Information” section.

M3 Month 2013 Events

Oktoberfest                 October 4-5

It is, after all, one of the oldest festival traditions in the world, offering festival goers the opportunity to sample the absolute finest in German food, learn more about Bavarian culture and history and enjoy traditional music and entertainment. Well, this ain’t gonna be anything like that! It’s called Bluff City Oktoberfest. This is Oktoberfest, Southern style! The event is free to the public. For more information visit http://bluffcityoktoberfest.org/

America’s Music Series

From September through November there is a six-part public program series presented by the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library. This public series, America’s Music, includes documentary screenings, scholar led discussions, and live performances of 20th century American popular music, and it is all free to the public.

America’s Music will focus on music that is unique to America: Blues and Gospel, Tin Pan Alley and Broadway, Jazz, Bluegrass and Country, Rock and Roll, and mambo and Hip-Hop.

M3 Month events:

  • Thursday, October 10, 2013, 7:30-9:30 pm @ Michael Rose Theater, University of Memphis
    Swing jazz will be the focus.
  • Thursday, October 24, 2013, 7:30-9:30 pm @ Mansion Theatre, Pink Palace Bluegrass and country music will be the focus.

South Main Movie Night with Pitch Perfect October 3

Enjoy music through this musical comedy about an all girl’s a capella group. It’s the second highest grossing musical comedy after School of Rock. This is a free event and open to public.  Please feel free to invite your staff, friends, family, and clients to this outdoor event.  Ghost Lot” between Earnestine & Hazel’s and Saché (tentative rain location of the Memphis Farmer’s Market Pavilion) at 6:45pm.

Opera Memphis presents Rigoletto October 3 and 5

For two nights Opera Memphis will present Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi. Rigoletto will be at the Germantown Performing Arts Center at 7:30pm both nights. Tickets can be purchased at www.operamemphis.org

Chris Tomlin October 8

Hope Church presents Chris Tomlin’s Burning Light Tour with special guest Louie Giglio. Tickets are $20, $25 and $35 + fees. There is a group discount for 15 or more. Go to HopeConcerts.com or call 1-800-965-9324. Burger King and McAlister’s will be serving food in the gym starting at 5pm.

Memphis Symphony Orchestra presents Figaro to Carmen- A Night of Opera October 11

MSO presents a night of operatic favorites featuring selections from Verdi’s The Force of Destiny, Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, and Bizet’s Carmen. It will be held at Lindenwood Christian Church in Midtown Memphis andtickets are $39 and student tickets $5. Single tickets go on sale August 10.

River Arts Fest October 25-27

This year’s River Arts Fest will feature Juried Artist Market of 180+ gallery quality artists, live musical entertainment with 50 acts across three stages, culinary delights from all over the globe in three food courts throughout the festival, live street performances daily, Hands on Art the interactive art station for children and much, much more.

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors October 26th

The New Daisy on Beale Street will host Memphis native Drew Holcomb as he brings his Good Light Tour through Memphis. Opening act is The Saint Johns. Tickets are $18 (+$1 restoration fee)

GRAMMY GPS   October 26

The Recording Academy’s annual music conference. Features a music industry veterans from around the country to address and educate local music community.

Bluff City Jazz project – An evening of Duke Ellington   October 26

An Evening of Duke Ellington music at GPAC (Germantown Performing Arts Center) performed by the cream of the crop of Memphis Musicians. The Bluff City Jazz Project is a new collaborative that will offer thematic jazz concerts featuring the best collection of studio and live musicians in Memphis. Join us as we play original Ellington arrangements along side of new arrangements by local arrangers extraordinaire Sam Shoup and Gary Topper. A swinging evening with a top fifteen piece band in this very special one time performance. Call the box office at 901-751-7500.

Berklee City Music Network Oct 28 – 30

Berklee Music College will host music educators from around the nation at the Stax Music Academy. It includes a public concert.

The entire community is encouraged to participate in Memphis Means Music Month, and event attendance is only one way to do it. The Music Foundation offers suggestions for businesses, stores and dining establishments to get involved, as well as view a full calendar of M3 Month affiliated events at www.memphismeansmusic.com/m3week.