365 Things to Do in Memphis #238: Memphis Music and Heritage Festival
Ed. Note: The Memphis Music & Heritage Festival is on hiatus for 2018. 2019 information will be updated as soon as it becomes available.
Every Labor Day weekend, downtown Memphis throws a big music and arts festival on Main Street, and even though it’s been around for more than 20 years, it still feels like a bit of a secret. Assignment #238 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis is to check out the Memphis Music and Heritage Festival.
The Center for Southern Folklore’s Memphis Music and Heritage Festival is two days of southern-fried live music, dancing, cooking, storytelling and vendors that happens annually on Labor Day weekend.
There are dozens of live performances from all genres. The Music and Heritage Fest is probably the only place where you can see mariachi, ballet, rappers and kids playing jazz music in a single place on a single day.
When: Labor Day Weekend annually
Where: Center for Southern Folklore (119 S. Main St., No. 106)
Who: All ages are welcome.
How much: Free
Originally posted Aug. 2012. Updated August 2018.