This Saturday is the Very First Moon River Music Festival – (Giveaway Ended)
This Saturday marks the first year for the Moon River Music Festival, a project from Memphis native Drew Holcomb. In addition to being the headliner with his band The Neighbors, Drew will bring a group of Southern (many from Tennessee) musicians to play all day long at the Levitt Shell.
This is not one of the Levitt Shell's free shows; tickets are $25 for all day access, which is a great deal.
**Congrats to commenter Marie for winning the pair of tickets! Marie is most looking forward to seeing Ellie Holcomb this Saturday. Thanks to everyone who entered.**
But free is also a great deal, and I just happen to have a pair of tickets to give away. To win, comment on this post telling me which musician you're most looking forward to seeing, and I'll do a random drawing at the end of the day (5 ish).
The genres of most of the 13 acts at the one-day festival are in the vein of folk-americana-country-acoustic. You can get a free download of a mixtape for the Moon River Music Festival (aka a preview of the tunes) here. There aren't set times for each act, just a line-up order, which will be released this week. I'll update this post when I receive that.
11 a.m. – Main gates open
11:20 a.m. – Performances Start
Drew and Ellie Holcomb – Welcome + Acoustic Set
Stax Music Academy
Judah & the Lion
The Dirty Guv'nahs
Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors (with special guests throughout)
10:30 a.m. festival concludes
*DJ Radski will be spinning between before performances start and during changeovers.
Click here for links and info about each of the artists.
Don't bring umbrellas, cameras with removable lenses (unless you have a photo pass), outside food or drink, or large bags. You'll want to bring sunscreen and a hat, money for food and drink vendors and if you need, small backpacks or bags, and strollers for the little ones.
In case you missed it, here's a video festival organizer Drew Holcomb made about his hometown. He's been promoting our fair city along with the festival, telling out-of-town attendees to hang around and enjoy the sights and tastes of Memphis, so if you
The festival will benefit several local Memphis charities – St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Soulsville Foundation and The Levitt Shell.
Moon River Music Festival
Saturday, June 7, 2014
11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
$25 general admission, $55 VIP, kids under 8 get in free