Joe Walsh Is Coming To Mud Island (Giveaway Ended)

Posted by Holly Whitfield | July 21st 2016 5810 0

I have good news…and I have great news. First, the good news.

On Saturday, August 13 – smack in the middle of Elvis Week – guitar legend and Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joe Walsh will perform at Mud Island Amphitheater as a part of his Joe Walsh Toor 2016 (yes, it’s spelled like that on purpose).

Tickets range from $45 to $80, and JD and the Straight Shot will open the show. Ticketmaster lists the show time as 8 p.m. Get your tickets here.

OK, time for the great news: I have two pairs of tickets to give away to I Love Memphis blog readers!

How to win: Leave a comment on this blog post telling why you want to go. I’ll do a random drawing on Monday, July 25 at 10 a.m., so be sure to check your email at that time.

Congrats to our winners, Jeff and Hank (they’ve been emailed)!

But wait, there’s more: right after that drawing on Monday, I’ll post even more chances to win tickets to Joe Walsh on the I Love Memphis Instagram and Twitter pages, so be sure to follow those if you don’t already.


A photo posted by Joe Walsh (@joewalshofficial) on

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Bekah says:

    I would LOVE to win these tickets and take my mom to see Joe Walsh! She is a huge fan and raised me listening to his music. Plus, all shows on Mud Island are the most fun.

  2. Lutrell Alexander says:

    I would like to see Joe’s concert because life’s been good to me so far!

  3. H.B. Smith says:

    Every show at Mud Island Amp is a great night in Memphis.

  4. Max says:

    Would love to win tickets to Joe Walsh… would bring back some memories of his music growing up!

  5. Buddy says:

    I want to see Joe Walsh at Mud Island because there’s not an opening riff in rock better than Funk 49. Because the only time I ever heard him play it was in The Pyramid for the Hell Freezes over tour in 1994. Because I want to hear him do it again before he or I croak. Come to think of it, he’ll probably outlast me. I think Joe Walsh is going to be the next Keith Richards.

  6. Max K says:

    New to Memphis, haven’t seen JW and haven’t been to the MIA before. My wife and I would love to attend. Great blog BTW!

  7. Blake Billings says:

    Brain worms, man… I have brain worms.

  8. Kevin Reuter says:

    ROCK is my air!

  9. Scott Lovan says:

    I want to go because my son loves Joe Walsh!! He is 16 and got a call from the man himself after posting this video!! So any chance we get to see him play…we try to!

  10. Caitlin says:

    I’d LOVE to see Joe Walsh at Mud Island, I’m living on teacher salary so winning tix would be AMAZING! Plus it would be a great start to my school year 🙂

  11. Joshua Cupples says:

    I’ve been a fan of Joe since high school. He’s one of my favorite guitarists. I play myself, and wish I could play half as good as he does. Haha. It’d be great to get to see him do his thing live!

  12. Chuck Stovall says:

    I saw Joe on Mud Island over 20 years ago. I would love to take my wife so she can see why I bragged on the show so much. (This was before we met.)

  13. Freed says:

    Joe is the man! Shreds for days. Would be great to see him at such an awesome venue!

  14. Jan says:

    Would love to see JW! Last time I saw him was at The Mid-South Coliseum – Hotel California Tour – June 29, 1977.

    And just for fun…The Setlist:

    Take It Easy
    Outlaw Man
    Doolin-Dalton / Desperado Reprise
    Turn to Stone
    Lyin’ Eyes
    You Never Cry Like a Lover
    Take It to the Limit
    Midnight Flyer
    One of These Nights
    Already Gone
    Too Many Hands
    Good Day in Hell
    Witchy Woman
    Rocky Mountain Way
    James Dean
    Best of My Love
    Funk 49

  15. Dutch VanDuzee says:

    I love going to rock concerts at Mud Island Amphitheater, especially in the heat of summer! I just wish there were more good shows like this at MIA. I’ve never seen Joe Walsh solo, I’ve heard he puts on a great show so I hope to win these tickets!

  16. Penny more says:

    I’ve loved Joe Walsh from his eagles days and early solo career. Would love to attend this show!

  17. Pamela Williams says:

    I’d love to go because I love Joe Walsh music and I’ve never been to a concert at Mud Island before, even though I’ve lived in the Memphis area for 29 years! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  18. John Wolfe says:

    Because I want to get “Rocky mountain way” plus my wife and I just celebrated 23 of marriage. ✌

  19. Brenda says:

    I’ve never seen Joe Walsh solo. I would LOVE to!

  20. Gil M. says:

    From The James Gang to Barnstorm to The Eagles, Joe Walsh has rocked throughout time. My wife and I have seen him once and we’d love to see him again on Mud Island.

  21. Hank DeSaix says:

    I want to win tickets to Joe Walsh to surprise my wife, she’s been so busy of late that she has no clue that one of her faves is even coming to Memphis. And thanks to this awesome blog I now know about it and will get her tickets even if I don’t win.

  22. Amber says:

    I would love to win these tickets for my parents. They have always been big fans of the Eagles and both have loved Joe Walsh. Their anniversary is August 19, and I think that this would be the perfect gift for them!

  23. Jennifer says:

    The music of Joe Walsh is the back drop for lots of great times – would love to see him!

  24. SUZANNE says:

    It would be greatly appreciated if we could win these tickets. I am a college student so funds are low.
    My husband watches Joe on TV every chance he can get. I would love the opportunity to surprise him with these tickets.

  25. Sara says:

    I would love to win tickets to see Joe Walsh! My dad used to blare Funk #49 at my morning school drop off. I remember being so embarrassed but now I realize Dad was the cool one. It would be awesome if we both could go!

  26. erin says:

    i owe my husband an anniversary gift!!! joe walsh is his favorite eagle 😉

  27. E says:

    i hear he is amazing live! dying to see it.

  28. Grant says:

    My dad and I would love to see him – we have always been big fans!

  29. Will says:

    Joe and James D – *swoon*

  30. Julie haley says:

    We always loved joe Walsh & the Eagles. I would love to see him in concert again!!

  31. Joel jordan says:

    Joe Walsh tickets would make the weekend!

  32. Dave Padgett says:

    Joe lived here in Memphis off and on for a while. He knew me at Ardent and he also would play some at the old “rites of spring ” gatherings. I am 64 now, disabled and would love to see Joe again while I am still able. Welcome home Joe!!!

  33. David says:

    Love this blog and I love me some Joe Walsh! Very excited for what should be a sultry night on Mud Island!

  34. Matthew says:

    Back in 1992, I attended the Party of Two (Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh) tour at Mud Island. I thought that was as close as I would ever get to see an Eagles concert. Four Eagles concerts later–one in Memphis and a Don Henley show (at the Pyramid), I’ve been a lucky guy. Joe was a mess back in 1992, but he still put on a great, great show. I’d love to see Joe again–he’s at the top of his game!!

  35. Jay says:

    Hey womma lily wah be bip ebobble oodle ah woah yeah. Aaaaah! Aaaaah! Aaaah! Aaaaaah!
    (Intro to “Meadows,” first song on side two of his really good album “The Smoker You Drink The Player You Get.”)
    Cracks me up every time I hear it. This is the first time I’ve ever tried to spell it out, and I think I nailed it!

  36. Jessie says:

    I’d love to take my father in law for his birthday (Aug 16th aka dead Elvis day)! He would love to see Joe Walsh as he is a musician himself! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  37. William Gray says:

    Love your 5 Things to Do This Weekend segment on WKNO! Would love to see Joe Walsh. Thanks!

  38. Amy Bendekovits says:

    I want to win tickets because I’m trying to impress this really cute and amazing boy! He would love this show and would hopefully love me 🙂

  39. Joan aka @JoanVixen says:

    Dear Holly,

    I’m trying to win tickets to Joe Walsh because it’s @CaptainComic’s birthday that night, and while Life’s Been Good to him so far, he’s Just an Ordinary Average Guy who deserves to celebrate All Night Long, but not the Rocky Mountain Way because he’s no longer a Smoker and we wouldn’t want to Turn to Stone anyway. While I wouldn’t say he’s lived a Life of Illusion, he has been taking it One Day at a Time, and Mother Says he’s a bit of an Analog Man. So, Holly, please Help Me Through the Night and don’t Walk Away from this chance to help @CaptainComics take a Time Out and celebrate his birthday In The City.


  40. Brandon W. says:

    I love your blog and I check it every Friday!!! I would also Love to see Joe Walsh in concert. Have a great weekend! 🙂


    I would love to see Joe Walsh at Mud Island! I “think” I saw him there back in the mid 80’s…everything from that time of my life is a little fuzzy lol…but I know I’ll remember it this time!

  42. Jeff Old says:

    I love Joe Walsh! Give me the tickets now.


    Please pick me, I’ve been a Joe Walsh fan since 1973…I think lol!

  44. Eric says:

    It would be great to attend the concert and experience the Memphis scene.

  45. Andy Peeler says:

    Privileged to see him with The Eagles last summer in N. Little Rock, then again a few weeks ago in New Orleans touring with Bad Company. Third time will be a charm outdoors on MI.

  46. Jim tumbrink says:

    James Gang Rides Again was one of the first albums I ever owned. I got it out of the attic and tried playing it….too many scratches. I wore it out a long time ago. 2 tickets please…thank you.

  47. David says:

    Big fan of The Eagles! I saw them at The Pyramid with my dad many moons ago. While he’s gone, I can share my love of their music with other family.

  48. P. Losee says:

    Because “Life’s been good to me so far….”

  49. Shelley Thomas says:

    Love, love, love Joe Walsh. My cousin (Lisa Pritchett) dated him for years
    and years, before she ended up dating John with the Who, and died of an overdose. Sad, I know. I love his music and would love to go see him, but man ticket prices are costly these days!!!!! Please?????

  50. Jill says:

    Imagine Mud Island Amphitheatre is the Red Rocks of Memphis. Now imagine being there, listening to Joe Walsh. You have a rock n roll Icon playing his greatest hits, the Memphis skyline in her glory as the backdrop, the sweet August sweat only a Memphis summer can bring – I’m in the mood to win those tickets!

  51. Stephanie Wilbanks says:

    How exciting! After spending the last two+ years caring in-home for an 84 yr old mom with Dementia,
    we could surely use a true MEM holiday! To me, a MEM holiday definitely includes hearing loads of good, live music and stuffing my face with bar-b-q! My beloved hometown. Oh, how I miss you so.

  52. JEFATMEM says:

    One of the all time greats!

  53. Bryan Walker says:

    Because I am just an ordinary average guy!

  54. Terry OToole says:

    Everybody is so different; I haven’t changed…

  55. Kathy H says:

    Have always loved the Eagles, and Joe quite often stole the show. Then during the “14 year vacation” I saw Joe and Glenn Frey (RIP) many years ago at Mud Island Amphitheater. Was a fun, very crazy show, and I was hooked! Went out and bought “Look What I Did” and found out what I’d been missing all those years! Would LOVE to go back to Mud Island to experience Joe’s “Toor”. Thanks!!

  56. Kathy H says:

    Hi, I’m a giant Eagles fan, and Joe often stole the show. But i really became hooked after I saw Joe and Glenn Frey (RIP) perform together at Mud Island Ampitheater during “the fourteen year vacation”. It was a crazy, fun show, and I immediately went out and bought Joe’s “Look What I Did” compilation CD…and boy, had I been missing some great stuff! Love Joe and can’t wait to see him back at the Ampitheater again!!! Thanks for the chance to win the tickets!

  57. Kim says:

    I love your blog! My husband’s birthday is in August and I would to take him to see Joe Walsh!

  58. Natalie barnett says:

    I would be lost without ilovememphis!!!!!!

  59. Bryan Duffel says:

    I am 52 and have great parenting skills !! My first concert was The Eagles at Midsouth Coliseum in 1980 (The Long Run Tour) My son (25) LOVES Joe Walsh !! Thanks for the opportunity to win tix Holly !!!

  60. Cammy says:

    My birthday the next day…I’d love to go to this! 🙂

  61. Cammy says:

    My birthday the next day, I’d love to go to this!! 🙂

  62. Cody Caldwell says:

    Would love to go hear Joe Walsh, because, let”s face it, WE’RE NOT GETTING ANY YOUNGER!

  63. Helen Do says:

    My husband and father-in-law are huge fans! I’d love to go to the concert for them- if only to see their excitement and expose our little one to great music!

  64. Danny Vernon says:

    Love Joe! Saw him at the Peabody one year with my best friend visiting from NC. Small venue and great show! I would love to see him at Mud Island amphitheater where my wife of 27 years had our first date at another great show – America & Joe Cocker.

  65. Melanie Montgomery says:

    I know my husband would enjoy going, would to surprise him with tickets.

  66. Joseph says:

    I’d like the tickets so I can see Joe Walsh!

  67. Jason says:

    There are several reasons I would love to win these tickets:

    1. HUGE fan of Joe. Never seen him live.

    2. This would be my wife and my first outing with a babysitter since before my son was born.

    3. Always wanted to see the solo to Rocky Mountain Way in person!

  68. Allie says:

    I would absolutely love the chance to see Joe Walsh live at Mud Island. Such a wonderful artist to bring to such a beautiful venue! Thanks so much for the chance at this give away!

  69. Hank says:

    Would love to see him. Love your page.

  70. Hank says:

    Pick me would love to go! Love your Facebook page

  71. Stephanie Patrick says:

    He was a member of My dads fav band and he passed when I was 7 ! I wanna go relieve and listen to the music him and my mom did when they were my age !! Pick me 🙂

  72. Stephen says:

    5 reasons

    1. I’ve never been to Mud Island even though I lived in the area for 5 years
    2. I’ve never seen Joe Walsh live
    3. I’ve never won anything in my life
    4. I might meet my soulmate there
    5. Pretty please with a cherry on top

  73. Alaina says:

    It’s close to my birthday!

  74. Paula e wilson says:

    I want to go for this reason I have been married 27 years . We could use a good concert and night out..please pick me

  75. Jill says:

    The venue is awesome, and who wouldn’t want to see a rock icon sing there?

  76. Julianne says:

    Thanks for the chance! Saw Joe with the Eagles in Nashville in ’07 (or ’08). As a seasoned musician, I’d really appreciate seeing his solo show & give up a gig to do so!

  77. Paulina says:

    Because I’ve never heard of him and I LOVE being exposed to new music.

  78. Beth W says:

    Hi! I love your blog. I would love to go see Joe Walsh. I’m off work that exact Saturday and I’ve never been to the amphitheater before, sounds really neat. Good luck everyone!

  79. Jillian says:

    I’ve been listening to Joe Walsh since I was a kid when my dad would drive me & my brothers to school in the morning. His voice is one of those that’s a little odd.. and you can’t get enough of it. Plus, he’s just a cool dude. Always was my favorite Eagle.. And the connection to Paul McCartney is pretty sweet, too. It would be amazing to win tickets and take my dad to see Joe!

  80. Jill says:

    I’d love to go to see Joe Walsh!

  81. Kathryn Wilson says:

    If i win the 2 tickets i am sending my parents for their 38th anniversary. It is august 12th. My dad has always been a joe walsh and eagles fan forever. Thank you

  82. Jason Konarz says:

    At this point, attending concerts is definitely my hobby. I’ve seen 120 acts perform in the past 5 years or so (BSMF has helped inflate this number quite a bit lol) and taken pictures and video for my new webpage for my hobby located at Of course we had the Eagles greatest hits Lp growing up but I haven’t seen any of them perform live. I would love to see Joe Walsh.

  83. Lealie431 says:

    My college aged son asked me to go. How often does that happen?!! Would love to win tickets to take him!

  84. Ann says:

    Love all kinds of music! Native memphian who is always up for a concert. Love the Mud Island amphitheater setting. Hope I win! Thanks for your info on your blog!Ann

  85. Anna rode says:

    I want to go because i have loved the eagles since i was a kid and im 33 about to be 34 i grew up listening to that music and to this day that music will never get old. Joe walsh was my moms favorite and it would be an honor to see him in concert

  86. Lisa Miller says:

    I would love to win this. I love all concerts, and Joe Walsh would be an awesome concert to see.

  87. Rita says:

    Would love to see Joe Walsh !! Eagles and James Gang fan from way back and have never seen him live…ever ! and I am 63 years old…ha ! big changes going on in our lives with elderly family member now staying with us and unable to afford tickets ….. Winning would be awesome !! love the blog !

  88. Jeff Darwin says:

    Joe Walsh ticket giveaway comment:
    Please pick me for the tickets.
    Thank you.
    P.S. I’m very deserving.

  89. Averill says:

    Joe Walsh is a guitar hero. I’ve always admired him and his guitar ability. It was on my list to see him perform with The Eagles, unfortunately that is impossible. Plus, Joe is from Memphis!!!

  90. RHonda Raby says:

    I will be turning 50 August 18th. My husband and I have been in awe of Joe for decades. We made suite to watch him on tv when he went to Daryl’s house. I had a brain tumor the size of a baseball and we have made it through with flying colors. I would love to celebrate my birthday, listening to this amazing man, artist and friend through music. Thank you.

  91. Kim Edmaiston says:

    Well “life’s been good” but you never know when things may “turn to stone”. So if you haven’t “made up your mind”, pick me and “I’ll tell the world”!!!

  92. Kevin says:

    I would Love to see Joe Walsh again! Saw him at Mud Island like 20 yrs ago. Was excited he was coming back but with school starting back for the 2 kids, just couldn’t afford any. Whether I win any or not will continue to visit your wonderful blog daily! Keep up the great work!

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