2017 River Series at Harbor Town Lineup

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 28th 2017 8119 1

Head down to the river for some local music this year for the 2017 River Series at Harbor Town on Sunday afternoons. They’ve announced three shows, all of which are at the Harbor Town Amphitheater.

I like the River Series because it’s a way to see local bands that normally play late-night and indoors (sometimes in smoky venues) before your bedtime. This year, they’re throwing in some national artists as well.

Photo by Jamie Harmon

The live music begins at 4 p.m., with guest DJs playing music starting at 3 p.m. and in between sets. All of the concerts are a donation of $5 at the door. The series, as always, benefits The Maria Montessori School and there’s usually food and beer for sale.

Photo by Jamie Harmon

Here’s the spring lineup:

April 23
Rev. John Wilkins with Crystal Shrine (Kelley Anderson, formerly of Those Darlins)

May 21
Tobin Sprout (of Guided By Voices) with Elf Power

May 28 
UK alt-rock legend Robyn Hitchcock with Robby Grant (Big Ass Truck/Vending Machine/Mouserocket)

The series is curated by Goner Records and Shoulder Tap Records, and is funded in part by a grant from the Downtown Memphis Commission. Other sponsors: Regional One Health, Goner Records, Shoulder Tap Records, Wiseacre Brewing, Miss Cordelia’s Grocery, The Memphis Flyer and Bluff City Pizza Company.

Photo by Jamie Harmon

Go there: 
River Series at Harbor Town
Harbor Town Amphitheater
740 Harbor Bend Road
(behind the Maria Montessori School)

April 23, May 21, May 28 – 2017


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. chuck foster says:

    is there anyway to add these and other events to my google calender???

    • Holly Whitfield says:

      Chuck – Not a straightforward way that I know of, but I’ll let you know if I come up with anything.

  2. Larry Garner says:

    Love Memphis and the music scene. From Desert Moines but have been to this series in the past. Love it.

  3. Kellye says:

    Thanks for doing this Holly! I’m always wanting to get out and do things in Memphis and never know what’s going on! So glad I found you !

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