Listen Up March! 10 Live Music Shows In Memphis (March 2018)

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 28th 2018 2233 0

Ed. Note: Baylee is back with another great month of Memphis music, 


March always brings around a madness (normally for basketball), but lucky for us there’s music madness headed towards Memphis.

1. The SteelDrivers, New Daisy Theater, Friday March 2nd, $22 – $88, show at 8 p.m., all ages
Channel your bluegrass vibes with the finger-picking quintet known at The SteelDrivers. Hailing from Muscle Shoals to Nashville and places in between, these quick witted musicians infuse classic Southern sounds with their unique raw intensity. P.S. This is Chris Stapleton’s former group!

2. Ron Pope, Minglewood Hall, Sunday March 4th, $18 – $95, show at 8 p.m., 18 and over
In 2009, Ron Pope released the viral hit “A Drop in the Ocean;” since then he’s remained on the edges of the music industry consistently publishing albums and retaining his loyal fanbase. He charms crowds with his rootsy soft rock and intoxicatingly smooth vocals.

sun seeker, photo provided by artist

3. Sun Seeker and Liza Anne, Hi-Tone Cafe, Wednesday March 7th, $10 – $12, show at 8 p.m., 18 and over
It’s set to be a magical indie songwriter kind of night with Nashville artists Sun Seeker and Liza Anne. Sun Seeker sprinkle their melodies with psychedelic tendencies where Liza Anne juxtaposes her songs with grungy bass lines and light vocal flurries.

4. BOYTOY with Champagne Superchillin, Bar DKDC, Friday March 9th, free, show at 10:30 p.m., 21 and over
NYC power rock all-female trio BOYTOY join forces with Nashville psych rockers Champagne Superchillin to bring new wave rock forces to take hold of Memphis; it’s set to be poppy, dancey, and totally trippy.

5. Fleet Foxes, Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, Saturday March 10th, $37-$47, show at 8 p.m., all ages
On tour promoting their newest album Crack-Up, Seattle’s Fleet Foxes will bring their earthy indie rock to the Cannon Center stage. Their harmony-filled lullabies drift along like mountain breezes and the smell of sweet Northwestern evergreen pine.

6. Scott Hirsch, Sky King, Alex Frasier, and Bailey Bigger, Sounds Good Memphis, Tuesday March 13th, cover charge, show at 8 p.m., all ages
Oklahoma bluesy rock artist Scott Hirsch will whisk us away on a road trip through middle America with his new album Blue Rider Songs. Local and regional folk songwriters will open the set for a night overflowing with easy listening music.

pronoun, photo by Shervin Lainez

7. pronoun, Growlers, Monday March 19th, $8, show at 8 p.m., all ages
She’s only released a handful of songs, but pronoun is already topping many of the Artist to Watch lists. Her flavorful indie pop-rock tingles with teenage vibrancy but poeticizes experiences with maturity.

8. Smooth Hound Smith, Lafayette’s Music Room, Thursday March 22nd, $5, show at 8:30 p.m., 21 and over
This Americana duo foot stomps and finger picks to create the funkiest roots music heard on this side of the Mississippi. These Nashvillian neighbors will have you drinking Tennessee honey and smooth rock tunes all night long.

Don Lifted, this photo and photo at the top of the post provided by the artist

9. A Performance by Don Lifted, Memphis College of Art, Friday March 23rd, donations accepted for MCA Scholarship Fund, show at 9 p.m., all ages
Don Lifted returns on the brink of his upcoming album Contour for a special one night performance at Memphis College of Art. The alternative hip hop artist will transform the gallery with sculptural, video, lighting, and photographic installations to guide the musical story he will share with the audience.

10. Ty Dolla $ign, New Daisy Theater, Thursday March 29th, $26 – $99, show at 8 p.m., all ages
Ty Dolla $sign’s career rose to exponential fame after features on titan tracks such as Fifth Harmony’s “Work from Home” and Jason Derulo’s “Swalla.” The LA rapper now tops the charts with his signature soulful, R&B bouncy flavors.


About The Author
A born and raised Memphian, Baylee Less recently returned to her roots after her four-year hiatus at the University of Maryland. A contributor to I Love Memphis and Memphis Travel, she is excited to share the reasons she’s always loved Memphis. She enjoys live music, Asian food, and being outdoors. Follow @bayleeless on Twitter for updates about being vegan in the land of barbecue.

If you want to be featured in April 2018’s Listen Up, please email hollywhitfield@memphistravel.com with the subject line Listen Up April.


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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