Voices of the South Presents: The Memphis Fringe Festival
Local performance group Voices Of The South hosts the Memphis FRINGE festival over the next two weekends at Rhodes College. Here are the five things you need to know.
1. What’s a fringe festival? A Fringe festival is an arts event featuring a bunch of different shows, usually experimental in nature – think theatrical performances – but really, anything goes. They have these all around the world (the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the most famous one).
2. When and where is the Memphis Fringe Festival? The 2019 Memphis Fringe Festival takes place over two weekends: June 7-9 and June 13-15. Everything is at the McCoy Theatre at Rhodes, where they have a Main Stage and a Black Box theater.
3. What’s going on at the Memphis Fringe Festival? There are more than 50 different theatrical shows over the two weekends, with one or two shows going on at once on the Main Stage and Black Box. Expect everything from dance performances, musical numbers, acrobatics, aerial, dramatic plays, improv, film and more, presented by a diverse group of local creatives. Our favorite local storytelling competition, Spillit, also has a slot in the lineup for the first weekend.
You can see the whole detailed schedule here and read all about the different shows on the FB events (it’s very extensive). The idea is that you go in open-minded and see something you’ve never seen before.
4. How much are tickets? $10 per show, or $100 for a pass to the entire festival.
5. What is “Voices of the South”? In their own words: “Voices of the South creates, produces, and performs theater from diverse southern perspectives.”
Snag your tickets ahead of time here.
2nd Annual Memphis Fringe Festival
June 7-9, 13-15
McCoy Theater at Rhodes College
$10 per show/$100 festival pass