Get Loud! Free Concert Series Downtown This Summer
Live music is all the way back, y’all!
Live music is all the way back, y’all!
Memphis Tourism announced a new series of concerts happening on Thursdays (plus one Saturday) this summer at the newly renovated Handy Park stage on Beale Street—GET LOUD! concert series is FREE and open to the public.
New—Memphis Live Music Series: Get Loud!
The live music series kicks off Saturday, June 5 with GRAMMY-winning
singer/songwriter PJ Morton and will continue with ten Thursday night concerts starting June 10th and culminating on August 12th. Other headliners include St. Paul & The Broken Bones, David Ryan Harris, Rebirth Brass Band, Paul Thorn, Son Little and Marc Broussard.
Again, the performances will be free and open to the public, and will pair a touring headline act with a Memphis based band as opener. So get excited and get ready to head downtown this summer!
Lawn chairs and blankets are allowed. Coolers, weapons or pets are not allowed unless the pets are service animals.
Get Loud! is presented by Memphis Tourism, in partnership with the Tennessee
Department of Tourist Development, Downtown Memphis Commission and Beale Street.
Here’s the line up :
- Saturday, June 5th: PJ Morton w/ Marcella & Her Lovers
- Thursday, June 10th: St. Paul & The Broken Bones w/ The MD's
- Thursday, June 17th: David Ryan Harris w/ Marcus Scott & KemUStry
- Thursday, June 24th: Rebirth Brass Band w/ Chinese Connection Dub Embassy
- Thursday, July 1: Victor Wooten, Joseph Wooten, Roy "Futureman' Wooten, Regi Wooten, The Wooten Brothers w/ Dottie
- Thursday, July 8th: Paul Thorn w/ Amy LaVere & Will Sexton
- Thursday, July 15th: Dave Barnes w/ The Nick Black Band
- Thursday, July 22nd: Son Little w/ The Sensational Barnes Brothers
- Thursday, July 29th: Celisse + Talibah Safiya
- Thursday, August 5th: Maggie Rose + Your Academy
- Thursday, August 12th: Marc Broussard + Turnstyles
The lineup includes soul, R&B, Americana, singer/songwriter, blues, and rock music—with a focus on musicianship and fun performances. I'm over the moon for FREE live music, accessible to everyone, on Beale Street!
A few fun facts:
PJ Morton is a two-time GRAMMY winner (with 14 nominations) and keyboardist for Maroon 5—in addition to his award-winning solo work. He’s New Orleans based, and is the son of two preachers.
St. Paul & The Broken Bones's keyboardist is local musician Al Gamble, and the group recorded two albums in Memphis w/ GRAMMY-winning engineer Matt Ross Spang. They also worked with Memphis legend Lester Snell, and recorded with a Memphis-based choir at Stax!
David Ryan Harris has an accomplished solo career as a guitarist and singer, and is the longtime guitar player for John Mayer. Memphian Terence F. Clark will perform with him on drums.
Get Loud! Concert Series
Saturday, June 5 and Thursdays June 10 - August 12
W.C. Handy Park on Beale Street
This is a great vibe for the city, live music is back downtown, kickin' off with PJ Morton and ending with Marc Brousard!!!!🔥🔥🔥💥💥💥
This is fantastic! I can't wait to see the new renovations in handy Park and this lineup is just awesome! Way to go Memphis 👌👍✅
I am in a band called Acme Memphis Band. We are playing Lafayettes on June 27, and other events throughout the city.
Who would we need to send our info to to play the event?
Hi Jerry! All the space for bands have been filled, just not announced yet. Thank you for inquiring, though! Feel free to submit y'all's shows to the blog's calendar for promotion: https://ilovememphisblog.com/events/add/default
Why oh why couldn't this start Memorial Day weekend when I plan to visit 😭😭
Reggie, I wish it could! Check out Railgarten on Sunday for some live outdoor music this weekend.
That’s super great news! The line up seems really cool as well. I am a fan of Marc Brousard! Can’t wait to hear him out in live. https://www.westword.com/storyhub/nerve-control-911-review
Are y’all still looking for acts in your TBA spots? Any way to send some solid suggestions? So excited about this series!!
Hi Anita! All the spots have been filled and we'll be making those additions soon.
Coming Down From St. Louis For The Wooten Brothers Concert July 1st & Making Plans For A Quick trip For PJ Morton - There All Friends Of Mine And Their Performances Are Off The Chain Good........
I am so excited for the free concerts, I will be attending all of them if the weather allows.
I loved every minute.. can't wait till next time