Mempho Music Festival releases full schedule featuring Beck, Post Malone, Phoenix, Janelle Monae and more
The second edition of the Mempho Music Festival promises live performances all day and night with the line-up opening up for a host of indie and local acts too.
The Mempho Music Festival returns next month for its second edition, set to go down on October 6 and 7 at Shelby Farms Park, Memphis, TN. This year, the lineup gained more firepower than the last, with Beck and Post Malone booked as headliners, and other big names in the line-up including the likes of Nas, Janelle Monae, Phoenix, Mac DeMarco, George Clinton, Milky Chance, Rich The Kid, and many more.
Now, the festival has released its full schedule for the weekend and it looks like the music will play all day and all night. Music happens all day long on the two main stages, with the First Tennessee Stage wrapping up with headliner performances from Beck and Post Malone on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
After midnight, the Hard Rock Stage lights up again for special late-night performances from Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe presents “Eat A Bunch of Peaches” and Robert Randolph’s Mempho All-Stars. As the sun sets each day, the Orion Incendia Dome and AutoZone Silent Disco come to life with DJ sets that last until the wee hours of the next morning, from stars in the electronic world like DJ Logic and Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation.
Meanwhile, each day from the early afternoon into the evening hours, the Super VIP Stage treats Super VIP ticket holders to intimate performances from Brent Cowles, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer & Friends, McKenna Bray, Dan Luke & The Raid, and a super-group jam featuring Papa Mali, Wally Ingram, Eric McFadden, and Bobby Vega.
Check out the poster for the complete schedule below and visit the official website for more information.
This year's line-up also opens up the board for a range of indie acts and local artists as well. Derived from Memphis’ vibrant music scene, fans will be treated to legendary hometown get-downs from Juicy J, Project Pat, Lucero, Eric Gales, The Bar-Kays, Don Bryant & The Bo-Keys, Big Ass Truck, John Nemeth & The Love Light Orchestra, Boo Mitchell & The Kings, Talibah Safiya, and Cory Branan.
Following the festival’s inaugural Memphis tribute set last year, which honored Stax Records, the 2018 festival will honor its Memphis heritage with a tribute set dedicated to Royal Studios, one of the most iconic music recording studios in the world. Led by Grammy Award-winning producer Boo Mitchell—son of Willie Mitchell (1928-2010), the founder of Royal Studios who hosted notable sessions with Al Green, Chuck Berry, and more–the Royal Studios Tribute will feature Grammy Award winners William Bell and Bobby Rush, Oscar Award winner Frayser Boy, Memphis rapper Al Kapone, and Grammy Award-nominated Hi Rhythm Section.
For tickets, VIP packages and more information, head to the Mempho Festival's website. Check out highlights from last year's edition below: