Mud Island Amphitheatre at Night

Enjoy Live Music In Memphis

We've rounded up this summer's can't-miss performances!

This summer's music lineup will take your from rooftops to juke joints! Whatever your musical flavor, we've got a show that is sure to get you groovin'.

April, 2017

Memphis In May

Festival season is upon us! And this year’s Beale Street Music Festival (May 4-6) includes a spectacular lineup. Artists like Jack White, Post Malone, Vance Joy, Dashboard Confessionals, Ludacris, All Time Low, Erykah Badu and Alanis Morissette will grace one of five big stages in Tom Lee Park on the River. If you can’t make it for the festival, there are plenty other Memphis In May events for you and the family. Get ticket information.

Sunset Symphony 

A new Memorial Day tradition kicks off with this year’s Sunset Symphony. The Memphis Botanic Garden serves as the vibrant backdrop for this family-friendly take on classical music. Reserve a picnic table or space on the lawn for your picnic baskets, wine and more. Plus, there will be plenty of food trucks and a full bar for your convenience. Then the Live Garden series begins with Rascall Flats (6/1) followed by Train (6/29), Boy George & Culture Club with the B52s (7/13), Glady's Knight (7/28) and Big & Rich (9/7). Learn more.

Levitt Shell Concert Series 

This summer’s FREE concert series features local and national talent. From May 31 to July 15, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday guarantees a diverse line-up of free music that represents the soul of Memphis. The Shell is a popular entertainment spot for locals and visitors alike. Visit a food or beer truck onsite. Otherwise, pack your own picnic basket and plan to arrive early to get a good seat on the lawn. Learn more.

FedEx Forum 

The Memphis Grizzlies season will be over but the stadium will be packed with energetic music fans all summer long. Catch the Foo Fighters (5/3), Memphis native Justin Timberlake will be coming home to perform (5/30/18 and 1/12/19) and Def Leppard & Journey (7/6). View the full line-up here.

Mud Island 

Experience a concert on Mud Island surrounded by the Mississippi River.  Widespread Panic (6/29 & 6/30), Alison Krauss (6/14) and Needtobreath (8/12) will all take place at the Mud Island amphitheater. Stay the weekend and tour the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and these other popular music attractions.


The Barkays & ConFunkShun will headline the 25th annual Juneteenth celebration. The three-day music festival takes places on June 16 and marks the national Juneteenth holiday that celebrates freedom. Learn more.

Memphis Symphony Orchestra - Andrea Zucker.
Peabody Memphis Hotel Rooftop Party
Live Music at Lafayette's Music Room

Peabody Rooftop Parties 

Every Thursday night, something amazing things happen on the Peabody Memphis rooftop. The Peabody Rooftop parties feature a live DJ, several bars and popular bands to keep the energy high. This year’s line-up includes Almost Famous (5/3), Ghost Town Blues Band (5/17), Voodoo Gumbo (5/31) and more TBA. Arrive early and catch a beautiful sunset views over the Mississippi river that will take your breath away. 21+. Learn more.

Blues on the Bluff

Giant shady oaks, cool river breeze, fantastic music and the best view of the Mississippi in the entire mid-south! Bring a chair or a blanket to The Metal Museum and enjoy the 29th Annual Blues on the Bluff concert put on by WEVL FM 89.9.  

Beale Street

Find yourself ten feet off of Beale for authentic Memphis music any night of the week. Rum Boogie Cafe, Tin Roof and B.B. King's Blues Club are some well known favorites. Don’t forget to check out the street performers or grab a delicious meal while you’re there.

Overton Square

Midtown Memphis offers some of the best live entertainment every night. Visit Lafayette’s Music Room for a guaranteed good time. Other hot spots include Bayou Bar & Grill, The Zebra Lounge, Blue Monkey – anywhere really! If those options aren’t enough, the Cooper-Young neighborhood is nearby and offers just as many great places to choose from.

Hard Rock Café

Tuesday nights at the Hard Rock Café feature incredible rock ‘n’ roll talent that will knock your socks off. With delicious American fare, two full bars and two levels for your enjoyment – you’ll love every minute of your heart-pumping experience. View their current schedule.