Life, Explicit performs at Railgarten | ForeverReady Productions

October is Memphis Means Music Month. We celebrate our music legacy and current live music scene year-round, but October is dedicated to encouraging our community and beyond to celebrate Memphis music every day. Official events will include socially distanced, outdoor live music, virtual music series, social media takeovers by local musicians and new Memphis music features on the I Love Memphis Blog. Read on for more ideas—including Memphis hotel deals and road trip ideas connecting the home of blues, soul and rock 'n' roll to musical destinations throughout West Tennessee and the Mississippi Delta. 

MEMPHIS MUSIC MONTH OFFICIAL CALENDAR

Thursday, October 1st

  • Stax Music Academy's Throwback Thursday celebrating Memphis Music Month on fB @staxmusicacademy

Friday, October 2nd

  • Backbeat Tours' Memphis Mojo Tour celebrates Memphis Music Month, 1:30PM
    Everyone gets to join the band with souvenir egg shakers + a live street performance at Galloway United Methodist Church, near the Johnny Cash statue, in the historic Cooper-Young District.
    Tickets 

Saturday, October 3rd

  • Levitt Shell/Orion Shell Stream Series W/ Memphis Music Trivia:
    7:30PM CST FB Live
    Nine Mile Presents: Nine Mile Presents Featuring : Snowglobe, William Luke White, Amy LaVere, Sir Woman, The Deer, Tsushimamire (Japan), Carson McHone,  Ward Hayden and the Outliers, Patrick Sweany, Juanita Stein (Australia), Star Parks
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  • Backbeat Tours' Memphis Mojo Tour celebrates Memphis Music Month, 1:30PM
    Everyone gets to join the band with souvenir egg shakers + a live street performance at Galloway United Methodist Church, near the Johnny Cash statue, in the historic Cooper-Young District.
    Tickets 

Tuesday, October 6th

Thursday, October 8th

  • ILOVEMEMPHISBLOG.COM Memphis Musician Feature

  • Stax Music Academy's Throwback Thursday celebrating Memphis Music Month on fB @staxmusicacademy

  • Downtown Dinner + Music Series South Main, 5PM -7PM
    • Southern Avenue at Huling Ave + S Main St
    • Marvin Frank at S Main St. + E Pontotoc
    • J Buck at S Main Street @ I AM A MAN MURAL
    • Michelle Shrader at S Front St + E Pontotoc Ave

Friday, October 9th 

  • Backbeat Tours' Memphis Mojo Tour celebrates Memphis Music Month, 1:30PM
    Everyone gets to join the band with souvenir egg shakers + a live street performance at Galloway United Methodist Church, near the Johnny Cash statue, in the historic Cooper-Young District.
    Tickets 

Saturday, October, 10th

  • Levitt Shell/Orion Shell Stream Series W/ Memphis Music Trivia
    7:30PM CST FB Live
    The Greyhounds & The Dirty Streets
    Tune in

  • Backbeat Tours' Memphis Mojo Tour celebrates Memphis Music Month, 1:30PM
    Everyone gets to join the band with souvenir egg shakers + a live street performance at Galloway United Methodist Church, near the Johnny Cash statue, in the historic Cooper-Young District. 
    Tickets 

Sunday, October 11th

  • Stephen Lee & Friends at The Grove at GPAC w/ 5PM, Memphis Giveaways to the 1st 100 attendees 

Tuesday, October 13th

  •  ILOVEMEMPHISBLOG.COM Memphis Music Feature 

  • WYXR, 91.7FM, Presents an All-Day Celebration of Memphis Music Month

Wednesday, October 14th

Thursday, October 15th 

Friday, October 16th 

  • The Legendary Sun Studio - A behind the scenes tour of the Birthplace of Rock N Roll, 7pm, fB Live, @memphistravel    

  • Backbeat Tours' Memphis Mojo Tour celebrates Memphis Music Month, 1:30PM
    Everyone gets to join the band with souvenir egg shakers + a live street performance at Galloway United Methodist Church, near the Johnny Cash statue, in the historic Cooper-Young District. 
    Tickets 

  • Stax Music Academy’s Songwriting Showdown for Teens Contest theme: Rep Our City. More information fB @staxmusicacademy 

Saturday, October, 17th

  • The Orpheum’s Women of Soul Concert Feat. Karen Brown & D’Monet, 7PM

  • Levitt Shell/Orion Shell Stream Series W/ Memphis Music Trivia
    7:30PM CST FB Live
    Country Blues Festival
    Tune in

  • Backbeat Tours' Memphis Mojo Tour celebrates Memphis Music Month, 1:30PM
    Everyone gets to join the band with souvenir egg shakers + a live street performance at Galloway United Methodist Church, near the Johnny Cash statue, in the historic Cooper-Young District. 
    Tickets 

Sunday, October 18th 

Tuesday, October 20th 

Thursday, October 22nd

  • Downtown Dinner + Music Series, 5PM -7PM 

    • Adajyo @ Union Ave + 2nd Street
    • Deborah Swiney @ Union Ave + Rendezvous Alley
    • Life, Explicit @ 2nd St Near Barbaro Alley
    • Tori Whodat @ S Main Near Gayoso Ave 

Friday, October 23rd

  • Backbeat Tours' Memphis Mojo Tour celebrates Memphis Music Month, 1:30PM
    Everyone gets to join the band with souvenir egg shakers + a live street performance at Galloway United Methodist Church, near the Johnny Cash statue, in the historic Cooper-Young District. 
    Tickets 

Saturday, October 24th 

  • Levitt Shell/Orion Shell Stream Series W/ Memphis Music Trivia
    7:30PM CST FB Live
    The Nick Black Band
    Tune in

  • Ameri’Kana Fest Feat. The Sensational Barnes Brothers, Marcella Simien, & Cedric Burnside fB Live 

  • Backbeat Tours' Memphis Mojo Tour celebrates Memphis Music Month, 1:30PM
    Everyone gets to join the band with souvenir egg shakers + a live street performance at Galloway United Methodist Church, near the Johnny Cash statue, in the historic Cooper-Young District.  
    Tickets 

Tuesday, October 27th

Wednesday, October 28th

  • David Less + Robert Gordon: A Memphis Music Conversation, Live from The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 7 PM CST, fB @staxmuseum 

  • Midtownmemphis.org’s Mojo Awards, 7PM on fB Live

Thursday, October 29th 

Friday, October 30th 

  • Backbeat Tours' Memphis Mojo Tour celebrates Memphis Music Month, 1:30PM
    Everyone gets to join the band with souvenir egg shakers + a live street performance at Galloway United Methodist Church, near the Johnny Cash statue, in the historic Cooper-Young District. 
    Tickets 

Saturday, October, 31st

  • Levitt Shell/Orion Shell Stream Series W/ Memphis Music Trivia
    7:30PM CST FB Live
    Marcella and Her Lovers
    ​​​​​​​Tune in

  • Backbeat Tours' Memphis Mojo Tour celebrates Memphis Music Month, 1:30PM
    Everyone gets to join the band with souvenir egg shakers + a live street performance at Galloway United Methodist Church, near the Johnny Cash statue, in the historic Cooper-Young District. 
    Tickets