Mempho Music Fest 2017 / Adrian Berryhill

MEMPHO Music Festival

Samantha Crespo | June, 2018
"After an 8-hour drive, we stayed in Germantown and could not get over how nice it was – we are in love with that town! Next, the venue: you could not have picked a better place for a fall festival. Shelby Farms by itself is an amazing place to visit. The layout of the festival grounds could not have better. The vendors were all top notch. The VIP area and experience was over-the-top, and I really enjoyed participating in the charity auction at Mempho.  If we could have seen the second stage, we would not have left the couch all weekend. We are looking forward to another great lineup and experience next year. Thanks again for a great weekend!"
-Jeff from Orange Beach, AL 


Mempho is Memphis’ newest music festival, scheduled for October 19-20, 2019. In its inaugural year, 2017, it was nominated for “Best New Festival” at the FestX Awards. There’s more you should know about Mempho, but let’s start with the most important: the line-up.


Headlining this years festival on Saturday night will be the Raconteurs, fronted by Jack White with Sunday's headliner being Grammy Award-winning Brandi Carlile. 


In addition to the a-list national acts, Mempho Music Festival is still making this music festival as Memphis as ever. Each year they honor a Memphis Music entity. With Stax in 2017, Royal Studios last year and now, for Memphis' Bicentennial, the honor goes to Sun Studio, where rock 'n' roll was created. Don't miss the Sun Studio Tribute Sunday afternoon featuring: Jerry Phillips, Jason D. Williams, Amy Lavere, David Brookings, John Paul Keith, Will Sexton, Lahna Deering, Seth Moody, George Sluppick and Graham Winchester. 


Seeing the line-up is enough to get music fans excited, but imagine how being at Mempho feels: 

You’re in Shelby Farms Park, a 4,500-acre green space full of lakes, lawns and trails to explore (plus a treetop adventure course, horseback rides, SUP and kayak rentals and more). This also means that you can valet your bike should you arrive on two wheels. 

Within the festival area, you’re surrounded by three live music stages, food and art bazaars (plus creative installations by local artists), a craft beer tent and the Incendia Fire Dome, which manipulates flame to create a mesmerizing glow.

Mempho Music Festival / Alex Shansky
Mempho Music Fest Couple / Alex Shansky
Musician in crowd at Mempho Music Festival / Adrian Berryhill
The MEMPHO experience ties together music, food and nature.


Here’s what we love about Mempho's ticket options: You can totally customize your Mempho experience. Nab a single-day general admission ticket. Go Super VIP for private performances and meet-and-greets with musicians, catered meals and complimentary massages.