Mempho Music Fest 2017 / Adrian Berryhill

MEMPHO Music Festival

Note: The 2020 Mempho Music Festival has been postponed due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. The festival will return in 2021, so stay tuned for updates and the lineup announcement. 

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 been 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. Its 2020 date has been postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19, but past attendees expect great things when Mempho returns. After all, in its inaugural year (2017), Mempho was nominated for “Best New Festival” at the FestX Awards. Its unique setting at Memphis' Shelby Farms Park and diverse lineup have everything to do with that. Since its inception, Mempho has hosted acts from Janelle Monae to Brandi Carlile, Wu-Tang Clan to The Raconteurs. And you can always count on this fest to spotlight local musicians through specially curated sets. Past local spotlights have featured Memphis luminaries including DJ Paul of Three 6 Mafia, blues legend Bobby Rush and the alt/country/rock band Lucero.


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. In other words, a one-of-a-kind venue for an unforgettable live music experience. 

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.