MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The city of Memphis announced a free summer concert series downtown.
Grammy winner PJ Mortion will headline the first show at the newly renovated W.C. Handy Park on Saturday, June 5. Other performers include Saint Paul and the Broken Bones, The Wooten Brothers, Marc Broussard and David Ryan Harris.
Local musicians will be paired with the headliners during each show.
Kevin Kane, the president of Memphis Tourism, said the goal “is to create a unique opportunity to showcase Memphis music by putting silenced artists and musicians back to work.”
Kane went on to say that music is the “core motivator” for tourists who visit Memphis.
Organizers expect the concert series to bring big crowds back to Beale Street and bring visitors to hotels, restaurants and other businesses.
GET LOUD! CONCERT SERIES CALENDAR
Saturday, June 5th
Marcella & Her Lovers
Thursday, July 1st
Victor Wooten, Joseph Wooten, Roy “Futureman’
Wooten, Regi Wooten, The Wooten Brothers,
Thursday, June 10th
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Thursday, July 8th
Amy LaVere & Will Sexton
Thursday, June 17th
David Ryan Harris
Thursday, July 22nd
Thursday, June 24th
Rebirth Brass Band
Chinese Connection Dub Embassy
Thursday, August 12th