Summer concert series to bring live music to W.C. Handy Park on Beale Street


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.

The free shows are the result of a partnership between the state, Memphis Tourism, Downtown Memphis Commission and businesses along Beale Street.

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.

Saturday, June 5th
PJ Morton
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
The MD’s

Thursday, July 8th
Paul Thorn
Amy LaVere & Will Sexton

Thursday, June 17th
David Ryan Harris
Thursday, July 22nd
Son Little

Thursday, June 24th
Rebirth Brass Band
Chinese Connection Dub Embassy

Thursday, August 12th
Marc Broussard

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