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Memphis Music and Heritage Festival

There’s no doubt about it: Memphis residents are fiercely proud of their town’s strong music background. Not only is Memphis the King of Rock’s (yes, Elvis) birthplace and Graceland’s permanent home, but Memphis culture also spawned the long-running careers and reputations of country crooner Johnny Cash and countrified-pop pianist Jerry Lee Lewis. The Memphis Music and Heritage Festival takes place every year to celebrate these things, and much more. The organizers take into account every notable aspect of Memphis’ appeal, including music, art, food and dance. The festival is open to the public and free of charge, taking place in the center of Downtown Memphis from Peabody Place to Gayoso Avenue on Main Street.

The Memphis Music & Heritage Festival will feature six indoor and outdoor stages with all genres of music, including blues, jazz, gospel, rockabilly, soul and more. In addition, there will be a Cooking Stage, featuring regional recipes and ethnic fare, Talkers Corner: where storytellers, quilters, baseball players and musicians discuss their craft with audiences, Dance Performances, demonstration booths, and music and songwriting workshops.