Memphis Music Industry


Cooper Young Festival 2016

  • Date: September 17, 2016
  • Time: 09:00
  • Location Cooper Young Historic District 2120 Young Avenue
  • Venue: Cooper Young Festival

Saturday, September 17 for a day of music at the biggest party of the summer. September 17 is the date of this year’s Cooper Young Festival presented by Evolve Bank and Trust. What a selection of music we have! Twenty musical acts on three stages – it doesn’t get better than this.

The Main Stage kicks off at 11:15 am with the Latin and Cuban folk of Los Cantadores before new pop sensation Brennan Villines. Detective Bureau, a top local jazz fusion collective is next, followed seamlessly by the international funk of Hope Clayburn’s Soul Scrimmage. The energy will stay high with rock ‘n’ roll favorites James & the Ultrasounds before soulful chanteuse Susan Marshall takes the stage with special guests in tow. The Main Stage wraps with this year’s headliner, power rock trio Dirty Streets, fresh off a major European tour. The Main Stage is located in front of Young Avenue Deli.

The Memphis Grizzlies have teamed up with Goner Records this year. Expect to see a wide variety of internationally known bands that are on the Goner label. Expect to see some surprise appearances by the Memphis Grizzlies. Be sure to catch Guitar Wolf straight in from Nagasaki, Japan at 4:30 pm. Tons of raw, underground talent here with years of experience. The Grizzlies/Goner Stage is located at the intersection of Young Avenue and Meda Street.

Mulan Bistro is hosting the stage located in the First Congo Church parking lot. This lineup brings a ton of hometown favorites! New Madjack Records artist Brandon Taylor gets things started and you have to be sure to witness the Reverend John Wilkins, a gospel/blues guitar legend at 1:30 pm. This stage will continue to highlight many of the top songwriters in Memphis, concluding with swamp soul princess Marcella Simien and local Americana supergroup Motel Mirrors!

Music Lineup for the Main Stage:
11:15 Los Cantadors
12:15 Brennan Villines
1:15 Detective Bureau
2:15 Hope Clayburn
3:15 James and the Ultrasounds
4:15 Susan Marshall w/special guest, Reba Russell
5:15 HEADLINER – Dirty Streets

Music Lineup for the Memphis Grizzlies/Goner Records Stage:
12:30 Chickasaw Mound
1:30 Mark Edgar Stuart
2:30 Alicja Pop
3:30 Tyler Keith and the Apostles
4:30 Guitar Wolf

Music Lineup for the Mulan Bistro Stage:
11:15 Brandon Taylor
12:00 Jana Jana
12:45 Me and Leah
1:30 Rev. John Wilkins
2:15 Grace Askew
3:00 Dave Cousar
3:45 Marcella & Her Lovers
4:30 Motel Mirrors

Cooper Young Festival is the best place to spend this day in September enjoying some great Memphis music, shopping, people watching, patio sitting, dancing and hanging out with friends. Don’t miss the biggest most anticipated party of the summer located in hip-storic Cooper Young.

Thank you to our sponsors for making this year’s Cooper Young Festival possible. The 2016 Evolve Bank & Trust Cooper Young Festival is sponsored by the Commercial Appeal, Miller Lite, Memphis Grizzlies, Jim Keras Subaru, Summer Winds Resorts, Wizard’s, Methodist Healthcare, Southland Park Gaming and Racing, Lasik Vision Institute, Mulan Bistro, Local ABC 24, Local Cares, CW 30, Rock 103, 101.9 Kiss FM, News Radio 600 WREC, 1409 Posh Boutique – MS, Delta Ice Services, ProShow Systems, Toof American Digital Printing, Parcels @ Concourse, Ideal Image and The Wootton Clinic.

Festival starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 7:00 p.m. For more information,