Each Labor Day Weekend the Center for Southern Folklore produces the Memphis Music & Heritage Festival. It is the Center’s signature event. With urban Memphis as our backdrop we showcase and celebrate the music, culture, arts, and rhythms of the Memphis/Delta region.
On six stages we present musicians, dancers,cooks, talkers, poets, folk artists, workshops, andcraft vendors giving festival-goers a chance to celebrate Memphis’ musical roots and also enjoy many contemporary twists to our musical heritage.
As one first time festival goer said, “The Festival fits the entire spirit of the city into a few downtown blocks. It feels like we’re in some big metropolitan city, It’s really refreshing to see people who are warm to each other, just listen to music and relax.” That’s the way it’s supposed to be. After people leave the Festival, they see each other differently. Their lives change, and for the better.
Click here to Volunteer for this year’s festival!