Memphis, TN: The third annual grassroots local music and cultural festival known as Bristerfest
returns to the historic Levitt Shell in Overton Park on Saturday and Sunday, April 27th and 28th
from 1:00-10:00p.m. featuring over forty performances in two days.
This year, organizers have planned for more fun visitor experience and more innovation with a
Silent Disco, a moon-bounce for kids, a mist-tent to keep you cooled off, a hookah lounge for
adults and the Amurica photobooth. Facepainting and henna art will also be at the festival.
Local artisans will be vending as well as nonprofits giving demonstrations.
The festival benefits a local nonprofit, GrowMemphis, with a portion of the proceeds from
ticket sales. Last year Bristerfest raised over $3,000 for GrowMemphis to help build and
support urban community gardens to ensure all Memphians have access to fresh, healthy, local
food. Bristerfest has plans to become the most environmentally friendly festival in Memphis.
The music at Bristerfest comes from the diverse multicultural background that is Memphis.
You can expect everything from blues to reggae, bluegrass to gospel, hip-hop, rock, jam, Latin,
country, folk, jazz and soul. Headliners include Rising Star Fife & Drum Band, FreeWorld,
Blind Mississippi Morris, Agori Tribe and Incredible Hook. Late night Silent Disco DJs will
mashup everything from Top40 to dubstep, house and trap to hip-hop. There will also be
performances by authentic Aztec dance troupe, Danza Azteca de Quetzalcoatl, and fire dancers.
To eat there will be foodtrucks serving everything from BBQ nachos and funnel-cakes to
hushpuppies and fried Oreos. For health-conscious visitors and nutrient-rich snacks, Balewas
Vegan Gourmet and Cosmic Coconut will be serving vegetarian and organic food options.
This is a family friendly event. Kids 10 and under are in free.
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