MEMPHIS, Tenn (localmemphis.com) - Shelby Farms hosted the first major music event Friday night with the inaugural Mempho Music Festival.
The two-day event, created by a Memphis native, features two stages for national and local artists. Organizers said they expect as many as 10,000 people to attend.
Friday's lineup included Stax Academy Band, Southern Avenue, Star and Micey, Bishop Briggs, Cold War Kids and Cage the Elephant.
The weather was ideal for music fans to come out and see some of their favorite artists perform. Many rolled out their blankets and enjoyed food and drinks.
Mempho Music Festival is the first major event at Shelby Farms, but park officials said this is the kind of thing they've been wanting to host for years.
"I think the location is really good because it's just very open," said Rae Burajas of Cordova.
"I love the nature aspect of this festival, just how there's two different stages, a great mixture of local bands and also bigger bands. I think there's lot of potential for years to come," said Sonia Hopkins of Memphis.
The first night of Mempho Music Fest wrapped up with headliner Cage the Elephant.
Gates are expected to open at noon Saturday for the final day.
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