(NEWS RELEASE) – What a selection of music we have this year! Saturday, September 14 is the date for the biggest party of the summer – otherwise known as the Evolve Bank & Trust Cooper Young Festival! Seventeen musical acts on three stages – this year’s music is hot, hot, hot.
The Main Stage kicks off with the amazing Obruni Dance Band at 11:15 a.m. and goes on throughout the day highlighting some of the best of best and several new, upcoming artists in Memphis. Be sure to see CY resident, Tamar Love with Mama Honey midday and the amazing young man band, Under the Radar, that is taking the United States by storm at 3:15 p.m. We are excited to have The ShotGunBillys as our headliner bringing their high energy Southern rock with an Arkansas handshake to our Main Stage. Their album, Mississippi, will be out late August 2019. Main Stage is located directly in front of the Young Avenue Deli on Young Avenue.
The Memphis Grizzlies Stage will be highlighting Stephen Chopek, whose latest album Begin the Glimmer, was released October 2018. As well as Robenx, the amazing international rap star that uses his music to counter the effects of bullying and closing up the stage at 4:30 p.m. is Alice Hasen and the Blaze. Alice Hasen releases her debut solo album, Violintro on September 7, 2019 – just a week before Cooper Young Fest! The album was recorded in late March at Ardent Studios with Mike Wilson as engineer. The Memphis Grizzlies Stage is located at the intersection of Young Avenue and Meda Street.
CYFest is a proud partner of the We Are Memphis – The New Century of Soul this year! The stage located in the First Congo Church parking lot will highlight a ton of Memphis bands changing the look of soul music. You don’t want to miss indie pop singer, Harlan, kickoff the music at 12:15 p.m. Be sure to get in on the horns of the Lucky 7 Brass Band. Swamp soul songstress, Marcella & Her Lovers, will also be gracing this stage. Longtime Memphis favorite, James Godwin with James & The Ultrasounds, will be wrapping up this stage with their garage rock medleys.
Music Lineup for the Main Stage:
- 11:15 a.m. Obruni Dance Band
- 12:15 p.m. Amber McCain Band
- 1:15 p.m. Mama Honey
- 2:15 p.m. Seeing Red
- 3:15 p.m. Under the Radar
- 4:15p.m. Fevertree
- 5:15p.m. HEADLINER – The ShotGunBillys
Music Lineup for the Memphis Grizzlies Stage:
- 12:30 p.m. Amy Jamison
- 1:30 p.m. Stephen Chopek
- 2:30 p.m. Robenx
- 3:30 p.m. Brother Levee
- 4:30 p.m. Alice Hasen and the Blaze
Music Lineup for the We Are Memphis – A New Century of Soul Stage:
- 12:15 p.m. Harlan
- 1:15 p.m. Lucky 7 Brass Band
- 2:15 p.m. Marcella & Her Lovers
- 3:15 p.m. CMajor
- 4:15 p.m. James & The Ultrasounds
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 most anticipated party of the summer located in Memphis’ largest historic district.
Thank you to our sponsors for making this year’s Cooper Young Festival possible. Sponsors for the 2019 Cooper Young Festival are Evolve Bank and Trust, Commercial Appeal, CW30, MEM200 – A New Century of Soul, Sprouts Farmers Market, Memphis Grizzlies, Gold Peak Tea, Jim Keras Subaru, Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, Metro by T-Mobile, Southland Park Gaming and Racing, Memphis Animal Clinic, Focal Point, Mold Terminator, Lasik Vision Institute, Direct Auto & Life Insurance, Launch Chiropractic, Herbi-Systems, Inc., See Eyewear, Ounce of Hope, Epicenter, ProShow Systems, Rock 102.7, 101.9 Kiss FM, News Radio 600 WREC, Delta Ice Services and Toof American Digital Printing.
Festival starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 7:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.cooperyoungfestival.com.