MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Set up has begun for the third annual Mempho Music Festival. The two-day festival features a variety of artists and bands in a premiere location of Shelby Farms Park. More than 15,000 people attended last year, and organizers expect that number to rise.
“So with Mempho, we always like to try to bring artists to the table that have a relationship or a history with Memphis. Most of all the acts that are here have either recorded in Memphis, have spent some time in Memphis,” said Mike Smith, Production Manager for Mempho Music Festival.
Some of those acts include Wu-Tang Clan, Margo Price, PJ Morton, and award-winning internationally known, The Raconteurs.
“Every year after the event we’ve had a poll that asked the people that come who they would like to see and what they would like to happen and we’ve got quite a few acts this year that came directly from those polls,” Smith explained.
Festival goers can see more food vendors, better parking, and a sports lounge that will show all of the University of Memphis football games or other college football games this weekend that you may think you’ll miss by coming to the festival.
Tickets are still on sale. Single Day General Admission is $65 and General Admission for weekend passes is $109 dollars. Single VIP is $165 (limited availability) and General Admission is $109, VIP $264 (limited availability), and SUPERVIP $479 (limited availability).
“Right now, still at MemphoFest.com you can enter the code ‘friend’ and receive a 25% off discount if you’re a student of the University of Memphis or anyone hearing this message right now,” Smith explained.
That discount is expected to add some relief to college students who may have not been able to afford it.
“I think it would be fun, if I had known about it earlier I probably would have got some tickets and tried to come, because I’ve never been to a music fest so it would be a cool experience I feel like,” said Josiah Crutchfield, a sophomore from University of Memphis.
Farm Road will close from Mullins Station just North of Walnut Grove starting at 8:00 a.m. Saturday and will reopen by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, October 20th.