Festival season is upon us, and there’s a lot to look forward in the Memphis music world this summer. One of the biggest events of the year—WEVL Blues on the Bluff—is coming back in a big way for 2018, and we are really looking forward to it. Here’s what you need to know about the biggest blues party of the year in Memphis!
Blues, brews and BBQ
Memphis residents are eagerly anticipating the 30th annual Blues on the Bluff on Saturday, July 21. Bring your lawn chairs, lay out your picnic blanket and enjoy an incredible night of music on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. You can expect an eclectic mix that runs the gamut from blues and soul to rock and alternative.
The festival takes place on the grounds of the Memphis Metal Museum, an open expanse of grassy lawns and tall trees that sits atop the bluffs just south of downtown and has a spectacular view of the river. Free guarded parking will be available nearby.
As for the food and drink on offer, the Central BBQ food truck will be on location to serve its award-winning BBQ and much more. Non-alcoholic drinks, wine and beer will all be available, including a limited-edition craft brew from Memphis Made Brewing, a local brewing company that is the official beer sponsor of the event.
2018 Blues on the Bluff
Blues on the Bluff is put on by WEVL 89.9 FM, Memphis’ only independent, listener-supported radio station for blues, rock, country, bluegrass and Americana. The event is essentially a fun-filled fundraiser for the 42-year-old radio station, and all proceeds from Blues on the Bluff will go toward the station’s continued operation. There will be a silent auction on the day of the event where you can bid on art, musical performances, merchandise and gift certificates from restaurants, shops and venues all over town.
Check out this year’s lineup!
- Lightnin’ Malcolm 6:30 PM
- The Kenny Brown Band 8:00 PM
- Marcella & Her Lovers 9:35 PM
Advance ticket sales will be available tonight until midnight!