Posted: Aug 27, 2003 11:07 pm
The Center For Southern Folklore's 16th Annual Memphis Music & Heritage Festival -- downtown Memphis -- FREE
Friday, Aug. 29th. Inside the Center (119 South Main Street): Equoia Coleman, 5 p.m.; Spirit of Memphis Quartet, 6 p.m.; Roy Harper and Johnny Bellar, 7 p.m.; Smoochy Smith, Paul Burlison, and Company, 8 p.m.; Valencia Robinson with CJ and Kwest, 9 p.m.; Joyce Cobb, 10 p.m.
Trolley Stage (on Main Street between Gayoso and Peabody Place Avenue): Cooley’s House, 12:15 p.m.; Neptune’s Army featuring Ed Finney, 1:15 p.m.; Nancy Apple, 2:15 p.m.; The Obys, 3:15 p.m.; AIMS Gang with Clara, 4:15 p.m.; Sid Selvidge, 5:15 p.m.; Daddy Mack Blues Band, 6:15 p.m.; Memphix, 8:00 p.m.; Disco Hound, 8:15 p.m.; Al Kapone and Kavious, 9 p.m.; Reigning Sound, 10 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 30th. Inside the Center: Johnny Yancey Sanctuary Jazz Orchestra, 1 p.m.; Chinese Ehru and Gu Chin Instruments with vocalist Deborah Pan, 2 p.m.; Brown Sugar, 3 p.m.; DiAnne Price & her Boyfriends, 4 p.m.; daDDrum, 5 p.m.; the Eddie Bond Country Music Show, 6 p.m.; the Vance Ensemble, 7 p.m.; Orange Mound Jazz Messengers, 8 p.m.; Kate Campbell and Vaneese Thomas, 9 p.m.; the Thomas Family with Carla, Marvell, and Vaneese, 10 p.m.
Trolley Stage: Blind Mississippi Morris and Brad Webb, 12:15 p.m.; $7 Sox, 1:15 p.m.; Barbara Blue, 2:15 p.m.; Roy Harper and Johnny Bellar, 3:15 p.m.; the Masqueraders, 4:15 p.m.; the Fieldstones, 5:15 p.m.; Freeworld with Herman Green, 6:15 p.m.; Jerry and Mike Kattawar, 7:15 p.m.; Sonny Burgess and the Pacers, 8:15 p.m.; the Bluff City Backsliders, 9:15 p.m.; Exodus, 10:15 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 31st. Inside the Center: David Evans and Jobie Kilzer, 1 p.m.; Kelley Hurt and Chris Parker, 2 p.m.; the Sensational 6, 3 p.m.; Memphis Klezmer Orchestra, 4 p.m.; the Pilgrim Wonders, 5 p.m.; Jim Dickinson with the Reigning Sound, 6 p.m.; Billy Lee Riley, 7 p.m.; Darrell Petties with Strength and Praise, 8 p.m.; Kate Campbell, 9 p.m.; Domingo Montez and Los Cantadores, 10 p.m.
Trolley Stage: New Olivet Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir, 2:15 p.m.; Mark Lemhouse and Scott Bomar, 3:15 p.m.; Bella Sun, 4:15 p.m.; Billy Gibson and David Bowen, 5:15 p.m.; the Beau Crouch Jazz Trio, 6:15 p.m.; Jackie Johnson, 7:15 p.m.; Jason D. Williams, 8:15 p.m.; Monsieur Jeffrey Evans and ’68 Comeback, 9:15 p.m.
What else can southern culture fans expect? A folk art show from the Who-ha Da-da Arts Collective (a reception with music from the Beau Crouch Jazz Trio at the Center on Thursday, August 28th kicks off the festival), TAJJ Championship Wrestling on Main Street, Choctaw Indian dancers, Chinese martial arts demonstrations, a ping pong exhibition, Mexican folk dances and appearances from the Salsa Memphis Dance Company and the Spirit of Life Performing Arts, quilting demos by Hattie Childress, talks by Annie McDaniel and Joe Scott, Dr. Bob’s art truck, and paintings by Joe Light, Bucket Man, and dozens more. At the Viking Culinary Institute, festival goers can sample Choctaw fry bread, Romanian delicacies from Leonid Saharovici, and Ella Kizzie’s peach cobbler.
For more information, call 525-FOLK or go to http://www.SouthernFolklore.com