Month: March 2018

April 26: John Paul Keith with Special Guests

With Art Edmaiston and Kirk Smothers on saxophones, Gerald Stephens on piano and organ, Preston Rumbaugh on bass, and Shawn Zorn on drums, John Paul Keith brings his new big band with horns to the Pure Memphis Music Series, playing a mix of Memphis-centric classics, plus new arrangements of the original music from John Paul’s four solo albums, including his latest, Heart Shaped Shadow. All Pure Memphis Music shows are 21 and up.

All Pure Memphis Music shows are 21 and up. Doors open at 6:30pm. Music Starts promptly at 7:30pm. The Pure Memphis Music Series is made possible thanks to The Downtown Memphis Commission.

May 10: Cameron Bethany

Cameron Bethany cherishes music like a childhood wonder stashed in a treasure box hidden somewhere between a voice trained in the church, a heart pained by repression, and a soul straining to fly free. He brings the new Memphis sound to the Pure Memphis Music Series May 10.

All Pure Memphis Music shows are 21 and up. Doors open at 6:30pm. Music Starts promptly at 7:30pm. The Pure Memphis Music Series is made possible thanks to The Downtown Memphis Commission.

May 24: Amy Black

Amy Black made her lifelong love affair with Memphis music official with her 2017 album ‘Memphis,’ produced and engineered by GRAMMY-nominated Scott Bomar. Living Blues Magazine calls it “expertly crafted and passionately sung,” “worth visiting again and again.” She’ll bring her mix of “Saturday-night sultriness and Sunday-morning gospel” to the Pure Memphis Music Series on May 24.  

All Pure Memphis Music shows are 21 and up. Doors open at 6:30pm. Music Starts promptly at 7:30pm. The Pure Memphis Music Series is made possible thanks to The Downtown Memphis Commission.

April 12 : Don Bryant Featuring The Bo-keys

Memphis soul and Hi Records hitmaker Don Bryant returned to prominence in 2017 with ‘Don’t Give Up on Love,’ his first release in decades. The album was created in honor of Bryant’s wife of 43 years, the incomparable Ann Peebles. There’s no better way to see him than with The Bo-Keys, so you won’t want to miss this night of Pure Memphis Music.

All Pure Memphis Music shows are 21 and up. Doors open at 6:30pm. Music Starts promptly at 7:30pm. The Pure Memphis Music Series is made possible thanks to The Downtown Memphis Commission.