Memphis, TN’s Mempho Music Festival has announced the lineup for its 2021 event, set to take place on October 1st–3rd. The 2021 edition of the event will move across town from its former home at Shelby Farms Park and set up shop at the Radians Amphitheater at Memphis Botanic Garden.
The 2021 edition of Mempho will feature headliners Widespread Panic (two nights) and The Avett Brothers in addition to performances by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Black Pumas, Lucinda Williams, Moon Taxi, Julien Baker, Waxahatchee, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Will Hoge, Liz Brasher, Southern Avenue, The City Champs, and Dirty Streets.
[UPDATE 6/2/21]: Mempho Music Festival announced on Wednesday that Billy Strings, The Wilkins Sisters, and Lucky 7 Brass have also joined the lineup for the 2021 event.
The announcement makes Mempho the latest in a slew of festivals that have recently announced late-2021 dates following last year’s mostly silent festival season. Keep tabs on the ever-developing reopening picture here.
As festival organizers noted in a press release, “The festival is working closely with local and state health officials to ensure a safe and unparalleled experience for all attendees. For up-to-date information about Mempho Music Festival, including safety information and protocols, tickets, and VIP packages, visit memphofest.com.”
Early Bird and Tier 1 advance price tickets for Mempho Fest 2021 were announced in February and sold out in record time. Tier 2 three-day General Admission and VIP tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased for $185 and $585, respectively. VIP ticket packages include access to a dedicated VIP area presented by Orion; access to a viewing area in front of the main stage; complimentary VIP parking; $100 in Mempho Bucks to be used on food and beverages or Mempho merch; catered hors d’oeuvres; access to a private bar serving premium craft beer, wine, and cocktails; air-conditioned restrooms; WiFi and charging stations; and a dedicated VIP entrance. Tickets can be purchased through memphofest.com/tickets and Ticketmaster.
For more information and 2021 ticketing details, head to the Mempho Music Festival website.
In the meantime, you can get excited for the October return of Mempho with a gallery of beautiful photos from the last installment of the festival in 2019.
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[Originally published 4/28/21]