Grammy-nominated Memphis blues act Southern Avenue has announced a hometown headlining show at Radians Amphitheatre at the Memphis Botanic Garden on Friday, May 14th. The performance will mark the band’s first public show in its hometown since before the coronavirus-imposed live music shutdown began last March.
As the band explains in an announcement post, “This is one of the first outdoor shows in Memphis since the pandemic hit and will be a socially distanced event in a safe, outdoor environment.”
The general admission shows will be seated in the now-familiar “pod” style, with no more than six people to a pod. Pods will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.
Tickets to see Southern Avenue headline Radians Amphitheater in Memphis go on sale this Friday, March 19th, at 10:00 a.m. CT. For ticketing details and more information about the show, head here.
As the event website notes, “Guidelines set forth by the CDC and the Shelby County Health Department will be followed. Safety measures include a mask policy consistent with health directives, reduced capacity to 15%, contactless ticketing and entry, and socially distanced pod seating, hand sanitizing stations, and mandatory social distancing.”
After a long lockdown, Southern Avenue has been starting to wade back into the waters of live performances. The band also recently signed a record deal with Renew Records/BMG. Drummer Tikyra “Tk” Jackson also released her debut solo single, “No More Fear“, in August of 2020, and was elected Governor for the Recording Academy‘s Memphis chapter.
Even during the gig-less spring/summer of 2020, Southern Avenue managed to entertain fans with various home performances. Watch the band’s full performance from virtual festival Justice Comes Alive here.
For more information on Southern Avenue, head to the band’s website here.