MEMPHIS, TN – Sept. 30, 2020 – Memphis Tourism, the official destination marketing agency for Memphis and Shelby County, is relaunching Memphis Music Month in 2020 with the agency’s Music Hub driving live and socially distanced music events, along with digital music experiences.
Originally activated by the Memphis Music Foundation, this campaign encourages all facets of the community and beyond to celebrate all things Memphis music in big ways and small during the month of October.
Music is the primary travel motivator for the Memphis destination and is a part of the city’s cultural fabric and global identity. Memphis Tourism’s Music Hub was created to connect the current local musicians, music venues, and music organizations with visitors.
This year’s official Memphis Music Month calendar includes Downtown Dinner + Music, a live, acoustic, and safely distanced music series produced by the Downtown Memphis Commission. Encouraging locals to dine in or carry out, this series of events will allow locals to support restaurants and musicians impacted by COVID-19 and be energized by live Memphis music along the way. The lineup will include Grammy-nominated Memphis artists Southern Avenue, Adajyo and others.
Other official events include: behind-the-scenes virtual tours at Memphis attractions, social media takeovers by Memphis musicians, a day of Memphis music programming from WYXR 91.7FM, a Saturday night streamed series by The Levitt Shell, a jazz concert with giveaways at The Grove at GPAC, The Orpheum’s Women of Soul concert, plus a new bi-weekly music feature from ilovememphisblog.com. Visitors to the city can take advantage of Memphis Music Month with special hotel and attraction discounts, in addition to special deals from Central Station Hotel & Hotel Indigo.
Beyond the call to celebrate Memphis music daily, the Music Hub campaign will encourage businesses to incorporate Memphis music into their brands and day-to-day operations.
Memphis Tourism’s ilovememphisblog.com will also join in celebrating Memphis Music Month with a new interview series that will give Memphis musicians and artists a platform to showcase their art and talents to the local community and visitors who use the blog as a vacation planning tool.
Partnering with Memphis Tourism and the Music Hub to help bring Memphis Music Month to life include The Levitt Shell, The Grove at GPAC, The Orpheum, WXYR, Downtown Memphis Commission, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, The Hotel Indigo Memphis, Central Station Hotel, Sun Studio and Backbeat Tours.
For more information on the month long celebration of Memphis music, visit www.memphistravel.com/memphis-means-music-month.
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